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June 15, 2018
Dr. John Todd

DAPHNE, Ala. (June 15, 2018) – Dr. John Todd, orthopaedic surgeon with Baldwin Bone & Joint, located in Baldwin County, and medical director of The Shoulder Center, plans to attend the 35th Annual San Diego Shoulder Course to be held June 20-28, 2018 at the Hilton Bayfront in San Diego, CA.

The purpose of the course is to provide strategies to equip physicians to provide the highest level of analytical, diagnostic, and treatment practice modalities specific to shoulder arthroscopy, arthroplasty, fracture management, and complex shoulder etiologies. Bringing together expert faculty, course content focuses on known best practice, latest technological advances, and evidence based research related to shoulder care.

Dr. John Todd is the medical director of The Shoulder Center, which is the latest specialty care program to be offered at Baldwin Bone and Joint. “My purpose in attending this course is to stay on top of the latest advancements in shoulder care,” Todd said. “My number one focus is providing the best care to my patients and advancing my knowledge in this field helps me to do that. (Photo: Dr. John Todd)

About Dr. John L. Todd

Dr. John Todd, Medical Director of The Shoulder Center at Baldwin Bone & Joint, P.C., is a board- certified orthopaedic surgeon who is fellowship trained in both shoulder reconstruction and sports medicine. Dr. Todd has been in practice for more than 20 years, and his primary clinical focus is non- operative and operative care of the shoulder. He has dedicated his career to helping patients with both chronic degenerative problems and injuries of the shoulder as part of Baldwin Bone & Joint – a group of fellowship-trained orthopaedic specialists. The Shoulder Center has office locations in Daphne and Orange Beach, AL. For more information, call 251.625.2663 or visit

About The San Diego Shoulder Institute (SDSI)

San Diego Shoulder Institute (SDSI) began as an informal physician educational gathering in 1983. Having a passion to educate and improve patient care, James C. Esch, M.D. brought together a small group of San Diego, California- based orthopaedic surgeons. The initial group assembled as peers interested in perfecting arthroscopy skills in a case study format. The value of the sessions grew quickly in popularity and expressed interest. Within a few years, Dr. Esch began hosting the meeting as an annual formal CME event. The course continued to grow in reputation. A brief half -day session transitioned over the years to a four day course. Course content and focus expanded to include comprehensive issues of shoulder care. Research and practice feedback validated inclusion of arthroplasty, fracture management, state of the art surgical techniques, and rehabilitation. Educational format expanded to include lecture, model laboratories, cadaver laboratories, case study presentations, and workshops. Attendees began to come from International settings, bringing course attendance from 10 to an annual average of 400. In 2005, Dr. Esch formulated a Board of Directors and transitioned San Diego Shoulder Institute to a 501 (c)3 medical education organization. In that same year, SDSI applied for and received authorization to be an accredited provider from the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME).

Throughout the years, SDSI’s reputation as a stellar educational provider has continued to expand. Evaluative feedback consistently confirms that SDSI is “the best shoulder course in the world”. See testimonials. Because of the SDSI “brand” of excellence, Dr. Esch has been contacted to serve on task forces and performance improvement groups on a global level. The focus of these groups is to better understand and improve physician teaching and training methodologies and approach to patient care with the goal of improving surgical competence, performance, and patient outcomes. In 2011, Dr. Esch served as keynote speaker for a novel world-wide committee formed to address best methods to teach surgeons.