Doctor Carlos Palavicini Quesada
General Surgeon, Orthopedics and Trauma
Other Specialties: Arthroscopy and Sports Medicine
Education and Professional Experience
This graduate of the University of Costa Rica conducts private at the La Catolica Hospital in San Jose. At the same time Doctor Palavicini is the Director of the Medical Department of the Costa Rican Federation of Soccer and President of the Costarican Medicine of the Football Association (ACOMEFUT).
He has been Medical Resident at the Hospital San Juan de Dios and worked at the University of Costa Rica.
Doctor Palavicini's experience in Sports Medicine was acquired while working with some of the most important and larger soccer teams of the Costa Rican league (Deportivo Saprissa and Asociacion Deportiva Sagrada Familia) as well as with the Costa Rican National Team.
Completion of the "1994 Sports Medicine Series", University of Miami Div. of Sports Medicine
Advanced studies in Knee and Shoulder Arthroscopic Surgery at the Orthopedic Learning Center, Illinois 2005
Accomplishments and Associations
Amongst his many accomplishments it is important to note that he presides the Medical Committee of the National Federation of Soccer, he is an active member of the Sports Medicine Commission of FIFA (www.fifa.com), he is part of the Board of Directors of the Costa Rica National Association of Orthopedics and Trauma ACOT, member of the American Academy of Arthroscopy AAOS (www.aaos.org), International Member of the Arthroscopy Association of North America AANA (www.aana.org), and member of the John William Uribe Sports Medicine Society
Member of the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons (code member 00474556) http://aaos.org/
Member of the Mexican Association of Reconstructive , articular and arthroscopy surgery http://amecra.org.mx
Publications, Awards, Congresses and Seminars
Italian Award of Science and Technology 2008, Comitato Italiano Estero di Costa Rica.
Board Certification from the Colegio de Médicos y Cirujanos de Costa Rica.
Speaker at the "Actualización sobre el Abordaje Médico y Fisioterapéutico en Lesiones Deportivas" Seminar. Universidad de Costa Rica.
Speaker at the 1st International Seminar of Science Applied to Soccer FEDEFUT &Krebs Institute.
Speaker at the Scientific Journey Escuela Autónoma de Ciencias Medicas de Centro America
Speaker LXV National Medical Congress and V International Medical Congress, 2003
Speaker FIFA/CONCACAF Sports Medicine Symposium 2001
Sports Medicine Seminar of the International Olympic Committee.
Seminar: 10th Congresso Brasileiro de Cirugia Artroscopia 2004, Brasil
Seminar: 1st Orthopedic Surgery Workshop, University of Puerto Rico
Doctor Palavinici attended annual courses hosted by the arthroscopy Association of North America, accredited by the ACCME (Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education), San Antonio Texas