Columbia Orthopedics at the 2023 AAOS Annual Meeting

Columbia Orthopedics is well represented at this year’s American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) Annual Meeting. The meeting will take place from March 7 to 11 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Faculty, fellows, residents, and medical students from across many of the department’s divisions, are expected to attend and present a variety of courses, research, presentations, and videos. Columbia Orthopedics members are scheduled to present every day of the conference.

Columbia Orthopedics will be well-represented at AAOS in Las Vegas with multiple presentations, ICLs, symposia, and educational offerings. We are proud of our faculty, fellows, residents and medical students continuing to wave the NYOH/Columbia Orthopedics banner!

William N. Levine, MD

See below for the syllabus of presentations, posters, and videos being presented by Columbia Orthopedics:

Daily Event Schedule

Tuesday, March 7

Instructional Course Lectures

How to Avoid Instability Surgery Failure – Tips for Success!

Moderator: William Levine, MD

Shoulder stabilization is one of the most commonly performed and evolving sports medicine surgeries. This instructional course lecture provides a fundamental overview in performing these surgeries well.

8:00 AM - ICL112 - Room 3301

ASES Specialty Society Program

Symposium 5: Avoiding Common Mistakes in Shoulder Arthroplasty

Moderator: Jay Keener, MD

Panelists: Augustus D. Mazzocca, MD; Charles M. Jobin, MD; Howard D. Routman, DO; J M. Wiater, MD; Vani J. Sabesan, MD; William N. Levine, MD

5:20 PM - Palazzo Ballroom M

Case Presentation

CT-Based 3-Dimensional Planning, Patient-Specific Instrumentation, and Intraoperative Guidance in Shoulder Arthroplasty: How and When to Utilize the Technology

Moderator: Ian Byram, MD

Presenter: Charles M. Jobin, MD

Case 182 - Room 3401

8:00 AM



Paper Presentations

Upper Instrumented Vertebra within 3 Levels of the Thoracic Apex is the Most Significant Risk Factor for Proximal Junctional Kyphosis in Lenke Type 5 and 6 Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis Patients

Authors: Josephine R. Coury, MD; Lawrence G. Lenke, MD; Mark Ren, MD; Yong Shen, BA; Zeeshan M. Sardar, MD

Paper 508 - Room 4404

3:30 PM




Wednesday, March 8

Instructional Course Lectures

Surgical Reconstruction of the Acquired Flat Foot

Moderator: Justin Greisberg, MD

Panelists: James T. Vosseller, MD; John G. Anderson, MD; Alastair S E. Younger, MD

This instructional course lecture covers the newest concepts in classification and surgical treatment of the flexible collapsing foot deformity, previously referred to as the acquired flat foot.

8:00 AM - ICL 204 - Room 3105



Paper Presentations

Rotator Cuff Repair Failure With and Without Arthroscopic Acromioplasty: Analysis of a National Medicare Database

Authors: Alexander Weber, MD; Bryan M. Saltzman, MD; Christopher S. Ahmad, MD; David Trofa, MD; Hasani Swindell, MD; Hyunwoo P. Kang, MD; John T. Heffernan, MD; John Mueller, MD; William N. Levine, MD

Paper 062 - Venetian Ballroom G

9:05 AM

Medical Student Program

Finding a Mentor

Moderators: Jill Flanagan, MD; Anthony Johnson, MD

Presenters: William N. Levine, MD

This half-day educational program held during the AAOS Annual Meeting is developed specifically for medical students to build their awareness of and exposure to orthopaedics and AAOS, while strengthening the pipeline of diverse and qualified individuals. The program includes a sawbones module, speed mentoring, and didactic components led by volunteer orthopaedic surgeons. (No CME is offered.)

1:00 PM - Room 4401

Thursday, March 9


Speed Mentoring for Residents

Moderator: Lisa Cannada, MD

Navigate the transition from residency to practicing physician with ease. This interactive session provides the opportunity to have your questions answered by the pros, as you engage with orthopaedic icons and young practicing surgeons on a multitude of topics beyond textbooks and the operating room. (No CME for this session.)

8:00 AM - Room 3301

Things You Never Thought of that Make a Difference

Panelists: Christen M. Russo, MD; MaCalus V. Hogan, MD, MBA

Good to Great is More than a Book: The Intangibles for Success

Panelists: Michael P. Ast, MD; William N. Levine, MD

Paper Presentations

Establishing Best Practice Guidelines for Surgical Site Infection in High-Risk Pediatric Spine Surgery

Authors: A. Noelle Larson, MD; A. Noelle Larson, MD; Amer Samdani, MD;  Benjamin D. Roye, MD; Burt Yaszay, MD; Christopher Leland, BS; Daniel Badin, MD; Daniel J. Sucato, MD; Firoz Miyanji, MD; Hiroko Matsumoto, PhD; Jack M. Flynn, MD; Joshua M. Pahys, MD; Mark A. Erickson, MD; Michael G. Vitale, MD,MPH; Nicholas D. Fletcher, MD; Patrick J. Cahill, MD; Paul D. Sponseller, MD; Peter O. Newton, MD; Suken A. Shah, MD; Vidyadhar V. Upasani, MD

Paper 323 - Room 2103

8:10 AM

Friday, March 10

Paper Presentations

Factors Predicting Surgical Site Infection following Foot and Ankle Surgery: A Retrospective Study

Authors: Eric Schweppe, MD; Hart P. Fogel, BA; James T. Vosseller, MD; Jennifer A. Kunes, BA; Joshua Bender, BS; Justin K. Greisberg, MD; Lisa Bonsignore Opp; Matan Malka; Prakash Gorroochurn, PhD

Paper 472 - Room 2103

3:30 PM


How to Succeed in Your First Three Years of Practice

Moderator: Joshua Rozell, MD

Speaker: Alexander L. Neuwirth, MD

Learn tips and tricks to making the transition from fellowship to attending and how to be successful early in practice.

1:30 PM - Palazzo Ballroom L


Make Pigmented Villonodular Synovitis a Thing of the Past! Treat Tenosynovial Giant Cell Tumor (TGCT) Instead

Moderator: Wakenda Tyler, MD

Speaker: Charles A. Popkin, MD

Pigmented villonodular synovitis, giant cell tumor of tendon sheath, tenosynovial giant cell tumor. Open, arthroscopic, wait targeted therapy too! Learn about most recent strategies for management of diffuse tenosynovial giant cell tumor of the joint.

1:30 PM - Room 2105


Case Presentations and Career Development

Bone Health as a Major Factor in Treatment of Orthopaedic Injuries in “Normal Healthy” Children

Moderator: Barbara Minkowitz MD

Presenter: Christen M. Russo, MD

Case 482- Room 3401

8:00 AM



Let's Stop the Bully

Moderator: William Levine, MD

This covers the topic of the bully in orthopaedic training. Recognition of this and possible solutions are presented which can be helpful to improve diversity.

TWISI4 - Room 3103

3:30 PM

Instructional Course Lectures

How Can We Improve Rotator Cuff Outcomes: Pearls and Pitfalls

Moderator: William Levine, MD

Speaker: Michael L. Knudsen, MD

This course is designed to provide evidenced-based treatment strategies and techniques to produce the optimal outcome for any given rotator cuff tear.

8:00 AM - ICL 411 - Room 3305


Hip & Knee Reconstruction

Does Surgical Approach in the Context of Spinal Stiffness and Deformity Affect Postoperative Dislocation after Total Hip Arthroplasty?

Authors: Ajay Premkumar, MD,MPH; Alejandro Gonzalez Della Valle, MD; Emile-Victor Kuyl, BS; Jonathan M. Vigdorchik, MD; Jose A. Rodriguez, MD; Nana O. Sarpong, MD, MBA; Samuel Rodriguez, MD; Stephen Lyman, PhD

Poster - P0023

March 7 

Pediatric Orthopedics

Demographic and Clinical Characteristics of Patellar Instability Patients from Prospective JUPITER (Justifying Patellar Instability Treatment by Early Results) Cohort

Authors: Adam B. Yanke, MD,PhD; Benton E. Heyworth, MD; Beth E. Shubin Stein, MD; Charles A. Popkin, MD; Daniel W. Green, MD; David W. Roberts, MD; Dennis C. Crawford, MD, PhD; Dennis E. Kramer, MD; Eric J. Wall, MD; Henry B. Ellis, MD; Jack Farr, MD; Jacqueline M. Brady, MD; Jason L. Koh, MD,MBA; Joseph Nguyen, MPH; Kosmas J. Kayes, MD; Lauren H. Redler, MD; Marc Tompkins, MD; Matthew Halsey, MD; Matthew Milewski, MD; Matthew W. Veerkamp, BA; Meghan E. Bishop, MD; Peter D. Fabricant, MD,MPH; Philip L. Wilson, MD; Robert A. Magnussen, MD; Sabrina Strickland, MD; Seth Sherman, MD; Shital N. Parikh, MD

Poster - P0699

March 9

Shoulder, Elbow, & Sports Medicine

Comparing Skill Acquisition and Validity of Immersive Virtual Reality to Cadaver Laboratory Sessions in Training for Reverse Total Shoulder Arthroplasty

Authors: Charles M. Jobin, MD; Jamie Confino, MD; Nathan J. Kopydlowski, MD, MSc; William K. Crockatt, MD; William N. Levine, MD

Poster - P0269

March 7


Mid-Term Outcomes of Meniscal Allograft Transplantation in the Adolescent Population

Authors: Adam B. Yanke, MD,PhD; Brian J. Cole, MD,MBA; Dhanur Damodar, MD; Hasani Swindell, MD; Joshua T. Kaiser, BS; Kyle R. Wagner, BS; Mario Hevesi, MD,PhD; Ryan Quigley, MD; Zachary D. Meeker, BS

Poster - P0428

March 7


Thoracic Kyphosis Increases but Cervical or Lumbar Lordosis Does Not Change through the Unfused Segments after Surgical Correction of Lenke Type 5 and 6 Curves

Authors: Jamie Confino, MD; Josephine R. Coury, MD; Lawrence G. Lenke, MD; Mark Ren, MD; Yong Shen, BA; Zeeshan M. Sardar, MD

Poster - P0352

March 7

Othopedic Oncology

Poster Tours

Moderator: Wakenda Tyler MD, MPH

March 10 - 11:30 AM - Academy Hall, Venetian Ballroom E

Video Lectures

Award Winners

Indications and Technique: Snowman Osteochondral Allograft Transplantation for Hill-Sachs Lesions

Authors: Adam B. Yanke, MD, PhD; Hasani Swindell, MD; Tristan J. Elias, BA; Zachary Wang, BS

Video Theater - OVT010

March 7 

Sports Medicine

Merging the Modern and the Classic: Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction With Bone Marrow Aspirate Concentrate Augmentation of Bone-Tendon-Bone Allograft

Authors: Adam B. Yanke, MD, PhD; Brian J. Cole, MD, MBA; Brian Forsythe, MD; Elyse J. Berlinberg, BS; Harsh H. Patel, BA; Hasani Swindell, MD; Nikhil N. Verma, MD; Vahram A. Gamsarian, BS; Vikranth R. Mirle, BS

Video Theater - OVT122

March 7