The Arizona Sports Medicine Society (AZSMS) is a member-based trade organization serving professionals dedicated to education and continual learning within the field of sports medicine. Founded in 2007, the AZSMS is comprised of primary care physicians, orthopedic surgeons, physical therapists, certified athletic trainers, coaches and other community members whose goal is to participate in a forum that provides evidence-based medical information and networking opportunities.

AZSMS offers educational forums, conferences and events in Arizona. Through monthly meetings, AZSMS provides CEU and CME credits presented by experts in their field. In addition to educational opportunities, members can take advantage of networking events, group discounts, physician interaction and other resources.

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Upcoming Lecture

Simon Gortz, MD
Simon Görtz, MD is a fellowship-trained orthopedic sports medicine surgeon, specializing in reconstruction of the knee and shoulder, with a focus on cartilage restoration and joint preservation. Read Full Bio Here

Articular Cartilage Repair: 2017 Update


March 2nd

6:30am - 7:30am


Rio Vista Recreation Center


  1. appreciate the implications of articular cartilage disease in the context of the joint as a specialized organ
  2. identify and guide patients who might benefit from cartilage repair procedures
  3. understand available treatment options for patients presenting with articular cartilage injuries

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Medical Program Director

John A Kearney Jr., MD
is a board certified and fellowship-trained specialist in non-surgical, rehabilitative, and medical aspects of sports medicine. He is highly skilled in non-operative treatment options and rehabilitative principles for most musculoskeletal problems and injuries. He works alongside CORE surgeons to ensure that both non-surgical and surgical care is optimized.

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