Rafael J. Sierra, M.D.

  1. Orthopedic Surgeon

Departments

Location

  1. Rochester, Minnesota

Languages

English
Rochester

Rochester, Minnesota

  1. 2021
    CertificateHarvard Medical School Surgical Leadership Program
  2. 2006
    Fellow - Hip ReconstructionHip Society/Mueller Foundation European
  3. 2005
    ResidentOrthopedic Surgery, Programs in Rochester, Mayo School of Graduate Medical Education, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine
  4. 2005
    Internship/Residency - Orthopedic SurgeryMayo Clinic in Rochester
  5. 2000
    Research FellowshipDivision of Arthritis Surgery, Department of Orthopedics, University of Miami
  6. 1996
    MDPontificia Universidad Javeriana
  7.  
    CertificateAspiring Leadership Program
  8.  
    CertificateThe Power of Coaching Program

Certifications

  1. 2009
    Orthopedic SurgeryAmerican Board of Orthopaedic Surgery

Awards and honors

  1. 2023
    The Frank Stinchfield Award 2023The Hip Society
  2. 2019
    2019 Best Poster Award: Non-ArthroplastyAmerican Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons
  3. 2019
    2019 John Charnley Award American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
  4. 2017
    2017 Achievement AwardAmerican Academy of Orthopedic Surgery (AAOS)
  5. 2017
    2017 John Charnley AwardAmerican Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
  6. 2016
    2016 John Charnley AwardAmerican Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
  7. 2016
    Blue Ribbon Article Award Journal of Orthopedics
  8. 2015
    2015 Chitranjan Ranawat AwardKnee Society
  9. 2014
    Best Poster Award "No Difference in TKA Outcome in Patients with + SPT for Metal Hypersentivity: A Matched Cohort Analyses"ISAR Annual Meeting
  10. 2014
    Emerging Leader AwardAmerican Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons
  11. 2014
    2014 Reviewer Wall of Fame "Excellence in Reviewing" AwardThe Journal of Arthroplasty
  12. 2013
    Honorary Knighthood (Caballero Honorario SCCOT)Colombian Orthopedic Society
  13. 2013
    Leaders in Joint ReplacementGeneration Next
  14. 2013
    Preceptor, Physician Assistant ProgramUniversity Of Saint Francis
  15. 2011
    2011 ISAKOS Scientific Award for best paper "Screening for Femoroacetabular Impingement in Adolescent Asymptomatic Athletes"ISAKOS
  16. 2008
    Best Poster Award: Ischial Spine into the Pelvic Cavity: A New Sign for Acetabular Retroversion on Plain RadiographsMid-America Orthopaedic Association
  17. 2008
    Best Poster Award: Total Knee Arthroplasty in Patients with Fibromyalgia has a High Complication RateMid-America Orthopaedic Association
  18. 2005
    Mark B. Coventry Clinical Research Award for Outstanding Research in Orthopedic SurgeryDepartment of Orthopedic Surgery
  19. 2003
    Finalist, 18th Annual Research CompetitionSmith and Nephew
  20. 2001
    Mark B. Coventry Clinical Research Award for Outstanding Research in Orthopedic SurgeryDepartment of Orthopedic Surgery

Professional memberships

  1. 2023 - present
    Chair 2024 AAOS Central Program CommitteeAmerican Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
  2. 2023 - present
    2024 Central Program ChairAmerican Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
  3. 2022 - present
    MemberMayo Clinic
  4. 2022 - present
    Vice PresidentAssociation Research Circulation Osseous (ARCO)
  5. 2022 - present
    MemberMayo Clinic
  6. 2021 - present
    MemberSurgical & Procedural Committee, Clinical Practice Committee, Executive Operations Team
  7. 2021 - present
    MemberMayo Clinic
  8. 2021 - present
    MemberInternational Priority Specialty Subcommittee, Mayo Clinic International
  9. 2021 - 2024
    Central Program CommitteeAmerican Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
  10. 2020 - present
    MemberMayo Clinic
  11. 2019 - present
    MemberInternational Hip Society
  12. 2019 - present
    Executive Board; Chair, Research CommitteeThe Knee Society
  13. 2019 - present
    Membership CommitteeThe Hip Society
  14. 2019 - present
    Chair, Board of DirectorsMaurice E. Muller Foundation of North America
  15. 2018 - 2022
    Membership CommitteeThe Hip Society
  16. 2018
    DelegateInternational PJI Consensus 2018 Meeting
  17. 2018 - present
    Chair, International CommitteeAmerican Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons
  18. 2018 - 2019
    Fellowship Match Oversight CommitteeAmerican Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons
  19. 2018 - 2021
    Committee MemberAmerican Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons - Adult Reconstruction Hip Instructional Course Committee
  20. 2018 - present
    Committee MemberAmerican Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons - Hip and Knee Content Committee
  21. 2018 - present
    Executive Committee MemberAdvanced Network for Conservation of Hip Outcomes Research (ANCHOR)
  22. 2017 - present
    ReviewerThe Hip Journal
  23. 2017 - present
    ReviewerThe Knee Journal
  24. 2017 - present
    Member at LargeMid-America Orthopaedic Association
  25. 2013 - 2018
    Vice-Chair, International CommitteeAmerican Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons
  26. 2013 - present
    MemberAudit Committee, Mid-America Orthopaedic Association
  27. 2013 - present
    MemberBoard of Directors, Mid-America Orthopaedic Association
  28. 2013 - present
    Member at LargeAmerican Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons
  29. 2013 - present
    MemberNominating Committee, American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons
  30. 2012 - present
    MemberConsultant Staff Recruitment Committee, Department of Orthopedic Surgery
  31. 2011
    ChairmanProgram Committee, Mid-America Orthopaedic Association
  32. 2011 - 2021
    Fellowship DirectorAdult Reconstruction Upper and Lower Extremity, Department of Orthopedic Surgery
  33. 2011 - 2012
    ChairMembership Committee, American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons
  34. 2011 - present
    MemberBoard of Directors, Maurice E. Muller Foundation of North America
  35. 2011 - present
    MemberInternational Congress of Joint Reconstruction
  36. 2011 - present
    MemberEducation Committee, International Congress of Joint Reconstruction
  37. 2011 - present
    ChairInternational Committee (Latin America), American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons
  38. 2010
    MemberProgram Committee, Mid-America Orthopaedic Association
  39. 2010 - present
    MemberAbstract Review Committee, American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons
  40. 2009
    MemberProgram Committee, Mid-America Orthopaedic Association
  41. 2009 - present
    Vice ChairClinical Practice Committee, Department of Orthopedic Surgery
  42. 2009 - present
    MemberEducation Committee, Department of Orthopedic Surgery
  43. 2008
    SCCOT Honorary MemberColombian Orthopedic Society
  44. 2008 - present
    MemberNurse Liasion, Rochester Methodist Hospital, Physician/Nursing Leadership Team, Mayo Clinic Rochester Committees
  45. 2008 - present
    MemberAdvanced Network for Conservation of Hip Outcomes Research (ANCHOR)
  46. 2008 - present
    MemberMaurice E. Muller Foundation of North America
  47. 2007 - present
    MemberMid-America Orthopaedic Association
  48. 2007 - present
    MemberAmerican Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons
  49. 2005 - present
    MemberMayo Clinic Orthopedic Research Committee, Mayo Clinic Rochester Committees
  50. 2003 - 2005
    Resident MemberMayo Clinic Orthopedic Research Committee, Mayo Clinic Rochester Committees
  51. 2000 - present
    MemberAmerican Medical Association
  52. 2000 - present
    MemberAmerican Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
  53. 2000 - present
    MemberZumbro Valley Medical Society, Minnesota Medical Association