Editorial Board

Editorial Board

EDITOR DETAILS

Marcin Tyrakowski  

Research Interest:

Spine surgery; Pediatric orthopaedics; Spinal deformity; Pediatric spine; Degenerative spine

Assistant Professor
Department of Orthopaedic Surgery
University of Illinois at Chicago
USA

Philip Fabrizio  

Research Interest:

Anatomy; Anatomy education; Anatomic variations; Human morphology; Muscle function

Director
Department of Physical Therapy
Mercer University
USA

Ming Pei  

Research Interest:

Cartilage; Bone; Intervertebral disc, meniscus tissue engineering and regeneration; Adult stem cell proliferation and differentiation; Decellularized stem cell matrix and reconstruction of in vitro 3D microenvironment; Chondrogenic, Osteogenic, and adipogenic signaling pathways and epigenetic regulation

Associate Professor
Department of Orthopaedics
West Virginia University
USA

Masayoshi Yamaguchi  

Research Interest:

Cell signaling mechanism; Bone biology; Nutritional factor and osteoporosis prevention; Diabetes and diabetic osteoporosis; Cancer biology; Cancer cell bone metastasis

Adjunct Professor
Department of Hematology and Biomedical Oncology
Emory University School of Medicine
USA

Dimitrios Daoussis  

Research Interest:

Pathogenesis of systemic sclerosis with special interest in the role of B cells; Molecular pathways involved in the process of new bone formation in spondyloarthropathies with special interest in the Wnt pathway

Assistant Professor
Department of Internal Medicine, Division of Rheumatology
University of Patras Medical School
Greece

Edilson Forlin  

Research Interest:

Hip reconstruction; Bone tumor; Cerebral palsy; Foot deformities; Pediatric orthopaedics

Associate Professor
Department of Orthopedics
Federal University of Parana
Brazil

Małgorzata Domagalska-Szopa  

Research Interest:

Functional assessment and treatment of children; Paediatric physiotherapy; Developmental disorders; Cerebral Palsy; Posture problem; Gait analysis

Assistant Professor
Department of Physiotherapy
Medical University of Silesia
Poland

Andrzej Szopa  

Research Interest:

Functional assessment and treatment of children; Paediatric physiotherapy; Developmental disorders; Cerebral Palsy; Posture problem; Gait analysis

Assistant Professor
Institute of Physiotherapy at the Department of Physiotherapy
Medical University of Silesia
Poland

Joanna Gotlib  

Research Interest:

Physiotherapy education; Evidence-based physiotherapy practice; Problem-based learning

Assistant Professor
Division of Teaching and Outcomes of Education
Medical University of Warsaw
Poland

Mirco Lo Presti  

Research Interest:

Sport medicine (in particular ACL, PCL reconstruction) and surgical and non-surgical treatments for knee OA

Assistant Orthopaedic Surgeon
Orthopaedic Division
Rizzoli Orthopaedic Institute
Italy

Panagiotis Korovessis  

Research Interest:

Spine surgery; Pelvic injuries

Chief
Orthopaedic Department
General Hospital Patras
Greece

Ni Guo-Xin  

Research Interest:

Orthopaedic biomaterials; Bone and cartilage tissue engineering; Orthopaedic rehabilitation

Professor
Department of Orthopaedics and Traumatology, Nanfang Hospital
Southern Medical University
China

Hede Yan  

Research Interest:

Fields of reconstructive and microsurgery; Hand surgery; Peripheral nerve related research

Associate Professor
Division of Hand and Plastic Surgery
The Second Affiliated Hospital of Wenzhou Medical University
China

Baogan Peng  

Research Interest:

Spinal surgery; Cervical spondylosis; Cervical disc degenerative disease; Low back pain; Discogenic pain; Lumbar disc herniation; Lumbar stenosis; Spinal fusion surgery

Professor
Department of Spinal Surgery
General Hospital of Armed Police Force
China

Tianyong Hou  

Research Interest:

Repairing bone defect by tissue engineering technology; Spinal diseases

Professor
Department of Orthopaedics Southwest Hospital
The Third Military Medical University
China

Shuanhu Zhou  

Research Interest:

Mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs); Osteoblast; Chondrocyte; Adipocyte; Bone; Cartilage; Fat; Cartilage tissue engineering; Osteoarthritis; Aging

Assistant Professor
Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Brigham and Women's Hospital
Harvard Medical School
US

Xinhua Qu  

Research Interest:

Evidence-based medicine; Biomaterials; Bone-related infections; Bone disease model (osteolytic diseases; Osteomyelitis; Implant infection and loosening); Bone biology (osteoblast and osteoclast biology); Molecular cell biology

Ortho Surgeon
Department of Orthopaedics & Shanghai Key Laboratory of Orthopaedic Implants
Shanghai JiaoTong University School of Medicine
China

Chunfeng Zhao  

Research Interest:

Spine surgery and biomechanics; Soft tissue injury; Tissue engineering; Medical imaging

Professor
Department of Orthopedic Surgery
Mayo College of Medicine
USA

Tsung-Jen Huang  

Research Interest:

Adult and children's spinal deformity treatment and also the minimally invasive spine surgery including thoracoscopic spine surgery; Minimal access surgery to the anterior spine and the intraoperative CT (iCT) with integrated navigation in spine surgery

Professor
Department of Orthopedic Surgery
Chang Gung University
Taiwan

Rajeev Pandarinath  

Research Interest:

Ligamentous laxity; ACL reconstruction; Shoulder instability; Rotator cuff injury; Patello femoral instability

Assistant Professor
Orthopedic Surgery and Sports Medicine
The George Washington University
USA

Su Wei-Ren  

Research Interest:

Novel surgical treatments for biceps long head tenodesis; Biomechanics of the shoulder joint and the etiology; Pathogenesis; Treatment of the biceps long head

Associate Professor
Department of Orthopaedic Surgery
National Cheng Kung University Hospital
Taiwan

Bingyun Li  

Research Interest:

Open fracture-associated infection prevention; Spinal infection prevention; Rapid fracture/wound healing; Nanomedicine; Controlled/targeted drug delivery; Cellular interaction; Nanofilms and microcapsules; Biomimetic

Associate Professor
Department of Orthopaedics, School of Medicine
West Virginia University
USA

Derek J Donegan  

Research Interest:

Pelvic and acetabular trauma; Reconstructive arthroplasty; Periarticular trauma surgery; Geriatric fractures; Management of polytrauma patients, and post-traumatic deformity; Outcomes following musculoskeletal trauma, as well as biomechanical analysis of fracture fixation constructs

Assistant Professor
Department of Orthopaedic Surgery
Penn Medicine Musculoskeletal Center
Philadelphia, USA

Manit Arora  

Research Interest:

Shoulder and knee arthroscopy; Sports medicine

Orthopedics
University of New South Wales
Australia

Ali Seker  

Research Interest:

Pediatric orthopaedic sand deformity correction; Traumatology; Hand surgery; Joint replacemen tsurgery (arthroplasty); Arthroscopic surgery

Assistant Professor
Department of Orthopaedics and Traumatology
Istanbul Medipol University
Turkey

Ikram Nizam  

Research Interest:

Anterior minimally invasive surgery (AMIS) hip replacements; Hip resurfacing techniques; Total knee arthroplasty/reconstruction and revision joint replacements

Orthopaedic surgeon
Knox Pvt and Cabrini Hospitals
Australia

Claudia Dal Molin  

Research Interest:

Concussions; Female athletic triad; Stress injuries; Osteopathy

Assistant Professor
Department of Orthopaedics
University of Maryland Medical School
USA

Bashir Ahmed Zikria  

Research Interest:

Sports medicine injuries; Pediatric sports; Knee injuries; Sports injuries

Director
Division of Sports Medicine, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery
The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
USA

Nowall A Al-Sayegh  

Research Interest:

Orthopedic physical therapy; Women's health; Urinary incontinence; Lumbopelvic pain; Pregnancy related lumbopelvic pain

Assistant Professor
Department of Physical Therapy
Kuwait University
Kuwait

Jagdish Patwa  

Research Interest:

Orthopedics

Professor
SBK Medical College and Research Centre
India

Pekka A Mooar  

Research Interest:

Sports medicine; Joint reconstruction

Professor
Department of Orthopaedic Surgery and Sports Medicine
Temple University Hospital
USA

Suresh Patil  

Research Interest:

Orthopedic surgery - general; Knee and hip replacement; Orthopedic trauma; Spine surgery

Assistant Professor
Department of Orthopedic Surgery
Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine
USA

Robert Meislin  

Research Interest:

Articular cartilage disorders of the knee - Research designed to improve biological solutions for articular cartilage resurfacing; Bony deficiencies of the glenoid and humeral head - Research designed to better understand percentage of glenoid and/or humeral head loss resulting in an "engaged" lesion; Solutions for arthroscopic repair and reconstruction of these defects; Navigational solutions for femoral acetabular impingement - Work designed to improve intraoperative templating of bony impingement present on the acetabular (pincer) and femoral (cam) positions of the hip; Meniscal scaffold solutions - Improved biological solutions for patients with subtotal meniscectomy, 3D printing application

Associate (Clinical) Professor
Orthopedic Surgery
NYU Langone Center for Musculoskeletal Care
USA

Sun Jin Kim  

Research Interest:

Hip/knee surgery; Non-operative management of hip/knee arthritis; Primary and revision hip/knee replacements

Clinical Director
Department of Orthopaedic Surgery
Montefiore Medical Center
USA

Tae-Hwan Kim  

Research Interest:

Spine research

Assistant Professor
Department of Orthopedic Surgery
Hallym University
South Korea

Carlos Albuquerque  

Research Interest:

Orthopedics

Professor
Polytechnic Institute of Viseu Health School
Portugal

Andrew J Furey  

Research Interest:

Orthopedics

Associate Professor
Department of Orthopaedic Traumatology
Memorial University of Newfoundland
Canada

Marco Matteo Ciccone  

Research Interest:

Cardiovascular diseases; Endothelial function; Non-invasive ultrasound assessment; Doppler; Peripheral artery diseases; Vein diseases

Associate Professor
School of Medicine
University of Bari
Italy

Keith Douglas Baldwin  

Research Interest:

Rehabilitation; Orthopedic Trauma; Pediatric Orthopedics; Epidemiology; Infection control

Assistant Professor
Department of Orthopaedic Surgery
The Childrens Hospital of Philadelphia
Philadelphia
USA

Bernardine Spaulding Evans  

Research Interest:

Prevention and wellness in the Geriatric population; Health Related Disparities in the African American community and Centenarian populations

Clinical Assistant Professor
Department of Physical Therapy
Howard University
USA

Edward B McDonough  

Research Interest:

Multi ligamentous injuries of the knee; ACL reconstruction; Meniscal and articular cartilage pathology; Arthroscopy education

Associate Professor
Department of Orthopaedics
West Virginia University School of Medicine
USA

Rose Hamm  

Research Interest:

Role of physical therapy in wound management; Geriatrics; Orthopedics

Assistant Professor
Division of Biokinesiology and Physical Therapy
University of Southern California
USA

Dimitrios Tsoukas  

Research Interest:

Arthroscopic surgery; Knee and sports injuries surgery; Cartilage injuries; ACI and stem cells; Sports injuries prevention

Director
Orthopedic and Sports Medicine
Mediterraneo Hospital
Greece

Chi Heon Kim  

Research Interest:

Endoscopic spine surgery; Minimally invasive spine surgery; Spine metastasis and primary vertebral tumor; Spine deformity; Reduce the extent of surgery and the rate of surgery

Associate Professor
Department of Neurosurgery
Seoul National University College of Medicine and Hospital
South Korea

Moti Tiku  

Research Interest:

Cellular and humoral immunity; Immunobiology of chondrocytes; Cell-cell adhesion; Integrins; Cell matrix interaction; Cytokines immunobiology of IL-l & inhibitor to IL-l , Basic mechanism of matrix degradation in osteoarthritis Reactive oxygen radicals

Division of Rheumatology
Robert Wood Johnson Medical School
USA

Kerr Leslie  

Research Interest:

Dr. Kerr has a particular interest in geriatric rheumatology and runs a rheumatology clinic within the Coffey Geriatric Practice.

Division of Rheumatology
Mount Sinai School of Medicine
USA

Antonio G Tristano  

Research Interest:

Fibroblasts; HMG-CoA reductase; Mitogen-activated protein kinases (MAPKs); Statins; Rheumatoid arthritis; Receptor activator of nuclear factorkappa B ligand (RANKL)

Centro Medico Carpetana
Madrid Spain

Feng Wei  

Research Interest:

Dr. Feng current research interests focus on human musculoskeletal system modeling, sports injury prevention and rehabilitation, pattern classification and recognition, imaging, lower extremity electromyography (EMG) in pathological gait, mechanotransduction in articular cartilage, locomotor adaptation, and pediatric traumatic injury

Assistant Professor
Departments of Radiology and Mechanical Engineering
Michigan State University
USA

Radbod Darabi  

Research Interest:

Dr. Radbod leads researches related to human stem cell therapy for skeletal muscle disorders

Assistant Professor
Center for Stem Cell and Regenerative Medicine (CSCRM) Brown Foundation Institute
University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston
USA

Renzhi Han  

Research Interest:

Skeletal muscle; Muscular dystrophy; Cardiomyopathy; Calcium; Dystrophin; Dysferlin; Membrane repair; Membrane damage

Associate Professor
Department of Surgery
Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center
USA

Valarmathi Thiruvanamalai  

Research Interest:

Dr. Valarmathi research work focuses on tissue-engineering approach to the generation of various functional vascularized tissue using the adult multipotent stem cells (BMSCs/MSCs) and/or the pluripotent stem cells in various engineered 3-D scaffolds in a form suitable for surgical implantation for repairing various types of tissue defects in regenerative capacity. The clinical and industrial implications of these developed 3-D vascularized tissues are enormous and not limited for repair/regeneration of the cardiovascular structures. Also there is a need for such 3-D tissue models for the study of basic biological mechanisms that are underpinning the orderly cellular differentiation and tissue morphogenesis. Moreover, the use of these 3-D constructs in drug discovery and toxicity screening is hard to place value on.

Assistant Professor
Department of Comparative Biosciences
University of Illinois
USA

Eduardo Abreu  

Research Interest:

Dr. Eduardo research expertise in tendons and ligaments, a vital link in the musculoskeletal research. He is also part of the UMKC Aging Consortium.

Assistant Professor
School of Nursing & Health Studies
University of Missouri
USA

Rene Panduro Poggenborg  

Research Interest:

Dr. Rene main interests are Magnetic Resonance Imaging, Enthesitis, Psoriatic Arthritis, Rheumatoid Arthritis and Spondyloarthritis.

Center for Arthritis Research
Center for Rheumatology and Spine Disease
Copenhagen University Hospital
Denmark

Hiroshi Kawaguchi  

Research Interest:

Osteoporosis; Bone fracture; Periprostheticosteolysis; Ossification of spinalligaments and Osteoarthritis.

Head
Spine Center
JCHO Tokyo Shinjuku Medical Center
Japan

Konstantin N Konstantinov  

Research Interest:

Dr. Konstantin clinical and research interests continueto focus on identification of novel autoantibodies and biomarkers for autoimmune diseases, the development of innovative diagnostic technologies, and the relationship of the autoimmune response to disease mechanisms.

Professor
Department of Internal Medicine and Rheumatology
University of New Mexico
USA

Ko-Hsiu Lu  

Research Interest:

Orthopedics

Professor
Department of Orthopedics
Chung Shan Medical University Hospital
Taiwan

Fotini B Karassa  

Research Interest:

Systemic lupus erythematosus and particularly neuropsychiatric systemic lupus erythematosus; Biologic treatments in the autoimmune diseases; Evidence-based medicine and particularly meta-analyses related to controversial issues in the field of rheumatology

Lecturer
Department of Internal Medicine, Division of Rheumatology
University of Ioannina
Greece

Ming Pei  

Research Interest:

Dr. Ming research focuses on
  • Cartilage, bone, intervertebral disc, and meniscus tissue engineering and regeneration
  • Adult stem cell proliferation and differentiation
  • Decellularized stem cell matrix and reconstruction of in vitro 3D microenvironment
  • Chondrogenic, osteogenic, and adipogenic signaling pathways and epigenetic regulation

Professor
Department of Orthopaedics
West Virginia University
USA

Jon D Piganelli  

Research Interest:

The lab is also interested in studying how environmental triggers affect the progression of autoimmune disease like type 1 diabetes. We have begun to dissect the role of endoplasmic reticulum stress (ER-stress) in beta cells as a result of normal protein production and how this ER-stress may lead to an aberrant immune response in those individuals that are genetically predisposed to autoimmunity. Essentially, it appears that the normal physiological response to ER-stress results in the recognition of ER-stress associated proteins by the immune system as being foreign.

Associate professor
University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
Department of Immunology
USA

Diane E Adamo  

Research Interest:

My line of research investigates sensorimotor control of human movement in healthy young and older adults and, more recently, in people who suffered a stroke. With regard to the upper extremity, a central theme of my work is to understand the contribution of hand dominance to asymmetries in upper extremity sensorimotor control. Parallel lines of research include the contribution of physical activity to age-related differences in sensorimotor processing and functional fitness.

Assistant Professor
Department of Health Care Sciences
Wayne State University
USA

Takayuki Fujita  

Research Interest:

  • Glomerulonephritis
  • Diabetic nephropathy
  • Systemic vasculitis

Professor
Department of Nephrology, Hypertension and Endocrinology
Nihon University School of Medicine
Japan

Eva R Chin  

Research Interest:

Dr. Eva research is focused on the mechanisms of altered skeletal muscle function in the context of health and disease. Specifically my current research program has focused on alterations in intracellular Ca2+ regulation, an important signal in both regulating muscle force production and muscle gene expression in specialized sub-types (i.e. fast vs. slow) of skeletal muscle. The pathways I identified as a post-doctoral fellow (calcineurin/NFAT and CamKII signaling) that play a role in regulating muscle gene expression in slow vs. fast muscles also appear to be dysregulated in various neuromuscular diseases. My current research has uncovered the molecular mechanisms altered in skeletal muscle in muscular dystrophy and Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) that lead to Ca2+ overload and cell death as well as altered gene expression. In addition we were first to describe the associated changes in endoplasmic reticulum (ER) stress in skeletal muscle in these neuromuscular diseases. My lab has a basic science approach, evaluating mechanisms and therapeutic approaches in animal models and identifying biomarkers of disease. We also use a translational approach where we collaborative with clinicians to evaluate the utility of these biomarkers for diagnostic or prognostic clinical assays.

Assistant Professor
Therapeutics Division
University of Maryland
USA

Jon Von Visger  

Research Interest:

Transplant Immunology; Antibody disease processes mechanisms of tissue injury; Regeneration with Stem Cells Mechanisms of Acute Renal Failure Biocompatible and Biosynthetic Dialysis Membranes Pathophysiology of Autosomal Dominant Polycystic Kidney Disease

Assistant Professor
Department of Medicine
Ohio State University
USA

Anwen Sian Williams  

Research Interest:

Dr. Anwen research is focused on the Development and characterization of in vitro and in vivo models that recapitulate cellularmolecular and architectural features of inflammatory joint disease. Identification and examination of cellular and molecular mechanisms that orchestrate cell trafficking, inflammation-induced tissue injury and reparative responses.

Reader
Section of Rheumatology, Institute of Infection and Immunity
Cardiff University School of Medicine
UK

Chris Griffin  

Research Interest:

Muscle regeneration; Muscle stem cells; Cell Migration; Odorant Receptors; Chemokines Cytokines; Diabetes- with respect to muscle only Clathrin (heavy chains, light chains, CHC22)

Assistant Professor
Department of Biological Sciences
Ohio University
USA

Yap Yat Hin Desmond  

Research Interest:

  • Immunopathogenesis and the use of immunosuppressive treatments in lupus nephritis
  • Infections in renal failure patients

Assistant Professor
Division of Nephrology, Department of Medicine
University of Hong Kong
Hong Kong

Mason B Frazier  

Research Interest:

Radiology; Musculoskeletal

Assistant Professor
Department of Radiology
University of Alabama at Birmingham
USA

Temy MOK Mo Yin  

Research Interest:

Dr. Temy interests are Clinical features and pathogenesis of systemic lupus erythematosus, Vascular manifestations of rheumatic diseases

Assistant Professor
Division of Rheumatology & Clinical Immunology, Department of Medicine
University of Hong Kong
Hong Kong

Susan Yung  

Research Interest:

Dr. Yung research focuses on the immuno-pathogenesis of lupus nephritis with particular emphasis on inflammatory and fibrotic processes in the kidney.

Assistant Professor
Department of Medicine
University of Hong Kong
Hong Kong

Swee Tian Quek  

Research Interest:

Medical Imaging; Breast Imaging; Musculoskeletal Imaging; Quality and Safety Issues in Imaging

Head
Department of Diagnostic Imaging
National University of Singapore
Singapore

Qinghang (Chris) Liu  

Research Interest:

Dr. Liu research interest is molecular mechanisms of cardiac muscle function and disease. Attached is my CV. Please let me know if you need further information.

Assistant Professor
Department of Physiology & Biophysics
University of Washington
USA

Antonio G. Tristano  

Research Interest:


Rheumatology Department
Centro M?dico Docente La Trinidad
Spain