33rd Annual Shoulder Course


San Diego Shoulder Institute presents:

Providing a Platform for Excellence in Shoulder Surgery

San Diego Shoulder Institute is recognized for providing the undisputed best shoulder course in the world.

What makes us unique?

New this year!

Exclusive Personalized Instructional Cadaver Laboratory! YOU select from one of our world-recognized expert faculty to perform the procedure of your choice in a mock surgical cadaver lab.



Not only is this the best shoulder course in the world; this is the best sub-specialty course in the world, bar none!

The best part of this course is hearing the experts discuss how they manage complex cases in panel discussions.

Case presentations were great and engaged everyone (Friday breakout)

I thought about coming for years. I was delighted! Excellent course!

I’ve been coming for over 20 years. This was the best course yet. Why? 1) smaller more interactive time 2) more intimate sessions 3)better structure and availability of industry reps 4) Bayfront is awesome 5) Faculty is so friendly and accessible as always 6)Feels like a real fraternity of colleagues

Wonderful contribution to my and others education

Your course is a service to the world

Strong work/ Great legacy!

Great course! The best!

June 14-17, 2017 Save the Date! Hilton Bayfront (619) 564-3333
1 Park Blvd.
San Diego, CA 92101

2017 Registration set to Open Early December!

Order the 33rd Annual Shoulder
DVD Course

Order Now

Future Dates

Our Founder

James C. Esch, M.D.

James C. Esch, M.D. founded the course in 1983. His passion for education and drive for excellence is contagious. He has inspired generations of orthopaedic surgeons to provide innovative and technically advanced care. Each year, he builds on the attributes of the previous year to construct an improved annual program.

Course Co-Chair

Dr. Jon J.P. Warner

Dr. Warner is a member of the San Diego Shoulder Institute Board of Directors, Chief of Harvard Shoulder Service, Co-Director of Harvard Shoulder and Elbow Fellowship, and Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery, Harvard Medical School. His wealth of expertise is broad and includes Arthroplasty, Reconstruction, Arthroscopy, Fractures, Scapular Winging, and treatment of complications.

Course Co-Chair

Dr. Matthew Provencher

Matthew Provencher, M.D. is a member of the San Diego Shoulder Institute Board of Directors. He specializes in complex shoulder instability, rehabilitation, and sports medicine injuries. Dr. Provencher’s attributes include development of specialized treatment programs for patients using cutting edge joint resurfacing. His recent work with Navy Seals makes him a leading expert in rehabilitative shoulder programs.

2016 Course Faculty Included:

Dr. Jeffrey Abrams
Dr. George Athwal
Dr. Carl Basamania
Mohit Bhandari_2016
Dr. Mohit Bhandari
Dr. Asheesh Bedi
Dr. Pascal Boileau
Dr. Stephen Burkhart
Dr. Brian Cole
Lynn Crosby_2016
Dr. Lynn Crosby
Dr. Patrick J. Denard
Bassem Elhassan_2016
Dr. Bassem T. Elhassan
Dr. Larry Field
Dr. Mark Frankle
Mark Getelman_2016
Dr. Mark H. Getelman
Dr. Reuben Gobezie
Joseph Iannotti_2016
Dr. Joseph P. Iannotti
Dr. Sumant “Butch” Krishnan
Thay Q. Lee PhD
Dr. Ian K. Y. Lo
Timothy Mologne_2016
Dr. Timothy Mologne
Ronald Navarro_2016
Dr. Ronald A. Navarro
Dr. Tom Norris
Dr. Anthony Romeo
Dr. Richard K.N. Ryu
Dr. Stephen Snyder
Dr. Felix “Buddy” Savoie III
Marcus Scheibel_2016
Dr. Marcus Scheibel
Dr. Joaquin Sanchez-Sotelo
Dr. Jonathan Ticker
Dr. Scott Trenhaile
Dr. Philippe Valenti
Dr. Jon “J.P.” Warner
Dr. Donald Wiss
Joseph Zuckerman_2016
Dr. Joseph Zuckerman

Scheduled Activities

Lecture Series

Our leading faculty present cutting edge topics, followed by panel discussions and question and answer periods

Arthroscopy Model Lab (Arthroscopy Skills Session)

Practice your surgical technique on shoulder models with individualized instruction

Arthroscopy/ Latarjet Cadaver Lab

Practice your arthroscopy surgical technique with individualized expert instruction on cadaveric specimens. Then move on to practice the highly specialized Latarjet procedure.

Arthroplasty/Reverse Arthroplasty Cadaver Lab

Practice your arthroplasty surgical technique with individualized expert instruction on cadaveric specimens.

Breakout Sessions

Attend customized break-out sessions that capture your specific learning need and are tailored based on your interest.

Evaluation and Treatment of the Throwing Shoulder

Visit PETCO Park and hear a unique perspective from physicians, coaches, and players from professional baseball clubs regarding prevention, evaluation, and treatment of throwing injuring