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Gonzalo Samitier, MD, PhD

Centro Médico Quironsalud Aribau

Dr. Gonzalo Samitier is the Chief of the Orthopaedic Department at Quironsalud Aribau Medical Center in Barcelona, Spain. He completed three consecutive fellowships starting in 2011 in Shoulder & Sports at the University of Florida, in Sports Medicine at Henry Ford, and in Advanced Shoulder Surgery at Alps Surgery Institute in Annecy, France. Dr. Samitier earned his medical degree at University Complutense in Madrid and completed his orthopedic surgery residency at La Princesa Hospital in Madrid. As an orthopedic sports surgeon, Dr. Samitier treats young patients with complex knee, shoulder, and sports injuries mainly Soccer Players, and specializes in cartilage repair and restoration, meniscal transplantation, osteotomy, rotator cuff surgery, and shoulder instability. Dr. Samitier’s research interests include anterior cruciate ligament injuries, meniscal injuries, cartilage restoration, and transplantation, meniscal transplantation, complex shoulder instability, arthroscopic latarjet, and irreparable rotator cuff tears; in addition to his clinical practice and patient care, Dr. Samitier is actively involved in research, leadership, advocacy, and education for medical students, residents, and fellows. He is often on the faculty panel at several National, European, and US Orthopaedic Meetings and is a committee member for multiple recognized orthopedic organizations as AAOS, ISAKOS, and ESSKA. In 2017, Dr. Samitier became part of the Board for the Spanish Arthroscopy Association as Director of the Spanish National Arthroscopy Training Program; since 2021 he is in charge of the Knee Section.

ISAKOS Active Member

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Speaker for Smith&Nephew
Editorial or Governing board of KSSTA, RECOT (Spanish Orthopaedic Journal)
Board of Directors member for ESA Section of ESSKA (Communication Committee), AEA (Spanish Arthroscopy Association), AAOS Sports Medicine Committee