Dr. John George Costouros MD Orthopedic Surgeon

Dr. John Costouros is an orthopedic surgeon in Redwood City, California. He is affiliated with multiple hospitals in the area, including El Camino Hospital and Good Samaritan Hospital. He received his medical degree from UCSF School of Medicine and has been in practice for 9 years. Dr. Costouros accepts several types of health insurance, listed below. He is one of 52 doctors at El Camino Hospital and one of 54 at Good Samaritan Hospital who specialize in Orthopedic Surgery. He also speaks multiple languages, including Greek.

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Specialty & Clinical Interests

Orthopedic Surgeon: Elbow Surgery, Orthopedic Sports Medicine, Shoulder Surgery

Clinical Interests: Shoulder Disorders, Reconstructive Surgical Procedures, Arthroscopy, Sports Medicine, Arthritis, Reoperation

Hospital Affiliation

El Camino Hospital

Good Samaritan Hospital

Stanford Hospital and Clinics
Ranked #18 in Orthopedics

Education & Medical Training

University of California at San Francisco
Residency, Orthopedic Surgery, 1999 - 2004

University of California at San Francisco
Residency, Orthopedic Surgery, 2001 - 2002

University of California at San Francisco
Fellowship, Arthritis Research, 2001 - 2002

Massachusetts General Hospital
Fellowship, Arthroscopic and Reconstructive Shoulder Surgery , 2004 - 2005

University of California at San Francisco
Internship, General Surgery, 1998 - 1999

UCSF School of Medicine
Class of 1998

Balgrist Hospital
Other Training, Arthroscopic and Reconstructive Shoulder & Elbow Surgery, 2005

Certifications & Licensure

American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery
Certified 6 years in Orthopaedic Surgery

American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery
Certified 3 years in Orthopaedic Sports Medicine

CA State Medical License
Active through 2014

Awards, Honors & Recognition

Meaningful Use Stage 1 Certification, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services
2012

American Orthopaedic Association (AOA) – Japanese Orthopaedic Association (JOA) Exchange Traveling Fellowship
2011

Arthroscopy Association of North America Research Award
2006

Smith & Nephew Endoscopy Research Award for Outstanding Contribution to Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery
2005

Abbott Orthopaedic Society Award for Excellence in Basic Science Research, presented by Shawn O’Driscoll, M.D., Ph.D.
2004

Arthroscopy Association of North America Poster of The Year Award
2003

Arthroscopy Association of North America Research Fellowship
2002

Abbott Orthopaedic Society Award for Excellence in Basic Science Research, presented by Joseph Buckwalter, M.D.
2002

Admissions Committee, School of Medicine, University of California, San Francisco, (1995-1998)
1998

Alumni Scholarship for Academic Excellence, School of Medicine, University of California, San Francisco
1997

Firestone Honorary Research Fellowship, University of California, San Francisco
1995

Departmental Honors, Biological Sciences, Stanford University
1994

Publications & Presentations

57th Annual LeRoy C. Abbott Society Scientific Program & 33rd Annual Verne T. Inman Lectureship
2012 5 11

Suprascapular Nerve Dysfunction with Massive Rotator Cuff Tears: Not so Rare a Problem.

Intra-Articular Caspase Inhibition Preserves Cartilage Thickness and Decreases Chondrocyte Loss following Articular Cartilage Injury In Vivo.

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Insurances Accepted

  • Aetna Choice POS II
  • Aetna HMO
  • AvMed Health Open Access
  • BCBS Blue Card PPO
  • BCBS Florida NetworkBlue
  • BCBS Florida Preferred Patient Care PPO
  • Blue Shield California PPO
  • CIGNA HMO
  • CIGNA Open Access
  • CIGNA PPO
  • First Health PPO
  • Great West PPO
  • Health Net California Large Group PPO
  • Humana ChoiceCare Network PPO
  • Multiplan PHCS PPO
  • Multiplan PHCS PPO - Kaiser
  • Multiplan PPO
  • United Healthcare - Direct Choice Plus POS
  • United Healthcare - Direct Options PPO
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