Consultant and Professor
Department of Orthopedic Surgery
Mayo Clinic and Mayo College of Medicine
Dr. Joaquin Sanchez-Sotelo, MD PhD practices as a Consultant in Orthopedic Surgery at Mayo Clinic (Rochester, MN, USA). Dr. Sanchez-Sotelo was born in Madrid, Spain. He graduated as Medical Doctor from Universidad Autonoma de Madrid Medical School (Spain) and obtained the #1 position in the Spanish National Exam for Medical Graduates in 1992.
Dr. Sanchez-Sotelo completed his Residency Program at Hospital Universitario La Paz and his PhD Program at Universidad Autonoma de Madrid. He was then selected for a fellowship position at Mayo Clinic and completed a two year program in adult reconstruction of the lower (hip and knee) and upper (shoulder and elbow) extremities.
Currently, Dr. Sanchez-Sotelo practices as Consultant in the Department of Orthopedic Surgery at Mayo Clinic, where he is actively involved in outpatient consultations, surgical procedures, research and teaching activities. Dr. Sanchez-Sotelo is also appointed as full Professor at Mayo College of Medicine. He serves as Program Director for the Mayo Clinic Shoulder and Elbow Fellowship, and ViceChairman for the Division of Adult Reconstruction. He has been presented the Mayo Clinic Teacher of the Year Award on two separate occasions and has received other research recognitions in the past, including the Mark B. Coventry, Melvin Post, MidAmerica Orthopedic Association, Knee Society and AAOS Achievement’s Awards.
Dr. Sanchez-Sotelo is member of multiple professional societies, and currently serves as active member of the American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons Membership Committee, as well as Associate Editor for the Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery, the Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Arthroplasty, and the Journal of Orthopedic Trauma.
Dr. Sanchez-Sotelo has published over 175 articles in the peer-reviewed literature in addition to over 50 book chapters. He is co-editor of the most widely read textbook on elbow surgery, “The Elbow and Its Disorders”. Dr. Sanchez-Sotelo just published Mayo Clinic Principles of Shoulder Surgery, a book directed to individuals starting their training in the field of shoulder surgery. He is actively involved in the design of implants for joint replacement and fracture fixation. Dr. Sanchez-Sotelo serves as course co-director for the Mayo Clinic Annual Elbow Course “Teach the teachers”, and the Mayo Clinic Course on Shoulder Tendon Transfers and Complex Rotator Cuff Tears. He has presented his research in numerous occasions at national and international meetings.
Dr. Sanchez-Sotelo has developed a special interest in complex reconstructive surgery of the shoulder and elbow joints, as well as in basic science research related to the genetic and molecular basis of orthopedic conditions, particularly joint stiffness, as well as the biomechanics of shoulder and elbow injuries and implants.
Chairman section for shoulder and elbow surgery, Herlev/Gentofte Hospital, Copenhagen University.
Current president elect of the Danish Orthopedic Society and prior president for the Danish Society for surgery on the shoulder and the elbow (DSSAK), member and former board member of SECEC/ESSSE.
Long time member of the board of the Danish Shoulder Arthroplasty Registry, were all primary and revision shoulder arthroplasty procedures performed in Denmark is registered since 2006.
Head of the shoulder and elbow research group at Herlev/Gentofte Hospital, with a special interest in systematic research on shoulder and elbow implants, their clinical performance and revision free survival.
Author or co-author of more than 60 peer review publications. Author of 5 book-chapters on elbow and shoulder surgery. Specialised in surgical elbow reconstruction, elbow prosthetic and revision surgery, reconstructive shoulder surgery and shoulder prosthetic and revision surgery.
Professor of Orthopaedics at the Keck School of Medicine
of the University of Southern California in Los Angeles, USA
He specializes in the fields of orthopaedic trauma and infection with a particular interest in elbow trauma and reconstruction. He has been practicing at the Los Angeles County & University of Southern California Medical Center, which is one of the busiest level I trauma centers in the USA. Dr. Zalavras has published approximately 100 peer-reviewed manuscripts and 20 book chapters focusing in the topics of trauma and infection and his work has been extensively cited with more than 4,000 citations. Dr. Zalavras has been invited to deliver approximately 100 scientific lectures in conferences in the USA and all over the world. He has been invited as Visiting Professor at the University of Thessaly and University of Athens and as faculty at the AO Research Institute in Davos. Dr. Zalavras was the recipient of distinguished Marshall R. Urist Young Investigator Award by the Association of Bone and Joint Surgeons in 2003 and the Scholar Award by the Musculoskeletal Infection Society and the Association of Bone and Joint Surgeons in 2009. His research work was nominated for the Charles S. Neer II Award by the American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons in 2008 and he was recipient of a Traveling Fellowship Award by the Japanese Orthopaedic Association in 2013. Dr. Zalavras currently serves in the Editorial Board of Clinical Orthopaedics and Related Research (Deputy Editor for Infection) and Journal of Orthopaedic Trauma (Section Editor for Infection). Dr. Zalavras served as president of the Musculoskeletal Infection Society in 2009-2010 and as member of its executive board from 2007 to 2012.