Journal of Orthopedics & Rheumatology

Editorial Board

Editor-in-Chief
Dr. Alan R. Hargens
Dr. Alan R. Hargens

Professor, University of California, San Diego. His research concerns gravity & the cardiovascular & musculoskeletal systems of humans & animals. He received an NIH Research Career Development Award, Elizabeth Winston Lanier Award, Recognition Award from APS, and two NASA Honor Awards.

Dr. Andrew P. Andonopoulos
Dr. Andrew P. Andonopoulos

serves as the Professor of Internal Medicine and Rheumatology and Chief of Rheumatology at Patras University School of Medicine, Greece. His current research interests include pathogenetic mechanisms and treatment of inflammatory rheumatic diseases and osteoimmunology. His 90 international publications have attracted more than 2000 citations (h index 26).

Dr. Yousef Abu-Amer
Dr. Yousef Abu-Amer

is a Professor of Orthopedic Surgery at Washington University School of Medicine, USA. His research focuses on investigation of the molecular mechanisms underlying inflammatory osteolysis. Specifically, he investigates the molecular role of the IKK signaling complex in osteoclastogenesis, regulation of inflammatory osteolysis, and osteogenesis.

Dr. Mohamed Medhat Zamzam
Dr. Mohamed Medhat Zamzam

is a Professor of Pediatric Orthopedic Surgery, College of Medicine at King Saud University, Saudi Arabia. He is the chairman of King Saud University Pediatric Orthopedic Fellowship Program. His research interest is pediatric orthopedic particularly congenital and developmental hip disorders, CP and club feet.

Dr. Jeganath Krishnan
Dr. Jeganath Krishnan

is a Professor in the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Flinders University, Australia and Senior Clinical Director of the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Southern Adelaide Local Health Network. His research activities include design of metacarpophalangeal joint prosthesis: design of tibial implant clamp. His major interests are in hand and upper limb research.

Dr. Martin Grabois
Dr. Martin Grabois

is a Professor of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation in the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at Baylor College of Medicine, USA. His research interest focuses on General Rehabilitation; Acute and Chronic Pain Syndrome.

Dr. Elliott H. Leitman
Dr. Elliott H. Leitman

is the Director of Orthopaedic Education, Christiana Care Health System, USA. He is a member of American Board of Orthopaedic Surgeons. His specialities are sports medicine, arthroscopic joint reconstruction, and joint replacement surgery.

Dr. Xinhua Qu,
Dr. Xinhua Qu,

orthopedic surgeon, Department of Orthopaedics & Shanghai Key Laboratory of Orthopaedic Implants, Shanghai JiaoTong University School of Medicine, China. His research focuses on evidence-based medicine, biomaterials, bone-related infections, bone disease model (osteolytic diseases; osteomyelitis; implant infection and loosening), bone biology & molecular cell biology.

Dr. Nithin Sunku
Dr. Nithin Sunku

is a well known Orthopaedic surgeon. He is presently a consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon and has also performed many replacement surgeries. His Special interest in treating bone tumors. His research interest includes Trauma, Arthroplasty, Arthroscopy and Orthopaedic oncology. He has many publications and is a board member of International journals published from USA, UK and India.

Dr. Ming Pei
Dr. Ming Pei

is the Director and an Associate Professor of Stem Cell and Tissue Engineering Laboratory in the Department of Orthopedics, West Virginia University, USA. His research focuses on cartilage, bone, intervertebral disc, meniscus tissue engineering and regeneration; adult stem cell proliferation and differentiation; chondrogenic, osteogenic, adipogenic signaling pathways and epigenetic regulation.

Dr. Bashir Ahmed Zikria
Dr. Bashir Ahmed Zikria

is the Director of Sports Medicine Laboratory, and an Assistant Professor, Department of Orthopaedics at Johns Hopkins University, USA. He has been the director of the sports medicine for the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons Board. His research area is the elbow and multiligament knee injuries.

Dr. Giovanni Pignatti
Dr. Giovanni Pignatti

is the Chief of Hip Revision Surgery Department Rizzoil Orthopedic Institute, Italy. His research interest includes Orthopaedic oncology, articular reconstruction, hip revision. Involved in the development and to the patent of a new revision acetabular cup. Member of OTODI E.R.executive board.

Dr. Selahattin Ozyurek
Dr. Selahattin Ozyurek

is a Chief & Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon, Department of Orthopaedics and Traumatology, Aksaz Military Hospital, Turkey. His research focuses on Shoulder and Knee Arthroscopy and Open Surgery, Foot and Ankle surgery, Hand Surgery, Trauma, External Fixators-Ilizarov Surgery, Rheumotology, Physical Medicine, Emergency Medicine.

Dr. Christine Short
Dr. Christine Short

is serving as an Associate Professor and Division Chief, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Dalhousie University, Canada. Her interests in rehabilitation medicine are broad. She has developed clinical expertise in SCI medicine, Multiple Sclerosis management, spasticity management and the treatment of chronic pain in neurologic and musculoskeletal disorders.

Dr. Guangju Zhai
Dr. Guangju Zhai

is an Associate Professor in population and statistical genetics, Discipline of Genetics, Faculty of Medicine at Memorial University of Newfoundland, Canada. His research focuses on identifying genetic, epigenetic, and biochemical markers for osteoarthritis.

Dr. Shiva Shahrara
Dr. Shiva Shahrara

is an Associate Professor, University of Illinois at Chicago, USA. Her research interest focuses on identification of novel factors in RA synovial fluid and/or tissue that may be essential or are capable of synergizing with other known proinflammatory cytokines in inducing RA bone and cartilage erosion.

Dr. Mei Wan
Dr. Mei Wan

is an Associate professor in the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, USA. The long term goal is to determine the mechanisms by which parathyroid hormone (PTH) exerts its actions in bone. Her current research interests include the cellular targets of PTH in bone and its intracellular mediators.

Dr. Alicia Gómez Cuesta
Dr. Alicia Gómez Cuesta

is an Associate Professor and a Researcher in the Motion Analysis, Biomechanics, Ergonomy and Motor Control Laboratory (LAMBECOM) in the Faculty of Health Sciences at the Rey Juan Carlos University, Spain. Her research interests are motor control, movement analysis, robotics on neurorehabilitation and physical therapy.

Dr. Jon Ver Halen
Dr. Jon Ver Halen

is an Associate Professor of Department of Surgery at the Texas A&M University School of Medicine, Associate Program Director of the Plastic Surgery Residency, and Program Director of the Microvascular Surgery Fellowship. His clinical and research interests are in oncologic reconstruction.

Dr. Rhonda Prisby
Dr. Rhonda Prisby

is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Kinesiology and Applied Physiology at the University of Delaware, USA. Her current research examines the effects of PTH and aging on bone vascular function and blood flow,bone marrow, and blood vessel spatial distribution and elucidating the mechanisms involved in bone marrow blood vessel ossification and calcification.

Dr. Fawzy A. Saad
Dr. Fawzy A. Saad

is an Assistant Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery at Albert Einstein College of Medicine, USA. His research is aimed at exploring the molecular mechanisms regulating certain aspects of skeletal components such as bone, cartilage, tendon and ligaments. He received a National Research Service Award from NIH and a Service Award from Boston Children’s Hospital.

Dr. Neil Sheth
Dr. Neil Sheth

is an Assistant Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery at the University of Pennsylvania, USA. His research focuses on bone loss pertaining to revision total hip arthroplasty, peri-prosthetic infection and the role of orthopaedic surgery in global health.

Dr. Iannis E. Adamopoulos
Dr. Iannis E. Adamopoulos

is an Associate Professor, University of California, Davis, Department of Rheumatology, Allergy & Clinical Immunology. His major research interest is identification of novel interactions between immune & skeletal systems that regulate bone destruction. Specifically, his research focuses on the regulation of osteoclastogenesis by pro-inflammatory cytokine networks in inflammatory arthritis.

Dr. Xudong Joshua Li
Dr. Xudong Joshua Li

is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, University of Virginia, USA. He has maintained a strong and abiding interest in clinical-oriented research in the molecular biology of intervertebral disc and arthritis diseases. His research continues to focus on intervertebral disc and cartilage regeneration.

Dr. Adnan Kiani
Dr. Adnan Kiani

is an Assistant Professor of Medicine, Division of Rheumatology at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, USA. His research focuses on atherosclerosis in SLE, Coronary artery disease, Traditional cardiovascular risk factors associated with CAD in SLE. His ongoing research focus on the progression of noncalcified plaque.

Dr. Umut A. Gurkan
Dr. Umut A. Gurkan

Assistant Professor, Department of Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering, Biomedical Engineering, & Orthopaedics, CWRU, USA. His research focuses on nano-engineered systems & technologies for clinical care, microsystems for sickle cell disease patient health monitoring & management of joint & veterans via microanalyses on synovial fluid.



Dr. Jun Li
Dr. Jun Li

is currently an Instructor of Medicine in the Division of Clinical Immunology & Rheumatology at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, USA. His major research interests include targeting M1 inflammatory macrophages in RA, determining the pathogenic roles of fucosylation in RA, and identifying the bidirectional interaction between macrophages and T cells in RA.

Dr. Alberto Ferruzzi
Dr. Alberto Ferruzzi

is an orthopaedic surgeon of the 1st Orthopaedic Clinic of the University of Bologna- Rizzoli Orthopedic Institute, Italy. His research focuses on tissue engineering, articular cartilage reconstruction techniques, arthroscopy of the upper limb, sports medicine and major articular reconstruction.

Dr. Mirco Lo Presti
Dr. Mirco Lo Presti

is an Assistant Orthopaedic Surgeon in the II Orthopaedic Division, at Rizzoli Orthopaedic Institute, Italy. He was a medical doctor at the Orthopaedic Clinic of the University of Bologna at the Rizzoli Orthopaedic Institute. His specialties are in Orthopaedics and Traumatology.

Dr. Frank Y. Yu
Dr. Frank Y. Yu

is a Research Fellow, Center for Engineering in Medicine, Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, USA. . His research focuses on tissue engineering for functional articular cartilage regeneration through use of programmable hydrogel, 3D printed bioactive scaffold, cellular reprogramming and nanoparticle drug delivery systems, Organ-on-a-chip.

Dr. Sachin S. Mamidwar
Dr. Sachin S. Mamidwar

is General Manager, Orthogen, USA. His research focuses on novel Calcium Sulfate/PLLA composite for use in bone regeneration, scanning and transmission electron microscopy, X-ray microprobe analysis, coating techniques, staining techniques, faxitron, sterilization techniques including filter sterilization and gamma irradiation, mechanical testing, bioquant image analysis.

Dr. Md. Monoarul Haque
Dr. Md. Monoarul Haque

is director, research in Bangladesh Stroke Association. His research focuses on Physiotherapy, Rehabilitation and Disability.