Former Steadman Clinic Fellow Moderates Session on Biceps Tendon and AC Joint Pathology at AAOS

Dr. Jonathan Godin Says Meeting is Important for Younger Generation of Surgeons  
Will Use New Knowledge Upon Return to The Steadman Clinic This Fall

“I was moderating a session on the shoulder, specifically biceps pathology and acromioclavicular (AC) joint separations,” said Dr. Jonathan Godin. “It was a great session.
We had a lot of feedback from the audience and we were able to generate a good discussion on somewhat controversial topics with regard to treatment.”

Dr. Godin, a former fellow at The Steadman Clinic and Steadman Philippon Research Institute (SPRI), is speaking about a session held at the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) annual meeting, recently held at the Sands Expo in Las Vegas. He believes AAOS is important for surgeons and patients alike.

“Attending AAOS is important for the younger generation of surgeons like me,” said Dr. Godin. “For sports medicine, the subspecialty day is the highlight. Some of the highest quality research is presented in this forum.

“It’s also important for patients to know their surgeon is staying abreast of the current techniques and the highest level of current evidence.  We will be able to serve and treat them providing the best possible outcomes.”

Dr. Godin is looking forward to using his new knowledge when he returns to The Steadman Clinic in October as part of the physician team. His journey back to Vail is, in part, due to his fellowship year at The Steadman Clinic and SPRI.

 “My fellowship was great,” said Dr. Godin. “I had pretty high expectations and thought it was going to be the best professional year of my life. The mentorship from the attendings and the complexity of cases there is second to none. It exceeded all expectations.

“On top of that you have the surgical skills lab at SPRI, which is really unique. It helps hone your skills as a surgeon. The fellowship had everything from mentorship to clinical exposure and the unique aspect of covering the U.S. Ski and Snowboard Team. There’s nothing else like it.”

While his fellowship was one of the best years of his life, he says this year may be even better as he heads back to The Steadman Clinic.

“It was a dream come true. I still kind of pinch myself every day. I’m looking forward to working with everyone again.  I’m an avid skier and I’m really looking forward to working more in depth with the U.S. Ski and Snowboard Teams. It’s just a wonderful place to be.”

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