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Visiting Research Scholars Program – Peter J. Millett, MD, MSc - Steadman Philippon Research Institute - Vail, CO

The Visiting Research Scholars Program is open to orthopaedic surgeons who have completed at least 4 years of training and have an interest in the advanced study of shoulder and sports medicine disorders. The research scholar will work directly with Dr. Peter Millett, the director of the shoulder program, and his team of clinical and basic science researchers. Approximately 40% of the scholar’s time will be dedicated to clinical work with the opportunity to participate in didactic teaching sessions, outpatient clinics, and surgery. Scrub privileges will be granted to qualified applicants. The other 60% of the scholar’s time will be dedicated to research on clinically relevant shoulder problems with an emphasis on shoulder kinematics and biomechanics. There is a new state of the art biomechanics lab which includes opportunities for robotic testing and dual-fluoroscopy 3-dimensional in vivo joint analyses. There will also be opportunities to participate in outcomes research using the vast clinical database that Dr. Millett and his team have collected. Optional activities include participation in the myriad sports events in which the clinic and institute are involved. Minimum commitment 6 months, 12 months preferred. Interested applicants should submit a letter of inquiry, personal statement, CV, and 2 letters of reference to Dr. Millett at the following address or by email:


Peter J. Millett, MD, MSc
Director of Shoulder Surgery
Shoulder, Knee, Sports Medicine
The Steadman Clinic
181 West Meadow Drive
Vail, CO 81657 USA


Our Scholars

Daniel Rios, MD
International Visiting Scholar - Current

daniel-rios-mdDaniel Rios, MD, is our visiting scholar for 2011-2012. He graduated from orthopaedic residency at University of Monterrey, Mexico, and after that he spent one year doing a research fellowship in Boston Ma at the Cartilage Repair Center at Brigham and Women´s Hospital-Harvard Medical School . He has a strong clinical and academic interest in cartilage repair and sports medicinie. He is currently working on different ongoing projects at our center and on completion of his program will move back to Monterrey, Mexico, to start his practice.




Frank Martetschläger, MD

International Visiting Scholar - Current

frankFrank Martetschläger, MD, is the current Arthrex visiting research scholar for 2011-2012 working with Dr. Millett at the Steaman Clinic and conducting research at the Biomechanics and Clinical Research Department of the Steadman Philippon Research Institute. He graduated from the University Medical Center in Würzburg, Germany. After finishing his studies he spent his residency at the Orthopedic and Trauma Center, University Clinic Mannheim, the Shoulder and Elbow Department at the ATOS Clinic Heidelberg and the Clinic for Traumatology, Universitiy Clinic rechts der Isar, Munich. He has a strong clinical and academic interest in shoulder surgery and sports medicine. On completion of his felowship in Vail he will move back to Germany and resume his work at the University Clinic in Munich.



Olivier Van Der Meijden
International Visiting Scholar - 2010-2011

OlivierOlivier van der Meijden, MD, was a visiting scholar conducting research at the Biomechanics and Clinical Research Department of the Steadman Philippon Research Institute from 2010-2011. He graduated from the University Medical Center in Utrecht, The Netherlands in 2009 after which he started working as a non-training resident, both in general surgery and orthopaedic surgery. Prior research background includes virtual reality simulation in surgical trainees and ACL revision reconstructions which have provided several publications and presentations at European and Dutch conferences. On completion of his research activities in Vail, he moved back to The Netherlands to start his orthopaedic residency at the Vrije Universiteit Medical Center in Amsterdam.


Florian Elser, MD
International Visiting Scholar - 2008-2009


Dr. Florian Elser was a visiting Arthrex research scholar for the Steadman Clinic and Dr. Millett from 2008 to 2009. He studied at Ludwid Maximilians University in Munich, Germany where he obtained both is degree in physics and in medicine. He is an expert in orthopedic surgery and in trauma related injuries and completed residencies in both areas. Prior to coming to the Steadman Clinic, Dr. Elser was the attending surgeon for the department of orthopedic traumatology in Munich. Currently he resides in Augsburg Germany where he works with the Hessingpark Clinic; he is a partner in the Sportsmedicine Group with Ulrich Boenisch, M.D.




Sepp Braun, MD MD
International Visiting Scholar - 2007-2008


Sepp Braun, MD was a visiting scholar at the Biomechanics Laboratory  and Steadman Clinic in 2007/08. After successfully completing his research projects in Vail, he moved back to Germany for a staff position at the Orthopaedic and Trauma Center of the University of Freiburg, Germany. In May 2010 he relocated his practice to his home town Munich for a position as senior consultant at the Department for Orthopaedic Sportsmedicine at the Technical University of Munich, Germany.




Jean-Yves Schoenahl, MD
Strasbourg University Hospital, Attendee
Orthopedic Research-(France)

bio_picDr. Schoenahl graduated from medical school at the University of Strasbourg where he also completed his orthopaedic residency training. While in residency, his research mainly focused on computer-assisted surgery in joint replacements which have provided several national and international presentations. He also trained with Pr Jean-François Kempf and Pr Philippe Clavert, two acknowledged shoulder surgeons in Europe.

After his residency, Dr. Schoenahl had the opportunity and honor to spend one year in Vail as a visiting research scholar (2009-2010) at the Steadman Philippon Research Institute. His schedule was divided between research and clinical activities under the tutelage of Dr. Peter Millett. His research on novel arthroscopic treatments for glenohumeral arthritis has been presented in United States and Europe. He also took advantage of Vail’s exceptional environment  to practice his two favorite hobbies which are alpine skiing and golf. He now works in Strasbourg University Hospital as an attendee. He intends to focus more on sports medicine, especially shoulder arthroscopy, cartilage repair and joint conservative treatments.



For information on orthopedic treatment options available for the shoulder, knee and elbow, please contact Dr. Peter Millett's office  in Vail, CO.