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 Joan Bechtold 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

2020 Meeting Dates: Email Joan Bechtold for more information.

FOOT AND ANKLE SPECIALTY GROUP

Meeting times TBD, email Joan Bechtold 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

2020 Meeting Dates: Email Joan Bechtold for more information.

SPINE SPECIALTY GROUP

The Spine SSG meets most months at the Wilf Family Center Conference Room 3, in the University of Minnesota Masonic Children's Hospital to discuss spine research projects in orthopedic surgery.

Chair: David Polly Jr., MD

Location: Virtually via Zoom until further notice

Meeting Time: 6:30-7:30 am

2020 Meeting Dates:
July 14
July 28
August 11
August 25
September 8
September 22
October 13
October 27
November 10
November 24
December 8
December 22

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

2020 Meeting Dates: Email Joan Bechtold for more information.

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

2020 Meeting Dates: Email Joan Bechtold for more information.

TUMOR SPECIALTY GROUP

Meeting times TBD.

Email Joan Bechtold for more information.