Dr. Joaquin Sanchez-Sotelo, MD PhD practices as a Consultant of Orthopedic Surgery at the Mayo Clinic (Rochester, MN, USA).
Born in Madrid, Spain, Dr. Sanchez-Sotelo graduated as Medical Doctor from Universidad Autonoma de Madrid Medical School (Spain) and obtained the #1 position in the Spanish National Exam for Medical Graduates in 1992.
After completing his Residency Program at Hospital Universitario La Paz and his PhD Program at Universidad Autonoma de Madrid, he was selected for a two year fellowship program in adult reconstruction of the lower (hip and knee) and upper (shoulder and elbow) extremities at the Mayo Clinic.
As a consultant in the Department of Orthopedic Surgery at the Mayo Clinic, he is actively involved in outpatient consultations, surgical procedures, research and teaching. He also serves as a Professor at the Mayo College of Medicine, Program Director for the Mayo Clinic Shoulder and Elbow Fellowship, and Vice Chairman for the Division of Adult Reconstruction.
Dr. Sanchez-Sotelo has been presented the Mayo Clinic Teacher of the Year Award on two separate occasions and has received other research recognitions throughout his career, including the Mark B. Coventry, Melvin Post, MidAmerica Orthopedic Association, Knee Society and AAOS Achievement’s Awards.
Dr. Sanchez-Sotelo is member of multiple professional societies, and currently serves as active member of the American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons Membership Committee, as well as Associate Editor for the Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery.
He was the co-editor of the most widely read textbook on elbow surgery, “The Elbow and Its Disorders” and has over 140 articles in the peer-reviewed literature in addition to over 50 book chapters. Dr. Sanchez-Sotelo is actively involved in the design of implants for joint replacement and has presented his research in numerous occasions at national and international meetings.
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 basis of orthopedic conditions, particularly joint stiffness, as well as the biomechanics of shoulder and elbow injuries and implants.