Charles J. Malemud received the Ph.D. from George Washington University in 1973 and completed postdoctoral studies at the State University of New York at Stony Brook in 1977. Since 1977, Dr. Malemud has been a member of the faculty at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine where he is presently Professor of Medicine & Anatomy in the Division of Rheumatic Diseases and Senior Investigator of the Arthritis Research Group. He has published over 230 papers, chapters and reviews primarily in the field of chondrocyte biology. Professor Malemud is on the editorial board of several rheumatology, immunology and musculoskeletal journals and is Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Clinical and Cellular Immunology and Global Vaccines and Immunology.
) Department of Medicine Case Western Reserve University Cleveland, OH USA
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 USA
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 USA
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 USA
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 Hokkaido Japan
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 MiddleBorough United Kingdom
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 USA
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 USA
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 Patras Greece
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 Lancashire England