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Sandeep Mannava, M.D., Ph.D.

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Appointment: (585) 275-5321

Administrative: (585) 242-1409

Fax: (585) 262-9144

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University of Rochester Center for Musculoskeletal Research houses nearly 70 MD and PhD researchers and graduate and post-doctoral students. This team has been one of the top orthopaedics lab in the United States since 2006.

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Orthopaedics & Physical Performance

Biography

I am a board certified and fellowship trained orthopedic surgeon who specializes in orthopedic sports medicine; arthroscopic surgery (minimally invasive surgery) of the knee and shoulder; as well as shoulder reconstruction and replacement. I am an expert in sports related knee injuries (meniscal injuries and ACL tears), regenerative medicine (PRP and stem cell therapy), as well as traumatic and degenerative shoulder conditions including rotator cuff tears, shoulder arthritis, shoulder fractures, and shoulder dislocations/instability.

I partner with patients to determine their goals and expectations, and provide the medical care--both surgical and non-surgical--to obtain excellent outcomes that help patients of all ages achieve and maintain an active, healthy lifestyle. I am a compassionate physician scientist, an advocate for athletes, and a thought leader in orthopaedic sports medicine and shoulder surgery. I enjoy innovating and educating in the areas of orthopaedic surgery, arthroscopic surgery, biomedical sciences, and sports medicine. I provide high quality, evidenced based, and cutting-edge care to all of my patients.

I am one of the most published orthopaedic sports medicine surgeons in western and upstate New York. I have published over 170 manuscripts and book chapters, have been awarded several competitive research grants, and invented a surgical device that was patented. My research has been presented at regional, national, and international conferences. I have expertise in shoulder injuries and arthritis, regenerative medicine, post traumatic arthritis following ACL tears and rotator cuff tears, and studying the clinical outcomes of orthopaedic sports medicine surgery procedures.

I remain an active volunteer physician with the United States Ski and Snowboard Association (USSA) and provide medical care for U.S. Olympic athletes. I am also a team physician and lead orthopedic surgeon for the Golden Eagles at SUNY Brockport. I have successfully operated upon professional, collegiate and high school athletes. I have been able to help my patients return to international competition, as well as becoming college All-Americans, All-Conference, and national champions. My patients have routinely successfully returned to play 'on the next level' after recovery from surgery.

Professional Background

I am active in several medical societies including American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS), Orthopaedic Research Society (ORS), Arthroscopy Association of North America (ANNA), American Orthopedic Society for Sports Medicine (AOSSM), New York State Society of Orthopedic Surgeons (NYSSOS), and the American Orthopaedic Association (AOA) Emerging Leaders Program. I also serve as a volunteer physician in the active pool of United States Ski and Snowboard Association (USSA).

I am a native of Utica, New York and graduated from New Hartford Senior High School. I completed my undergraduate education at Cornell University College of Agriculture and Life Sciences in Ithaca, New York, with a bachelor of science (B.S.) in Biological Sciences with a concentration in animal physiology, cum laude, with high honors in biology, and distinction in research. I then completed medical school at the State University of New York (SUNY) Upstate Medical University in Syracuse, New York.

I then pursued a 7-year orthopedic surgery residency physician-scientist training program at Wake Forest University in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. During my orthopedic surgical residency, I received a doctor of philosophy (PhD) through the Neuroscience Program at Wake Forest University Graduate School of Arts and Sciences. I then completed an additional year of orthopedic sports medicine and arthroscopic surgery fellowship training at the Steadman Clinic and Steadman Philippon Research Institute in Vail, Colorado. I have been on the faculty of the University of Rochester Medical Center since 2017.

Research

At the University of Rochester School of Medicine, my research interests have spanned three broad areas: clinical outcomes research, basic science research, and medical/surgical education.

I am currently collaborating actively with Dr, Whasil Lee studying the relationship between ACL knee injuries and the development of post traumatic osteoarthritis. We are also studying the link between rotator cuff tears and the development of shoulder arthritis. These study is funded by the CMSR P30 funding pathway, as well as two Goldstein Grants. The research is utilizing modern imaging and molecular biology techniques to study the role of calcium handling in chondrocytes to evaluate the development of post traumatic arthritis.

I am a member of the Orthopedic Surgery clinical research committee. I am committed to studying PROMIS outcomes in sports medicine patients, evaluating function and outcomes following ACL reconstruction surgery, shoulder replacement surgery, shoulder labrum (Bankart) repair, and rotator cuff repair surgery. We have learned some valuable insights on our patient’s performance following surgery, to help our patients optimize their surgical result, speed their recovery, and maximize their outcomes after surgery at URMC.

I am very involved in medical student, resident and fellowship education in orthopedic surgery and musculoskeletal education throughout the University of Rochester Medical Center. I am active in the residency program evaluation committee, the diversity initiative, and the sports medicine fellowship. I am actively researching novel techniques related to medical education, surgical skills acquisition, and diversity of the orthopedic work force. I have been fortunate enough to also be involved in teaching the musculoskeletal medical school curriculum at University of Rochester. I am is particularly interested in medical informatics, medical decision support, and reducing medical diagnostic error through a collaborative effort with the company VisualDx. I am currently leading the The VisualDx Orthopaedic Musculoskeletal Medicine Decision Support Project and am a member of the editorial board.

Many of our findings on the athletic patient population have been published in peer-reviewed journals and presented both nationally and internationally. Through this team approach, we hope to translate our basic science research findings into clinical recommendations that will ultimately benefit our patients, allowing us to provide world-class and cutting-edge patient care.

Credentials

Specialties

    Education

    2009
    MD | SUNY Upstate College of Health Professions

    2012
    PHD | Wake Forest University School of Medicine
    Neurology

    Post-doctoral Training & Residency

    08/01/2016 - 07/31/2017
    Fellowship in Orthopaedics at Steadman Philippon Sports Medicine Fellowship

    07/01/2012 - 06/30/2016
    Residency in Orthopaedic Surgery at Wake Forest University (USA)

    07/01/2011 - 06/30/2012
    Internship in Orthopaedic Surgery at Wake Forest University (USA)

    07/01/2009 - 06/30/2011
    Fellowship in Orthopaedic Surgery at Wake Forest University School of Medicine

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    Awards

    2022
    Goldstein Research Award
    Sponsor: University of Rochester, Department of Orthopaedics
    Location: Rochester, NY

    2021
    Best Article on the Elbow and Wrist Award in the JISAKOS Best Article Competition
    Sponsor: JISAKOS
    Location: Cape Town, South Africa

    2021
    Goldstein Research Award
    Sponsor: University of Rochester, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery
    Location: Rochester, NY

    2019 - 2020
    Pilot Project of the CMSR P30 Center Grant: Targeting mechanosensitive ion channels for ACL-injury associated Osteoarthritis
    Sponsor: Center for Musculoskeletal Research
    Location: University of Rochester, Rochester, NY

    2018 - 2018
    Young Investigator Award Scholarship to Optimizing Clinical Use of Biologics in Orthopedic Surgery
    Sponsor: American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS)
    Location: Stanford University, Palo Alto, California

    2018
    American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine (AOSSM) Fellow Basic Science Award
    Sponsor: American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine (AOSSM)
    Location: San Diego, California

    2016 - 2016
    Clinician Scholar Career Development Program participant.
    Sponsor: AAOS/ORS/OREF
    Location: Rosemont, IL

    2016
    Department of Orthopaedic Surgery Resident Teaching Award
    Sponsor: Wake Forest University School of Medicine
    Location: Winston-Salem, North Carolina

    2015 - Present
    Emerging Leaders Program
    Sponsor: American Orthopaedic Association (AOA)

    2015
    Resident Leadership Forum (RLF) attendee
    Sponsor: American Orthopaedic Association
    Location: Providence, RI

    2015
    Certificate of Merit winning electronic exhibit
    Sponsor: American Roentgen Ray Society (ARRS)
    Location: Toronto, Canada

    2015
    AAOS/ORS Biologic Treatment of Orthopaedic Injuries Young Investigator Participant Award Scholarship
    Location: AAOS/ORS, Rosemont, Chicago

    2011
    11th Annual Graduate Student and Post-Doc Research Day, Integrative Sciences Category, Runner-Up Paper
    Sponsor: Wake Forest University
    Location: Winston-Salem, North Carolina

    2010
    Alumni Student Award
    Sponsor: Wake Forest University Graduate School of Arts and Sciences
    Location: Winston-Salem, North Carolina

    2010
    Surgical Science Basic Science Award, First Place
    Sponsor: Wake Forest University School of Medicine
    Location: Winston-Salem, North Carolina

    2010
    Eastern Orthopaedic Association Travel Award
    Sponsor: Eastern Orthopaedic Association (EOA)
    Location: Naples, Florida

    2004 - 2004
    American Heart Association Award
    Sponsor: American Heart Association (AHA)
    Location: Ithaca, New York

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    Publications

    Journal Articles

    12/2022
    Greif DN, Distefano D, Zhang L, Ramirez GA, Kenney RJ, Mannava S, Voloshin I. "Correlation of patient-reported outcome measurement information system-upper extremity with American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons scores in shoulder arthroplasty," . Seminars in Arthroplasty: JSES. 2022; 32(4): 766-774.

    5/9/2022
    Shaffer JC, Kuhns BD, Reuter J, Sholtis C, Karnyski S, Goldblatt JP, Bronstein RD, Maloney MD, Baumhauer J, Mannava S. "Clinically Depressed Patients Having ACL Reconstruction Show Improved but Inferior Rate of Achieving MCID for Promis Compared With Situationally Depressed or Non-Depressed Patients." Arthroscopy : the journal of arthroscopic & related surgery : official publication of the Arthroscopy Association of North America and the International Arthroscopy Association.. 2022 May 9; Epub 2022 May 09.

    3/2022
    Kotelsky A, Elahi A, Nejat Yigit C, Proctor A, Mannava S, Pröschel C, Lee W. "Effect of knee joint loading on chondrocyte mechano-vulnerability and severity of post-traumatic osteoarthritis induced by ACL-injury in mice." Osteoarthritis and cartilage open.. 2022 Mar; 4(1):100227. Epub 2021 Dec 15.

    Books & Chapters

    2022
    Chapter Title: Distal biceps tendon rupture.
    Book Title: VisualDx Visual Clinical Decision Support Tool [online]
    Author List: Rodenhouse T., Mannava S.
    Edited By: Goldsmith L.
    Published By: Logical Images 2022 in Rochester, NY

    2022
    Chapter Title: Burners and stingers.
    Book Title: VisualDx Visual Clinical Decision Support Tool [online]
    Author List: Botros M., Mannava S.
    Edited By: Goldsmith L.
    Published By: Logical Images 2022 in Rochester, NY

    2022
    Chapter Title: Proximal humerus fracture
    Book Title: VisualDx Visual Clinical Decision Support Tool [online].
    Author List: Patel S., Mannava S.
    Edited By: Goldsmith L
    Published By: Logical Images 2022 in Rochester, NY

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