Surgical Specialty Groups

Peer review of research ideas takes place at sub specialty group meetings. Sports, shoulder, hand, spine, and trauma groups meet regularly to discuss research ideas and ongoing projects in their respective areas. These meetings are attended by faculty, residents, and research staff. If you would like to attend an upcoming SSG meeting, please contact the appropriate meeting organizer. Please note that projects conducted at TRIA require SSG review before moving forward with protocol development and IRB submission.

ARTHROPLASTY SPECIALTY GROUP

Meeting times TBD.

Email Research Manager Anne Hopper for more information.

HAND SPECIALTY GROUP

The Hand SSG meets every other month at TRIA to discuss hand research projects in orthopaedic surgery.

Chair: Deb Bohn, MD 

Meeting Organizers: Melissa Bassamore and Megan Reams

Location: TRIA Physical Therapy and Education Center, Third Floor, 3800 American Blvd W, Bloomington, MN 55431

Meeting Time: 5-6 pm

2018 Meeting Dates: February 12, April 9, June 11, August 13, October 8, December 10

FOOT AND ANKLE SPECIALTY GROUP

Meeting times TBD, e-mail Research Manager Anne Hopper for more information.

SHOULDER SPECIALTY GROUP

The Shoulder SSG meets every other month at TRIA to discuss shoulder research projects in orthopaedic surgery.

Chair: Alicia Harrison, MD

Meeting Organizers: Melissa Bassamore and Megan Reams

Location: TRIA Physical Therapy and Education Center, Third Floor, 3800 American Blvd W, Bloomington, MN 55431

Meeting Time: 5-6 pm

2018 Meeting Dates: March 12, May 14, July 9, September 10, November 12

SPINE SPECIALTY GROUP

The Spine SSG meets most months at the Clinics and Surgery Center to discuss spine research projects in orthopaedic surgery.

Chair: David Polly Jr., MD

Meeting Organizer: Brittney Kosack

Location: University of Minnesota Clinics and Surgery Center, 909 Fulton St. SE, Minneapolis, MN 55455

Meeting Time: 7-8 am

2018 Meeting Dates: 1st and 3rd Thursday of the month; ask meeting organizer for specific dates

SPORTS SPECIALTY GROUP

The Sports SSG meets monthly at TRIA to discuss sports research projects in orthopaedic surgery.

Chair: Brad Nelson, MD

Meeting Organizer: Melissa Bassamore and Megan Reams

Location: TRIA Physical Therapy and Education Center, Third Floor, 3800 American Blvd W, Bloomington, MN 55431

Meeting Time: 4-5 pm

2018 Meeting Dates: February 12, March 12, April 9, May 14, June 11, July 9, August 13, September 10, October 8, November 12, December 10 

TRAUMA SPECIALTY GROUP

The Trauma SSG meets monthly at alternating locations in St. Paul and Minneapolis to discuss trauma research projects in orthopaedic surgery. This group is comprised of orthopaedic trauma surgeons from the University of Minnesota, Regions, and HCMC.

Chair: Brian Cunningham, MD

Meeting Organizer: Lauren MacCormick, MD (macco022@umn.edu)

Location: TBD

Meeting Time: 6-8 pm

2017 Meeting Dates: August 15

TUMOR SPECIALTY GROUP

Meeting times TBD.

Email Research Manager Anne Hopper for more information.