Rafael J. Sierra, M.D.

  1. Orthopedic Surgeon

Location

  1. Rochester, Minnesota

Languages

English
  1. 2006
    Fellow - Hip ReconstructionHip Society/Mueller Foundation European
  2. 2005
    Internship/Residency - Orthopedic SurgeryMayo Clinic in Rochester
  3. 2000
    Research FellowshipDivision of Arthritis Surgery, Department of Orthopedics, University of Miami
  4. 1996
    MDPontificia Universidad Javeriana

Certifications

  1. 2009
    Orthopaedic SurgeryAmerican Board of Orthopaedic Surgery

Awards and honors

  1. 2017
    2017 Achievement AwardAmerican Academy of Orthopedic Surgery (AAOS)
  2. 2017
    2017 John Charnley AwardAmerican Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
  3. 2016
    2016 John Charnley AwardAmerican Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
  4. 2016
    Blue Ribbon Article Award Journal of Orthopedics
  5. 2015
    2015 Chitranjan Ranawat AwardKnee Society
  6. 2014
    Best Poster Award "No Difference in TKA Outcome in Patients with + SPT for Metal Hypersentivity: A Matched Cohort Analyses"ISAR Annual Meeting
  7. 2014
    Emerging Leader AwardAmerican Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons
  8. 2014
    2014 Reviewer Wall of Fame "Excellence in Reviewing" AwardThe Journal of Arthroplasty
  9. 2013
    Honorary Knighthood (Caballero Honorario SCCOT)Colombian Orthopedic Society
  10. 2013
    Leaders in Joint ReplacementGeneration Next
  11. 2013
    Preceptor, Physician Assistant ProgramUniversity Of Saint Francis
  12. 2011
    2011 ISAKOS Scientific Award for best paper "Screening for Femoroacetabular Impingement in Adolescent Asymptomatic Athletes"ISAKOS
  13. 2008
    Best Poster Award: Ischial Spine into the Pelvic Cavity: A New Sign for Acetabular Retroversion on Plain RadiographsMid-America Orthopaedic Association
  14. 2008
    Best Poster Award: Total Knee Arthroplasty in Patients with Fibromyalgia has a High Complication RateMid-America Orthopaedic Association
  15. 2005
    Mark B. Coventry Clinical Research Award for Outstanding Research in Orthopedic SurgeryDepartment of Orthopedic Surgery
  16. 2003
    Finalist, 18th Annual Research CompetitionSmith and Nephew
  17. 2001
    Mark B. Coventry Clinical Research Award for Outstanding Research in Orthopedic SurgeryDepartment of Orthopedic Surgery
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Professional memberships

  1. 2017 - present
    Member at LargeMid-American Orthopaedic Association
  2. 2013 - present
    Vice-Chair, International CommitteeAmerican Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons (AAHKS)
  3. 2013 - present
    MemberAudit Committee, Mid-America Orthopaedic Association
  4. 2013 - present
    MemberBoard of Directors, Mid-America Orthopaedic Association
  5. 2013 - present
    Member at LargeAmerican Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons
  6. 2013 - present
    MemberNominating Committee, American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons
  7. 2012 - present
    MemberConsultant Staff Recruitment Committee, Department of Orthopedic Surgery
  8. 2011
    ChairmanProgram Committee, Mid-America Orthopaedic Association
  9. 2011 - 2012
    ChairMembership Committee, American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons
  10. 2011 - present
    Fellowship DirectorAdult Reconstruction Upper and Lower Extremity, Department of Orthopedic Surgery
  11. 2011 - present
    MemberBoard of Directors, Maurice E. Muller Foundation of North America
  12. 2011 - present
    MemberInternational Congress of Joint Reconstruction
  13. 2011 - present
    MemberEducation Committee, International Congress of Joint Reconstruction
  14. 2011 - present
    ChairInternational Committee (Latin America), American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons
  15. 2010
    MemberProgram Committee, Mid-America Orthopaedic Association
  16. 2010 - present
    MemberAbstract Review Committee, American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons
  17. 2009
    MemberProgram Committee, Mid-America Orthopaedic Association
  18. 2009 - present
    Vice ChairClinical Practice Committee, Department of Orthopedic Surgery
  19. 2009 - present
    MemberEducation Committee, Department of Orthopedic Surgery
  20. 2008
    SCCOT Honorary MemberColombian Orthopedic Society
  21. 2008 - present
    MemberNurse Liasion, Rochester Methodist Hospital, Physician/Nursing Leadership Team, Mayo Clinic Rochester Committees
  22. 2008 - present
    MemberAdvanced Network for Conservation of Hip Outcomes Research (ANCHOR)
  23. 2008 - present
    MemberMaurice E. Muller Foundation of North America
  24. 2007 - present
    MemberMid-America Orthopaedic Association
  25. 2007 - present
    MemberAmerican Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons
  26. 2005 - present
    MemberMayo Clinic Orthopedic Research Committee, Mayo Clinic Rochester Committees
  27. 2003 - 2005
    Resident MemberMayo Clinic Orthopedic Research Committee, Mayo Clinic Rochester Committees
  28. 2000 - present
    MemberAmerican Medical Association
  29. 2000 - present
    MemberAmerican Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
  30. 2000 - present
    MemberZumbro Valley Medical Society, Minnesota Medical Association
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Publications

Research activities

See a description of research activities.