Alan Shahtaji, DO
Assistant Director, Sports Medicine Fellowship; UC San Diego Health System, University of California, San Diego
Assembly Sessions – Musculoskeletal: Overuse and Repetitive Motion Injury, CME110, CME111; Musculoskeletal: Return to Play Guidelines, CME116, CME117
Dr. Shahtaji practices family and sports medicine at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD). His patients include professors, college students, and underserved Hispanics. He also works with U.S. Soccer and provides care for youth and adult elite soccer players. Dr. Shahtaji specializes in return-to-play and overuse injuries. He says that the most important trend in his area of expertise is the questioning of corticosteroid injections for overuse injuries and the introduction of biologic therapy (i.e. PRP).
For Dr. Shahtaji, the greatest challenge of being a family physician is balancing the demands of providing comprehensive care in a compassionate manner while maintaining personal health and wellness.Although this is his first year speaking at Assembly, he has been teaching formally and informally for many years and says the attendees can best retain information from his session by applying the principles in the clinic setting as well as giving short talks to colleagues, medical students, or other learners regarding the overlying themes and recommendations.