The American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons (ASES) recently elected Dr. Scott Jacobson to be a member of the society. ASES is a society made up of leading national and international orthopedic surgeons who specialize in surgery of the shoulder and elbow. The membership, which is by invitation only, currently consists of 737 members.

Dr. Jacobson is one of the region’s most sought-after shoulder surgeons. Fellowship trained in orthopedic sports medicine, he has been treating patients for over two decades. He is involved in numerous research projects to develop improved shoulder arthroplasty products and improve outcomes for his patients. He was the principal investigator for the FDA clinical trial for a new shoulder arthroplasty system, Simpliciti, which became available in the US in 2015. He is currently involved in developing a national shoulder arthroplasty database, as well as research to design and manufacture improved shoulder arthroplasty and trauma implants.

“It’s a privilege and an honor to be elected into this prestigious society,” said Dr. Jacobson. “I look forward to working alongside an esteemed group of colleagues to help me gain perspective on the research I am doing, and ultimately improve shoulder arthroplasty technology and techniques for my patients.”  

Dr. Jacobson attended the annual meeting held in New Orleans, Louisiana, in October where he was formally welcomed by the society and attended the educational meetings and workshops. The meeting is closed to non-members. As part of his membership, he was invited to serve as an article reviewer for the Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons.  

Dr. Jacobson earned his medical degree from the University of California, Los Angeles, and completed his residency at Duke University Medical Center in Durham, North Carolina. He was fellowship trained in sports medicine at the Southern California Center for Sports Medicine. He has practiced at The Center for Orthopedic & Neurosurgical Care & Research since 1995. In addition to his research, he has authored numerous papers, book chapters, and presented some of his findings nationally. He serves as the team physician for Mountain View High School, as well as local club sports and athletic teams.