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70 Knee Surgeons and Specialists to Know

Written by  Laura Dyrda | Tuesday, 07 December 2010 13:34
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Here are 70 knee surgeons and specialists to know.

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Ned Amendola, MD (University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics, Iowa City, Iowa).
Dr. Amendola is the director of the University of Iowa Sports Medicine Center in Iowa City. His current research projects include a randomized trial of bioabsorbable arrows versus sutures for meniscal suturing and limb alignment following high tibial osteotomy. He has published several articles in professional journals, including the Clinical Journal of Sports Medicine. In addition to his practice work, Dr. Amendola is a professor at the University of Iowa and has served as the chief of orthopedics at London Health Sciences Centre at University Campus in Ontario. He is the head team physician for the University of Iowa Hawkeye teams and provides orthopedic consultation for the Toronto Raptors and the NHL Players Association. Dr. Amendola has been elected to the board of the American Orthopaedic Society for sports medicine and serves on the executive board of the International Society of Knee Arthroscopy. He has served as an assistant editor for several magazines, including the Journal of Knee Surgery. Dr. Amendola earned his medical degree at the University of Western Ontario in London, where he also completed his residency in orthopedic surgery. His additional training includes fellowships at the University Hospital in London in Ontario, Canada; Verona, Italy; and Akron, Ohio.

James Andrews, MD (Andrews Sports Medicine and Orthopaedic Center, Birmingham, Ala.).
Dr. Andrews is a world-renowned sports medicine physician who regularly cares for professional athletes with all types of injuries. In addition to founding the American Sports Medicine Institute in Birmingham, Dr. Andrews also founded the Andrews Institute in Gulf Breeze, Fla. He has served as president of the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine and with the board of directors for the Arthroscopy Association of North America and the International Knee Society. He is affiliated with Washington Redskins, Tampa Bay Rays and the Ladies Professional Golf Association. He earned his medical degree from Louisiana State University School of Medicine in Baton Rouge and completed his residency in orthopedic surgery at Tulane Medical School in New Orleans. Dr. Andrews also completed a sports medicine fellowship at the University of Virginia School of Medicine in Charlottesville and at the University of Lyon (France).

Bernard R. Bach, Jr., MD (Midwest Orthopaedics at Rush, Chicago). Dr. Bach has served as president of the Herodicus Sports Medicine Society and the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine. He received the Special Recognition Award from AOSSM for establishing the Herklotz challenge, which created a research endowment for the organization. He is a member of the Illinois Athletic Trainers' Hall of Fame for his work with athletes, including his work as team orthopedist for the Chicago White Sox and Chicago Bulls. He has also served on the national boards of the Illinois Special Olympics and the Orthopaedic Research and Education Foundation. His areas of research and clinical expertise include shoulder arthroscopy, knee ligament reconstruction, patellar instability surgery and osteotomies about the knee. During his career, Dr. Bach has served as editor of the Journal of Knee Surgery and on the editorial review board for several publications, including the American Journal of Knee Surgery and the American Journal of Sports Medicine. Dr. Bach earned his medical degree from the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine and completed his residency in orthopedic surgery at Harvard University in Boston. His additional training includes a fellowship at the Hospital for Special Surgery in New York City.

Daniel Berry, MD (Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minn.).
Dr. Berry has a professional interest in hip and knee replacements as well as osteotomies in the hip and knee. He is currently the first vice president of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons and has served as a member of the board of directors for the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery. During his career, he has served as the president of the American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons and chair of the Maurice Muller Foundation of North America, a non-profit organization for postgraduate education, research and documentation in orthopedic surgery. He has published several articles on his research with a focus on biomechanics and motion analysis. Dr. Berry earned his medical degree from Harvard Medical School in Boston, where he also completed his residency in orthopedic surgery. Dr. Berry's additional training includes a fellowship in adult reconstructive surgery at the Mayo Clinic.

Richard A. Berger, MD (Midwest Orthopaedics at Rush, Chicago).
Dr. Berger regularly employs minimally invasive surgical techniques in hip and knee replacements. In addition to his clinical practice, Dr. Berger has been instrumental in developing surgical instrumentation, techniques and implants for knee and hip surgery. He earned a degree in mechanical engineering from Massachusetts Institution of Technology in Boston, which has proven useful in his endeavors to design minimally invasive instrumentation and gender-specific implants. He is trained in Zimmer Minimally Invasive Solutions procedures. Dr. Berger regularly contributes to local news reports on knee surgery and was named to Chicago Magazine's Top Doctors in 2009. He earned his medical degree from Tufts University School of Medicine in Medford, Mass., and completed his residency in orthopedic surgery at the University of Pittsburgh. Dr. Berger also completed a fellowship in joint replacement at Rush University Medical Center in Chicago.

Kevin Black, MD (Penn State Hershey Medical Center, Hershey, Pa.). Dr. Black is the president of the American Orthopaedic Association and chair of the department of orthopedics and rehabilitation at Penn State Hershey Medical Center. He has held leadership positions within the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons and helped develop the sports medicine program at the Medical College of Wisconsin in Milwaukee. Dr. Black’s clinical and research interests include knee ligament injuries, osteochondritis dissecans, patella instability and meniscal injuries. He has been the recipient of the European Traveling Fellowship Award from the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine and the Traveling Fellowship Award from the Clinical Orthopaedic Society. Dr. Black earned his medical degree from the University of Rochester (N.Y.) School of Medicine & Dentistry, where he also completed his residency in orthopedic surgery. Dr. Black’s additional training includes a sports medicine fellowship at the Cleveland Clinic Foundation.

Robert Booth, MD (Pennsylvania Hospital, Philadelphia).
Dr. Booth is the chief of orthopedic surgery at Pennsylvania Hospital. He has a professional interest in treating patients with arthritis, arthroscopic surgery, deformity and joint replacement. In addition to his clinical work, Dr. Booth developed the Legacy Knee and participated in the development of the Gender Solutions Hi-Flex Knee from Zimmer, an implant specifically designed to distinguish between male and female knees. He is a member of the Association of Bone and Joint Surgeons, American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons and The Knee Society, where he has served as president. He has received The Knee Society's Coventry Award for his computerized bio-sensor analysis of total knee arthroplasty and research into molecular genetics for detecting infected total knee arthroplasty. He has also received the Sir John Charnley Award for his achievement in orthopedic surgery from the Easter Pennsylvania chapter of The Arthritis Foundation. Dr. Booth earned his medical degree from the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine in Philadelphia, where he also completed his residency and fellowship in orthopedic surgery.

William Bugbee, MD (Scripps Clinic, La Jolla, Calif.). Dr. Bugbee has expertise in joint reconstruction, arthritis surgery and cartilage transplantation. He has served as the director of the University of California San Diego Cartilage Transplantation Program. During his career, Dr. Bugbee has been a member of the advisory board for Allosource Medical and for the UCSD Center for Innovative Therapy. He is currently a physician with Scripps Clinic in La Jolla, Calif. He is a member of several professional societies, including the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons, International Cartilage Repair Society and the Orthopaedic Research Society. Dr. Bugbee earned his medical degree from the University of California in San Diego and completed his residency in orthopedic surgery at UCSD Medical Center. Dr. Bugbee also completed a fellowship in adult reconstructive surgery at Anderson Orthopaedic Research Institute in Alexandria, Va.

Joseph Burkhardt, DO (Great Lakes Bone & Joint, Battle Creek, Mich.).
Dr. Burkhardt is the team physician for the Battle Creek Revolution Single A professional hockey team and the Albion College football team. In the past, he has served as plant physician for two Ford Motor Company facilities. In addition to his practice, Dr. Burkhardt has published several articles in professional journals and lectured nationally on various topics regarding sports medicine, most commonly on treatment for cartilage damage and arthritis. He also lectures on performing total and partial knee replacements as well as hip resurfacing. Dr. Burkhardt is currently a clinical professor at Michigan State University in East Lansing. He is a member of the American Osteopathic Association, the American Osteopathic Academy of Orthopedics and the Michigan Osteopathic Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons. Dr. Burkhardt earned his medical degree from Kansas City (Mo.) University of Medicine and Biosciences College of Osteopathic Medicine and completed his residency in orthopedic surgery at Michigan State University. Dr. Burkhardt's additional training includes a fellowship in adult reconstruction, sports medicine and joint replacement at the Florida Knee and Orthopaedic Centers in St. Petersburg, Fla.

Charles Bush-Joseph, MD (Midwest Orthopaedics at Rush, Chicago).
Dr. Bush-Joseph is the head team physician for the Chicago White Sox and associate team physician for the Chicago Bulls. He has also been elected to the Major League Baseball Medical Advisory Board, a small group of physicians that advises the MLB Commissioner on medical policy and emerging trends in medical care among elite athletes. In addition to his work with professional athletes, Dr. Bush-Joseph also serves as a professor of orthopedic surgery at Rush University Medical Center in Chicago. He is currently a member of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, Arthroscopy Association of North America, Herodicus Society and the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine and has served on several committees for each organization, including the AAOS subcommittee on knee injury algorithms. Throughout his career, Dr. Bush-Joseph has given several presentations on ACL reconstruction and served as a course instructor in arthroscopy and treating complex knee injuries in athletes. Dr. Bush-Joseph has served on the editorial board for the Journal of Knee Surgery, American Journal of Sports Medicine and the Arthroscopy Journal. He earned his medical degree from the University of Michigan Medical School in Ann Arbor and completed his residency in orthopedic surgery at Rush-Presbyterian-St. Luke's Medical Center in Chicago. Dr. Bush-Joseph also completed a clinical and research fellowship in sports medicine, knee and shoulder surgery at Cincinnati Sports Medicine.

James Caillouette, MD (Newport Orthopedic Institute, Huntington Beach, Calif.). Dr. Caillouette has developed multiple orthopedic devices during his 22-year career and is currently consulting worldwide for Johnson and Johnson's DePuy Orthopaedics on projects related to the development of the Ci System, a computer assisted total knee system. He has helped design hip replacement prostheses overseas, including the new version of the Corail hip prosthesis. He co-founded Advanced Osseous Technologies in 1989 and developed the ultrasonic PMMA removal device, which was the springboard for the Ultradrive System that is now used worldwide. He is also a reviewer for The Journal of Arthroplasty and is on the editorial board for Orthopedic Technology Review. Currently, Dr. Caillouette is the co-executive director of the Orthopedic Center of Excellence at Hoag Memorial Hospital in Newport Beach, Calif. He is a fellow with the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons and past president of the California Orthopaedic Association. Dr. Caillouette is the former director of the American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons and a current member of the International Society for Technology in Arthroplasty and the International Society of Computer Assisted Orthopaedic Surgery. He earned his medical degree from University of Southern California School of Medicine and completed his residency in orthopedic surgery at the University of California, Irvine.

John J. Callaghan, MD (University of Iowa, Iowa City).
Dr. Callaghan currently serves as the president of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons. Dr. Callaghan has a professional interest in total knee and hip replacements. He is affiliated with The Knee Society, the International Hip Society, Society of Arthritis Joint Surgery and the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine. He published several articles in professional journals, with recent work focused on mobile bearing knee replacements and hip replacement implants. In addition to his practice, he has served as an assistant editor for the Journal of Arthroplasty and the Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery. He has also served with the Orthopaedic Society in Washington, D.C. Dr. Callaghan holds a professional appointment with The University of Iowa College of Medicine. He earned his medical degree from Loyola Medical School in Chicago and completed his residency at the University of Iowa. He also completed a hip fellowship at the Hospital for Special Surgery in New York City.

William G. Clancy, MD (Andrews Sports Medicine and Orthopaedic Center, Birmingham, Ala.). While he was working at the sports medicine program at the University of Wisconsin, Dr. Clancy invented and perfected the ACL and PCL reconstruction procedures that are most often used by physicians today. He has served as the team orthopedist for U.S. Olympic hockey and ski teams. He is also co-medical director for the PGA and LPGA tours. During his career, Dr. Clancy has also served as chief of orthopedic surgery at the United States Naval Academy and head team physician for all Naval Academy teams. In addition to his clinical work, Dr. Clancy has served on the editorial board and the board of trustees for The American Journal of Sports Medicine. He earned his medical degree from SUNY Downstate College of Medicine in Brooklyn, N.Y., and completed his residency in orthopedic surgery at Columbia University's St. Luke's Hospital in New York City.

Brian Cole, MD (Midwest Orthopaedics at Rush, Chicago). Dr. Cole is the head of the cartilage restoration center, a multidisciplinary program specializing in the restoration of articular cartilage and meniscal deficiency, and a professor in the department of orthopedics at Rush University in Chicago. He has a professional interest in arthroscopic reconstruction of the patient's shoulder, elbow and knee. In addition to his practice, Dr. Cole has served as principle investigator for numerous FDA clinical trials and authored several hundred peer-reviewed publications. He serves on the board of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons and has leadership positions in several other professional organizations. He serves as a team physician for the Chicago White Sox and Chicago Bulls teams. Dr. Cole earned his medical degree from the University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine and completed his residency in orthopedics at the Hospital for Special Surgery in New York City. His additional training includes a sports medicine fellowship at the University of Pittsburgh.

Dan Cooper, MD (The Carrell Clinic, Dallas).
Dr. Cooper is the head team physician for the Dallas Cowboys and the Dallas Stars. His practice focuses on minimally invasive arthroscopic and reconstructive surgical techniques for the knee and shoulder. Dr. Cooper regularly treats complex knee ligament injuries, including ACL and PCL injuries. In addition to his clinical work, Dr. Cooper is an editorial reviewer for The American Journal of Sports Medicine, the Journal of Sports Medicine, the Journal of Arthroscopic Surgery and the Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery. He is a member of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine and the Arthroscopy Association of North America. Dr. Cooper has also served as a past president of the Texas Society of Sports Medicine. He earned his medical degree from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School in Dallas and completed his residency in orthopedic surgery at the University of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio. Dr. Cooper also completed a fellowship at the Hospital for Special Surgery in New York City.

David Dalury, MD (Towson Orthopaedic Associates, Towson, Md.).
Dr. Dalury is the chief of orthopedic surgery and chief of adult reconstructive surgery at St. Joseph Medical Center in Towson, Md. He recently made a trip to the Dominican Republic to provide medical assistance to the underprivileged as part of Operation Walk Boston. In addition to his clinical practice, Dr. Dalury is an assistant professor at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore and has published several professional articles on topics such as the unicompartmental knee and computer-assisted knee surgery. His current research includes pain studies for total knee replacement and a brake response study for total knee arthroplasties. Dr. Dalury is a member of several professional organizations, including the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, the American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons and The Knee Society. Dr. Dalury earned his medical degree from Dartmouth Medical School in Hanover, N.H., and completed his additional training at Harvard University in Boston.

Douglas A. Dennis, MD (Colorado Joint Replacement, Denver). Dr. Dennis is the co-medical director of Colorado Joint Replacement and director of Operation Walk Denver, a non-profit organization that provides orthopedic services to underserved populations worldwide. He has served as president of the National Knee Society and the American Association of Arthritic Hip and Knee Surgeons. He is also affiliated with the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons and the Orthopedic Research Society. In addition to his practice, Dr. Dennis conducts research in knee replacement and has earned the John Insall Award from The Knee Society for his findings. He is the director of clinical research at the Rocky Mountain Musculoskeletal Research Laboratory in Denver and has held academic appointments at the University of Colorado Health and Sciences Center in Denver. He earned his medical degree from the Medical College of Ohio at Toledo and completed additional training in orthopedic surgery at Ohio State University in Columbus. Dr. Dennis also completed a fellowship in arthritis surgery at the Denver Orthopaedic Clinic.

Lawrence D. Dorr, MD (Good Samaritan Hospital, Los Angeles). Dr. Dorr is founder and medical director of the Dorr Arthritis Institute at Good Samaritan Hospital in Los Angeles and founder of Operation Walk, a national campaign promoting orthopedic surgery for underprivileged populations worldwide In recognition of his work with the campaign, Dr. Dorr has received the Humanitarian of the Year Award from the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons. He has served as president of The Knee Society and The Hip Society and is a founder of the American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons. In addition to his practice, Dr. Dorr also works to develop knee and hip replacement technology and is co-owner of TJO orthopedics. During his career, he has designed several implants, including the Apollo knee replacement and APR hip replacement marketed by Sulzer Orthopedics (now Zimmer in Warsaw, Ind.). His current research focuses on computer navigation and robotic guidance for hip replacements. He has served as a professor at the University of Southern California. Dr. Dorr earned his medical degree from the University of Iowa in Iowa City. He also completed a fellowship at the Hospital for Special Surgery in New York City.

Jason L. Dragoo, MD (Stanford Hospital and Clinics, Redwood City, Calif.). Dr. Dragoo is the head team physician for the Stanford University football program and serves as a team physician for the U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association. In addition to his practice, he is invested in tissue engineering studies focusing on the ability to harvest stem cells for knee surgery. He is also interested in studying treatment for ACL injuries, specifically female ACL tears, and is trialing platelet rich plasma injections. He is a member of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons and has been a North American representative with the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine for the Scientific Exchange program with Europe. Dr. Dragoo earned his medical degree from the University of Arizona College of Medicine and completed his residency at the University of California in Los Angeles. His additional training includes a fellowship at The Steadman Clinic in Vail, Colo.

Neal ElAttrache, MD (Kerlan-Jobe Orthopaedic Clinic, Los Angeles).
Dr. ElAttrache is the head team physician for the Los Angeles Dodgers. He also serves as orthopedic consultant to the Anaheim Mighty Ducks, St. Louis Rams, Los Angeles Lakers, Los Angeles Kings and the PGA Tour. He has a professional interest in treating conditions and injuries of the shoulder, elbow and knee. In addition to his clinical work, Dr. ElAttrache has published articles in several professional journals on sports medicine topics, including arthroscopic surgery and endoscopic ACL reconstruction. He is a member of several professional organizations, including the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, Herodicus Sports Medicine Honor Society and the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine. He currently serves as the chairman of the Kerlan-Jobe Orthopaedic Research Foundation. Dr. ElAttrache earned his medical degree from the University of Pittsburgh, where he also completed his residency in orthopedic surgery. His additional training includes a fellowship in sports medicine at the Kerlan-Jobe Orthopaedic Clinic in Los Angeles.

Burton F. Elrod, MD (Elite Sports Medicine and Orthopaedic Center, Nashville, Tenn.).
Dr. Elrod is the head team physician for the Tennessee Titans and works closely with Lipscomb University athletic teams in Nashville. In the past, he has been affiliated with the Los Angeles Lakers, Los Angeles Dodgers and Los Angeles Kings. He has professional interests in arthroscopic surgery of the knee, shoulder and elbow. During his career, Dr. Elrod has published articles in several professional journals and served editorial appointments with Arthroscopy: The Journal of Arthroscopic and Related Surgery. Dr. Elrod has served as a master clinical instructor of knee and shoulder surgery for the Arthroscopy Association of North America. He is also a member of the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine, International Society for Sports Medicine and the NFL Team Physicians Society. He earned his medical degree from the University of Tennessee, where he also completed his residency. Dr. Elrod’s additional training includes time at the Kerlan-Jobe Orthopaedic Foundation in Los Angeles.

Gerald Engh, MD (Anderson Orthopaedic Clinic, Arlington, Va.).
Dr. Engh has been a pioneer in the development of knee implants through his collaboration with physicians at The Anderson Clinic in Arlington, Va. He was a member of the team that compiled data for tracking hip and knee replacement surgery with the goal of improving surgical outcomes. He is a past president of The Knee Society, fellow with the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons and a member of the American Orthopaedic Society. In addition to his practice, Dr. Engh has served as president of the Anderson Orthopaedic Research Institute, where he is also a director of knee research. Dr. Engh is the co-founder and chairman of the board for Alexandria Research Technologies. He has a professional interest in unicondylar knee arthroplasty, bicondylar knee arthroplasty and total knee arthroplasty. He has published extensively on subjects such as total knee arthroplasty and implant breakage and loosening. Dr. Engh earned his medical degree from the University of Virginia in Charlottesville and completed his residency at Yale-New Have (Conn.) Hospital.

Jack Farr, MD (OrthoIndy, Indianapolis).
Dr. Farr focuses his practice on sports medicine and knee restorations. In addition to his clinical practice, he has designed a meniscal transplant system and a knee realignment system as well as participated as a principle investigator in ongoing cartilage research. Dr. Farr earned his undergraduate degree in bioengineering, which has been useful to him in consultations with a variety of knee and cartilage technology design projects. He regularly performs advanced cartilage restoration techniques, partial and total knee replacements. During his career, Dr. Farr has accepted numerous academic appointments, such as professor at Indiana University Medical Center, and served on the board of the Cartilage Research Foundation. He earned his medical degree from Indiana University in Indianapolis, where he also completed his residency in orthopedic surgery.

Tom Fehring, MD (OrthoCarolina, Charlotte, N.C.).
Dr. Fehring is co-director of the Hip and Knee Center and the director of the adult reconstructive fellowship at OrthoCarolina. He is also the founder of the Doc Martin Sports Medicine Enhancement Foundation at Wake Forest University and director of the transitional care unit at Presbyterian-Orthopaedic Hospital in Charlotte, N.C., where he was recently named the 2010 Physician of the Year. In addition to his practice, Dr. Fehring regularly publishes articles in academic journals on topics such as total knee arthroplasty and knee osteoarthritis. He has received several awards for his research, including The Knee Society’s John Insall Award for outstanding paper in 2010, which covered the evaluation of patellar crepitus after total knee arthroplasty. Dr. Fehring also holds four U.S. patents for his mobile/fixed prosthetic knee systems and enhanced biocompatible implants and alloys. Dr. Fehring is currently the vice president of The Knee Society and the American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons, where he also serves on the board of directors. Dr. Fehring earned his medical degree from the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston and completed his residency at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville, Tenn. His additional training includes a fellowship in adult reconstructive surgery at New England Baptist Hospital in Roxbury Crossing, Mass.

David Fisher, MD (OrthoIndy, Indianapolis).
Dr. Fisher has professional interest in arthroscopic surgery and total joint replacement. He serves as the director of the Total Joint Center of Excellence at the Indiana Orthopaedic Hospital and on the board of directors at OrthoIndy. As a leader in orthopedic and knee surgery, Dr. Fisher is a past president of the Indiana Orthopaedic Research Foundation, where he now serves as a board member. In addition to his practice, Dr. Fisher has authored numerous professional articles, participated in FDA trials and presented his research at national and international medical associations. He earned his medical degree from Indiana University in Indianapolis where he also completed his residency in orthopedic surgery. Dr. Fisher's additional training includes a fellowship in joint implant surgery at St. Anthony Hospital in Columbus, Ohio.

Freddie H. Fu, MD (University of Pittsburgh Medical Center).
Dr. Fu is the chairman of the department of orthopedic surgery at UPMC and the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. He has a worldwide reputation for pioneering surgical techniques for treating sports-related injuries to the knee and shoulder. In addition to his practice, Dr. Fu conducts extensive scientific and clinical research in the biomechanics of knee and shoulder injuries. He was instrumental in establishing the Sports and Preventative Medicine Institute, which is now located in the UPMC Sports Performance Complex. During his career, Dr. Fu has received several faculty appointments from universities in Indiana and established the University of Pittsburgh's sports medicine fellowship program. He is a recipient of the National Athletic Trainers Association President's Challenge Award and now sponsors the NATA New Investigator Award. Dr. Fu earned his medical degree from the University of Pittsburgh, where he also completed his residency in orthopedic surgery.

John Gill, MD (Dallas Sports Medicine Specialists).
Dr. Gill has an expertise in arthroscopic surgery and treatment of knee injuries and disorders. He regularly performs arthroscopic reconstruction for torn ACLs and works with patients who incur meniscal tears or chondromalacisa. He is the founder of Dallas Sports Medicine Specialists. During his career, Dr. Gill has served as a team physician for local school districts and often spends his weekends on the sidelines of football games or at Saturday morning sports injury clinics. He has served as the president of the Texas Orthopaedic Association and on the board of directors for the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons. Dr. Gill earned his medical degree from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School and completed his residency at Parkland Memorial Hospital and Southwestern Medical School in Dallas. He also completed a fellowship in sports medicine and knee surgery at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston.

Thomas J. Gill, IV, MD (Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston).
Dr. Gill is the chief of the sports medicine service at Massachusetts General Hospital and associate professor of orthopedic surgery at Harvard Medical School in Boston. He is the medical director of the Boston Red Sox and the New England Patriots and a team physician for the Boston Bruins. Dr. Gill currently serves as a member of the Team Physician Societies for Major League Baseball, the National Football League and the National Hockey League. He is also the director of the Harvard/MGH sports medicine fellowship program. In addition to his work with professional athletes, Dr. Gill is the co-director of the MGH Orthopedic Bioengineering Laboratory, which conducts research on a variety of knee and shoulder injuries, particularly tissue engineering techniques for joint preservation and cartilage repair. He is also active in studying knee joint biomechanics and ways to optimize knee ligament surgery. His research has been published in several professional journals, including the American Journal of Sports Medicine. Dr. Gill is currently a member of the Herodicus Society for sports medicine surgeons, the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine and a fellow with the American Association of Orthopaedic Surgeons. He earned his medical degree from Harvard Medical School where he also completed his residency in orthopedic surgery. His additional training includes the Maurice E. Muller Scholarship to study reconstructive surgery in Bern, Switzerland and a fellowship in sports medicine and shoulder surgery at the Steadman-Hawkins Clinic in Vail, Colo.

Scott Gillogly, MD (Atlanta Knee and Shoulder Clinic).
Dr. Gillogly serves as chairman of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons committee on sports medicine evaluation and is a fellow with the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine. In his practice, Dr. Gillogly has an emphasis in treating knee, shoulder, elbow and ankle complications. He has delivered several lectures and authored many articles on knee ligament reconstructive surgery and focused on overuse syndromes in athletes. Dr. Gillogly founded the Atlanta Knee and Shoulder Clinic and the subspecialty group, Atlanta Sports Medicine & Orthopaedic Center. In addition to his practice, Dr. Gillogly serves as team physician for Atlanta Thrashers, Atlanta Falcons and numerous local high school sports teams. He has also spent time in the Army Medical Corps as a Lieutenant Colonel where he served as chief of orthopedics at an evacuation hospital during Operations Desert Shield/Storm. Dr. Gillogly earned his medical degree from Duke University School of Medicine in Durham, N.C., and completed his residency in orthopedic surgery at Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Washington, D.C.

E. Marlowe Goble, MD (Salt River Orthopedics, Afton, Wyo.). Dr. Goble holds more than 70 patents and is known for performing one of the first three minimally invasive knee replacement procedures. During his career, he served as lead surgeon for Zimmer on the prosthetic ACL development and as the team physician for Utah State University in Logan. He has co-founded five companies, including MedicineLodge, an orthopedic technology development firm; Facet Solutions, a facet arthroplasty device company; and Frontier Biomedical, a leader in comparative medicine. Dr. Goble also serves as an associate professor at the University of Utah in Salt Lake City. He is affiliated with the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, Association of Arthritic Hip and Knee Surgery and the Arthroscopy Association of North America. Dr. Goble earned his medical degree from Washington University in St. Louis and completed his residency in orthopedic surgery at the University of Utah. He also completed a fellowship at Slocum Clinic in Eugene, Ore.

William L. Griffin, MD (OrthoCarolina, Charlotte, N.C.).
Dr. Griffin is the chairman of the OrthoCarolina Research Institute. He is a member of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons and the American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons. He has lectured nationally and internationally and authored more than 35 publications, including journal articles on topics such as outcome comparisons of partial and full component revision total knee arthroplasty and surgical treatment of flexion contractures after total knee replacement. He has received the Mark Coventry Award from The Knee Society for his participation in research on the premature wear and osteolysis in PFC modular total knees. Dr. Griffin earned his medical degree at the University of Louisville (Ky.) School of Medicine and completed his residency in orthopedic surgery at Carolinas Medical Center in Charlotte. Dr. Griffin also completed a fellowship in reconstructive total joint arthroplasty at the Anderson Orthopaedic Research Institute in Alexandra, Va., and the National Hospital of Orthopaedics and Rehabilitation in Arlington, Va.

Christopher Harner, MD (University of Pittsburgh Medical Center).
Dr. Harner is the chief of the division of sports medicine, fellowship director and medical director at the UPMC Center for Sports Medicine. He has a professional interest in treating ligament and cartilage injuries to the knee. Dr. Harner's research focuses on surgical techniques of the anterior and posterior cruciate ligaments and his research has earned many awards from organizations like the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine and the International Society of Arthroscopy, Knee Surgery and Orthopedic Sports Medicine. He has been named among The Best Doctors in America registry and is acknowledged as a master instructor by the Arthroscopy Association of North America. He has served as president for the Pennsylvania Orthopaedic Society and currently serves on the society's board of directors. In addition to his practice, Dr. Harner serves on the editorial review board for three orthopedic and sports medicine journals. He earned his medical degree at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor and completed his residency at UPMC.

Arlen D. Hanssen, MD (Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minn.).
Dr. Hanssen is the current president of The Knee Society and has served in leadership positions with the Hip Society. He has also served as the vice president of the International Congress for Joint Reconstruction where he gave a presentation on cementless total knee replacement as the future of knee replacements. In addition to his practice, Dr. Hanssen has also published studies about using allograft in revision total knee arthroplasty and co-authored a book on total knee replacement. Dr. Hanssen holds an academic appointment at the Mayo Clinic and published several articles in professional journals. He is affiliated with the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons. Dr. Hanssen earned his medical degree from St. Louis University and completed his residency at the Mayo Clinic.

Jon Henry, MD (Aurora BayCare Orthopedic & Sports Medicine, Green Bay, Wis.).
Dr. Henry has presented his research on sports medicine topics at a variety of national organization meetings. He is a fellow of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons and a member of the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine and the Arthroscopy Association of North America. He has a clinical interest in knee re-alignment, ligament reconstruction and performing various techniques for cartilage transplantation, allograft and autograft cartilage transfers, biologic knee resurfacing and unloading realignment osteotomies. In addition to his practice, Dr. Henry has traveled worldwide to teach surgeons about shoulder and hip arthroscopy as well as knee ligament reconstruction. Dr. Henry has been named as a Press Ganey top performer and has shared his expertise in training programs for sports medicine with the local media. During his career, Dr. Henry has spent time in the U.S. Army Reserve in Afghanistan and Iraq providing his services to U.S. and coalition soldiers as well as limb saving treatment for Afghan civilians. He earned his medical degree from the University of Wisconsin in Madison and completed his residency at SUNY Upstate Medical University in Syracuse, N.Y. Dr. Henry also completed a fellowship in sports medicine at Ohio State University in Columbus.

Aaron Hofmann, MD (University of Utah School of Medicine, Salt Lake City).
Dr. Hofmann is the chief of orthopedics at SLC Veterans Affairs Medical Center. His primary interests include joint replacement surgery and researching bone in-growth, biomechanics and biomaterials. Dr. Hofmann serves as a design surgeon and helps to develop new implants for hip and knee reconstruction, including the Natural-Knee that was designed based on the restoration of anatomy and alignment of the knee joint. He has also published extensively on subjects such as computer navigation in total knee arthroplasty and total knee arthroplasty revision surgery. He is a diplomate of the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery and holds memberships with the American Orthopaedic Association, American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, Society for Arthritic Joint Surgery and The Knee Society. Dr. Hofmann earned his medical degree from the University of Texas in Dallas and completed his residency at Parkland Memorial Hospital in Dallas. Dr. Hofmann also completed a fellowship at Montreal General Hospital in Quebec, Canada.

Chris Kaeding, MD (OSU Sports Medicine, Columbus, Ohio).
Dr. Kaeding is the co-director of OSU Sports Medicine, which he helped establish, and head team physician for the Ohio State University athletic department. He has also served as a team physician for the US Olympic Committee and the national men's and women's basketball teams. In the past, he has served as orthopedic consultant to the Columbus Chill hockey team and head team physician for the Ohio Glory in the World League of American Football. In addition to his work with athletes, Dr. Kaeding also conducts research on topics such as stress fractures, ACL reconstruction and clinical outcome studies. He is a founding member of the Multi-center Orthopaedic Outcomes Network, an NIH funded multi-center ACL reconstruction outcomes research consortium. He is a reviewer for The American Journal of Sports Medicine and Arthroscopy: The Journal of Arthroscopic and Related Surgery. Dr. Kaeding is a member of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, American College of Sports Medicine, Arthroscopy Association of North America and the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine.

Rob LaPrade, MD (The Steadman Clinic, Vail, Colo.).
Dr. LaPrade's expertise is in complex knee disorders, including PCL and ACL reconstructions. He has published more than 100 peer reviewed scientific articles and earned the Excellence in Clinical Research Award from the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine for his research in knee reconstruction. His research into anatomic studies, biomechanical testing and diagnostic technology has contributed to the invention of complex knee surgery techniques. Dr. LaPrade has also served on the editorial boards of the American Journal of Sports Medicine and the Journal of Knee Surgery. Dr. LaPrade is a member of the Arthroscopy Association of North America and the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons. He earned his medical degree from the University of Illinois at Chicago and completed his residency in orthopedic surgery at the Michigan State University Kalamazoo Center for Medical Studies. His additional training includes a fellowship at the Hughston Clinic in Columbus, Ga.

Robert Limoni, MD (Aurora BayCare Orthopedic & Sports Medicine, Green Bay, Wis.). Dr. Limoni has a professional interest in treatment for arthritis, total joint replacement, gender knee and minimally invasive procedures. He is a principle investigator with the Aurora BayCare clinical research department and recently received an innovation award for his work. Dr. Limoni is a member of the research team that has recently completed evaluations of rotator cuff repair and total knee replacements. He earned his medical degree from the Medical College of Wisconsin in Milwaukee and completed his residency at Grand Rapids Medical Education & Research Center and Michigan State University.  

Stephen J. Lombardo, MD (Kerlan-Jobe Orthopaedic Clinic, Los Angeles).
Dr. Lombardo currently serves as a team physician for the Los Angeles Lakers and the Los Angeles Sparks and an orthopedic surgeon consultant for the Los Angeles Dodgers, Los Angeles Kings and Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim. Throughout his career, Dr. Lombardo has served in many leadership positions among professional organizations, including past president of the National Hockey League Team Physicians Society and the National Basketball Association Team Physicians Society. He is a fellow with the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons and a member of the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine, American Orthopaedic Association and the International Arthroscopy Association. He has published extensively in professional journals on several sports medicine topics, including ACL reconstruction in the NBA. He has formerly served as a team physician with the U.S. Olympic Basketball Team and the Harlem Globetrotters. In addition to his clinical work, Dr. Lombardo is an associate professor in the department of orthopedics at the University of Southern California in Los Angeles. He earned his medical degree from the University of Kentucky in Lexington and completed his residency in Orthopaedic Surgery at the USC Medical Center in Los Angeles. Dr. Lombardo also completed a fellowship in sports medicine at the Kerlan-Jobe Orthopaedic Clinic.

Walter Lowe, MD (University of Texas Medical School, Houston). Dr. Lowe is the chairman and professor in the department of orthopedic surgery at the University of Texas Medical School in Houston. He is also the chief of orthopedic surgery and director of the Memorial Hermann Sports Medicine Institute at Memorial Hermann-Texas Medical Center and LBJ General Hospital in Houston. He is the head team physician for the Houston Texans, Houston Rockets and the University of Houston Cougars. Dr. Lowe has a professional interest in ACL and PCL reconstruction, carticel re-implantations and meniscal allograft transplants. In the past, he has served as the chief of sports medicine and director of the Baylor Sports Medicine Fellowship at Baylor Medical School in Houston. Dr. Lowe is a member of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons and a fellow with the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine and the American College of Sports Medicine. He earned his medical degree at the University of Texas Medical School in Houston and completed his residency at Tarrant County Affiliated Hospitals in Fort Worth, Texas. Dr. Lowe’s additional training includes a fellowship at the Kerlan-Jobe Orthopaedic Clinic in Los Angeles.

William Macaulay, MD (Columbia Orthopaedics in New York City).
Dr. Macaulay is chief of the division of adult reconstruction, director of the center for hip and knee replacement and a professor of orthopedic surgery at Columbia University in New York City. In addition to his practice, Dr. Macaulay has conducted several research projects and authored scientific articles for publication. He regularly performs minimally invasive hip and knee procedures when necessary, though he places emphasis on conservative treatment. He has been named among the top doctors in the state by New York Magazine and is associated with several professional organizations, including the American Association of the Hip and Knee and the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons. He earned his medical degree from Columbia University and completed his residency in orthopedic surgery through the musculoskeletal institute at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center. Dr. Macaulay completed a fellowship in adult reconstructive surgery at the Hospital for Special Surgery in New York City.

David Mansfield, MD (El Paso Orthopaedic Surgery Group, El Paso, Texas).
Dr. Mansfield is the president of El Paso Orthopaedic Surgery Group. He serves on the board of councilors for the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons and has been elected president of the Texas Orthopedic Association for 2012-2013. He is also affiliated with the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine and the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgeons. During his career, he has been committed to using evidence-based technologies in his practice. In addition to his clinical practice, he serves as an orthopedic surgeon for several local high school teams. Dr. Mansfield earned his medical degree from Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, where he also completed his residency in orthopedic surgery. His additional training includes a fellowship in sports medicine at Lenox Hill Hospital in New York City.

John T. Mattson, MD (Berkeley Orthopaedic Medical Group, Berkley, Calif.).
Dr. Mattson is a member of the clinical faculty at the University of California San Francisco Medical Center. He has previously served as the chairman of orthopedics at the Student Health Service of the University of California at Berkeley. He has a professional interest in knee arthroscopy and ACL reconstruction. Dr. Mattson regularly employs minimally invasive arthroscopic allografts for ACL reconstruction and has one of the largest series of soft tissue allograft ACL reconstruction in Northern California. He is a member of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons and has served as a consultant for mTuitive's OpNote. Dr. Mattson earned his medical degree from Northwestern University in Evanston, Ill., and completed his orthopedic training at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor.

Brian McKeon, MD (Boston Sports & Shoulder Center).
Dr. McKeon has served as chief medical officer and head team physician for the Boston Celtics for more than nine seasons. He regularly treats athletes at all levels of play and participates in research to advance treatment for knee injuries. Specifically, he participates in studies on articular cartilage restoration and minimally invasive surgical techniques. Dr. McKeon serves as an assistant clinical professor of orthopedics at Tufts University School of Medicine in Boston in addition to his practice. He is affiliated with the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine, Arthroscopy Association of North America and the International College of Repair Society. He earned his medical degree from Georgetown University School of Medicine in Washington, D.C., and completed a residency at the University of Connecticut in Farmington.

Mark Miller, MD (University of Virginia, Charlottesville).
Dr. Miller has a special expertise in complex ligament reconstruction, articular cartilage restoration and meniscal repair. He is the head of the division of sports medicine at the University of Virginia in Charlottesville. In addition to his work with knee surgery, he is known for his work with shoulder replacement and acromioclavicular repair and reconstruction. He has treated several athletes, including Olympians, and serves as team physician for James Madison University in Harrisburg, Va. Beyond his practice, Dr. Miller has authored several peer-reviewed articles for publication. His research interests include the cruciate ligament, meniscus injuries and articular cartilage injuries. Dr. Miller earned his medical degree from the Uniformed Services University Medical School in Bethesda, Md., and completed his residency at Wilford Hall USAF Medical Center. He also completed a fellowship in sports medicine at the University of Pittsburgh.

Tom Minas, MD (Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Boston).
Dr. Minas is not only an attending orthopedic surgeon but also a founder and director of the Cartilage Repair Center at Brigham and Women’s Hospital. He is known as a leader in cartilage repair and has an expertise in autologous chondrocyte implantation. Dr. Minas performed two of the only ACI’s in the hip joint in the United States and designed an interpositional device and patellofemoral joint prosthesis to help osteoarthritic patients avoid total knee replacement. In his practice, Dr. Minas performs arthroscopic knee and hip surgery, joint preserving ostomies and unicompartmental knee replacements. In addition to his practice, Dr. Minas has held an academic appointment at Harvard Medical School in Boston. He earned his medical degree at the University of Toronto Faculty of Medicine, where he also completed his residency in orthopedic surgery. Dr. Minas completed fellowships in trauma and joint reconstruction at Sunnybrook Medical Center in Toronto and Brigham and Women’s Hospital.

James B. Montgomery, MD (Texas Orthopaedic Associates).
Dr. Montgomery served as the Physician to the U.S. Delegation for the 2004 Olympic Games in Athens, head physician for the 1992 Olympic Games in Barcelona, Spain, and spent eight years as the U.S. Olympic Committee's vice chairman of sports medicine. Dr. Montgomery has also served as the president of the Texas Sports Medicine Society and as a team physician for several Olympic sports festivals, including soccer and ice hockey.  He is the head of Texas Orthopaedic Associates and is a clinical professor at the University of Texas Southwestern in Dallas, where he has trained more than 200 surgeons. Dr. Montgomery is a fellow with the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons. He earned his medical degree from UT Southwestern, where he also completed his residency in orthopedic surgery. Dr. Montgomery's additional training includes a fellowship in orthopedic surgery and trauma in Switzerland and a fellowship at the Barton Memorial Hospital in Lake Tahoe, Calif., under Richard Steadman, MD.

Frank Noyes, MD (Cincinnati Sportsmedicine and Orthopaedic Center). Dr. Noyes is the chairman and medical director of the Cincinnati Sportsmedicine and Orthopaedic Center and founder of The Noyes Knee Institute. During his career, he has served as a team physician for the Cincinnati Bengals and on the Olympic Committee Researcher Site. He is a member of many professional organizations, including the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine and the Arthroscopy Association of North America. He is responsible for establishing one of the first sports medicine fellowships in the country and has trained more than 100 orthopedic surgeons. He has been recognized by Best Doctors in America Reference Guide as a top physician. In addition to his practice, Dr. Noyes has published more than 200 studies and has served on the editorial review board for many scientific journals. Dr. Noyes earned his medical degree from George Washington University School of Medicine in Washington, D.C., and completed his residency in orthopedic surgery at the University of Michigan Medical Center in Ann Arbor.

Stephen O'Brien, MD (Hospital for Special Surgery, New York City). Dr. O’Brien is an associate attending orthopedic surgeon at the Hospital for Special Surgery and an associate professor of orthopedic surgery at Weill Medical College in New York City. He has former affiliations with the New York Giants and the New York Racing Association. Dr. O’Brien has an expertise in ACL reconstruction, rotator cuff repair and knee and elbow arthroscopy. During his career, he has served on the board of directors for the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine. His research focuses on revision ACL reconstruction in adolescents and outcomes for total joint replacement. Dr. O’Brien has earned several recognitions for his research, including the Charles S. Neer Award from the American Shoulder & Elbow Society. He earned his medical degree from the University of Virginia School of Medicine in Charlottesville and completed his residency at the Hospital for Special Surgery, where he also completed a sports medicine fellowship.

Richard Parker, MD (Cleveland Clinic).
Dr. Parker was named the chairman of orthopedic surgery at Cleveland Clinic in 2009, where he previously served as the education director of sports health, and is currently the head team physician for the Cleveland Cavaliers. He has a professional interest in treating athletic knee injuries, cartilage injuries, primary knee replacement and total joint replacement. Dr. Parker is a member of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine, Arthroscopic Association of North America and the International Society of Arthroscopic, Knee and Sports Medicine. In addition to his clinical practice, Dr. Parker has served as the principle investigator on more than 12 extramural research grants and authored more than 110 publications. His recent publications include research on topics such as ACL reconstruction and meniscus repair strategies. Dr. Parker earned his medical degree from the Ohio State University College of Medicine and Pubic Health in Columbus and completed his residency at the former Mount Sinai Medical Center in Cleveland. Dr. Parker also completed a fellowship in sports medicine at the Orthopaedic Specialty Hospital in Salt Lake City.    

Michael Lloyd Parks, MD (Hospital for Special Surgery, New York City). Dr. Parks is the current president of the New York State Society of Orthopedic Surgeons and a member of the board of directors with the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons. He is also a member of the American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons. He has been named as one of the New York Super-Doctors by the New York Times Magazine multiple times and to Castle Connolly Medical’s top doctors in New York. Dr. Parks has an expertise in minimally invasive hip and knee replacement surgery and arthroscopy of the knee. During his career, he has served as co-chief of the hip and knee service at Mount Sinai Hospital and chief of the division of orthopedic surgery at North General Hospital, both in New York City. He serves on the editorial board for Techniques in Knee Surgery and as a reviewer for the Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery. He earned his medical degree from the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston and completed his residency at Duke University Medical Center in Durham, N.C. Dr. Parks also completed a fellowship at the Hospital for Special Surgery in New York City.

Lonnie Paulos, MD (Andrews Orthopaedic & Sports Medicine Center). Dr. Paulos holds more than 20 U.S. patents and developed numerous surgical procedures related to these devices. His patents include methods and apparatus for securing a soft tissue graft to the bone during ACL reconstruction and a patella-femoral brace. He is medical director of the Andrews-Paulos Research & Education Institute in Gulf Breeze, Fla. During his career, he has served as the medical director and founding partner of the Orthopedic Specialty Hospital in Salt Lake City. In addition to his clinical practice, he has published articles in many professional journals and served on the editorial boards of the Journal of Sports Traumatology, the American Journal of Sports Medicine and the Clinical Journal of Sports Medicine. Dr. Paulos is a member of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine and the International Society of the Knee. He has worked with athletes at all levels, including the Cincinnati Bengals, Cincinnati Reds and members of the NFL. Dr. Palos earned his medical degree at the University of Utah in Salt Lake City, where he also completed his residency in orthopedic surgery. His additional training includes a clinical fellowship at the Atlanta Sports medicine Foundation in Atlanta.

David Raab, MD (Illinois Bone and Joint Institute, Morton Grove, Ill.). Dr. Raab is a senior partner and founding member of the Illinois Bone and Joint Institute. He has a professional interest in performing total joint replacement and knee arthroscopy as well as working with workers' compensation patients. In addition to his focus on the knee, Dr. Raab also regularly treats patients with shoulder and hip conditions. He is a fellow with the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons and holds an academic appointment with Northwestern University Medical School in Chicago. Dr. Raab earned his medical degree from Northwestern University School of Medicine, where he also completed his residency in orthopedic surgery. Dr. Raab completed a fellowship in sports medicine at the Minneapolis Sports Medicine Center.

Chitranjan Ranawat, MD (Ranawat Orthopaedics, New York City). Dr. Ranawat is a professor of orthopedic surgery at Weill Medical College of Cornell University and an attending physician at the Hospital for Special Surgery, both in New York City. He also serves as director of the Ranawat Orthopaedic Center at Lenox Hill Hospital in New York City, which he established in 1986. His practice focuses on total hip and knee replacements as well as primary and revision total joint surgery. In addition to his practice, he has authored more than 89 publications on knee surgery topics such as the history of total knee replacement. Dr. Ranawat has served in leadership positions of several professional organizations, including president of the orthopedic section of the New York Academy of Medicine, founding president of the American Knee Society and president of the American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons. He is also a member of the American Orthopaedic Association and the Association for Arthritic Hip and Knee Surgery. He has earned the Lifetime Achievement Award from the New York City chapter of the Arthritis Foundation. Dr. Ranawat earned a master of surgery at Vikram University in Indore, India, and completed residencies at St. Peters Hospital and Albany Medical Center, both in Albany, N.Y. He also completed fellowships in hand surgery and orthopedic reconstructive surgery at the Hospital for Special Surgery.

Michael Redler, MD (The Orthopaedic & Sports Medicine Center, Trumbull, Conn.).
Dr. Redler is a founding partner of OSM and is an orthopedic consultant to Major League Lacrosse. He has also served as the head team physician for the athletic department of Sacred Heart University in Fairfield, Conn., and Connecticut’s Bridgeport Bluefish minor league baseball team. In addition to his clinical work, Dr. Redler is a professor for Sacred Heart's athletic training and physical therapy program, and a visiting consultant for The University of Virginia division of hand surgery and sports medicine. During his career, Dr. Redler has published many articles in journals such as Arthroscopy: The Journal of Arthroscopic and Related Surgery and led arthroscopy courses throughout the United States and Europe. The New York Times and other publications have called him for expertise on how athletes can handle sports medicine injuries. He is a fellow of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons and a member of the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine, Arthroscopy Association of North America and the International Society of Arthroscopy Knee Surgery. Dr. Redler earned his medical degree at the University of Connecticut School of Medicine and completed a fellowship in sports medicine and hand surgery at The University of Virginia.

John Richmond, MD (Boston Sports & Shoulder Center).
Dr. Richmond serves as a professor of orthopedic surgery at Tufts University School of Medicine in Boston and maintains an interest in the research and development of tissue engineered ligament and tendon substitute. He has been a member of research teams that received the O'Donohue Sports Injury Research Award and the Cabaud Memorial Basic Science Research Award, both from the American Orthopaedic Society of Sports Medicine. His recent publications include topics such as ACL reconstruction, knee stability and meniscal allograft transplantation. In addition to his clinical work and research, Dr. Richmond is a fellow with the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, where he served as chair of the O/A of the Knee guideline work group. He has also served as the secretary of the Arthroscopy Association of North America and as associate editor of Arthroscopy: The Journal of Arthroscopic and Related Surgery. He is currently the chairman for the sports medical committee of the Massachusetts Interscholastic Athletic Association. Dr. Richmond earned his medical degree at Tufts University School of Medicine, where he also completed his residency in orthopedic surgery.

Michael D. Ries, MD (Arthritis and Joint Replacement Center, San Francisco).
Dr. Ries is chief of the University of California San Francisco arthroplasty service where he regularly treats patients with arthritis in the knee and hip. During his career, he has served as a consultant for the Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery and on the board of directors for the Foundation for the Advancement in Research in Medicine Orthopedics. He has published professional articles on various topics, such as the factors contributing to implant wear and osteolysis in total joint arthroplasty and whole patellar allograft for total knee arthroplasty. He has also served as the chairman of the department of orthopedic surgery at UCSF. Dr. Ries is associated with the Orthopedic Research Society, Association for Hip and Knee Surgery and the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons. He earned his medical degree from Dartmouth Medical School in Hanover, N.H., and completed his residency at North Shore University Hospital in Chicago. Dr. Ries also completed a fellowship at SUNY at Stony Brook (N.Y.) and the University of Colorado in Boulder.

William J. Robb, III, MD (Illinois Bone and Joint Institute, Morton Grove, Ill.). Dr. Robb has performed more than 1,000 computer-assisted knee replacements and has a professional interest in minimally invasive procedures. He holds several academic and professional appointments, including assistant clinical professor at Northwestern University in Chicago and president of Evanston (Ill.) Northwestern Healthcare. Dr. Robb has served in leadership positions with the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons and the Illinois Orthopaedic Society. He has served as president of the American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons and has been recognized as a top doctor by Chicago Magazine for his research in orthopedic surgery. Dr. Robb earned his medical degree from the University of Iowa Medical School in Iowa City, where he also completed his residency in orthopedic surgery.

Richard Scott, MD (Brigham and Women's Hospital, Boston). Dr. Scott is the chief of adult reconstructive services at Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston, where he has previously served as chief of implant service and chief of the joint arthroplasty fellowship program. He is also a professor in the department of orthopedic surgery at Harvard Medical School in Boston. Throughout his career, Dr. Scott has focused on exploring disease processes and operating techniques in arthritic conditions. He has published articles in several professional journals on topics such as the stiffness associated with total knee arthroplasty and unicomparmental knee arthroplasty. Along with writing a textbook titled Total Knee Arthroplasty, Dr. Scott has served on the editorial boards for the Journal of Arthroplasty, the American Journal of Knee Surgery, Clinical Orthopedic and Research and The Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery. He has served as the president of The Knee Society and on the Scientific Advisory Board at ConforMIS, a Burlington, Mass.-based medical device company. Dr. Scott earned his medical degree from Temple University School of Medicine in Philadelphia and completed his residency at Harvard. He also completed a fellowship in orthopedic surgery at Brigham and Women's Hospital.

Thomas Sculco, MD (Hospital for Special Surgery, New York City). Dr. Sculco is the surgeon-in-chief and Korein-Wilson professor of orthopedic surgery at the hospital for Special Surgery. He is also the chairman of the department of orthopedic surgery at Weill Cornell Medical College in New York City. He has written more than 235 academic papers and published articles on several topics, including the economics of arthroplasty and the inflammatory response in total knee arthroplasty patients. His current research revolves around implant design in total knee and hip replacement, blood management and failure mechanisms in joint replacement. Dr. Sculco has received the Arthritis Foundation's Lifetime Achievement Award and been named to New York Magazine's "Best Doctors in New York" list for the past few years. Dr. Sculco earned his medical degree at Columbia University in New York City and completed his residency in orthopedic surgery at the Hospital for Special Surgery.

Joshua Siegel, MD (Access Sports Medicine, Exeter, N.H.).
Dr. Siegel is sports medicine director at Access Sports Medicine & Orthopaedics and a founding member of Northeast Surgical Care in Newington, N.H. He has treated athletes at all levels of play using arthroscopic surgical techniques for the knee, shoulder and elbow. Dr. Siegel is a fellow with the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgeons and a member of the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine, Arthroscopy Association of North America and the Sports Medicine Fellowship Society. During his career, Dr. Siegel has helped bring several types of technologies to his community, including ultrasound guided injections and platelet rich plasma therapy. He is a team physician for the U.S. Ski and Snowboard Team and attends events throughout the world. Dr. Siegel earned his medical degree from the State University of New York at Buffalo and completed his fellowship in sports medicine at the American Sports Medicine Institute in Birmingham, Ala.

Clarence L. Shields, MD (Kerlan-Jobe Orthopaedic Clinic, Los Angeles).
Dr. Shields has served as president of the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine and was nicknamed "Mr. Sportsmedicine" by the organization. Additionally, he is affiliated with the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, International Association of the Knee and the Arthroscopy Association of North America. He has former affiliations with Los Angeles Rams football team, now located in St. Louis, and is currently a neutral physician for the National Football League. In addition to his practice, Dr. Shields has served on the faculty at the University of Southern California and the Charles Drew School of Medicine. He has authored several publications and facilitated more than 200 lectures. He earned his medical degree from Creighton University in Omaha and completed his residency in orthopedic surgery at the University of Southern California in Los Angeles.

K. Donald Shelbourne, MD (Shelbourne Knee Center at Methodist Hospital, Indianapolis).
In addition to performing arthroscopic surgery and knee ligament reconstruction, Dr. Shelbourne has pioneered the contralateral ACL reconstruction, which uses a patellar tendon graft from the non-injured knee for the surgery. He also developed the accelerated ACL reconstruction rehabilitation protocol. His research focuses on advancing surgical treatment and rehabilitation of ACL injuries. Dr. Shelbourne has published more than 150 journal articles and 40 book chapters on his research. He earned The Houghston Award from the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine for his research on posterior cruciate ligament injuries. In addition to his practice and research, Dr. Shelbourne has previously been the team physician for the Indianapolis Colts and currently serves as orthopedic consultant for Purdue University teams in West Lafayette, Ind. In 2000, Dr. Shelbourne was inducted into the Indiana Football Hall of Fame. He earned his medical degree from Indiana University in Indianapolis, where he also completed his residency. Dr. Shelbourne's additional training includes a sports medicine fellowship at the University of Wisconsin in Madison.


Richard Steadman, MD (Steadman Clinic, Vail, Colo.). Dr. Steadman is the co-founder of the Steadman Clinic, (formerly the Steadman Hawkins Clinic) in Vail, Colo. He has treated soccer, football and basketball athletes at all levels, including professional players and Olympians. Dr. Steadman treats only knee disorders, with particular  focus on athletic injuries and degenerative problems of the knee. He has developed surgical and rehabilitation techniques that permit athletes to return to pre-injury competitive levels in their sports. Several of his procedures are now used by surgeons worldwide to treat knee disorders. During his career, Dr. Steadman served as chief physician for the U.S. Ski Team. In addition to his practice, Dr. Steadman founded a non-profit sports medicine institute to conduct research in knee surgery and rehabilitation. He earned his medical degree from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School in Dallas and completed an orthopedic residency at Charity Hospital in New Orleans, LA.

Kevin Stone, MD (The Stone Clinic, San Francisco).
Dr. Stone is chairman of the Stone Research Foundation in San Francisco where physicians conduct research in advanced surgical techniques and tissue regeneration for orthopedic sports medicine. At The Stone Clinic, he treats patients with arthritis, focusing on knee and shoulder injuries. In addition to his practice, he is co-founder of ReGen Biologics, a medical device company focused on meniscus regeneration, and Aperion Biologics, a device xenotransplantation company. Dr. Stone holds more than 50 U.S. Patents on inventions to improve healthcare. During his career, he has been affiliated with the Smuin Ballet, U.S. Ski Team, and the United States Olympic Training Center. Dr. Stone earned his medical degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (N.C.), and completed his residency in orthopedic surgery at Harvard University in Boston. Dr. Stone also completed a fellowship in sports medicine and knee surgery under Richard Steadman, MD.

Michael J. Stuart, MD (Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minn.).
Dr. Stuart's research interests include multi-ligament knee injuries, knee ligament reconstruction and unicompartmental and total knee surgery. He performs osteochondral allograft transplantation and treatment for meniscus injuries. He recently served as a physician for the U.S. Olympic team and is a member of the sports medicine education committee of the American Orthopaedic Society. Dr. Stuart is chief medical officer with the National Hockey League and is a member of the International Ice Hockey Federation. He has certification in ImPACT concussion assessment and management and is a member of the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine. Dr. Stuart is the co-director of the sports medicine center and the vice-chair of orthopedic surgery at the Mayo Clinic. He earned his medical degree from Rush University in Chicago and completed his residency in orthopedic surgery at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn. Dr. Stuart also completed a sports medicine fellowship at the University of Western Ontario.

Tom Thornhill, MD (Brigham and Women's Hospital, Boston).
Dr. Thornhill is the chairman of the department of orthopedic surgery at Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston. His primary research focuses on developing treatment approaches for arthritis and joint damage and he has published extensively on those subjects. His recent publications include topics such as total shoulder arthroplasty and the conversion of failed unicompartmental knee replacement to total knee arthroplasty. During his career, Dr. Thornhill has received several recognitions for his research contributions, including the Marian Ropes Award from the Arthritis Foundation. Along with his practice, Dr. Thornhill serves on the Scientific Advisory Board of the Burlington, Mass.-based medical device company ConforMIS and holds a professorship in the department of orthopedic surgery at Harvard Medical School in Boston. He is also a past-president of The Knee Society. Dr. Thornhill earned his medical degree at Weill Medical College of Cornell University in New York City and completed his residency in orthopedic surgery at Harvard. He also completed a fellowship in total joint replacement at Robert Breck Brigham Hospital in Boston.

Russell Warren, MD (Hospital for Special Surgery in New York City).
Dr. Warren is a surgeon-in-chief with the Hospital for Special Surgery and serves as team physician for the New York Giants. He has expertise in knee and shoulder joint replacement, arthroscopy and ligament reconstruction. In addition to his practice, Dr. Warren is involved in current research studying soft tissue healing and methods to promote cell migration. He has won several awards for his research, including the Neer Award for shoulder research and the O’Donohue Award for sports medicine research from the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine. Dr. Warren was inducted into the AOSSM hall of fame in 2008 and has been named a top physician in New York by New York Magazine. Dr. Warren earned his medical degree from State University of New York at Syracuse and completed his residency at the Hospital for Special Surgery. He also completed a fellowship in shoulder surgery at Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center in New York City.

Edward Wojtys, MD (University of Michigan, Ann Arbor). Dr. Wojtys is the chief medical director of MedSport Sports Medicine Program and associate director of the Bone & Joint Injury Prevention & Rehabilitation Center at the University of Michigan, where he also holds an academic appointment in the department of orthopedic surgery. Dr. Wojtys’ clinical interests include treating knee ligament injuries, knee dislocations, meniscal injuries, degenerative knee joint disease and female knee injury susceptibility. In addition to his practice, Dr. Wojtys regularly conducts research into training and conditioning, sports medicine epidemiology and osteoarthritis of the knee. For his efforts, Dr. Wojtys has been the recipient of the O’Donoghue Sports Injury Research Award from the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine. He earned his medical degree from the University of Michigan, where he also completed his residency in orthopedic surgery. Dr. Wojtys also completed a fellowship in sports medicine at the Cincinnati Sports Medicine and Orthopaedic Center.

David Yasgur, MD (Mount Kisco Medical Group, Katonah, N.Y.). Dr. Yasgur regularly treats patients with arthritis, deformity or other sports or trauma injuries. He is a fellow with the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons and diplomate of the National Board of Medical Examiners. He also is affiliated with the New York State Society of Orthopedic Surgeons and the Westchester County Medical Association. In addition to his practice, Dr. Yasgur conducts research on topics such as total joint replacement. He earned his medical degree from Cornell University Medical College in New York City and completed his residency at the Hospital for Joint Disease in New York City. Dr. Yasgur also completed a fellowship in knee reconstruction and sports medicine at the Install-Scott-Kelly Orthopaedic Institute in New York City.

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