Vani Sabesan, MD

Vani Sabesan, MD
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Vani Sabesan, MD

Department Orthopaedic Surgery
Primary Location Cleveland Clinic Florida - Weston
Type of Doctor Adults Only
Languages English, French, Tamil
Surgeon Yes
Locations Specialties & Treatments

Treatment & Services

  • Amputation
  • Arthritis, Surgical And Non Surgical Treatment
  • Arthroscopic Knee Surgery
  • Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery
  • Arthroscopy
  • Benign Soft Tissue Tumor Surgery
  • Biopsy, Musculoskeletal System
  • Bone Grafting
  • Clinical Trials
  • Deformity Correction
  • Fracture Care
  • General Orthopaedics
  • Hand and Arm Reconstruction
  • Hand and Upper Extremity Surgery
  • Joint Replacement
  • Knee Osteotomy
  • Ligament Reconstruction Of The Knee
  • Microsurgical and Minimally Invasive Techniques
  • Minimally Invasive Surgery
  • Musculoskeletal Evaluation
  • Non Operative Treatment Of Arthritis, Fractures, Sprains And General Orthopaedics
  • Non-Surgical Treatment of Musculoskeletal Sports Injuries
  • Orthopaedic Surgery
  • Reconstructive Surgery
  • Rotator Cuff Repair
  • Shoulder Instability Repairs
  • Shoulder Replacement
  • Shoulder Surgery
  • Sports Safety
  • Steroid Injections
  • Surgery
  • Trauma Treatment
View all 32 Treatment & Services +

Specialty in Diseases & Conditions

  • ACL Injury
  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Amenorrhea
  • Arthritis
  • Avascular Necrosis
  • Avoiding Dehydration, Proper Hydration
  • Benign Bone Tumors
  • Benign Hypermobility Joint Syndrome
  • Biceps Tendon Injuries
  • Birth Defects
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brachial Plexus
  • Broken Bones
  • Bursitis
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Concussions, Pediatric
  • Congenital Hand Differences
  • DeQuervain's Disease
  • Diabetes
  • Elbow Problems
  • Fractures
  • Fractures Of The Hand
  • Gout
  • Hand and Wrist Arthritis
  • Hand and Wrist Injuries
  • Hand Problems
  • Hand Related Sports Injuries
  • Internal Derangement of the Knee
  • Joint Disorders
  • Knee Injuries
  • Lateral Epicondylitis/tennis Elbow
  • Leg Pain
  • Musculoskeletal Disorders
  • Musculoskeletal Impairments
  • Musculoskeletal Injuries In Athletes
  • Musculoskeletal Pain
  • Neck and Shoulder Pain
  • Nerve Compression of the Hand
  • Neuropathy
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteomyelitis
  • Osteonecrosis
  • Osteoporosis
  • Overuse Syndrome
  • Patellar Tendonitis
  • Pediatric Knee Injuries
  • Pediatric Knee Pain
  • Repetitive Stress Disorders of the Hand and Arm
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rotator Cuff Injury
  • Rotator Cuff Tendonitis
  • Runner's Knee
  • Shoulder Arthritis
  • Shoulder Deformity
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Fractures
  • Shoulder Injuries
  • Shoulder Instability
  • Shoulder Pain
  • Sports Injuries
  • Sprains
  • Stress Fractures
  • Swimmer's Shoulder
  • Tendonitis
  • Tennis Elbow (lateral epicondylitis)
  • Upper Extremity Disorders
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About Vani Sabesan, MD

Dr. Vani J Sabesan is a distinguished orthopedic surgeon with a strong academiccareer.   She came to us here in Florida from Detroit, Michigan whereshe served as program director for the Orthopaedic Surgery resident program atBeaumont/Wayne State University.  She is an associate professor inOrthopaedic Surgery with a subspecialty in Sports Medicine andShoulder/Elbow& Upper Extremity surgery. Dr. Sabesan recently joined the Cleveland Clinic but previously served as fulltime faculty at Wayne State University, Western Michigan University School ofMedicine and Michigan State University. She is a board certified by ABOS.

Dr. Vani J. Sabesan received her medical degree from Indiana University School of Medicineand completed her orthopaedic surgery residency training at Duke UniversityMedical Center. She received her fellowship training in Shoulder and ElbowSurgery at the Cleveland Clinic, in addition to completing a Doris DukeClinical Research Fellowship in Orthopaedic Surgery at the University ofIowa.

Dr. Sabesan was a founding member of WMU Homer Stryker School of Medicine where she servedas the chair of the musculoskeletal course at the medical school and co-chairof the next US Bone and Joint Initiative program to improve musculoskeletaleducation in medical schools. Dr. Sabesan is a young female leader inOrthopaedics and has served on a number of regional and national committeesincluding the Michigan Orthopedic Society, Ruth Jackson Orthopedic Society(RJOS), Mid America Orthopaedic Society, and American Orthopedic Association(AOA) Emerging Leader’s program. Dr. Sabesan’s commitment to service extendsbeyond her role as female faculty member through her national work with Women’sLeadership programs, RJOS, and medical mission work. Dr. Sabesan’scontributions to the peer reviewed literature with over 40 publications demonstratesher continued commitment to excellence in clinical and biomechanical researchspecifically in the area of shoulder arthroplasty. She lectures both nationally and internationally in herarea of expertise. Dr. Sabesan has received numerous honorsincluding the RJOS travelling fellowship, MidAmerica Orthopaedic Associationtraveling fellowship, OREF Clinician Scientist grant, American OrthopaedicAssociation’s Leadership Fellows Program and awarded the Doris Duke ClinicalResearch Fellowship. Outside of her academic activities, Dr. Sabesan has runover 20 marathons and completed an Ironman.

Dr. Sabesan’s clinical practice is focused on shoulder, elbow, hand andsports medicine problems, and her primary interest is in the management ofcomplex shoulder and elbow problems in joint replacement, rotator cuff tears,elbow trauma, sports injuries and revision shoulder surgeries. Her practicealso focuses on the female athletes and women’s bone health.

Education & Professional Highlights

Education & Professional Highlights


Education & Fellowships

Fellowship - Cleveland Clinic
Shoulder & Elbow Surgery
Cleveland, OH USA

Residency - Duke University Medical Center
Orthopaedic Surgery
Durham, NC USA

Medical School - Indiana University School of Medicine
Indianapolis, IN USA

Undergraduate - Duke University
Durham, NC USA

Professional Highlights

  • Program Director, Associate Professor. Faculty at Wayne State University, Michigan State University, Western Michigan University.
  • Dr. Vani J. Sabesan received her medical degree from Indiana University School of Medicine and completed her orthopaedic surgery residency training at Duke University Medical Center. She received her fellowship training in Shoulder and Elbow Surgery at the Cleveland Clinic, in addition to completing a Doris Duke Clinical Research Fellowship in Orthopaedic Surgery at the University of Iowa.
  • Dr. Sabesan’s contribution to the peer reviewed literature, with over 40 publications, demonstrates her continued commitment to excellence in clinical and biomechanical research and innovation specifically in the area of shoulder arthroplasty, cost and patient outcomes.  Dr. lectures both nationally and internationally in her area of expertise.


  • Orthopaedic Surgery

Specialty Interests

Shoulder, Elbow, Hand problems and injuries, Upper extremity sport or trauma, Shoulder and elbow arthritis, Fractures, Sports-related Injuries, Innovative Technology and Computer Simulation, Women's Sports Medicine, Bone Health, Fractures of the Hand, Hand and Arm Reconstruction, Hand and Upper Extremity Surgery, Hand and Wrist Arthritis, Hand Related Sports Injuries, Nerve Compression of the Hand, Repetitive Stress Disorders of the Hand and Arm, Upper extremity, Wrist Disorders, and Distal Radius

Awards & Honors

  • Numerous honors and awards - Fellow of American Shoulder and Elbow Society, RJOS traveling fellowship, MidAmerica Orthopaedic Association traveling fellowship, OREF Clinician Scientist grant, OREF Rockwood Shoulder Grant, AMA Young Leadership Fellow, American Orthopaedic Association’s Leadership Fellows Program and the Doris Duke Clinical Research Fellowship.

Innovations & Patents

  • Shoulder simulation software


  • American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons, American Shoulder and Elbow Society, American Orthopaedic Association, Ruth Jackson Orthopaedic Society, FORUM (Orthopaedic Sports Medicine/UE) Fellowship Trained Women Surgeons). Midamerica Orthopaedic Association, Michigan Orthopaedic Society, American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons- Political Ambassador, US Bone and Joint Initiative, Orthopaedic Trauma Association, Piedmont Society,  AMA.

Research & Publications

Research & Publications

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