January Featured Editorial Board Members


Dr. Nick Mohtadi, MD, MSc, FRCSC, Dip. Sport Med
Adjunct Professor, University of Calgary
Calgary, Alberta, Canada

Dr. Mohtadi is a Clinical Professor in the Department of Surgery, Cumming School of Medicine and an Adjunct Professor on the Faculty of Kinesiology at the University of Calgary. He is a clinical epidemiologist and surgeon-scientist who has been operating in the field of sport medicine and arthroscopy for more than 25 years.

He graduated from the University of Calgary medical school in 1981, interned at Royal Jubilee Hospital in Victoria, B.C. and finished his residency in 1987 in Calgary. He did three fellowships: one in Pediatric Orthopedics, and then with Peter Fowler and Richard Hawkins in London, Ontario. He completed his formal training with an MSc in clinical epidemiology at McMaster University in Hamilton.

He has been developing patient-reported outcome measures since 1990, and most recently was the lead author in the development of the International Hip Outcome Tool (iHOT). He has been involved in multiple Randomized Clinical Trials as the principal investigator, including the largest trial in the field of ACL surgery. He has published widely and given invited talks on 5 different continents.

In 1994, he represented the AOSSM as one of the travelling fellows to Europe. He was president of the Canadian Academy of Sport and Exercise Medicine (CASEM) in 1995-96. He is presently on the Credentials Committee of CASEM and the Chair of the Hip Groin and Thigh committee of ISAKOS.

He has been a physician for the Canadian Olympic Team in 1996 and 2002. He was the Chief Medical Officer at the Pan Am Games in 2003. He has participated as a team physician in multiple international sporting events including: Davis Cup Tennis, World Hockey Championships, Volleyball World League and World Championships, and World Figure Skating and Speed Skating Championships. Until this season, Dr. Mohtadi worked with the Calgary Flames of the NHL for 20 years.

He is currently the Director of the University of Calgary Sport Medicine Centre, a member of the Sport Injury Prevention Research Centre, and Director of the Acute Knee Injury Clinic.

In a former life he was a professional tennis player competing at Wimbledon in 1982 but currently is a recreational golfer and avid fly fisherman. He has been married to his high school sweetheart (Anne) for 31 years and has three children aged 29, 26, and 24.

Selected Published Work

Mohtadi N, Chan D, Barber R, Oddone Paolucci E. A Randomized Clinical Trial Comparing Patellar Tendon, Hamstring Tendon and Double-Bundle ACL Reconstructions: Patient-Reported and Clinical Outcomes at a Minimal Two-Year Follow-Up. Clin J Sport Med. 2015;25(4):321-31.

Boorman RS, More KD, Hollinshead RM, Wiley JP, Brett K, Mohtadi NG, Nelson AA, Lo IK, Bryant D. The rotator cuff quality-of-life index predicts the outcome of nonoperative treatment of patients with a chronic rotator cuff tear. J Bone Joint Surg Am. 2014;96(22):1883-8.

Mohtadi, NG, Kirkley A, Hollinshead RM, McCormack R, MacDonald PB, Chan DS, Sasyniuk TM, Fick GH, Oddone Paolucci E, and Joint Orthopaedic Initiative for National Trials of the Shoulder-Canada. Electrothermal Arthroscopic Capsulorrhaphy: old technology, new evidence. A multicentre randomized clinical trial. J Shoulder Elbow Surg. 2014;23(8):1171-80.

Mohtadi, NG, Chan DS, Hannaford HN, Hollinshead RM, Boorman RS, Hiemstra LA, Lo IK, Fredine J, Sasyniuk TM, and Oddone Paolucci E. A randomized clinical trial comparing open versus arthroscopic stabilization for recurrent anterior shoulder instability: Two-year follow-up with disease-specific quality of life outcomes. J Bone Joint Surg Am. 2014;96(5):353-60.

Stanish WD, McCormack R, Forriol F, Mohtadi N, Pelet S, Desnoyers J, Restrepo A, Shive MS.  Novel Scaffold-Based BST-CarGel Treatment Results in Superior Cartilage Repair Compared with Microfracture in a Randomized Controlled Trial. J Bone and Joint Surg Am. 2013;95(18):1640-1650.

Mohtadi NG, Griffin DR, Pedersen ME, Chan D, Safran MR, Parsons N, Sekiya JK, Kelly BT, Werle JR, Leunig M, McCarthy JC, Martin HD, Byrd JW, Philippon MJ, Martin RL, Guanche CA, Clohisy JC, Sampson TG, Kocher MS, Larson CM; Multicenter Arthroscopy of the Hip Outcomes Research Network. The development and validation of a self-administered quality of life outcome measure for young, active patients with symptomatic hip disease: The International Hip Outcome Tool (iHOT-33). 2012;28(5):595-605; quiz 606-10.

Willits K, Amendola A, Bryant D, Mohtadi NG, Giffin JR, Fowler P, Kean CO, Kirkley A. Operative versus nonoperative treatment of acute Achilles tendon ruptures: a multicenter randomized trial using accelerated functional rehabilitation. J Bone Joint Surg Am. 2010;92(17):2767-75.

Mohtadi NG, Hollinshead RM, Sasyniuk TM, Fletcher JA, Chan DS, Li FX. A Randomized Clinical Trial Comparing Open to Arthroscopic Acromioplasty With Mini-Open Rotator Cuff Repair for Full-Thickness Rotator Cuff Tears: Disease-Specific Quality of Life Outcome at an Average 2-Year Follow-Up. Am J Sports Med. 2008;36:1043-1051.

Grant JA, Mohtadi NG, Maitland ME, Zernicke RF. Comparison of home versus physical therapy – Supervised rehabilitation programs after anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction.  Am J Sports Med. 2005; 33(9):1288-97.

Benson BW, Mohtadi NG, Rose MS, Meeuwisse WH. Head and Neck Injuries among Ice Hockey Players wearing Full Face Shields versus Half Face Shields.   1999;282(24):2328-32.

Kirkley A, Griffin S, Richards C, Miniaci A, Mohtadi N. Prospective Randomized Clinical Trial Comparing the Effectiveness of Immediate Arthroscopic Stabilization versus Immobilization and Rehabilitation in First Traumatic Anterior Dislocations of the Shoulder.  1999;15(5):507-14.


Carol C. Teitz, M.D.

Professor of Orthopedics and Sports Medicine, University of Washington
Seattle, Washington

Dr. Carol Teitz is a Professor of Orthopedics and Sports Medicine at the University of Washington where she has been on the School of Medicine faculty since 1980.

She is an honors graduate of the University of Cincinnati and received her M.D degree from Yale University School of Medicine.  Dr.Teitz completed her residency in orthopedic surgery at the University of Washington and an arthroscopy fellowship with Dr. John McGinty at the Newton-Wellesley Hospital.

Dr. Teitz’s research interests are primarily in the epidemiology of sport-related injuries. She has presented her original work at numerous national and international meetings. She has authored 3 books, 20 book chapters, 9 educational web sites, and over 50 journal articles. Her research was awarded the A.O. International Trauma Award for outstanding trauma-related research in 1980, and won 3rd place in Orthopedic Sports Medicine at the 2001 ISAKOS Congress.

Dr. Teitz has been an invited speaker locally, regionally, nationally and internationally including at the NIH U.S.-U.S.S.R. International Symposium on Ballet Medicine, the CONCACAF International Symposium, Gronigen University in the Netherlands, Recreational Equipment Incorporated (REI), the NATA annual meeting, the U.S. Rowing national convention, the Seattle Skating Club, Rambam Hospital in Haifa, Israel, the International Association for Dance Medicine and Science (IADMS), and recently the AMA’s Initiative to Transform Medical Education (ITME) meeting. Dr. Teitz was an inaugural member of Ruth Jackson Society and a co-founder of the Magellan Society.

In addition to her orthopedic academic pursuits, Dr. Teitz dedicated many years to improving musculoskeletal education for medical students at the University of Washington. She chaired the Musculoskeletal Core course from 1984-2002, the Basic Science of Sports Medicine from 1988-1998, and instituted Problem Based Learning, which she chaired from its inception in 1990 until 2006. Dr. Teitz was awarded 4 grants for innovative computer-based programs in musculoskeletal education and co-chaired a review of the medical student curriculum at UW. She has participated in and chaired numerous continuing education courses for UW, the AAOS, and AOSSM.

Dr. Teitz has served on the editorial board of 7 medical journals and as a reviewer for 3 others. She participated on the ABOS Sports Medicine Certification Surgery Question Writing Task Force and on the AOSSM Fellowship Exam writing committee.

She has also served on 30 UW Medicine committees, and within the Department of Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine has served as the Co-Director for Research and Education in Sports Medicine, the Director of the Sports Medicine Clinic, the Orthopaedic Career Advisor, the Director of Undergraduate Education, and Chair of the Advancement and Promotion Committee. Nationally, in addition to service on the Sports Medicine Committee and Orthopedic Medical Student Educators committee of the AAOS and on the Committee on Competitive Safeguards and Medical Aspects of Sports for the NCAA, Dr. Teitz has devoted most of her service to the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine, (AOSSM). In this organization she has chaired the Membership Committee and the Traveling Fellowship Committee, and served on the Research, Nominating, Communications Strategic Planning, History, and Hall of Fame Committees as well as being elected to two terms on the Board of Directors as a Member-at-large and as Treasurer. Dr. Teitz was chosen as an AOSSM Traveling Fellow to Asia in 1993, and honored to be the Godparent for another group of AOSSM fellows in 2003.

Dr. Teitz was the team physician for Figure Skating and Gymnastics for the 1990 Goodwill Games, and a team physician for the 1997 Junior Maccabi Games. She was also the team orthopedic surgeon for the University of Washington Division I athletes in track, cross-country, rowing, and women’s soccer and gymnastics as well as for the UW Dance Department and 2 local dance companies.

In 2007 Dr. Teitz relinquished her position as a team physician to become the Associate Dean for Admissions of the UW School of Medicine, a position in which she served part time until July 2014 when she retired from Orthopedic practice and increased her time in the Dean’s office. She also currently enjoys skyping with her 8 grandchildren, reading, and needlecrafts.

Selected Published Work

Teitz CC and Chrisman OD.  The Effect of Salicylate and Chloroquine on Prostaglandin-Induced Articular Damage in the Rabbit Knee.  Clin Orthop Relat Res. 1975;108:264-274.

Teitz CC, Carter D, and Frankel VH.  Problems Associated with Tibial Fractures with Intact Fibulae. J Bone Joint Surg. 1980;62-A:770-777.

Teitz CC, Harrington RM, and Wiley H.  Pressures on the Foot in Pointe Shoes.  Foot and Ankle. 1985;5(5):216-221.

Teitz CC, Hermanson BK, Kronmal RA, and Diehr PH. Evaluation of the Use of Braces to Prevent Injury to the Knee in Collegiate Football Players. J Bone Joint Surg. 1989;69-A:2-9.

Teitz CC, Garrett WE, Miniaci A, Lee MH, and Mann RA. Tendon Problems in the Athletic Individual. J Bone Joint Surg. 1997;79A:138-152.

Teitz CC, Hu SS, Arendt EA. The Female Athlete:  Evaluation and Treatment of Sports-Related Problems. J Am Acad Orthop Surg. 1997;5(2):87-96.

Teitz CC, and Harrington RM.  A Biomechanical Analysis of the Squeeze Test for Sprains of the Syndesmotic Ligaments of the Ankle. Foot & Ankle. 1998;19(7):489-492.

Teitz CC. Video Analysis of ACL Injuries. In Prevention of Noncontact ACL Injuries.   American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, 2001.

Teitz CC, O’Kane J, Lind BK, and Hannafin JA. Back Pain in Intercollegiate Rowers. Am J Sports Med. 2002; 30(5): 674-679.

Teitz CC. Shadowing Physicians. JAMA. 2011; 305(23): 2414.

Books Published

Lippert, F. G. and Teitz, C.C.:  Diagnosing Musculoskeletal Problems:A Practical Guide. Williams & Wilkins, 1987.

Teitz, C.C., ed., Scientific Foundations of Sports Medicine,B.C. Decker, 1989.

Teitz, C.C., ed., The Female Athlete.  American Academy of OrthopaedicSurgeons, 1996.  (Translated into Italian, 1998)

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