Dr. John G. Costouros MD, FACS, FAAOSShoulder Disorders Specialist and Shoulder Surgeon at the Institute for Joint Restoration and Research
Dr. Costouros was a full-time member on the orthopaedic surgery faculty at Stanford University for the last 10 years specializing in the comprehensive treatment of shoulder disorders. He has devoted his entire career to harnessing the best techniques from around the world in order to provide all patients with optimal care — from the recreational to the professional athlete. Dr. Costouros is educated and trained at Stanford University, the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), Harvard Medical School, and the University of Zurich.
He is Board-Certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgeons, a Fellow of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons and the American College of Surgeons, and has a Certificate of Added Qualification (CAQ) in Sports Medicine. He has particular expertise in the arthroscopic treatment of sports injuries of the shoulder, rotator cuff repair, traditional and reverse shoulder joint replacements, and the treatment of fractures of the shoulder girdle.
He is Past President of the Northern California Orthopaedic Society, Northern California Chapter of the Western Orthopaedic Association, and the Leroy C. Abbott Orthopaedic Society. He is an active member of the society of American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons (ASES), American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS), Arthroscopy Association of North America (AANA), and the European Shoulder and Elbow Society (SECEC).
As a member of multiple surgeon advisory boards and ongoing research, Dr. Costouros strives to advance the science and clinical practice of shoulder surgery on a daily basis. His research is focused on enhancing clinical outcomes in the design of state-of-the-art implants used in shoulder surgery, modulating arthritis and healing at the molecular level, and better understanding the role of emerging technologies such as stem cells in enhancing treatment.