Research and/or Professional Experience
Assistant Professor of Orthopedics - Mayo Clinic College of Medicine,
Senior Associate Consultant - Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota,
Associate Professor of Orthopedics, College of Medicine, Mayo Clinic,
Honors and Board Certifications
Mark B.  Coventry Clinical Research Award for Outstanding Research in Orthopedic Surgery - Department of Orthopedic      Surgery, Mayo Clinic, 2001
Finalist, 18th Annual Research Competition - Smith and Nephew, 2003
Mark B.  Coventry Clinical Research Award for Outstanding Research in Orthopedic Surgery - Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Mayo Clinic, 2005
American Board of Orthopedic Surgery General and Adult Orthopedics, Diplomate Oct. 2010
Best Poster Award:  Ischial Spine into the Pelvic Cavity: A new sign for acetabular retroversion on plain radiographs: Mid-America Orthopaedic Association, 2008
Best Poster Award: Total Knee Arthroplasty in Patients with Fibromyalgia has a High Complication Rate: Mid-America Orthopaedic Association, 2008.
Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG),
ECFMG Certificate – 1999
Ministry of Health, Colombia
Certification – 1997
Memberships in Professional Societies
American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons, 2000 - Present
Zumbro Valley Medical Society,            2000 - Present
American Medical Association, 2000 – Present
Mayo Clinic Orthopedic Research Committee, Resident Member, 2003 – Present
Advanced Network for Conservation of Hip Outcomes Research (ANCHOR), Member, 2008 – Present
Colombian Orthopedic Society, SCCOT Honorary Member, 2008
Maurice E. Muller Foundation of North America, Board of Directors, Member, 2008 – Present
Mid America Orthopaedic Association, Member, 2007 - Present
Selected Publications
1.       Lavernia CJ, Sierra RJ.  Osteochondromatosis: an unusual cause of monarthritis.  J Musculoskeletal Med 1998 Sept; 15(9):5-6.
2.       Lavernia CJ, Sierra RJ, Grieco FR.  Osteonecrosis of the femoral head.  J Am Acad Orthop Surg 1999; 7(4):250-61.
3.       Lavernia CJ, Sierra RJ, Baerga L.  Nutritional parameters and short term outcome in arthroplasty.  J Am Coll Nutr 1999 Jun; 18(3):274-8.
4.       Lavernia CJ, Sierra RJ, Gomez-Marin O.  Smoking and joint replacement: resource consumption and short-term outcome.  Clin Orthop Relat Res 1999 Oct(367):172-80.
5.       Lavernia CJ, Sierra RJ.  Core decompression in atraumatic osteonecrosis of the hip.  J Arthroplasty 2000 Feb; 15(2):171-8.
6.       Lavernia CJ, Sadun A, Sierra RJ.  Artroplastia total de cadera.  Medico Interamericano 2000 Apr; 19(4):178-81.
7.       Lavernia CJ, Sierra RJ, Hernandez RA.  The cost of teaching total knee arthroplasty surgery to orthopaedic surgery residents.  Clin Orthop Relat Res 2000 Nov; 1(380):99-107.
8.       Lavernia CJ, Sierra RJ, Hungerford DS, Krackow K.  Activity level and wear in total knee arthroplasty: a study of autopsy retrieved specimens.  J Arthroplasty 2001 Jun; 16(4):446-53.
9.       Sierra RJ, Cabanela ME.  Conversion of failed hip hemiarthroplasties after femoral neck fractures.  Clin Orthop Relat Res 2002 Jun; (399):129-39.
10.    Sierra RJ, Trousdale RT, Pagnano MW.  Above-the-knee amputation after a total knee replacement - Prevalence, etiology, and functional outcome.  Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery - American Volume 2003 Jun; 85A(6):1000-4.
11.    Larson RC, Sierra RJ, Sundaram M, Inwards C, Scully SP.  Calcific myonecrosis: a unique presentation in the upper extremity.  Skeletal Radiol 2004 May; 33(5):306-9.
12.    Sierra RJ, Cooney WP 4th, Pagnano MW, Trousdale RT, Rand JA.  Reoperations after 3200 revision TKAs: rates, etiology, and lessons learned.  Clin Orthop Relat Res 2004 Aug; (425):200-6.
13.    Lavernia CJ, Lee D, Sierra RJ, Gomez-Marin O.  Race, ethnicity, insurance coverage, and preoperative status of hip and knee surgical patients.  J Arthroplasty 2004 Dec; 19(8):978-85.
14.    Sierra RJ, Trousdale RT, Cabanela ME.  Pregnancy and childbirth after total hip arthroplasty.  J Bone Joint Surg Br  2005 Jan; 87B(1):21-4.
15.    Schneiderbauer MM, Sierra RJ, Schleck C, Harmsen WS, Scully SP.  Dislocation rate after hip hemiarthroplasty in patients with tumor-related conditions.  J Bone Joint Surg Am 2005 Aug; 87(8):1810-5.
16.    Cooney WP 4th, Sierra RJ, Trousdale RT, Pagnano MW.  Revision total knees done for extensor problems frequently require reoperation.  Clin Orthop Relat Res 2005 Nov; 440:117-21.
17.    Sierra RJ, Raposo JM, Trousdale RT, Cabanela ME.  Dislocation of primary THA done through a posterolateral approach in the elderly.  Clin Orthop Relat Res 2005 Dec; 441:262-7.
18.    Sierra RJ, Weiss NG, Shrader MW, Steinmann SP.  Acute triceps ruptures: case report and retrospective chart review.  J Shoulder Elbow Surg 2006 Jan-Feb; 15(1):130-4.
19.    Sierra RJ, Steinmann SP.  Repair and reconstruction of traumatic deficiency of the triceps.  Tech Shoulder Elbow Surg 2007; 8(2):80-8.
20.    Lavernia CJ, Cook CC, Hernandez RA, Sierra RJ, Rossi MD.  Neurovascular injuries in acetabular reconstruction cage surgery: an anatomical study.  J Arthroplasty 2007 Jan; 22(1):124-32.
21.    Dora C, Houweling M, Koch P, Sierra RJ.  Iliopsoas impingement after total hip replacement: the results of non-operative management, tenotomy or acetabular revision.  J Bone Joint Surg Br 2007 Aug; 89B(8):1031-5.
22.    Kalberer F, Sierra RJ, Madan SS, Ganz R, Leunig M.  Ischial spine projection into the pelvis : a new sign for acetabular retroversion.  Clin Orthop Relat Res 2008 Mar; 466(3):677-83. Epub 2008 Feb 10.  PMID:18264856. PMCID:2505226. DOI:10.1007/s11999-007-0058-6.
23.    Sierra RJ, Steinmann SP.  Repair and reconstruction of traumatic deficiency of the triceps.  Curr. Orthop. Pract 2008 May-Jun; 19(3):280-7.
24.    Sierra RJ, Charity J, Tsiridis E, Timperley JA, Gie GA.  The use of long cemented stems for femoral impaction grafting in revision total hip arthroplasty.  J Bone Joint Surg Am. 2008 Jun; 90(6):1330-6.  PMID:18519328. DOI:10.2106/JBJS.G.00055.
25.    Yuan BJ, Sierra RJ, Trousdale RT.  Femoral-acetabular impingement.  Orthopedics 2008 Sep; 31(9):890-2.  PMID:18814602.
26.    Sierra RJ, Berry DJ.  Surgical technique differences between posterior-substituting and cruciate-retaining total knee arthroplasty.  J Arthroplasty 2008 Oct; 23(7 Suppl):20-3. Epub 2008 Aug 12.  PMID:18701240. DOI:10.1016/j.arth.2008.06.004.
27.    Clohisy JC, Carlisle JC, Beaule PE, Kim YJ, Trousdale RT, Sierra RJ, Leunig M, Schoenecker PL, Millis MB.  A systematic approach to the plain radiographic evaluation of the young adult hip.  J Bone Joint Surg - American Volume 2008 Nov; 90A(Suppl 4):47-66.
28.    Sierra RJ, Trousdale RT, Ganz R, Leunig M.  Hip disease in the young, active patient: evaluation and nonarthroplasty surgical options.  J Am Acad Orthop Surg 2008 Dec; 16(12):689-703.  PMID:19056918.
29.    Mikhael MM, Hanssen AD, Sierra RJ.  Failure of metal-on-metal total hip arthroplasty mimicking hip infection. A report of two cases.  J Bone Joint Surg Am. 2009 Feb; 91(2):443-6.  PMID:19181991. DOI:10.2106/JBJS.H.00603.
30.    Sierra RJ, Trousdale RT.  Labral reconstruction using the ligamentum teres capitis: report of a new technique.  Clin Orthop Relat Res 2009 Mar; 467(3):753-9. Epub 2008 Dec 02.  PMID:19048354. PMCID:2635467. DOI:10.1007/s11999-008-0633-5.
31.    Sierra RJ, Timperley JA, Gie GA.  Contemporary cementing technique and mortality during and after Exeter total hip arthroplasty.  J Arthroplasty 2009 Apr; 24(3):325-32. Epub 2008 Apr 10.  PMID:18534404. DOI:10.1016/j.arth.2008.01.301.
32.    Sierra RJ, Cabanela ME.  Total hip arthroplasty in patients with underlying fibrous dysplasia.  Orthopedics 2009 May; 32(5):320.  PMID:19472968.
33.    Carrington NC, Sierra RJ, Gie GA, Hubble MJ, Timperley AJ, Howell JR.  The Exeter Universal cemented femoral component at 15 to 17 years: an update on the first 325 hips.  J Bone Joint Surg Br 2009 Jun; 91(6):730-7.  PMID:19483224. DOI:10.1302/0301-620X.91B6.21627.
34.    Millis MB, Kain M, Sierra R, Trousdale R, Taunton MJ, Kim YJ, Rosenfeld SB, Kamath G, Schoenecker P, Clohisy JC.  Periacetabular osteotomy for acetabular dysplasia in patients older than 40 years: a preliminary study.  Clin Orthop Relat Res 2009 Sep; 467(9):2228-34. Epub 2009 May 07.  PMID:19421831. PMCID:2866943. DOI:10.1007/s11999-009-0824-8.
35.    Schoeniger R, Espinosa N, Sierra RJ, Leunig M, Ganz R.  Role of the extraosseus blood supply in osteoarthritic femoral heads?  Clin Orthop Relat Res 2009 Sep; 467(9):2235-40. Epub 2009 Apr 21.  PMID:19384562. PMCID:2866934. DOI:10.1007/s11999-009-0839-1.
36.    Murphy TP, Trousdale RT, Pagnano MW, Mabry TM, Sierra RJ.  Patients' perceptions of hip resurfacing arthroplasty.  Orthopedics 2009 Oct; 32(10).  PMID:19824605. DOI:10.3928/01477447-20090818-10.
37.    Bartelt RB, Sierra RJ.  Recurrent Hematomas Within the Iliopsoas Muscle Caused by Impingement After Total Hip Arthroplasty.  J Arthroplasty 2010 Jun 10. [Epub ahead of print]  PMID:20541888. DOI:10.1016/j.arth.2010.04.002.
38.    Bartelt RB, Yuan BJ, Trousdale RT, Sierra RJ.  The prevalence of groin pain after metal-on-metal total hip arthroplasty and total hip resurfacing.  Clin Orthop Relat Res 2010 Sep; 468(9):2346-56.  PMID:20425538. PMCID:2919872. DOI:10.1007/s11999-010-1356-y.
39.    Sierra RJ, Schoeniger SR, Millis M, Ganz R.  Periacetabular osteotomy for containment of the nonarthritic dysplastic hip secondary to poliomyelitis.  J Bone Joint Surg Am. 2010 Dec 15; 92(18):2917-23.  PMID:21159992. DOI:10.2106/JBJS.I.00753.
40.    Noelle Larson A, Stans AA, Sierra RJ.  Ischial Spine Sign Reveals Acetabular Retroversion in Legg-Calve-Perthes Disease.  Clin Orthop Relat Res. 2011 Jan 29. [Epub ahead of print]  PMID:21279483. DOI:10.1007/s11999-011-1793-2.
            Book Chapters
1.    Sierra RJ, Cabanela ME.  The Neuromuscular Hip.  In:  JJ Callahan, AG Rosenberg, HE Rubash. The Adult Hip Lippincott, Williams & Wilkins;           2007. p. 500-513.  (Book chapter)
2.    Sierra RJ, Timperley JA, Gie GA.  Contemporary Cementing Technique and Mortality During and After Exeter Total Hip Arthroplasty.  In:  Ling     RSM, Lee AJC, Gie GA, Timperley AJ, Hubble MJW, Howell JR, Whitehouse SL (eds).. The Exeter Hip: 40 Years of Innovation in Total Hip     Arthroplasty. Exeter UK: Exeter Hip Publishing; 2007, 2010.  (Book chapter)
3.    Sierra RJ, Leunig M, Ganz R.  Femoroacetabular impingement, Chapter 6  In:  Hozack W. Reconstruction in Hip Surgery 2009. p. 45-63.  (Book chapter)
4.    Sierra RJ, Leunig M, Ganz R.  Femoroacetabular osteoplasty.  In:  Hozack W, Parvizi J, Bender B. Surgical Treatment of Hip Arthritis.            Philadelphia: Saunders; 2009.  (Book chapter)
5.    Sierra RJ, Trousdale RT.  Alternative procedure for femoroacetabular impingement  In:  Berry DJ. Surgery of the Hip Elsevier; 2009.  (Book      chapter)
6.    Sierra RJ.  Osteonecrosis of the femoral head.  In:  Morrey BF. Joint Replacement Arthroplasty Elsevier; 2009.  (Book chapter)
7.    Sierra RJ.  Hip pathology.  In:  Orthopedic Knowledge Update 10 2009.  (Book chapter)
8.    Sierra RJ, Della Valle CJ.  Hip and pelvic reconstruction and arthroplasty, Chapter 21.  In:  Orthopaedic Knowledge Update 10 Rosemont, IL: AAOS; 2011.  (Book chapter)



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