Bassem T. Elhassan, M.D.

  1. Orthopedic Surgeon
  1. Brachial plexus injury
  2. Broken wrist/broken hand
  3. Elbow fracture
  4. Elbow instability
  5. Shoulder disorder
  6. Shoulder instability
  7. Tennis elbow
  1. Brachial plexus surgery
  2. Elbow arthroscopy
  3. Elbow replacement
  4. Nerve reconstruction
  5. Rotator cuff surgery
  6. Shoulder arthroscopy
  7. Shoulder replacement
  8. Subacromial decompression
  9. Tendon transfer
  • Upper extremity advanced reconstruction for sequelae of adult and obstetric brachial plexus injuries
  • Shoulder arthroscopy for nerve decompression, rotator cuff repair, and shoulder stabilization
  • Shoulder replacement
  • Management of complex shoulder disorders: rotator cuff repair/reconstruction, nerve repair and reconstruction
  • Tendon reconstruction/transfer for paralytic and non-paralytic shoulder
  • Elbow arthroscopy
  • Management of elbow disorders: elbow instability, tendons' repair, and elbow arthroplasty
  • Management of wrist and hand disorders
  • Management of shoulder/elbow/hand fractures

Rochester, Minnesota

  1. 2007
    Fellow - Shoulder and ElbowHarvard Medical School
  2. 2006
    Fellow - Hand and Upper ExtremityMayo School of Graduate Medical Education, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine
  3. 2005
    Resident - OrthopedicsUniversity of Illinois at Chicago
  4. 2000
    Resident - Three years of General Surgery, One year of OrthopedicsAmerican University of Beirut
  5. 1996
    MDAmerican University of Beirut
  6. 1992
    BS - ChemistryAmerican University of Beirut

Certifications

  1. 2012
    Hand SurgeryAmerican Board of Orthopaedic Surgery
  2. 2009
    Orthopaedic SurgeryAmerican Board of Orthopaedic Surgery

Awards and honors

  1. 2015
    ASES Traveling FellowshipAmerican Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons
  2. 2015
    Top 20 Shoulder Surgeons in North AmericaOrthopedics Today
  3. 2015
    Best Poster "Modified CMC Suspension ArthroplastyEuropean Society for Surgery of the Hand
  4. 2015
    Nomination for best overall paper "PRC and 4CF in patients under 45 years of age"Mid-America Orthopaedic Association
  5. 2015
    Nominated for best paper award "BMI as a continuous variable to shoulder arthroplastyEuropean Shoulder and Elbow Society
  6. 2014
    Top 10 Doctors in State of MinnesotaVitals.com
  7. 2014
    Best Paper Award "FDS opponensplasty through Guyon CanalAmerican Society for Surgery of the Hand
  8. 2014
    Best Poster Award "PRC and 4CF in patients under 45 years of ageMid-America Orthopaedic Association
  9. 2012
    Compassionate Doctor Award-5 Years HonoreeVitals.com
  10. 2012
    Patients' Choice 5th Anniversary AwardVitals.com
  11. 2011
    Young Investigators Initiative (YII) Program by the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons (AAOS)The U.S. Bone and Joint Decade
  12. 2011
    Best Hand Paper: Shoulder Reconstruction in Obstetric Brachial Plexus InjuryAmerican Society for Surgery of the Hand
  13. 2010
    Teacher of the YearMayo Hand Fellows
  14. 2010
    Best Hand PaperASSH
  15. 2009
    Teacher of the YearMayo Hand Fellows
  16. 2005
    Robert Ray Award for ResearchUniversity of Illinois at Chicago
  17. 2000
    Senior Alpha-Omega-Alpha AwardAlpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society
  18. 1996
    Rank OneAmerican University of Beirut
  19. 1995
    Rank OneAmerican University of Beirut
  20. 1994
    Rank OneAmerican University of Beirut
  21. 1993
    Ranked OneAmerican University of Beirut
  22. 1989
    Dean's Honor ListAmerican University of Beirut
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Professional memberships

  1. 2016 - present
    Committee ChairDepartment of Orthopedic Surgery, Hand Division, Education Committee
  2. 2016 - present
    2016 Meeting Program Committee MemberProgram Committee, American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons
  3. 2014 - present
    MemberAmerican Society for Surgery of the Hand
  4. 2014 - present
    Abstract Selection ReviewerAmerican Society for Surgery of the Hand, Annual Meeting Review Committee, Reviewer for the Annual Abstract Submission
  5. 2014 - present
    MemberLa Societe Francaise de Chirurgie de la Main
  6. 2013 - present
    Active MemberAmerican Shoulder and Elbow Society
  7. 2013 - present
    Committee MemberAmerican Shoulder and Elbow Society, Membership Selection Committee
  8. 2012 - present
    Active MemberAmerican Association for Hand Surgery
  9. 2012 - present
    Committee MemberAmerican Association for Hand Surgery Abstract Review Committee for the annual meeting
  10. 2011 - present
    Active MemberAmerican Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
  11. 2010 - present
    MemberOrthopedic Research Committee, Department of Orthopedic Surgery
  12. 2010 - present
    MemberEducation Research Committee, Department of Orthopedic Surgery
  13. 2010 - present
    Mayo Clinic Alumni Association, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science, Department of Education Administration
  14. 2010 - present
    Active MemberMinnesota Medical Association
  15. 2005 - present
    MemberLebanese Orthopedic Society
  16. 1996 - present
    MemberLebanese Order of Physicians
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