Shawn W. O'Driscoll, M.D., Ph.D.

  1. Orthopedic Surgeon
  2. Sports Medicine Specialist
  1. Articular cartilage injury
  2. Biceps tear
  3. Elbow fracture
  4. Elbow impingement
  5. Golfer's elbow
  6. Labral tear
  7. Osteoarthritis
  8. Osteochondritis dissecans
  9. Shoulder impingement syndrome
  10. Sports injury
  11. Tennis elbow
  1. Cartilage repair
  2. Elbow arthroscopy
  3. Shoulder arthroscopy
  4. Shoulder replacement
  • Elbow, shoulder and cartilage
  • Clinical and basic laboratory research in sports medicine on elbow biomechanics, kinematics, ligament injuries and reconstruction, fractures and fracture fixation, elbow contractures, and elbow arthroscopy
  • Developed and published key provocative clinical signs for establishing the diagnosis of such conditions as ulnar collateral ligament injuries in throwing athletes, biceps tendon tears, and instability
  • Validation of further provocative clinical signs for establishing the diagnosis of tennis elbow, golfer's elbow, osteochondritis dissecans, chondral injuries, posterior impingement, chronic valgus extension overload, and early arthritis
  • Clinical research in documentation of the safety of arthroscopic contracture release of the elbow, elbow contracture release in pediatric patients, arthroscopic treatment of osteochondritis dissecans, and arthroscopic osteocapsular arthroplasty for hypertrophic osteoarthritis from chronic overuse such as with weightlifting and pitching
  • Shoulder research studies including arthroscopic glendoiplasty and osteocapsular arthroplasty for osteoarthritis in athletic and patients, osteolysis of the distal clavicle, and labral/SLAP tears
  • Dynamic labral shear test to diagnose SLAP tears and internal impingement
  • Biomechanics of the elbow and shoulder and cartilage repair techniques
  1. 1989
    Fellow - Shoulder and Elbow SurgeryMayo Clinic in Rochester
  2. 1989
    Postdoctoral Research Fellowship - Orthopedic Biomechanics under the supervision of K-N An, PhD, BF Morrey, and EYS Chao PhD, Orthopedic Biomechanics Laboratory, Rochester MNMayo Clinic in Rochester
  3. 1988
    Fellow - Upper Extremity SurgerySt. Michaels Hospital
  4. 1988
    Fellow - Arthroscopic SurgeryToronto Western Hospital
  5. 1988
    Post-Doc - Under direction of A.R. Poole, PhD, DSc at Joint Diseases Laboratory, Shriner's Hospita,l, McGill Univ., Montreal, CanadaMcGill University
  6. 1987
    Resident - Orthopedic SurgeryUniversity of Toronto
  7. 1984
    Doctor of PhilosophyUniversity of Toronto
  8. 1984
    PhDInstitute of Medical Science, University of Toronto
  9. 1981
    InternshipToronto General Hospital
  10. 1980
    MDUniversity of Toronto
  11. 1974
    Baccalaureate StudiesUnited World College of the Atlantic, South Wales


  1. 2007
    Orthopaedic Sports MedicineAmerican Board of Orthopaedic Surgery
  2. 1992
    Orthopaedic SurgeryAmerican Board of Orthopaedic Surgery
  3. 1988
    Orthopaedic SurgeryRoyal College of Physicians & Surgeons of Canada

Awards and honors

  1. 2009
    ICRS Honorary Lifetime Membership and Complimentary Congress Access for Oustanding Contributions to the Society (ICRS)International Cartilage Repair Society
  2. 2008
    Course of the Year Award for 10th Annual Mayo Clinic Advanced Elbow Surgical Skills CourseMayo School of Continuous Professional Development, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science, Department of Education Administration
  3. 2005
    Recognition for Outstanding Arthritis ResearchCentral Chapter, Arthritis Foundation
  4. 1999
    Outstanding Faculty MemberMayo School of Continuing Medical Education, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science, Department of Education Administration
  5. 1990
    Scholarship for ResearchMedical Research Council of Canada
  6. 1990
    Scholarship for Research on Regulations of Periosteal Neochondrogenesis for Cartilage RegenerationMedical Research Council of Canada
  7. 1990
    Award for Research on Regulation of Periosteal Neochondrogenesis for Cartilage RegenerationCanadian Orthopaedic Research and Education (CORE-ACORE)
  8. 1989
    McLaughlin FellowshipAwarding Organization
  9. 1988
    North American Traveling FellowshipAmerican Orthopaedic Association
  10. 1988
    Charles S. Neer Award for 4th Annual Meeting (20 year review of Dutoit staple capsulorrhaphy of the shoulder)American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons
  11. 1987
    Kennedy Visiting Professor Award for Best Paper, Annual Senior Orthopaedic Residents' PresentationsUniversity of Toronto
  12. 1987
    Gallie-Bateman Award for Best Scientific Research PaperDepartment of Surgery, University of Toronto
  13. 1985
    J. Edouard Samson Award for Outstanding ResearchCanadian Orthopaedic Research Society
  14. 1985
    J.C. Kennedy Award for Excellence in Sports MedicineOntario Medical Association Section on Sports Medicine
  15. 1983
    Zimmer Award for Best Basic Science Research PaperCanadian Orthopaedic Residents' Association
  16. 1983
    George F. Pennel Award for Best Clinical or Basic Scientific PresentationCanadian Orthopaedic Residents' Association
  17. 1983
    Honorable Mention for Best Research PresentationCanadian Orthopaedic Residents' Association
  18. 1982
    Research FellowshipMedical Research Council of Canada
  19. 1982
    Zimmer Award for Best Basic Science Research PaperCanadian Orthopaedic Residents' Association
  20. 1980
    Straight Honours (83%) GraduationUniversity of Toronto
  21. 1980
    Dean's Honour ListUniversity of Toronto
  22. 1980
    Dr. Jacob Goldstein Scholarship (OBGYN)Awarding Organization
  23. 1978
    COTC Memorial BusaryAwarding Organization
  24. 1978
    Bradshaw-Errington BusaryAwarding Organization
  25. 1978
    Bradshaw-Errington ScholarshipAwarding Organization
  26. 1976
    COTC Memorial AwardAwarding Organization
  27. 1975
    Ann Shepard Memorial ScholarshipAwarding Organization
  28. 1975
    Gordon Southam ScholarshipAwarding Organization
  29. 1972
    ScholarshipOntario Separate School Board
  30. 1972
    ScholarshipUnited World College of the Atlantic, Navy League of Canada
  31. 1972
    ScholarshipUnited World College of the Atlantic, Marine Club of Toronto
  32. 1972
    ScholarshipUnited World College of the Atlantic, Knights of Columbus
  33. 1972
    ScholarshipUnited World College of the Atlantic, Jackman Foundation

Professional memberships

  1. 2010
    Honorary MemberRoyal London Hospital Orthopaedic and Trauma Society
  2. 2006
    MemberMusculoskeletal Center Design Development Task Force, Mayo Clinic Rochester Task Forces
  3. 2006 - present
    DirectorShoulder and Elbow Fellowship, Department of Orthopedic Surgery
  4. 2002 - 2004
    PresidentInternational Cartilage Repair Society
  5. 2001
    ChairOpen Meeting Program Committee, American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons
  6. 2000 - 2002
    Vice PresidentInternational Cartilage Repair Society
  7. 2000 - 2001
    ChairResearch Committee, American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons
  8. 2000
    ChairClosed Meeting Program Committee, American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons
  9. 1999 - 2000
    MemberMedical Industry Relations Committee, Mayo Clinic Rochester Committees
  10. 1998 - 2000
    MemberMultispecialty Surgical Skills Laboratory Task Force, Mayo Clinic Rochester Task Forces
  11. 1998 - present
    MemberOrthopedic Research Executive Committee, Department of Orthopedic Surgery
  12. 1992 - present
    MemberOrthopedic Basic Research Committee, Department of Orthopedic Surgery
  13. 1990 - 1992
    MemberOrthopedic Research Committee, University of Toronto
  14. 1990 - 1992
    MemberHuman Subjects in Experimentation Committee, St. Michaels Hospital
  15. 1989
    Co-ChairUpper Extremity Update, St. Michaels Hospital
  16. 1988
    Travel FellowAOA/COA North American Traveling Fellowship, Canadian Medical Association
  17. 1985
    DirectorScientific Program, Canadian Orthopaedic Residents Association
  18. 1985 - 1986
    RepresentativeCanadian Orthopaedic Residents Association
  19. 1984 - 1997
    External Grant ReviewerCanadian Arthritis Society
    ChairMembership Committee, International Cartilage Repair Society
    MemberOntario Medical Association
    MemberCanadian Medical Association
    MemberCollege of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario
    MemberRoyal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada
    MemberOrthopaedic Research Society
    MemberCanadian Orthopaedic Research Society
    MemberSigma Xi, The Scientific Research Society
    MemberAmerican Association of Clinical Anatomists
    MemberAmerican Board of Orthopaedic Surgery
    MemberExecutive Board, International Cartilage Repair Society
    MemberAmerican Orthopaedic Association
    MemberAcademy of Medicine, Toronto
    MemberMinnesota Board of Medical Examiners


Research activities

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