John G. Costouros, MD, FACS

Shoulder and elbow surgeon

Bio:   Dr. Costouros specializes in the comprehensive treatment of shoulder disorders with both arthroscopic and open techniques. He is Board-Certified by the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons and has a certificate of added qualification (CAQ) in Sports Medicine. He has particular expertise in traditional and reverse shoulder replacements, rotator cuff repair, and sports injuries of the shoulder.

He is Past President of the Northern California Orthopaedic Society, Northern California Chapter of the Western Orthopaedic Association, and the Leroy C. Abbott Orthopaedic Society. He is an active member of the society of American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons (ASES), American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS), Arthroscopy Association of North America (AANA), and the European Shoulder and Elbow Society (SECEC). His research is focused on enhancing clinical outcomes using molecular mediators, stem cells, biologics, and the design of state-of-the-art implants used in shoulder surgery.
4.6 out of 5
272 Patient Ratings
9 Patient Comments

Hand and Upper Limb Center

  • 450 Broadway Street
  • Redwood City, CA 94063
  • Phone: 650-723-5256
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Shoulder Surgery Services

  • 450 Broadway Street
  • Redwood City, CA 94063
  • Phone: 650-498-7555
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Professional Education

  • Board Certification: Sports Medicine, American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery (2011)
  • Board Certification: Orthopaedic Surgery, American Osteo Board of Orthopedic Surgery (2008)
  • Fellowship: Harvard Medical School (2004) MA
  • Fellowship, University of Zurich, Balgrist Hospital, Shoulder and Elbow Surgery (2005)
  • Residency: University of California San Francisco (2004) CA
  • Fellowship, University of California San Francisco, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Cartilage Injury, Arthritis (2002)
  • Internship: University of California San Francisco (1999) CA
  • Medical Education: University of California San Francisco (1998) CA
  • B.S. with Honors, Stanford University, Biological Sciences (1994)

Honors & Awards

  • Leaders in Total Joint Replacement: Generation Next Award, Orthopaedics Today (2013)
  • Young Investigator Award, Western Orthopaedic Association (WOA) (2013)
  • Japanese Orthopaedic Association (JOA) Honorary International Traveling Fellow, American Orthopaedic Association (AOA) (2011)
  • Research Award, Arthroscopy Association of North America (AANA) (2006)
  • Award for Outstanding Contribution to Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery, Smith & Nephew Endoscopy (2005)
  • Award for Excellence in Basic Science Research, Leroy C. Abbott Orthopaedic Society, University of California San Francisco (UCSF) (2004)
  • Research Poster of the Year, Arthroscopy Association of North America (AANA) (2003)
  • Award for Excellence in Basic Science Research, Leroy C. Abbott Orthopaedic Society, University of California San Francisco (UCSF) (2002)
  • Research Fellowship, Arthroscopy Association of North America (AANA) (2002)
  • Alumni Scholarship for Academic Excellence, University of California San Francisco (UCSF) School of Medicine (1997)
  • Firestone Honorary Research Fellowship, University of California San Francisco (UCSF) School of Medicine (1995)
  • Departmental Honors, Stanford University, Department of Biological Sciences (1994)

Administrative Appointments

  • International Committee, Arthroscopy Association of North America (AANA) (2014 - Present)
  • Medical Advisory Committee, United Healthcare (UHC) (2014 - Present)
  • Admissions Committee, Stanford University School of Medicine (2012 - Present)
  • Bylaws Committee, Arthroscopy Association of North America (AANA) (2012 - Present)
  • President, Northern California Orthopaedic Society (NCOS) (2012 - Present)
  • President, Leroy C. Abbott Orthopaedic Society (UC San Francisco) (2011 - Present)
  • President, Northern California Chapter of the Western Orthopaedic Association (NCCWOA) (2011 - Present)
  • Board of Directors, Leroy C. Abbott Orthopaedic Society (UC San Francisco) (2008 - Present)
  • Medical Director, Graduate School of Athletic Training, San Jose State University (2008 - Present)
  • Adunct Professor, Graduate School of Athletic Training, San Jose State University (2007 - Present)
  • Team Physician, San Jose State University Athletics (2006 - Present)
  • Adjunct Professor, Department of Kinesiology, San Jose State University (2006 - Present)
  • Admissions Committee, University of California San Francisco (UCSF) School of Medicine (1995 - 1998)

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Patient Ratings and Comments

4.7

Friendliness

4.6

Recommended to others

4.6

Explanations

4.6

Listens

4.6

Includes you in decisions

4.8

Clear Communication

4.7

Confidence in your doctor

4.5

Wait times

SHC Patient, Jan 2015

Dr. Costouros is an excellent surgeon however he did not explain the results of my MRI or what to expect after surgery, neither did his resident.

SHC Patient, Nov 2014

Dr. Costouros has been great.

SHC Patient, Oct 2014

Good.

SHC Patient, Aug 2014

It was a pleasant experience with the care provider.

SHC Patient, Aug 2014

Up most concerns, everyone was great.

SHC Patient, Jul 2014

They gave good care.

SHC Patient, May 2014

I recommend that any friends or family go here or no where else, me too.

SHC Patient, May 2014

Again great care!

SHC Patient, Apr 2014

Great staff.

4.6 out of 5
272 Patient Ratings
9 Patient Comments

SHC Patient, Jan 2015

Dr. Costouros is an excellent surgeon however he did not explain the results of my MRI or what to expect after surgery, neither did his resident.

SHC Patient, Nov 2014

Dr. Costouros has been great.

SHC Patient, Oct 2014

Good.

SHC Patient, Aug 2014

It was a pleasant experience with the care provider.

SHC Patient, Aug 2014

Up most concerns, everyone was great.

SHC Patient, Jul 2014

They gave good care.

SHC Patient, May 2014

I recommend that any friends or family go here or no where else, me too.

SHC Patient, May 2014

Again great care!

SHC Patient, Apr 2014

Great staff.