Aaron J. Krych, M.D.

  1. Orthopedic Surgeon
  2. Sports Medicine Specialist
  1. ACL injury
  2. Hip impingement
  3. Hip labral tear
  4. Knee cartilage injury
  5. Kneecap subluxation
  6. Shoulder instability
  7. Torn meniscus
  1. ACL surgery
  2. Cartilage repair
  3. Hip arthroscopy
  4. Meniscus repair
  5. Meniscus transplant
  6. Osteotomy
  7. Shoulder arthroscopy
  8. Shoulder instability surgery
  • ACL injuries
  • Meniscus tears
  • Cartilage restoration and transplantation
  • Meniscus transplantation
  • Osteotomy
  • Arthroscopic treatment of femoroacetabular impingement
  • Hip labral tears
  • Hamstring avulsion repairs
  • Shoulder instability
  1. 2011
    Clinical Associate - Senior Clinical Associate in Orthopaedic SurgeryHospital for Special Surgery, Weill Cornell Medical College
  2. 2011
    Special Fellowship - Sports Medicine and Shoulder ServiceHospital for Special Surgery
  3. 2010
    Resident - Orthopedic SurgeryMayo School of Graduate Medical Education, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine
  4. 2005
    MD - Doctor of MedicineMayo Medical School, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine
  5. 2001
    BA - Chemistry (Summa cum laude, top 5 in graduating class)Saint John's University

Certifications

  1. 2014
    Orthopedic Sports MedicineAmerican Board of Orthopaedic Surgery
  2. 2013
    Orthopedic SurgeryAmerican Board of Orthopaedic Surgery

Awards and honors

  1. 2022
    Finalist, OTIF 2022 lower extremity tips/pearls competitionOrthopedic Technology & Innovation Forum
  2. 2022
    Herodicus Research Award: Do Patients Age 40 Years or Under with Femoroacetabular Impingement Syndrome Need a Preoperative MRI Before Primary Hip Arthroscopy? A Multicenter Comparative Analysis of 1,391 PatientsAmerican Orthopedic Society for Sports Medicine
  3. 2022
    Daniel Saris and Aaron Krych--Mayo Clinic Orthopedics and Sports Medicine has been named a ICRS Center for Excellence for Cartilage Regeneration and Joint PreservationInternational Cartilage Regeneration & Joint Preservation Society
  4. 2022
    Mentored Dr. Erick Marigi, MD for Edward D. Henderson, M.D. Physician in Training Award: Surgical Treatment of Anterior Cruciate Ligament Tears in Competitive Wrestlers: Reoperations, Outcomes, and Return to Play, 39th Annual Meeting of the Mid-America Orthopaedic Association. Mid-America Orthopaedic Association
  5. 2022
    Voted “Teacher of the Day” Orthopedic Today Annual Meeting 2022.Orthopedics Today
  6. 2021
    Research proposal "Delivery of Chondrogenic Genes for Articular Cartilage Repair" has been selected as the recipient of the 2021 Osteoarthritis Research GrantAmerican Orthopedic Society for Sports Medicine
  7. 2021
    Minnesota Monthly’s Top Doctors in Minnesota 2021Minnesota Monthly
  8. 2021
    ISAKOS John J. Joyce Award Finalist, Finalist 2021: Natural History Of Femoroacetabular Impingement: Using Machine Learning To Evaluate Risk Factors For Osteoarthritis In A Large Geographic Population Over The Long-Term, Nov 2021.International Society of Arthroscopy, Knee Surgery and Orthopaedic Sports Medicine
  9. 2021
    $100,000 from the Reinig Immunotherapy of Arthritis Treatment Award Department of Research
  10. 2021
    MAOA finalist Physician in Training Award (mentored Dr. Nick Duethman, MD) for Midterm Outcomes of Isolated Lateral Meniscus Tears in Young PatientsMid America Orthopaedic Association
  11. 2021
    • MAOA finalist Physician in Training Award (mented Dr. Eric Marigi, MD) for Surgical Treatment of Isolated Meniscus Tears in Competitive Wrestlers: Outcomes, Reoperations, and Return to SportMid America Orthopaedic Association
  12. 2021
    Top Doctors in MinnesotaMinnesota Monthly Magazine
  13. 2020
    Mid-America’s 2020-2021 Multipurpose Resident Grants (Mentored Dr. Ayoosh Pareek, MD) for the “The Natural History of Femoroacetabular Impingement: Using Machine Learning to Reevaluate Risk Factors for Osteoarthritis and Arthroplasty” Mid America Orthopaedic Association
  14. 2020
    Herodicus Resident Research Award 2020 AOSSM Annual Meeting. “Anterior Shoulder Instability: Outcome of Initial Non-operative Treatment in 739 patients with a mean follow up of 15 years” American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine
  15. 2020
    Top Doctor's Award (Orthopedic Surgery)Minnesota Monthly
  16. 2019
    2019 Patellofemoral Anatomy and Research Award "The Recurrent Instability of the Patella (RIP) Score: A statistically-based model for prediction of long-term recurrence risk after first-time dislocation"Arthroscopic Association of North America
  17. 2019
    Traveling Fellowship TourAPKASS/AOSSM
  18. 2019
    InducteeMagellan Society
  19. 2019
    Top Doctor's Award (Orthopedic Surgery)Minnesota Monthly
  20. 2019
    "Master Innovator" Competition Finalist ("Meniscus Repair Techniques")American Orthopedic Society for Sports Medicine
  21. 2019
    Young Investigator Award mentored Mari Hevesi, MD for Revision and Repeat Revision Rates and the Potential Cost-Utility of Knee Preservation in Young Total Knee Arthroplasty Patients ICRS World CongressInternational Cartilage Regeneration & Joint Preservation Society
  22. 2018
    2018 Award Selection Committee: "Krych AJ, Hevesi M, Desai VS, Camp CL, Levy BA, Stuart MJ, Saris DBF: Failure in cartilage repair surgery: An analysis of failure mode of the primary procedure in consecutive cases."ICRS
  23. 2018
    Top 10 Paper at 2018 Annual Meeting: "The Segond Fracture: Is treatment necessary with combined ACL reconstruction?" (Mentee of author: Heath Melugin MD)Mid-America Orthopaedic Association
  24. 2018
    E. W. Johnson Jr MD Physician in Training Award : "Operation and Nonoperative Management of Osteochondritis dissecans in the Knee of Skeletally Immature Patients: Progression Rates to Osteoarthritis and Arthroplasty at Mean 14-Years Follow-up" (Mentee of author: Mario Hevesi MD)Mid-America Orthopaedic Association
  25. 2018
    KSSTA Best Paper Award 2018-2019: "Isolated focal cartilage and labral defects in patients with femoroacetabular impingement syndrome may represent new, unique injury patterns"Knee Surgery, Sports Traumatology, Arthroscopy
  26. 2018
    KSSTA Best Paper Award 2018-2019 Awarded to Ashley L. Kapron, Stephen K. Aoki, Jeffrey A. Weiss, Aaron J. Krych and Travis G. Maak “Isolated focal cartilage and labral defects in patients with femoroacetabular impingement syndrome may represent new, unique injury patterns .”Knee Surgery, Sports Traumatology, Arthroscopy (KSSTA)
  27. 2017
    Herodicus Resident Research Award 2017 (*Sanders TL, Pareek A, J Hewett TE, Stuart MJ, Dahm DL, Krych AJ-What is the natural history of patellar dislocation in skeletally immature patients?)AOSSM
  28. 2017
    Stop Sports Injury (*Sanders TL, Pareek A, Hewett TE, Stuart MJ, Dahm DL, Krych-What is the natural history of patellar dislocation in skeletally immature patients?)AOSSM
  29. 2017
    ISAKOS Patellofemoral Research Excellence Award Finalist (Patellofemoral arthritis after lateral patellar dislocation: A matched population-based analysis)ISAKOS
  30. 2016
    "The 16 Standout North American Sports Knee Surgeons"Orthopedics This Week
  31. 2016
    Award for Outstanding Women's Health Research "Are Female Soccer Players at an Increased Risk of Second Anterior Cruciate Ligament Injury Compared to their Athletic Peers?" (Mentor to Ayoosh Pareek)Celso-Ramon Garcia
  32. 2016
    2016 Teacher of the YearMayo Fellows' Association, Department of Orthopedic Surgery
  33. 2015
    NIH-Sponsored Musculoskeletal Research Training Grant at Mayo ClinicMayo Clinic Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science, Department of Education Administration
  34. 2015
    Patellofemoral Research Excellence Award Finalist: Assessing patellar instability: Relating tibial tubercle trochlear groove distance to patient specific anatomyISAKOS
  35. 2015
    Scientific Award Finalist: Return to sport: Does excellent 6-month strength and function following ACL reconstruction predict mid-term outcomesISAKOS
  36. 2015
    Coventry Award for paper: Individualizing the tibial tubercle to trochlear groove distance: patellar instability ratios that predict recurrent instability.Mayo Clinic Department of Orthopedic Surgery
  37. 2015
    Highest Rated Poster "Repeat Meniscus Repair: What can we expect?Arthroscopy Association of North America
  38. 2013
    Alternate Traveling Fellow for 2013 APKASS tourAmerican Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine
  39. 2013
    2013 MAOA Mentored Finalist for Physician in Training award (Arutyunyan G, Krych AJ et al: The adverse effect of femoral nerve blockade on qudariceps strength and function after ACL reconstruction)Mid America Orthopedic Association
  40. 2013
    Lars-Peterson - Sanofi Traveling Fellowship, EuropeInternational Cartilage Repair Society
  41. 2011
    Phillip D. Wilson Award for Excellence in Orthopaedic Surgery Research: Cartilage integration with porous nondegradable hydrogels after enzymatic treatment of osteochondral defectsHospital for Special Surgery
  42. 2010
    Joseph M. Janes Peer Excellence AwardHospital for Special Surgery
  43. 2009
    One Year Gait Analysis and Strength Data from Prospective Randomized Trial Favors Mini-posterior over Two Incision THAH.A. Peterson Scholarly Writing Competition Award
  44. 2009
    No Benefit of the Two-Incision THA Over Mini-Posterior THA: A Pilot Study of Gait and StrengthMark B. Coventry Clinical Research Competition Award
  45. 2008
    Faculty Research AwardPatrick J. Kelly Basic Science Research Competition
  46. 2008
    Faculty Research AwardMark B. Coventry Clinical Research Competition
  47. 2008
    Finalist, Physician in Training AwardAnnual MAOA Meeting
  48. 2005
    Humanitarian AwardEA Ulzen
  49. 2003
    WABDL Drug-Free World and National Records in Bench Press for Less than 25 years of ageWorld Association of Bench Pressers & Deadlifters
  50. 2003
    Best Educational Poster presentationExperimental Biology Annual Meeting
  51. 2001
    Wasie Full Tuition Merit Scholarship for Medical SchoolWasie Foundation
  52. 2001
    Abbot Educational Fund ScholarAbbot
  53. 2000
    Team Captain, All-conference and All-regional Academic Teams, National Championship GameSt. John's University
  54. 1999
    Most Outstanding Organic ChemistAmerican Chemical Society
  55. 1998
    Leadership ScholarshipSiehl
  56. 1997
    Full Tuition Merit Scholarship (Undergraduate)Wasie Foundation
  57. 1996
    Minnesota Associated Press First Team All-State FootballHoldingford High School

Professional memberships

  1. 2021
    Course Co-ChairAdvanced Knee Course, Arthroscopy Association of North America
  2. 2021
    Master InstructorArthroscopy Association of North America
  3. 2021 - present
    MemberHerodicus Society
  4. 2020 - 2021
    Co-ChairAANA/AOSM;Specialty Day
  5. 2020
    HostTraveling Fellows, Arthroscopic Association of North America (AANA)
  6. 2020
    Course DirectorMAYO CME COURSE, What You Need to Know: Joint Exams for Primary Care – Online. Activity ID: 20R00218
  7. 2020 - present
    MemberOrthopedic Surgery Residency Program Evaluation Committee, Department of Orthopedic Surgery
  8. 2020 - present
    MemberMayo Clinic;Surgical Procedural Strategic Transformation and Ramp Up (STAR) Practice Efficiency Subcommittee, Mayo Clinic
  9. 2020 - present
    MemberPatient Reported Outcomes Management in Orthopedic Enterprise (PROMOTE) Project
  10. 2020 - present
    Investigator study group memberANCHOR (Academic Network for Conservational Outcomes Research)
  11. 2020 - present
    Board of DirectorsInternational Society of Orthopaedic Centers (ISOC) - HSS
  12. 2020 - present
    Team PhysicianMinnesota Timberwolves NBA Basketball Team
  13. 2020 - present
    MemberNBA Team Physician's Association
  14. 2020 - present
    MemberANCHOR Investigator Study Group
  15. 2019 - 2021
    Education Committee MemberArthroscopic Association of North America (AANA)
  16. 2019 - 2021
    ICL Selection CommitteeArthroscopic Association of North America (AANA)
  17. 2019
    Master InstructorArthroscopy Association of North America
  18. 2019 - present
    Council of DelegatesAmerican Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine
  19. 2019 - present
    Study Group CoordinatorMERCuRE (Meniscus Repair, Conservation, and Restoration) Study Group
  20. 2019 - present
    Board MemberInternational Cartilage Repair Society
  21. 2019 - present
    Chair, Fellowship, Scholarship & Research CommitteeInternational Cartilage Repair Society
  22. 2019 - present
    2019 Annual Meeting Scientific Program CommitteeInternational Cartilage Repair Society
  23. 2019 - present
    HostLars Peterson Clinical Travelling Fellowship, International Cartilage Repair Society
  24. 2018 - 2019
    MemberWeb-Based Longitudinal Assessment (ABOS WLA) Knowledge Source Group for Orthopaedic Sports Medicine, American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery
  25. 2018 - 2019
    Committee MemberInternational Cartilage Repair Society
  26. 2018
    Committee MemberICL Selection Committee, Arthroscopy Association of North America
  27. 2018
    Committee MemberCompliance Committee, Arthroscopy Association of North America
  28. 2018 - present
    General Board MemberInternational Cartilage Repair Society
  29. 2017 - present
    Peer RefereeORS/OREF
  30. 2017 - 2021
    MemberHip Committee, International Society of Arthroscopy, Knee Surgery and Orthopaedic Sports Medicine
  31. 2017
    Instructional Course FacultyArthroscopy Association of North America
  32. 2017
    Abstract Review Committee MemberArthroscopy Association of North America
  33. 2017 - present
    MemberFinancial Analysis Committee, Department of Orthopedic Surgery
  34. 2017 - present
    MemberMetrics of Osteochondral Allografts (MOCA group)
  35. 2017 - present
    MemberEducation Committee, Arthroscopy Association of North America
  36. 2016 - present
    MemberDepartment of Radiology, Staff Recruitment Committee
  37. 2016 - 2018
    Deputy ChairInternational Cartilage Repair Society
  38. 2016 - present
    DirectorDepartment of Orthopedic Surgery
  39. 2016 - present
    DirectorOrthopedic Sports Medicine Fellowship, Department of Orthopedic Surgery
  40. 2016 - present
    Section MemberOrthopedic Research Society Meniscus Study Section
  41. 2016 - present
    MemberROCK group (Research in Osteochondritis Dissecans of the Knee)
  42. 2016 - present
    Committee MemberAbstract Reviewer Committee, International Cartilage Repair Society
  43. 2015 - present
    DirectorOrthopedic Sports Medicine Research Fellowship
  44. 2015 - present
    MemberBoard of Directors, Mid American Orthopedic Association
  45. 2015 - 2018
    Board of DirectorsMinnesota Orthopaedic Society
  46. 2015 - 2016
    Co-Chair2016 MOS Annual Meeting, Minnesota Orthopaedic Society
  47. 2015
    MemberClass of 2015, American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
  48. 2015 - present
    MemberClinical Practice Committee, Department of Orthopedic Surgery
  49. 2015 - present
    Member at LargeBoard of Directors, Minnesota Orthopaedic Society
  50. 2015 - present
    Committee MemberFellowship, Scholarship and Research Committee, International Cartilage Repair Society
  51. 2014 - present
    MemberMayo Medical School Advisory Program
  52. 2014 - present
    MemberTeaching/Examining Committee, Mayo Medical School Advisory Program
  53. 2014 - 2020
    Assistant Team PhysicianMinnesota Timberwolves NBA Basketball Team
  54. 2014 - 2019
    MemberScientific Committee, International Society of Arthroscopy, Knee Surgery and Orthopaedic Sports Medicine
  55. 2014
    Panel MemberWriting Panel "Appropriate use criteria for management of osteochondritis dissecans of the knee", American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
  56. 2014 - present
    MemberEducation Committee, Department of Orthopedic Surgery
  57. 2014 - present
    MemberOrthopedic Device Committee, Department of Orthopedic Surgery
  58. 2014 - present
    MemberStaff Recruitment Committee, Department of Orthopedic Surgery
  59. 2013 - present
    MemberClinical Competency Committee, Department of Orthopedic Surgery
  60. 2013 - present
    Board MemberMusculoskeletal Transplant Foundation (MTF) Medical Board of Trustees
  61. 2013 - present
    MemberMinnesota Orthopaedic Society
  62. 2013 - present
    MemberInternational Society of Arthroscopy, Knee Surgery and Orthopaedic Sports Medicine
  63. 2012 - present
    MemberSports Medicine Education Committee, Department of Orthopedic Surgery
  64. 2012 - 2014
    MemberAmerican College of Sports Medicine
  65. 2012
    Medical DirectorOrthopedic Bone Bank and Transplantation, Department of Orthopedic Surgery
  66. 2012
    Medical DirectorMayo Clinic Rochester Tissue Bank
  67. 2012 - present
    MemberOrthopedic Research Review Committee, Department of Orthopedic Surgery
  68. 2012 - present
    MemberOrthopedic Research Committee, Department of Orthopedic Surgery
  69. 2012 - present
    MemberInternational Cartilage Repair Society
  70. 2011 - 2014
    MemberProgram Committee Panel Reviewer, American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine
  71. 2011 - 2015
    Assistant DirectorOrthopedic Sports Medicine Fellowship, Department of Orthopedic Surgery
  72. 2011 - 2015
    Assistant DirectorOrthopedic Sports Medicine Research Fellowship
  73. 2011 - 2014
    MemberAOSSM Program Committee Panel Reviewer, American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine
  74. 2011 - present
    MemberAmerican Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine
  75. 2010 - 2011
    FellowNew York Giants
  76. 2010 - 2011
    FellowSaint John's University Men's and Women's Soccer teams
  77. 2010 - 2011
    FellowSaint John's University Men's and Women's Basketball Teams
  78. 2010
    PhysicianNew York Public Schools Athletic League Injury Clinic
  79. 2010
    PhysicianNew York Public Schools Athletic League Pre-Participation Physicals
  80. 2010 - present
    Candidate MemberAmerican Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine
  81. 2010 - present
    MemberMid American Orthopedic Association
  82. 2009 - present
    MemberArthroscopy Association of North America
  83. 2008 - 2010
    MemberOrthopaedic Research and Education Foundation
  84. 2008 - 2010
    Resident LiaisonAmerican Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
  85. 2008
    Team PhysicianMayo High School Football
  86. 2007 - 2009
    Team PhysicianIce Hawks Junior Hockey League
  87. 2006 - 2007
    Team PhysicianFillmore Central High School Football
  88. 2005 - 2011
    Mayo Fellows Association, Mayo School of Graduate Medical Education, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science
  89. 2005 - 2009
    MemberOrthopedic Surgery Interest Group, Mayo Medical School, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science
  90. 2005 - 2008
    Candidate MemberAmerican Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
  91. 2004 - 2005
    Student RepresentativeClass of 2005, Mayo Medical School, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science
  92. 2003
    Teaching AssistantMayo Medical School Gross Anatomy
  93. 2001 - present
    MemberMinnesota Medical Association
  94. 2001 - present
    MemberAmerican Medical Association

Publications

Research activities

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