Dr. Robert Tashjian is a Professor of Orthopaedics at the University of Utah School of Medicine in Salt Lake City, UT specializing in shoulder and elbow surgery. Dr. Tashjian received his medical doctorate from Tufts University School of Medicine in Boston, MA. He completed an orthopaedic residency at Brown Medical School in Providence, RI followed by an orthopaedic trauma fellowship at Brown under the direction of Peter G. Trafton, MD. Dr. Tashjian completed an additional fellowship in shoulder and elbow surgery at Washington University in St. Louis under the direction of Ken Yamaguchi, MD. Dr. Tashjian's primary clinical focus centers on all aspects of primary and revision shoulder and elbow surgery including labral tears, rotator cuff tears, arthritis and fractures including shoulder arthroplasty and post-reconstructive procedures. Dr. Tashjian is an Active Member of the American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons. Dr. Tashjian is the editor of the textbooks The Unstable Elbow and Complex and Revision Shoulder Arthroplasty. Dr. Tashjian is currently the Vice-Chairman for Research in the Department of Orthopaedics as well as the co-director of the annual internationally recognized Advanced Shoulder Arthroplasty Meeting in Park City, Utah.