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John G. Costouros, MD

Academic Appointments

  • Assistant Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery at the Stanford University Medical Center

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Contact Information

  • Clinical Offices
    Stanford University Dept of Orthopaedic Surgery 450 Broadway St Pavilion A MC 6120 Redwood City, CA 94063
    Tel Work (650) 723-5643 Fax (650) 721-3420
  • Academic Offices
    Alternate Contact
    Toni Wroten Administrative Assistant Tel Work 650.721.7628
    Not for medical emergencies or patient use

Professional Overview

Clinical Focus

  • Orthopaedic Surgery and Sports Medicine
  • Orthoped Surg/Sports Med

Academic Appointments

Administrative Appointments

  • President, Leroy C. Abbott Orthopaedic Society (UC San Francisco) (2011 - present)
  • President, Northern California Chapter of the Western Orthopaedic Association (NCCWOA) (2011 - present)
  • Board of Directors, Northern California Chapter of the Western Orthopaedic Association (NCCWOA) (2009 - present)
  • Board of Directors, Leroy C. Abbott Orthopaedic Society (UC San Francisco) (2008 - present)
  • Medical Director, Graduate School of Athletic Training, San Jose State University (2008 - present)
  • Adunct Professor, Graduate School of Athletic Training, San Jose State University (2007 - present)
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Honors and Awards

  • Research Award, Arthroscopy Association of North America (AANA) (2006)
  • Award for Outstanding Contribution to Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery, Smith & Nephew Endoscopy (2005)
  • Award for Excellence in Basic Science Research, Leroy C. Abbott Orthopaedic Society, University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) (2004)
  • Research Poster of the Year, Arthroscopy Association of North America (AANA) (2003)
  • Award for Excellence in Basic Science Research, Leroy C. Abbott Orthopaedic Society, University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) (2002)
  • Research Fellowship, Arthroscopy Association of North America (AANA) (2002)
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Professional Education

Residency: University of California San Francisco CA (2004)
Internship: University of California San Francisco CA (1999)
Medical Education: University of California San Francisco CA (1998)
Fellowship: Harvard Medical School MA (2005)
Fellowship: University of Zurich, Balgrist Hospital, Shoulder and Elbow Surgery (2005)
Fellowship: University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Cartilage Injury, Apoptosis (2002)
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Community and International Work

Courses

2013-14

Postdoctoral Advisees

Michael Burns

Scientific Focus

Current Research and Scholarly Interests

Dr. Costouros specializes in the arthroscopic and open treatment of shoulder and elbow disorders derived from sports injuries, arthritis, fractures, compressive neuropathies, and failed prior surgeries. He has made significant award-winning research discoveries in the molecular etiology and treatment of arthritis and cartilage injuries.

He has special expertise in the reverse total shoulder replacement, management of massive and irreparable rotator cuff tears, revision surgery, tendon transfers, fractures of the shoulder girdle, and the treatment of sports-related disorders and instability of the shoulder in overhead athletes using arthroscopic techniques.

His research focuses on improving our understanding of cartilage injury and arthritis at the cellular level, specifically the development of methods to modulate programmed cell death or apoptosis. He also is involved in the development of cell-based strategies in improving outcomes following rotator cuff repair and better understanding the causes of rotator cuff disease.

Dr. Costouros continues to be interested in the development of instruments to analyze surgical outcomes and the creation of registries which allow surgeons to better understand patient-specific outcomes, implant longevity, wear mechanisms, and how surgeons can consistently deliver the best results following shoulder and elbow surgery.

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