Dr. Jean-David Werthel is a shoulder surgeon from Paris, France. He completed his medical school at the University Paris V René Descartes and his residency at Assistance Publique des Hôpitaux de Paris (Public Assistance – Paris Hospitals). He conducted his fellowship at Hôpital Bichat and Hôpital Ambroise Paré and spent a year as a research fellow in the biomechanics lab of the Mayo Clinic.
His interests are in complex reconstructive surgery of the shoulder and clinical outcomes as well as in basic science research related to the biomechanics of the shoulder and of shoulder implants. He is involved in the design of implants for shoulder replacements and has presented his research in numerous occasions at national and international meetings. He is an active member of the Chaine de l’Espoir, a French nonprofit organization working with disadvantaged children, with which he performs regular surgical missions for obstetric brachial plexus injuries and hand congenital deformities. Jean-David has published over fifty scientific articles and is a reviewer for shoulder articles and corresponding member in International Orthopedics.