Rochester, Minnesota


Sellon.Jacob@mayo.edu Clinical Profile


The research of Jacob L. Sellon, M.D., focuses on the development of diagnostic ultrasound techniques and ultrasound-guided minimally invasive treatments for musculoskeletal conditions, including osteoarthritis and tendon disorders.

Focus areas

  • Ultrasound imaging in the diagnosis of musculoskeletal disorders
  • Ultrasound-guided procedures in the treatment of musculoskeletal disorders
  • Regenerative treatments for musculoskeletal disorders, including platelet-rich plasma

Significance to patient care

Diagnostic musculoskeletal ultrasound has many advantages over other diagnostic imaging techniques, including patient convenience — it can be done in office and combined with clinical evaluation — no potentially harmful radiation, and decreased cost to patients and the health care system.

Currently there are few evidence-based, nonsurgical treatments for many musculoskeletal conditions, such as osteoarthritis and tendinopathy (for example, tennis elbow). However, there are many promising minimally invasive, potentially regenerative treatments, including stem cells and platelet-rich plasma, that require further research. These treatments may provide patients with nonsurgical options that are less expensive, have lower risk and allow faster recovery.


Primary Appointment

  1. Consultant, Department of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation

Joint Appointment

  1. Consultant, Division of Sports Medicine, Department of Orthopedic Surgery

Academic Rank

  1. Assistant Professor of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation


  1. Fellow - Sports Medicine Mayo School of Graduate Medical Education, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine
  2. Resident - Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Mayo School of Graduate Medical Education, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine
  3. Transitional Internship Naval Medical Center
  4. MD Indiana University School of Medicine
  5. BS - Major - Biology (High Distinction); Minor -Kinesiology Indiana University

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