About ASES

Through educational programs and by encouraging research, the organization seeks to foster and advance the science and practice of shoulder and elbow care. The American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons (ASES) is a society made up of leading national and international Orthopaedic surgeons who specialize in surgery of the shoulder and elbow. Through continuing medical education, the ASES Annual Meetings serve as a forum where persons involved in this field of medicine can meet, discuss new ideas and present scientific material. The membership, which is by invitation only, currently consists of 999 members. The Society is an educational body responsible for development of scientific programs, for organization of current knowledge, for standardization of nomenclature and for publication of scientific materials.

MISSION STATEMENT

The Mission of the American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons is to support quality shoulder and elbow care through the ethical practice of leadership, medical education, research and quality, and patient advocacy.

VISION STATEMENT

The Vision of the American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons is to be the world leader and educator of evidence-based and cost-effective shoulder and elbow care.

The American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons was created to:

  • Furnish leadership, foster advances, and enhance the study of shoulder and elbow surgery;
  • Hold meetings that will serve as a forum where persons involved in this field of medicine can meet, discuss new ideas, and present scientific material;
  • Serve as an educational body responsible for development of scientific programs, for organization of current knowledge, for standardization of nomenclature, and for publication of scientific materials;
  • Act as a stimulant to research by providing a forum for presentation of new scientific advances and offering awards for special achievement;
  • Afford a point of origin for individuals interested in pursuing this specialty as a part of their medical career and will develop post-graduate training opportunities; and
  • Recognize those who have contributed to surgery of the shoulder and elbow by extending to them membership in the society.

Dr. Neer founded and became the first President of the American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons in 1982.  He is also the Founding Chairman of the Board of Trustees of The Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery.

The American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons held their inaugural meeting in November of 1982.

1982–1983 Charles S. Neer, II, MD
1983–1984 Carter R. Rowe, MD
1984–1985 Frank W. Jobe, MD
1985–1987 Charles A. Rockwood, Jr., MD
1987–1989 Robert H. Cofield, MD
1989–1990 Melvin Post, MD
1990–1991 Frederick A. Matsen, III, MD
1991–1992 Richard J. Hawkins, MD, FRCS(C)
1992–1993 Robert J. Neviaser, MD
1993–1994 Russell F. Warren, MD
1994–1995 Harvard Ellman, MD
1995–1996 Edward V. Craig, MD
1996–1997 Robert D. Leffert, MD
1997–1998 Louis U. Bigliani, MD
1998–1999 John M. Fenlin, Jr., MD
1999–2000 Bernard F. Morrey, MD
2000–2001 Tom R. Norris, MD
2001–2002 Gary M. Gartsman, MD
2002–2003 James E. Tibone, MD
2003–2004 Joseph D. Zuckerman, MD
2004–2005 David M. Dines, MD
2005–2006 Joseph P. Iannotti, MD, PhD
2006–2007 W.Z. (Buz) Burkhead, Jr., MD
2007–2008 Christopher M. Jobe, MD
2008–2009 Evan L. Flatow, MD
2009–2010 Gerald R. Williams, Jr., MD
2010–2011 Frances Cuomo, MD
2011–2012 Jon J.P. Warner, MD
2012–2013 Jeffrey S. Abrams, MD
2013–2014 Robert H. Bell, MD
2014–2015 William J. Mallon, MD
2015–2016 Jesse B. Jupiter, MD
2016–2017 Felix H. Savoie, III, MD
2017-2018 Anthony A. Romeo, MD

Members

Sanford H. Anzel, MD (2008)
James E. Bateman, MD (1999)
Richard B. Caspari, MD (2000)
Mack L. Clayton, MD (2007)
Ralph W. Coonrad, MD (2019)
Stephen A. Copeland, FRCS (2015)
Thomas B. Dameron, Jr., MD (2004)
Anthony F. De Palma, MD (2005)
Harvard Ellman, MD (1996)
John M. Fenlin, Jr., MD (2014)
Hiroaki Fukuda, MD (2008)
Philippe P. Hardy, MD, PhD (2017)
Douglas T. Harryman, II, MD (2000)
Junji Ide, MD, PhD (2018)
Frank W. Jobe, MD (2014)
Ian G. Kelly, MD (2004)
Lipmann Kessel, MD (1986)
Alexandra (Sandy) Kirkley, MD (2002)
Robert D. Leffert, MD (2008)
Dean G. Lorich, MD (2017)
Donald B. MacKenzie, MD (2012)
Virgil R. May, Jr., MD (2000)
Charles S. Neer, II, MD (2011)
Melvin Post, MD (2002)
Douglas D. Robertson, MD, PhD (2018)
Robert L. Romano, MD (2018)
Carter M. Rowe, MD (2001)
A.K. Saha, MD (1994)
Robert L. Samilson, MD (1984)
Benjamin S. Shaffer, MD (2015)
Charles Sorbie, MD (2010)
William H. Thomas, MD (2011)
Thomas G. Wadsworth, FRCS (2002)
Birgit S. Werner, MD (2019)
Alan H. Wilde, MD (2012)
Lewis A. Yocum, MD (2013)D (2013)

Honorary Members
E. Amory Codman, MD (1940)
Verne T. Inman, MD, PhD (1980)
Ian Macnab, MD (1992)
Harrison L. McLaughlin, MD (1970)
Herbert F. Moseley, MD (1970)
Julius S. Neviaser, MD (1980)
Jacquelin Perry, MD (2013)

Contact US:

Please Note:  ASES does not have any physicians on staff and cannot answer medical questions about specific treatments, diagnoses or symptoms.  Thank you.

American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons
9400 W. Higgins Road, Suite 500
Rosemont, IL  60018
P: (847) 698-1629
F: (847) 268-9499
E: ases@aaos.org

Anna Quintanilla, MA, CAE, Executive Director: quintanilla@aaos.org
Stella Gauthier, Society Manager: gauthier@aaos.org
Christa Hagelberger, Society Coordinator, Meetings & Education: hagelberger@aaos.org
Steve Mlodoch, Society Coordinator, Membership & Special Projects: mlodoch@aaos.org