R. Sean Churchill, MD has been serving as the Medical Director for Genesis since 2015. He is a specialist in managing shoulder and elbow conditions, and practices at Aurora Advanced Healthcare in Milwaukee, WI. He is Board Certified in Orthopaedic Surgery.

In addition to his experience in healthcare, Dr. Churchill also has a background in engineering.


Professional Experience

Aurora Advanced Healthcare | Orthopedic Surgeon (2001-present)

MetroHealth Medical Center | Department of Surgery – Life Flight Physician (1998-2000)

Dow Corning | Process Engineer (1988-1991)


Professional Societies

American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons

American Shoulder and Elbow Society


Editorial Work

Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery | Assistant Editor (2009-present)

Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery – American | Reviewer (2014-present)


Education

Undergraduate | B.S. in Chemical Engineering, Colorado State University

Medical School | M.D., University of Michigan School of Medicine

Internship | Department of General Surgery, Cleveland Clinic

Residency | Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Cleveland Clinic

Fellowship | Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, University of Washington


Peer Reviewed Publications

Churchill, R.S., Brems, J.J., Kotschi, H.: “Glenoid Size, Inclination, and Version- An Anatomical Study”, The Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery,  2001 July-Aug; 10(4):  327-332.

Fehringer, E.V., Kopjar, B., Boorman, R.S., Churchill, R.S., and Matsen, F.A. III.:

Characterizing the Functional Improvement after Total Shoulder Arthroplasty for     Osteoarthritis. The Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery, 84-A(8):  1349-1353, 2002.

Fehringer, E.V., Schmidt, G.R., Boorman, R.S., Churchill, R.S., Smith, K.L., Norman, A.G., Sidles, J.A., and Matsen, F.A. III.:  The Anteroinferior Labrum Helps Center the Humeral Head on the Glenoid.  The Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery,  2003 Jan.-Feb.; 12(1):  53-58.

Boorman, R.S., Kopjar, B., Fehringer, E.V., Churchill, R.S., Smith, K.L., Matsen, F.A. III.:  The Effect of Total Shoulder Arthroplasty on Self-Assessed Health Status Is Comparable to that of Total Hip Arthroplasty and Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting. The Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery, 2003 Mar.-Apr.; 12(2):  158-163.

Shafer, B.L, Fehringer, E.V., Boorman, R.S., Churchill, R.S., Matsen, F.A. III.:  Ulnar Component Fracture After Revision Total Elbow Arthroplasty with Proximal Ulnar Bone Loss:  A Report of Two Cases.  The Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery, 2003 May-June; 12(3):  297-301.

Churchill, R.S., Fehringer, E.V., Dubinsky, T., Matsen, F.A. III.:  Rotator Cuff Ultrasonography: Diagnostic Capabilities.  The Journal of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, 2004 Jan.-Feb.; 12(1): 6-11.

Churchill, R.S., Boorman, R.S., Fehringer, E.V., Matsen, F.A. III.:  Glenoid Cementing May Generate Sufficient Heat to Endanger the Surrounding Bone. Clinical Orthopaedics and Related Research, 2004 February (419): 76-79.

Churchill, R.S., Elective shoulder arthroplasty in patients over 90 years of age.  The Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery. 2008 May-Jun;17(3):376-9. doi:10.1016/j.jse.2007.09.005.

Churchill, R.S., Ghorai, J.K., Total cost and operating room time comparison of rotator cuff repair techniques at low, intermediate, and high volume centers: Mini-open versus all-arthroscopic.  The Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery. 2010 Jul;19(5):716-21.  doi:10.1016/j.jse.2009.10.011.

Churchill, R.S., Zellmer, C., Zimmers, H.J., Ruggero, R., Clinical and radiographic analysis of a partially cemented glenoid implant: 5 year minimum follow up.  The Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery. 2010 Oct;19(7):1091-7. doi:10.1016/j.jse.2009.12.022.

Churchill, R.S., Trends in Glenoid Component Design in Unconstrained Shoulder Arthroplasty. The Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery.  2011 Mar;20(S2):S41-6.  doi:10.1016/j.jse.2010.10.036.

Churchill, R.S., Post Treatment Glenoid Classification System for Total Shoulder Arthroplasty. The Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery. 2012 Apr;21(4):537-44. doi:10.1016/j.jse.2011.01.035.

Khazzam, M., George, M.S., Churchill, R.S., Kuhn, J.E., Disorders of the long head of the biceps tendon. The Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery.  2012 Jan;21(1):136-45. doi:10.1016/j.jse.2011.07.016.

Churchill, R. S., Stemless shoulder arthroplasty: current status. The Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery. 2014 Sept;23(9):1409-14.  doi: 10.1016/j.jse.2014.05.005.

Churchill, R.S., Spencer, E.E., Fehringer, E.V., Quantification of B2 Glenoid Morphology in Total Shoulder Arthroplasty. The Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery. 2015 Aug;24(8):1212-7. doi:  10.1016/j.jse.2015.01.007.

Churchill, R. S., Athwal, G.S., Stemless Shoulder Arthroplasty- Current Results and Designs.  Current Reviews in Musculoskeletal Medicine.  2016 Mar;9(1):10-6. doi: 10.1007/s12178-016-9320-4.

 Churchill, R.S., Chuinard, C.R., Wiater, J.M., Friedman, R.J., Freehill, M.Q., Jacobson, S.R., et al., Clinical and Radiographic Outcomes of the Simpliciti Canal Sparing Shoulder Arthroplasty System: A prospective 2 year multi-center study. The Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery.  2016 April 6;98(7):552-60. doi:10.2106/JBJS.15.00181.


Non Peer Reviewed Publications

Kevin S.L.J Sawchuk, MD; Sean Churchill, MD; Eva Feldman, MD, PHD; Ivo Drury, MD BCh, “Status Epilepticus Amauroticus”, Neurology, 49(5): 1467-1469; Nov, 1997

R. Sean Churchill, M.D. and James J. Sferra, M.D., “Posterior Tibial Tendon Insufficiency – Its Diagnosis, Management, and Treatment”, The American Journal of Orthopaedics, 27(5): 339-347, 1998

R. Sean Churchill, M.D. and Brian G. Donley, M.D., “Care and Management of Injuries and Conditions of the Great Toe in Active Individuals”, The Physician and Sportsmedicine, 26(9): 29-39, 1998.

James J. Yue, M.D.; R. Sean Churchill, M.D.; Daniel R. Cooperman, M.D.; Alan W. Yasko, M.D.; John H. Wilber, M.D. and George H. Thompson, M.D., “The Floating Knee in the Pediatric Patient: Nonoperative Versus Operative Stabilization”, Clinical Orthopaedics and Related Research, 376:124-136, 2000.

R. Sean Churchill, M.D., Michael J. Moskal, M.D., Steven B. Lippitt, M.D., Frederick A. Matsen, III, M.D., “Extracapsular Anatomically Countoured Anterior Glenoid Bone Grafting for Complex Glenohumeral Instability”, Techniques in Shoulder and Elbow Surgery, 2(3):210-218, 2001.

C. Lau, R.S. Churchill, J. Kim, F.A. Matsen, and Y. Kim, “Web-Based Home Telemedicine System for Orthopaedics”, Proceedings of SPIE, 4319: 693-698, 2001.

C. Lau, S. Churchill, J. Kim, F.A. Matsen, and Y. Kim, “Asynchronous Web-Based Patient-Centered Home Telemedicine System”, IEEE Transactions on Information Technology in Biomedicine. 49(12): 1452-1462; Dec, 2002

Churchill, R.S., Kopjar, B., Fehringer, E.V., Boorman, R.S., Matsen, F.A. III.:  Humeral Component Modularity May Not Be an Important Factor in the Outcome of Shoulder Arthroplasty for Glenohumeral Osteoarthritis.  The American Journal of Orthopaedics, 2005;34(4):173-176.


Book Chapters

R. Sean Churchill, M.D., Douglas H. Harryman, M.D., and Frederick A. Matsen III, M.D.; “Pathophysiology of Shoulder Instability”, John B. McGinty, M.D. (ed): Operative Arthroscopy,. Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Philadelphia, PA.

R. Sean Churchill, M.D and Frederick A. Matsen, III, M.D.;  “Shoulder Instability”; Ken Koval, M.D. (ed.): Orthopaedic Knowledge Update 7, American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, Rosemont, IL, 273-284, 2003.


Presentations

R. Sean Churchill, M.D., Jugal K. Ghorai, PhD., Total cost and operating room time comparison of rotator cuff repair techniques at low, intermediate, and high volume centers: Mini-open versus all-arthroscopic. The American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons Annual Meeting, March 11, 2010, New Orleans, Louisiana.

Churchill, R.S., Zellmer, C., Zimmers, H.J., Ruggero, R., Five Year Radiological Results of the Magic Peg Glenoid.  Nice Shoulder Course – Current Concepts 2010, May 22, 2010, Nice, France.

Churchill, R.S., CTA Head Hemiarthroplasty Treatment for Rotator Cuff Arthropathy: 5-8 Year Follow-up.  The American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons Annual Meeting, February 9, 2012, San Francisco, California.

Churchill, R.S., CTA Head Hemiarthroplasty Treatment for Rotator Cuff Arthropathy: 5-8 Year Follow-up.  ASES Specialty Day, February 11, 2012, San Francisco, California.

Churchill, R.S., CTA Head Hemiarthroplasty Treatment for Rotator Cuff Arthropathy: 5-8 Year Follow-up. 8th Biennial AAOS/ASES Shoulder and Elbow Meeting, May 3, 2012, Miami, Florida.

Churchill, R.S., Chuinard, C.R., Wiater, J.M., Friedman, R.J., Freehill, M.Q., Jacobson, S.R., et al, Clinical and Radiographic Outcomes of the Simpliciti Stemless Shoulder Arthroplasty System: A Prospective 2 Year Multi-Center Study. ASES Closed Meeting, October 9, 2015, Asheville, North Carolina.

Churchill, R.S., Affiniti Coritloc Glenoid: 2-Year Minimum Clinical and Radiographic Follow-Up of 146 Patients. EPoster, ASES Closed Meeting, October 6-9, 2016, Boston, Massachusetts.

Churchill, R.S., Chuinard, C.R., Wiater, J.M., Friedman, R.J., Freehill, M.Q., Jacobson, S.R., et al, Clinical and Radiographic Outcomes of the Simpliciti Stemless Shoulder Arthroplasty System: A Prospective 2 Year Multi-Center Study. Nice Shoulder Course, June 3, 2016, Nice, France.

R. Sean Churchill, M.D., Segmental Humeral Fractures, Masters Shoulder Arthroplasty Course, September 26-27, 2008, Chicago, Illinois.

R. Sean Churchill, M.D., Clinical and Radiographic Results of the DePuy Anchor Peg Glenoid Implant- 5 Year Minimum Follow Up, Masters Shoulder Arthroplasty Course, September 25-26, 2009, Chicago, Illinois.

Churchill, R.S., Affiniti Glenoid: Minimum 2 Year Results. Masters Shoulder Arthroplasty Course, September 24-25, 2010, Chicago, Illinois.

Churchill, R.S., Case Presentation: Failure of Pegged Glenoid Implant, Masters Shoulder Arthroplasty Course, September 23-24, 2011, Chicago, Illinois.

Churchill, R.S., Stemless Total Shoulder Arthroplasty.  The Future?, Masters Shoulder Arthroplasty Course, September 27-28, 2013, Chicago, Illinois.

Churchill, R.S., Humeral Nail Use- Why It’s Time To Revisit. Vail Humeral Nail Course, January 10-11, 2014, Vail, Colorado.

Churchill, R.S., U.S. anatomic Canal Sparing device IDE trial: A summary of the data, Masters Shoulder Arthroplasty Course, May 15-16, 2015, Minneapolis, Minnesota.

Churchill, R.S., Perform+ Glenoid System- Coming in 2016, Masters Shoulder Arthroplasty Course, May 15-16, 2015, Minneapolis, Minnesota.

Churchill, R.S., What I Know Now After My First 175 Simpliciti Cases.  Masters Shoulder Arthroplasty Course, September 21-23, 2017, Austin, Texas.

Churchill, R.S., Current State of Augmented Glenoids, Masters Shoulder Arthroplasty Course, September 21-23, 2017, Austin, Texas.


National Orthopaedic Courses Taught

R. Sean Churchill, M.D., Lab instructor- Total Shoulder Arthroplasty, hands-on skills lab. Open and Arthroscopic Techniques in Shoulder Surgery #3502, February 6-8, 2004 Orthopaedic Learning Center, Rosemont, IL.

R. Sean Churchill, M.D., Presentation- Hemiarthroplasty for Proximal Humeral Fractures. Open and Arthroscopic Techniques in Shoulder Surgery #3502, February 6-8, 2004 Orthopaedic Learning Center, Rosemont, IL.

R. Sean Churchill, M.D., Live surgical demonstration- Hemiarthroplasty for Proximal Humeral Fractures. Open and Arthroscopic Techniques in Shoulder Surgery #3502, February 6-8, 2004 Orthopaedic Learning Center, Rosemont, IL.

R. Sean Churchill, M.D., Panel discussion- Surgical Treatment of Proximal Humeral Fractures. Open and Arthroscopic Techniques in Shoulder Surgery #3502, February 6-8, 2004 Orthopaedic Learning Center, Rosemont, IL.


American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons

Upper Extremity Evaluation Subcommittee member. Question writer for the 2008 Upper Extremity Examination.

Upper Extremity Evaluation Subcommittee member. Question writer for the AAOS Orthopaedic Review manual, 2007.

Upper Extremity Evaluation Subcommittee member. Question writer for the 2011 Upper Extremity Examination.

Reviewer for the Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery, 2009-Present.

Assistant Editor for the Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery, 2011-Present.

Reviewer for the Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery, 2014- Present.