Sanjeev (Sanj) Kakar, M.D.

  1. Orthopedic Surgeon
  2. General Surgeon

Location

  1. Rochester, Minnesota

Languages

English
  1. Arthritis
  2. Broken wrist/broken hand
  3. Dupuytren's contracture
  4. Elbow instability
  5. Hand arthritis
  6. Nerve entrapment
  7. Neuropathies
  8. Nonunion
  9. Sports injuries
  10. 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

Certifications

  1. 2013
    Hand SurgeryAmerican Board of Orthopaedic Surgery
  2. 2012
    Orthopaedic SurgeryAmerican Board of Orthopaedic Surgery
  3. 2001
    General SurgeryRoyal College of Surgeons England

Awards and honors

  1. 2017
    2017 AAHS Annual Research Grant ($10,000) "The effect of hamate osteotomy on carpal kinematics"American Association for Hand Surgery, Research Grants Committee
  2. 2017
    Bunnell Fellowship 2017 recipientAmerican Society for Surgery of the Hand
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 2015
    One of Minnesota's Favorite PhysiciansVitals Patients' Choice Award
  7. 2014
    ABC Traveling FellowAmerican Orthopaedic Association
  8. 2014
    Top Scoring Poster "Does immediately following a dirty case with a clean case predict infection?"Orthopaedic Research Society
  9. 2014
    Best Poster "Does Immediately Following a Dirty Case with a Clean Case Predict Infection?"American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons
  10. 2014
    New Member HonorsAmerican Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
  11. 2014
    Early Investigator AwardMayo Clinic Center for Clinical and Translational Science
  12. 2014
    Obaid Research AwardMayo Clinic
  13. 2014
    American British Canadian Traveling FellowshipAmerican Orthopaedic Association
  14. 2013
    North American Traveling FellowshipThe American Orthopaedic Association
  15. 2013
    Accelerated Regenerative Medicine AwardMayo Clinic Center for Regenerative Medicine
  16. 2013
    Subspecialty Certificate in Surgery of the HandAmerican Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
  17. 2012
    Highlighted Paper: "Scaphoid Malunion. Corrective Osteotomy Compared to Salvage Procedures."American Association for Hand Surgery
  18. 2011
    Best Scientific Paper: "Perilunate Dislocations: 25 Year Experience"Minnesota Orthopaedic Society
  19. 2009
    Chief Resident Research AwardDepartment of Orthopaedic Surgery, Boston University
  20. 2008
    Resident Research AwardLahey Clinic
  21. 2006
    Kilfoyle AwardNew England Orthopaedic Society
  22. 2006
    Emerging Leaders ProgramAmerican Orthopaedic Association
  23. 2006
    First Place Award Recipient--New England Area Resident Research SymposiumOrthopaedic Research and Education Foundation -- American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
  24. 2006
    Clinician Scientist Development ProgramAmerican Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, Orthopaedic Research and Education Foundation and Orthopaedic Research Society
  25. 2006
    Resident Research Award "Anabolic Mechanisms of PTH During Fracture"Orthopaedic Trauma Association
  26. 2005
    Marshall F. Urist Resident AwardAssociation of Bone and Joint Surgeons of America
  27. 2005
    Best Scientific Paper Award20th Smith and Nephew Resident Research Competition
  28. 2004
    "Molecular Mechanisms of PTH-mediated Enhancement of Fracture Repair"Orthopaedic Research and Education Foundation
  29. 2004
    Resident Trauma Research Support Award "Molecular Mechanisms of PTH-mediated Enhancement of Fracture Repair"AO North America
  30. 2002
    Norman Capener Traveling Fellowship "Role of Angiogenesis in Distraction Osteogenesis"Royal College of Surgeons of England
  31. 2002
    Ethicon Traveling USA Fellowship "Role of Angiogenesis in Distraction Osteogeneis"Royal College of Surgeons of England
  32. 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
  33. 1998
    Wishbone Trust "Modulation of Adhesion Formation Using 5 Fluorouracil"British Orthopaedic Association
  34. 1998
    Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery "Immunohistochemical Analysis of Flexor Tendon Healing"Phoenix Appeal
  35. 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. 2018 - 2020
    Member at LargeCouncil on Research and Quality, American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
  6. 2018 - 2020
    Director at LargeMinnesota Orthopedic Society
  7. 2018
    Program Chair2018 Annual Meeting, Minnesota Orthopedic Association
  8. 2018
    Committee Member2018 Weiland Medical Selection Committee, American Society for Surgery of the Hand
  9. 2017 - 2020
    MemberAmerican Foundation for Surgery of the Hand
  10. 2017 - 2020
    Committee MemberGelberman Scholar Committee, American Foundation for Surgery of the Hand
  11. 2017 - 2020
    MemberProgram Advisory Group, American Society for Surgery of the Hand
  12. 2017
    Co-ChairClinical Consultation Corners, American Society for Surgery of the Hand
  13. 2017 - 2020
    Co-ChairResearch Management Committee, American Society for Surgery of the Hand
  14. 2017 - present
    Committee MemberSimulation Committee, American Society for Surgery of the Hand
  15. 2017
    Abstract ReviewerOrthopaedic Research Society Annual Meeting
  16. 2017 - 2020
    RepresentativeLeadership/Fellowship Committee, North American Traveling Fellow, American Orthopaedic Association
  17. 2017 - 2020
    RepresentativeAmerican-British-Canadian (ABC) Traveling Fellowship Committee, American Orthopaedic Association
  18. 2017 - present
    ChairAOA Fellowship Taskforce, American Orthopedic Association
  19. 2017 - present
    Abstract Reviewer2018 Annual Meeting, American Association for Hand Surgery
  20. 2017 - present
    Workgroup MemberCommunity Hub Quality Reporting Workgroup, American Society for Surgery of the Hand
  21. 2017
    Instructional Course ChairmanAmerican Association for Hand Surgery 2017 Annual Meeting
  22. 2017 - 2018
    Section EditorHand-e Editorial Board, American Society for Surgery of the Hand
  23. 2017 - present
    Council Member-At-LargeAmerican Society for Surgery of the Hand
  24. 2016 - present
    Career AdvisorMayo Medical School Advisory Program
  25. 2016 - 2019
    Committee MemberQuality Metrics Committee, American Society for Surgery of the Hand
  26. 2016 - 2017
    Education CaptainAnnual Giving Committee, American Foundation for Surgery of the Hand
  27. 2016 - present
    Research Committee - MemberThe Dupuytren Foundation
  28. 2016 - 2019
    RepresentativeAmerican Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons Board of Specialty Societies (BOS), AAHS Health Policy Committee
  29. 2016
    Co-ChairClinical Consultation Corners, American Society for Surgery of the Hand
  30. 2016 - present
    Committee Member2016 Linscheid-Dobyns Mayo Review Committee, American Society for Surgery of the Hand
  31. 2016 - 2018
    Council MemberCouncil on Research and Quality, American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
  32. 2015 - 2018
    MemberAnnual Meeting Committee, American Society for Surgery of the Hand
  33. 2015 - 2018
    Committee MemberCommercial Support Committee Update, American Society for Surgery of the Hand
  34. 2015 - 2018
    MemberCourses and Meetings Advisory Committee, American Society for Surgery of the Hand
  35. 2015 - present
    Membership SecretaryInternational Wrist Investigators Workshop
  36. 2015
    Committee MemberCombined Meeting of ASSH and Japanese Society for Surgery of the Hand Program Committee, American Society for Surgery of the Hand
  37. 2015
    ChairCombined Meeting of ASSH and Japanese Society for Surgery of the Hand Golf Tournament, American Society for Surgery of the Hand
  38. 2015
    Co-ChairComprehensive Hand Review Course at Annual Meeting, American Association for Hand Surgery
  39. 2015 - present
    Committee MemberMedical-Industry Relations Committee
  40. 2015 - present
    Workgroup MemberDistal Radius Fracture Pain Quality Improvement, Department of Orthopedic Surgery
  41. 2015 - present
    Committee MemberQuality Review Board, School of Continuous Professional Development, Mayo Clinic Education Committee
  42. 2015 - present
    Workgroup MemberWebinar Work Group, American Orthopaedic Association
  43. 2015 - present
    ChairOnline Consultation Corner, American Society for Surgery of the Hand
  44. 2015 - present
    MemberMinnesota Orthopedic Association
  45. 2014
    ChairAdrian E. Flatt Residents and Fellows Conference, American Society for Surgery of the Hand
  46. 2014 - 2017
    MemberActive Membership Committee, American Association for Hand Surgery
  47. 2014 - 2015
    Section EditorHand-e Editorial Board, American Society for Surgery of the Hand
  48. 2014
    Abstract ReviewerOrthopaedic Research Society Annual Meeting
  49. 2014
    Examination WriterArthroscopy Association of North America
  50. 2014
    Co-ChairComprehensive Hand Review Course at Annual Meeting, American Association for Hand Surgery
  51. 2014
    ReviewerAmerican Medical Association
  52. 2014
    Section EditorHand and Wrist ICL Lecture Series, American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
  53. 2014 - present
    LiaisonICD 10 Coding Initiative, Department of Orthopedic Surgery
  54. 2014 - present
    AdvisorDepartment of Orthopedic Surgery
  55. 2014 - present
    ChairMark B. Coventry Clinical Research Award, Orthopedic Research Committee, Division Committees
  56. 2014 - present
    Vice ChairClinical Practice Committee, Department of Orthopedic Surgery
  57. 2014 - present
    Faculty MemberMayo Clinic Cancer Center
  58. 2014 - present
    Active MemberAmerican Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
  59. 2014 - present
    MemberInternational Society for Sport Traumatology of the Hand
  60. 2014 - present
    AdvisorMayo Clinic
  61. 2014 - present
    MemberEmerging Leader Program: 2015 Webinar Planning Work Group, American Medical Association
  62. 2014 - present
    MemberHand Surgery Quality Consortium, American Society for Surgery of the Hand
  63. 2013
    Vice ChairAdrian E. Flatt Residents and Fellows Conference, American Society for Surgery of the Hand
  64. 2013 - 2018
    ChairHand and Wrist Instructional Course Committee, American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
  65. 2013 - 2016
    MemberMembership Committee, American Association for Hand Surgery
  66. 2013 - 2014
    ChairResident and Fellows Conference, American Society for Surgery of the Hand
  67. 2013
    Travel FellowNorth American Traveling Fellow, American Orthopaedic Association
  68. 2013
    Affiliate MemberMusculoskeletal Tumor Society
  69. 2013 - present
    MemberPractice Review Guidelines Committee, Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Mayo Graduate School of Medicine
  70. 2013 - present
    MemberDepartment of Orthopedic Surgery
  71. 2013 - present
    Department LiaisonCenter of Health Sciences for Patient Quality Improvement, Department of Orthopedic Surgery
  72. 2013 - present
    MemberDivision of Sports Medicine, Department of Orthopedic Surgery
  73. 2012 - 2015
    MemberInternational Relations Committee, American Society for Surgery of the Hand
  74. 2012 - 2013
    Vice ChairResident and Fellows Conference, American Society for Surgery of the Hand
  75. 2012 - present
    MemberAsk Mayo Expert, Mayo Clinic Center for Translational Science Activities
  76. 2012 - present
    MemberInternational Task Force, American Society for Surgery of the Hand
  77. 2011 - 2017
    MemberSelf Assessment Examination Committee, American Society for Surgery of the Hand
  78. 2011 - 2014
    MemberMembership Committee, American Society for Surgery of the Hand
  79. 2011 - 2014
    MemberAnnual Meeting Scientific Displays Committee, American Society for Surgery of the Hand
  80. 2011
    MemberYoung Leaders Program, American Society for Surgery of the Hand
  81. 2011 - present
    AdvisorClinical Problem List and ICD-10, Mayo Clinic Rochester Committees
  82. 2011 - present
    MemberOrthopedic Research Committee, Department of Orthopedic Surgery
  83. 2011 - present
    MemberHand Surgery Fellowship Committee, Department of Orthopedic Surgery
  84. 2011 - present
    MemberResident and Fellows Education Committee, American Society for Surgery of the Hand
  85. 2011 - present
    Committee MemberAmerican Orthopaedic Association
  86. 2011 - present
    MemberEuropean Wrist Arthroscopy Society
  87. 2010 - 2013
    MemberYoung Members Steering Committee, American Society for Surgery of the Hand
  88. 2010 - present
    Academic Conference DirectorDivision of Hand Surgery and Microvascular Surgery, Department of Orthopedic Surgery
  89. 2010 - present
    Candidate MemberAmerican Association for Hand Surgery
  90. 2010 - present
    MemberIndian Society for Surgery of the Hand
  91. 2010 - present
    MemberInternational Wrist Investigators Workshop
  92. 2009 - present
    MemberAmerican Medical Association
  93. 2008 - present
    Candidate MemberAmerican Society for Surgery of the Hand
  94. 2006 - 2013
    Candidate MemberAmerican Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
  95. 2006 - present
    MemberEmerging Leaders Program, American Orthopaedic Association
  96. 2002 - present
    MemberRoyal College of Surgeons of England
  97.  
    MemberMayo Clinic Center for Translational Science Activities
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