Jeffrey S. Abrams, MD graduated with honors from the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and received his MD degree from SUNY, Upstate Medical Center in Syracuse, New York. He served his surgical internship at Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital, and his orthopaedic residency at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Dr. Abrams has served on the staff of Alfred I. DuPont Institute in Wilmington, Delaware, doing research on childhood cervical, hip, and knee disorders. He has completed a Shoulder Fellowship at the University of Western Ontario under the direction of Richard J. Hawkins, MD a Sports Medicine Fellowship in Aspen, Colorado, and the Hughston Sports Medicine Hospital in Columbus, Georgia under Dr. James R. Andrews. Since moving to Princeton, New Jersey, Dr. Abrams continues to be involved in education on shoulder injuries and sports medicine. He lectures internationally and has been invited to lecture and perform surgery in Canada, South America, Asia, and Europe. He has served on the Continued Medical Education Committee for American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, is on the Board of Directors for the Arthroscopy Association of North America, and is President-elect of the American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons. Dr. Abrams is among the first surgeons to perform rotator cuff repairs and stabilization surgery using arthroscopy. As an inventor, he has assisted multiple surgical companies on equipment designs to perform minimally-invasive surgery. He has served on the Board of Directors for arthroscopy education at the Orthopaedic Learning Center in Chicago. He is currently on the editorial staff of four orthopaedic periodicals, section editor forOrthopaedic Knowledge Update, has written over 50 chapters in orthopedic textbooks, and is editor of Arthroscopic Rotator Cuff Surgery: A Practical Approach to Management. Dr. Abrams has served as a program chairman for the American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons Summer Institute, Biennial Meeting, Comprehensive Meetings; Arthroscopy Association of North America Annual Meeting, and the Orthopaedic Learning Center. As a co-chairman with Dr. Robert Arciero, the Management of the Unstable Shoulder: Arthroscopic and Open Repairs occurred in October 2008 at the Orthopaedic Learning Center. Dr. Abrams is currently an attending surgeon in the Department of Surgery at the University Medical Center at Princeton in Princeton, New Jersey. He is a Clinical Professor at Seton Hall University School of Graduate Medicine, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery in Orange, New Jersey. He joined Princeton Orthopaedic and Rehabilitative Associates in 1986, and headed up shoulder surgery at Sports Medicine Princeton. He continues to serve as an orthopaedic consultant to Princeton University, College of New Jersey, Mercer Community College, as well as local public and private schools. In addition, he is a consultant to the National Hockey League, National Football League, Major League Baseball, International Skating Federation, and the United States Tennis Association.
"The book can serve as a guide and update for surgeons who commonly perform these procedures, and I guarantee they will gather numerous pearls that change their practice. The pictures, line drawings, and videos are excellent and make it possible for readers to understand exactly what they should be accomplishing at the time of surgery. This is an excellent contribution to the field and I would agree with James Andrews, who states in the foreword, "Management of the Unstable Shoulder: Arthroscopic and Open Repair is an exceptional and unrivaled contribution to the continuing evolution of unstable shoulder management and treatment. I believe it will be an indispensible and informative addition to orthopaedic libraries everywhere." Thanks, Dr. Andrews, I couldn't have said it better myself." -- Mark R. Hutchinson, MD, University of Illinois at Chicago College of Medicine, Doody Enterprises, Inc.