2017 AAOS-Asociacion Argentina de Ortopedia y Traumatologia (AAOT) Program

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Date: 2-5 December 2017
Location:Buenos Aires, Argentina
Topic:Biologics and Regenerative Medicine
(Hip, Knee, and Shoulder)
AAOS Faculty:William Bugbee, MD
Andreas Gomoll, MD
Bert Mandelbaum, MD
AAOT Faculty:           TBD

AAOS Faculty

Dr. William BugbeeWilliam Bugbee, MD
Scripps Clinic Torrey Pines

William Bugbee, MD, is an orthopedic surgeon with clinical expertise in surgery for arthritis of the hip, knee and ankle, as well as joint replacement and reconstruction. He is also experienced in cartilage restoration and osteochondral allograft transplantation, which uses healthy cartilage to fill in areas of damaged cartilage.

In addition to his clinical practice, Dr. Bugbee has research interests in biologic response to implants, innovation in knee replacement technique and design, osteochondral transplantation, cartilage tissue engineering and biologic joint repair. He has also written extensively on joint reconstruction and osteochondral transplantation.

Dr. Bugbee believes that thoroughly listening to patients is the best way to determine how to help them and seeks to provide patients with the information necessary to make informed decisions about their care.

Dr. Andreas GomollAndreas Gomoll, MD
Brigham and Women's Hospital

Dr. Gomoll is a Board Certified Orthopedic Surgeon at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital. Born and raised in Munich, Germany, he received his medical degree from Ludwig-Maximilians-Universitaet, with additional training in Orthopaedic and Trauma Surgery in Cape Town, South Africa, and Oxford, UK. Dr. Gomoll completed a post-doctoral research fellowship at Brigham and Women’s Hospital before joining the Harvard Combined Orthopaedic Residency Program at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Massachusetts General Hospital.   

Dr. Gomoll is fellowship-trained in Orthopaedic Sports Medicine (Rush University) and specializes in arthroscopy of the hip, knee and shoulder. He also performs procedures such as knee ligament reconstruction, rotator cuff repair and shoulder replacement.

He has an active clinical and research interest in cartilage disorders, and performs cartilage repair procedures, osteotomies and meniscal transplantation through his affiliation with the Cartilage Repair Center.

Dr. Bert MandelbaumBert Mandelbaum, MD
Santa Monica Orthopaedic & Sports Medicine Group

Dr. Mandelbaum is a medical graduate of Washington University Medical School in St. Louis in 1980, which completed his residency in Orthopaedic Surgery at The Johns Hopkins Hospital and fellowship in Sports Medicine from UCLA. He served on the faculty at UCLA from 1986-89 and subsequently joined the Santa Monica Orthopaedic and Sports Medicine Group. He presently practices there and serves as the Director of the Sports Medicine Fellowship Program and the Research and Education Foundation and Medical Director for the FIFA Medical Center of Excellence in Santa Monica. He also serves as Co- director of Clinical Affairs of the Kerlan Jobe Institute at Cedars Sinai. He serves as Chairman of the CONCACAF medical committee.

Academically, he is well published including over journal articles (100) and five books. He has received five national awards for Excellence in Research in the Field of Sports Medicine. Since 1995 he has been on the editorial board of the American Journal of Sports Medicine and associate editor for Current Concept Reviews. He also served 1999-2001 as executive board member for the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine. Presently, he is Past President of the International Cartilage Repair Society (2008-09). He was honored in a distinguished fashion in 2009 with an Honorary Doctorate of Humane Letters ( DHL) from the State University of New York. He served as Director of Research for Major League Baseball 2011-2015.

Additional information regarding this program may be found on the AAOT website

If you have any questions, you may reach us at international@aaos.org