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Ilya Voloshin, M.D.

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Dr. Voloshin is a Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery and is Chief of the Shoulder and Elbow Division at the University of Rochester Medical Center in Rochester, NY. He is a team physician for the Rochester Knighthawks. Dr. Voloshin has been with these teams since 2007.

Dr. Voloshin is an expert in arthroscopic surgery of the shoulder and elbow, as well as reconstruction and replacement surgery of the shoulder and elbow. He is an active member of multiple professional societies and serves on several committees and task force groups fulfilling several leadership roles.

Dr. Voloshin is an active researcher and a teacher. His research interests are primarily in the field of shoulder and elbow disorders with focus on bio-mechanics and clinical research. He frequently teaches courses and lectures on shoulder and elbow topics nationally and abroad.

Dr. Voloshin earned his medical degree from Dartmouth Medical School and completed his orthopaedics residency at the University of Rochester. He received his fellowship training in shoulder and elbow reconstruction and sports medicine at Columbia University and additional focused elbow training at Mayo Clinic. Dr. Voloshin is board-certified in orthopaedic surgery and sports medicine.


Dr. Voloshin is Director of the Shoulder and Elbow Division of the Department of Orthopaedics. His P30 CCMBM Grant has allowed for multiple collaborations with investigators in the CMSR and Biomechanics and Multimodal Tissue Imaging Core which has led to several publications using a human cadaveric shoulder model.
His research primarily has focused on the surgical treatment of distal third clavicle fractures, and repair and reconstruction of superior labral tears in a setting of biceps pathology and rotator cuff disease. Three biomechanics projects are presently accepted for national presentations and for manuscript submission to peer-reviewed journals. Findings from these projects are highly translational to clinical practice, and have paved the way for clinical trials. Dr. Voloshin has access and opportunity to care for thousands of patients with shoulder disorders for study in the basic science lab and will help utilize clinical research resources in the Administration Core to complete multiple clinical research studies.
Dr. Voloshin has provided human bone, cartilage, tendon and soft tissues to the Histology, Biochemistry, and Molecular Imaging Core to be utilized by P30 URMBMCC members and utilizes CCMBM resources including the Pilots and Mentoring support in the Enrichment Program, and the Navigator Program in CTSA to pursue NIH and PCORI funding opportunities in the future.

The main focus of Dr. Voloshin's research in last five years can be divided in basic science biomechanical projects and clinical outcomes studies surrounding shoulder disorders. The basic science biomechanical projects were focused on two controversial areas: surgical treatment of distal third clavicle fractures and the biomechanical role of superior labrum in a setting of biceps tenotomy or tenodesis in patients with rotator cuff disease. Specifically research in distal third clavicle fractures focused on importance of coracoclavicular fixation in Type II distal third clavicle fractures. Treatment of these fractures often results in poor outcome due to the inherent significant displacement forces involved in this injury. Dr. Voloshin's research showed the importance of coracoclavicular fixation in these fractures.
Dr. Voloshin's biomechanics research on the role of superior labrum in the setting of biceps tenodesis or tenotomy in patients with rotator cuff disease demonstrated that the superior labrum plays an important role in superior stability of the glenohumeral joint and the importance of repair or reconstruction of the superior labrum in patients with deficient superior labrum undergoing biceps tenotomy or tenodesis. The findings of these biomechanical studies are translational to clinical practice and clinical trials are planned to show the clinical effectiveness of the findings.
His clinical research in the last five years has mainly focused on clinical outcomes studies utilizing NSQIP database. The American College of Surgeons National Surgical Quality Improvement Program Participant User File (NSQIP) comprises a clinical database with systematic patient tracking at hospitals that voluntarily participate. Rigid adherence to set protocols with interval auditing are necessary components to participation. The NSQIP database is emerging as an important tool in evaluating patient characteristics and other factors associated with surgical complications, increased length of stay, prolonged operative times, and other problems that greatly influence patient outcome and compound health care costs. Dr. Voloshin's research has highlighted multiple factors that drive healthcare costs in treatment of shoulder disorders.



  • Orthopaedic Surgery - American Board of Orthopedic Surgery
  • Sports Medicine - American Board of Orthopedic Surgery


MD | Dartmouth Medical School

Post-doctoral Training & Residency

08/01/2003 - 07/31/2004
Fellowship in Shoulder and Elbow Reconstruction, Sports Medicine at Columbia University College of Physicians and Surg

06/26/1999 - 06/25/2003
Residency in Orthopaedic Surgery at University of Rochester Medical Center

06/26/1998 - 06/25/1999
Internship in General Surgery at University of Rochester Medical Center

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Goldstein Research Award
Sponsor: University of Rochester, Dept of Orthopaedic Surgery

Goldstein Award for Clinical Orthopaedic Research
Sponsor: Department of Orthopaedics and Rehabilitation
Location: University of Rochester

Finalist, AJSM Systematic Review Competition
Sponsor: American Journal of Sports Medicine

Translational Research Award
Sponsor: Coulter Foundation

Shoulder Arthroscopy Traveling Fellow
Sponsor: Arthroscopy Association of North American

Ilizarov Mini-Fellowship
Location: Lecco, Italy

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Journal Articles

Strong BM, Voloshin I. "Posterior Interosseous Nerve Proximity to Cortical Button Implant for Distal Biceps Repair With Single and 2-Incision Approaches." The Journal of hand surgery.. 2019 Jul 0; 44(7):613.e1-613.e6. Epub 2018 Oct 06.

Galvin JW, Kenney R, Curry EJ, Parada SA, Eichinger JK, Voloshin I, Li X. "Superior Capsular Reconstruction for Massive Rotator Cuff Tears: A Critical Analysis Review." JBJS reviews.. 2019 Jun 4; Epub 2019 Jun 04.

Chen RE, Soin SP, El-Shaar R, Awad HA, Maloney MD, Voloshin I. "Reconstruction of the Superior Glenoid Labrum With Biceps Tendon Autograft: A Cadaveric Biomechanical Study." Arthroscopy : the journal of arthroscopic & related surgery : official publication of the Arthroscopy Association of North America and the International Arthroscopy Association.. 2018 Dec 24; Epub 2018 Dec 24.

Books & Chapters

Book Title: Morrey's The Elbow and Its Disorders
Author List: Morrey B, Voloshin I
Edited By: Joaquin Sanchez-Sotelo MD Mark E. Morrey MD
Published By: Elsevier 2016 in Philadelphia, PA

Chapter Title: Humeral Shaft Fractures
Book Title: Shoulder and Elbow Trauma and Its Complications
Author List: Voloshin I, Lindsay J
Edited By: Mike Greiwe MD Commonwealth Orthopaedic Center, USA.
Published By: Woodhead Publishing 2015 in Cambridge, UK

Book Title: Shoulder and Elbow Trauma and it's Complications
Author List: I. Voloshin; J. Lindsey
Published By: Elsevier, London 2015




Ilya Voloshin, MD