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Jay Keener, MD

Jay Keener, MD
Associate Professor
Chief, Shoulder and Elbow

Clinical Specialty
Shoulder and elbow disorders

Clinical Interests
Shoulder and elbow arthroscopic surgery; shoulder instability; throwing shoulder injuries; labral tears and biceps tendon injuries; rotator cuff disease and tears; frozen shoulder syndrome; shoulder and elbow arthritis; shoulder fractures; minimally invasive shoulder fracture fixation; shoulder and elbow joint replacement; reverse shoulder arthroplasty; acromioclavicular and sternoclavicular joint injuries.

Research Interests
Research interests include clinical outcome studies of reconstructive shoulder and elbow surgery, including: rotator cuff disease (partial and full thickness rotator cuff tears), shoulder and elbow arthritis, proximal humerus fractures, shoulder tendon transfers and labral/biceps tendon repairs. Other research interests include outcomes of various resident education teaching methods. Basic science interests include biomechanical constructs for arthroscopic rotator cuff repair and shoulder tendon transfers for irreparable rotator cuff injuries.

After earning his bachelor of science in physical therapy and his medical degree from the West Virginia University School of Medicine, Dr. Keener completed an orthopaedic surgery residency at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics and fellowship training in shoulder and elbow reconstruction in the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at Washington University School of Medicine. Before returning to Washington University as a faculty member in orthopaedic surgery, Dr. Keener was an assistant professor in the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at the University of North Carolina School of Medicine, where he was honored with an Outstanding Instructor award for his musculoskeletal course.

2005                                Outstanding Instructor Award, University of North Carolina
                                       Musculoskeletal Course

1997                                Elected Alpha Omega Alpha

2007-present                     Best Doctors in America

2009, 2010, 2012, 2013       Excellence in Teaching Award, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery
                                       Washington University

2010                                Lee T. Ford MD Award for Academic Achievement
                                      Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Washington University

2011                                Jerome J. Gilden Distinguished Physician Award for Compassionate Care
                                       Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Washington University

2011                                American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons European Exchange Fellowship

Board Certifications
2006, American Board of Orthopaedic Surgeons, Board Certified

Medical Degree
West Virginia University, School of Medicine

Orthopaedic Surgery, University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics

Shoulder & Elbow Surgery, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Washington University School of Medicine

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