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  • 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

  • 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 the knee, 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 tears and 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 as Team Physician for Laney College and Merritt College in Oakland.

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

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