2017 ISAKOS Biennial Congress Faculty
Bertrand Sonnery-Cottet, MD, PhD
Centre Orthopedic Santy, FIFA Medical Center of Excellence, Hopital Prive Jean Mermoz
Lyon, Rhône FRANCE
Dr Bertrand Sonnery-Cottet is a world-renowned consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon from Lyon, France specializing in the management of knee ligament injuries and sports trauma.
Born and raised close to Lyon, he completed medical school and received the academy degree of “Doctor of Medicine” in 1993 in Lyon. After his orthopaedic residency training in Paris with Pr G. Saillant at La Pitie Salpetriere Hospital, he participated in two sports medicine fellowships: the first in Edinburgh, Scotland at The Princess Margaret Rose Hospital and the second in Lyon with Dr P. Chambat, a pioneer and leader in France on ACL reconstruction.
Currently, Dr Sonnery-Cottet holds a position of Consultant Orthopaedic surgeon at the Centre Orthopedique Santy, FIFA medical Center of Excellence in Lyon, France. His practice is focused on the exclusive treatment of knee soft tissue and muscle injuries. Performing more than 600 ACL and multi-ligament reconstructions per year including professional athletes from all sports, he is considered a global leader in the treatment of knee injuries. He is also recognised as an active member of numerous national and international societies including ISAKOS, ESSKA and the ACL Study Group.
By running an international fellowship program, his involvement in education and training of the young generation of surgeons is well known all around the world. He is the founder of the SANTI (Scientific Anterior Cruciate Ligament Network International) Study Group, bringing together surgeons from 4 continents and participating in numerous publications to advance the treatment of knee sports injuries. He was awarded with the AANA Richard O'Connor Award in 2017, the AOSSM David Sisk Award and the AGA Best Research Paper Award (3rd place) in 2019, VJSM Blockbuster Award 2023.
With more than 200 international publications and more than 300 presentations worldwide, he is recognised as one of the international leaders in his field.