The 3 R’s of UCL Treatment: Repair, Reconstruction, & Rehab – Lessons within this Course:
Welcome Message: Alexander Vaccaro, MD, PhD, MBA, President, Rothman Orthopaedic Institute
Lesson 1: UCL: Repair vs Reconstruction
Faculty Member: Steven B. Cohen, MD
Dr. Cohen is a board certified sports medicine surgeon. He is the head team physician to the Philadelphia Phillies and assistant team physician for the Philadelphia Flyers. His other roles include orthopaedic consultant for Immaculata University and Neumann University in addition to Penncrest and Strath Haven High Schools. Dr. Cohen served as the medical director for the Philadelphia Marathon for 10 years. He currently serves on the medical advisory board for Major League Baseball. Dr. Cohen’s full bio, here.
Lesson 2: UCL Rehabilitation: Repair vs Reconstruction
Faculty Member: Joseph Rauch, DPT, SCS, ATC
Dr. Rauch has been working with the Philadelphia Phillies for 6.5 years. Prior to working with Phillies, Joseph worked as a Sports Medicine Coordinator for NovaCare Rehabilitation. He also worked for the University of Cincinnati Department of Athletics for 4 years. He attended the University of Pittsburgh and Widener University.
Lesson 3: Beyond Rehab: Quest for Optimal Movement Efficiency
Faculty Member: Shawn Fcasni, MHSc, ATC, CSCS
Shawn Fcasni joined the Phillies’ major league training staff in November, 2011. 2020 is his 10th season as a Major League Athletic Trainer and his 18th in the organization. Prior to being named to his current position, Shawn spent four years (2008-11) as the Phillies minor league Conditioning Coordinator and had been promoted to the club’s minor league Athletic Training and Rehabilitation Coordinator at the end of the 2011 season.
Moderator: Michael Ciccotti, MD
Dr. Ciccotti, Director of the Sports Medicine Team at the Rothman Orthopaedic Institute, is internationally recognized for his work in sports medicine. He is the Everett J. and Marian Gordon Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery and Sports Medicine at Rothman Orthopaedics and Thomas Jefferson University. He is currently Chief of the Division of Sports Medicine as well as the Director of Sports Medicine Fellowship and Research at Rothman Orthopaedics and the Sidney Kimmel Medical College at Thomas Jefferson University. He also currently serves as the Chairman of the Major League Baseball Medical Advisory Committee, the President of the Orthopaedic Learning Center Board of Directors and the President of the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine. He has been the Head Team Physician and Medical Director for the Philadelphia Phillies Baseball Team as well as Saint Joseph’s University sports for more than 25 years. Read Dr. Ciccotti’s full bio, here.