November Featured Author

Asheesh Bedi, MD
Professor and Head Orthopaedic Team Physician
University of Michigan
Head Orthopaedic Consultant
National Basketball Players Association (NBPA)
NFL and NHL Players Association

From the November issue: Local and Systemic Effects of Blood Flow Restriction Therapy in an Animal Model

Podcast: Listen to Drs. Bedi and Ramme discuss their article in the November issue.


Dr. Asheesh Bedi is the Chief of Sports Medicine and Director of the Michigan Center for Athletic Medicine and Performance (MCHAMP). He is the Harold and Helen W. Gehring Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery at the University of Michigan and MedSport Program and an Adjunct Assistant Professor at the Hospital for Special Surgery/Weill Cornell Medical College. He is the head orthopaedic team physician for the University of Michigan Athletics and the head orthopaedic consultant for the National Basketball Players Association (NBPA). He is also a consultant for the NFL and NHL Players Association, and specializes in both arthroscopic and open surgery for athletic injuries of the shoulder, elbow, hip, and knee.

Dr. Bedi completed his undergraduate training at Northwestern University where he graduated Summa Cum Laude. He graduated from the University of Michigan Medical School with AOA recognition, and remained in Ann Arbor to pursue residency training in Orthopaedic Surgery at the University of Michigan. After completing his training, Dr. Bedi completed a two-year fellowship in sports medicine and shoulder surgery at the Hospital for Special Surgery and Weill Cornell Medical College in New York. He has also pursued additional dedicated training with Dr. Bryan Kelly in arthroscopic hip surgery for young athletes. While in New York, he was an assistant team physician for the New Jersey Nets professional basketball and New York Mets professional baseball organizations with Dr. Riley Williams, Struan Coleman, and David Altchek. He was also an orthopaedic consultant for the U.S. Open Tennis Tournament in 2007 and 2008 with Dr. David Dines and an assistant team physician for Iona College Athletic Programs.

Dr. Bedi has also been recognized with the Leonard Marmor Outstanding Orthopaedic Resident Award, and the Hospital for Special Surgery Philip D. Wilson Award for Excellence in both 2008 and 2009 for his efforts in orthopaedic research and tendon-bone healing studies with Dr. Scott Rodeo. He is the winner of the 2010 Neer Award of the American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons (ASES) and a recipient of the 2010 Cabaud Award from the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine (AOSSM). He has authored over one hundred articles, chapters, and peer-reviewed publications on shoulder, elbow, knee, and hip injuries in athletes.

Selected Other Published Work

A Cross-sectional Examination of Quadriceps Strength, Biomechanical Function, and Functional Performance From 9 to 24 Months After Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction. Curran MT, Bedi A, Kujawa M, Palmieri-Smith R. Am J Sports Med 2020;48(10):2438-2446

Cutting, Impingement, Contact, Endurance, Flexibility, and Asymmetric/Overhead Sports: Is There a Difference in Return-to-Sport Rate After Arthroscopic Femoroacetabular Impingement Surgery? A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis. Bolia IK, Ihn H, Kang HP, Mayfield CK, Briggs KK, Bedi A, Jay Nho S, Philippon MJ, Weber AE. Am J Sports Med 2020;1:363546520950441

Osteochondroplasty and Labral Repair for the Treatment of Young Adults With Femoroacetabular Impingement: A Randomized Controlled Trial. Femoroacetabular Impingement Randomized Controlled Trial (FIRST) Investigators. Ayeni OR, Karlsson J, Heels-Ansdell D, Thabane L, Musahl V, Simunovic N, Duong A, Bhandari M, Bedi A, Järvinen T, Naudie D, Seppänen M, Slobogean G, Skelly M, Shanmugaraj A, Crouch S, Sprague S, Buckingham L, Ramsay T, Lee J, Kousa P, Carsen S, Choudur H, Sim Y, Johnston K, Sprague S, Wong I, Murphy R, Sparavalo S, Whelan D, Khan R, Wood GCA, Howells F, Grant H, Naudie D, Zomar B, Pollock M, Willits K, Firth A, Wanlin S, Remtulla A, Kaniki N, Belzile EL, Turmel S, Jørgensen U, Gam-Pedersen A, Hatanpää T, Sihvonen R, Raivio M, Toivonen P, Routapohja MP. Am J Sports Med 2020;1:363546520952804

Lateral Center-Edge Angle Is Not Predictive of Acetabular Articular Cartilage Surface Area: Anatomic Variation of the Lunate Fossa.
Trinh TQ, Leunig M, Larson CM, Clohisy J, Nepple J, Zaltz I, Kelly BT, Naimark MB, Bedi A. Am J Sports Med 2020;1:363546520924038

Blood Flow Restriction Training Applied With High-Intensity Exercise Does Not Improve Quadriceps Muscle Function After Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction: A Randomized Controlled Trial. Curran MT, Bedi A, Mendias CL, Wojtys EM, Kujawa MV, Palmieri-Smith RM
Am J Sports Med 2020;48(4):825-837

The Use of Recombinant Human Growth Hormone to Protect Against Muscle Weakness in Patients Undergoing Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction: A Pilot, Randomized Placebo-Controlled Trial.
Mendias CL, Enselman ERS, Olszewski AM, Gumucio JP, Edon DL, Konnaris MA, Carpenter JE, Awan TM, Jacobson JA, Gagnier JJ, Barkan AL, Bedi A. Am J Sports Med 2020;1:363546520920591

Ischemic Therapy in Musculoskeletal Medicine. Ramme AJ, Rourke BJ, Larson CM, Bedi A. Am J Sports Med 2020;1:363546520901539

Risk of Prolonged Opioid Use Among Opioid-Naïve Patients After Common Shoulder Arthroscopy Procedures. Gil JA, Gunaseelan V, DeFroda SF, Brummett CM, Bedi A, Waljee JF. Am J Sports Med 2019;47(5):1043-1050

Clinical Outcomes After Anterior Shoulder Stabilization in Overhead Athletes: An Analysis of the MOON Shoulder Instability Consortium.
Trinh TQ, Naimark MB, Bedi A, Carpenter JE, Robbins CB, MOON Shoulder Instability Group., Grant JA, Miller BS, Ortiz S, Bollier MJ, Kuhn JE, Cox CL, Ma CB, Feeley BT, Zhang AL, McCarty EC, Bravman JT, Bishop JY, Jones GL, Brophy RH, Wright RW, Smith MV, Marx RG, Baumgarten KM, Wolf BR, Hettrich CM, Miller BS. Am J Sports Med 2019;47(6):1404-1410

Current Workload Recommendations in Baseball Pitchers: A Systematic Review. Bakshi NK, Inclan PM, Kirsch JM, Bedi A, Agresta C, Freehill MT.
Am J Sports Med 2019;Epub:363546519831010

Austin J. Ramme, MD, PhD
Sports Medicine and Shoulder Surgery
Steindler Orthopedic Clinic


Dr. Austin Ramme is an orthopaedic surgeon at the Steindler Orthopedic Clinic in Iowa City, IA.  He completed his undergraduate training at the University of Wisconsin – Madison and attended medical school at The University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine.  He performed his orthopaedic surgery residency at the New York University Hospital for Joint Diseases.  Dr. Ramme completed his Sports Medicine and Shoulder Surgery Fellowship at the University of Michigan.

Selected Other Published Work

McConkey MO, Amendola A, Ramme AJ, Dunn WR, Flanigan DC, Britton CL; MOON Knee Group, Wolf BR, Spindler KP, Carey JL, Cox CL, Kaeding CC, Wright RW, Matava MJ, Brophy RH, Smith MV, McCarty EC, Vida AF, Wolcott M, Marx RG, Parker RD, Andrish JF, Jones MG. Arthroscopic agreement among surgeons on anterior cruciate ligament tunnel placement. American Journal of Sports Medicine. 2012 Dec; 40(12): 2737-46. PMID: 23075806.

Wolf BR, Ramme AJ, Wright RW, Brophy RH, McCarty EC, Vidal AR, Parker RD, Andrish JT, Amendola AS, MOON Knee Group. Variability in ACL tunnel placement: observational clinical study of surgeon ACL tunnel variability. American Journal of Sports Medicine. 2013 Jun; 41(6): 1265-73.  PMID: 23618702.

Ramme AJ, Rourke B, Larson CM, Bedi A.  Ischemic therapy in musculoskeletal medicine. American Journal of Sports Medicine. 2020 Feb. [Epub ahead of print]. PMID:32045265.

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