Sanjeev (Sanj) Kakar, M.D.

  1. General Surgeon
  2. Orthopedic Surgeon
  3. Sports Medicine Specialist

Specialty Groups

Location

  1. Rochester, Minnesota

Languages

English
  1. Arthritis
  2. Broken hand
  3. Broken wrist
  4. Dupuytren's contracture
  5. Elbow instability
  6. Hand arthritis
  7. Nerve entrapment
  8. Neuropathies
  9. Nonunion
  10. Sports injury
  11. Tumors and masses
  1. Arthroplasty
  2. Arthroscopy
  3. Elbow replacement
  4. Joint replacement
  5. Vascularized bone grafting
  6. Wrist arthroscopy
  7. Wrist replacement
  • Management of sports injuries to the elbow, wrist and hand
  • Wrist arthroscopy
  • Upper extremity tumors and malignancies
  • Joint replacements (hand, wrist and elbow)
  • Wrist and scapholunate instability
  • Distal radioulnar joint arthritis and instability
  • Wrist, carpal and hand fractures
  • Wrist and hand arthritis and arthroplasty
  • Dupuytren's disease
  • Arthroscopy and TFCC injury
  • Compression neuropathies
  • Vascularized bone grafts for nonunions
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  1. 2010
    Fellow - Orthopedic Surgery Hand & Upper ExtremityMayo School of Graduate Medical Education, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine
  2. 2009
    Resident - Orthopaedic Surgery Residency ProgramBoston University School of Medicine
  3. 2009
    MBABabson College
  4. 1998
    MD - (MBBS)St. Bartholomew's and The Royal London School of Medicine & Dentistry
  5. 1995
    BSc - (honors)University College London

Awards and honors

  1. 2019
    J.F. Murray Award for Excellence in Surgery of the Hand for presentation to the Society's 73rd Annual MeetingCanadian Society of Plastic Surgeons
  2. 2019
    Associate LevelMayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science Academy of Educational Excellence
  3. 2017
    2017 AAHS Annual Research Grant ($10,000) "The effect of hamate osteotomy on carpal kinematics"American Association for Hand Surgery, Research Grants Committee
  4. 2017
    Bunnell Fellowship 2017 recipientAmerican Society for Surgery of the Hand
  5. 2016
    2016 Resident/Fellow Fast Track Grant ($5,000 to Ryan Greene, MD) "The effect of hamate osteotomy on carpal kinematics for Scaphoid Reconstruction" (Award 1279)American Foundation for Surgery of the Hand
  6. 2016
    2016 Patrick J. Kelly Research Award to Joshua Parry (S. Kakar P.I.) for "A Porous Poly (propylene fumerate) Wedge with rhBMP-2 Microspheres for Fixation of ACL Grafts in Rabbits".Department of Orthopedic Surgery
  7. 2015
    Best Poster "PCLF as a backbone for chondrocyte attachment and proliferation by platelet lysate (E Wagner, D Bravo, M Dadsetan, A van Wijnen, M Yaszemski, S Kakar)American Association for Hand Surgery Annual Meeting
  8. 2015
    One of Minnesota's Favorite PhysiciansVitals Patients' Choice Award
  9. 2014
    ABC Traveling FellowAmerican Orthopaedic Association
  10. 2014
    Top Scoring Poster "Does immediately following a dirty case with a clean case predict infection?"Orthopaedic Research Society
  11. 2014
    Best Poster "Does Immediately Following a Dirty Case with a Clean Case Predict Infection?"American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons
  12. 2014
    New Member HonorsAmerican Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
  13. 2014
    Early Investigator AwardMayo Clinic Center for Clinical and Translational Science
  14. 2014
    Obaid Research AwardMayo Clinic
  15. 2014
    American British Canadian Traveling FellowshipAmerican Orthopaedic Association
  16. 2013
    North American Traveling FellowshipThe American Orthopaedic Association
  17. 2013
    Accelerated Regenerative Medicine AwardMayo Clinic Center for Regenerative Medicine
  18. 2013
    Subspecialty Certificate in Surgery of the HandAmerican Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
  19. 2012
    Highlighted Paper: "Scaphoid Malunion. Corrective Osteotomy Compared to Salvage Procedures."American Association for Hand Surgery
  20. 2011
    Best Scientific Paper: "Perilunate Dislocations: 25 Year Experience"Minnesota Orthopaedic Society
  21. 2009
    Chief Resident Research AwardDepartment of Orthopaedic Surgery, Boston University
  22. 2008
    Resident Research AwardLahey Clinic
  23. 2006
    Kilfoyle AwardNew England Orthopaedic Society
  24. 2006
    Emerging Leaders ProgramAmerican Orthopaedic Association
  25. 2006
    First Place Award Recipient--New England Area Resident Research SymposiumOrthopaedic Research and Education Foundation -- American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
  26. 2006
    Clinician Scientist Development ProgramAmerican Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, Orthopaedic Research and Education Foundation and Orthopaedic Research Society
  27. 2006
    Resident Research Award "Anabolic Mechanisms of PTH During Fracture"Orthopaedic Trauma Association
  28. 2005
    Marshall F. Urist Resident AwardAssociation of Bone and Joint Surgeons of America
  29. 2005
    Best Scientific Paper Award20th Smith and Nephew Resident Research Competition
  30. 2004
    "Molecular Mechanisms of PTH-mediated Enhancement of Fracture Repair"Orthopaedic Research and Education Foundation
  31. 2004
    Resident Trauma Research Support Award "Molecular Mechanisms of PTH-mediated Enhancement of Fracture Repair"AO North America
  32. 2002
    Norman Capener Traveling Fellowship "Role of Angiogenesis in Distraction Osteogenesis"Royal College of Surgeons of England
  33. 2002
    Ethicon Traveling USA Fellowship "Role of Angiogenesis in Distraction Osteogeneis"Royal College of Surgeons of England
  34. 1999
    Culyer Scientific Foundation "Pull-out Strength of Cement Plugs in Total Hip Acetabular Fixation" and "Biochemical and Biomechanical Analysis of Osteochondral Autografts in MosaicplastyThe Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital
  35. 1998
    Wishbone Trust "Modulation of Adhesion Formation Using 5 Fluorouracil"British Orthopaedic Association
  36. 1998
    Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery "Immunohistochemical Analysis of Flexor Tendon Healing"Phoenix Appeal
  37. 1994
    Anatomy/Dissection PrizeSt. Bartholomew's and The Royal London School of Medicine

Professional memberships

  1. 2020 - 2021
    ChairBunnell Fellowship Committee, American Society for Surgery of the Hand
  2. 2019 - 2020
    Vice ChairBunnell Fellowship Committee, American Society for Surgery of the Hand
  3. 2019 - present
    Committee MemberBunnell Fellowship Committee, American Society for Surgery of the Hand
  4. 2019 - present
    Committee MemberAmerican Society for Surgery of the Hand
  5. 2019 - present
    Secretary GeneralInternational Society for Sport Traumatology of the Hand
  6. 2019 - present
    International DirectorJournal of Bone and Joint Surgery; Miller Review
  7. 2019 - 2020
    MemberAmerican Society for Surgery of the Hand;Fellowship Case Data Analysis Task Force
  8. 2019 - present
    MemberPractice Optimization and Acceleration Committee
  9. 2019 - present
    Co-ChairHand Surgery Enhances Recovery Optimization (HERO) Initiative, Practice Optimization and Acceleration Committee
  10. 2018 - present
    MemberInternational Bone Research Association
  11. 2018 - present
    Associate Medical DirectorMayo Clinic Quality Academy
  12. 2018 - 2020
    Member at LargeCouncil on Research and Quality, American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
  13. 2018 - 2020
    Director at LargeMinnesota Orthopedic Society
  14. 2018
    Program Chair2018 Annual Meeting, Minnesota Orthopedic Association
  15. 2018
    Committee Member2018 Weiland Medical Selection Committee, American Society for Surgery of the Hand
  16. 2017 - 2020
    MemberAmerican Foundation for Surgery of the Hand
  17. 2017 - 2020
    MemberProgram Advisory Group, American Society for Surgery of the Hand
  18. 2017 - 2020
    Selection CommitteeGelberman Scholar Committee, American Foundation for Surgery of the Hand
  19. 2017
    Co-ChairClinical Consultation Corners, American Society for Surgery of the Hand
  20. 2017 - 2020
    Co-ChairResearch Management Committee, American Society for Surgery of the Hand
  21. 2017 - present
    Committee MemberSimulation Committee, American Society for Surgery of the Hand
  22. 2017
    Abstract ReviewerOrthopaedic Research Society Annual Meeting
  23. 2017 - 2020
    RepresentativeLeadership/Fellowship Committee, North American Traveling Fellow, American Orthopaedic Association
  24. 2017 - 2020
    RepresentativeAmerican-British-Canadian (ABC) Traveling Fellowship Committee, American Orthopaedic Association
  25. 2017 - present
    ChairAOA Fellowship Taskforce, American Orthopedic Association
  26. 2017 - present
    Abstract Reviewer2018 Annual Meeting, American Association for Hand Surgery
  27. 2017 - present
    Workgroup MemberCommunity Hub Quality Reporting Workgroup, American Society for Surgery of the Hand
  28. 2017
    Instructional Course ChairmanAmerican Association for Hand Surgery 2017 Annual Meeting
  29. 2017 - 2020
    Council Member-At-LargeAmerican Society for Surgery of the Hand
  30. 2017 - 2019
    MemberAmerican Society for Surgery of the Hand, Hand-e
  31. 2017 - 2018
    Section EditorHand-e Editorial Board, American Society for Surgery of the Hand
  32. 2017 - 2018
    LeadAmerican Society for Surgery of the Hand;Affiliate Member Program
  33. 2017 - present
    Committee MemberBunnell Selection Committee, American Society for Surgery of the Hand
  34. 2017 - present
    ChairAmerican Society for Surgery of the Hand, Physician Burnout Committee
  35. 2016 - present
    Career AdvisorMayo Medical School Advisory Program
  36. 2016 - 2019
    Committee MemberQuality Metrics Committee, American Society for Surgery of the Hand
  37. 2016 - 2017
    Education CaptainAnnual Giving Committee, American Foundation for Surgery of the Hand
  38. 2016 - present
    Research Committee - MemberThe Dupuytren Foundation
  39. 2016 - 2019
    RepresentativeAmerican Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons Board of Specialty Societies (BOS), AAHS Health Policy Committee
  40. 2016
    Co-ChairClinical Consultation Corners, American Society for Surgery of the Hand
  41. 2016 - present
    Committee Member2016 Linscheid-Dobyns Mayo Review Committee, American Society for Surgery of the Hand
  42. 2016 - 2018
    Council MemberCouncil on Research and Quality, American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
  43. 2015 - 2018
    MemberAnnual Meeting Committee, American Society for Surgery of the Hand
  44. 2015 - 2018
    Committee MemberCommercial Support Committee Update, American Society for Surgery of the Hand
  45. 2015 - 2018
    MemberCourses and Meetings Advisory Committee, American Society for Surgery of the Hand
  46. 2015 - present
    Membership SecretaryInternational Wrist Investigators Workshop
  47. 2015
    Committee MemberCombined Meeting of ASSH and Japanese Society for Surgery of the Hand Program Committee, American Society for Surgery of the Hand
  48. 2015
    ChairCombined Meeting of ASSH and Japanese Society for Surgery of the Hand Golf Tournament, American Society for Surgery of the Hand
  49. 2015
    Co-ChairComprehensive Hand Review Course at Annual Meeting, American Association for Hand Surgery
  50. 2015 - present
    Committee MemberMedical-Industry Relations Committee
  51. 2015 - present
    Workgroup MemberDistal Radius Fracture Pain Quality Improvement, Department of Orthopedic Surgery
  52. 2015 - present
    Committee MemberQuality Review Board, School of Continuous Professional Development, Mayo Clinic Education Committee
  53. 2015 - present
    Workgroup MemberWebinar Work Group, American Orthopaedic Association
  54. 2015 - present
    ChairOnline Consultation Corner, American Society for Surgery of the Hand
  55. 2015 - present
    MemberMinnesota Orthopedic Association
  56. 2014
    ChairAdrian E. Flatt Residents and Fellows Conference, American Society for Surgery of the Hand
  57. 2014 - 2017
    MemberActive Membership Committee, American Association for Hand Surgery
  58. 2014 - 2015
    Section EditorHand-e Editorial Board, American Society for Surgery of the Hand
  59. 2014
    Abstract ReviewerOrthopaedic Research Society Annual Meeting
  60. 2014
    Examination WriterArthroscopy Association of North America
  61. 2014
    Co-ChairComprehensive Hand Review Course at Annual Meeting, American Association for Hand Surgery
  62. 2014
    ReviewerAmerican Medical Association
  63. 2014
    Section EditorHand and Wrist ICL Lecture Series, American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
  64. 2014 - present
    LiaisonICD 10 Coding Initiative, Department of Orthopedic Surgery
  65. 2014 - present
    AdvisorDepartment of Orthopedic Surgery
  66. 2014 - present
    ChairMark B. Coventry Clinical Research Award, Orthopedic Research Committee, Division Committees
  67. 2014 - present
    Vice ChairClinical Practice Committee, Department of Orthopedic Surgery
  68. 2014 - present
    Faculty MemberMayo Clinic Cancer Center
  69. 2014 - present
    Active MemberAmerican Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
  70. 2014 - present
    MemberInternational Society for Sport Traumatology of the Hand
  71. 2014 - present
    AdvisorMayo Clinic
  72. 2014 - present
    MemberEmerging Leader Program: 2015 Webinar Planning Work Group, American Medical Association
  73. 2014 - present
    MemberHand Surgery Quality Consortium, American Society for Surgery of the Hand
  74. 2013
    Vice ChairAdrian E. Flatt Residents and Fellows Conference, American Society for Surgery of the Hand
  75. 2013 - 2018
    ChairHand and Wrist Instructional Course Committee, American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
  76. 2013 - 2016
    MemberMembership Committee, American Association for Hand Surgery
  77. 2013 - 2014
    ChairResident and Fellows Conference, American Society for Surgery of the Hand
  78. 2013
    Travel FellowNorth American Traveling Fellow, American Orthopaedic Association
  79. 2013
    Affiliate MemberMusculoskeletal Tumor Society
  80. 2013 - present
    MemberPractice Review Guidelines Committee, Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Mayo Graduate School of Medicine
  81. 2013 - present
    MemberDepartment of Orthopedic Surgery
  82. 2013 - present
    Department LiaisonCenter of Health Sciences for Patient Quality Improvement, Department of Orthopedic Surgery
  83. 2013 - present
    MemberDivision of Sports Medicine, Department of Orthopedic Surgery
  84. 2012 - 2015
    MemberInternational Relations Committee, American Society for Surgery of the Hand
  85. 2012 - 2013
    Vice ChairResident and Fellows Conference, American Society for Surgery of the Hand
  86. 2012 - present
    MemberAsk Mayo Expert, Mayo Clinic Center for Translational Science Activities
  87. 2012 - present
    MemberInternational Task Force, American Society for Surgery of the Hand
  88. 2011 - 2017
    MemberSelf Assessment Examination Committee, American Society for Surgery of the Hand
  89. 2011 - 2014
    MemberMembership Committee, American Society for Surgery of the Hand
  90. 2011 - 2014
    MemberAnnual Meeting Scientific Displays Committee, American Society for Surgery of the Hand
  91. 2011
    MemberYoung Leaders Program, American Society for Surgery of the Hand
  92. 2011 - present
    AdvisorClinical Problem List and ICD-10, Mayo Clinic Rochester Committees
  93. 2011 - present
    MemberOrthopedic Research Committee, Department of Orthopedic Surgery
  94. 2011 - present
    MemberHand Surgery Fellowship Committee, Department of Orthopedic Surgery
  95. 2011 - present
    MemberResident and Fellows Education Committee, American Society for Surgery of the Hand
  96. 2011 - present
    Committee MemberAmerican Orthopaedic Association
  97. 2011 - present
    MemberEuropean Wrist Arthroscopy Society
  98. 2010 - 2013
    MemberYoung Members Steering Committee, American Society for Surgery of the Hand
  99. 2010 - present
    Academic Conference DirectorDivision of Hand Surgery and Microvascular Surgery, Department of Orthopedic Surgery
  100. 2010 - present
    Candidate MemberAmerican Association for Hand Surgery
  101. 2010 - present
    MemberIndian Society for Surgery of the Hand
  102. 2010 - present
    MemberInternational Wrist Investigators Workshop
  103. 2009 - present
    MemberAmerican Medical Association
  104. 2008 - present
    Candidate MemberAmerican Society for Surgery of the Hand
  105. 2006 - 2013
    Candidate MemberAmerican Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
  106. 2006 - present
    MemberEmerging Leaders Program, American Orthopaedic Association
  107. 2002 - present
    MemberRoyal College of Surgeons of England
  108.  
    MemberMayo Clinic Center for Translational Science Activities
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