Vernon Jackman Cooley, M.D.CURRICULUM VITAE

SPECIALTY:Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Injuries, Knee Specialist
BOARD CERTIFICATION:National Board of Medical Examiners #385759, 1991
ACGME Certification – Sports Medicine, 1997
American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery, Board Certified July, 1999
Recertification 2010 (through 2019)
LICENSURE: Utah # 96-321332-1205

EDUCATION:
1981 – 1986 Bachelor of Science in Biology, 1986
University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT

1986 – 1991 Doctor of Medicine, 1991
Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA

POSTGRADUATE TRAINING:

1991 – 1992 Internship: General Surgery
University of Washington, Seattle, WA

1992 – 1996 Residency: Orthopaedic Surgery
University of Washington, Seattle, WA

1996 – 1997 Fellowship: Sports Medicine and Arthroscopy
The Orthopedic Specialty Hospital, Salt Lake City, UT

FACULTY POSITIONS HELD:

1997-2007 Chief of Surgery
The Orthopedic Specialty Hospital

1997 – 2002 Fellowship Director
The Orthopedic Specialty Hospital, Salt Lake City, UT

Extraordinary Instruction Positions

1998 (January) Faculty – 12th Annual Vail Orthopaedic Symposium, Vail, CO

1997 (March) Conference Chairman, 4th Annual Residents and Fellows Arthroscopy Conference, New Orleans, LA

1997 (October) Course Faculty, 9th Annual Surgical Laboratory on Endoscopic Reconstruction of the ACL, Meniscal Repair and Regenerative Chondroplasty, Salt Lake City, UT

Special Positions

1988-1989 Howard Hughes Medical Student Research Training Fellowship,Boston MA

1988-1989Harvard Medical School Admissions Committee, Boston, MA

1994-1995Orthopedic Resident Selection Committee, University of Washington, Seattle, WA

1997 – Present The Utah High School Activities Association Sports Medicine Advisory Committee, Salt Lake City, UT

1998 (July) Associate Master Instructor, Arthroscopy Association of North America, Rosemont, IL

1999 – Present U.S. Ski Team Physician

1999 – 2009 U.S. Speedskating Team Physician

1999 – Present U.S. Snowboard Team Physician

2000 – Present Olympus High School Team Physician

2000 – Present U.S. Ski and Snowboard Medical Advisory Board

2000-2002 2002 Winter Olympic Games Venue Medical Officer – Park City

2001 – Present Park City Ski Team Physician

2001 – Present Park City Medical Center, Hospital Board

2002 2002 Winter Olympic Games Physician

2005-2007 President, Utah Society of Orthopaedic Surgeons

2007 – 2010 Select Health Insurance Board

2014 – Present Head Team Physician for the Men’s US Alpine Ski Team

HOSPITAL AFFLIATIONS/POSITIONS HELD:

1996 – Present Staff Surgeon, Orthopedics, The Orthopedic Specialty Hospital, Salt Lake City, UT

1996 – 2007 Staff Surgeon, Orthopedics, Cottonwood Hospital, Salt Lake City, UT

1997 – Present Staff Surgeon, LDS Hospital, Salt Lake City, UT

1997 – 2002 Medical Director, Department of Physical Therapy, The Orthopedic Specialty Hospital, Salt Lake City, UT

1997 – 2007 Chief of Surgery, The Orthopedic Specialty Hospital, Salt Lake City, UT

2001 – Present Staff Surgeon, Heber Valley Medical Center, Heber, UT

2007 – Present Staff Surgeon, Intermountain Medical Center, Murray, UT

2009 – Present Staff Surgeon, Park City Medical Center, Park City UT

AWARDS AND HONORS:

1995-1996 Chief Resident, Department of Orthopedics, University of Washington, Seattle, WA

1995-1996 Housestaff Award, Harborview Medical Center, Seattle, WA

1991-1992 Orthopedic Resident of the Year, Harborview Medical Center, Seattle, WA

1986 Graduated Magna Cum Laude, University of Utah,
Salt Lake City, UT

1986 Phi Beta Kappa Honor Society, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT

1986 Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT

1981-1986 Honors at Entrance Scholarship, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT

MEMBERSHIP IN PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZATIONS:

American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons

American Orthopedic Society for Sports Medicine

National Orthopedic Educational Society

Western Orthopaedic Association

Salt Lake County Medical Society

Utah State Orthopaedic Society

Utah Medical Association

JOURNAL ARTICLES PUBLISHED:

1. Treadwell BV, Pavia M., Towle CA, Cooley VJ, Mankin HJ: Cartilage Synthesizes the Serine Protease Inhibitor PAI-1: Support for the Involvement of Serine Proteases in Cartilage Remodeling. Journal of Orthopaedic Research, 9: 309-316, 1991.

2. Harner CD, Paulos LE, Greenwald AE, Rosenberg TD, Cooley VJ: Detailed Analysis of Patients with Bilateral Anterior Cruciate Ligament Injuries. American Journal of Sports Medicine, 22: 37-43, 1994.

3. Simonion PT, Harrison SD, Cooley VJ, Escabedo EM, Deneka DA, Larson RV: Assessment of Morbidity of Semitendinosus and Gracilis Tendon Harvest for ACL Reconstruction. American Journal of Knee Surgery, 10, No 2: 54-59, 1997.

4. Cooley VJ, Deffner KT: Quadrupled Semi-T Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction: Tips, Techniques, and Results. Techniques in Orthopaedics, Vol. 20, No 3, 2005.

5. Allen TA, Jolley SJ, Cooley VJ, Rinn, RT, Harrison FD, Price RR, Rich JC: The Epidemiology of Illness and Injury at the Alpine Venues During the Salt Lake City 2002 Winter Olympic Games. The Journal of Emergency medicine, Vo. 20, No. 2, pp. 197-202, 2006.

CURRENT RESEARCH:

Effect of Cascade System on ACL Autograft Healing: An MRI and Clinical Evaluation.


ABSTRACTS:

1. Cooley VJ, Treadwell BV, Pavia M, Mankin HJ: Stimulation of Tissue Plasminogen Activator and Plasminogen Activator Inhibitor – 1 in RNA Synthesis by Interleukin – 1 in Chondrocytes. Transactions of the 37th Annual Meeting of the Orthopaedic Research Society, Anaheim, CA, 1991.

2. Cooley VJ, Harrington RM, Larson RV, Rosenberg TD: Effect of Lateral Ligament Reconstruction on Intra-articular Posterior Cruciate Ligament Graft Forces and Knee Motion. Transactions of the 43rd Annual Meeting of the Orthopaedic Research Society, San Francisco, CA, 1997.

3. Cooley VJ, Johnson SC, Rosenberg TD, Walker JA, Motl RW, Greenwald RM: The Effect of Hip and Knee Angles on Concentric and Eccentric Hamstrings to Quadriceps Torque Ratios in Females. Transactions of the 24th Annual Meeting of the American Orthopaedic Society For Sports Medicine, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, 1998

4. Cooley VJ, Walker JA, Johnson SC, Motl RW, Deffner KT, Subudhi AW, Greenwald RM, Rosenberg TD: Comparison of Eccentric and Concentric Angle Specific Hamstrings/Quadriceps Ratios. 45th Annual Meeting of the American College of Sports Medicine, Orlando, FL, June 3 – 6, 1998

PRESENTATIONS:

1. “Bilateral Anterior Cruciate Ligament Injuries: A Detailed Analysis of Associated Factors.” 6th Congress of the International Society of the Knee, Rome, Italy, May 1989.

2. “Regulation of Cartilage Degradation by Interleukin-1.” Howard Hughes Medical Institute Research Training Fellowship Meeting, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, MD, May 1990.

3. “Stimulation of Tissue Plasminogen Activator and Plasminogen Activator Inhibitor-1 mRNA Synthesis by Interleukin-1 in Chondrocyte.” 37th Annual Meeting, Orthopaedic Research Society, Anaheim, CA, March 1991.

4. “Hepatitis C is the Biggest Risk to Health Care Workers.” University of Washington Grand Rounds, Seattle, WA, January 1993.

5. “CT Evaluation of Femoral Morphology in Skiers with Bilateral Anterior Cruciate Ligament Injuries.” The Utah Symposium for Skier Safety, Snowbird, UT, April 1993.

6. “Arthrocentesis and Injection of the Upper Extremity.” Arthrocentesis and Injection Techniques for the Primary Care Physician, Seattle, WA, October 1994.

7. “Patellofemoral Alignment.” University of Washington Grand Rounds, Seattle, WA, September 1995.

8. “Effect of Lateral Ligament Reconstruction on Intra-articular Posterior Cruciate Ligament Graft Forces and Knee Motion.” University of Washington Resident Research Days, Seattle, WA, June 1995.

9. “Effect of Lateral Ligament Reconstruction on Intra-articular Posterior Cruciate Ligament Graft Forces and Knee Motion.” 3rd Annual Residents and Fellows Arthroscopy Conference, Scottsdale, AZ, March 1996.

10. “Effect of Lateral Ligament Reconstruction on Intra-articular Posterior Cruciate Ligament Graft Forces and Knee Motion.” Poster presentation, 43rd Annual Meeting of the Orthopaedic Research Society, San Francisco, CA, February 1997.

11. “Quadrupled Semitendinosus ACL Reconstruction: 5 Year Results in Patients without Meniscus Loss.” 16th Annual Meeting of the Arthroscopy Association of North America, San Diego, CA, April 1997.

12. “Hamstring Harvest – Preperation – Morbidity.” 9th Annual Surgical Laboratory on Endoscopic Reconstruction of the ACL, Meniscal Repair and Regenerative Chondroplasty, The Orthopedic Specialty Hospital, Salt Lake City, UT, October 1997.

13. “ACL Rehabilitation and Results.” Workshop Moderator. 9th Annual Surgical Laboratory on Endoscopic Reconstruction of the ACL, Meniscal Repair and Regenerative Chondroplasty, The Orthopedic Specialty Hospital, Salt Lake City, UT, October 1997.

14. “Meniscus Repair Including Posterior Exposure for Suture Retrieval.” 12th Annual Vail Orthopaedic Symposium, Vail, CO, January 22 – 24, 1998.

15. “Tying Arthroscopic Slide Knots.” 12th Annual Vail Orthopaedic Symposium, Vail, CO, January 22 – 24, 1998.

16. “Quadrupled Semitendinosus ACL reconstruction: 5 year results in patients without meniscal loss.” American Academy of Orthopedic Surgery 1998 Specialty Day, New Orleans, LA, March 22, 1998.

17. “The Masters Experience.” Comprehensive Knee Course #503, Arthroscopy Association of North America, Rosemont, IL, July 17 – 19, 1998.

18. “Injuries & The Female Athlete.” 20th Annual Coaches Conference, The Orthopedic Specialty Hospital, S.L.C, UT., August 26, 1998.

19. “Knee Osteotomies”- Perspectives, Techniques and Controversies in The Knee. The
Orthopedic Specialty Hospital, S.L.C., UT., August 28-29, 1998.

20. “Chondral Surgeries” – Cadaver Lab – Perspectives, Techniques and Controversies in The
Knee. The Orthopedic Specialty Hospital, S.L.C., UT., August 28-29, 1998.

21. “Finite Element Simulation of Stresses in Chondral Defects”, 2nd International Cartilage
Repair Society Symposium. Boston Marriott Long Wharf, November 16-18, 1998.

22. “Finite Element Simulation of Stresses in Chondral Defects”, Arthroscopy Association of North America (AANA). Vancouver Trade & Convention Centre, Vancouver, BC, Canada, April 15-18, 1999.

23. “Regenerative Chondroplasty, Endoscopic ACL Reconstruction and Meniscal Repair.” The Orthopedic Specialty Hospital, S.L.C., UT., May 21-22, 1999.

24. “Advanced Arthroscopic Techniques.” The Marriot Hotel, Park City, UT., March 17-20, 2005.

25. “Current Issues in ACL Reconstruction & Their Clinical Application.” AOASM National
Convention, sponsored by USSA & Vernon J. Cooley, MD. USSA Center of Excellence,
March 31, 2009.

MEETINGS ATTENDED:

1. AAOS, American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons 65th Annual Meeting, New Orleans, LA, 3/1998.

2. International Cartilage Repair Society, 2nd International Symposium, Boston, MA, 11/1998.

3. The Orthopedic Specialty Hospital, TOSH Clinical Update 2000, Murray, UT, 2/2000.

4. HealthOne, U.S./Canadian Ski Team Physician’s Meeting, Vail, CO, 04/2000.

5. AOSSM, American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine Annual Meeting, Sun Valley, ID, 06/2000.

6. UMIA, Utah Medical Association’s Risk Management Presentation, SLC, UT, 10/2000.

7. ASMI, American Sports Medicine Institute Summer Surgery Venue, Park City, UT, 08/2001.

8. HealthOne, Vail Cartilage Symposium, Vail, CO, 8/2002.

9. The Orthopedic Specialty Hospital, TOSH Fellowship Clinical Update, Murray, UT, 3/2003.

10. AAOS, American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons 72nd Annual Meeting, Washington, DC, 02/2005.

11. AOSSM, American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine 2005 Specialty Day, Washington, DC, 02/2005.

12. NOES, National Orthopaedic Educational Society, Annual Meeting, Dominican Republic, 05/2005.

13. AOSSM, American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine Annual Meeting, Keystone, CO, 7/2005.

14. UMIA, Utah Medical Insurance Association Risk Management Workshop, SLC, UT, 02/2006.

15. NOES, National Orthopaedic Educational Society Annual Meeting, England, 05/2006.

16. USSA Medical Emergencies in Skiing and Snowboarding, Vail, CO, 11/2006.

17. AAOS, 2007 American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons Annual Meeting, San Diego, CA, 02/2007.

18. AANA, Arthroscopy Association of North America Specialty Day, San Diego, CA, 02/2007.

19. USOS, Utah State Orthopaedic Society Annual Meeting, Park City, UT, 09/2007.

20. AAOS, Board Maintenance of Certification Preparation and Review, La Jolla, CA, 11/2007.

21. USOS, Utah State Orthopaedic Society Annual Meeting, Park City, UT, 09/2008.

22. USSA Medical Emergencies in Skiing and Snowboarding, Beaver Creek, CO, 12/2008.

23. NOES, National Orthopaedic Educational Society Annual Meeting, Southport, England, 04/2010.

24. AOSSM/AAOS, “Review Course for Subspecialty Certification,” Chicago, IL, 8/2010.

25. NOES, National Orthopaedic Educational Society Annual Meeting, Pebble Beach, CA, 04/2011.

26. USOS, Utah State Orthopaedic Society Annual Conference, Park City, UT, 9/2011.

27. Robert W. Metcalf Meeting, Arthroscopic Surgery 2012, Scottsdale, AZ, 01/2012.

28. NOES, National Orthopaedic Educational Society Annual Meeting, Bandon Dunes, OR, 05/2012.

29. AANA, Arthroscopy Association of North America Annual Meeting, Orlando, FL, 05/2012.

30. AAOS/AOSSM, 14th Annual Sports Medicine Course: Elite Athletes to Weekend Warriors, Park City, UT, 02/2013.

31. NOES, National Orthopaedic Educational Society Annual Meeting, Scotland, 04/2013.