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  • Geoffrey Abrams, MD

    Geoffrey Abrams, MD

    Assistant Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery at the Stanford University Medical Center

    Current Research and Scholarly Interests Dr. Abrams' research is focused on elucidating the pathobiology behind tendinoapthy and developing new treatment modalities for the disease. Specifically, his team is studying the role of micro-RNA as it relates to chronic inflammation and stem cell differentiation in the development and perpetuation of chronic tendinopathy.

  • Derek F. Amanatullah, M.D., Ph.D.

    Derek F. Amanatullah, M.D., Ph.D.

    Assistant Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery at the Stanford University Medical Center

    Bio Dr. Amanatullah specializes in hip and knee replacements for individuals with osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, infectious arthritis and avascular necrosis. He also performs revision surgeries of knee and hip implants with problems.

  • Christopher Beaulieu M.D., Ph.D.

    Christopher Beaulieu M.D., Ph.D.

    Professor of Radiology (Musculoskeletal Imaging) and, by courtesy, of Orthopaedic Surgery at the Stanford University Medical Center

    Current Research and Scholarly Interests Informatics and image processing techniques that provide infrastructure for diagnosis in musculoskeletal imaging. Decision support for improving accuracy of bone tumor diagnosis. Improved methods for MRI in the musculoskeletal system.

  • Michael J. Bellino, MD

    Michael J. Bellino, MD

    Clinical Associate Professor, Orthopaedic Surgery

    Current Research and Scholarly Interests Dr. Bellino also serves as Clinical Associate Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery with specialty interest in hip and pelvis reconstruction. His areas of clinical expertise include: pelvis and acetabulum fractures, periarticular and long bone fractures, malunions and nonunions, hip arthritis, hip dysplasia, and femoro-acetabular impingement. His research interests focus on anatomy and biomechanics of the hip and pelvis as well as surgical treatments for disorders of the hip.

  • Nidhi Bhutani

    Nidhi Bhutani

    Associate Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery

    Current Research and Scholarly Interests The long-term goal of our research is to understand the fundamental mechanisms that govern and reprogram cellular fate during development, regeneration and disease.

  • Julius Bishop, MD

    Julius Bishop, MD

    Associate Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery at the Stanford University Medical Center

    Current Research and Scholarly Interests Dr. Bishop specializes in treating fractures of the upper extremity, lower extremity, pelvis and acetabulum as well as the management of post-traumatic problems including malunion, nonunion and infection.

    He received his undergraduate and medical school degrees from Harvard University and went on to complete the Harvard Combined Orthopaedic Surgery Residency Program. He pursued his subspecialty training in Orthopaedic Traumatology at the world-renowned Harborview Medical Center in Seattle, Washington.

    His research interests include applying decision analysis models to orthopaedic trauma problems, studying clinical outcomes after musculoskeletal injury, orthopaedic biomechanics, the basic science of fracture healing, and evaluating new strategies and techniques in fracture surgery.

  • Thomas Jefferson Blumenfeld

    Thomas Jefferson Blumenfeld

    Clinical Associate Professor, Orthopaedic Surgery

    Bio Dr. Blumenfeld is a board-certified, fellowship-trained orthopaedic surgeon with a clinical focus on primary and revision hip and knee joint replacement surgery. He is a clinical associate professor of orthopaedic surgery at Stanford University School of Medicine.

    Dr. Blumenfeld has performed more than 4,000 knee and hip replacement procedures. His expert technique, comprehensive experience, and careful attention to detail enable him to excel at both first-time and revision procedures. Over the course of his career, he has achieved and maintained a complication rate well below the national average.

    He listens empathetically to all patients, seeking to understand the impact their condition has on their daily activities. He prepares a personalized treatment plan that corresponds to the needs of each patient.

    In every case, Dr. Blumenfeld?s treatment goals are to help relieve pain, enhance function, and improve quality of life. He seeks to assure even firsttime patients that he is committed to helping them fully understand both their diagnosis and recommended treatment, as well as timeframe for recovery.

    All patients follow-up at regular intervals for clinical and X-ray evaluations following surgery. Dr. Blumenfeld encourages patients to visit him at least once every two years for a preventive care evaluation.

    In addition to delivering clinical care, Dr. Blumenfeld conducts extensive research. He has been a principal investigator on clinical trials of new hip replacement systems. He was also a clinical investigator testing a robotic surgical system for total hip arthroplasty procedures. The team that developed this breakthrough received the prestigious Computerworld Smithsonian Award for Innovation in the Arts and Sciences for Medicine. As a pioneer in robotic surgery, Dr. Blumenfeld selectively uses computer-aided navigation technology for planning and performing surgical procedures.

    Most recently, Dr. Blumenfeld?s research has focused on how to help surgeons reduce complication rates. He is actively investigating how the long termcost of hip and knee replacement procedures may vary depending on how early a patient¬ is diagnosed and treated.

    He has authored dozens of articles on advanced surgical techniques for hip and knee arthroplasty, new materials for surgical implants, prevention of surgery-related infection, and other topics. His work has appeared in publications including Clinical Orthopaedics and Related Research, Journal of Arthroplasty, the Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery, Hip International, and others. In addition to authoring book chapters on primary and revision hip replacement surgery, Dr. Blumenfeld has written a book that shares his perspective on managed care and physician-patient communication.

    He serves on the editorial boards of the Journal of Arthroplasty, Arthroplasty Today, and Clinical Orthopaedics and Related Research and is CME editor for Arthroplasty Today. He has been a member of the Adult Reconstruction?Knee Program Subcommittee and Hip Program Subcommittee for the Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons.

    Dr. Blumenfeld has given presentations on advances in joint replacement surgery at the American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons Annual Meeting, American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons Annual Meeting, and other conferences.

  • Eugene Carragee, MD

    Eugene Carragee, MD

    Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery at the Stanford University Medical Center

    Current Research and Scholarly Interests Dr. Carragee's research interests lie in outcomes assessment of surgical and rehabilitative treatment for cervical and lumbar intervertebral disk herniation; diagnosis and treatment of spine infections, instrumentation of the degenerative spine and spinal deformities and low back pain syndromes, pain and pain management.

  • Charles Chan

    Charles Chan

    Clinical Assistant Professor, Orthopaedic Surgery

    Current Research and Scholarly Interests Dr. Chan's research interests include identifying risk factors for growth plate injuries during ACL reconstruction, developing new strategies to prevent pediatric sports injuries, and clinical outcomes of surgical reconstructions in the pediatric athlete.

  • James Chang, MD

    James Chang, MD

    Johnson and Johnson Professor of Surgery and Professor, by courtesy, of Orthopaedic Surgery at the Palo Alto Veterans Affairs Health Care System

    Current Research and Scholarly Interests My role in research is to apply novel advances in tissue engineering and microsurgery to the clinical problems of hand trauma, peripheral nerve injuries, and congenital hand problems. I am interested in developing new tissues and techniques that will allow optimal reconstruction of form and function to those patients requiring reconstructive surgery.

  • Ivan Cheng, MD

    Ivan Cheng, MD

    Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery and, by courtesy, of Neurosurgery at the Stanford University Medical Center

    Current Research and Scholarly Interests Dr. Cheng's research interests lie in the biologic enhancement of spinal fusions, molecular techniques of intervertebral disc regeneration, and techniques of spinal instrumentation. For more information, please go to http://www.ivanchengmd.com.

  • Emilie Cheung, MD

    Emilie Cheung, MD

    Associate Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery at the Stanford University Medical Center

    Current Research and Scholarly Interests Pyrocarbon humeral head replacement
    Clinical outcome after shoulder replacement
    Clinical outcome after elbow replacement
    Clinical outcomes following complex reconstruction of the shoulder and elbow,
    Bone mineral density in the shoulder,
    3D kinematics of the shoulder girdle after arthroplasty

  • Loretta Chou, MD

    Loretta Chou, MD

    Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery at the Stanford University Medical Center

    Current Research and Scholarly Interests I am a Board Certified Orthopaedic Surgeon, subspecializing in Disorders of the Foot and Ankle. My clinic offers diagnosis and treatment of deformities and acute injuries of the foot and ankle.


    My research interests include: rupture and tendinitis of the Achilles tendon, osteochondral defects of the talus, Total Ankle Arthroplasty, arthrodesis (fusion) of the foot and ankle, open fractures treated with operations, and anatomy of the foot and ankle.

  • Constance Chu, MD

    Constance Chu, MD

    Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery (Sports Medicine) at the Palo Alto Veterans Affairs Health Care System

    Bio Dr. Constance R. Chu is Professor and Vice Chair Research, in the Department of Orthopedic Surgery at Stanford University. She is also Director of the Joint Preservation Center and Chief of Sports Medicine at the VA Palo Alto. Previously, she was the Albert Ferguson Endowed Chair and Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery at the University of Pittsburgh. She is a clinician-scientist who is both principal investigator of several projects funded by the National Institutes of Health and who has been recognized as a Castle-Connelly/US News and World Report ?Top Doctor? in Orthopedic Surgery as well as on Becker?s list of Top Knee Surgeons in the United States. Her clinical practice focuses on the knee: primarily restoration and reconstruction of the ACL, menisci and cartilage. She graduated from the U.S. Military Academy at West Point and earned her medical degree from Harvard Medical School.

    As Director of the multi-disciplinary Joint Preservation Center structured to seamlessly integrate the latest advances in biologics, mechanics, and imaging with comprehensive patient centered musculoskeletal and orthopedic care, Dr. Chu aims to develop a new model for health care delivery, research and education with an emphasis on health promotion and prevention. Cornerstones of this program include teamwork and a focus on personalized medicine. A central goal is to transform the clinical approach to osteoarthritis from palliation to prevention. In addition to optimizing clinical operations, outstanding research is critical to developing more effective new treatments. Towards this end, Dr. Chu is leading innovative translational research from bench to bedside in three main areas: quantitative imaging and biomarker development for early diagnosis and staging of joint and cartilage injury and degeneration; cartilage tissue engineering and stem cell based cartilage repair; and molecular and biological therapies for joint restoration and joint rejuvenation. Her research efforts have led to more than 30 professional awards and honors to include a Kappa Delta Award, considered to be the highest research honor in Orthopedic Surgery.

    Dr. Chu also regularly holds leadership and committee positions in major professional organizations such as the American Association of Orthopedic Surgeons (AAOS) and the American Orthopedic Association (AOA). In her subspecialty of Orthopedic Sports Medicine, she is a past President of the Forum Sports Focus Group, a member of the Herodicus Society of leaders in Sports Medicine, and immediate past Chair of the American Orthopedic Society for Sports Medicine (AOSSM) Research Council. She is alumnus of the AOA American, British, Canadian (ABC) and the AOSSM Traveling Fellowships.

  • Margaret Cooke, MD

    Margaret Cooke, MD

    Clinical Assistant Professor, Orthopaedic Surgery

    Bio Dr. Cooke is a clinical assistant professor in the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at Stanford University School of Medicine. She has a strong clinical interest in hand, wrist, and elbow surgery for adult and pediatric patients. She is dual fellowship trained in Hand & Upper Extremity Surgery and Pediatric & Congenital Hand Surgery.

    As an orthopaedic surgeon, Dr. Cooke?s goal is to alleviate pain and improve hand, wrist, and elbow function so that her patients can return to the activities they enjoy. Her primary clinical interests are nerve compression (carpal tunnel), nerve injuries (traumatic/lacerations), joint instability/arthritis (degenerative conditions of the hand wrist and elbow), sports/athletic injuries, fracture care, and pediatric & congenital conditions of the hand and upper extremity.

    Dr. Cooke utilizes a multi-disciplinary approach in order to provide comprehensive care for each patient. She works closely with colleagues from oncology, radiology, physical therapy, and other specialties. Her team includes certified hand therapists, cast technicians, medical assistants, and patient care coordinators. Together, Dr. Cooke and her team are committed to providing the best possible care for patients.

    She invites patient referrals as early as possible when an upper extremity problem is suspected. She ensures a trusting relationship with referring physicians (whether primary care providers or specialists) by staying in communication so they understand and are comfortable with her recommendations.

    In addition to patient care, Dr. Cooke has enjoyed contributing to her field through research. Among Dr. Cooke?s clinical research interests is fracture healing, including gene expression following administration of medication to stimulate bone repair. She has authored articles on topics like infection prediction and pain management after surgical repair of fractures. Her work has appeared in the Journal of Orthopaedic Trauma, Journal of Orthopaedic Research, Osteoarthritis & Cartilage, Spine, and Transplantation. She also co-wrote the chapter ?The History of Carpal Tunnel? for the textbook Carpal Tunnel Syndrome and Related Median Neuropathies.

    Dr. Cooke?s honors include a Howard Hughes Research Fellowship, an Outstanding Chief Resident Research Award, and recognition for authoring one of the top ten Foot & Ankle research papers at the 2016 American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons conference.

    In addition to her practice in the U.S., Dr. Cooke has traveled abroad as a physician volunteer to provide surgical services in underserved areas where there is no access to hand surgery specialists. In partnership with the surgeon-founded nonprofit organization Touching Hands, she has performed hand surgeries on adult and pediatric patients in Honduras. Dr. Cooke also has traveled with Shriners Hospital to treat children in Davao, Philippines.

  • Catherine Curtin

    Catherine Curtin

    Professor of Surgery (Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery) and, by courtesy, of Orthopaedic Surgery at the Stanford University Medical Center

    Current Research and Scholarly Interests Maintaining and optimizing upper limb function in people with spinal cord injury and other nerve disorders.
    Improving pain and general well being after severe hand injuries.
    Improving treatment and recognition of pain.

  • Scott L. Delp, Ph.D.

    Scott L. Delp, Ph.D.

    James H. Clark Professor in the School of Engineering, Professor of Bioengineering, of Mechanical Engineering and, by courtesy, of Orthopaedic Surgery

    Current Research and Scholarly Interests Experimental and computational approaches to study human movement. Development of biomechanical models to analyze muscle function, study movement abnormalities, design new medical products, and guide surgery. Imaging technology development including MRI and microendoscopy. Biomedical technology development.

  • Joseph P. Donahue

    Joseph P. Donahue

    Clinical Assistant Professor, Orthopaedic Surgery

    Bio Dr. Donahue is a Board Certified Orthopaedic Surgeon with Subspecialty Certification in Orthopaedic Sports Medicine. He is fellowship trained and specializes in Arthroscopic and Minimally Invasive Reconstructive Surgery of the Shoulder and Knee, and Sports Medicine.

    Dr. Donahue received his undergraduate degree from Stanford University and his Doctor of Medicine from Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons. He completed his residency in Orthopedic Surgery at St. Luke?s-Roosevelt Hospital Center (NYC), Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center (NYC), and the Alfred I. duPont Institute (DE), and went on to a fellowship in Orthopedic Sports Medicine at the Stanford/SOAR Sports Medicine Fellowship Program.

    Dr. Donahue?s interests include arthroscopic surgery of the shoulder and knee. He specializes in anterior cruciate ligament injuries, shoulder instability, and rotator cuff tears. He has done research on both shoulder instability and rotator cuff tears and has developed new techniques and medical devices for rotator cuff and all soft tissue repairs. He has started and actively serves on the medical advisory board for several surgical device companies and continues to design new surgical devices for arthroscopic procedures. He has authored several device patents and journal articles.

    Dr. Donahue has been a member of the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons and a Diplomat of the American Board of Orthopedic Surgery. He is also member of the Arthroscopy Association of North America, the American Orthopedic Society of Sports Medicine, the California Orthopedic Association, The International Knee Society, the California Medical Association, and the Santa Clara Medical Society.

    Dr. Donahue has served as the Program Director of the SOAR Orthopedic Sports Medicine Fellowship Program. He has served as the Director of Santa Clara University?s Sports Medicine Program and the Head Team Physician for all of Santa Clara University?s athletic teams, a team physician for the San Francisco 49ers, the San Francisco Giants, the Stanford Athletic Department, and many other area collegiate and high school teams.

  • Brady Evans, MD, MBA

    Brady Evans, MD, MBA

    Clinical Assistant Professor, Orthopaedic Surgery

    Bio Dr. Evans is an orthopaedic surgeon and a clinical assistant professor of orthopaedic surgery specializing in the treatment of hand and upper extremity conditions. He has extensive training in the full range of orthopaedic treatment approaches, from noninvasive strategies to the most advanced surgical procedures, including peripheral nerve and microvascular surgery.

    Among the wide spectrum of conditions that Dr. Evans treats are joint, ligament, and tendon injuries; nerve and vessel disorders; all forms of arthritis; fractures; carpal and cubital tunnel syndrome; and, pediatric and congenital disorders of the hands and upper extremities.

    Implementing a comprehensive patient treatment plan usually involves multiple specialists. Dr. Evans collaborates with other team members such as spinal care specialists, rheumatologists, plastic surgeons, and physical and occupational therapists. He also closely coordinates treatment and follow-up with the primary care physicians and emergency medicine physicians, as well as other orthopaedic specialists, who refer patients for his specialized care.

    For every patient he sees, he develops a personalized plan of care emphasizing the most conservative treatment possible. The goal of each patient?s care plan is to precisely diagnose the condition, relieve symptoms that may include pain and immobility, and restore use of the affected hand or limb as safely and quickly as possible.

    The opportunity to treat diverse, complex conditions from start to finish and help patients return to functionality and mobility are among the key reasons Dr. Evans chose to practice orthopaedic surgery. To help advance his specialty through innovative research initiatives, Dr. Evans has investigated applications of frontier technology such as virtual reality and artificial intelligence to enhance patient care and education. His research interests also include the management of distal radius fractures, surgical decision-making, and costs and outcomes of orthopaedic surgical procedures.

    As an author, Dr. Evans has published articles in numerous journals including the Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery, Journal of Pediatric Orthopaedics, Archives of Surgery, Current Reviews in Musculoskeletal Medicine, and others. Article topics range from clinical issues to the financial aspects of care. He also has contributed textbook chapters as the primary author of ?Fractures of the Distal Radius and Ulna? in Rockwood and Green?s Fractures in Adults, 9th edition and as an author of ?Carpal Tunnel Syndrome After Fractures and Other Trauma? in the 2017 edition of the guide Carpal Tunnel Syndrome. In addition, he is a reviewer for HAND, the official journal of the American Association for Hand Surgery, and for the Journal of Hand Surgery Global Online.

    Dr. Evans makes scientific presentations at major national conferences on a variety of topics: resident education, virtual reality in health care, plus various aspects of clinical care.

    He has won honors and recognition for his research and scholarship, including the Richard J. Smith Award from Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School for the best clinical/translational paper presentation.

    Dr. Evans is board-eligible with the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery and a member of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons and American Society for Surgery of the Hand.

  • Gary S. Fanton, MD

    Gary S. Fanton, MD

    Clinical Professor, Orthopaedic Surgery

    Current Research and Scholarly Interests Dr. Gary Fanton is the Chief of the Section of Sports Medicine at Stanford’s Department of Orthopedic Surgery. His practice primarily involves the diagnostic evaluation and treatment of sports and trauma-related injuries of the upper extremity, knee, and ankle. He is Board Certified by the American Board of Orthopedic Surgery and is currently the Team Physician in Orthopedics for the San Francisco 49ers. Dr. Fanton's past experience includes positions as team orthopedist for the San Francisco Giants, company physician for the San Jose Ballet, head team orthopedist for Stanford University football and basketball, and team orthopedist for Stanford’s additional 29 varsity sports. He co-founded the SOAR clinic where he was an active partner in private practice since 1983. He holds a B.S. degree from the University of Michigan and M.D. degree from the Medical College of Wisconsin.

    Dr. Fanton's special interests include arthroscopic surgery of the knee and shoulder...specifically, injuries to the anterior cruciate ligament of the knee, cartilage injuries, rotator cuff tears, and shoulder instability. He has done extensive research on knee ligament tears, explored new techniques for shoulder stabilization and tendon repair, and he utilizes state-of-the-art surgical procedures to enhance rehabilitation and recovery after surgery. He is frequently asked to be a guest lecturer both nationally and internationally on these and other sports-medicine related topics. He has also authored dozens of articles on sports injuries and new surgical techniques.

    Dr. Fanton was a co-founder and board member of Oratec Interventions, a medical device start-up for minimally invasive spine and joint procedures that went public in April, 2000, which was subsequently purchased by Smith-Nephew in 2002. He actively serves on the medical advisory board for several public and private surgical device companies in the Orthopedic industry and he continues to design and develop unique surgical devices for minimally invasive surgery. He has co-authored several device patents and has several others pending.

    Dr. Fanton has been a member in good standing with the American Academy of Orthopedic surgeons since 1985 and he is a Diplomat of the American Board of Orthopedic Surgery. He is also member of the Orthopedic Research Society, NFL Team Physicians Society, the American Orthopedic Society of Sports Medicine, The International Knee Society, International Cartilage Repair Society, and a founding member of the International Musculoskeletal Laser Society.

  • Kara Flavin, MD

    Kara Flavin, MD

    Clinical Assistant Professor, Orthopaedic Surgery

    Current Research and Scholarly Interests Current research interest is stroke recovery, including use of virtual reality and robotics for post-stroke rehabilitation.

  • Michael Fredericson, MD

    Michael Fredericson, MD

    Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery at the Stanford University Medical Center

    Current Research and Scholarly Interests My research focuses on the etiology, prevention, and treatment of overuse sports injuries in athletes and lifestyle medicine practices for improved health and longevity.

  • Michael T. Freehill, MD, FAOA

    Michael T. Freehill, MD, FAOA

    Clinical Instructor, Orthopaedic Surgery

    Bio Dr. Freehill is a board-certified, double fellowship-trained specialist in orthopaedic surgery with a sub-specialty certification in sports medicine. His concentration is in shoulder and elbow. Dr. Freehill is a team physician for the Stanford University athletics program and head physician for the Stanford University baseball team. Dr. Freehill also teaches in the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at Stanford University School of Medicine.

    Dr. Freehill?s practice focuses on all shoulder conditions. He treats rotator cuff tears, shoulder instability, shoulder arthritis, sports shoulder, arthopathy, complex shoulder pathology, and sports-related shoulder injury. In addition, he is also passionate about sports- related elbow injuries, with an emphasis on thrower?s elbow.

    Professional and amateur athletes, as well as non-athletes, come to Dr. Freehill for expert care. His sports medicine training and specialization in shoulder replacement procedures enable him to treat patients across the lifespan. Depending on factors including the patient?s condition and occupation, he may recommend treatment ranging from non-operative solutions (such as physical therapy) to cutting-edge biologics procedures or complex surgery.

    In addition to his positions within the Stanford University athletics program, Dr. Freehill serves as assistant team physician for the Oakland A?s. Previously, he was a team physician for the Detroit Tigers and the Winston-Salem Dash (affiliated with the Chicago White Sox); he assisted with the Baltimore Orioles. He has also served as Director of Sports Medicine for Wake Forest University Athletics.

    As director of the imminent Stanford Performance and Pitching Lab, Dr. Freehill draws on his previous experience as a professional baseball player to help athletes of all skill levels. In the lab, he conducts cutting edge research on the biomechanics of overhead throwers in order to support advances in throwing performance. He has conducted a study on pitch counts in adolescent players funded by Major League Baseball. Dr. Freehill was also awarded a research grant from the National Institutes of Health to investigate stromal vascular fractionated mesenchymal cells and their potential for healing rotator cuff tendon tears.

    Dr. Freehill has pioneered the use of some of the latest techniques and technology for leading-edge care. Among the advanced technologies he utilizes is a virtual reality (VR) system that enables him to perform a simulated shoulder arthroplasty procedure prior to entering the operating room with a patient. The system also enables him to predict and order customized implants if needed, which is believed to enable a more positive outcome for patients.

    Peer-reviewed articles authored by Dr. Freehill explore rotator cuff injuries, shoulder arthroplasty, baseball-related injuries and performance interests, and more. His work has been featured in the American Journal of Sports Medicine, the Orthopedic Journal of Sports Medicine, Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery, Arthroscopy, and elsewhere. He has written numerous book chapters and made over 200 presentations at conferences around the world.
    Dr. Freehill?s honors include an Orthopaedic Residency Research Award while at Johns Hopkins University. He is also a Neer Award winner, denoting the highest research award selected annually by the American Shoulder and Elbow Society.

    Currently, he serves on the Medical Publishing Board of Trustees for the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine. He is a member of the American Orthopaedic Association, and the Major League Baseball Team Physician Association. He is a committee member for the American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons Society, International Congress of Arthroscopy and Sports Traumatology, the Arthroscopy Association of North America, and the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons.

  • James Gamble

    James Gamble

    Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery at the Stanford University Medical Center

    Current Research and Scholarly Interests Clinical research involving pediatric orthopedics; gait, and motion analysis; cost effectiveness analysis; growth mechanisms

  • Michael Gardner

    Michael Gardner

    Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery at the Stanford University Medical Center

    Current Research and Scholarly Interests Dr. Gardner?s investigative program during his academic career has involved a two-pronged approach, including both clinical and basic research. Prior to joining the Orthopaedic Department at Stanford, he was the Director of the Orthopaedic Trauma Research Program at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, MO. During his tenure as Director, he organized a highly productive and efficient research program. This resulted in publication of many scientific manuscripts, and numerous ongoing multicenter and single center trials that remain active.

    Throughout his career, he has published over 100 peer-reviewed original scientific manuscripts, in addition to over 50 invited manuscripts, brief reports, and review papers. He has edited two published text books, is currently editing two more books, and has co-authored over 30 book chapters. His goals include continuing to be highly active in both clinical and basic research, and to continue attaining grant funding to support this work.

  • Nicholas Giori MD, PhD

    Nicholas Giori MD, PhD

    Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery at the Palo Alto Veterans Affairs Health Care System

    Current Research and Scholarly Interests Osteoarthritis
    Medical Device Development

  • Stuart Goodman, MD, PhD

    Stuart Goodman, MD, PhD

    The Robert L. and Mary Ellenburg Professor in Surgery and Professor, by courtesy, of Bioengineering

    Current Research and Scholarly Interests As an academic orthopaedic surgeon, my interests center on adult reconstructive surgery, arthritis surgery, joint replacement, biomaterials, biocompatibility, tissue engineering, mesenchymal stem cells. Collaborative clinical, applied and basic research studies are ongoing.

  • James Huddleston, MD

    James Huddleston, MD

    Associate Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery at the Stanford University Medical Center

    Current Research and Scholarly Interests My primary research interests include: arthritis, clinical outcomes of primary and revision hip and knee replacement surgery, biomaterials, the design of hip and knee implants and instrumentation, and the delivery of health services related to hip and knee replacement.

  • Lisa Huynh

    Lisa Huynh

    Clinical Assistant Professor, Orthopaedic Surgery

    Bio Dr. Huynh is an interventional spine physiatrist at the Stanford University Spine Center, where she specializes in the comprehensive conservative management of spine disorders. She earned her medical degree from Albert Einstein College of Medicine and completed a Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation residency at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, where she served as Chief Resident. She then went on to fulfill a fellowship in Interventional Spine at Stanford University. She specializes in non-operative spine and musculoskeletal care, including fluoroscopic and ultrasound guided procedures.

  • Steven S Isono

    Steven S Isono

    Clinical Professor, Orthopaedic Surgery

    Bio Steven S. Isono, M.D. is a Board Certified Orthopaedic Surgeon who specializes in Sports Medicine as well as surgery of the knee and the shoulder.
    He attended Harvard University in Cambridge, Massachusetts concentrating in Biochemical Sciences and wrote a Thesis on Sickle Cell Anemia. He then attended medical school at Northwestern University in Chicago, Illinois, continued research investigating Liver Hepatomas and received his M.D. degree in 1982. The next five years included studying Microsurgery in Japan at the Kyoto University Hospital and the Tokyo Metropolitan Hospital as well as completing both his Internship in General Surgery and Residency in Orthopedic Surgery at the Stanford University Medical Center in 1987.

    Dr. Isono received his initial Board Certification in Orthopaedic Surgery in 1989 and has been re-certified in 1999, 2009 and 2018. Steve also received a Certificate of Added Qualification (CAQ) in Sports Medicine in the inaugural class of 2007 and was re-certified in 2017. He is a member of many professional societies including the Association of NBA Team Physicians, The Olympic Sports Medicine Society, the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, The American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery, the American Orthopaedic Society of Sports Medicine, the Arthroscopy Association of North America, the California Orthopaedic Association, the Western Orthopaedic Association, and the American College of Sports Medicine,

    Steve is currently serving as a Team Physician for the Golden State Warriors of the National Basketball Association, United States Olympic Committee (USA Men's Swimming, Triathlon, Judo, Taekwondo, and Track and Field, Rowing and Boxing), and for Laney College. He is also a Consultant for the Ironman World Triathlon Championships, the Dew Tour of Action Sports, and the Association of Volleyball Professionals. Steve has also served as a Team Physician for the World Games of the Special Olympics, the 2015 Pan American Games in Toronto, Canada, the XXXI Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil in 2016, the Youth Olympic Games in Buenos Aries, Argentina in 2018, and will be attending the 2019 Pan American Games in Lima, Peru.

  • Robin Kamal MD MBA

    Robin Kamal MD MBA

    Assistant Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery at the Stanford University Medical Center

    Current Research and Scholarly Interests Wrist and Elbow Injuries and Quality Measures in Orthopaedic Surgery

  • Ming Jeffrey Kao, PhD, MD

    Ming Jeffrey Kao, PhD, MD

    Clinical Assistant Professor, Orthopaedic Surgery

    Current Research and Scholarly Interests 1. Patient-reported outcomes. Efficient, multi-feature item-response theory (IRT) based computerized adaptive testing (CAT) algorithm using item banks from PROMIS and NIH Toolbox

    2. Activity monitoring. Novel analytic framework for physical activity monitoring in the context of pain.

    3. Operations research. Multi-variable discrete and continuous optimization for Lean Hospital Management

    4. National trends in pain medication prescription

  • John Kleimeyer, MD

    John Kleimeyer, MD

    Clinical Assistant Professor, Orthopaedic Surgery

    Bio Dr. Kleimeyer specializes in orthopaedic spine surgery, treating cervical, thoracic and lumbar spine disorders including disc herniations, stenosis, myelopathy, fractures, scoliosis and more. Prior to coming to the Stanford Department of Orthopaedic Surgery and the Stanford Spine Center, Dr. Kleimeyer completed his residency in orthopaedic surgery at Stanford University where he was elected to the Alpha Omega Alpha honor society. He then completed his spine fellowship at the renowned Emory University Spine Center.

    Dr. Kleimeyer has received honors and recognition for his research in the fields of orthopaedic surgery and spine surgery. He participates in national and international specialty societies and as a journal reviewer. His research interests include improving clinical outcomes of surgical and nonsurgical care, the genetics of orthopaedic and spine disorders, and cost efficacy. Dr. Kleimeyer has published over 20 journal articles in addition to other reviews and textbook chapters.

  • Emily Kraus

    Emily Kraus

    Clinical Assistant Professor, Orthopaedic Surgery

    Bio Dr. Emily Kraus is a Clinical Assistant Professor at Stanford Children?s Orthopedic and Sports Medicine Center. She specializes in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (PM&R) sports medicine and takes a unique approach to the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of sports injuries in athletes of all ages. She is involved in multiple Stanford IRB-approved research projects, including The Healthy Runner Project, a multicenter prospective interventional study focused on bone stress injury prevention in collegiate middle and long distance runners.

    Dr. Kraus also spends time performing gait analysis at the Stanford Run Safe Injury Prevention Program and serves as a medical advisors for the Adaptive Sports Injury Prevention Program at the Palo Alto VA. She has research and clinical interests in endurance sports medicine, injury prevention, running biomechanics, the prevention of bone stress injuries in collegiate athletes and the promotion of health and wellness at any age of life.

    She has completed seven marathons including Boston Marathon twice and one 50k ultramarathon. With running and staying physically active as one of her personal passions, she recognizes the importance of fitness for overall wellbeing and the prevention of chronic medical conditions.

  • Andrea Lynn Kussman

    Andrea Lynn Kussman

    Clinical Assistant Professor, Orthopaedic Surgery

    Bio Andrea Kussman, MD is a board-certified Family Medicine physician with a Certificate of Added Qualification (CAQ) in Sports Medicine. She is faculty in the Department of Orthopaedics, where she specializes in the non-surgical treatment of orthopedic injuries, management of medical issues in athletes, and Primary Care.

    Dr. Kussman earned her MD from the University of Michigan Medical School, and completed her Family Medicine Residency at UCLA. After residency she was selected to be the Chief Resident at UCLA. Dr. Kussman then completed her Sports Medicine Fellowship at UCLA, where she served as a Team Physician for UCLA Intercollegiate Athletics and for Santa Monica High School.

    Dr. Kussman cares for Stanford University athletes at the Lacob Family Sports Medicine Clinic in the Arrillaga Center for Sports and Recreation, and is the Head Team Physician for Stanford University Women's Volleyball, Beach Volleyball, Lacrosse, Softball, Synchronized Swimming, Men's Crew, Women's Crew, and Lightweight Crew. Dr. Kussman also enjoys caring for members of the community at her Redwood City Orthopaedic Clinic, where she sees patients of all ages. From weekend warriors to competitive athletes, Dr. Kussman enjoys helping her patients recover, return to their activities, and meet their goals.

    Dr. Kussman provides teaching to the Stanford University Sports Medicine Fellowship Program. She is a member of the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM), the American Medical Society for Sports Medicine (AMSSM), the American Board of Family Medicine (ABFM), and the Female Athlete Triad Coalition.

    In her spare time, Dr. Kussman enjoys camping, hiking, running, playing soccer, watching sports, trying out new sports, reading, and spending time with her husband and their puppy.

  • Amy Ladd, MD

    Amy Ladd, MD

    Elsbach-Richards Professor of Surgery and Professor, by courtesy, of Medicine (Immunology & Rheumatology) and of Surgery (Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery) at the Stanford University Medical Center

    Current Research and Scholarly Interests Research Interests
    1. The kinematics and forces associated with thumb carpometcarpal (CMC) function and pathology
    2. The anatomy, microstructure, and immunofluorescent characteristics of the thumb CMC joint
    3. Pathomechaniics of CMC arthritis: biomechanical wear, injury, genetic, and environmental causes
    4. Archiving, vitalizing, and innovating medical and surgical knowledge, most recently with innovative iBook monographs

  • Joshua Levin, MD

    Joshua Levin, MD

    Clinical Assistant Professor, Orthopaedic Surgery

    Bio Dr. Levin completed a residency in physical medicine and rehabilitation at the University of Michigan in 2007, and a pain medicine fellowship at the Virginia Commonwealth University in 2008. Currently, he is a member of both the departments of orthopedic surgery and neurosurgery at Stanford University, where he also is the director of the PM&R interventional spine fellowship and the interim director of the PM&R residency program.

  • David Lowenberg, MD

    David Lowenberg, MD

    Clinical Professor, Orthopaedic Surgery

    Current Research and Scholarly Interests Dr. Lowenberg is a Past President of the Limb Lengthening and Reconstruction Society of North America. His clinical and research interests are in the treatment of nonunions and malunions with or without accompanying osteomyelitis and infection. He is well-published in the field of limb salvage and treatment of devastating limb injuries. He has ongoing research in limb transplantation via immunotolerance as well as biomechanics.

  • William J. Maloney, MD

    William J. Maloney, MD

    Boswell Professor

    Current Research and Scholarly Interests Dr. Maloney is nationally and internationally recognized for his contributions to the improved understanding of the causes of failure of surgical joint replacement. For example; he established a critical link between polyethylene wear debris and bony erosion, with resulting significant changes in the materials and design strategies of joint replacement surgery. More recently, he has shown that wear debris particles are coated in vivo with human proteins, such as albumin; this observation has notably improved the validity of in vitro investigation in this area. His research in the area of joint replacement has twice won awards from the Hip Society. Dr. Maloney is currently the President of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons and has served on numerous AAOS committees, including the Council on Education. Previously, he was chair of the American Joint Replacement Registry Board of Directors (AJRR), and on the board of directors for the Knee Society, the Hip Society, the Western Orthopaedic Association, and the American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons (AAHKS). Dr. Maloney is a past president of the Hip Society. He has been a Visiting Professor to numerous universities and institutions throughout the United States and Asia.

  • Gordon O. Matheson

    Gordon O. Matheson

    Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery (Sports Medicine) at the Stanford University Medical Center, Emeritus

    Current Research and Scholarly Interests Sports Medicine, Musculoskeletal Injuries, Rehabilitation, Exercise Medicine, Prevention of Chronic Disease, Human-Centered Design, Conflict of interest in healthcare

  • Tim McAdams, MD

    Tim McAdams, MD

    Clinical Professor, Orthopaedic Surgery

    Current Research and Scholarly Interests Current studies include sports injuries in the NFL Athlete, evaluation of the graft types in the ACL injured knee, throwing athlete's shoulder, reconstruction techniques for elbow MCL injury, articular cartilage defects in the athlete's knee.

  • Robert S. Millard, MD

    Robert S. Millard, MD

    Clinical Associate Professor, Orthopaedic Surgery

    Bio Dr. Robert Millard is board certified in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. He Is fellowship trained in Interventional spine care and Sports Medicine. Prior to joining Stanford, he was in private practice for 27 years. Dr. Millard?s medical practice involves the treatment of spine pain syndromes and Sports injuries. Interventional spine procedures performed by Dr. Millard include cervical/lumbar: transforaminal epidural injections; facet injections; medial branch blocks and radio frequency ablation (rhizotomies). He has served as team physician for the San Francisco 49ers (1992-2008) and the San Jose Sharks (2005-2015).

  • Matt Miller, MD

    Matt Miller, MD

    Clinical Associate Professor, Orthopaedic Surgery

    Current Research and Scholarly Interests My current research interests include operative and non-operative treatment of arthritis, minimally invasive techniques for hip and knee replacement, clinical outcomes of joint replacement surgery, and the design of hip and knee implants and instrumentation.

  • David G. Mohler, MD

    David G. Mohler, MD

    Clinical Professor, Orthopaedic Surgery

    Current Research and Scholarly Interests Dr. Mohler is involved in gene expression in sarcomas, and innovative anatomy-preserving surgical management of low grade chondrosarcomas.

  • David E. Oji

    David E. Oji

    Clinical Assistant Professor, Orthopaedic Surgery

    Bio Dr. David Oji is a board certified and fellowship trained orthopaedic surgeon specializing in the operative and non-operative treatment of all aspects of foot and ankle disorders. After finishing his orthopaedic surgery residency at The Johns Hopkins Hospital, he did his fellowship at Union Memorial Hospital in Baltimore, Maryland under the leadership of Dr. Lew Schon, the former president of the American Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Society. There he underwent advanced training in the forefront of foot and ankle surgery including total ankle replacements, use of stem cells to promote healing of acute and chronic conditions, non-fusion techniques of great toe arthritis, and complex ankle and foot reconstruction.

    During his training, he assisted in treating the Baltimore Orioles and amateur ballet dancers. Dr. Oji also took part in conducting advanced biomechanical and clinical research and has written chapters in textbooks with topics ranging from arthroscopic treatment of talar cartilage defects to the diabetic foot.

    After fellowship, he was in private practice working closely with the community as the team physicians for many of the local high school sports teams.

    In June of 2017, Dr. Oji joined the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at Stanford University School of Medicine as a Clinical Assistant Professor. In addition to his usual clinical and educational responsibilities, he is also one of the team physicians for Stanford University Athletic programs.

    Since starting at Stanford, he has been on the forefront of ankle and foot surgery. He has performed the first out patient total ankle replacement and the first total talar replacement at Stanford. He is an advocate of minimally invasive ankle and foot surgery performing one of the first MIS (minimally invasive surgery) bunion surgeries in the Bay Area. Whenever possible, the smallest incision and the least invasive approach will be done to allow the patient to heal faster including tendosopy, small joint arthroscopy, endoscopic Haglund's resection, minimally invasive osteotomy, and minimally invasive great toe cheilectomy.

    He has a special focus in the treatment of ankle and foot orthopaedic sports injuries such as chronic ankle instability, cartilage injuries, Achilles injuries, using surgery only as a last resort to return the patient to peak athletic form.

    In addition, he has extensive experience in complex ankle and foot reconstruction such as ankle replacements, flatfeet reconstruction, fusions of the foot and hindfoot, and Charcot foot/ankle reconstruction.

  • Stephanie Pun, MD

    Stephanie Pun, MD

    Clinical Assistant Professor, Orthopaedic Surgery

    Current Research and Scholarly Interests Dr. Pun specializes in the treatment of complex hip disorders with surgical hip preservation options for children, adolescents, and adults. Her goal is to enhance hip function in active individuals and to prevent the early development of hip osteoarthritis.

  • John Ratliff, MD, FACS

    John Ratliff, MD, FACS

    Professor of Neurosurgery and, by courtesy, of Orthopaedic Surgery at the Stanford University Medical Center

    Current Research and Scholarly Interests My research interests focus upon preventing complications in spine surgery, assessing patient outcomes after spine surgery procedures, and developing population-based metrics for assessing surgical outcomes.

  • Donald Regula, MD

    Donald Regula, MD

    Professor (Teaching) of Pathology and, by courtesy, of Orthopaedic Surgery

    Bio Dr. Regula is a course director for the required medical student course, Science of Medicine.

  • James H Rhee

    James H Rhee

    Clinical Assistant Professor, Orthopaedic Surgery

    Bio Dr. Rhee is a physiatrist and a clinical assistant professor of physical medicine and rehabilitation. For patients with spine and musculoskeletal conditions, he focuses on providing exceptional care emphasizing minimally invasive solutions designed to optimize symptom managementand patient function.

    Building on his background in engineering and on his specialized medical training and experience, Dr. Rhee welcomes opportunities to combine medical, mechanical, and interpersonal approaches to the diagnosis and treatment of each patient. He offers a full range of treatment modalities, including epidural steroid injection procedures, sacroiliac and facet joint injections, trigger point and soft tissue injections, orthopedic joint injections, and more. He also provides medial branch blocks and radiofrequency ablations, and performs electrodiagnostic studies.

    Among the wide range of conditions that Dr. Rhee treats are bursitis, herniated discs, radiculopathy, sciatica, spinal stenosis, spondylolisthesis, and spondylosis. He also has treated many forms of joint and muscle pain: facet joint, back, neck, hip, and sacroiliac joint pain.

    Dr. Rhee?s experience encompasses short-term and long-term care for both acute and chronic conditions, including musculoskeletal injuries, spinal problems, mixed spine-neck and spine-shoulder disorders, and peripheral damage. Many of the cases he treats are injury-related, while a significant number of others are associated with aging. Another portion of his patient population presents with conditions stemming from developmental anomalies.

    Prior to joining Stanford Health Care, Dr. Rhee was in private practice in the Bay Area. Previously, he also served in the US Army as a troop medical clinic officer-in-charge and as a brigade surgeon.

    Dr. Rhee is board certified by the American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. He is a fellow of the American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation and a member of the American Society of Interventional Pain Physicians, North American Spine Society, and Spine Intervention Society.

  • Lawrence Rinsky

    Lawrence Rinsky

    Professor (Clinical) of Orthopaedic Surgery, Emeritus

    Current Research and Scholarly Interests The primary subjects of my research interests over the past ten years have been clinical reviews of series of patients with a variety of pediatric orthopaedic treatable conditions. These have included neuromuscular scoliosis, developmental dislocation of the hip, and deformities in cerebral palsy.

  • Eugene Y. Roh

    Eugene Y. Roh

    Clinical Assistant Professor, Orthopaedic Surgery

    Current Research and Scholarly Interests Therapeutic Efficacy of biologic treatments(Platelet Rich Plasma, mesenchymal stem cell) in various musculoskeletal conditions.
    Application of musculoskeletal ultrasound for sports medicine and other musculoskeletal disease.
    Outcome study of golfers with back injury or upper extremity injury and biomechanical analysis

  • Jessica Rose

    Jessica Rose

    Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery at the Lucile Salter Packard Children's Hospital and the Stanford University Medical Center

    Current Research and Scholarly Interests Dr. Rose's research investigates early brain and motor development in preterm children and neuromuscular mechanisms underlying cerebral palsy (CP). Research examines neonatal microstructural brain development on DTI and physiological correlates of motor function in preterm children. Dr. Rose served on the NIH Taskforce on Childhood Motor Disorders, the AACPDM Research Committee and Steering Committee to develop CDE for CP neuroimaging diagnostics, and serves on the Board of Directors of SBMT.

  • Marc R. Safran, MD

    Marc R. Safran, MD

    Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery at the Stanford University Medical Center

    Current Research and Scholarly Interests Dr. Safran’s practice focuses on arthroscopic management of hip problems as well as articular cartilage regeneration, shoulder surgery and athletic shoulder and elbow problems. He is actively involved in research in these areas.

  • Aaron Keith Salyapongse

    Aaron Keith Salyapongse

    Clinical Associate Professor, Orthopaedic Surgery

    Bio Dr. Salyapongse is a board-certified, fellowship-trained orthopaedic surgeon. He is the medical director of Interventional Services, medical director of Joint Replacement, and chief of Orthopaedics for Stanford Health Care?ValleyCare. He is also a clinical associate professor at Stanford University School of Medicine.

    Dr. Salyapongse performs the full range of orthopaedic surgery procedures to treat injuries and conditions related to the hip and knee. He has extensive training and experience in the diagnosis and use of advanced treatment techniques for disorders of the hip and knee, including meniscus tears, arthritis, avascular necrosis, and post-traumatic injuries.

    Dr. Salyapongse does hundreds of knee and hip replacements annually. His goal with each patient is to help them recover quickly and safely, with durable, long-lasting joint replacements as a result. He specializes in tissuesparing techniques, including an anterior approach to hip replacement.

    Dr. Salyapongse is a certified instructor of anterior hip replacement. He has performed more than 2,000 procedures and traveled nationwide to teach it to other surgeons. Anterior hip replacement offers the potential for faster recovery, as it involves a small incision that presents less of a disruption to the muscles. Dr. Salyapongse also specializes in techniques such as Anterior PATH, or percutaneous assisted total hip replacements.

    For knee replacements, Dr. Salyapongse uses a variety of techniques, including robotic surgery. He also specializes in partial knee replacements for patients who may be experiencing arthritis in a localized area but who might not be ready for a full replacement. Partial replacements enable patients to have a faster recovery and a more natural feeling knee post-surgery.

    Dr. Salyapongse welcomes referrals from specialists as well as primary care physicians. He sees patients at every stage of their care journey, but especially when their situation has progressed beyond interim interventions like physical therapy or injections. He views each of his patients as an individual with a unique set of goals and tailors each treatment plan to fit their specific needs. While Dr. Salyapongse will help patients first explore the alternatives, he may recommend surgery once activities of daily living
    (like sleep, work, or gait pattern) have been impacted.

    In an effort to make outpatient care more accessible, Dr. Salyapongse has helped to pioneer the use of digital technology to prepare patients before, during, and after hip and knee surgery. His passion is to improve patient engagement and thus outcomes by letting patients know what they can expect at every stage of their care journey.

    Dr. Salyapongse has co-authored articles on a variety of topics related to techniques, technologies, and outcomes in joint replacement surgery. His work has appeared in the American Journal of Orthopaedics, Journal of Arthroplasty, Current Sports Medicine Reports, and other publications.

    He has made presentations on hip and knee replacement planning and surgery at meetings such as the American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons, American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, and Western Orthopaedic Association.

    Dr. Salyapongse has won honors for his work, such as a Physician Champion Award for outstanding patient care. He is a member of the American Academy of Hip and Knee Surgeons and the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons.

  • Subhro K. Sen, MD

    Subhro K. Sen, MD

    Clinical Associate Professor, Surgery - Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery

    Bio Subhro K. Sen, MD, Clinical Associate Professor in the Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, graduated from Northwestern University with a degree in biomedical engineering. He went on to receive his medical degree from the Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. After medical school, he completed a yearlong peripheral nerve research fellowship under Dr. Susan Mackinnon at the Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis. He completed his postgraduate training in general surgery at Indiana University, followed by plastic and reconstructive surgery at Johns Hopkins University. He finished his training with a hand and upper extremity surgery fellowship at Stanford University.

    Dr. Sen?s general clinical interests are in reconstructive surgery, microvascular surgery, and hand and upper extremity surgery. His practice includes: post-traumatic extremity reconstruction; post-oncologic reconstruction of the head and neck, trunk and extremities; perforator flap surgery; and melanoma surgery. He is medical director of the Advanced Wound Care Center at Stanford Health Care. As a hand surgeon in the Robert A. Chase Hand and Upper Limb Center, he has interests in hand trauma, degenerative conditions, peripheral nerve injuries, and complex upper extremity flap reconstruction.

    In addition to his clinical practice, Dr. Sen is involved in research, publication, and teaching. His peer-reviewed research includes studies on extremity reconstruction, peripheral nerve regeneration, and he has authored a number of book chapters on a variety of plastic and hand surgery topics. He has a strong interest in medical device innovation and is currently a faculty fellow in the Stanford Byers Center for Biodesign.

    Dr. Sen is certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery and the American Board of Surgery. He is a member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, the American Society for Surgery of the Hand, and the American Society of Reconstructive Microsurgery.

  • Kevin Shea

    Kevin Shea

    Chambers-Okamura Endowed Professor of Pediatric Orthopaedics

    Bio Kevin G. Shea, MD is an orthopaedic surgeon at Stanford University Medical Center and the Lucile Packard Children?s Hospital. Dr. Shea grew up in Montana and California, graduated from the UCLA School of Medicine, and completed his orthopaedic residency at the University of Utah School of Medicine. His advanced training includes pediatric orthopaedics at Rady Children?s Hospital in San Diego, AO Fellowship in Bern Switzerland with Drs. Ganz (Hip), Dr. Diego Fernandez (Trauma), and Dr. Hans Staubli (sports), and Ilizarov Training in Lecco, Italy. He was the AOSSM Traveling Sports Medicine Fellow in 2008, and practiced in Boise, ID prior to joining the Stanford Faculty. Dr. Shea is a founding member of the PRiSM Society (Pediatric Research in Sports Medicine) and the ROCK (Research in OsteoChondritis of the Knee) Multi-center Study Group. He is a member of the AAOS (American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons), POSNA (Pediatric Orthopaedic Society of North America) and the AOSSM (American Orthopedic Society for Sports Medicine). In addition, Dr. Shea has authored more than 170 scientific papers and book chapters.

  • 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. She is board certified in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation and specializes in non­ surgical management of musculoskeletal disorders, osteoporosis, arthritis, gait and balance disorders. She also performs electrodiagnostic testing (EMG/NCS), ultrasound guided joint injections and platelet rich plasma (PRP) injections. Dr. Shih practiced in the New Haven area since 2005. She was an Attending Physician at Yale-New Haven Hospital and on faculty at the Yale School of Medicine. Previously, 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.

  • 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

    Associate 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.

  • 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

  • Anand Veeravagu

    Anand Veeravagu

    Assistant Professor of Neurosurgery and, by courtesy, of Orthopaedic Surgery at the Stanford University Medical Center

    Current Research and Scholarly Interests The focus of my laboratory is to utilize precision medicine techniques to improve the diagnosis and treatment of neurologic conditions. From traumatic brain injury to spinal scoliosis, the ability to capture detailed data regarding clinical symptoms and treatment outcomes has empowered us to do better for patients. Utilize data to do better for patients, that?s what we do.

    Stanford Neurosurgical Ai and Machine Learning Lab
    http://med.stanford.edu/neurosurgery/research/AILab.html

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