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Aspetar Orthopaedic and Sports Medicine Hospital

Aspetar Orthopaedic and Sports Medicine Hospital

Aspire Zone, Sports Park

Emmanuel Papakostas, MD, FEBSM

Data on Clinical/Research Center

We are a Clinical Center: yes
We are a Research Center: yes
We are both: yes
In University Programme: yes
Private Practice Programme: no
Primary Language: English
Secondary Language: Arabic (French, Spanish, Flemish and Greek also spoken)

Please provide a general description of your program:

Joint preservation and cartilage restoration is Major part of the Sports Surgery and Medicine practice in Aspetar. The hospital is affiliated with Weill Cornell Medicine – Qatar University with a huge research program apart from clinical daily diagnostic, surgical and rehabilitation processes. Educational activities include weekly surgical meetings, grand rounds, journal clubs, Lectures together with increased exposure in OR and OPD time. International congresses are organized by the department and all surgeons are considered key opinion leaders in their field of expertise being involved in major societies and in ICRS, in particular.

Training/Techniques are available

Approximate Annual Case Volumes

Knee Procedures: 700
Hip Procedures: -
Foot & Ankle Procedures: 100
Shoulder Procedures: 100
Advanced Cartilage Repair techniques: 50

Opportunities, Experiences and Location of the Teaching Center

Scientific Research Opportunities Available:

Extensive Cartilage restoration research program including: Epidemiology Outcomes after different techniques Rehabilitation protocols Orthobiologics

Describe your participation in past ICRS educational, hosting or society events

Member of EB as chairman of committees Organizing committee member in SSC Larisa, Focus meeting Thessaloniki Faculty member in World Congress Chicago, Vancouver

Can your center provide free or reduced-cost accommodation through your institute?


Who should be contacted:

Nawal Lebdine (Secretary AS Surgery, PA to Chied of Surgery)

Nearest Airport to your institution is

Doha International Airport

Any other important information thath you would like to add

Apart from the permanent surgical staff (Zikria, D’Hooghe, Al-Khelaifi, Papakostas, Olory) exceptional members of cartilage community are part of the educational program as regular Visiting Surgeons (Getgood, Seil, P. Verdonk, Zaffagninni), adding extra value to the program.