Interventional Orthopedics Foundation names new president-, vice president-elect

Written by Megan Wood | March 01, 2018 | Print  | Email

The Interventional Orthopedics Foundation, which advances the education and accreditation of physicians performing image-guided orthobiologic injections, confirmed two new leaders for 2019-20.

Gerard Malanga, MD, is president-elect and Rahul Desai, MD, is vice president-elect. The two physicians will dive into the administrative parts of the organization this year with the help of Founder Christopher Centeno, MD, Executive Director Nancy Ho and the board of directors, before taking on their new roles.


Board certified in physical medicine and rehabilitation as well as sports and pain management, Dr. Malanga completed his fellowship at Rochester-based Mayo Clinic. He specializes in non-surgically treating orthopedic injuries and musculoskeletal disorders. He serves as head team physician for New Jersey City University and a consultant for the Rutger's University Athletic Department.


Dr. Desai is a musculoskeletal interventional radiologist. He founded Restore PDX Interventional Spine & Sports Medicine, with a business model of collaborative care between the radiology, physiatry, functional medicine and naturopathy fields. He treats tendon and ligament disorders and joint and spine pathology with regenerative biologic injection therapies.


"Our goal is to ensure that IOF moves from a fledgling organization to the unquestioned leader in this new and emerging medical specialty of interventional orthopedics. To do that, we need many great minds and leaders involved at the head of a growing movement," said Dr. Centeno.


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