The only way that patients can truly be involved in their care and the decisions surrounding it is to provide the tools and information each patient needs to understand what can sometimes be complex issues. That is why we spend a great deal of time explaining both the condition we are dealing with as well as the rationale and treatments that can be effective in dealing with it. This sometimes takes a bit more time but it is the best way to build the teamwork needed.
Jason Scalise, MD, is a board certified and internationally fellowship-trained specialist in reconstructive and arthroscopic surgery of the shoulder with The CORE Institute. Dr. Scalise is also a national leader in the fields of shoulder replacement surgery, revision shoulder replacement surgery, shoulder fracture surgery and rotator cuff surgery. He is a national and international speaker on shoulder replacement surgery. He was named the recipient of the 2007 Cleveland Clinic Innovator Award for his work on the "Use of Virtual Bone Model to Measure Bone Loss and Preoperative Surgical Simulator." Dr. Scalise completed his fellowship training in shoulder surgery at the renowned Cleveland Clinic, in Cleveland, Ohio. After his fellowship training, he was appointed as a shoulder specialist at the Cleveland Clinic. Prior to his fellowship training, Dr. Scalise finished his residency at Wayne State University, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery in Detroit, Michigan where he received the Herbert E. Pedersen Resident Award for Excellence in Orthopaedic Surgery. Dr. Scalise completed his medical degree at Finders University of South Australia School of Medicine in Adelaide, Australia and obtained his bachelor's degree at the University of California in San Diego. Dr. Scalise has published multiple articles in academic journals such as The Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery, The Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery, The Journal of Surgical Orthopedic Advances and the Journal of Orthopedic Trauma. He has presented research in forums including the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons and The American Orthopaedic Association and has authored several book chapters on the subject of shoulder reconstructive surgery. Dr. Scalise supports The CORE Institute's mission of orthopedic excellence and education as The CORE Institute's Fellowship Director as well as continuing to lecture and lead research studies in the field of shoulder reconstructive surgery.