Lisa Sasso

About Dr. Lisa Sasso

Lisa M. Sasso, MD, FAAOS

Education
  • 2010-2011 - University of Utah Medical Center, Salt Lake City, UT, Hand Surgery Fellowship
  • 2005-2010 - Northwestern University Medical Center, Chicago, IL, Orthopedic Surgery Residency
  • 2001-2005 - Rush University Medical School, Chicago, IL, Doctor of Medicine
  • 1997-2001 - Loyola University - Chicago, IL, Bachelor's of Science, Honors, Magna Cum Laude
  • 1993-1997 - St. Ignatius College Preparatory, Chicago, IL, Graduated: Honors
Board Certification
  • Orthopedic
  • Hand
Professional Memberships
  • American Medical Association
  • Chicago Medical Society
  • Illinois State Medical Society
  • Utah State Medical Society
  • Fellowship of the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons
Experience
  • 2006-2010 - Northwestern University Medical Center, Chicago, IL, Research Assistant: Prospective study evaluating the temporal outcomes of 100 consecutive shoulders treated for impingement syndrome
  • 2002-2004 - Rush Presbyterian – St. Luke's Medical Center, Chicago, IL, Department of Orthopedic Surgery, section of sports medicine, Brian Cole, MD, MBA, Research Assistant: Responsibilities and experience: surgical experience with animals involving rotator cuff repair with radio-frequency energy; use of Artscan 200 in order to measure cartilage stiffness; prospective studies in autologous chondrocyte implantation, rotator cuff repair in humans, osteochondral allograft, osteochondral autograft and allograft meniscus transplantation
  • 2001-2002 - Ruth Presbyterian – St. Luke's Medical Center, Chicago, IL, Student Coordinator and Research Participant, Laparoscopic Surgery Training: Responsibilities: act as a liaison between participants and the director; help coordinate students and lab resources; troubleshooting with computers and equipment; assistant to the director
  • 2000-2001 - Loyola University, Chicago, IL, Research Assistant: Localization of Ps230 Promoter During Sexual Stage of the Malaria Parasite, Techniques include PCR, gel electrophoresis, southern blots, bacterial transformation, radionuclide labeling
  • 2000-2001 - Loyola University, Chicago, IL, Research Assistant: Elevated Atmospheric CO2-Induced Alterations in Tree Foliage Chemistry: Effects on Stream Detritivore Growth Rates. Techniques include: biostatistical analysis, water quality maintenance, alteration in tree leaf chemistry
Other Experience
  • 2002-2004: Contributor, Orthopedic Quarterly
  • 2001-2002: Volunteer, Community Health Clinic, Chicago, IL
  • 1999-2000: Volunteer, Loyola University Medical Center, Pediatric Ward
  • 1996-1997: Volunteer, Rush Presbyterian – St. Luke's Medical Center
Grants, Honors, and Awards
  • Sciarretta Grant, 2003-2004, Rush Medical College
  • Watson Armour Scholarship, 2003-2004, Rush Medical College
  • Dean's Fellowship Award, 2002, $2,500, Rush Medical College
  • Magna Cum Laude, University Honors 2001, Loyola University
  • Biology Department High Honors, 2001, Loyola University
  • Phi Beta Kappa Honor Society, 2001, Loyola University
  • Mulcahy Research Award, 2000-2001, Loyola University
  • Jesuit Academic Award, 1997-2001, Loyola University
  • Damen Academic Award, 1997-2001, Loyola University
Publications
  • Cummins CA, Sasso LM, Nicholson D: Impingement Syndrome: Temporal Outcomes of Nonoperative Treatment. Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery, 2009 Mar-Apr; 18(2): 172-7
  • Madan AK, Frantzides CT, Sasso LM: Laparoscopic ability assessment by virtual reality. Journal of Laparoendoscopic & Advanced Surgical Techniques, Part A, 15(1): 13-7, 2005 Feb
  • Cole BJ, Fox JA, Nho SJ, Beddow SA, Sasso LM, DiMasi M, Hayden JK: ACI recommended as secondline treatment for chondral disease. Academy News, p. 19, February 8, 2003. Tuchman NC, Wahtera KA, Wetzel RG, Russo NM, Kilbane GM, Sasso LM, Teeri JA: Nutritional quality of leaf detritus altered by elevated atmospheric CO2: effects on development of mosquito larvae. Freshwater Biology (2003) 48, 1432-1439
Podium Presentations
  • Cummins CA, Sasso LM, Nicholson D: Impingement Syndrome: Temporal Outcomes of Non-operative Treatment. Presented at AAOS Specialty Day, American Shoulder and Elbow Society, San Francisco, March 8, 2008
Research Exhibits
  • Cummins CA, Sasso LM, Nicholson D: Impingement Syndrome: Temporal Outcomes of Non-operative Treatment. 2007 AOSSM Annual Meeting, Calgary, Alberta, Canada, July 12-15th
  • Sasso LM, Cole BJ, Nho SJ, Beddow SA, DiMasi M, Hayden JK: Prospective evaluation of autologous chondrocyte implantation. Rush University Forum for Research and Clinical Investigation 2, 2003
Presentation Abstracts
  • Lee SJ, Nho SJ, Kalsi RS, Sasso LM, Cole BJ: The effect of monopolar radiofrequency energy on the biomechanical properties of chondromalaic human cartilage. Presented at the Sigma Xi Poster Session, Rush University Forum for Clinical Investigation, Chicago, IL, April 8-10, 2003
  • Cole BJ, Dennis MG, Lee SL, Nho SJ, Sasso LM, Beddow SA, DiMasi M, Hayden JK: Prospective evaluation of allograft meniscus transplantation: A minimum of two-year follow up. American Orthopedic Society for Sports Medicine Specialty Day, New Orleans, LA, February 8, 2003
  • Cole BJ, Fox J, Nho S, Lee S, Sasso LM, DiMasi M, Hayden J: Prospective evaluation of allograft meniscus transplantation: A minimum of two-year follow up. 49th Orthopedic Research Society, New Orleans, LA, February 8, 2003
  • Cole BJ, Fox J, Nho S, Lee S, Sasso LM, DiMasi M, Hayden J: Prospective evaluation of allograft meniscus transplantation: A minimum of two-year follow up. 70th Annual Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons, New Orleans, LA, February 6, 2003
  • Cole BJ, Nho SJ, Beddow SA, Sasso LM, DiMasi M, Hayden JK: Prospective evaluation of autologous chondrocyte implantation. Hospital for Special Surgery, 84th Annual Alumni Meeting, November 8, 2002
Analyses
  • Orthopedic Symposium: Management of Chondral Injury and Meniscus Transplantation 2003
  • Arthroscopic Osteochondral Transplantation: Histologic Results. F. Alan. Barber, MD, and James C. Y. Chow, MD, Arthroscopy 2001; 17(8): 832-835. Analysis by Lisa Sasso, BS, and Rajeev Kalsi, BS
  • Meniscal Allograft Transplantation: Two- to Eight-Year Results. Ehud Rath, MD, John C. Richmond, MD, Walid Yassir, MD, Jeffreys D. Albright, MD, and Fusun Gundogan, MD, The American Journal of Sports Medicine 2001; 29(4): 410-414. Analysis by Lisa Sasso, BS, and Rajeev Kalsi, BS
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