2019 ISAKOS Biennial Congress Faculty
Elizabeth A. Arendt, MD
University of Minnesota
Minneapolis, MN UNITED STATES
Dr. Arendt received her Orthopaedic training at University of Rochester, NY, followed by a fellowship in Sports Medicine at University of Minnesota. Her clinical and research activities have centered on injuries that are more common in females; in particular injuries to the anterior cruciate ligament and the patellofemoral joint. She has enjoyed high visibility and clinical expertise in the field of the patellofemoral joint.
She is the team physician for women’s volleyball and basketball at her university, and past team physician for USA Hockey (1990-1994).
She has held a number of administrative roles in Athletics both nationally and locally. She was the Medical Director for Men and Women’s Intercollegiate Athletics at the University of Minnesota for 20 years, stepping down in 2010. She was appointed to the NCAA Medical Safeguard Committee (6 years) and the President’s Council for Physical Fitness and Sport (8 years). She currently serves on the Academic Advisory Board for the IOC Diploma in Sports Medicine. She has been a committee member and chair for a number of organizations including AAOS, AOSSM, ESSKA, and ISAKOS. She was the godmother to the AOSSM traveling fellows in 2014. She received the Founders Award for the best in Sports Medicine from AMSSM in 2005, and the Patellofemoral Foundation Lifetime Achievement Award in 2016 and the AOSSM 2021 George D. Rovere Award for Education.
She has authored over 100 peer-reviewed publications and 40+ book chapters.
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