DepartmentsChildren's CenterPediatric and Adolescent MedicineOrthopedic SurgerySurgerySpecialty GroupsSports MedicineSports Medicine – MinnesotaPediatric Orthopedic SurgeryLocationRochester, MinnesotaLanguagesEnglishExisting patientsSend a secure message via patient portal Conditions treatedACL injuryHip impingementHip labral tearKnee cartilage injuryKneecap subluxationShoulder instabilityTorn meniscus Procedures performedACL surgeryCartilage repairHip arthroscopyMeniscus repairMeniscus transplantOsteotomyShoulder arthroscopyShoulder instability surgery InterestsACL injuriesMeniscus tearsCartilage restoration and transplantationMeniscus transplantationOsteotomyArthroscopic treatment of femoroacetabular impingementHip labral tearsHamstring avulsion repairsShoulder instability Mayo Clinic locations Rochester, Minnesota Driving directions More info Billing & insurance Accessibility services Education2011Clinical Associate - Senior Clinical Associate in Orthopaedic SurgeryHospital for Special Surgery, Weill Cornell Medical College2011Special Fellowship - Sports Medicine and Shoulder ServiceHospital for Special Surgery2010ResidentOrthopedic Surgery, Programs in Rochester, Mayo School of Graduate Medical Education, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine2010Resident - Orthopedic SurgeryMayo School of Graduate Medical Education, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine2005MD - Doctor of MedicineMayo Medical School, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine2001BA - Chemistry (Summa cum laude, top 5 in graduating class)Saint John's UniversityShow more education Activities and honorsCertifications2014Orthopedic Sports MedicineAmerican Board of Orthopaedic Surgery2013Orthopedic SurgeryAmerican Board of Orthopaedic SurgeryAwards and honors2023AOSSM 2023 Master Award for Innovation and Impactful Contribution to Sports MedicineAOSSM2023AANA 2023 Patellofemoral Anatomy Research Excellence Award for “Grooveplasty Versus Trochleoplasty for Trochlear Dysplasia in the Setting of Patellar Instability” Arthroscopy Association of North America2023Voted “Teacher of the Day” Orthopedic Today Annual Meeting 2023Orthopedics Today2022Finalist, OTIF 2022 lower extremity tips/pearls competitionOrthopedic Technology & Innovation Forum2022Herodicus 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 Medicine2022Daniel 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 Society2022Mentored 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 Association2022Voted “Teacher of the Day” Orthopedic Today Annual Meeting 2022.Orthopedics Today20222022 Digital Health Award: Ortho ACL Interactive Care PlanDigital Health Awards2021Research 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 Medicine2021Minnesota Monthly’s Top Doctors in Minnesota 2021Minnesota Monthly2021ISAKOS 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 Medicine2021$100,000 from the Reinig Immunotherapy of Arthritis Treatment Award Department of Research2021MAOA finalist Physician in Training Award (mentored Dr. Nick Duethman, MD) for Midterm Outcomes of Isolated Lateral Meniscus Tears in Young PatientsMid America Orthopaedic Association2021• 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 Association2021Top Doctors in MinnesotaMinnesota Monthly Magazine20212021-2023 ISAKOS Research Grant Winner for Translational Research: A. Krych, MD UNITED STATES Project Title: A Deep Learning, Artificially Intelligent, Digital Twin Framework for Early Detection and Prognostication of Post-traumatic Osteoarthritis following Anterior Cruciate Ligament InjuryISAKOS2020Mid-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 Association2020Herodicus 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 2020Top Doctor's Award (Orthopedic Surgery)Minnesota Monthly20192019 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 America2019Traveling Fellowship TourAPKASS/AOSSM2019InducteeMagellan Society2019Top Doctor's Award (Orthopedic Surgery)Minnesota Monthly2019"Master Innovator" Competition Finalist ("Meniscus Repair Techniques")American Orthopedic Society for Sports Medicine2019Young 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 Society20182018 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."ICRS2018Top 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 Association2018E. 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 Association2018KSSTA 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, Arthroscopy2018KSSTA 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)2017Herodicus 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?)AOSSM2017Stop 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?)AOSSM2017ISAKOS Patellofemoral Research Excellence Award Finalist (Patellofemoral arthritis after lateral patellar dislocation: A matched population-based analysis)ISAKOS2016"The 16 Standout North American Sports Knee Surgeons"Orthopedics This Week2016Award 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 Garcia20162016 Teacher of the YearMayo Fellows' Association, Department of Orthopedic Surgery2015NIH-Sponsored Musculoskeletal Research Training Grant at Mayo ClinicMayo Clinic Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science, Department of Education Administration2015Patellofemoral Research Excellence Award Finalist: Assessing patellar instability: Relating tibial tubercle trochlear groove distance to patient specific anatomyISAKOS2015Scientific Award Finalist: Return to sport: Does excellent 6-month strength and function following ACL reconstruction predict mid-term outcomesISAKOS2015Coventry Award for paper: Individualizing the tibial tubercle to trochlear groove distance: patellar instability ratios that predict recurrent instability.Mayo Clinic Department of Orthopedic Surgery2015Highest Rated Poster "Repeat Meniscus Repair: What can we expect?Arthroscopy Association of North America2013Alternate Traveling Fellow for 2013 APKASS tourAmerican Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine20132013 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 Association2013Lars-Peterson - Sanofi Traveling Fellowship, EuropeInternational Cartilage Repair Society2011Phillip D. Wilson Award for Excellence in Orthopaedic Surgery Research: Cartilage integration with porous nondegradable hydrogels after enzymatic treatment of osteochondral defectsHospital for Special Surgery2010Joseph M. Janes Peer Excellence AwardHospital for Special Surgery2009One Year Gait Analysis and Strength Data from Prospective Randomized Trial Favors Mini-posterior over Two Incision THAH.A. Peterson Scholarly Writing Competition Award2009No Benefit of the Two-Incision THA Over Mini-Posterior THA: A Pilot Study of Gait and StrengthMark B. Coventry Clinical Research Competition Award2008Faculty Research AwardPatrick J. Kelly Basic Science Research Competition2008Faculty Research AwardMark B. Coventry Clinical Research Competition2008Finalist, Physician in Training AwardAnnual MAOA Meeting2005Humanitarian AwardEA Ulzen2003WABDL Drug-Free World and National Records in Bench Press for Less than 25 years of ageWorld Association of Bench Pressers & Deadlifters2003Best Educational Poster presentationExperimental Biology Annual Meeting2001Wasie Full Tuition Merit Scholarship for Medical SchoolWasie Foundation2001Abbot Educational Fund ScholarAbbot2000Team Captain, All-conference and All-regional Academic Teams, National Championship GameSt. John's University1999Most Outstanding Organic ChemistAmerican Chemical Society1998Leadership ScholarshipSiehl1997Full Tuition Merit Scholarship (Undergraduate)Wasie Foundation1996Minnesota Associated Press First Team All-State FootballHoldingford High SchoolShow more awards and honorsProfessional memberships2021Course Co-ChairAdvanced Knee Course, Arthroscopy Association of North America2021Master InstructorArthroscopy Association of North America2021 - presentMemberHerodicus Society2020 - 2021Co-ChairAANA/AOSM;Specialty Day2020HostTraveling Fellows, Arthroscopic Association of North America (AANA)2020Course DirectorMAYO CME COURSE, What You Need to Know: Joint Exams for Primary Care – Online. Activity ID: 20R00218 2020 - presentMemberOrthopedic Surgery Residency Program Evaluation Committee, Department of Orthopedic Surgery2020 - presentMemberMayo Clinic;Surgical Procedural Strategic Transformation and Ramp Up (STAR) Practice Efficiency Subcommittee, Mayo Clinic2020 - presentMemberPatient Reported Outcomes Management in Orthopedic Enterprise (PROMOTE) Project2020 - presentInvestigator study group memberANCHOR (Academic Network for Conservational Outcomes Research)2020 - presentBoard of DirectorsInternational Society of Orthopaedic Centers (ISOC) - HSS2020 - presentTeam PhysicianMinnesota Timberwolves NBA Basketball Team2020 - presentMemberNBA Team Physician's Association2020 - presentMemberANCHOR Investigator Study Group2019 - 2021Education Committee MemberArthroscopic Association of North America (AANA)2019 - 2021ICL Selection CommitteeArthroscopic Association of North America (AANA)2019Master InstructorArthroscopy Association of North America2019 - presentCouncil of DelegatesAmerican Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine2019 - presentStudy Group CoordinatorMERCuRE (Meniscus Repair, Conservation, and Restoration) Study Group2019 - presentBoard MemberInternational Cartilage Repair Society2019 - presentChair, Fellowship, Scholarship & Research CommitteeInternational Cartilage Repair Society2019 - present2019 Annual Meeting Scientific Program CommitteeInternational Cartilage Repair Society2019 - presentHostLars Peterson Clinical Travelling Fellowship, International Cartilage Repair Society2018 - 2019MemberWeb-Based Longitudinal Assessment (ABOS WLA) Knowledge Source Group for Orthopaedic Sports Medicine, American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery2018 - 2019Committee MemberInternational Cartilage Repair Society2018Committee MemberICL Selection Committee, Arthroscopy Association of North America2018Committee MemberCompliance Committee, Arthroscopy Association of North America2018 - presentGeneral Board MemberInternational Cartilage Repair Society2017 - presentPeer RefereeORS/OREF2017 - 2021MemberHip Committee, International Society of Arthroscopy, Knee Surgery and Orthopaedic Sports Medicine2017Instructional Course FacultyArthroscopy Association of North America2017Abstract Review Committee MemberArthroscopy Association of North America2017 - presentMemberFinancial Analysis Committee, Department of Orthopedic Surgery2017 - presentMemberMetrics of Osteochondral Allografts (MOCA group)2017 - presentMemberEducation Committee, Arthroscopy Association of North America2016 - presentMemberDepartment of Radiology, Staff Recruitment Committee2016 - 2018Deputy ChairInternational Cartilage Repair Society2016 - presentDirectorDepartment of Orthopedic Surgery2016 - presentDirectorOrthopedic Sports Medicine Fellowship, Department of Orthopedic Surgery2016 - presentSection MemberOrthopedic Research Society Meniscus Study Section2016 - presentMemberROCK group (Research in Osteochondritis Dissecans of the Knee)2016 - presentCommittee MemberAbstract Reviewer Committee, International Cartilage Repair Society2015 - presentDirectorOrthopedic Sports Medicine Research Fellowship2015 - presentMemberBoard of Directors, Mid American Orthopedic Association2015 - 2018Board of DirectorsMinnesota Orthopaedic Society2015 - 2016Co-Chair2016 MOS Annual Meeting, Minnesota Orthopaedic Society2015MemberClass of 2015, American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons2015 - presentMemberClinical Practice Committee, Department of Orthopedic Surgery2015 - presentMember at LargeBoard of Directors, Minnesota Orthopaedic Society2015 - presentCommittee MemberFellowship, Scholarship and Research Committee, International Cartilage Repair Society2014 - presentMemberMayo Medical School Advisory Program2014 - presentMemberTeaching/Examining Committee, Mayo Medical School Advisory Program2014 - 2020Assistant Team PhysicianMinnesota Timberwolves NBA Basketball Team2014 - 2019MemberScientific Committee, International Society of Arthroscopy, Knee Surgery and Orthopaedic Sports Medicine2014Panel MemberWriting Panel "Appropriate use criteria for management of osteochondritis dissecans of the knee", American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons2014 - presentMemberEducation Committee, Department of Orthopedic Surgery2014 - presentMemberOrthopedic Device Committee, Department of Orthopedic Surgery2014 - presentMemberStaff Recruitment Committee, Department of Orthopedic Surgery2013 - presentMemberClinical Competency Committee, Department of Orthopedic Surgery2013 - presentBoard MemberMusculoskeletal Transplant Foundation (MTF) Medical Board of Trustees2013 - presentMemberMinnesota Orthopaedic Society2013 - presentMemberInternational Society of Arthroscopy, Knee Surgery and Orthopaedic Sports Medicine2012 - presentMemberSports Medicine Education Committee, Department of Orthopedic Surgery2012 - 2014MemberAmerican College of Sports Medicine2012Medical DirectorOrthopedic Bone Bank and Transplantation, Department of Orthopedic Surgery2012Medical DirectorMayo Clinic Rochester Tissue Bank2012 - presentMemberOrthopedic Research Review Committee, Department of Orthopedic Surgery2012 - presentMemberOrthopedic Research Committee, Department of Orthopedic Surgery2012 - presentMemberInternational Cartilage Repair Society2011 - 2014MemberProgram Committee Panel Reviewer, American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine2011 - 2015Assistant DirectorOrthopedic Sports Medicine Fellowship, Department of Orthopedic Surgery2011 - 2015Assistant DirectorOrthopedic Sports Medicine Research Fellowship2011 - 2014MemberAOSSM Program Committee Panel Reviewer, American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine2011 - presentMemberAmerican Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine2010 - 2011FellowNew York Giants2010 - 2011FellowSaint John's University Men's and Women's Soccer teams2010 - 2011FellowSaint John's University Men's and Women's Basketball Teams2010PhysicianNew York Public Schools Athletic League Injury Clinic2010PhysicianNew York Public Schools Athletic League Pre-Participation Physicals2010 - presentCandidate MemberAmerican Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine2010 - presentMemberMid American Orthopedic Association2009 - presentMemberArthroscopy Association of North America2008 - 2010MemberOrthopaedic Research and Education Foundation2008 - 2010Resident LiaisonAmerican Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons2008Team PhysicianMayo High School Football2007 - 2009Team PhysicianIce Hawks Junior Hockey League2006 - 2007Team PhysicianFillmore Central High School Football2005 - 2011Mayo Fellows Association, Mayo School of Graduate Medical Education, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science2005 - 2009MemberOrthopedic Surgery Interest Group, Mayo Medical School, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science2005 - 2008Candidate MemberAmerican Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons2004 - 2005Student RepresentativeClass of 2005, Mayo Medical School, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science2003Teaching AssistantMayo Medical School Gross Anatomy2001 - presentMemberMinnesota Medical Association2001 - presentMemberAmerican Medical AssociationShow more professional membershipsPublicationsSee my publicationsResearch activitiesSee a description of research activities. 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