Department and Faculty
The Department of Orthopedic Surgery at Mayo Clinic in Minnesota includes a group of more than 45 surgical, research and clinical consultants. Our physicians work in an integrated and cooperative group practice that cares for more than 66,000 patients annually. This department consistently maintains an excellent reputation in the orthopedic community and in consumer ratings.
There are four specialty areas within the department: adult reconstruction, hand surgery, orthopedic oncology and pediatric orthopedics. Physicians within the department hold joint appointments in radiology, plastic surgery, infectious diseases, oncology, neurologic surgery and pathology. On a regular basis, Mayo Clinic orthopedic surgeons collaborate with specialists in adult reconstruction, pediatrics, sports, trauma, spine, foot, hand, shoulder, elbow, oncology and impairment evaluation.
Our faculty includes five full-time members with different practice specialization, including open and arthroscopic reconstructive shoulder procedures; open and arthroscopic reconstructive elbow procedures; sport-related injuries; and acute shoulder and elbow trauma:
- Diane L. Dahm, M.D.
- Shawn W. O'Driscoll, M.D., Ph.D.
- Joaquin Sanchez-Sotelo, M.D., Ph.D.
- Scott P. Steinmann, M.D.
- John W. Sperling, M.D.
In addition to caring for patients in their clinical practices, faculty members are committed to teaching and facilitating the growth of medical knowledge. Many faculty have published and lectured extensively and are highly regarded in their field.
You will have direct access to the orthopedic surgery faculty at Mayo Clinic throughout your training.
Advisors and Mentors
You will be assigned a faculty advisor who can provide comprehensive educational advice and personal support. Your advisor also will serve as a contact point, introducing you and your family to Rochester and the Mayo Clinic system.
Prominent professors visit Mayo Clinic each year. They present their work during morning, afternoon or evening lectures and participate in hospital activities. You will be encouraged to take full advantage of these opportunities.