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Practice contact
(507) 284-2511
200 1st Street SW
Rochester Minnesota 55905
Joaquin Sanchez-Sotelo MD/PhD
Orthopaedic Surgeon - Shoulder & Elbow Specialty
Orthopaedic Surgeon - Academic
Primary Practice: Mayo Clinic
Primary Hospital: Mayo Clinic Hospital Rochester St Mary's Campus
#9,111 in US Last Year
TOP 5 %
#12 in US Last Week
TOP 5 %
#7 in US Last Week

Practice Contact

Office Address
200 1st Street SW
Rochester Minnesota 55905
(507) 284-2511

Clinical Expertise

Replacement Surgery of the Shoulder & Elbow Tendon & Ligament Healing in the Shoulder Fibrosis Leading to Elbow Stiffness Shoulder & Elbow Surgery Arthritis of the Elbow Adhesive Capsulitis of the Shoulder Arthritis of the Elbow Complex Elbow Surgery Elbow Arthroplasty Elbow Fractures Shoulder Arthroscopy Shoulder Dislocations Shoulder Instability Shoulder Labral Tears Shoulder Osteoarthritis


Dr. Sanchez-Sotelo practices as Consultant in the Department of Orthopedic Surgery at Mayo Clinic. He is also appointed as full Professor at Mayo College of Medicine. He serves as Division Chair of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery, and Chairman of the Orthopedic Research Review Committee at Mayo Clinic, and Liaison for the Department of Orthopedic Surgery with Mayo Clinic Media Relationships. He has been presented the Mayo Clinic Teacher of the Year Award on two separate occasions and has received other awards in the past, including the Mark B. Coventry, Melvin Post, MidAmerica Orthopedic Association, Knee Society, ISOLS 2019, ICSES 2019, AAOS Achievement’s Awards, Course Director for Best Mayo Clinic Course (2017 and 2021), and Digital Educator of the Year at Mayo Clinic 2021. Dr. Joaquin Sanchez-Sotelo MD PhD was born in Madrid, Spain. He graduated as Medical Doctor from Universidad Autonoma de Madrid, and obtained the #1 position in the Spanish National Exam for Medical Graduates. Dr. Sanchez-Sotelo completed his Residency in Orthopedic Surgery at Hospital Universitario La Paz and his PhD Program at Universidad Autonoma de Madrid. He was then selected for a fellowship position at Mayo Clinic and completed a two-year program in adult reconstruction. Dr. Sanchez-Sotelo has published 300 articles in the peer-reviewed literature in addition to over 50 book chapters. He is co-editor of the most widely read textbook on elbow surgery, “The Elbow and Its Disorders”. Dr. Sanchez-Sotelo has also published Mayo Clinic Principles of Shoulder Surgery. He is actively involved in the design of implants for joint replacement and fracture fixation. Dr. Sanchez-Sotelo serves as course co-director for the Mayo Clinic Annual Elbow Course “Teach the teachers”, the Mayo Clinic Course on Shoulder Tendon Transfers and Complex Rotator Cuff Tears, the International Advanced Course on Elbow Surgery (IACES), and the ICJR Shoulder Course. He has presented his research in numerous occasions at national and international meetings. Dr. Sanchez-Sotelo is member of multiple professional societies, and recently served as Board Member of the American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons (ASES). He is Associate Editor for the Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery (JSES), and served as associated editor for the Journal of Orthopedic Trauma (JOT). Dr. Sanchez-Sotelo has developed a special interest in complex reconstructive surgery of the shoulder and elbow joints, as well as in basic science research related to the genetic and molecular basis of orthopedic conditions, particularly joint stiffness, as well as the biomechanics of shoulder and elbow injuries and implants and the application of artificial intelligence to shoulder and elbow surgery. Other interest outside orthopedic surgery include cooking, ballroom dancing, travelling and reading.
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Primary Practice

Primary practice
Mayo Clinic

Hospital Affiliations

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Mayo Clinic Hospital Rochester St Mary's Campus
(507) 255-5120

Education & Training

Mayo Clinic in Rochester
Hospital "La Paz", Universidad Autonoma de Madrid
Universidad Autonoma de Madrid
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