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  • Seth Lawrence Sherman, MD

    Seth Lawrence Sherman, MD

    Associate Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery at the Stanford University Medical Center

    Current Research and Scholarly Interests My research focuses on ways to augment tissue healing, improve human performance, and prevent musculoskeletal injuries. Approaching these challenges through parallel basic science and clinical pathways, our team works from the ?bedside to the bench and back to the bedside?, identifying areas of clinical need to deliver evidence-based solutions for patients.

    We collaborates with orthopaedic surgeons, non-surgical physicians, and researchers within bioengineering, human performance, and musculoskeletal imaging across the Stanford campus. The team is developing novel methods to accurately record human movement (including wearable technology, phone-based systems), rapid MRI imaging protocols, and exploring the use of biomarkers to track injury and recovery. This research builds on my earlier work, which utilized portable, inexpensive software for Microsoft Kinect to detect knee injury risk in youth athletes performing a drop vertical jump test. The team?s multifaceted goal is: 1) develop innovative methods to screen for injury risk (i.e. youth athlete non-contact ACL), 2) create targeted intervention programs to reduce risk, 3) enhance athletic performance; and 4) improve accuracy of return to play testing following injury/surgery (i.e. clinical evaluation, biomarkers, functional tests, imaging analysis for healing).

    In the laboratory,our team investigates cellular and molecular deficiencies in tissue types including tendon, ligament, articular cartilage, and meniscus. By understanding aberrant pathways leading to tissue injury, they can identify innovative therapeutic targets for intervention. In collaboration with the Genetic Engineering and Synthetic Biology laboratories, Dr. Sherman?s research has explored the role of orthobiologic agents such as platelet rich plasma (PRP) and bone marrow aspirate concentrate (BMAC) for tissue healing in patella tendinopathy (the breakdown of collagen in a tendon). Our lab is also investigating the use of CBD for musculoskeletal applications as an alternative to commonly used local anesthetics and cortisone derivatives. In my earlier work, we researched the cellular toxicity of such applications.

    In addition to basic science research, I have helped to build a Sports Medicine clinical research team that includes several full-time clinical research coordinators, residents, fellows, and students. The team collects prospective outcomes on their patients using a novel data collection platform called Patient IQ. The group is part of the JUPITER study which is the largest, multicenter study ever assembled in patellofemoral instability. They are additionally planning to enroll in FDA-approved clinical studies investigating pioneering strategies for knee cartilage restoration, joint preservation, and orthobiologic injections for osteoarthritis. Recent clinical publications explore outcomes in meniscus preservation and transplantation, medial patellofemoral ligament reconstruction, osteochondral allograft and matrix-induced autologous chondrocyte implantation (MACI), and surgical augmentation using PRP/BMAC. The clinical research team actively reports results of non-surgical and surgical interventions to continue to introduce new knowledge to the field, with the goal of improved patient outcome.

  • Vivian Shih

    Vivian Shih

    Clinical Associate Professor, Orthopaedic Surgery

    Bio Dr. Vivian Shih received her Bachelor of Science with honors and Doctor of Medicine degree from the University of Miami. In 2002, she completed her postgraduate medical training in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at the Feinberg School of Medicine at Northwestern University and the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago (Shirley Ryan Ability Lab). She is board certified in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (PM&R or Physiatry) and specializes in non-surgical management of musculoskeletal disorders, arthritis, gait and balance disorders. She also performs electrodiagnostic testing (EMG/NCS), ultrasound guided joint/soft tissue injections, and platelet rich plasma (PRP) injections. Dr. Shih previously practiced in the New Haven area from 2005 to 2018. She was an Attending Physician at Yale-New Haven Hospital and on faculty at the Yale School of Medicine. Prior to that, she had been practicing at Northwestern University Medical Center and the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago. She has published in the Arthritis and Rheumatism journal, Academy of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation (AAPM&R) online review, Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation journal, and Koopman's Arthritis and Allied Health textbook. She is a member of the AAPM&R, Association of Academic Physiatrists (AAP), and the American Association of Neuromuscular & Electrodiagnostic Medicine (AANEM). At AAPM&R, Dr. Shih is the principle author of the focused online reviews for joint and connective tissue disorders.

  • Jesse Garland Smith

    Jesse Garland Smith

    Affiliate, Orthopaedic Surgery

    Bio Jesse Smith, PA is a physician assistant at Stanford Health Care's Orthopaedic and Sports Medicine Clinic.

  • Robert Lane Smith

    Robert Lane Smith

    Professor (Research) of Orthopedic Surgery, Emeritus

    Current Research and Scholarly Interests Our group is interested in the molecular and cell biology underlying bone and cartilage metabolism in health and disease. Normal daily activities are linked to the ability of the articular cartilage to withstand normal joint forces that may reach 5-7 times body weight and bone homeostasis depends on daily mechanical loading histories.

  • Matthew Smuck, MD

    Matthew Smuck, MD

    Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery at the Stanford University Medical Center

    Current Research and Scholarly Interests I direct the Wearable Health Lab at Stanford, investigating medical applications of mobile technology to improve musculoskeletal and neurologic disease detection, treatment and prevention.

  • Jeremy Stanek

    Jeremy Stanek

    Clinical Assistant Professor, Orthopaedic Surgery

    Bio Dr. Jeremy Stanek is a sports medicine physiatrist who specializes in performing arts medicine, sports medicine, and musculoskeletal medicine. He enjoys treating musicians, dancers, athletes of all abilities, and anyone who wants to become or stay active. He performs diagnostic ultrasound as well as ultrasound-guided and fluoroscopic-guided procedures.

    Dr. Stanek grew up on a small farm near the town of Qulin, Missouri. He received degrees in music performance from the University of Missouri and University of New Mexico and had a career as a professional trumpet player until developing focal dystonia (musicians' dystonia). Wanting to utilize his experience and education as a performer, he chose medicine as his next career. He graduated from the University of Missouri School of Medicine then completed his intern year at the Medical College of Wisconsin, followed by advanced residency training in physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation) at the University of Missouri. In 2018, Dr. Stanek completed a fellowship in sports medicine at Washington University in St. Louis, where he also was a provider in the Medical Program for Performing Artists, treating members of the St. Louis Ballet and his former colleagues in the St. Louis Symphony and community bands and orchestras. He has also provided coverage for a variety of events such as MMA fights, endurance sports events, and was a team physician for Washington University Athletics.

    He conducts research in performing arts medicine and has given numerous conference presentations. Additionally, he enjoys speaking with professional and student musicians/dancers to educate them on arts medicine and avoiding injuries. In his free time, he enjoys working on old cars, baking, and participating in triathlons and other endurance sports.

  • Robert Steffner

    Robert Steffner

    Clinical Assistant Professor, Orthopaedic Surgery

    Bio Dr. Steffner specializes in the evaluation, diagnosis, and treatment of bone and soft tissue tumors in pediatric and adult patients. This includes primary bone and soft tissue sarcomas, locally active conditions such as giant cell tumor, aneurysmal bone cyst, and chondroblastoma, as well as impending and pathologic fractures from metastatic carcinoma, multiple myeloma, and lymphoma. He works closely with the multidisciplinary sarcoma group at the Stanford Cancer Center to provide coordinated, highly specialized treatment strategies.

    Research interests include circulating tumor DNA in bone and soft tissue sarcomas, local drug delivery, establishment of a national bone and soft tissue registry, and collaborative clinical studies on imaging and soft tissue management.

  • Ruopeng (Robin) Sun

    Ruopeng (Robin) Sun

    Physical Sci Res Scientist, Orthopaedic Surgery

    Bio Dr. Sun is the research scientist at the Wearable Health Lab. He received his Ph.D. in Human Performance from Indiana University, MS in mechanical engineering from Stony Brook University. His research focused on using novel technology to study human movement as a function of aging, promote functional independence and enhance quality of life. He is particularly interested in investigating balance/locomotion control and risk of falling among ambulatory populations and translating novel research findings and technology into clinic/community-based settings to enhance healthy independent aging. His recent work utilized machine learning and augmented reality tools to enhance precise and efficient functional mobility assessment.

  • Leah Tapscott, FNP-C

    Leah Tapscott, FNP-C

    Affiliate, Orthopaedic Surgery

    Bio Leah Tapscott, FNP-C is a board certified nurse practitioner, with the Stanford Orthopaedic Surgery department. She graduated with her Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP) degree from Columbia University, and completed an orthopaedic specialty certificate from Duke University. Leah is a Stanford alum, with a degree in human biology, and a former Stanford student-athlete, as a member of the soccer and track and field teams. Her area of clinical practice includes orthopaedic surgery and general orthopaedics, with a focus in sports medicine.

  • Molly Timmerman

    Molly Timmerman

    Clinical Assistant Professor (Affiliated) [Vapahcs], Orthopaedic Surgery - Physical and Rehabilitative Medicine

    Bio Dr. Molly Timmerman is board-certified in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. She is Affiliated Clinical Assistant Professor of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation/Orthopedic Surgery. She practices at Veterans Health Administration in Palo Alto, where she is Medical Director of Regional Amputation Center and the Polytrauma Network Site. She specializes in traumatic brain injury, post-traumatic headache management, and amputation medicine.

  • Michael David Tseng

    Michael David Tseng

    Clinical Assistant Professor, Orthopaedic Surgery

    Bio Michael D. Tseng, MD is an orthopedic spine surgeon who has served the East Bay, Tri-Valley and San Francisco Bay Area for over a decade. After years in private practice, he was recruited to join the Stanford University School of Medicine faculty. He is currently the Spine Section Chief at Stanford Health Care-ValleyCare.

    Dr. Tseng completed his undergraduate training at the University of Michigan, where he earned a degree in Biochemistry with Honors. He then went on to receive his MD at Cornell University in New York, NY. He completed his internship and orthopedic surgery residency at William Beaumont Hospital in Royal Oak, Michigan. He then completed a spinal surgery fellowship at UCSF, where he worked with both orthopedic spine and neurosurgery faculty.

    Dr. Tseng has been an investigator in basic science, biomechanical and clinical research projects. He has presented at national and international spine conferences and published work in peer reviewed spine journals. He is a reviewer for the Spine Journal.

    As a fellowship-trained spine surgeon, Dr. Tseng treats a comprehensive range of injuries and conditions of the spine, including injuries to the neck and back.

    He believes in a conservative approach to treatment and always considers using nonoperative methods before recommending surgery. When surgery is necessary, he uses a caring bedside manner to form a joint treatment plan with his patients. He believes that well-informed patients have the best outcomes. His mission is to empower you with tools for functionality and wellness.

    He approaches surgery with a ?minimalist? approach, doing the least surgery possible to achieve his patient?s objectives. When appropriate, he is skilled using the latest motion sparing surgical techniques such as microsurgical decompression, dynamic stabilization and artificial disc replacement. He has completed advanced training in cervical disc replacements.

    Dr. Tseng is fortunate to work with Christopher Hydock, PA-C, an exceptional and experienced Physician Assistant.

    When Dr. Tseng is not seeing patients, he stays active through personal fitness, running, and golf. He also enjoys cooking and music.

  • Zackary Vaughn, MD

    Zackary Vaughn, MD

    Clinical Assistant Professor, Orthopaedic Surgery

    Current Research and Scholarly Interests Hip Arthroscopy in the Treatment of Femoroacetabular Impingement and Labral Tears
    Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction and Revision Techniques

  • Tim Wang, M.D.

    Tim Wang, M.D.

    Clinical Assistant Professor, Orthopaedic Surgery

    Bio Tim Wang, M.D. is an Orthopaedic Surgeon at Stanford Healthcare specializing in Sports Medicine. Dr. Wang sees patients and performs surgeries at the Stanford Medicine Outpatient Center in Redwood City and Stanford Healthcare in Emeryville.

    Dr. Wang?s clinical expertise includes the management of sports injuries of theknee, shoulder, and elbow using the most innovative arthroscopic and minimally invasive techniques. He has particular interest in knee cartilage regeneration, cartilage transplantation, and knee ligament reconstruction. He also provides comprehensive shoulder care (including rotator cuff tearsand shoulder replacement), as well as treats fractures of the upper and lower extremities.

    Originally from Chicago, Dr. Wang recognized his passion for medicine early in his career and committed to the Honors Program in Medical Education at Northwestern University. He continued his training at the Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. In recognition of his academic achievements, Dr. Wang was elected to the Alpha Omega Alpha honors society and also received his medical degree with Distinction in Research. He completed his orthopaedic surgery residency at Stanford University and went on to pursue subspecialty training in Sports Medicine and Shoulder Surgery at the Hospital for Special Surgery in New York, the top ranked Orthopaedic hospital in the nation. While in New York, he served as the Clinical Fellow for the Brooklyn Nets NBA team and Iona College athletics (NCAA DI MAAC). Dr. Wang has participated in the care of countless collegiate and professional athletes. He currently serves asTeam Physician for Laney College and Merritt College in Oakland.

    FOR MORE INFORMATION, PLEASE GO TO: www.timwangmd.com

  • Malinda Whitney, MSN, RN, AGACNP-BC

    Malinda Whitney, MSN, RN, AGACNP-BC

    Affiliate, Orthopaedic Surgery

    Bio Malinda Whitney, MSN, RN, AGACNP-BC, is an advanced practice provider who specializes in Orthopedics. She graduated with her Adult Gerontological Acute Care Nurse Practitioner (AGACNP) degree at the University of South Alabama. Malinda Whitney also completed an orthopedic fellowship program at Duke University School of Nursing. Her area of expertise is orthopedics, specializing in disorders of the foot and ankle.

  • Fan Yang

    Fan Yang

    Associate Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery and of Bioengineering

    Current Research and Scholarly Interests Our research seeks to understand how microenvironmental cues regulate stem cell fate, and to develop novel biomaterials and stem cell-based therapeutics for tissue engineering and regenerative medicine. Our work spans from fundamental science, technology development, to translational research.We are particularly interested in developing better therapies for treating musculoskeletal diseases, cardiovascular diseases and cancer.

  • Yunzhi Peter Yang

    Yunzhi Peter Yang

    Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery

    Current Research and Scholarly Interests Yang lab's research interests are in the areas of bio-inspired biomaterials, medical devices, and 3D printing approaches for re-creating a suitable microenvironment for cell growth and tissue regeneration for musculoskeletal disease diagnosis and treatment, including multiple tissue healing such as rotator cuff injury, orthopedic diseases such as osteoporosis and osteonecrosis, and orthopedic traumas such as massive bone and muscle injuries.

  • Jeffrey Yao, MD

    Jeffrey Yao, MD

    Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery at the Stanford University Medical Center

    Current Research and Scholarly Interests 1. Minimally invasive and arthroscopic treatment alternatives for common hand and wrist disorders
    2. Biologic augmentation of tendon repair strategies utilizing stem cells

  • Liming Zhao

    Liming Zhao

    Affiliate, Orthopaedic Surgery

    Bio Dr. Zhao is currently a visiting postdoctoral scholar at Stanford University. He received his MD degree from Tongji Medical College, Huazhong University of Science and Technology in 2018.

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