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Dr. Asheesh Bedi is the Director of Sports Medicine and Joint Preservation at the NorthShore Orthopedic and Spine Institute. He is an Adjunct Professor of Sports Medicine and Hip Preservation at the Hospital for Special Surgery/Weill Cornell Medical Center. He is also the head orthopedic consultant for National Basketball Players’ Associations (NBPA), a consultant for the National Hockey League Players’ Association (NHLPA), and specializes in both arthroscopic and open surgery for athletic injuries of the shoulder, elbow, hip, and knee. He is a supporting NFL team physician under the leadership of Dr. Mark Bowen, the Head Team Physician for the Chicago Bears.

Asheesh is the former Chief of Sports Medicine and Shoulder Surgery and was a Professor at the University of Michigan from 2009 to 2022. He was the Head Orthopedic Team Physician for University of Michigan Athletics, and was the former Head Orthopedic Team Physician and Medical Director for the Detroit Lions (2017-2020).

Dr. Bedi completed his undergraduate training at Northwestern University where he graduated Summa Cum Laude. He graduated from the University of Michigan Medical School with AOA recognition, and remained in Ann Arbor to pursue residency training in Orthopedic Surgery at the University of Michigan. After completing his training, Dr. Bedi completed a two-year fellowship in sports medicine and shoulder surgery at the Hospital for Special Surgery and Weill Cornell Medical College in New York.

He has also pursued additional dedicated training in arthroscopic hip surgery for young athletes. Dr. Bedi has authored over 350 articles, chapters, and peer-reviewed publications on shoulder, elbow, knee, and hip injuries in athletes. He has won numerous prestigious awards in the field, including the ASES Neer Award, AOSSM Cabaud and Excellence in Research Awards, and is a member of the Herodicus Society.

Education and Training

Education

  • BA, Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois - 09/1995-06/1998
  • MD, Medicine Degree, University of Michigan Medical School, Ann Arbor, Michigan - 08/1998-06/2002

PostDoctoral Training

  • Internship, General Surgery, University of Michigan Medical Center, Ann Arbor, Michigan - 07/2002-06/2003
  • Residency, Orthopaedic Surgery, University of Michigan Medical Center, Ann Arbor,Michigan - 07/2003-06/2007
  • Fellowship, Shoulder/Sports Medicine, Hospital for Special Surgery, New York City, New York - 08/2007-07/2009
  • Fellowship, Advanced Hip Arthroscopy and Hip Preservation Fellowship, Hospital for Special Surgery, New York, New York - 06/2009-10/2009

Clinical Interests:

Research Interests:

  • Hip impingement
  • ACL injuries
  • Rotator cuff tears
  • Shoulder instability
  • Meniscal injuries
  • Tendon-to-bone healing

Honors and Awards

International

  • International Society of Hip Arthroscopy (ISHA) Trainee Research Award for "Effect of Changes in Pelvic Tilt on Range of Motion to Impingement and Radiographic Parameters of Acetabular Morphology" - 2013
  • International Society of Arthroscopy, Knee Surgery and Orthopaedic Sports Medicine (ISAKOS) Richard Caspari Award Finalist for abstract #11731, titled, "Does Smoking Affect Treatment Allocation and Outcomes in Patients With Rotator Cuff Tears?" - 2015
  • International Society of Arthroscopy, Knee Surgery and Orthopaedic Sports Medicine (ISAKOS) Richard Caspari Award Finalist for abstract # 13677: "Does Concomitant Biceps Surgery Affect the Outcome of Rotator Cuff Repair?' - 2017

National

  • National Merit Scholar - 1995
  • National Science Foundation Science Scholar - 1995
  • USA Today All-USA High School Second Team - 1995
  • United States Chemistry Olympiad Finalist - 1995
  • Westinghouse Science Talent Search Semifinalist - 1995
  • Barry M. Goldwater Scholar for Excellence in Science and Engineering - 1997
  • USA Today All-USA College Team Honorable Mention - 1998
  • Smith & Nephew Orthopaedic Resident Research Competition Finalist, Memphis Tennessee - 2005
  • AO Basic Fracture Preceptorship Fellow Award – Dr. Roy Sanders, M. D. and Dr. George Haidukewych, M.D. - Tampa General Hospital, Tampa, Florida - 2006
  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons Clinician-Scientist Development Program Scholar - 2006
  • American Orthopaedic Association-Zimmer Resident Leadership Forum Award - 2006
  • U.S. Bone and Joint Decade Young Investigator Y II Program Award Recipient - 2008
  • American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine Aircast Basic Science Research Award - 2009
  • American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine Cabaud Award for Excellence in Basic Science Research - 2010
  • American Shoulder & Elbow Society Neer Award for Basic Science - 2010
  • Orthopaedic Research Society/Orthopaedic Research & Education Foundation Travel Award in Orthopaedic Research Translation - 2010
  • Excellence in Research Award, American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine - 2011
  • Herodicus Award, American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine - 2011
  • T. David Sisk Award for Research Excellence – Basic Science Paper, Sports Health: A Multidisciplinary Approach, American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine - 2011
  • American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine 2013 Annual Meeting Poster Award, "Reduction in Muscle Fiber Force Production, Disruption of Muscle Cell Architecture and Accumulation of Fatty Macrophages in Patients with Chronic Rotator Cuff Tears" - 2013
  • Certificate of Commendation, Top Ten-Cited Articles Published in the Arthroscopy Journal 2011-12. " Transtibial Versus Anteromedial Portal Reaming in Anterior Crucate Ligament Reconstruction: An Anatomic and Biomechanical Evaluation of Surgical Technique" - 2013
  • Certificate of Commendation, Top Ten-Cited Articles Published in the Arthroscopy Journal 2011-12. "Static and Dynamic Mechanical Causes of Hip Pain" - 2013
  • Cabaud Memorial Award from the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine, "Does Limited Internal Femoral Rotation Increase Peak ACL Strain During a Simulated Pivot Landing?" - 2014
  • Charles S. Neer Award in the Basic Science, American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons - 2014
  • Becker's Spine Review; named as one of the best surgeons for excellence in orthopaedics - 2015
  • Best Poster in the Shoulder and Elbow classification, American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons Annual Meeting. Is There an Association Between the "Critical Shoulder Angle" and Clinical Outcome after Rotator Cuff Repair?" - 2016
  • Cabaud Award from America Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine. "Platelet Rich Plasma Activates Pro-Inflammatory Signaling Pathways and Induces Oxidative Stress in Tendon Fibroblast" - 2016
  • NFL Physician Society (NFLPS) Arthur C. Rettig Award for Academic Excellence - 2020

Regional

  • Hour Detroit Top Doctors Award - 2015
  • Hour Detroit Top Doctors Award - 2016

Institutional

  • Dean's Award for Highest Honors - 1995-1998
  • Dean's Scholar at the McCormick School of Engineering, Northwestern University - 1995
  • British Marshall Scholar Nominee of Northwestern University - 1997
  • Phi Beta Kappa Centennial Prize, Northwestern University - 1998
  • Junior Alpha Omega Alpha Inductee, University of Michigan Medical School - 2000
  • University of Michigan Alpha Omega Alpha (AOA) Chapter, Vice President - 2001-2002
  • Michigan Association of Physician's From India Outstanding Student Award - 2001
  • University of Michigan Medical School Ladow Merit Scholarship Award - 2001
  • Michigan Medical School Academic Recognition Award for Scholastic Achievement - 2002
  • Leonard Marmour Surgical Arthritis Foundation Award – Outstanding Chief Resident Graduate, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, University of Michigan Hospitals - 2007
  • Phillip D. Wilson Award for Excellence in Orthopaedic Research, Hospital for Special Surgery - 2008
  • Phillip D. Wilson Award for Excellence in Orthopaedic Research, Hospital for Special Surgery - 2009
  • Harold and Helen Gehring Early Career Endowed Professorship - 2012-Present
  • First Place, University of Michigan Biomedical Engineering Design Competition, iArthro: Intraoperative 3D joint modeling for surgical evaluation during arthroscopy - 2012
  • William S. Smith 2012 Orthopaedic Surgery Resident Teaching Award, University of Michigan Medical School - 2012
  • Taubman Emerging Scholar, Taubman Institute - 2013-2016
  • Dean's Scholar Mentor, University of Michigan Medical School - 2013-2017
  • University of Michigan Medical Center Alumni Society (MCAS) Early Distinguished Career Award - 2013

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