Albert O. Gee, MD

Assistant Professor
Chief, Sports Medicine and Shoulder Surgery, Puget Sound VA
Chief, Orthopaedic Surgery, Puget Sound VA
Team Physician, Husky Athletics


Specialty
: Sports Medicine, Shoulder and Elbow, Hip and Knee

College: B.S. in Biophysics, University of Illinois

Medical School: M.D., Washington University, Saint Louis, MO

Internship: University of Pennsylvania Health System, Philadelphia, PA

Residency: Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA

Fellowship: Sports Medicine and Shoulder Surgery, Hospital for Special Surgery, New York, NY

Board Certification: Board Certified

UW Medicine Bio: http://www.uwmedicine.org/bios/albert-gee

Dr. Albert O. Gee
Dr. Albert Gee

About Dr. Gee

​Dr. Gee is a sports medicine and shoulder surgeon with specialty training in the care of the injured athlete. He attended medical school at Washington University in St. Louis and then completed his training in orthopaedic surgery at the University of Pennsylvania—the oldest training program in the U.S. Dr. Gee completed a fellowship in sports and shoulder surgery at the prestigious Hospital for Special Surgery in New York City where he served as assistant team physician for the NBA’s New Jersey Nets. He served as part of the medical staff for the U.S. Open Tennis Tournament and worked as an assistant team physician for the Iona College Gaels.

Patient Care Philosophy

​As a Sports Medicine physician, my efforts are aimed at helping return the injured athlete at all levels back to their active lifestyle. I see the recovery process as a team sport with key players including the patient, the athletic trainers, physical therapists, as well as the physician. With this in mind, we develop a game plan that takes into account the diagnosis, treatment options and the rehabilitation process so that the doctor and patient are aligned in their strategy to conquering the injury and getting back on the field.

Video: UW Medicine: Treating Shoulder Injuries

Dr. Gee giving a presentation at University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus - What is the Role of the “NEW” Ligament ALL in Knee Stability.

Memberships:

American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons – Candidate Member

American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine – Candidate Member

Arthroscopy Association of North America – Candidate Member

AAOS Disclosures

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Item 1. Royalties from a company or supplier

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Item 7. Royalties, financial or material support from publishers

The following conflicts were disclosed

  • Medbridge Inc.
Item 8. Medical/Orthopaedic publications editorial/governing board

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Item 9. Board member/committee appointments for a society

  • No Conflict Reported

Surgeries & Diagnosis

Surgeries Performed:

  • Arthroscopic and minimally-invasive surgery of the shoulder, elbow, knee
  • Arthroscopic rotator cuff repair
  • Arthroscopic Bankart repair and shoulder stabilization
  • Complex shoulder reconstruction
  • Shoulder replacement
  • Elbow ulnar collateral ligament reconstruction
  • Knee ligament reconstruction and meniscal transplantation
  • Cartilage restoration and repair
  • Patellofemoral realignment
  • Corrective osteotomies about the knee

Diagnoses Treated:​

  • Shoulder rotator cuff tears
  • Shoulder instability/dislocation
  • Shoulder arthritis
  • Elbow throwing injuries and ligament tears
  • Knee ligament injuries (ACL, PCL, MCL, LCL) and revision surgery
  • Meniscal injuries
  • Patellar instability
  • Osteochondral defects and arthritis in the athlete

Scientific Publications:

Research Publications, peer reviewed:

  1. Goldfarb CA, Gee AO, Heinze LK, Manske PR. Normative Values for Thumb Length, Girth, and Width in the Pediatric Population. J Hand Surg2005; 30A: 1004-1008.
  2. Chin KR, London N, Gee AO, and Bohlman HH. Risk for Infection After Anterior Cervical Fusion: Prevention with Iodophor-Impregnated Incision Drapes. Am J Orthop 2007; 36(8): 433-435.
  3. Baker BM, Gee AO, Metter RB, Nathan AS,Marklein RL, Burdick JA, Mauck RL. Selective Removal of Sacrificial Fibers Improves Cell Infiltration in Composite Fiber-aligned NanofibrousScaffolds. Biomaterials 2008; 29(15): 2348-2358.
  4. Lee GC, Gee AO, Garino JP. A Case for Ceramic-on-Ceramic Total Hip Arthroplasty. European Musculoskeletal Review, 2008; 3(2): 50-52.
  5. Baker BM, Gee AO, Sheth NP, Huffman GR, Sennett BJ, Schaer TP, Mauck RL. Meniscus tissue engineering on the nanoscale: From Basic Principles to Clinical Application. J Knee Surg2009; 22(1):45-59.
  6. Park S, Ahn J, Gee AO, Kuntz AF, Esterhai JL.Compartment syndrome in tibial fractures. J OrthopTrauma, 2009; 23(7): 514-8.
  7. Baker BM, Nathan AS, Gee AO, Mauck RL. The influence of an aligned nanofibrous topography on human mesenchymal stem cell fibrochondrogenesis. Biomaterials, 2010; 31: 6190-6200.
  8. Gee AO and Kelly JD 4th. Arthroscopic Posterior Capsular Release for Arthrofibrosis of the Knee Using the Posterior Trans-Septal Portal. Techniques in Knee Surgery, 2010; 9(12): 127-130.
  9. Gee AO, Garino JP, Lee GC. Preoperative autologous donation in Patients Undergoing Simultaneous Bilateral Total Hip Arthroplasty. JOrthop Sci, 2011; 19(2): 181-4.
  10. Kamath, AF, Gee AO, Garino JP, Nelson CL, Israelite CI, Lotke PA, Lee GC. Porous Tantalum Patellar Components in Revision Total KneeArthroplasty. J Arthroplasty, 2012; 27(1): 82-7.
  11. Gee AO and Lee GC. Alternative Bearings in Total Knee Arthroplasty. Am J Orthop, 2012 May 29. [Epub ahead of print].
  12. Gee AO, Baker BM, Montero G, Silverstein AM,Mauck RL. Fabrication and Evaluation of Biomimetic-Biosynthetic Nanofibrous Composites for Soft Tissue Regeneration. Cell Tissue Res, 2012; 347(3): 803-13.
  13. Angeline ME, Gee AO, Shindle MK, Warren RF, Rodeo SA. The Effects of Vitamin D Deficiency on Athletes. Am J Sports Med, 2012. Submitted for publication.
  14. Gee AO, Kinsella S, Huffman GR, Sennett BJ, and Tjoumakaris FP.  ACL Reconstruction in Patients Over 40 Years of Age:  A Case Control Study. Phys Sportsmed, 2013; 41(1): 30-4.
  15. Kollitz KM, Gee AO.  Classifications in Brief: The Herring Lateral Pillar Classification for Legg-Calvé-Perthes Disease. Clin Orthop Relat Res, 2013; 471(7): 2068-72.
  16. Telleria JJ, Gee AO.  Classifications in Brief: Paprosky Classification of Acetabular Bone Loss. Clin Orthop Relat Res, 2013; 471(11): 3725-30.
  17. Alton TB, Gee AO.  Classifications in Brief: Letournel Classification for Acetabular Fractures. Clin Orthop Relat Res, 2014; Jan;472(1): 35-8.
  18. Gee AO, Angeline ME, Dines JS, Dines DM. Shoulder Instability After Total Shoulder Arthroplasty: A case of Arthroscopic Repair. HSS J, 2014; 10(1): 88-91.
  19. Alton TB, Gee AO. Classifications in Brief: Young and Burgess Classification of Pelvic Ring Injuries. Clin Orthop Relat Res, 2014; 472(8): 2338-42.
  20. McElvany MD, McGoldrick ET, Gee AO, Neradilek MB, Matsen FA II. Rotator Cuff Repair: Published Evidence on Factors Associated with Repair Integrity and Clinical Outcome. Am J Sports Med, 2014; Epub ahead of print.
  21. Kim JE, Lee SM, Kim SH, Tatman P, Gee AO, Kim DH, Lee KE, Jung Y, Kim SJ. Effect of self-assembled peptide–mesenchymal stem cell complex on the progression of osteoarthritis in a rat model. Int J Nanomedicine, 2014; Epub ahead of print.
  22. Gee AO, Wang H, Hutchinson ID, Stoner K, Warren RF, Maher SA. Bone plug versus suture-only fixation of meniscal grafts: Effect on joint contact mechanics during simulated gait. Am J Sports Med, 2014; Epub ahead of print.
  23. Kim SJ, Gee AO, Hwang JM, Kwon JY. Determination of steroid injection sites using lidocaine test in adhesive capsulitis: A prospective randomized clinical trial. J Clin Ultrasound, 2014; Epub ahead of print.

Abstracts:

  1. Baker BM, Gee AO, Jennings MW, Nathan AS, Huffman GR, Mauck RL. EngineeringAnatomically-Shaped Meniscus Constructs: Biologic and Mechanical Integration. 54th Annual Meeting of the Orthopaedic Research Society, San Francisco, CA. March 2-5, 2008, poster.
  2. Baker BM, Gee AO, Marklein RA, Nathan AS, Burdick JA, Mauck RL. Tuning NanofibrousScaffold Mechanics and Porosity to Promote Cell Infiltration. 54th Annual Meeting of theOrthopaedic Research Society, San Francisco, CA. March 2-5, 2008, poster.
  3. Gee AO, Baker BM, Mauck RL. Mechanics andCytocompatability of Genipin Crosslinked Type INanofibrous Scaffolds. ASME Summer Bioengineering Conference, Marco Island, FL. June 25-29, 2008, poster.
  4. Baker BM, Gee AO, Nathan AS, Mauck RL. Meniscus Tissue Engineering withFibrochondrocytes and MSCs from Osteoarthritic Donors. 55th Annual Meeting of the OrthopaedicResearch Society, Las Vegas, NV. February 22-25, 2009, poster.
  5. Ionescu LC, Gee AO, Huang AH, Sennett B,Liechty K, Mauck RL. Regenerative Potential of Fetal Meniscus Fibrochondrocytes. 55th Annual Meeting of the Orthopaedic Research Society, Las Vegas, NV. February 22-25, 2009, poster.
  6. Gee AO, Lee GC, Garino JP. Blood Requirements After Simultaneous Bilateral Hip Arthroplasty. 40th Annual Meeting of the Eastern OrthopaedicAssociation, Paradise Island, Bahamas. June 17-20, 2009, podium.
  7. Gee AO, Lee GC, Garino JP. Complications After Simultaneous Bilateral Total Hip Arthroplasty. 40th Annual Meeting of the Eastern OrthopaedicAssociation, Paradise Island, Bahamas. June 17-20, 2009, poster.
  8. Baker BM, Nathan AS, DeCoons RM, Gee AO,Mauck RL. Human Meniscus FibrochondrocytesYield Superior Tissue Compared to Donor-MatchedMesenchymal Stem Cells on Nanofibrous Scaffolds.Proceedings of the 2009 BMES Annual Meeting, Pittsburgh, PA. October 7-10, 2009, accepted forpodium.
  9. Gee AO and Kelly JD 4th. Posterior Capsular Release for Persistent Flexion Contracture of the Knee. American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons Annual Meeting, New Orleans, LA. March 10-13, 2010, submitted.
  10. Lee, GC and Gee AO. Incidence of Modern Alumina Ceramic Bearing Failures in 3 Million Hip Implants. American Academy of OrthopaedicSurgeons Annual Meeting, New Orleans, LA. March 10-13, 2010, accepted for poster.
  11. Gee AO, Baker BM, Montero G, Silverstein AM,Mauck RL. Fabrication and Evaluation of Biomimetic-Biosynthetic Nanofibrous Composites. 56th Annual Meeting of the Orthopaedic ResarchSociety, New Orleans, LA. March 6-9, 2010, accepted for poster presentation.
  12. DeCoons RM, Shah RP, Gee AO, Baker BM,Guevara JL, Modesto RB, Schaer TP, Mauck RL. In Vivo Meniscus Repair with AnatomicNanofibrous Scaffolds: A Preliminary Report. 56thAnnual Meeting of the Orthopaedic Research Society, New Orleans, LA. March 6-9, 2010, accepted for poster.
  13. Gee AO and Kelly JD 4th. Arthroscopic Posterior Capsular Release for Arthrofibrosis of the Knee Using the Posterior Trans-Septal Portal. Annual Meeting of the Arthroscopy Association of North America, Hollywood, FL. May 20-23, 2010,accepted for poster.
  14. Gee AO, Kinsella S, Lee GC, Sennett BJ, andTjoumakaris FP. ACL Reconstruction in Patients Over 40 Years of Age: A Case Control Study. Annual Meeting of the Arthroscopy Association of North America, San Francisco, CA. May 20-23, 2010, accepted for podium.
  15. Gee AO, Chen T, Hutchinson I, Stoner K, Wanivenhaus F, Warren RF, Maher SA.  Biomechanical Differences of Meniscal Fixation Techniques.  Annual Meeting of the Orthopaedic Research Society, San Antonio, TX.  Jan 26-29, 2013, accepted for poster.
  16. Wang H, Chen T, Gee AO, Hutchinson I, Stoner K, Warren RF, Maher SA.  Meniscual Allografts: Biomechanical Consequences of Different Methods of Fixation.  ASME Summer Bioengineering Conference, Sunriver OR.  June 26 -29, 2013.  Aceepted for poster.
  17. Hutchinson I, Gee AO, Wang H, Chen T, Stoner K, Warren RF, Maher SA.  The Effect of Medial Compartment Meniscal Allograft Transplant Fixation Techniques on Contact Mechanics During Simulated Physiological Gait.  Meniscus Transplant Study Group Meeting, American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons Annual Meeting, Chicago, IL. March 2013.  Accepted for podium.
  18. McElvany MD, McGoldrick ET, Gee AO, Neradilek MB, Matsen FA III. Rotator Cuff Repair: What Predicts Anatomic and Clinical Outcomes? American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons Annual Meeting, New Orleans, LA. March 2014. Accepted for podium.
  19. Torresdahl BG, O’Kane JW, Hager NA, Gee AO. Not Just a Stinger: A High School Football Player Presents with Persistent Shoulder Weakness. American Medical Society for Sports Medicine Annual Meeting, New Orleands, LA. April 2014: Accepted for podium.
  20. Wang H, Chen T, Gee AO, Hutchinson ID, Soner K, Warren RF, Maher SA. Alterations in regional loading patterns on articular cartilage following meniscectomy and meniscal transplantation. Annual Meeting of the Orthopaedic Research Society, Las Vegas, NV. March 2015. Submitted.
  21. Tatman P, Gerull W, David J, Sweeney-Easter S, Gee AO, Kim DH. Hybrid 3-Dimensional Nanofiber Scaffold For Articular Cartilage Engineering. Annual Meeting of the Orthopaedic Research Society, Las Vegas, NV. March 2015. Submitted.

Chapters:

  1. Gee AO, Israelite CL.  Intramedullary Nail Fixation of Tibial Shaft Fractures.  In Sheth NP and Lonner JH (Eds.) Gowned and Gloved Orthopaedics: Introduction to Common Procedures. Philadelphia: Saunders/Elsevier, 2008, pp 314-323.
  2. Boselli KJ, Gee AO, Israelite CL.  Quadriceps and Patellar Tendon Repair.  In Sheth NP and Lonner JH (Eds.) Gowned and Gloved Orthopaedics: Introduction to Common Procedures.Philadelphia: Saunders/Elsevier, 2008, pp 217-227.
  3. Gee AO, Nelson CL.  Porous tantulum for patellar reconstruction in revision total knee arthroplasty. In Scott WN and Hanssen A (Eds) Operative Techniques: Total Knee Arthroplasty. Philadelphia: Saunders/Elsevier. 2008.
  4. Kuntz AF, Gee AO, Ahn J, Mehta S.  Geriatric Hip Fractures.  In Pignolo RJ and Keenan MA (Eds.) Fractures in the Elderly. Humana Press. 2010.
  5. Gee AO and Williams RJ III. Cartilage Surgery in Revision Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction. In Marx RG (Ed.) ACL Revision Reconstruction: A Practical Guide to Surgical Techniques. Springer. 2013.
  6. Gee AO, Angeline ME, Dines JS, Altchek DW. Ulnar Nerve Transposition. In Dines JS and Altchek DW (Eds.) Elbow Collateral Ulnar Ligament Injury: A Guide to Diagnosis and Treatment. Springer 2014. Awaiting publication.
  7. Angeline ME, Gee AO, Dines JS, Altchek DW. Injections Including Platelet Rich Plasma. In Dines JS and Altchek DW (Eds.) Elbow Collateral Ulnar Ligament Injury: A Guide to Diagnosis and Treatment. Springer 2014. Awaiting publication.

Research

  • Knee ligament biomechanics
  • Knee meniscus tissue engineering
  • Shoulder instability and reconstruction

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