Christopher S. Ahmad, M.D., email@example.com
Ongoing clinical studies in sports medicine and shoulder surgery. Basic science studies are ongoing in knee and shoulder biomechanics, including topographic considerations for autologous osteochondral grafting and biomechanical analysis of double bundle PCL reconstructions.
Louis U. Bigliani, M.D., firstname.lastname@example.org
Clinical studies in shoulder surgery including rotator cuff, instability and total joint replacements, fractures, arthroscopy and sports medicine are being pursued. The anatomy pathology and contact patterns of the subacromial space and rotator cuff are being studied as well as the mechanism of rotator cuff repair to bone.
Theodore A. Blaine, M.D., email@example.com
Associate Director, Center for Shoulder, Elbow and Sports Medicine, Co-Director, Center for Orthopaedic Research, Principal Investigator, five-year multicenter outcome study of the Bigliani-Flatow total shoulder replacement prosthesis for osteoarthritis. Multiple ongoing clinical studies in shoulder and elbow arthritis, instability and tendon disorders. Current basic science interests include novel pharmacologic treatment strategies to prolong the life of joint replacement prostheses for osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis, the biochemistry and molecular biology of fracture healing and the molecular pathophysiology of inflammatory conditions of the shoulder and elbow.
Catherine A. Compito, M.D., firstname.lastname@example.org
Specialization in shoulder surgery and sports medicine as well as care of fractures. Special interest/focus in women’s health.
Jeffrey A. Geller, M.D., email@example.com
Hip and knee replacement surgery, osteoporosis related fractures. Clinical research in outcomes of minimally invasive total hip and total knee replacement surgery, longevity of current hip and knee implants and pain management strategies in total joint replacement. Basic science research in biomechanics of fracture fixation around total joint implants.
Justin K. Greisberg, M.D., firstname.lastname@example.org
Orthopedic foot and ankle surgery, and orthopedic trauma surgery. Clinical and basic research in adult acquired flat foot deformity. Basic science research continues in response of cartilage to blunt trauma, particularly apoptosis. Always looking for students to participate in short and long term projects.
Joshua E. Hyman, M.D. , email@example.com
Pediatric Orthopedics. Clinical studies in treatment of pediatric fractures. Ongoing clinical studies include quality of life assessments for patients with cerebral palsy, club feet and fractures; assessment of spinal fusion rates following administration of ketorolac; and evaluation of pediatric ankle injuries.
Francis Y. Lee, M.D., CHONY-8N, firstname.lastname@example.org
Director, Center for Orthopaedic Research. Chief, Tumor and Bone Disease; Pediatric Orthopaedics. Clinical studies in musculoskeletal tumors, metabolic bone disease and pediatric orthopedics. Basic science in bone tumors, osteoclast biology, molecular pathways of chondrocyte differentiation, molecular mechanisms of skeletal metastasis and molecular mechanisms of osteoblast and osteoclast interactions. Basic science studies in biomechanical and molecular aspects of fracture healing, limb lengthening, growth plate, bone remodeling and tissue engineering. Dr. Lee has been participating in P&S Student NIH Summer Fellowship Training Grant.
William N. Levine, M.D., email@example.com
Director, Sports Medicine, Associate Director, Center for Shoulder, Elbow and Sports Medicine, Head Team Physician, Columbia University. Clinical and basic science studies in shoulder surgery, including instability, rotator cuff, total joint replacement, fractures and arthroscopy. Basic science studies in sports medicine, including ACL tears and various fixation methods. Clinical and basic science studies investigations are ongoing, including epidemiological studies of female athletes and the relationship to ACL tears.
William Macaulay, M.D., firstname.lastname@example.org
Director, Center for Hip and Knee Replacement. Clinical multicenter outcome studies in primary and revision hip/knee surgery, post operative transfusion and hip fracture treatment. Additional outcome studies include long term survivorship analyses of primary and revision hip/knee prostheses as well asexploration into improved methods of post operative pain control and enhanced patient satisfaction following total knee replacement. Basic science research interests include the rational design of orthopedic implants and less invasive techniques, computer assisted surgery, the biology of periprosthetic bone resorption, thrombogenesis after total joint replacement, etiology and treatment of osteonecrosis.
Christopher B. Michelsen, M.D., email@example.com
Chief, Spine Service for Orthopaedic Surgery. Adult spine surgery with primary interest in the Failed Back Syndrome. Total hip and knee replacement and trauma surgery. Areas of interest are utilization of spinal instrumentation and implementation of computer-assisted joint replacement. Developing CUI in community-based orthopedic practice and treatment of failed back syndrome.
Michael T. Murray, M.D., firstname.lastname@example.org
All areas of spinal disorders. Research areas include scoliosis, degenerative disc disease outcomes, research on spinal surgery patients. Minimally invasive spinal surgery, disc replacement and geriatric orthopaedic care. Students welcome for any short or long term research projects.
Ohannes Nercessian, M.D., email@example.com
Dr. Nercessian’s particular areas of research include hip and knee surgery. The use of allograft in complex revision operations and in failed hip and knee surgery with significant bone loss. Research containing joint bearing surface material and doing surgery to minimize complications such as dislocation, infection and other risks ssociated with total joint replacement. Other areas of research include identifying factors that contribute to post-operative complications following total hip arthoplasty.
Melvin P. Rosenwasser, M.D., firstname.lastname@example.org
Cartilage research/trauma research. Experimental approaches are being developed to resurface cartilage defects using autogenous periosteal grafts and growth factors. Studies include research in the anatomy, function and stresses on the thumb basal joint with regard to its frequent progression to osteoarthritis. Research involving new approaches for tendon repair are underway. Clinical studies include comparisons of surgical techniques, implants and radiographic imaging modalities for orthopaedic trauma surgery. Development of new joint prostheses for hand and elbow reconstruction and the development of sophisticated computer models to guide and innovate new surgical approaches. Clinical outcome studies in fracture care of long bone injuries in the Trauma Training Center are ongoing. Students are welcome and many have completed NIH Summer Fellowships.
David P. Roye, Jr., M.D., email@example.com
Pediatric Orthopaedics. Elective is supervised for the entire division by Dr. Joshua Hyman. Clinical rotation includes Dr. Roye, Dr. Lee, Dr. Hyman and Dr. Vitale. Students are integrated into the extensive clinical research program of the division that emphasizes health related quality of life in children with orthopaedic problems. Current research topics include clubfoot, scoliosis, hip disease along with database research examining volume outcomes and access to care. Many research projects are collaborative with InCHOIR and the Mailman School of Public Health.
Robert J. Strauch, M.D., firstname.lastname@example.org
Clinical activities include hand and elbow surgery as well as microsurgery in adults and children. Basic science studies involve the thumb carpometacarpal joint anatomy, biomechanics and the pathophysiology of arthritis in that joint. Anatomical studies involve primarily the elbow, wrist and hand. Clinical studies include areas of concern in traumatic and reconstructive hand and elbow surgery.
Michael G. Vitale, M.D., M.P.H., email@example.com
Herbert Irving Assistant Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery. Pediatric Orthopaedics. Director, Pediatric section of International Center for Health Outcomes and Innovation Research. Clinical studies focusing on outcomes following scoliosis surgery, including minimally invasive techniques. Assessment of quality of life and cost-effectiveness outcomes in orthopaedics. Development of web-based on-line pediatric trauma registry. Evaluation of technologies to avert perioperative blood transfusions.
Mark Weidenbaum, M.D., firstname.lastname@example.org
Adult and pediatric spine surgery. Areas of research include intrinsic material properties of intervertebral disc, spine fixation systems, fixed pelvic obliquity, and studies on spinal deformities. Clinical studies include assessment of spinal fusion techniques and minimally invasive spine procedures, as well as long term evaluation of spondylolisthesis and adult scoliosis.