Shawn W. O'Driscoll, M.D., Ph.D.

  • Elbow, shoulder and cartilage
  • Clinical and basic laboratory research in sports medicine on elbow biomechanics, kinematics, ligament injuries and reconstruction, fractures and fracture fixation, elbow contractures, and elbow arthroscopy
  • Developed and published key provocative clinical signs for establishing the diagnosis of such conditions as ulnar collateral ligament injuries in throwing athletes, biceps tendon tears, and instability
  • Validation of further provocative clinical signs for establishing the diagnosis of tennis elbow, golfer's elbow, osteochondritis dissecans, chondral injuries, posterior impingement, chronic valgus extension overload, and early arthritis
  • Clinical research in documentation of the safety of arthroscopic contracture release of the elbow, elbow contracture release in pediatric patients, arthroscopic treatment of osteochondritis dissecans, and arthroscopic osteocapsular arthroplasty for hypertrophic osteoarthritis from chronic overuse such as with weightlifting and pitching
  • Shoulder research studies including arthroscopic glendoiplasty and osteocapsular arthroplasty for osteoarthritis in athletic and patients, osteolysis of the distal clavicle, and labral/SLAP tears
  • Dynamic labral shear test to diagnose SLAP tears and internal impingement
  • Biomechanics of the elbow and shoulder and cartilage repair techniques

Rochester, Minnesota

  1. 1989
    Fellow - Shoulder and Elbow SurgeryMayo Clinic in Rochester
  2. 1989
    Postdoctoral Research Fellowship - Orthopedic Biomechanics under the supervision of K-N An, PhD, BF Morrey, and EYS Chao PhD, Orthopedic Biomechanics Laboratory, Rochester MNMayo Clinic in Rochester
  3. 1988
    Fellow - Upper Extremity SurgerySt. Michaels Hospital
  4. 1988
    Fellow - Arthroscopic SurgeryToronto Western Hospital
  5. 1988
    Post-Doc - Under direction of A.R. Poole, PhD, DSc at Joint Diseases Laboratory, Shriner's Hospita,l, McGill Univ., Montreal, CanadaMcGill University
  6. 1987
    Resident - Orthopedic SurgeryUniversity of Toronto
  7. 1984
    Doctor of PhilosophyUniversity of Toronto
  8. 1984
    PhDInstitute of Medical Science, University of Toronto


  1. DiplomateAmerican Board of Orthopaedic Surgery
  2. American Board of Internal Medicine - Sports Medicine

Professional Highlights

  1. Chair, International Cartilage Repair Society, 2000-present