Joaquin Sanchez-Sotelo, MD
Dr. Sanchez-Sotelo practices as Consultant in the Department of Orthopedic Surgery at Mayo Clinic. He is also appointed as Professor at Mayo College of Medicine. He serves as Division Chair of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery, and Chairman of the Orthopedic Research Review Committee at Mayo Clinic, and Liaison for the Department of Orthopedic Surgery with Mayo Clinic Media Relationships. He has been presented the Mayo Clinic Teacher of the Year Award on two separate occasions and has received other awards in the past, including the Mark B. Coventry, Melvin Post, MidAmerica Orthopedic Association, Knee Society, ISOLS 2019, ICSES 2019, AAOS Achievement’s Awards, Course Director for Best Mayo Clinic Course (2017 and 2021), and Digital Educator of the Year at Mayo Clinic 2021.
Dr. Sanchez-Sotelo is member of multiple professional societies. In the past, Dr. Sanchez-Sotelo served as Board Member at large for the American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons (ASES), and he was also recently selected as ASES Vice-President. Dr. Sanchez-Sotelo also serves as Associate Editor for the Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery (JSES), and has served as associated editor for the Journal of Orthopedic Trauma (JOT). He was recently selected as Presidential Guest Speaker for the European Society of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery (SECEC), and Rockwood Lecturer for the 2023 International Congress of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery.
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 and the application of artificial intelligence to shoulder and elbow surgery. Other interest outside orthopedic surgery include music, cooking, ballroom dancing, travelling and reading.
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