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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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Research Labs

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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Faculty Appointments

Patient Care Setting

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 95 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), American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons (ASES), 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

  • Orthopaedic Surgery - American Board of Orthopedic Surgery

Education

2009
MD | Suny Upstate Medical University

2012
PhD | Wake Forest University School of Medicine
Neuroscience

Post-doctoral Training & Residency

08/01/2016 - 7/31/2017
Fellowship in Orthopaedics at The Steadman Clinic

07/01/2012 - 06/30/2016
Residency in Orthopaedic Surgery at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center

07/01/2011 - 06/30/2012
Internship in Orthopaedic Surgery at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center

07/01/2009 - 6/30/2011
Research in Orthopaedic Surgery at Wake Forest University School of Medicine

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Awards

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

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

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

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

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Publications

Journal Articles

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.

2/3/2022
Kuhns B, Haws BE, Kaupp S, Maloney MD, Carmody EE, Mannava S. "Academic Orthopaedics As a Driver of Gender Diversity in the Orthopaedic Workforce: A Review of 4,519 Orthopaedic Faculty Members." Journal of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons. Global research & reviews.. 2022 Feb 3; 6(2)Epub 2022 Feb 03.

1/2022
Haws BE, Mannava S, Schuster BK, DiGiovanni BF. "Implementation and Evaluation of a Formal Virtual Medical Student Away Rotation in Orthopaedic Surgery During the COVID-19 Pandemic." . 2022 Jan 0; 7(1):2473011421S00229. Epub 2022 Jan 21.

Books & Chapters

2019
Chapter Title: Patient positioning, portals, fluid management, and diagnostic arthroscopy
Book Title: Advanced Techniques in Shoulder Arthroscopy
Author List: Mannava S, Fritz EM, Frangiamore SJ, Anderson N, Altintas B, Millett PJ.
Edited By: Millett PJ & Pogorzelski J
Published By: Springer Nature Switzerland 2019

2019
Chapter Title: Pancapsular shift for multidirectional instability
Book Title: Advanced Techniques in Shoulder Arthroscopy
Author List: Frangiamore SJ, Ramkumar PN, Fritz EM, Mannava S, Millett PJ.
Edited By: Millett PJ & Pogorzelski J
Published By: Springer Nature Switzerland 2019

2019
Chapter Title: Posterior Instability
Book Title: Advanced Techniques in Shoulder Arthroscopy
Author List: Frangiamore SJ, Ramkumar PN, Fritz EM, Mannava S, Millett PJ
Edited By: Millett PJ & Pogorzelski J
Published By: Springer Nature Switzerland 2019

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