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  • UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica

    UCLA/Orthopaedic Hospital Department of Orthopaedic Surgery

    Alumni Bulletin 2013


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    A Message from Department Chair Jeffrey J. Eckardt, M.D.:

    Welcome to the 2013 AAOS UCLA/OH Alumni Reception. Im glad to report that over the past several years weve had many accomplishments and 2012 was a banner year in many ways. We moved into our new facility at the UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica, opened an eight-unit outpatient surgery center across the street, and opened the UCLA Spine Center on Wilshire Boulevard and 16th Street in Santa Monica. Our residents continue to perform well on their Orthopaedic Surgery In-Training Examinations and Ive been very pleased with their fellowship opportunities after graduation. We are expanding our basic skills laboratory for all residents to include sawbones, cadaver dissections, as well as OR matrices, all mandated by the ACGME, and Im delighted that former resident Nicholas Bernthal, M.D. is joining our faculty after fellowship this summer. We now have a total of 73 clinical and research faculty members in the Department. Our alliance with the Los Angeles Orthopaedic Hospital and the development of the Orthopaedic Hospital Research Center has strengthened our research efforts exponentially. We are now ranked #7

    in the nation for National Institutes of Health (NIH) funding among all University programs for orthopaedic research and look forward to increasing those efforts. We have also been gearing up and are about to implement UCLAs electronic medical record system, CareConnect, which has been a huge undertaking and were grateful for all those who have helped. We have started a new section in this bulletin with news of several of our Alumni and would ask that you, in the future, send us pictures and news of how youre doing, including honors, awards and exciting announcements. It is my hope that you will all keep in touch and come to visit us if in Los Angeles. Please help us strengthen our Alumni network by updating your contact information and donating to the residency or fellowship program and/or Alumni Association: www.ortho.ucla.edu/alumni. Sincerely yours, Jeffrey J. Eckardt, M.D. Professor and Chair, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery The Helga and Walter Oppenheimer Chair of Musculoskeletal Oncology 10833 Le Conte Avenue, 76-143 CHS Los Angeles, CA 90095-6902 Phone: (310) 794-7930 Fax: (310) 794-0021 [email protected]

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    A Message from LAOH President and CEO Anthony A. Scaduto, M.D.: The alliance between UCLA and the Los Angeles Orthopaedic Hospital began in 1998 and creates a platform for unparalleled contributions to patient care and scientific discovery in orthopaedic surgery and musculoskeletal medicine. We strive to be the destination for satisfied patients, world-class faculty, and inquisitive students by creating a new standard of musculoskeletal care for the 21st century. 2011 was a big year for Orthopaedic Hospital. We celebrated our 100-year anniversary and the opening of the new UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica. The state-of-the-art facility was designed to enhance the entire orthopaedic service line. We also opened outstanding new clinical and administrative facilities in the adjacent Orthopaedic Hospital Institute. This unique alliance also benefits from integrated leadership. As Chair of the Department, Jeffrey Eckardt, M.D. serves on the Board of Directors of Los Angeles Orthopaedic Hospital and the Executive Medical Board in Santa Monica. I was recently named President and CEO of Los Angeles Orthopaedic Hospital and also serve as the Executive Vice Chair of the Department. John Adams, M.D. is the Vice Chair of Research and leads the Orthopaedic Hospital Research Center. Our biomechanics research team, lead by Harry McKellop, Ph.D., is moving into dedicated research space in Westwood and Santa Monica. Orthopaedic Hospital and UCLA are true partners in pursuit of the same vision-- to achieve excellence in orthopaedic care, research and education. Sincerely, Anthony A. Scaduto, M.D. Executive Vice Chair, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery Division Chief and Charles LeRoy Lowman Professor of Pediatric Orthopaedics President and CEO, Los Angeles Orthopaedic Hospital 2400 South Flower Street Los Angeles, CA 90007 Phone: (213) 742-1122 Fax: (213) 7421435

    [email protected]

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    The UCLA/Orthopaedic Hospital Department of Orthopaedic Surgery continues its mission of providing outstanding clinical care, resident and fellow education, and research at the basic science, translational, and clinical levels. Our goal as a Department is to integrate clinical care, education, and research while maintaining the highest levels of patient satisfaction with cutting-edge surgical techniques.

    This location serves as the inpatient and outpatient hub of the UCLA/Orthopaedic Hospital Department of Orthopaedic Surgery. Constructed as part of the alliance between UCLA Orthopaedic Surgery and Los Angeles Orthopaedic Hospital, this facility houses state-of-the-art operating suites, inpatient facilities, faculty offices and outpatient exam rooms.

    FACILITIES January 8, 2012 marked the opening of the new UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica, located on Wilshire and 16th Street in Santa Monica, CA.

    The Santa Monica Ambulatory Surgery Center, which opened in March 2012, is located directly

    across from the hospital on 16th Street. It features eight operating rooms, and sixty percent of the cases previously done in the main hospital are now treated at this facility. The UCLA Spine Center opened on July 30, 2012 and houses our joint spine program with neurosurgery. Our orthopaedic spine surgeons are Drs. Jeffrey Wang, Nick Shamie and Michael Daubs. Our neurosurgery spine specialists are Drs. Langston Holly, Duncan McBride and Daniel Lu. In

    addition, Drs. David Fish and Jae Jung are

    interventional pain

    management specialists

    providing non-operative care of spinal disorders. Together these physicians form a nucleus to

    provide expertise in treatment for our operative and non-operative management of spinal disorders. Immediately upstairs from the Spine Clinic is one of the UCLA rehabilitation offices with state-of-the-art equipment and techniques to facilitate pre-and post-operative physical therapy for all of our patients. The Los Angeles Orthopaedic Medical Center has added and updated facilities to continue to provide

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    world-class pediatric orthopaedic care both in the original downtown Los Angeles location and in Santa Monica. Led by Anthony Scaduto, M.D., President, Chief Executive Officer and Lowman Professor of Pediatric Orthopaedics, the Renee and Meyer Luskin Childrens Clinic moved into the new UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica and Orthopaedic Hospital in January 2012. This facility now serves as the westside focal point of Pediatric Orthopaedics at UCLA. Also, more than 55,000 children's orthopaedic visits are conducted at the 40,000-square-foot Orthopaedic Hospital Outpatient Medical Center on the Downtown Los Angeles Orthopaedic Medical Center campus. In addition, we remain extremely proud of the Orthopaedic Hospital Medical Magnet High School. Opened as an alliance with Los Angeles Unified School District, this magnet high school emphasizes healthcare and medical science. Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center, which opened on June 29, 2008, serves as the home of our Level I Orthopaedic Traumatology program, headed by Drs. Eric Johnson, Devon Jeffcoat and Eric Farrell, with the able assistance of multiple other faculty members.

    The Orthopaedic Hospital Research Center (OHRC) opened in 2007.This state-of-the-art, 3,500-square-foot research facility is led by John Adams, M.D. our Vice Chair of Research.

    The UCLA/Orthopaedic Hospital Department of Orthopaedic Surgery also provides a diverse training experience and has strong affiliate relationships with: Harbor-UCLA Medical Center, Olive View-UCLA Medical Center, Shriners Hospital for Children (pictured) and West Los Angeles Veterans Affairs Medical Center.


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    RESIDENT/FELLOW EDUCATION UCLA continues to pride itself on training some of the finest orthopaedic surgery residents in the country. Our goal is to train both outstanding clinicians and future academic leaders. Each year we are faced with the difficult task of choosing from the best-qualified applicants in the country in an increasingly competitive field. We are rewarded with bright young minds that provide outstanding care and strengthen our Department. Led by Program Director James V. Luck, Jr., M.D., Associate Program Director Nelson Soohoo, M.D., and with the indispensable assistance of Medical Education Coordinator, Connie Sams, C-TAGME, we currently train six residents per residency class. In addition, two residents per year choose to complete a prestigious one-year research fellowship between second and third years of residency. Our 2012-2013 research residents are Trevor Scott, M.D., and Alexandra Stavrakis, M.D.

    In addition to the Santa Monica and Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Centers, our residents continue to rotate at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center, Shriners Hospital Los Angeles, the West Los Angeles VA Hospital, Olive View-UCLA Medical Center and the Downtown campus of the Los Angeles Orthopaedic Hospital. Louis Kwong, M.D., has taken over as Interim Chair of Harbor-UCLA. Daniel Zinar, M.D., has stepped down after many years of very able leadership. In 2011, our residency program received a five-year accreditation (the longest duration of accreditation that can be received) without any citations. This highest evaluation is only given to 3% of all

    programs by the Residency Review Committee. In addition to our residency program, we have five excellent postgraduate fellowship programs. Each year we train two fellows in Orthopaedic Sports Medicine, two in Hand Surgery, two in Spine Surgery, one in Pediatric Orthopaedics, and one in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. These trainees have completed their orthopaedic surgery residencies and have chosen to spend one year at UCLA for subspecialty training. In June 2012 we welcomed our new intern class:

    As we welcomed our interns, we also said farewell to the graduating chief resident class of 2012 (pictured on next page left to right). They are now training at the following fellowship programs:

    Mark Elzik, M.D., Hand Surgery Philadelphia Hand Center, PA

    Dan Le, M.D., Joint Replacement New England Baptist Hospital, Boston, MA

    Paul Celestre, M.D., Spine Surgery Norton Leatherman, Louisville, KY

    Tad Kremen, M.D., Sports Medicine Duke University, Durham, NC

    Nicholas Bernthal, M.D., Orthopaedic Oncology Huntsman Cancer Institute, Salt Lake City, UT

    Locky Chambers, M.D., Sports Medicine Hospital for Special Surgery, New York, NY

    Remi Ajiboye, Obioma Amajoyi, Edward Cheung, M.D., UCSF M.D., UCLA M.D., Brown Univ.

    Erik Dworsky, M.D. Christopher Lee, Ankur Patel, Case Western Reserve M.D., USC M.D., UCSD

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    The current chief residents (graduating in June 2013 and pictured below left to right) matched to the following fellowships: Nikita Bezrukov, M.D., Sports Medicine

    Kaiser Permanente Orange County, CA Bradley Aspey, M.D., Sports Medicine

    Andrews Institute for Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine, Pensacola, FL

    Jared Johnson, M.D., Sports Medicine Steadman Philippon Research Institute, Vail, CO

    Jeremy Reid, M.D., Joint Replacement Hospital for Special Surgery, New York, NY

    Roberto Diaz, M.D., Hand Surgery, Stanford University Hand & Upper Limb Center

    Palo Alto, CA Alan Zhang, M.D., Sports Medicine, UCSF, San Francisco, CA

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    Since 2011, we have welcomed the following new faculty members to our Department: Jae Jung, M.D. (PM&R / Pain Management)

    Eric Farrell, M.D. (Trauma Surgery)

    Daniel Boguszewski, Ph.D. (Biomechanics)

    Michael Daubs, M.D. (Spine/Deformity Surgery)

    Susan Bukata, M.D. (Oncology/Osteoporosis)

    Daniel Vigil, M.D. (Sports Medicine/Non-Operative)

    The Division of Foot and Ankle Surgery was founded by Andrea Cracchiolo III, M.D., (pictured)

    in 1978; he remains on the faculty as Professor Emeritus. The Division is now led by Nelson F. SooHoo, M.D., who cares for patients with reconstructive and traumatic conditions of the foot and ankle. Dr. SooHoo is actively involved in the American

    Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Society and currently serves on the managerial board of the AOFAS Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Registry initiative. Dr. Cracchiolo is actively involved in medical student and resident education. Lewis Zionts, M.D., from Los Angeles Orthopaedic Hospital focuses on the conservative, non-operative treatment of pediatric clubfoot deformity. The primary objectives of the Division include providing patient-centered care and advancing the science of foot and ankle surgery.


    The General Orthopaedics section was founded in 2010 by bringing three community orthopaedic surgeons together: Peter G. Alexakis, M.D., Bruce A. Brown, M.D., Ph.D., and S. Andrew Schwartz, M.D. Combined they see an average of 650 patient visits per month. Dr. Brown has a concomitant surgical practice at UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica and the VA involving joint replacement and trauma cases. The service is dedicated to facilitating timely access to orthopaedic consultation, treatment, and referral to appropriate UCLA orthopaedic subspecialists.


    Dr. Jung joined us in April 2011 from the Universal Pain Management center in Palmdale, CA. He specializes in physical medicine & rehabilitation and interventional pain management.

    Dr. Farrell joined us in August 2011 from the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey. He specializes in trauma surgery.

    Dr. Boguszewski joined us in January 2012 from the University of Cincinnati. He specializes in biomechanics research.

    Dr. Daubs joined us in March 2012 from the University of Utah. He specializes in spine and deformity surgeon in adults and children.

    Dr. Bukata joined us in April 2012 from the University of Rochester. She specializes in musculoskeletal oncology and osteoporosis.

    Dr. Vigil joined us in March 2013 from Kaiser Los Angeles. He specializes in sports medicine and non-operative orthopaedics.

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    General orthopaedic referrals are seen at both the Westwood and Santa Monica facilities. Urgent same-day consultations are accommodated by these three physicians.

    The UCLA hand surgery service, founded by Roy Meals, M.D., (pictured) in 1979, is nationally recognized as one of the most successful truly integrated orthopaedic and plastic surgery hand surgery programs in the country. Dr. Meals is a clinical professor of hand surgery with clinical areas of expertise in elbow surgery, thumb basal joint arthritis, and Dupuytrens disease. He is the former president of the American Society for Surgery of the Hand and the editor-in-chief for the Journal of Hand Surgery. The hand service provides the full spectrum of hand surgery, including surgery for complex reconstructions, tendon transfers, trauma, rheumatoid arthritis, compression neuropathies, congenital hand differences, scleroderma, elbow, nerve injuries, Dupuytrens contracture, and tumors. The UCLA hand service has performed the first hand transplantation in the Western United States under the direction of Dr. Kodi Azari, one of the most experienced reconstructive transplant surgeons. The hand team covers UCLA, Santa Monica-UCLA, Wadsworth VA, Olive View-UCLA, and Los Angeles Shriners Medical Centers. The hand fellowship continues to be one of the most highly ranked fellowships in the country, with our graduating fellows universally reporting an excellent training experience.


    Prosper Benhaim, M.D., now the Division Chief of Hand Surgery at UCLA and Olive View-UCLA Medical Centers, joined the Department in 1998. He has numerous local and national committee positions, including an editorial position for the Journal of the American Society for Surgery of the

    Hand. Dr. Benhaim has a national reputation as an educator, and has been a leader in the treatment of Dupuytrens disease. Kodi Azari, M.D., came to UCLA from the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center in 2008. Dr. Azari has been involved in both clinical and laboratory research for more than 18 years and is the author of numerous research articles, book chapters, and presentations. He lectures extensively both nationally and internationally on hand surgery as well as plastic surgery. Dr. Azari is the surgical director of the newly established UCLA Hand Transplant Program. In 2011, he led a team of Surgeons at Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center that performed the first hand transplant in the western United States in an operation that lasted 14-1/2 hours and concluded on Saturday, March 5. The transplant was performed on a 26-year-old woman from northern California who lost her right hand in a traffic accident nearly five years before. UCLA is only the fourth center in the nation to offer this procedure, and the first west of the Rockies. It was the 13th hand transplant surgery performed in the United States. Dr. Azari has been one of the lead surgeons on six hand transplantation operations, including the first double hand transplantation and first arm transplantation performed in the United States (www.handtransplant.ucla.edu). Scott Mitchell, M.D., is an Assistant Professor and former outstanding UCLA resident and fellow who joined the faculty in 2009. He performs complex hand, wrist, and elbow surgery at UCLA, Santa Monica-UCLA Medical Center and the West Los Angeles Veterans Affairs Hospital. Drs. Benhaim, Azari and Mitchell all completed their hand fellowships at UCLA.

    The joint replacement program was founded in 1971 by Harlan Amstutz, M.D., (pictured on next page) who is now an emeritus faculty member and actively practices at St. Vincent Medical Center. Bert Thomas, M.D., is now the Division Chief and



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    was a previous UCLA resident (class of 1984) and fellow of the Hospital for Special Surgery and UCLA. He joined the faculty in 1985, has served on the board of Clinical Orthopaedics and Related Research for the past ten years, and has been in

    the Presidential line of the Association of Bone and Joint Surgeons for the past five years. Current research areas include assessment of the potential adverse effects of metal on metal hips, and pursuing biological and less invasive methods of treating arthritic hip, knee, and shoulder joints. Benjamin Bengs, M.D., joined the faculty in 2007 after completing orthopaedic surgery training from the Harvard Combined Orthopaedic Surgery Residency Program and a joint replacement fellowship here at UCLA. He specializes in complex joint replacement and fragility fractures. In 2010, Dr. Bengs received a Career Development Awardfrom the Orthopedic Research & Education Foundation in Total Joint and Trauma Surgery for Proximal Femoral Bone Loss and Femoral Stem Stability in Total Hip Arthroplasty. Francis Cyran, M.D., completed his orthopaedic oncology fellowship here at UCLA in 2005 and has been on faculty since then specializing in joint replacement and tumor surgery. Dr. Cyrans teaching evaluations from the residents are consistently among the highest in the group and he recently was awarded a prestigious teaching award from the UCLA residents. Bruce Brown, M.D., Ph.D., joined the UCLA faculty in 2010 and provides general and trauma coverage, in addition to joint replacement services. James V. Luck, Jr., M.D., is a senior faculty member in joint replacement and one of the world leaders in research and treatment of hemophilic arthropathy. Dr. Luck is our residency Program Director and former President and Chief Executive Officer of the Los Angeles Orthopaedic Hospital. He has also beenthe President and Director of the

    American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery. Peter Alexakis, M.D., joined the UCLA faculty in 2010 and is one of our leading general orthopaedic surgeons who provides care for our general orthopaedic and joint replacement patients.

    The orthopaedic oncology program at UCLA was founded in 1975 by Todd Grant, M.D., (Orthopaedics, 1940-1996, pictured) and Fred Eilber, M.D., (Surgical Oncology). The program was taken over in 1980 by Division Chief Jeffrey Eckardt, M.D., UCLA residency class of 1979, who has expertise in limb salvage surgery using endoprostheses. Recent additions to the Division have included Francis Cyran, M.D., Assistant Clinical Professor who joined the faculty in 2005. He maintains active oncology and joints services at Santa Monica and Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Centers and is a highly-valued member of our teaching faculty who was awarded the Faculty Teaching Award in 2011 by the residents. Susan Bukata, M.D., Associate Professor, joined us in April 2012 from the University of Rochester and specializes in oncology, osteoporosis, and bone fragility. Nicholas Bernthal, M.D., will join us in August 2013 after his oncology fellowship at the University of Utahs Huntsman Cancer Institute.


    Our oncology program is part of a multidisciplinary Tumor Board at UCLA that began in 1990. This Board meets weekly and since then, more than 16,000 cases have been discussed including 7,502 new patients and 8,255 surgical cases. Tumor Board now includes a dedicated surgical pathologist, radiologist, medical oncologist, pediatric oncologist, thoracic oncologist, surgical oncologists, Drs. Fred and Fritz Eilber, and our orthopaedic oncologists. The UCLA orthopaedic oncology program is most noted for its limb-salvage efforts using endoprostheses. The members of the multidisciplinary Tumor Board have all been published widely within their own

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    disciplines on all aspects of clinical diagnosis and management for patients with bone and soft tissue tumors.

    The UCLA Spine program was started in 1972 by Edgar Dawson, M.D., (1936-2003, UCLA residency class of 1971, pictured) and continues to provide clinical services for patients with spinal pathologies and fulfillment of our vision. The Chief of the

    Orthopaedic Spine Service, Jeffrey C. Wang, M.D., (UCLA residency class of 1996), continues to direct one of the most prominent spine fellowships in the country, and is happy to announce the ongoing matching of their top choices in our spine fellowship. They also have a comprehensive Spine Interventional Pain program that is considered a top fellowship. We are happy to announce the opening of a new stand-alone spine center that is the culmination of years of planning, design, and building of a state-of-the-art facility. This facility opened in July 2012 and houses the combined spine faculty of UCLA, including Orthopaedic Surgeons, Neurosurgeons, and Physical Medicine/ Interventional Pain Management specialists. In addition, the center houses a focused outpatient physical therapy facility.


    The faculty are extremely excited about the support and vision of leadership to be able to create such a comprehensive and beautifully designed facility. In addition to faculty members A. Nick Shamie, M.D., and David Fish, M.D., they have also recently added two new members, Michael Daubs, M.D., (spinal deformity surgery), and Jae Jung, M.D., (interventional pain management), to the UCLA Spine program. Together the faculty will continue to provide expertise in the comprehensive conservative and operative treatments of the patients.

    The spine team is extremely active in both basic science research and clinical research. The team is proud to announce that they were awarded one of the outstanding paper awards from The Spine Journal in the past year for their work on Cost and Utilization of Conservative Management of Lumbar Disc Herniation Prior to Surgical Discectomy. They continue to attract international surgeons to the laboratory, and currently have seven international surgeons working in the spine center with basic science and clinical projects. They are happy to continue to be leaders in the care of their patients with the latest surgical technologies and techniques, interventional injections and pain management, and the comprehensive non-operative care and rehabilitation for patients with spinal disorders. They are dedicated to the ongoing teaching, research and clinical care for their patients.

    Robert Pedowitz, M.D. Ph.D. (pictured top) and John Adams, M.D. (pictured middle) formalized the osteoporosis program in 2009. It has evolved into the UCLA Metabolic Bone Disease and Osteoporosis Center that is led by Aurelia

    Nattiv, M.D., (pictured bottom) Professor in the Departments of Orthopaedic Surgery and Family Medicine. Dr. Nattiv is a certified clinical densitometrist and oversees the operation of the dual energy X-ray absorptiometry (DXA) in addition

    to the clinical services of the Center. She has received international recognition for her work in the area of bone health concerns in young women with disordered eating, amenorrhea, and osteoporosis (the female athlete triad). Dr. Nattiv also has

    participated in studies by the National Institute of


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    Health (NIH) assessing risk factors for osteoporotic fracture in older women (the Leisure World Cohort Study) as well as studies evaluating optimal referral interventions for post-fracture patients. Additional members of the metabolic bone team include Dr. Adams, in addition to Susan Bukata, M.D., Benjamin Bengs, M.D., and Freda Hannafon, FNP-C. The Center provides comprehensive care for patients with osteoporosis including diagnosis and treatment. The metabolic bone team includes physicians in the fields of endocrinology, geriatrics, sports medicine, and orthopaedic surgery. The team works closely with the patients own referring physician to optimize bone health and prevent future fractures. When referring patients to the Center, physicians can request only a DXA for accurate assessment of bone health or refer patients for complete evaluation and consultation with UCLAs team of experts for interpretation of test results and recommendations for fracture prevention. In addition to working closely with the patients primary care physician, the comprehensive team will often include a physical therapist who specializes in balance and fall prevention, occupational therapists who help patients with the activities of daily life, and dietitians who provide guidance in nutrition. The metabolic bone team has also worked closely with the UCLA Faculty Practice Group to alert physicians of their patients who have had low impact fragility fractures in the efforts to facilitate diagnosis and treatment of osteoporosis in a university-wide fracture protocol program, and adherence to osteoporosis-related metrics. John S. Adams, M.D., is an endocrinologist and internationally-recognized expert in vitamin D and an authority in the hormones that control skeletal homeostasis. He is Vice Chair of Research in the UCLA-Orthopaedic Hospital Research Center (OHRC) and Associate Director of the newly minted, NIH-funded Clinical and Translational Science Institute at UCLA. Dr. Adams is a renowned

    clinician-scientist, being continuously funded for the last 32 years by the NIH for both basic science and clinical research. He currently serves as an Associate Editor for the Journal of Bone and Mineral Research and as a member of the Council of the American Society for Bone and Mineral Research. Susan Bukata, M.D., Associate Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery, is an orthopaedic surgeon and new addition to the Department in 2012. Dr. Bukata specializes in metabolic bone disease and orthopaedic oncology. She helped develop the geriatric fracture center algorithm from the University of Rochester that has become the best practices standard for inpatient fragility fracture care. She is a translational research specialist working with agents that stimulate and modulate fracture healing, including teriparatide. Her clinical practice in metabolic bone diseases includes not only osteoporosis patients, but also children and adults with fragility fracture problems associated with genetic and developmental diseases such as osteogenesis imperfecta, cerebral palsy, and the muscular dystrophies. She cares for patients of all ages including many patients who do not fit standard care algorithms.

    The pediatric orthopaedic program was started in 1979 by William Oppenheim, M.D., (pictured) who also founded the Center for Cerebral Palsy in 1995. Dr. Oppenheim recently joined Los Angeles Orthopaedic Hospital, which has been associated with UCLA since 1996 as part of the alliance

    agreement. The subspecialty pediatric clinics at the downtown campus of LAOH are some of the busiest in the country with over 55,000 pediatric orthopaedic visits last year. Families from around the region seek out our facultys expertise in cerebral palsy (Dr. Oppenheim), clubfoot (Lewis Zionts, M.D.), sports medicine (Heather Gillespie,


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    M.D., M.P.H., and Richard Bowen, M.D., UCLA residency class of 2001), trauma (Mauricio Silva, M.D.), tumor (Francis Cyran, M.D.), and scoliosis (Richard Bowen, M.D. and Anthony Scaduto, M.D., UCLA residency class of 2002). Our multidisciplinary clinics offer unique comprehensive care for spina bifida, muscle disease, osteogenesis imperfecta, hemophilia, and limb deficiency/amputation. A skeletal dysplasia clinic is due to open this year. (Pictured from left to right: Oppenheim, Zionts, Scaduto, Bowen, Silva)

    The Division of Sports Medicine was founded in 1971 by Gerald Finerman, M.D. (pictured). Dr. Finerman has been on the UCLA faculty since then and was the former Department Chair from 1996-2009. He will join the Emeritus faculty in July 2013 and continue his involvement with medical student, resident and fellow teaching. The Division is now led by David McAllister, M.D., Division Chief and Program Director of the Sports Medicine Fellowship Program. Additional sports medicine faculty members include Sharon Hame, M.D., Professor, who has a special interest in hip arthroscopy and works part-time at the West Los Angeles VA. Professor Robert Pedowitz, M.D., Ph.D., was Department Chair from 2009-2010 and specializes in shoulder and knee surgery and research in arthroscopic simulation. Frank

    Petrigliano, M.D., Assistant Professor and UCLA resident class of 2009, focuses his clinical and research activity in shoulder surgery and sports medicine. Dr. Petrigliano studies the basic science of rotator cuff disease at UCLA is clinical faculty at both the VA and Olive View Medical Center. As of March 1st, 2013, Seth Gamradt, M.D., (UCLA resident class of 2006), will join the USC faculty as Associate Professor and Director of Orthopaedic Athletic Medicine for USC Athletics. Dr. Gamradt is a specialist in shoulder surgery and sports medicine with interests in shoulder replacement and knee ligament reconstruction. Still a friend in spite of his defection, we wish him the best of luck and appreciate this unique opportunity for him. The sports medicine faculty members see patients at both the Westwood and Santa Monica campuses. These physicians serve as the exclusive provider of medical services to the UCLA Athletic Department. They continue to provide care for more than 700 UCLA intercollegiate athletes at the Acosta Athletic Training Complex and provide musculoskeletal care at the Arthur Ashe Student Health and Wellness Center.


    The Division of Non-Operative Sports Medicine continues to be active in advancing clinical care both the office as well as on the sidelines with the UCLA Bruins. In addition, the Division conducts important research and members of the faculty hold national leadership positions. The Division has also been active in using musculoskeletal ultrasound at the point of care for office-based procedures and diagnosis. Division Chief, John DiFiori, M.D., recently served as Co-Director of the very successful UCLA Musculoskeletal Ultrasound Course which featured a cadaver lab for procedural training. In the research arena, Dr. DiFiori is participating in a multicenter study on the long-term effects of sport-related concussion that was recently funded by the NCAA. Aurelia Nattiv, M.D., Director of the Osteoporosis Center, recently published a five-year study on restoration of normal menses in college athletes with menstrual


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    disturbances. Heather Gillespie, M.D., M.P.H., Director of the Pediatric Sports Medicine Service at Orthopaedic Hospital, has recently completed research examining sports-related injuries presenting to an inner city, underserved population. Daniel Vigil, M.D., joins the faculty in March from Kaiser Los Angeles. The UCLA primary care sports medicine fellowship program attracts outstanding applicants from across the country.

    Though the AO technique was brought to UCLA in 1978 by Dr. Tony Headly, it was Eric Johnson, M.D., F.R.C.S.I. (Hon.) (UCLA residency class of 1981) who

    established the orthopaedic trauma program in 1982. Dr. Johnson is the Division Chief and he specializes in orthopaedic traumatology and fracture surgery. He serves as a Member of the Board of Directors of the AO Foundation and was awarded an Honorary Fellowship in the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland on July 13, 2009, Dublin, Ireland (pictured above). In 2011, Dr. Johnson was the guest of honor at the 23rd at the Letournel Pelvic and Acetabular Fracture Course in Paris, France. In September 2011, he gave the Keynote Lecture: 30 Years of Acetabular Fracture Surgery and traveled to Ireland in November 2011 to give four lectures at the 10th Current Controversies in Trauma Management, Royal College of Surgeons. Dr. Johnson continues to travel, lecture, and teach as part of his commitment to the AO Foundation.


    Devon Jeffcoat, M.D., (UCLA resident class of 2009), joined the faculty at UCLA in 2010 after completing his fellowship at the Hospital for Special Surgery in New York under the tutelage of Dr. David Helfet. Dr. Jeffcoat volunteered his time during the earthquake crisis in Haiti. He has already developed a busy trauma surgery practice and became a mainstay for orthopaedics at the Westwood campus Level I trauma center, Ronald Reagan-UCLA Medical Center. Eric D. Farrell, M.D., joined the UCLA orthopaedic trauma staff in August 2011. He previously spent more than six years as Assistant Director of Orthopaedic Trauma at Cooper University Hospital in Camden, N.J. His training consisted of a trauma fellowship at Harborview Medical Center in Seattle, WA; AO Fellowship in Salzburg, Austria and an Ilizarov Fellowship in Lecco, Italy. He has a particular interest in nonunions and deformity correction.

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    In 2011 Orthopaedic Hospital celebrated its 100-year anniversary (see appended photos below of OH in 1917 and 2011). For the last two decades, the century-old research mission at the Orthopaedic Hospital has flourished under the direction of Harry McKellop, Ph.D. and his discovery of orthopaedic device components with

    greatly improved durability and longevity. The standard for excellence in orthopaedic research at UCLA was set by Marshall Urist, M.D. who discovered and ushered in the clinical use of bone morphogenetic protein to build back human bone where it was needed to make new bone for skeletal stability. 1998 saw the alliance of the UCLA Department of Orthopaedic Surgery and Orthopaedic Hospital with a commitment to preserve the rich, patient-oriented research mission embraced by both.


    2007 witnessed the first step of the alliances vision to expand the mission of the two institutions to become among the best orthopaedic research centers in the world with the opening of the Cesar Pelli-designed-Orthopaedic Hospital Research Center at the heart of the Court of Sciences on the UCLA Westwood campus (pictured on next page). As Director of the Orthopaedic Hospital Research Center, John Adams, M.D., (pictured below) was charged with realizing this expanded vision by mounting a bold recruiting effort to create an interschool (i.e., medicine, engineering, dentistry,

    etc.), transdisciplinary,

    extramurally-funded, bench-to-bedside team science approach to childhood and

    adult musculoskeletal disease. The recruitment effort culminated this spring with the addition of 22 new faculty members from around the world to laboratories in the Orthopaedic Hospital Research Center.


    Highlights of this expansion from 2007 include: 1) a 10-fold increase to $5.5M in annual, peer-reviewed grant funding coming to the Department, moving the Department to number seven on the list of the top NIH-granted departments in the country; 2) the first ever NIH training grant in Orthopaedic Surgery for UCLA principled by John Adams, M.D. and Karen Lyons, Ph.D., (pictured above), representing the only such training grant in orthopaedic surgery west of St. Louis, 3) the first ever large-scale grant ($5.6M total) from the California Institute for Regenerative Medicine for bone regeneration research principled by Chia Soo, M.D., and Bruno Peault, Ph.D.; and 4) presentation to the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery of an $82 million Clinical and Translational Science Award by the NIH, the largest single grant to the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA. None of these efforts would have been possible without advice,

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    support and teamwork contributed by the Broad Stem Cell Institute, the Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center, the Department of Molecular, Cell and Developmental Biology in the UCLA College of Letters and Science, and the Clinical and Translational Science Institute.

    The Orthopaedic Hospital Research Center on the Westwood campus provides a fertile environment for our researchers

    and clinicians to innovate and collaborate in pediatric orthopaedic science. Karen Lyons, Ph.D. has received international awards for her breakthrough work in skeletal development and growth-plate biology while Deborah Krakow, M.D., and Dan Cohn, Ph.D., (both pictured above) have identified several key genetic mutations that cause dwarfism. These discoveries have lead to a better understanding of bone diseases that affect children and are the basis for novel future treatments. Our clinicians and scientists are also focused on translational research that enhances orthopaedic treatment for children by improving surgical techniques and non-surgical care. In collaboration with the pediatric spine surgeons, Sophia Sangiorgio, Ph.D., and Edward Ebramzadeh, Ph.D., have developed an experimental model to test and compare surgical techniques used in scoliosis surgery. Their work will be presented at this years Scoliosis Research Society meeting. Mauricio Silva, M.D., maintains one of the largest prospective pediatric trauma registries in the country. The analysis of this database has resulted in several recent JBJS publications that are likely to shape the evidence-based treatment of pediatric elbow fractures. He and Fabrizio Billi, Ph.D., are also collaborating with scientists in UCLAs School of Engineering to develop a wireless technology that can improve the fit and function of casts used to treat childrens fractures. In the field of motor disorders, Eileen Fowler, Ph.D., P.T., (pictured) and

    her team have recently developed and validated a method to measure selective motor control that can predict the success of surgery for patients with cerebral palsy. We are proud of the

    UCLA/Orthopaedic Hospital partnership and the significant contributions our pediatric orthopaedic clinicians and scientists have made. We look forward to further advances that help children overcome their musculoskeletal injuries and disease. The Orthopaedic Hospital Research Center remains dedicated to its founding principles. First, that major advances in understanding the pathobiology and management of those diseases that are most frequently encountered by the practicing orthopaedic surgeon (e.g., fractures, joint instability, etc.) can be best achieved by teams of scientists with expertise ranging from molecular biology to clinical care of patients. Second, understanding the developmental events that shape formation of the musculoskeletal system from fetal to adult life will inform us about the deconstruction of the system that happens with aging and disease. Third, that development of mouse models of common human orthopaedic disease, where genes in the mouse can be knocked out or amplified, will allow us to develop personalized-, molecularly-targeted preventative and treatment regimens. Finally, by bringing the cadre of clinician-scientists into a

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    common practice setting in the new Orthopaedic Hospital in at the Santa Monica-UCLA Medical Center and Orthopaedic Hospital, we hope to translate basic discoveries made in the Orthopaedic Hospital Research Center to a new standard of orthopaedic health care for both children and adults.

    Another study is focusing on bone formation as well as spinal fusion. We are utilizing bone graft substitutes along with the appropriate growth factors to optimize the healing of the spinal fusions through the least amount of invasiveness with minimally invasive techniques. Our previous studies have shown that with gene therapy, we have been able to achieve spinal fusion in a very efficient manner. We hope to optimize this with

    the use of new bone graft materials with new growth factors in order to obtain 100% spinal fusion ultimately, for our patients. We hope to start clinical trials in this soon. Another study we are looking at is the suppression of tumors. One of the growth factors that we have invented in our laboratory here at UCLA has shown an effect to inhibit BMP, bone morphogenic growth factors many tumors rely on to grow. We have shown the addition of this novel growth factor can suppress the growth of tumor cells. We have initiated a project where we are attempting to use this novel protein to inhibit the growth of tumors. We ultimately hope that this will act as a new therapeutic method in the fight against cancer. A new technology of dynamic MRI imaging will allow us to identify the pathology for patients with spine problems. We have previously published over 18 scientific articles, looking at the effect of dynamic motion MRI in identifying spinal pathology. We are perfecting this technique and hope to institute this as a part of our standard treatment protocol for patients with spinal problems.

    RESEARCH: THE UCLA SPINE PROGRAM The Spine Service continues to explore new areas in both basic science and clinical research in the area of spinal disorders. We have a world-class laboratory that continues to attract surgeons on an international level to come and participate in our research efforts. We have seven ongoing international fellowships for surgeons to come and collaborate on our research projects. One of our publications was named the outstanding paper award this past year by The Spine Journal. We recently received an OREF (Orthopaedic Research and Education Foundation) grant for starting a biologics registry for spinal fusion. Our basic science efforts encompass several novel projects for regeneration of the spinal tissues/discs. We are utilizing the most novel gene therapy transfer techniques along with pleuripotent stem cells in order to regenerate the disc. Through our previous work of injecting growth factors into disc, we have been able to generate these discs in our prior studies. We are trying to optimize this effect with the addition of stem cell technology to optimize the number of cells, the concentration of growth factors, as well as the optimal gene transfer in order to perfect the best technique to regenerate the disc. We hope that this will soon move from the animal models into human trials.

    The Division of Sports Medicine continues to be productive in a number of research areas. Our orthopaedic biomechanics lab has expanded with the addition of Daniel Boguszewski, Ph.D. Dr. Boguszewski obtained his Ph.D. from the University of Cincinnati where he developed expertise with a sophisticated robotic testing apparatus. We recently acquired an industrial robot (pictured on next page) for mechanical testing and are looking forward to coupling this exciting new technique with existing techniques pioneered by Keith Markolf, Ph.D. Our bioengineers, along with Drs. David McAllister and Frank Petrigliano, have formed a new collaboration with the UCLA Electrical Engineering Department Wireless Health initiative to develop novel ways to measure knee biomechanics and knee injury mechanisms in patients. Drs. McAllister and Petrigliano have established a lab at the Greater Los Angeles VA Medical Center and continue to collaborate with Ben Wu, D.D.S., Ph.D. in the Department of


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    Bioengineering and Patricia Zuk, Ph.D. in the Department of Plastic Surgery on tissue engineering for ACL reconstruction and rotator cuff repair. Drs. Sharon Hame and David McAllister continue to participate in clinical research including outcomes of ACL reconstruction. Both are co-investigators in the NIH-funded multicenter ACL Revision Surgery (MARS) study. Both also continue to collect and analyze data on primary ACL reconstruction. Drs. Hame, McAllister, Gamradt, and Petrigliano have all recently completed studies on the incidence of shoulder and knee procedures using the Peardiver database.

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    Jeffrey Eckardt, MD Professor and Chair, Orthopaedic Surgery, UCLA

    Anthony Scaduto, MD Executive Vice Chair and President and CAO, LAOH

    Jeffrey Wang, MD Vice Chair of Clinical Operations, Orthopaedic Surgery, UCLA

    John Adams, MD Vice Chair of Research, Orthopaedic Surgery, UCLA

    James Luck, MD Residency Program Director, Orthopaedic Surgery, UCLA/OH

    FACULTY There are presently 73 faculty members in our Department of Orthopaedic Surgery:

    Foot and Ankle Surgery Andrea Cracchiolo III, MD (Emeritus) Nelson SooHoo, MD (Division Chief) Lewis Zionts, MD

    General Orthopaedics Peter Alexakis, MD Bruce Brown, MD, PhD S. Andrew Schwartz, MD

    Hand Surgery Kodi Azari, MD Prosper Benhaim, MD (Division Chief) Scott Mitchell, MD

    Joint Replacement Benjamin Bengs, MD Bruce Brown, MD, PhD Francis Cyran, MD Gerald Finerman, MD Eric Johnson, MD James Luck, MD Bert Thomas, MD (Division Chief)

    Musculoskeletal Oncology Susan Bukata, MD Francis Cyran, MD Jeffrey Eckardt, MD (Division Chief)

    Osteoporosis John Adams, MD Susan Bukata, MD Aurelia Nattiv, MD

    Pediatric Orthopaedics/Orthopaedic Hospital Richard Bowen, MD James Luck, MD William Oppenheim, MD Anthony Scaduto, MD (Division Chief) Mauricio Silva, MD Lewis Zionts, MD

    Spine Surgery/PM&R Richard Bowen, MD Michael Daubs, MD David Fish, MD, MPH (PM&R) Jae Jung, MD (PM&R) Anthony Scaduto, MD A. Nick Shamie, MD Jeffrey Wang, MD (Division Chief)

    Sports Medicine Richard Bowen, MD Gerald Finerman, MD Sharon Hame, MD David McAllister, MD (Division Chief) Robert Pedowitz, MD, PhD

    Frank Petrigliano, MD

    Sports Medicine & Non-Operative Orthopaedics John DiFiori, MD (Division Chief) Heather Gillespie, MD, MPH Aurelia Nattiv, MD Daniel Vigil, MD

    Trauma Surgery Benjamin Bengs, MD Eric Farrell, MD Devon Jeffcoat, MD Eric Johnson, MD (Division Chief)

    Shriners Hospital Katherine Au, MD Robert Cho, MD Anna Cuomo, MD Kathryn Doughty, MD Colin Mosely, MD Kit Song, MD (Service Chief) Hugh Watts, MD

    VA Hospital Bruce Brown, MD, PhD Francis Cyran, MD Sharon Hame, MD Eric Johnson, MD David McAllister, MD Scott Mitchell, MD Frank Petrigliano, MD Nelson SooHoo, MD (Service Chief) Bert Thomas, MD Steven Zeitzew, MD

    Research Faculty John Adams, MD (Vice Chair of Research) Maria-Grazia Ascenzi, PhD Paul Bajaj, PhD Fabrizio Billi, PhD Daniel Boguszewski, PhD Patricia Campbell, PhD Daniel Cohn, PhD Gay Crooks, PhD Edward Ebramzadeh, PhD Denis Evseenko, MD, PhD Eileen Fowler, PhD, PT Martin Hewison, PhD Luisa Iruela-Arispe, PhD Deborah Krakow, MD Susan Krum, PhD Timothy Lane, PhD Philip Liu, PhD Daniel Lu, MD, PhD Zhen Lu, PhD Karen Lyons, PhD Keith Markolf, PhD Harry McKellop, PhD Shen Pang, PhD Sang-Hyun Park, PhD Bruno Peault, PhD Sophia Sangiorgio, PhD Fu Wen Shen, PhD B. Chia Soo, MD Kang Ting, DMD Howard Winet, PhD Benjamin Wu, DDS, PhD

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    1. Vitamin D, 3rd Edition, Feldman DR, Pike JW, Adams JS, eds, San Diego, Elsevier Press, 2011.

    2. Chen H, Gilbert LC, Lu X, Liu Z, You S, Weitzmann MN, Nanes MS, Adams JS. Estrogen response element binding protein stimulates osteoclastogenesis and bone resorption. J Bone Min Res. 26:2537-2547, 2011. PMCID: PMC3417837.

    3. Fabri M, Stenger S, Shin D, Yuk J, Liu PT, Realegeno S, Lee H, Krutzik SR, Schenk M, Sieling PA, Teles R, Montoya D, Iyer SS, Bruns H, Lewinsohn DM, Hollis BW, Hewison M, Adams JS, Steinmeyer A, Zgel U, Cheng G, Jo E, Bloom BR, Modlin RL. Vitamin D is required for IFN- mediated antimicrobial activity of human macrophages. Sci Transl Med. 3:104ra102, 2011. PMCID: PMC3269210

    4. Billi F, Benya B, Kavanaugh A, Adams JS, Ebramzadeh E, McKellop H. The John Charnley Award: An accurate and extremely sensitive method to separate, display and characterize wear debris; part 1polythylene particles. Clin Orthopaed Rel Res. 470:329-338, 2012. PMCID: PMC 3254734.

    5. James AW, Pang S, Askarinam A, Corselli M, Zara JN, Goyal R, Chang L, Pan A, Shen J, Yuan W, Stoker D, Zhang X, Adams JS, Ting K, Soo C. Additive effects of sonic hedgehog and Nell-1 signaling in osteogenic versus adipogenic differentiation of human adipose-derived stromal cells. Stem Cells Dev. 21:2170-2178, 2012. PMCID: PMC3411358.

    Kodi Azari, M.D. 1. Azari K, Imbriglia JE, Goitz RJ, Shores JT, Balk ML,

    Brandacher G, Schneeberger S, Gorantla V, Lee WP.HandTransplantion: The Donor and Operation Journal of Reconstructive Microsurgery (2012) 28(1) 27-34

    2. Sue McDiarmid and Kodi Azari Donor Related Issues in Hand Transplantaion Hand Clinics (2011) 27:4 545-54

    3. Tristan L. Hartzell, Prosper Benhaim, Joeseph E Imbriglia, Jaimie Shores, Robert J. Goitz, Marshall Balk, Scott Mitchell, Roee Rubinstein, Vijay Gorantla, Stephan Schneeberger, Gerald Brandacher, W. P. Andrew Lee,Kodi K. Azari Surgical and Technical Aspects of Hand Transplantation Is it Just Another Replant? Hand Clinics (2011) 27:4 521-30.

    4. Immune Modulation for Hand Transplantation: Changing the Risk-Benefit Balance. Brandacher G, Gorantla VS, Schneeberger S, Shores JT, Imbriglia JE, Azari K, Donnenberg AD, Cooney DS, Losee JE, Lee WPA. J Healthcare, Science, Humanities, 2011;1(4):62-68.

    5. Elaine Horibe Song, Afshin Shirazian, Brian

    Binns, Yuedi Fleming, Lydia M. Ferreira, Rod J. Rohrich, Kodi Azari Benchmarking academic plastic surgery services in the U.S. Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (2012) 129(6):1407-18.

    Benjamin Bengs, M.D.

    1. Bengs BC, Sangiorgio SN, Ebramzadeh E. Achieving Clinically Adequate Stem Fixation Despite Severe Proximal Femoral Bone Loss. Poster # P039 Orthopedic Research Society Annual Meeting, San Fransisco, CA, 2012.

    2. Sangiorgio S, Knutsen A, Kalma J, Ebramzadeh E, Bengs B. Can a Dual-tapered Press-fit Stem be used in Cases with Severe Proximal Femoral Defects? AAOS, Poster 2043. Annual Meeting in San Francisco, CA

    3. Sugi M, Sheridan K, Lewis L, Huang MH, Nattiv A, Kado DM, BC Bengs. "Active referral intervention following fragility fractures leads to enhanced osteoporosis follow-up care. Journal of Osteoporosis (accepted, 2012)

    4. Sangiorgio S, Ebramzadeh E, Knutsen A, Kalma J, Bengs B. Can a Dual-tapered Press-fit Stem be used in Cases with Severe Proximal Femoral Defects? Journal of Biomaterials and Biomechanics (accepted, 2012)

    5. Aaron W. James, Jia Shen, Xinli Zhang, Michael Chiang, Asal Askarinam, Raghav Goyal, Alan Nguyen, Janette N. Zara, Greg Asatrian, Jonguk Chung, Benjamin Bengs, Cymbeline T. Culiat, A. Simon Turner, Howard B. Seim III, John S. Adams, Kang Ting, Chia Soo. Nell-1 Regulates Osteoblast / Osteoclast Activity and Activates Wnt/-catenin Signaling: A New Cause and Treatment for Osteoporosis. (submitted for publication)

    Prosper Benhaim, M.D. 1. Benhaim P, Anthony JP, Lin LYT, McCalmont TH,

    Mathes SJ. A long-term study of allogeneic rat hindlimb transplants immunosuppressed with RS-61443. Transplantation 1993, 56(4): 911-917.

    2. Tejwani SG, Markolf KL, Benhaim P. Graft reconstruction of the interosseous membrane in conjunction with metallic radial head replacement: a cadaveric study. Journal of Hand Surgery 2005, 30A(2): 335-342.

    3. Markolf KL, Tejwani SG, Benhaim P. Effects of wafer resection and hemiresection from the distal ulna on load-sharing at the wrist: a cadaveric study. Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery 2005, 30A(2): 351-358.

    4. Dragoo JL, Lieberman JR, Lee RS, DeUgarte DA, Lee Y, Zuk PA, Hedrick MH, Benhaim P. Tissue engineered bone from BMP-2 transduced stem cells derived from human fat. Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery 2005, 115(6): 1665-1673.

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    5. Dragoo JL, Carlson G, McCormick F, Khan-Farooqi H, Zhu M, Zuk PA, Benhaim P. Healing full-thickness cartilage defects using adipose-derived stem cells. Tissue Engineering 2007, 13(7): 1615-1621.

    Nicholas Bernthal, M.D.

    1. Kremen TJ Jr, Bernthal NM, Eckardt MA, Eckardt JJ. Giant cell tumor of bone: are we stratifying results appropriately? Clin Orthop Relat Res. 2012 Mar;470(3):677-83.

    2. Bernthal NM, Federman N, Eilber FR, Nelson SD, Eckardt JJ, Eilber FC, Tap WD. Long-term results (>25 years) of a randomized, prospective clinical trial evaluating chemotherapy in patients with high-grade, operable osteosarcoma. Cancer. 2012 Dec 1;118(23):5888-93. doi: 10.1002/cncr.27651. Epub 2012 May 30.

    3. Pribaz JR, Bernthal NM, Wong TC, Silva M. Lateral spurring (overgrowth) after pediatric lateral condyle fractures. J Pediatr Orthop. 2012 Jul-Aug;32(5):456-60.

    4. Silva M, Knutsen AR, Kalma JJ, Borkowski SL, Bernthal NM, Spencer HT, Sangiorgio SN, Ebramzadeh E. Biomechanical Testing of Pin Configurations in Supracondylar Humeral Fractures: The Effect of Medial Column Comminution. J Orthop Trauma. 2012 Aug 28. [Epub ahead of print]

    5. Niska JA, Meganck JA, Pribaz JR, Shahbazian JH, Lim E, Zhang N, Rice BW, Akin A, Ramos RI, Bernthal NM, Francis KP, Miller LS. Monitoring bacterial burden, inflammation and bone damage longitudinally using optical and CT imaging in an orthopaedic implant infection in mice. PLoS One. 2012;7(10):e47397. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0047397. Epub 2012 Oct 17.

    Rick Bowen, M.D.

    1. POSNA Traveling Fellowship Recipient (2008) 2. Bowen RE, Scaduto AA, Banuelos S. Does early

    thoracic fusion exacerbate preexisting restrictive lung disease in congenital scoliosis patients? J Pediatr Orthop 28: 506-511, 2008.

    3. Bowen RE, Scaduto AA, Banuelos S. Decreased body mass index and restrictive lung disease in congenital thoracic scoliosis. J Pediatr Orthop 28:665-8, 2008.

    4. Bowen RE, Gardner S, Scaduto AA, Eagan M, Beckstead J. Efficacy of intraoperative cell salvage systems in pediatric idiopathic scoliosis patients undergoing posterior spinal fusion with segmental spinal instrumentation.Spine (Phila Pa 1976). 35:246-51, 2010.

    5. Bowen RE. Knee injuries in the youth athlete. Curr Orthop Prac 2012; 23: 422-428.

    Susan Bukata, M.D. 1. Houck J, Kneiss J, Bukata SV, Puzas JE. Analysis of

    vertical ground reaction force variables during a Sit to Stand task in participants recovering from a hip fracture. Clin Biomech 2011 Jun; 26(5): 470-6.

    2. Takahata M, Awad HA, OKeefe RJ, Bukata SV, Schwarz EM. Endogenous tissue engineering: PTH therapy for skeletal repair. Cell Tissue Res 2011 May 31 [Epub ahead of print]

    3. Kates SL, Bukata SV, DiGiovanni BF, Friedman SL, et al. A guide to improving the care of patients with fragility fractures. Geriatric Orthopaedic Surgery & Rehabilitation 2011; 2(1): 5-37.

    4. Sampson ER, Chen D, Schwarz EM, Bukata SV, OKeefe RJ, Awad H, Puzas JE, Zuscik MJ, Rosier RN. Teriparatide as a chondro-regenerative therapy for injury-induced knee osteoarthritis. Science Translational Medicine 2011 Sept 21; 3(101): 101ra93.

    5. Kneiss JA, Houck JR, Bukata SV, Puzas JE. Influence of Upper Extremity Assistance on Lower Extremity Force Application Symmetry in Individuals Post-Hip Fracture During the Sit-to-Stand Task. Journal of Orthopaedic & Sports Physical Therapy 2012, May; 42(5): 474-481.

    Michael Daubs, M.D.

    1. Patton CM, Hung M, Lawrence BD, Patel A, Woodbury AM, Brodke DS, Daubs MD. Psychological Distress in a Department of Veterans Affairs Spine Patient Population. The Spine J. 2011 Nov 15 (epub ahead of print)

    2. Daubs MD, Lenke LG, Kim YJ, Cheh G, Stobbs G, Bridwell KH. Does Correction of Preoperative Coronal Imbalance Make a Difference in Outcomes of Adult Deformity Patients? Accepted for publication Spine. June 2012

    3. Daubs MD, Patel AA, Lawrence BD, Brodke DS. Excision of the Posterior Longitudinal Ligament During Anterior Cervical Corpectomy: A Biomechanical Study. Accepted for publication September 12, 2012.J Spinal Disorders.

    4. Daubs MD, Lenke LG, Cheh G, Bridwell KH, Kim YJ, Stobbs G. Decompression Alone Versus Decompression with Limited Fusion for the Treatment of Degenerative Lumbar Scoliosis in the Elderly Patient . Accepted for publication Sept 5 2012.Evidence Based Spine Journal.

    5. Tan Y, Montgomery SR, Aghdasi BG, Inoue H, Kaner T, Tian H, Terrell R, Zhang X, Wang JC, Daubs MD. The Effect of Corticosteroid Administration on Soft Tissue Inflammation Associated with rhBMP-2 use in a Rodent Model of Inflammation. Spine (Phila Pa 1976). 2012 Nov 28. [Epub ahead of print]


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    John DiFiori, M.D. 1. Babikian T, DiFiori J, Giza C. Pathophysiologic

    Outcomes of Mild Traumatic Brain Injuryin Pediatric Mild Traumatic Brain Injury: From Basic Science to Clinical Management. Kirkwood M , Yeates K editors. Guilford Press, 2012.

    2. Giza C and DiFiori JP. Pathophysiology of Sports-Related Concussion: Basic Science and Translational Research. Sports Health , 3(1):46-51, 2011.

    3. DiFiori, JP. Overuse Injury of the Physis: A Growing Problem. Clinical Journal of Sport Medicine. 20(5):336-337, September 2010.

    4. Choe MC, Babikian T, DiFiori J, Hovda DA, Giza CC. A pediatric perspective on concussion pathophysiology. Curr Opin Pediatr. 2012 Dec;24(6):689-95.

    5. Drezner JA, Ackerman MJ, Anderson J, Ashley E, Asplund CA, Baggish AL, Brjesson M, Cannon BC, Corrado D, Difiori JP, Fischbach P, Froelicher V, Harmon KG, Heidbuchel H, Marek J, Owens DS, Paul S, Pelliccia A, Prutkin JM, Salerno JC, Schmied CM, Sharma S, Stein R, Vetter VL, Wilson MG. Electrocardiographic interpretation in athletes: the 'Seattle Criteria'. Br J Sports Med. 2013 Feb;47(3):122-4.

    Jeffrey Eckardt, M.D.

    1. Kremen, TJ Jr., Bernthal, N.M., Eckardt, M.A., Eckardt, J.J. Giant Cell Tumor of Bone: Are We Stratifying Results Appropriately? Clin Orthop Rel Res. 2012 Mar;470(3): 677-83.

    2. Herrmann. K., Benz, M.R., Czernin, J., Allen-Auerbach, M.S., Tap, W.D., Dry, S.M., Schuster, T., Eckardt, J.J., Phelps, M.E., Weber, W.A. and Eilber, F.C. 18F-FDG PET/CT Imaging as an Early Survival Predictor in Patients with Primary High Grade Soft Tissue Sarcomas undergoing Neoadjuvant Therapy. Clin Cancer Res. 2012 Apr;18(7): 2024-31.

    3. UyBico, S.J., Motamedi, K., Omura, M.C., Nelson, S.D., Eilber, F.C., Eckardt, J., and Seeger, L.L. Relevance of Compartmental Anatomic Guidelines for Biopsy of Musculoskeletal Tumors: Retrospective Review of 363 Biopsies over a 6-Year Period. J Vasc Interv Radiol 2012 Apr;23(4): 511-18 e1-2.

    4. Bernthal, N.M.; Federman, N.; Eilber, F.R.; Nelson, S.D.; Eckardt, J.J.; Eilber, F.C.; Tap, W.D. Long-Term Results (>25 years) of a Randomized, Prospective Clinical Trial Evaluating Chemotherapy in Patients with High-Grade, Operable Osteosarcoma. Cancer, 2012 Dec;118(23): 5888-93.

    5. Mitton, B.; Seeger, L.L.; Eckardt, M.A.; Motamedi, K.; Eilber, F.C.; Nelson, S.D.; Eckardt, J.J.; Federman, N. Image-Guided Percutaneous Core Needle Biopsies of Musculoskeletal Lesions in Children. Journal of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology. Accepted 2012.

    Eric Farrell, M.D. 1. 1. Farrell ED, Lafferty P: Tibial Plateau Fracture

    Infection, failure of fixation and instability. Prevention of Complications in Fracture Surgery. Ed by M. Archdeacon. SLACK Incorp., Thorofare, NJ. 2012

    2. Nydick JA, Farrell ED, Marcantonio AJ, Hume EL, Marburger R, Ostrum RF. The Use of Clopidogrel (Plavix) in Patients Undergoing Nonelective Orthopaedic Surgery. J Orthop Trauma. 2010 Jun; 24(6):383-6.

    3. Farrell ED, Gardner MJ, Krieg JC, Chip Routt ML Jr. The Upper Sacral Nerve Root Tunnel: an Anatomic and Clinical Study. J Orthop Trauma. 2009 May-Jun; 23(5): 333-9.

    4. Gardner MJ, Farrell ED, Nork SE, Segina DN, Routt ML Jr. Percutaneous Placement of Iliosacral Screws without Electrodiagnostic Monitoring. J Trauma. 2009 May; 66(5): 1411-5.

    5. Cannada LK, Jones TR, Guerrero-Bejarano M, Viehe T, Levy M, Farrell ED, Ostrum RF. Retrograde Intramedullary Nailing of Femoral Diaphyseal Fractures Caused by Low-Velocity Gunshots. Orthopedics. 2009 Mar; 32(3): 162.

    David Fish, M.D.

    1. Evaluating Correlation of Two Pain Scales in Spinal Procedures. Fish DE, Lee PC, Parti A, Pham Q. Fed Pract. 2010;27(5):24-28

    2. The Risk of Radiation Exposure to the Eyes of the Interventional Pain Physician Fish DE, Kim A, et al. Radiology Research and Practice Volume 2011, March 2011.

    3. Pain Medicine Pocketpedia Kim HS, Fish DE, Choi H Lippincott Publishing; ISBN-10: 0781772184. May 2011.

    4. Evaluation of the Patient with Neck Versus Shoulder Pain Fish DE, Gerstman BA, Lin V Phys Med Rehabil Clin N Am 22 (2011) 395410.

    5. Thoracic Outlet Syndrome Ozoa G, Alves D, Fish DE. Phys Med Rehabil Clin N Am. 2011 Aug;22 (3):473-83.

    Seth Gamradt, M.D.

    1. Accepted, American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons (ASES) October, 2012. American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine (AOSSM) Traveling Fellowship. South America 2011

    2. Gamradt SC, Gelber J, Zhang AL. Shoulder function and pain level after revision of failed reverse shoulder replacement to hemiarthroplasty. Int J Shoulder Surg. 2012 Apr;6(2):29-35.

    3. Montgomery SR, Petrigliano FA, Gamradt SC. Failed rotator cuff surgery, evaluation and decision making. Clin Sports Med. 2012 Oct;31(4):693-712.


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    4. Zhang AL, Kreulen C, Ngo SS, Hame SL, Wang JC, Gamradt SC. Demographic trends in arthroscopic SLAP repair in the United States. Am J Sports Med. 2012 May;40(5):1144-7.

    5. Montgomery SR, Petrigliano FA, Gamradt SC. Biologic augmentation of rotator cuff repair. Curr Rev Musculoskelet Med. 2011 Dec;4(4):221-30.

    Heather Gillespie, M.D. 1. Gillespie, H. Nonsteroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drugs,

    General Risks of Prophylactic, Acute, and Long-Term Use. ACSMs Health and Fitness Journal. 2011: Vol 15 (6) 46-47.

    2. Gillespie, HM. Osteochondroses and Apophyseal Injuries of the Foot in the Young Athlete, Current Sports Medicine Reports. 2010. Sep-Oct;9(5):265-8.

    3. Rich Sisson, MD, Heather Gillespie, MD, MPH, John DiFiori, MD, Youth Sports Injuries Presenting to an Urban Underserved Primary Care Sports Medicine Clinic. Poster Presentation, AMSSM May 2011.

    4. Gillespie, HM, Dexter WW. Treatment Options for Osteoarthritis of the Hip in Seidenberg PH, Bowen JD: The Hip and Pelvis in Sports Medicine and Primary Care. 2010; 297-315.

    Sharon Hame, M.D.

    1. Brophy R.H., Wright R.W., David T.S., McCormack R.G., Sekiya J.K., Svoboda S.J., Huston L.J., Haas A.K., Steger-May K.; for the Multicenter ACL Revision Study (MARS) Group (Hame S. L.): Association between previous meniscal surgery and the incidence of chondral lesions at revision anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction. Am J Sports Med. 2012 Apr; 40(4):808-814. Epub 2012 Feb 28.

    2. Zhang, A., Ngo, S., Kreulen, C., Hame, S. L., Wang, J., Gamradt, S: Demographic Trends in Arthroscopic SLAP Repair in the United States. Am J Sports Med 2012 May 40(5) Epub 2012 Feb 9.

    3. Hame, S.L., Nguyen, V., Ellerman, J., Ngo, S., Wang, J., Gamradt, S.: Complications of arthroscopic meniscectomy in the older population. Am J Sports Med 2012 June 40(6) 1402-5 Epub 2012 April 10.

    4. Montgomery S.R., Ngo S.S., Hobson T., Nguyen S., Alluri R., Wang J.C., Hame S.L..: Trends and Demographics in Hip Arthroscopy in the United States. Arthroscopy. 2013 Jan 31. [Epub ahead of print]

    5. Zhang A.L., Montgomery S.R., Ngo S.S., Hame S.L., Wang JC, Gamradt S.C.: Analysis of rotator cuff repair trends in a large private insurance population. Arthroscopy. 2013 Jan 31. [Epub ahead of print]

    Devon Jeffcoat, M.D.

    1. Devon Jeffcoat , Eben A. Carroll, Florian G. Huber, Anna N. Miller, Dean G. Lorich, David L. Helfet.

    Operative Treatment of Acetabular Fractures in an Older Population Through a limited Ilioinguinal Approach, J Orthop Trauma. 2012 May;26(5):284-9

    2. Chan D, Jeffcoat D, Lorich D, Helfet D; Nonunions around the Knee, Int Orthop, 2010. Feb;34(2):271-81.

    3. Neil R. MacIntyre, MD, Devon M. Jeffcoat, MD, Daniel B. Chan, MD, Dean G. Lorich, MD and David L. Helfet. The Experiences of a Surgical Response Team in Haiti. Am J Orthop. 2010;39(4):172-174

    4. Neil R. MacIntyre, MD, Devon M. Jeffcoat, MD, Daniel B. Chan, MD, Dean G. Lorich, MD and David L. Helfet. The 2010 Haiti Earthquake: Lessons Learned?". Techniques in Hand and Upper Extremity Surgery, 2010;14(2):64

    5. Fermor B, Jeffcoat D, Hennerbichler A, Pisetsky DS, Weinberg JB, Guilak F. The effects of cyclic mechanical strain and tumor necrosis factor alpha on the response of cells of the meniscus. Osteoarthritis Cartilage. 2004 Dec;12(12):956-62

    David McAllister, M.D.

    1. Markolf KL, Jackson SR, McAllister DR: Force Measurements in the Medial Meniscus Posterior Horn Attachment; Effects of ACL Removal. Am J Sports Med. 2012 Feb;40(2):332-8. Epub 2011 Nov 15. PMID: 22085731

    2. Chung AS, Hwang HS, Das D, Zuk P, McAllister DR, Wu B: Lamellar Stack Formation and Degradative Behaviors of Hydrolytically Degraded Poly(- aprolactone) and Poly(glycolide--caprolactone) Blended Fibers. J Biomed Mater Res B Appl Biomater. 2012 Jan;100(1):274-84. doi: 10.1002/jbm.b.31950. Epub 2011 Nov 9. PMID: 22069303

    3. Markolf KL, Jackson SR, McAllister DR: Relationship Between Pivot Shift and Lachman Tests in the ACL Reconstructed Knee: A Cadaveric Study. J Bone Joint Surg Am. 2010 Sep 1;92(11):2067-75.PMID: 20810856

    4. Markolf KL, Jackson SR, McAllister DR: A Comparison of 11 O'clock vs. Oblique Femoral Tunnels in the ACL Reconstructed Knee: Knee Kinematics During a Simulated Pivot Test. Am J Sports Med. 2010 May;38(5):912-7.PMID: 20308433

    5. Keith L. Markolf, Samuel Park, Steven R. Jackson, and David R. McAllister: Simulated Pivot Shift Testing With Single and Double Bundle ACL Reconstructions. J Bone Joint Surg Am. 2008 Aug;90(8):1681-9.PMID: 18676898

    Scott Mitchell, M.D.

    1. Ricci WM, Bolhofner BR, Loftus T, Cox C, Mitchell S, and Borrelli J Jr. Surgical Technique: Indirect reduction and plate fixation, without grafting, for

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    periprosthetic femoral shaft fractures about a stable intramedullary implant. Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery Am. 2006;88(Supp 1):275-282.

    2. Gabbay JS, Heller JB, Mitchell SA, Zuk PA, Spoon DB, Wasson KL, Jarrahy R, Benhaim P, Bradley JP. Osteogenic potentiation of human adipose-derived stem cells in a 3-dimensional matrix. Annals of Plastic Surgery. 2006 Jul; 57(1):89-93.

    3. Heller JB, Gabbay JS, Wasson K, Mitchell S, Heller MM, Zuk P, Bradley JP. Cranial suture response to stress: Expression patterns of Noggin and Runx2. Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. 2007 Jun;119(7):2037-45.

    4. Gabbay JS, Mitchell SA, Alban RF, Heller JB, Chopra R, Feldmar D Nisim AA, Kulber D. Use of a novel active implant forearm device in treating lateral tendinosis. Orthopedics. 2007 Dec;30(12):1005-9

    5. Hartzell TL, Benhaim P, Imbriglia J, Shores J, Goitz R, Balk M, Mitchell S, Rubinstein R, Gorantla V, Schneeberger S, Brandacher G, Lee WP, Azari KK. Surgical and Technical Aspects of Hand Transplantation: Is it Just Another Replant? Hand Clinics. 2011 Nov; 27(4):521-530.

    Aurelia Nattiv, M.D. 1. Sugi MT, Sheridan K, Lewis L, Nattiv A, Kado DM,

    Bengs B. Active referral intervention following fragility fractures leads to enhanced osteoporosis follow-up care. Journal of Osteoporosis, vol 2012, 2012.

    2. Arends J, Cheung M, Barrack M, Nattiv A. Restoration of menses with nonpharmacologic therapy in collegiate athletes with menstrual disturbances: A 5 year retrospective study. Int J Sport Nutr Exerc Metab Apr: 22(2):98-108, 2012.

    3. Ascenzi, M-G, Hetzer N, Lomovtsev A, Rude R, Nattiv A, Favia A. Variation of trabecular architecture in proximal femur of postmenopausal women. Journal of Biomechanics 44 (2):248-26, 2011.

    4. Nattiv A [Chair], Loucks A, Manore M, Sundgot-Borgen J, Warren M. The American College of Sports Medicine Position Stand on the Female Athlete Triad. Med Sci Sports Exerc, 39(10): 1867-188, 2007.

    5. White SC, Atchison KA, Gornbein JA, Nattiv A, Paganini-Hill A, Service SK. Risk factors for fracture in older women: the Leisure World Cohort Study. Gender Medicine 3(2): 110-123, 2006.

    William Oppenheim, M.D.

    1. Ali, O., Shim, M., Fowler, E., Cohen, P., and Oppenheim, W.:Spinal Bone Mineral Density, IGF-1 and IGFBP-3 in Children with Cerebral Palsy. Hormone Research. 2007 Oct 2;68(6):316-320 [Epub ahead of print]

    2. Oppenheim WL. Complimentary and Alternative Methods in Cerebral Palsy. Dev Med Child Neurol. 2009 Oct;51 Suppl 4:122-9. Review.

    3. Fowler EG, Staudt LA, Greenberg MB, Oppenheim WL.Selective Control Assessment of the Lower Extremity (SCALE): development, validation, and interrater reliability of a clinical tool for patients with cerebral palsy. Dev Med Child Neurol. 2009 Aug;51(8):607-14. Epub 2009

    4. Goldberg EJ, Fowler EG, Oppenheim WL.Case Reports: The Influence of Selective Voluntary Motor Control on Gait After Hamstring Lengthening Surgery.Clin Orthop Relat Res. 2012 May 470(5):1320-6.

    Robert Pedowitz, M.D., Ph.D.

    1. Pedowitz RA, Yamaguchi K, Ahmad CS, Burks RT, Flatow EL, Green A, Ianotti JP, Miller BS, Tashjian RZ, Watters WC 3rd, Weber k, Turkelson CM, Wies JL, Anderson S, St Andre J, Boyer K, Raymond L, Sluka P, McGowan R: Optimizing the Management of Rotator Cuff Problems. Journal of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons. 19(6):368-79, 2011.

    2. Nofsinger C, Browning B, Burkhart SS, Pedowitz RA: Objective preoperative measurement of anterior glenoid bone loss: a pilot study of a computer-based method using unilateral 3-dimensional computed tomography. Arthroscopy: The Journal of Arthroscopic and Related Surgery 27(3):322-9, 2011.

    3. Pedowitz RA, Higashigawa K, Nguyen V: Level V Evidence - The 50% Rule in Arthroscopic and Orthopaedic Surgery. Arthroscopy: The Journal of Arthroscopic and Related Surgery 27(11):1584-7, 2011.

    4. Pedowitz RA: Commentary & Perspective: Does Every Question Need a Level-I Answer? Pragmatic and Ethical Considerations of Clinical Practice Guidelines. Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery 94: e13(1-2), 2012.

    5. Pedowitz RA, Marsh JL: Motor Skills Training in Orthopaedic Surgery: A Paradigm Shift Toward Simulation-Based Educational Curriculum. Journal of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, 20(7):407-9, 2012.

    Frank Petrigliano, M.D.

    1. Petrigliano FA, Musahl V, Citak M, Suero E, Pearle AP. The Effect of Meniscal Loss on Knee Stability After Single-Bundle ACL Reconstructions: A Cadaveric Experiment. Knee Surg Sports Traumatol Arthrosc. 2011 May 12. [Epub ahead of print]

    2. Petrigliano FA, Suero EM, Lane CG, Allen AA, Pearle AD. Combined PCL and Posterolateral Corner Insufficiency Results in a Reverse Pivot Shift. Clin Orthop Relat Res. 2011 Aug 27. [Epub ahead of print]

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    3. Montgomery SR, Petrigliano FA, Gamradt SC. Biologic augmentation of rotator cuff repair. Curr Rev Musculoskelet Med. 2011 Aug 19. [Epub ahead of print]

    4. Voos JE, Suero EM, Citak M, Petrigliano FA, Bosscher MR, Citak M, Wickiewicz TJ, Pearle AP. The effect of proximal tibial slope on stability of the anterior cruciate ligament-deficient knee. Knee Surg Sports Traumatol Arthrosc. 2011 Dec 20.

    5. Petrigliano FA, Suero EM, Voos JE, Wickiewicz TJ, Pearle AP, Allen AA. The effect of proximal tibial slope on dynamic stability testing of the posterior cruciate ligament- and posterolateral corner-deficient knee. Am J Sports Med. 2012 Mar 16. [Epub ahead of print]

    Anthony Scaduto, M.D.

    1. Scaduto AA, Hedequist D. Chapter 56: Pediatric Spine. Orthopaedic Knowledge Update (OKU): 10. Flynn, J. American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons. Rosemont, IL, 2011 pp. 87-107.

    2. Scaduto AA, Otsuka N. Treatment Options for Leg Length Discrepancy: Amputation and Prosthetic Fitting. In Management of Limb Length Discrepancy. AAOS Monograph. American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons. Hamdy RC (editor). Rosemont, Illinois. 2011.

    3. Wren TA, Otsuka NY, Bowen RE, Scaduto AA, Chan LS, Sheng M, Hara R, Kay RM. Influence of gait analysis on decision-making for lower extremity orthopaedic surgery: Baseline data from a randomized trial. Gait and Posture. 2011 July; 34(3): 364-369.

    4. Bowen RE, Gardner S, Scaduto AA, Eagan M, Beckstead J. Efficacy of intraoperative cell salvage machines in pediatric spinal deformity surgery. Spine. 35(2):246-251, January 15, 2010.

    5. Bowen RE, Scaduto AA, Banuelos S. Decreased Body mass index and Restrictive Lung Disease in Congenital Thoracic Scoliosis. Journal of Pediatric Orthopaedics. 2008 September; 28(6):665-668.

    A. Nick Shamie, M.D.

    1. Hong SW, Lee SH, Khoo LT, Yoon SH, Holly LT, Shamie AN, Wang JC. A Comparison of fixed-hole and slotted-hole dynamic plates for anterior cervical discectomy and fusion. J Spinal Disord Tech. 2010 Feb;23(1):22-6.

    2. Tsou P, Daffner SD, Holly LT, Shamie AN, Wang JC. A Comprehensive Subaxial Cervical Spine Injury Severity Assessment Model Using Numeric Scores and Its Predictive Value for Surgical Intervention. J Neurotrauma. 2011 Oct 12.

    3. Mikhael M, Wolf CF, Shamie AN, Wang JC. Minimally Invasive Techniques for the Posterior Cervical Spine:

    Foraminal Decompression and Instrumented Fusion. Oper Tech Orthop 21:240-244. 2011.

    5. Heyrani N, Picinic Norheim E, Elaine Ku Y, Nick Shamie A. Interspinous Process Implantation for the Treatment of Neurogenic Intermittent Claudication. Anesth Pain. 2012;2(1):36-41.

    Mauricio Silva, M.D.

    1. Spencer H, Wong M, Fong YJ, Penman A, Silva M. Prospective Longitudinal Evaluation of Elbow Motion Following Pediatric Supracondylar Humerus Fractures. J Bone Joint Surg, Am. 92:904-910, 2010.

    2. Bernthal NM, Hoshino CM, Dichter D, Wong MA, Silva M. Recovery of Range of Motion Following Pediatric Lateral Condyle Fractures of the Humerus. J Bone J Surg, Am. 93-A(9):871-877, 2011.

    3. Pribaz JR, Bernthal NM, Wong T, Silva M. Lateral Spurring Following Pediatric Lateral Condyle Fractures. J Pediatr Orthop, 32(5):456-60, 2012.

    4. Spencer HT, Dory FJ, Zionts LE, Dichter DH, Wong MA, Moazzaz P, Silva M. Type II Supracondylar Humerus Fractures: Can Some be Treated Non-operatively? J Pediatr Orthop, 32(7):675-81, 2012.

    5. Silva M, Eagan M, Wong MA, Dichter D, Ebramzadeh E, Zionts. A Comparison of Two Approaches to the Closed Treatment of Low-Energy Tibia Fractures in Children. J Bone Joint Surg (Am), 94(20):1845-1852, 2012.

    Nelson SooHoo, M.D.

    1. Career Development Award 2009-2013 Variation in the Quality of Care Patients Undergoing Total Joint Replacement Orthopaedic Research and Education Foundation

    2. SooHoo NF, Lieberman JR, Farng E, Park S, Jain S, Ko CY. Development of quality of care indicators for total joint replacement. BMJ Quality Safety. 2011 Feb;20(2):153-7.

    3. Fitzgerald J, SooHoo NF, Losina E, Katz JN. The potential impact on patient-hospital travel distance and access under a policy of preferential referral to high-volume knee replacement hospitals. Arthritis Care Res (Hoboken). 2012 Jun;64(6):890-7.

    4. International Guest Speaker, 1st Oriental Congress of Orthopaedics, Shanghai, China, 2012. Update on the treatment of Ankle Arthritis.

    5. International Guest Speaker. Korean Foot and Ankle Society 20th Annual Meeting, Evidence-based treatment of ankle arthritis. Seoul, Korea 2011.

    Bert Thomas, M.D. 1. De Ugarte DA, Morizono K, Elbarbary A, Alfonso Z,

    Zuk PA, Zhu M, Dragoo JL, Ashjian P, Thomas B, Benhaim B, Chen I, Fraser J, Hedrick MH.

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    2. Comparison of Multi-lineage Cells from Human Adipose and Bone Marrow. Cells, Tissue, and Organs 2003. 174:101-9.

    3. Dragoo, J.L., Samimi, B., Zhu, M., Hame, S.L., Thomas, B.J., Lieberman, J.R., Hedrick, M.H., Benhaim,, P.: Tissue-Engineered Cartilage and Bone Using Stem Cells From Human Infrapatellar Fat Pads. JBJS 2003; 85-B:740-7.

    4. Lieberman, J.R., Thomas, B.J., Finerman, G.A., Dorey, F.: Patients Reasons for Undergoing Total Hip Arthroplasty Can Change Over Time. J. Arthroplasty 2003 Jan: 18(1): 63-68.

    5. Clark, C.R., Huddleston, H.D., Schoch, E.P. and Thomas, B.J.: Leg-Length Discrepancy After Total Hip Arthroplasty. JAAOS 2006; 14: 38 45.

    Daniel Vigil, M.D.

    1. Vigil DV. Heat Illness, in Twenty Common Problems in Sports Medicine. Puffer JC, editor. 1st ed. New York NY: McGraw-Hill, 2001: 303-21.

    2. Vigil DV. Soccer, in Sports Injuries & Emergencies. Rubin AL, editor. 1st ed. New York NY: McGraw-Hill, 2003: 355-61.

    3. Shah S, Vigil DV, Luftman JL. Stress injury of the talar dome and body in a ballerina: a case report. J Dance Med Sci. 2005; 9(3&4):91-5.

    4. Ong AL, Vigil DV. What to do with a heart murmur and hypertension found during a preparticipation physical evaluation. Perm Med J. Fall 2005 9(4) 20-22.

    5. Peng HP, Vigil DV. Ankle Injury Gymnastics. Med Sci Sports Exerc, 2011; (43):5 Supplement

    Jeffrey Wang, M.D. 1. Jeffrey C. Wang, M.D., Stephen Yoo, B.A., Linda E.A.

    Kanim, M.A., Patricia A. Campbell,Ph.D., Arnold Berk, M.D., Jay R. Lieberman, M.D. Effect of Regional Gene Therapy with Bone Morphogenetic Protein -2-producing Bone Marrow Cells on Spinal Fusion in Rats. The Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery 2003, Vol 85A(5):905-911.

    2. Miyazaki M, Sugiyama O, Tow B, Zou J, Morishita Y, Wei F, Napoli A, Sintuu C, Lieberman JR, Wang JC. The effects of lentiviral gene therapy with bone morphogenetic protein-2-producing bone marrow cells on spinal fusion in rats. J Spinal Disord Tech. 2008 Jul;21(5):372-9.

    3. Lee KB, Murray SS, Duarte ME, Spitz JF, Johnson JS, Song KJ, Brochmann EJ, Taghavi CE, Keorochana G, Liao JC, Wang JC. Effects of the bone morphogenetic protein binding protein spp24 (secreted phosphoprotein 24kD) on the growth of human lung cancer cells. J Orthop Res. 2011 Apr 20. doi: 10.1002/jor.21383. [Epub ahead of print]

    4. Sintuu C, Simon RJ, Miyazaki M, Morishita Y, Hymanson HJ, Taghavi C, Brochmann EJ, Murray SS, Wang JC. Full-Length spp24, but Not Its 18.5-kDa Proteolytic Fragment, Inhibits Bone-Healing in a Rodent Model of Spine Fusion. J Bone Joint Surg Am. 2011 Jun 1;93(11):1022-32.

    5. Lee KB, Murray SS, Taghavi CE, Song KJ, Brochmann EJ, Johnson JS, Keorochana G, Liao JC, Wang JC. Bone morphogenetic proteinbinding peptide reduces the inflammatory response to recombinant human bone morphogenetic protein-2 and recombinant human bone morphogenetic protein-7 in a rodent model of soft-tissue inflammation. The Spine Journal 11 (2011) 568576.

    Lewis Zionts, M.D.

    1. Zionts LE, Zhao G, Hitchcock K, Maewal J, Ebramzadeh E. Has the rate of extensive surgery to treat idiopathic clubfoot declined in the United States? J Bone Joint Surg Am 2010;92:882-889.

    2. Zionts LE, Dietz FC. Post-corrective bracing in the treatment of idiopathic clubfeet using the Ponseti method. J Am Acad Orthop Surg 2010;18:486-493.

    3. Zionts LE, Morcuende JA, Ebramzadeh E, Sangiorgio SN. The current management of idiopathic clubfoot revisited: Results of a survey of the POSNA membership. J Pediatr Orthop 2012;32:515520.

    4. Zionts LE, Frost N, Kim R, Ebramzadeh E, Sangiorgio SN. Treatment of idiopathic clubfoot: Experience with the Mitchell-Ponseti brace. J Pediatr Orthop 2012;32:706-713.

    5. Silva M, Eagan MJ, Wong MA, Dichter DH, Ebramzadeh E, Zionts LE. Early weight-bearing in the closed treatment of tibial shaft fractures in children. J Bone Joint Surg Am 2012;94:1853-1860.

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    Alumni Class of 2011: Drs. Joshua Bales, Brent Berger, Adam Bier, Michael Eagan Lucie Krenek, April Ligato, Hillard (Theo) Spencer Class of 2010: Drs. Chukwunenye Osuji, Samuel Park, Payam Moazzaz, George Oji, Eugene Farng, Scott Crow Class of 2009: Drs. Anna Cuomo, Carlos Gonzalez, Devon Jeffcoat, Rajeev Pandarinath, Frank Petrigliano, Shail Vyas Class of 2008: Drs. William Carroll, III, Dara Chafik, Augustine Conduah, Scott Mitchell, Miguel Sandoval, Charles Young Class of 2007: Drs. Kimberley Caputo, Brian Feeley, Jason Freedman, Wellington Hsu, Yekaterina Karpitskaya Class of 2006: Drs. Seth Gamradt, Katherine Gray, Eric Lin, Eon Shin, Samir Tejiwani, Yi-Meng Yen Class of 2005: Drs. Kent Jackson, Craig Kuhns, Brett Peterson, Jonathan Roper, Stephen Struble, Peter Whang Class of 2004: Drs. Ethan Alpern, Elliot Carlisle, Jason Dragoo, Yu-Po Lee, Rod Payman, Brian Rudin Class of 2003: Drs. Nitin Bhatia, Mark Davies, Gary Ghiselli, Daniel Oakes, Ben Pradhan, Jason Zemanovic Class of 2002: Drs. Travis Hanson, Tze Ip, Stephen Nuccion, Anthony Scaduto, Michael Shepard, Stephen Timon Class of 2001: Drs. Richard Bowen, Matthew Geck, Kambiz Hannani, John Nassar, Edward Sun, Erik Zeegen Class of 2000: Drs. Janet Baker, Aaron Daluiski, Brent Davis, Mohammed Etminan, Paul McDonough, Manish Patel

    Class of 1999: Drs. Hugh Bassewitz, Joshua Hatch, David Rogers, Roger Sun, James Ushiba, Warren Yu Class of 1998: Drs. Kevin Armstrong, David Boardman, Ward Hamlet, Gregory Horner, Scott Rosenzweig, Scott Smith Class of 1997: Drs. Andre Gazdag, Mark Henry, Michiyuki Kono, Edward (Ted) Riley, Jr., Benjamin Tamm, Gary Zohman

    Class of 1996: Drs. Eric Freedman, Robert Kay, Vivek Kushwaha, Julie Melchior, J. Scott Smith, Jeffrey Wang Class of 1995: Drs. Douglas Freedman, Thomas Gautsch, David Hak, Robert Henshaw, William Jason, David Lamey, Philip Wirganowicz Class of 1994: Drs. Bruce Bragonier, Gregory Chow, Craig Davis, Karen Johnston-Jones, Jeffrey Spychalski, Michael Wall Class of 1993: Drs. David Hillsgrove, James Lubowitz, William Luetzow, Joe Minchew, Alan Moelleken, Edward (Ted) Parks, Marc Safran Class of 1992: Drs. Areesak Chotivichit, Emil Dionysian, James Gebhard, Raymond Severt, Peter Romano, Tom Thomas Class of 1991: Drs. Gregory Duncan, Tadashi (Ted) Funahashi, Kurt Larson, Robert Namba, James Nugent, William Pfeiffer, Lawrence Shin Class of 1990: Drs. Avi Bernstein, Michael Kody, Yu Fon Lee, James Leipzig, Thomas Schmalzried Class of 1989: Drs. David Friscia, David Mesna, Robert More, David Thordarson Class of 1988: Drs. David Fisher, David Grauer, George Lian, Stephen Timothy Mar, Shoemaker, John Skubic Class of 1987: Drs. Donald Hales, Richard Kahmann, Daniel Kaplan, Paul Nottingham, Tye Ouzounian, Robert Wilson Class of 1986: Drs. Robert Audell, Brian Carney, Rick Delamarter, Richard Feldman, Thomas Grogan, Gregory Hanker, Riyaz Jinnah Class of 1985: Drs. J. Randall Davis, Steven Ma, Richard Marder, Steven Schopler, Steven Silbart Class of 1984: Drs. Michael Bayer, Scott Graham, Gregory Koski, Kirk Lewis, Edward Littlejohn, Bert Thomas Class of 1983: Drs. Lesley Anderson, Wayne Christie, Timothy Clader, Steven Gausewitz, Leslie Kim, John Rollins Class of 1982: Drs. Allan Delman, Richard Ferkel, Humberto Galleno, Frederic Nicola, Thomas Roberts

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    The Kaiser Orange County Sports Medicine Fellowship is led by Program Director and residency alumnus Brent Davis, M.D. (below left), Class of 2000, with assistance by sports faculty member and residency alumnus Ted Funahashi, M.D. (below right), Class of 1991, who is also a recent AOA inductee.

    Class of 1981: Drs. Kenneth Baldwin, Mark Bernstein, David Cherney, Roland Dutton, Eric Johnson, Jan Stehlik Class of 1980: Drs. David Bowes, Lynn Cooman, Adrian Graff-Radford, Matthew Lotysch, Andrew Shaffer Class of 1979: Drs. Jeffrey Eckardt, Kevin Ehrhart, Jack Purdy, Henry Tanz, Bruce Watanabe Class of 1978: Drs. Maximo Matos, William Parker, Thomas Pojunas, Allen Richardson, Norman Sprague III, George Thompson Class of 1977: Drs. Hans Anderson, Marc Friedman, Larry Herron, Kenton Horacek, John Moreland Class of 1976: Drs. Richard Bergsrud, Paul Feldon, Richard Marafioti , Michael Newman Class of 1975: Drs. Ronald Lamb, Joseph Mensch, Ronald Perelman, Dennis Sakai Class of 1974: Drs. Zaven Bilezikjian, Robert Cassidy, Lawrence Guinney, Benjamin Lesin Class of 1973: Drs. Warren Harding, Robert Irving Class of 1972: Drs. Michael Hirsch, Kenneth Lay, David Schurman Class of 1971: Drs. Tom Darrah, James Gray Class of 1970: Dr. William Loscher Class of 1969: Drs. Jerrold Goldman, Mark Wellisch Class of 1968: Drs. David Culton, Mark Hamerling Class of 1967: Drs. Thomas Christianson, John F. Lawrence Class of 1964: Dr. Syemour Gassner Class of 1961: Dr. Bruce Robinson Class of 1960: Drs. William Mullally, Robert Watanabe Class of 1958: Dr. Robert Horne


    The UCSF Sports Medicine Fellowship is led by Program Director and alumnus Brian Feeley, M.D., Class of 2007.

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