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Jeremy Somerson, MD

adj_Faculty-SomersonAssociate Professor
Fellowship Trained in Shoulder and Elbow Surgery

Dr. Somerson's areas of expertise include:

Arthroscopic Treatment of Shoulder and Elbow Injuries
Shoulder Dislocations and Instability
Shoulder Arthritis and Replacement
Rotator Cuff Repair
Elbow Reconstruction and Arthroplasty

  • Fellowship: Shoulder and Elbow Surgery, University of Washington Medical Center
  • Residency: Orthopaedic Surgery, University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio
  • Visiting Elective in Elbow Reconstruction, Mayo Clinic
  • Medical School: University of Leipzig, M.D.
  • Undergraduate: University of Dayton, B.S.


ABOS Board Certified


Texas: Full Medical License
Washington: Full Physician and Surgeon license

Professional Memberships

American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (2010-present)


2015: Texas Orthopaedic Association Resident Research Award
2015: J. Bradley Aust Resident Manuscript Award
2014: American Orthopaedic Association Resident Leadership Forum
2014: J. Bradley Aust Resident Manuscript Award
2013: San Antonio Orthopaedic Society Resident Research Award
2004: German Academic Exchange Service edu.de Scholar
2001: University of Dayton Presidential Scholar

Review Positions

2016-present: Journal Reviewer: Bone & Joint Journal
2015-present: Grant Reviewer: Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI)
2010-present: Journal Reviewer: Journal of Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine

Volunteer Experience

01/2013: Haiti Medical Outreach, Port-au-Prince, Haiti
06/2005: FIFA Confederations Cup 2005, Leipzig, Germany
2002-2003: Salud Migrant Workers Clinic, Tipp City, OH

Language Proficiency

Fluent in Spanish and German

Peer-Reviewed Publications

  1. Somerson JS, Stein BA, Wirth MA. Distribution of high-volume shoulder replacement surgeons in the United States: Data from the 2014 Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment release. J Bone Joint Surg Am. 2016 Sep; 98 (18): e77.
  2. Somerson JS, Sander P, Bohsali K, Tibbetts R, Rockwood CA, Wirth MA. Factors affecting functional outcome after hemiarthroplasty for cuff tear arthropathy. Clin Orthop Rel Res. 2016 Aug 16 [Epub ahead of print].
  3. Ence AK, Cope SR, Holliday EB, Somerson JS. Publication productivity and experience: Factors associated with academic promotion among orthopaedic surgery faculty in the United States. J Bone Joint Surg Am. 2016 May; 98(10): e41.
  4. Somerson JS, Bartush KC, Shroff JB, Bhandari M, Zelle BA. Loss to follow-up in orthopaedic clinical trials: How much do we accept? Int Orthop. 2016 May 3 [Epub ahead of print].
  5. Somerson JS, Hsu JE, Gorbaty JD, Gee AO. Classifications in brief: Goutallier classification of fatty infiltration of the rotator cuff musculature. Clin Orthop Rel Res. 2016 May; 474(5):1328-32.
  6. Hsu JE, Gee AO, Lucas RM, Somerson JS, Warme WJ, Matsen FA III. Management of intraoperative posterior decentering in shoulder arthroplasty using anteriorly eccentric humeral head components. J Shoulder Elbow Surg 2016 Apr 07 [Epub ahead of print].
  7. Schöne M, Männicke N, Somerson JS, Marquass B, Henkelmann R, Aigner T, Raum K, Schulz R. 3D ultrasound biomicroscopy for assessment of cartilage repair tissue: Volumetric characterization and correlation to established classification systems. E Cells and Materials 2016 Feb 8; 31:119-35.
  8. Somerson JS, Morrey ME, Sanchez-Sotelo J, Morrey BF. Current concepts: Diagnosis and management of periprosthetic elbow infection. J Bone Joint Surg (Am). 2015 Dec; 97(23): 1962-71.
  9. Somerson JS, Morrey ME, Morrey BF. Direct suture repair of unstable osteochondritis dissecans lesions of the capitellum: Surgical technique. Techniques in Shoulder and Elbow Surgery. 2015 Dec;16(4): 103-6.
  10. Bois AJ, Whitney IJ, Somerson JS, Wirth MA. Humeral head arthroplasty and meniscal allograft resurfacing of the glenoid: A concise follow-up of a previous report and survivorship analysis. J Bone Joint Surg Am. 2015 Oct;97(19):1571-7.
  11. Somerson JS, Wirth MA. Self-assessed and radiographic outcomes of humeral head replacement with nonprosthetic glenoid arthroplasty. J Shoulder Elbow Surg. 2015 July; 24(7): 1041-8.
  12. Zscharnack M, Krause C, Aust G, Thummler C, Peinemann F, Keller T, Smink JJ, Holland H, Somerson JS, Knauer J, Schulz RM, Lehmann J. Preclinical good laboratory practice-compliant safety study to evaluate biodistribution and tumorigenicity of a cartilage advanced therapy medicinal product (ATMP). J Transl Med. 2015 May 20; 13(1): 160.
  13. Somerson JS, Fletcher DJ, Srinivasan RC, Green DP. Compression screw fixation without bone grafting for scaphoid fibrous nonunion. Hand. 2015 Sept;10(3):450-3.
  14. Holliday EB, Mitra HS, Somerson JS, Rhines LD, Mahajan A, Brown PD, Grosshans DR. Post-operative proton therapy for chordomas and chondrosarcomas of the spine: Adjuvant vs.salvage radiation therapy. Spine (Phila Pa 1976). 2015 Apr;40(8):544-9.
  15. Somerson JS, Heiney JP, Battula S, Schoenfeld AJ. Hybrid plating shows equivalent biomechanical bending strength to unicortical locked plating. J Mech Med Bio. 2014 Oct; 14(5): 1450071.
  16. Somerson JS, Rowley D, Kennedy C, Buttacavoli F, Agarwal A. Electromagnetic navigation reduces surgical time and radiation exposure for proximal interlocking in retrograde femoral nailing. J Orthop Trauma. 2014 Jul; 28(7): 417-21.
  17. Schulz RM, Haberhauer M, Zernia G, Pösel C, Thümmler C, Somerson JS, Huster D. Comprehensive characterization of chondrocyte cultures in plasma and whole blood biomatrices for cartilage tissue engineering. J Tissue Eng Regen Med. 2014 Jul; 8(7):566-77.
  18. Somerson JS, Bhandari M, Vaughan CT, Smith CS, Zelle BA. Lack of diversity in orthopaedic trials conducted in the United States. J Bone Joint Surg (Am). 2014 Apr; 96(7):e56.
  19. Malek F, Somerson JS, Mitchel S, Williams RP. Does limb-salvage surgery offer patients better quality of life and functional capacity than amputation? Clinical Orthopaedics and Related Research. 2012 Jul; 470(7): 2000-6.
  20. Marquass B, Somerson JS, Hepp P, Aigner T, Schwan S, Bader A, Josten C., Zscharnack M, Schulz RM. A novel MSC-seeded triphasic construct for the repair of osteochondral defects. Journal of Orthopaedic Research. 2010 Dec; 28(12): 1586-99.
  21. Zscharnack M, Hepp P, Richter R, Aigner T, Schulz R, Somerson J, Josten C, Bader A, Marquass B. Repair of chronic osteochondral defects using predifferentiated mesenchymal stem cells in an ovine model. Am J Sports Med. 2010 Sep; 38(9): 1857-69.

Invited Review Articles and Book Chapters

  1. Somerson JS and Sanchez-Sotelo J. Deep infection after elbow arthroplasty: Diagnosis. In: Morrey BF, editor. Morrey’s The Elbow and Its Disorders, 5th Ed. Philadelphia: Saunders [In process].
  2. Somerson JS, Bois AJ and Wirth MA. Interposition shoulder arthroplasty. In: Armstrong AD and Murthi AM, editors. Anatomic Shoulder Arthroplasty: Strategies for Clinical Management. New York: Springer; 2016.
  3. Roy M, Somerson JS, Kerr K, Conroy J. Osteomyelitis: Pathophysiology and pathogenesis. In: Baptista MS, editor. Osteomyelitis. Rijeka: InTech Press; 2012.
  4. Kupersmith L and Somerson JS. Amputation versus salvage for lower limb tumors. Lower Extremity Review. 2012 Jun.

Other Publications

Podium Presentations - 10
Poster Presentations - 11

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