Donate to MusiCares – Purchase Fabulous Owls CD

 Dr. Powell and his band,  The Fabulous Owls were recorded live at Humphries in San Diego.  The album is available in the office or by mail for a cost of $20 plus shipping, with all proceeds going to benefit MusiCares, the charity arm of the Grammys.

Contact Scott DiCesare at to order your copy.

For more information about MusiCares or The Pierre Cossette Center, visit or call 800.687.4227.

Fabulous Owls

8 Orthopedic Surgeons Who Are Famous Outside Of Orthopedics

Written by Laura Dyrda | Tuesday, 17 February 2015 00:00

Here are eight orthopedic surgeons who were famous before they became orthopedic surgeons, or developed their passions concurrently while pursuing medical school.

DRPowell_03Scott Powell, MD, is an orthopedic surgeon in Burbank, Calif., and a former member of rock and roll band Sha Na Na. Before attending medical school he was a founding member of the group and performed with Sha Na Na at the Woodstock Festival. He also traveled the world with the band and was featured in the movies Grease and Caddyshack. He later attended Albert Einstein College of Medicine and completed a fellowship in sports medicine at Kerlan-Jobe Orthopedic Clinic in Los Angeles. In 2005, Dr. Powell co-founded Stetson Powell Orthopedics and Sports Medicine. He has been chairman of the fellowship committee for the Arthroscopy Association of North America and is active in leadership positions for the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine.

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Dr. Powell Travels to India for 3rd INDO-US Shoulder Course

Dr. Powell attended the 3rd INDO-US Shoulder Course from August 9-11th in Coimbatore, India. Dr. PowellDr. P India 2013 was one of three guest speakers, including Dr. Nikhil Verma of Chicago, IL and Dr. Jae Chul Yoo of Seoul, South Korea, who performed live surgery that was transmitted to 150 shoulder and elbow surgeons at the conference center.

Dr. Powell Appointed Chair of Health and Human Services Committee for MusiCares

MusiCaresDr. Powell was appointed Chair of the Health and Human Services Committee of MusiCares.  He is actively working to expand the MusiCares Medical Network, a network of volunteer medical providers who donate their time and skills to musicians in need.  As the charity arm of the GRAMMYS, MusiCares offers low-cost or free care to musicians.  Recent additions to the network include Tom Byrd and Burton Elrod of Nashville, Providence St. Joseph Hospital in Burbank and Don Rose and Joe Zuckerman of the Harkness Center at NYU Hospital for Joint Diseases.

Dr. Powell Teaches at the Orthopedic Learning Center in Chicago, IL



Dr. Powell assisted in the Arthoscopy Association of North America Copernicus Project. The project represents a paradigm shift in surgical training for arthroscopic Bankart procedures.  Dr. Powell visited the Orthopedic Learning Center in Chicago where he trained residents how to perform arthroscopic Bankart procedures through virtual simulation modules and tested that training in a cadaver.

Dr. Powell and Dr. Stetson to Attend AAOS/AANA – Chinese Orthopaedic Association Conference



Dr. Powell and Dr. Stetson will travel to Beijing, China to present an extensive shoulder program in conjunction with the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons and the Arthroscopy Association of North America with the Chinese Orthopaedic Association on November 8, 2013. Also teaching will be Drs. Guido Marra and Buddy Savoie.

Dr. Powell Attends MusicCares® Board of Directors Meeting in New York



Dr. Powell attended the MusiCares® Board of Directors meeting from June 12-14 in New York, NY. MusiCares®, the charity arm of the GRAMMYs, provides a critical safety net of medical services to struggling musicians. Dr. Powell was appointed the Chair of the Health and Human Services Committee of MusiCares® and is actively working to build the MusiCares® Medical Network by partnering with physicians across the country in order to provide care for musicians in need. Newly active partners are Providence St. Joseph Hospital in Burbank, Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville, and the Hospital for Joint Diseases NYU Langone Center in New York.

Stetson Powell Congratulates 2013 Interns



Stetson Powell is happy to send off this year’s interns to medical school, thank them for their hard work and congratulate them on their white coat ceremonies, just weeks away.

From left to right:
Shane Davis: Tufts University School of Medicine
Sarah Karinja: Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons
Sarah Tanaka: Vanderbilt University School of Medicine
Katy Metcalf: Oregon Health & Science University
Jordan Sukys: Boston University School of Medicine

Dr. Powell Elected to MusiCares® Board of Directors


Dr. Powell has been elected to the MusicCares® Board of Directors. MusicCares®, the charity arm of the GRAMMYs, provides a critical safety net of medical assistance for musicians who do not have adequate medical insurance and provides human services for struggling musicians dealing with issues ranging from addiction to personal financial emergency. Dr. Powell is currently working to build a national MusiCares® Medical Network with centers in Los Angeles, Nashville, New York, Chicago and Seattle by partnering with physicians and institutions in these regions. To learn more about MusiCares® and how to support this mission, please click the link below.

The Passing of Levon Helm

Levon Helm.  From Woodstock to Winterland and on the Festival Express in between,  drums tuned just short of floppy and playing holes a truck could drive through, your soulful pipes rekindled a sacred Americana. Rest in peace, sweet brother.