Current Concepts 2024
Necessary vs. Unnecessary Surgery ?…


Professor Pascal Boileau completed his undergraduate and graduate training in Nice, France in the University of Nice-Sophia Antipolis. In the framework of the university resident exchange program, he was resident in Lyon.

He is Board Certified in Orthopedic Surgery and Traumatology. He is Chairman of the University Institute of Locomotion and Sports of Pasteur 2 Hospital and Chairman of its Department of Orthopedic and Sports Surge-
ry. He is also in charge of Outpatient Surgery of the University Hospital Center of Nice
Pascal Boileau takes an active part in the academic life of the Medical School of Nice, University of Nice-So-
phia-Antipolis, where he was nominated Vice-Dean in 2010, was the President of the Scientific Commission from
2010 to 2104, as well as being a member of the Administrative Council of the Medical School.
He was the President of the European Society for Surgery of the Shoulder and Elbow from 2010 to 2012 after
serving as General Secretary between 2008 and 2010. He is the member of several national and international
learned societies.
Professor Boileau specializes in shoulder surgery and is one of the designers of the Aequalis shoulder
prostheses family and has developed several surgical devices and arthroscopic techniques. Professor Boileau
has won the Gisela Sturm prize (European Federation of Orthopaedics and Traumatology) of innovation in
prosthetic surgery in 1997. He also won the Neer Award in 2005 for clinical research and several other prizes for
his scientific work.
Professor Boileau has a wide-ranging scientific activity; he has more than 180 articles published in peer-re-
viewed journals, has edited 15 books, besides the more than 200 articles and chapters contributed to other pu-
blications. His papers are regularly selected for presentation in international and national meetings (more than
350). His works, studies and projects have earned him worldwide recognition and he has been invited to lecture
Besides his implication in education and training as faculty member of the University Côte d’Azur, residency and
fellowship programs, every two years he organizes the Nice Shoulder Course – Current Concepts, a meeting
point where internationally recognized experts share their knowledge, experience and views in the field of
shoulder pathology and surgical treatment.

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