Department and Faculty
The Department of Orthopedic Surgery at Mayo Clinic's campus in Rochester, Minnesota, includes a group of more than 50 surgical, research and clinical consultants. Our physicians work in an integrated and cooperative group practice that cares for more than 80,000 patients annually.
In addition to caring for patients in clinical practice, Mayo Clinic's faculty is committed to teaching and facilitating the growth of medical knowledge. Many of our faculty members have published and lectured extensively and are highly regarded in their fields. You work closely with these individuals throughout your training in the Orthopedic Sports Medicine Fellowship.
Our sports medicine faculty includes seven orthopedic surgeons with different practice specializations, including multiligament knee injuries, cartilage repair and regeneration, sports-related shoulder and elbow injuries, hip arthroscopy, and pediatric sports medicine:
- Michael J. Stuart, M.D. (knee)
- Bruce A. Levy, M.D. (knee and hip)
- Aaron J. Krych, M.D. (knee, hip, and shoulder)
- Shawn W. O'Driscoll, M.D., Ph.D. (shoulder and elbow)
- Christopher L. Camp, M.D. (shoulder, elbow, and knee)
- Daniel B. Saris, M.D., Ph.D. (knee)
- Kelechi R. Okoroha, M.D. (hip, knee, shoulder)
Additionally, there are five faculty members from the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation practicing nonoperative sports medicine, including nationally recognized experts in diagnostic and procedural musculoskeletal ultrasound and several dedicated musculoskeletal radiologists with expertise in sports medicine.
Advisers and mentors
Faculty advisers are available to provide comprehensive educational advice and personal support. You meet with your adviser periodically throughout the program to review your progress and career goals, and ensure that your educational needs are being met. Your adviser may serve as a contact point for introducing you and your family to Rochester, Minnesota, and the Mayo Clinic system.
Many prominent professors visit Mayo Clinic each year. They present their work during lectures, participate in hospital rounds and have informal discussions with trainees. You are encouraged to take full advantage of these opportunities.