The Open Orthopaedics Journal

ISSN: 1874-3250 ― Volume 14, 2020

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Philippe Hernigou (Biography
Philippe Hernigou

Dr. Philippe Hernigou, Ph.D., is currently Professor in the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at Paris 12 Val de Marne University, Créteil, France. Dr. Hernigou is member of the International Hip Society, SICOT treasurer, member of the French Academy of Surgery, and Past-President of SOFCOT (French Orthopaedic Society). He, as an author/co-author, has been involved in the publication of more than 255 articles in various journals from around the world, having a significant number of total citations, i.e. around 5,130. He has published mainly in the subject areas of Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology.


Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery University Paris East
Henri Mondor Hospital


N.J. Hallab (Biography
N.J. Hallab

Dr Hallab is a Professor in the Dept of Orthopedics, Dept of Immunology, and Dept of Anatomy and Cell Biology at Rush University. Dr. Hallab received his PhD in Biomedical engineering from Tulane University in 1996. He has published over 100 articles in the area of orthopedics. He teaches graduate courses in biomaterials and biocompatibility. He is the founder and CEO of a small business that performs metal sensitivity testing for orthopedic patients. Dr. Hallab’s research is focused on understanding (1) how implant debris is produced and what forms it takes and (2) how this debris interacts with the innate and adaptive immune systems. The long term goal of this lab is to improve implant performance by minimizing the biological impact of implant debris.


Department of Orthopedic Surgery
Rush University
Chicago, IL

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Region: North America
T. Lichtor (Biography
T. Lichtor

Terry Lichtor, MD, PhD is a practicing neurosurgeon. He has a number of research interests, his brain tumor work is largely focused on the development of a DNA vaccine for treatment of primary and metastatic intracerebral tumors. Other research interests include developing a passive immunotherapeutic strategy for treatment of Alzheimer’s Disease. Dr. Lichtor is a member of the neurosurgery faculty at Rush University Medical Center in Chicago, Illinois.


Department of Neurosurgery
Arkansas State University
Arkansas, AR

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T.A. Damron (Biography
T.A. Damron

Dr. Damron is an active clinical-scientist specializing in orthopedic oncology with a history of NIH funded research focusing on the adverse effects of radiotherapy on the growth plate and bone structure. He has been involved with multi-institutional collaborative studies through the Musculoskeletal Tumor Society.His areas of active clinical research, in addition to the applied basic research on radiation effects,include extensive work on the prediction of fracture risk in metastatic disease, including Finite Element Modeling, evaluation of several bone graft substitutes for orthopedic oncology applications, and pediatric sarcoma research, among others. He has more than 170 publications and has received more than 50 research grants.


Department of Orthopedics
SUNY-Upstate Medical University
East Syracuse, NY

S.B. Goodman (Biography
S.B. Goodman

Dr. Stuart B. Goodman is the Robert L. and Mary Ellenburg Professor of Surgery, and Professor with Tenure in the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at Stanford University. He has a courtesy appointment in the Department of Bioengineering, and is a Fellow of the Institute of Chemistry, Engineering and Medicine for Human Health (ChEM-H) at Stanford University. He was Chief of Orthopaedic Surgery at Stanford University from 1994-2002. Dr. Goodman received his BSc, MD and MSc (Institute of Medical Science) from the University of Toronto, and his PhD in Orthopedic Medical Science from Lund University in Sweden. He is a Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons (Canada), the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons and the American College of Surgeons. Dr. Goodman's clinical practice concentrates on adult reconstructive surgery. His clinical research interests center on the outcome of surgery for arthritis including primary and revision total joint replacement, juvenile arthritis, and osteonecrosis of the hip and knee. Dr. Goodman is a manuscript reviewer for over 30 journals in the fields of orthopaedic surgery, arthritis, bioengineering and biomaterials. Dr. Goodman has published over 500 peer-reviewed manuscripts in medical and bioengineering journals.


Department of Orthopaedic Surgery
Stanford University School of Medicine
Stanford, CA

L. Jones (Biography
L. Jones

Dr. Lynne Jones is an Associate Professor of the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at the Johns Hopkins University. Her research focuses on the study of adult osteonecrosis and osteoarthritis, bone grafting and cell-based therapy, and factors influencing the long-term outcome of total joint replacement. Working in collaboration with orthopaedic surgeons, residents, and fellows, Dr. Jones is studying the role of bone marrow cells in the pathogenesis of osteonecrosis. Dr. Jones received her B.S. in Biology from Ursinus College, her M.S. in Biology (focus: endocrinology) from Towson State University and her Ph.D. in Molecular Microbiology and Immunology from the Johns Hopkins University. Since 1977, Dr. Jones has been engaged in orthopaedic research at the Johns Hopkins University in both basic and clinical science.


Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine Department of Orthopaedic Surgery
Center for Osteonecrosis Research and Education
Baltimore Maryland, MD

R. Marks (Biography
R. Marks

Dr. Marks serves as a Clinical professor at the York College, City University of New York. She is also serving as an Adjunct Professor at the Teachers College, Columbia University. She specializes in arthritis, obesity, falls, hip fractures; health promotion and practice; patient provider communications, pain and chronic disease prevention and management. She has authored many scientific papers and book chapters. She has served as the Director (2005 - present) of the Center for Health Promotion, School of Health Sciences and Professional Studies, City University of New York, York College—a non-profit Public Health Education Center with a 20 year history of serving the local community. She is Founding Director of the Osteoarthritis Research Center, Canada.


Department of Health and Behavior Studies
Columbia University
New York, NY

A. Oryan (Biography
A. Oryan

Dr. Oryan is a Professor of Comparative Pathology at Shiraz University, Iran. He started his PhD at the Pathology Department, Medical School, Bristol University, United Kingdom in 1985 and finished his PhD in 1989. He has published more than 300 scientific papers in high ranking scientific journals and wrote five books in various disciplines of Pathology. His research interests include Medicine Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology, Veterinary Immunology and Microbiology, Agricultural and Biological Sciences, Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutics Materials Science Engineering. He has supervised several DVM and PhD students and is still working in the Department of Pathology, School of Veterinary Medicine, Shiraz University, Shiraz, Iran.


Department of Pathology
Shiraz University

A. Panagopoulos (Biography
A. Panagopoulos

Dr. Andreas Panagopoulos is currently working as an Assistant Professor in Orthopaedics Department, University Hospital of Patras, Greece. Before that he served as Consultant in Sports Medicine Center, Olympion General Hospital, Patras, Greece. He has completed his Doctorate Degree in 2005 from Patras University. He has more than 45 publications. He has also been awarded Third price of best oral presentation supported by Injury awarded in the combined meeting of the Hellenic Orthopaedic society and British Trauma Society. His main research interests are proximal humerus fractures, Cortical Button Distal Biceps Repair, Open Head-Splitting Fracture and biceps tendon.


Orthopaedics Department
University Hospital of Patras

N. Sferopoulos (Biography
N. Sferopoulos

Dr. Nikolaos Sferopoulos was born on the 23rd of January,1959. He received his Medical degree and PhD from the School of Medicine of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki and completed his Orthopaedic residency in Thessaloniki, Greece. He has participated as a chapter author in a medical book and has about 65 publications. He works as a Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon, in the 2nd Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, “G. Gennimatas” Hospital, 54635, Thessaloniki, Greece, since 1990.


Department of Orthopaedics
Medical School
Aristotle University of Thessaloniki

K. Uehara (Biography
K. Uehara

Dr. Uehara obtained his degree of Medicine in 2004 from the Mie University Graduate School of Medicines.Currently he is serving at the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, the University of Tokyo Hospital in Japan. He specializes in hand and elbow surgery, especially, CMC joint arthritis, Dupuytren disease, patient reported outcome measure, and ultrasonography for the upper extremities.


Department of Orthopaedic Surgery
the University of Tokyo Hospital

V. Giordano (Biography
V. Giordano

Dr. Vincenzo Giordano is currently working as a Consultant in Orthopedics and Traumatology Service Nova Monteiro - Hospital Miguel Couto Municipal, Brazil. He obtained his PhD degree from Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro. He has around 55 publications in International and National Journals with some published literature in Medical data banks, such as PubMed and Scielo. His main research interests include Identifying issues, design and conduct several investigations related to musculoskeletal trauma.


Orthopedics and Traumatology Service Nova Monteiro - Hospital Miguel Couto Municipal
Rio de Janeiro

Y. Han (Biography
Y. Han

Dr. Han is the director of the Los Angeles Shoulder Institute and Han Orthopaedics. He obtained his medical degree from the University of Illinois at Chicago and completed his residency in orthopaedic surgery at McGill University. Dr. Han completed three international fellowships: (1) Advanced Shoulder Arthroscopy with Dr. Seung-Ho Kim at Madi Hospital in Seoul, Korea; (2) Shoulder Surgery with Dr. Pascal Boileau in Nice, France; and (3) Shoulder and Elbow Reconstruction at Kerlan Jobe Orthopaedic Clinic in Los Angeles, CA. He has authored numerous publications, book chapters, oral and video presentations, and surgical demonstrations.


Los Angeles Shoulder Institute
Los Angeles, CA

S.-Y. Kim (Biography
S.-Y. Kim

Professor Shin-Yoon Kim, MD, Ph.D., is currently Professor in the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at Kyungpook National University, Daegu, Korea(south). Dr. Kim is a member of the International Hip Society, SICOT, and ORS. He is also a member of the National Academy of Medicine of Korea. He was Past-President of Korea Orthopedic Research Society, Korean Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine. Now he is the president of Korean Hip Society. He, as an author/co-author, has been involved in the publication of more than 290 articles in various journals from around the world, having a significant number of total citations, i.e, 4720. He has published mainly in the subject areas of Hip arthroplasty, Genetics and Bone Biology.


Kyungpook National University
School of Medicine
S. Korea

I. Nusem (Biography
I. Nusem

Iulian Nusem, male, orthopaedic surgeon, graduated from Sackler Faculty of Medicine, Tel-Aviv University, Israel in 1990. Completed his training in orthopaedics at the Tel-Aviv Sourasky Medical Centre, Israel in 1997. He then undertook further training in hand surgery at Kaplan Medical Centre, Rehovot, Israel, in Bone and Cartilage Transplantation and Joint Revision Surgery at the Princess Alexandra Hospital and Queensland Bone-Bank, Queensland, Australia and in Adult Joint Reconstruction at the Prince Charles Hospital and Queensland University of Technology, Queensland, Australia. He is currently the Director of Orthopaedics at Logan Hospital, Queensland, Australia and deputy clinical director of the Queensland Bone Bank. He has been appointed Associate Professor in Orthopaedics within the Faculty of Medicine, Griffith University, Gold Coast Campus, Queensland, Australia. He has published numerous papers and has presented in numerous national and international scientific meetings.


Department of Orthopaedics
Logan Hospital

I. Oda (Biography
I. Oda

Dr. Oda completed his Ph.D from Hokkaido University Graduate School of Medicine, Japan and currently is the Director at Center for Spine Surgery, Hokkaido Orthopaedic Memorial Hospital Japan, His Skills and Expertise include Spine Surgery, Spinal Biomechanics, Spine Research, Cervical Spine, Spine Biomechanics.


Department  of Orthopaedic Surgery
Hokkaido University

J.B. Saltikov (Biography
J.B. Saltikov

Dr. Saltikov is qualified as a physiotherapist in Malta in 1986, and obtained a master's degree in Orthopaedic and Sports Physical Therapy from the State University of New York at Buffalo (USA). Her PhD from Kings College, University of London, investigated the topographical, kinesiological and psychological factors in patients with scoliosis. Josette has over 23 years’ of experience of conducting research studies in spinal deformities. She has published over 40 papers in leading journals such as Spine, the Cochrane Library, Physiotherapy, Physical Therapy, The Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery and the International Journal of Therapy and Rehabilitation. Josette has also presented over 50 papers relating to spinal deformities and systematic reviews at both national and international conferences. Her areas of research interest include evaluation of the effectiveness of scoliosis-specific exercises for both adolescent and adult patients, and the evaluation of different non-invasive approaches for the treatment of spinal deformities.


Institute of Health and Social Care
University of Teesside
United Kingdom

M. Sharif (Biography
M. Sharif

Dr. Mohammed Sharif obtained his PhD from U.K. He is a Senior lecturer at University of Bristol. His Area of research includes i) Early pathological changes in joint tissues; and (ii) Development of novel and sensitive tools for detecting early changes in OA.


University of Bristol

M. Waseem (Biography
M. Waseem

Mr. Mohammad Waseem is a consultant upper limb and trauma surgeon in Macclesfield UK for the last 14 years. He holds the position of Honorary Senior Lecturer at the Edge Hill University, Lancashire. He is active in research and teaching and currently he is a local educational supervisor. His main clinical interests are shoulder trauma and arthritis with upper limb sportsinjuries.


Macclesfield District General Hospital

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G.A. Koumantakis (Biography
G.A. Koumantakis

Dr. George A. Koumantakis is currently an Assistant Professor at the University of West Attica, Athens, Greece. He is a member of the academic staff at the Department of Physiotherapy, University of West Attica, Greece since 2020. Dr. Koumantakis has authored a number of peer reviewed publications and a book chapter in the field of assessment and rehabilitation of orthopaedic and neuromusculoskeletal disorders. His research interests include functional anatomy, postural assessment, neuromusculoskeletal disorders and orthopaedic trauma rehabilitation, sports injuries prevention and management, and cross-cultural adaptation of patient-reported outcomes.


Physiotherapy Department
Faculty of Health and Caring Sciences
University of West Attica

M. Nagy (Biography
M. Nagy

Dr. Nagy obtained his Doctor of Medicine degree from the Medical University Graz, Austria. His postgraduate training was in the UK. Currently, he serves as a final year Registrar in Trauma and Orthopaedics in Wrightington Hospital. Thereafter, he secured a fellowship in Soft Tissue Knee Surgery in Wrightington. During his career, he obtained multiple qualifications, including FRCS in T&O, FEBOT, SICOT Diploma, and MSc at Stanmore/UCL. He has won multiple prizes and presented his work at numerous national and international meetings. His main clinical and research interests include knee arthroplasty and soft tissue knee surgery.


Wrightington Hospital
Lower Limb Arthroplasty

L. Gao (Biography
L. Gao

Dr. Gao is currently a Research Fellow at Center of Experimental Orthopaedic, Saarland University, Germany. He finished his medical education in China and Germany with electiveships and fellowships in both Asia and Europe. He completed his residency at Peking University Medical Center, China and received the ECFMG certificate. After obtaining his MSC degree from Heidelberg University, Germany, he completed his Doctorate from Saarland University, Germany. His research interests are regenerative medicine, gene therapy, and orthobiologics to treat articular cartilage disorders and osteoarthritis for joint preservation. He serves actively in many international societies including ICRS, ORS, OARSI, SEOS, ESSKA, and ISAKOS.


Center of Experimental Orthopaedics
Saarland University Medical Center

T. Tzatzairis (Biography
T. Tzatzairis

Mr. Tzatzairis obtained his Medical degree from Democritus University of Thrace, in 2010. After that, he was trained in Trauma and Orthopaedics in University Hospital of Alexandroupolis. In March of 2018, he was awarded with the MSc Certificate after supporting his thesis (graded 10/10). During his training, he started his PhD which he completed in a few months after defending his thesis. When his training was completed, he was appointed as a Paediatric Orthopaedic Fellow at Royal London Hospital 1 year ago, where he is currently serving. His main area of work was adults’ hip/knee reconstruction but he is currently evolving his career with special interest in children’s Trauma and Orthopaedics (DDH/CTEV/Paediatric Trauma). He is an expert reviewer in several reputed journals and has numerous research publications.


Department of Orthopaedics
Democritus University of Thrace

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