Local physician serves as faculty at seminars across the country

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Orthopaedic surgeon Gordon I. Groh, M.D., a board‐certified specialist in shoulder, elbow and hand surgery at Asheville's Blue Ridge Bone & Joint, served as faculty for shoulder surgery seminars at various locations across the U.S. this summer.

In Indianapolis and Baltimore, Dr. Groh taught courses on standard as well as reverse shoulder replacement surgery to orthopaedists from all over the country. In Miami, Fla., surgeons from the U.S., Canada and across Latin America received specialized training by Dr. Groh in arthroscopic shoulder surgery for sports related injuries.

Earlier this year, Dr. Groh led an educational session at the annual meeting of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, the preeminent provider of musculoskeletal instruction for orthopaedic surgeons and others in the world, held in San Diego, Calif., with 30,000 attendees. Dr. Groh also served as an appointed member of an education leadership committee for AAOS.

Dr. Groh is recognized nationally for his expertise, having been named in August one of the 65 Outstanding Shoulder Surgeons and Specialists in the country by Becker's Orthopedic, Spine & Pain Management Review. Only five other shoulder surgeons across the Southeast were honored with this recognition, selected based on their expertise in shoulder surgery, positions of leadership in professional organizations and institutions, research and development in the field, and their reputation among other physician leaders.

Prior to joining Blue Ridge Bone & Joint 16 years ago, Dr. Groh served as a full‐time faculty member and director of shoulder and elbow surgery at the University of Colorado School of Medicine in Denver.

He continues to actively pursue research and teaching opportunities, and has presented in every major city in the U.S., as well as in Mexico, Canada and Japan.

Dr. Groh is one of only four orthopaedic surgeons in the nation to hold memberships in the American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons (ASES) society as well as the American Society for Surgery of the Hand (ASSH). The ASES, open by invitation only, is an educational body of select leading national and international orthopaedic surgeons who specialize in surgery of the shoulder and elbow. ASSH is the oldest medical specialty society in the U.S. devoted entirely to continuing medical education related to hand surgery.