Welcome from the Program Chair

 Thank you for your interest in the 2nd Annual Northern California Shoulder and Elbow Course. We are pleased to be able to offer another world class educational opportunity to help develop interest and expertise in shoulder and elbow surgery.


Hafiz F. Kassam, MD, FRCS(C)

  For our 2021 focus on Emerging Concepts, Controversies and Technologies, we have assembled a master faculty panel from centers of excellence throughout the country. Each faculty member is a dynamic, engaging expert in the field with a proven record of prioritizing medical education. In our unique round-table format, our participants will have the opportunity to engage with them directly for an unparalleled experience. Our Master's Reviews, Re-live Lecture series and Emerging Technology Lab will give practical and hands-on experience to reinforce our discussions.

  Our goal is to foster a regional to national society of surgeons to share ideas, knowledge and skills long after the course is done. We hope to welcome you into this community and look forward to seeing you this year in Sacramento!

NCSEC Program Chair

2021 Executive Committee

Theodore Blaine

Theodore A. Blaine, MD

Hospital for Special Surgery

New York, New York

John Costouros

John G. Costouros, MD

Institute for Joint Restoration and Research

Fremont, California

2021 Faculty

Joseph Abboud

Joseph Abboud, MD

Thomas Jefferson University,

Rothman Orthopaedic Institute

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania


Jeffrey Abrams, MD

Princeton Orthopaedic Associates

Princeton, New Jersey

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Sara Edwards, MD

University of California San Francisco

San Francisco, California


Michael Q. Freehill, MD

Allina Health Orthopedics

Minneapolis, Minnesota


David Kovacevic, MD

Columbia University


New York, New York

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Mark Mighell, MD

Florida Orthopaedic Institute

Tampa, Florida


Ryan Simovitch, MD

Hospital for Special Surgery

West Palm Beach, Florida


Anthony Romeo, MD

Dupage Medical Group

Westmont, Illinois


Joaquin Sanchez-Sotelo, MD, PhD

Mayo Clinic

Rochester, Minnesota

Anshuman Singh

Anshuman Singh, MD

Kaiser Permanente San Diego

San Diego, California


Matthew P. Willis, MD

Tennessee Orthopedic Alliance

Nashville, Tennessee