Carlos Eduardo Cuervo Lozano
van de Sande
Nicholas M. Bernthal, M.D.
Biodesign Faculty Group, UCLA Anderson School of Management, Department of Molecular and Medical Pharmacology
Associate Professor in Residence
Interim Chair and Executive Medical Director
Chief, Division of Musculoskeletal Oncology
Jeffrey J. Eckardt Endowed Chair
Department of Orthopaedic Surgery
David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA
Dr. Bernthal’s laboratory developed and published a mouse model of post-arthroplasty infection that has become widely used by academics, regulatory officials, and industry. The model leverages a panel of bioluminescent bacteria to allow longitudinal real-time in vivo tracking of infection, while using immunomodulated mice so that fluorescence imaging can track immune response. This model has produced twenty peer-reviewed papers, numerous grants, and multiple awards, but perhaps most importantly, has been adopted by scientists from industry, academia, and the Food and Drug Administration. Dr. Bernthal was selected to lead the Orthopaedic Research Society’s 2017 symposium on “The Infected Implant” and represent the American Orthopaedic Association as an American-British-Canadian Traveling Fellow in 2017. He serves on the Executive Board of the Musculoskeletal Tumor Society and on the Board of Trustees for the Orthopaedic Research and Education Foundation.
Dr. Bernthal was born and raised in Washington D.C. He played Varsity Basketball at Princeton University while studying political science. He earned his medical degree from Cornell Medical School and did his residency at UCLA. He completed two fellowships -one in Orthopedic Research at UCLA and the other at the Huntsman Cancer Institute - and has been on faculty at UCLA since 2013.
A/Prof Paul Stalley AM
For 25 years until 2021 he was Head of the Bone and Soft Tissue Sarcoma Unit at Royal Prince Alfred Hospital, Sydney, dealing with some 95% of primary bone sarcomas in the NSW population. Current interests especially involve the use of extracorporeal irradiation and reimplantation and, most recently, the use of 3D printed titanium implants for limb salvage and joint revision surgery.
- 10/1994 | Beginning of the academic studies in human medicine
- 11/2000 | German Examination
- 11/1998 | Step 1 of the United States Medical Licensing / Examination
- 09/2001 | Step 2 of the United States Medical Licensing / Examination
- 12/2000 - 11/2001 | Resident physician in the Department of Traumatology, University Hospital of Ulm (Prof. Dr. med. L. Kinzl)
- 01/2002 - 12/2007 | Resident physician in the Department of Orthopaedics, University Hospital of Muenster (Prof. Dr. med. W. Winkelmann)
- 12/2007 | Senior physician in the Department of Orthopaedics, University Hospital of Muenster (Prof. Dr. med. W. Winkelmann)
- 09/2008 – 03/2018 | Head of the Department Tumor- and Revision Surgery in the Department of Orthopaedics and Tumor Orthopaedics, University Hospital of Muenster (Professor Dr. med. G. Gosheger)
- Since 04/2018 | Head of the Department of Musculoskeletal Surgical Oncology, University Hospital of Essen
- 11/2007: Postdoctoral lecture qualification: Lack of toxicological side-effect in silver- coated megaprostheses
Prof. Dr. Jendrik Hardes studied medicine at the Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität Münster from 1994-2000. From 2000 to 2006 he completed his specialist training in the Clinic for General Orthopedics at the University Hospital in Münster and habilitated with the topic "Lack of toxicological side effect in silver-coated megaprostheses" in 2007. Between 2008 and 2018 he was head of the tumor orthopedics section in the Clinic for General Orthopedics and Tumor Orthopedics at the University Hospital in Münster. Together with Prof. Dr. Arne Streitbürger he has been the director of the Clinic for Tumor Orthopedics at the West German Tumor Center of the University Hospital Essen since 2018.
Prof. Dr. Jendrik Hardes has authored over 160 papers in peer reviewed journals. His scientific focus is on clinical, basic scientific and translational research in the field of tumor orthopedics and material sciences. He is an active member of several national and international societies. He is currently an active board member of EMSOS.
Dr. Andrea Angelini
Associate Professor at Department of Orthopedics and Orthopedic Oncology, University of Padova, Italy
Prof Domenico Andrea Campanacci
From 1989 to 1993 he attended the 1st University Clinic and the Laboratory of Oncologic Research of the Rizzoli Orthopedic Institute, acquiring experience in the diagnosis and treatment of musculoskeletal tumors and participating in several projects of basic science and clinical research.
In 1994, he resulted the winner of the "Howard Hatcher Pathology Fellowship", issued by the "American Orthopedic Association". During the same year, he completed a research Fellowship in Orthopedic Oncology, in the Department of Orthopedics at the University of Florida in Gainesville US, directed by Prof. W. Enneking, developing research projects on reconstructive techniques in Orthopedic Oncology with particular regard to allogenic bone grafts.
In 1997, he attended, as Clinical Observer, the Orthopedic Service of the Department of Surgery of Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center of New York, U.S., directed by Dr. John Healey and the Hip and Knee Service of Hospital for Special Surgery in New York U.S.
From 1995 to 2014, he was Consultant of Orthopedics and Traumatology (deputy Director since 2001) in the Department of Orthopaedic Oncology and Reconstructive Surgery, at the “Azienda Ospedaliera Universitaria Careggi” in Florence.
From 2014 to 2016, he was the Director of the Department of Traumatology and General Orthopedics at the “Azienda Ospedaliera Universitaria Careggi” in Florence, a Trauma Center regional Hub.
From 2016 to date, he is the Director of the Department of Orthopaedic Oncology and Reconstructive Surgery at the “Azienda Ospedaliera Universitaria Careggi” in Florence, a national referral Center for the treatment of musculoskeletal tumors.
From 2016 to date, he is the Coordinator of the Multidisciplinary Oncologic Group for Bone and Soft Tissue Tumors of Azienda Ospedaliera Universitaria Careggi in Florence.
From 2015 to 2021, he was Associate Professor at the University of Florence, at the Department of Surgery and Translational Medicine up to December 2018 and at the Department of Health Science from January 2019.
From 2021 to date, he is Full Professor at the University of Florence, at the Department of Health Science.
During his career, he has performed more than 5000 surgical procedures of general orthopedics, traumatology and orthopedic oncology as 1st surgeon.
He was the author or co-author of 207 scientific publications on books, national and international journals, and of more than 340 abstracts published in "Abstract books" or national and international journals. Currently, he is the Director of a national referral Center for the treatment of bone and soft tissue tumors and his main field of clinical and research interest is orthopaedic reconstructive surgery. In particular, his expertise focuses on reconstructions of osteoarticular bone defects following oncologic resections, trauma or prosthetic failures, pelvic surgery in both oncologic resections and trauma, skeletal reconstructions with prostheses or bone grafts.
Miguel Angel Clara-Altamirano
Gina D’Amato, MD
She received her B.S. from University of Miami, M.D. from the University Of Miami School Of Medicine and completed her internal medicine residency at Jackson Memorial Hospital/University of Miami. In 2003, during her last year of hematology/oncology fellowship at Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa, FL, she began her focus GIST and other sarcomas. In addition to her clinical service, she is also involved in clinical trials for GIST and other sarcoma and is a co-director of the oncology pathway in a newly implemented curriculum for the University Of Miami Miller School Of Medicine.
Dr. Andreou has authored over 70 publications in peer reviewed journals on orthopedics and orthopedic oncology, and has written several book chapters in the field. His main research interests include the optimization of local therapy in the context of multidisciplinary treatment of bone and soft tissue sarcomas, as well as the Health-Related Quality of Life aspects of treatment.
Prof. Dr.med. Dr. h.c. G. Ulrich Exner
Orthopaedie Zentrum Zuerich at Klinik Hirslanden Zuerich, Switzerland
Board Certification Pediatrics Germany, Orthopaedic Ssurgery Germany and Switzerland.
Formerly Head Tumor Orthopaedics University Hospital Balgrist, since 2008 in Private Practice.
Marcos Galli Serra
Staff Orthopedic Oncology
Hospital Universitario Austral
Buenos Aires. Argentina
Isols member 385 (since 2015)
2019 AAOS International Scholars. Orthopedic Oncology. University of Chicago. Illinois, USA
PI in the, PARITY STUDY (parity investigator group), SAFETY and SELNET
Fellowship Orthopedic Oncology: Hospital Universitario Austral, Asociacion Argentina de Ortopedi Oncologica
Research fellowship Rush presbyterian medical center (dr gitelis)
Visiting physician at: Mayo clinic (Dr Sim), MSKCC (Dr Fabbri), RHO (Dr Jeys)
Dr Praveen Gupta
MBBS, D-Ortho, DNB Orthopedics, Diploma Tissue Banking
Consultant Orthopedic Oncologist & Chief
Department of Orthopedic Oncology
Bhagwan Mahaveer Cancer Hospital & Research Center (BMCHRC)
His vision is to explore new biological limb salvage options with combination of advances in present era and old biological reconstructive modalities learnt from his Mentor “Padam Shree Professor S S Yadav”.
His specialist interests include safe surgical margins, Recycled tumor bone and roles of fibula to biological reconstruction for limb salvage as composite and primary modalities.
Hiroyuki Tsuchiya, MD, PhD
Professor and Chairman
Department of Orthopedic Surgery,
Graduate School of Medical Sciences,
Kanazawa University, Japan.
He developed "caffeine-potentiated chemotherapy for bone and soft-tissue sarcomas", "tumor reconstruction using distraction osteogenesis procedure", "tumor reconstruction using tumor-bearing autogenous bone treated by liquid nitrogen", "antimicrobial iodine coating for orthopedic implants", “cryo-immunological treatment”, “musculoskeletal regeneration with adipose tissue derived stem cells” and more. He also achieved numerous basic researches in both orthopaedics and oncology fields.
He is now the ex-president of "International Society of Limb Salvage (ISOLS)" and the current president of "ASAMI-Japan" and a director of many Japanese medical societies.
Furthermore, he has now more than 750 English publications regarding tumor biology, tumor surgery, trauma, distraction osteogenesis, pediatric orthopedics, adult reconstruction, spine surgery, trauma, hand surgery, foot and ankle surgery, regenerative medicine, and so on.
Doctor Kenan Samuel is a gifted tumor surgeon recognized nationally and internationally, specializing in Joint preservation limb sparing surgery in children and adults with malignant bone tumors, utilizing biological, and prosthesis reconstruction.
Vasileios A. Kontogeorgakos
- President of the Hellenic Society for Surgery of the Hand 2016-2017.
- Regional Editor of the American Journal Hand Surgery GO.
- SICOT, Greek National Delegate since 2020
Prof. Dr. Andreas Leithner
Born in Vienna, he studied medicine there and went to Graz in 2000, soon specializing in the field of orthopaedic oncology. He became “Dozent” in 2005 and interim head of the Orthopaedic Department in 2010 until 2012, when he became head of the department (till 2016). Since 2017 he is the head of the new Department of Orthopaedics and Trauma at the Medical University of Graz. Since 2018 he additionally serves as Vice Rector for Clinical Affairs at the Medical University of Graz.
He is author / co-author of >350 PubMed listed publications, >1200 oral / poster presentations and has acted as a reviewer for 11 funding organizations and 62 international journals.
Valerae O. Lewis, M.D.
Professor, Orthopaedic Oncology, Division of Surgery
Chair, Department of 0Orthopaedic Oncology, Division of Surgery
Dr. John Murray Professor in Orthopaedic Oncology
The University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center
In 2000, Dr. Lewis joined The University of Texas, MD Anderson Cancer Center. She matriculated through the ranks and in 2010, she was named the Dr. John Murray Professor in Orthopaedic Oncology at the MD Anderson Cancer Center. Currently, and for the past twelve years, Dr. Lewis serves as Director of the Musculoskeletal Oncology Fellowship Program at UTMDACC. In 2012, she was the first African America woman to be awarded the MD Anderson Faculty Achievement Award in Patient Care. Orthopaedic Oncology became a Department in 2014 and after a national search Dr. Lewis was named the inaugural Chair of Department of Orthopaedic Oncology. As such she became to be the first woman to chair an orthopaedic department at a freestanding cancer center, to chair an orthopaedic department in The University of Texas System, and the first African American woman to Chair an Orthopaedic Surgery Department.
Dr. Lewis is very active nationally and internationally within Orthopaedics and Musculoskeletal Oncology. She is active in the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS), American Orthopaedic Association (AOA), the Musculoskeletal Tumor Society (MSTS), and the International Society for Limb Salvage (ISOLS) and the Western Orthopaedic Association (WOA). She served on the board of the American Orthopaedic Association from 2007 to 2010, the board of the Western Orthopaedic Association from 2005 – 2014, the MSTS board from 2017-2020 and the ISOLS board from 2019-2021. In 2014-2015 she served as President of the Western Orthopaedic Association. Dr. Lewis is a strong advocate of education, and as such, served as the Chair of the MSTS Education Committee, Chair of the AAOS Instructional Course Lecture Tumor Subcommittee, Chair of the Musculoskeletal Oncology Content Committee for the AAOS Council on Education and Chair of the ISOLS Education Committee.
Dr. Lewis’ expertise is with treating both children and adults with bone and soft tissue sarcomas of the pelvis and extremities. In 2011 she started the Multidisciplinary Pelvic Sarcoma Program at MD Anderson Cancer Center that not only addresses the clinical needs of this unique group of patients but works to improve both the clinical and functional outcome of patients with pelvic sarcoma. Her research works to investigate the gene functions tied to osteosarcoma and the development of treatments that might interrupt this process.
Married for 26 years, Dr Lewis is the mother of two wonderful 17-year-old twins.
Dr. Lozano has had a very productive career in musculoskeletal oncology. He has participated in multiple regional, national and international conferences with podium and abstract presentations. He has more than 60 publications in peer reviewed journals and book chapters. A main interest of his academic practice is international collaborations. He has organized and has participated in different musculoskeletal oncology courses in the US, Mexico, Colombia, Panamá and Perú. This international collaboration is materializing in a large musculoskeletal oncology registry for the Latin American Society of Musculoskeletal Tumors (SLATME). He is an active member of the Musculoskeletal Tumor Society (MSTS), the International Society of Limb Salvage (ISOLS), The Connective Tissue Oncology Society (CTOS), La Sociedad LatinoAmericana de Tumores Musculosqueléticos (SLATME), La Sociedad Colombiana de Ortopedia y Traumatología (SCOT), The American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS), The New England Orthopaedic Society (NEOS) and the Massachusetts Orthopaedic Association (MOA). He is also a candidate member for the European Musculoskeletal Oncology Society (EMSOS).
His research focuses on: oncology of the pelvis and of the upper and lower extremities, cost-effectiveness in the surgical management of metastatic disease with emphasis in renal cell and thyroid carcinomas, nutritional optimization before surgery in patients with primary bone and soft tissue sarcomas, and infections in megaprostheses and their management, among other areas of research.
In addition to his research activities, as an instructor in orthopaedic surgery, he runs different regular conferences including the weekly musculoskeletal oncology residents and fellow’s conferences, as well as the monthly clinical research meeting and Journal Club.
Out of work, he enjoys to spend time with his wife and five children. In a busy household, there is always time for soccer, basketball, hockey and swimming games and practices, with an occasional ice cream or a movie in between. When time allows, he enjoys to play guitar and read Latin American literature. On Thursdays, he is a regular patron at Harvard Gardens or the Liberty Hotel where he always enjoys a beer with friends, colleagues, coworkers, fellows and residents in service.
R. Lor Randall, MD, FACS
Dr. Randall is a professor of Orthopaedic Surgery and holds the David Linn Chair in Orthopaedic Surgery.
Head of orthopedic oncology unit
Director of medical education.
Michiel van de Sande
His scientific activity started with the design of (inter)national sarcoma databases and registrations. Under his clinical lead, the LUMC sarcoma Biobank was linked to the LUMC Sarcoma database. Research lines have been set up in recent years which have an international collaborative basis, such as multicenter studies on giant cell tumors of the joint and bone, soft tissue sarcomas, chondrosarcomas, adamantinoma, Osteo- and Ewing Sarcoma.
He has published more than 160 peer reviewed papers and book-chapters; His research was funded by several scientific grants; e.g. the Dutch Cancer Fund (KWF), Alpe-D’huzes. He is appointed as a full professor of orthopedic oncology May first 2020 at the department of Orthopedics at the LUMC.
In 2005 he has successfully graduated a clinical fellowship for Adult Joint Reconstructive Surgery in Deaconess Hospital of Cincinnati, OH, USA. In 2007 Dr. Oleg Vyrva competed a course on Musculo-Skeletal Pathology at Rizzoli Orthopaedic Institute of Bologna, Italy. Following year, he attended a clinical fellowship in Total Knee and Hip Replacement at Wellington Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine Hospital of Cincinnati, OH, USA. In 2010 he participated in a fellowship for Adult Reconstructive Surgery of the Hip and Knee at Samaritan Hospital Orthopaedic Center of Excellence in Cincinnati, OH, USA.
Pursuing an academic career, Oleg Vyrva earned a professor degree in orthopedics, trauma, and bone oncology at National Ukrainian Medical Academy in 2011. His publication record includes over 350 peer-reviewed articles in the national and international specialty journals. He has been a speaker and moderator at numerous orthopaedic meetings and a faculty member of many practice courses. He is a member of several orthopedic and oncology societies, such as ISOLS, EMSOS, SICOT, AAOS, EFORT. He has been a Board Member of the EMSOS for many years. Professor Vyrva is successfully mentoring residents and fellows as a part of his academic work. He is also an Editorial Board Member and reviewer for several specialty journals in Ukraine.
In his clinical practice, Prof. Vyrva specializes in total hip and total knee arthroplasty as well as the orthopaedic trauma and bone oncology. His expertise covers failed and infected total joint cases management, as well as complex joint reconstruction following trauma. He is a leading consultant in trauma, orthopaedics, and orthopaedic oncology in Ukraine, performing adult and pediatric bone and soft tissue tumor surgeries, complex reconstructions, including limb salvage procedures. Oleg Vyrva handles several hundred surgeries per year (over 12000 cases in total) taking challenging cases that others refuse to perform.
Professor Oleg Vyrva currently takes a position as a Vice-President of the National Ukrainian Orthopaedic Trauma Association.
Hazem Wafa MD PhD FRCSEd(Tr&Orth)
Head of Clinic
Orthopaedic Oncology and Knee Surgery
University Hospitals Leuven
. Graduated faculty of medicine, Cairo university 1988
. Orthopaedic residency at Cairo university hospitals 1989-1992
. Orthopaedic oncology fellowship at Massachusetts General hospital, Boston, USA 1993/1994
. PHD orthopaedics 1997 (thesis on establishment of a bone bank and use of allografts)
. Director of Cairo university bone bank 2016-2020
. Head of orthopaedic oncology unit, Cairo university since 2010
After rapid extension of the Department and establishment of an Orthopaedic Oncology Service he established and became Head of the University Clinic of Orthopaedic Surgery at the Medical University of Graz in 2001. In 2010 he was elected Chairman of the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at the University of Vienna, following his teacher Rainer Kotz, and in 2018 after fusion of Orthopaedics und Trauma Surgery he has been appointed Head of this new Department of Orthopaedics and Trauma Surgery at the Medical University of Vienna.
Besides decades of academic leadership Reinhard Windhager headed the Orthopaedic Oncology Service over almost 30 years with innovative contributions in growing prostheses and pelvic resection and reconstruction. In 2013 he established, and since then coordinates the Musculoskeletal Tumour Unit of the Comprehensive Cancer Center at the Medical University of Vienna. He served as ISOLS Treasurer for several years with distinct contribution to the establishment of new bylaws according to Austrian rule and served as President for ISOLS from 2014 to 2015. He furthermore, served as President of the Central European Orthopaedic Congress, the Austrian Society of Orthopaedics and Orthopaedic Surgery and the Austrian Society of Surgeons, as well as the Austrian Musculoskeletal Oncology Society. Furthermore, he organized the EMSOS Congress in Vienna in 2014.
His areas of expertise are Orthopaedic Oncology and Adult Reconstruction, especially Hip and Knee Arthroplasty. He has published more than 450 articles in peer reviewed journals and acts as reviewer to 23 international journals
He earned his Doctor of Medicine from UCLA in 1996. He also completed his general surgery internship and orthopaedic surgery residency at UCLA. Dr. Zeegen moved to Boston in 2001 and completed a fellowship in Orthopaedic Surgical Oncology at Massachusetts General Hospital and Boston Children's Hospital. He then completed a fellowship in Adult Reconstructive Surgery at Boston's New England Baptist Hospital from 2002-2003 before returning to Los Angeles in late 2003. From 2003 – 2005, Dr. Zeegen was an Assistant Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery at UCLA, and then was the Associate Medical Director of the Valley Hip & Knee Institute in Tarzana, CA until recently being named Chief of Joint Replacement Surgery at UCLA.
Dr. Zeegen is a member of the American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons, the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, the California Orthopaedic Association and the American Medical Association. He has authored many academic papers and textbook chapters and lectures on the topic of hip and knee replacement surgery and is a reviewer for several peers reviewed journals. Dr. Zeegen is an Associate Clinical Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery in the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA.
Francis John Hornicek
President Elect (USA)
Director, Orthopaedic Research & Education Center "Panayotis N. Soucacos", at Attikon University General Hospital
“Standing on the shoulders of the pioneers of musculoskeletal oncology, ISOLS has been expanded nowadays to the biggest international musculoskeletal tumor and reconstruction association. I am proud to be part of this family.”
- Chief, Orthopaedic Oncology Unit, ATTIKON University General Hospital
- f.A.Consultant & A.Professor, Department of Orthopaedics, Mayo Clinic & Mayo Medical School, Rochester MN, USA
- Clinical fellowship training in Orthopaedic Oncology, Adult Reconstruction and Spine Surgery at the Department of Orhopaedics, Mayo Graduate School of Medicine, Mayo Clinic Rochester MN, USA
- Residency in Orthopedic Surgery, KAT Hospital Athens Greece
- Graduate of Athens University School of Medicine
- Author of more than 350 international publications, 6500 citations and 30 textbook chapters
- H-index 40, i10-index 170 (google scholar)
- Member of many national and international societies including the American College of Surgeons (ACS)
Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS), American Musculoskeletal Tumor Society (MSTS), the International Society for Limb Salvage (ISOLS), the European Musculoskeletal Oncology Society (EMSOS) & the World Society of Reconstructive Microsurgery (WSRM), Hellenic Association Orthopaedic Surgery & Traumatology (HAOST)
MD: Oct 1976, Med School, Univ of Gothenburg
Specialist in Orthopedic Surgery: Oct 1981, Univ of Gothenburg
PhD: April 1988
Thesis: On Leiomyosarcomas of Bone and Venous Origin and The Surgical Treatment of and Prognosis for Extremity Soft Tissue Sarcomas
Assoc Prof: May 1994
Lecture: Lower extremity amputations – old knowledge and new Innovations (osseointegration in the treatment of amputees)
Visiting Professor Dept of Orthopedics, UCSD, CA, USA. 1991 – 1992
Establishment of a Murine Model for Study of Human Osteosarcoma Metastasis
Carlos Eduardo Cuervo Lozano
MEDICAL DEGREE: Médico Cirujano y Partero., Medical School., Universidad Autónoma de Nuevo León UANL, September 1985 – August 1991.
POST GRADUATE STUDIES
- ORTHOPAEDIC RESIDENCY: Orthopaedics, Hospital Universitario. U.A.N.L., “Dr. José E. Gonzalez”, March 1993 February 1997., C.M.O.T. accreditation
- OTHERS: Orthopedic Education in Shoulder., Orthopedic Department. Texas University Health Since, Center. San Antonio Tx., October and November 1996.
- FELLOWSHIP: Oncology Orthopedics, Oncology Orthopedic Department, M.D. Anderson Cancer Center. Houston Tx., Jun – December 1997.
- Associate Professor | Orthopedic department Hospital Universitario UANL. Since January 1998.
- Head of Post Graduate Studies. | Orthopedic Department. Hospital Universitario UANL. 2006 – 2014.
- Head of the Orthopedic Oncology Service. | Orthopedic Department. Hospital Universitario UANL. Since 1999.
- Sociedad de Ortopedia y Traumatología de Nuevo León, A.C. | Member since1997.
- Consejo Mexicano de Ortopedia y Traumatología, A.C. (CMOT) | Member since 1997.
- Asociación Mexicana de Ortopedia y Traumatología, A.C. (AMOT) | Member since 1997.
- Sociedad Mexicana de Ortopedia y Traumatología (SMO) | Member since 2007
- Sociedad Latinoamericana de Tumores Musculoesqueléticos (SLATME) | Member since 2004
- International Society of Limb Salvage (ISOLS) |First Mexican member | Member since 2007
- SLATME President.| Latin American Society of Musculoskeletal Tumors | 2008 -2010.
- Founder Member of the Mexican Society of Musculoskeletal Tumors and Limb Salvage. SMOOSE.| 1rst SMOOSE President. 2009-2019.
Carlos Eduardo Cuervo Lozano
He is an adjunct professor in Biomedical Engineering as well as External Faculty of the Graduate School at the University of Maine, where he also received an honorary Francis Crowe degree in 2006. He maintains a collaborative laboratory looking at in-vitro and in-vivo models of tissue attachment in additive manufactured highly porous foams.
Dr. Dickey is the chair of the EAB for the Biomedical Engineering Undergraduate program at the University of Maine. He is also a review member of the Musculotskeletal Tumor Society Research Committee. In addition, he is the current president of the Franklin Hindson Sim Tumor Society.
Dr. Dickey is active in industry & research collaboration, working in a research and consultancy role with Wright Medical, Conformis Inc., Stryker, Angiotech, Ferring, Zimmer and Sanofi-Aventis. He currently participates in the Stryker Tritanium Shell Study and the Conformis Inc. CR and PS CT/3D Printed TKR Studies.
Dr. Dickey founded and runs the Chords for Cure initiative to raise funds to help children with cancer, currently in its 15th year with over $250,000 raised to date.
Originally from Vancouver, BC, he is now practicing in Denver, Colorado as an Assistant Professor with the University of Colorado Department of Orthopaedics and the Eastern Colorado Veterans Administration
He has published over 300 scientific papers including 196 medline referenced articles. Professor Jeys was recently awarded the DSc for his thesis 'Improving Patient Outcomes by Innovation and Collaboration'. The DSc is the highest research degree in the UK and only awarded for individuals who make an outstanding contribution to their field. Professor Jeys regularly lectures around the world on joint replacement and tumour surgery.
He is involved with several national committees including being the former Chairman of the National Centre Research Institute (NCRI) for Sarcomas. He is a Board Member of EMSOS. He has worked with NICE, health technology appraisal boards, as well as several multinational companies.
Served in Greek Navy 1982-1984, Surgical Resident in Kalamata General Hospital and Orthopaedic Resident at Athens University between 1985-1991. Further training at Glan Clwyd Hospital, Rhyl, N. Wales-UK and Sunnybrook Health Science Center, Toronto-Canada in 1992.
Training in Bone and Soft Tissue Tumour Orthopaedic Surgery at Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital, Stanmore, London-UK from 1992 -1993 and 2002-2004.
NHS Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon from 1995 at Kalamata General Hospital and St Savvas Oncologic Hospital in Athens since 2000.
Head of Orthopaedic Oncology Department since 2008, President of the Scientific and Ethical Committee 2013-2017, Medical Director of St Savvas Hospital since 2018.
President of the Hellenic Association of Orthopaedic Surgery and Traumatology in 2021.
Active member of several professional bodies, participated and organised numerous Orthopaedic Meetings, presented and published plethora of papers, provided significant amount of mentoring, training and educational lecturing throughout his career.
Vast experience in Orthopaedics undertaking surgery for every type of bone and soft tissue tumours as well as trauma and complex adult joint reconstruction.
- 1981 - 1987 | Okayama University Medical School
- 1987 - 1991 | Okayama University Graduate School of Medicine
- 1996 - 1999 | Assistant Professor, Okayama University Hospital
- 1999 - 2002 | Researcher, Münster University
- 2002 | Habilitation in Münster University
- 2002 - 2005 | Senior Lecturer, Okayama University Hospital
- 2005 - Present | Professor and Chairman, Department of Orythopaedic Surgery, Okayama University
Graduate School of Medicine, Dentistry, and Pharmaceutical Sciences
- 2008 - Asia-Pacific Musculoskeletal Tumor Society (board member)
- 2013 - International Society of Limb Salvage (board member)
- 2013 - Japan Ewing Sarcoma Study, JESS (chairperson)
- 2017 - Japan Clinical Oncology Group, JCOG (chairperson of bone and soft tissue tumor study group)
Jonathan C. Trent, MD, PhD
Professor of Medicine
Associate Director for Clinical Research
Director, Sarcoma Medical Research Program
Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center
University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine
Miami, FL, USA
His research and clinical interests have centered on the outcomes of complex limb and pelvic reconstruction for tumor resection and work in the areas of complex hip and knee replacement. He has authored many of the seminal papers in the field of musculoskeletal oncology. His prolific publication record includes almost 500 published articles and 200 book chapters. Over the course of his career, Doctor Sim has received many prestigious awards including the John Charnley Award of the Hip Society, the Canadian Orthopedic Association Outstanding Service Award, the Distinguished Mayo Clinician Award, the Dalhousie Alumnus of the Year Award, the AOA Distinguished Contributions to Orthopaedics Award, and the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons Diversity Award. Currently he is an Emeritus Professor of Orthopedic Surgery and emeritus chair of the Division of Orthopaedic Oncology at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota.
MBBS, FRACS, FAOrthA, Professor University of Queensland
He has been in orthopaedic oncology practice since 1996.He is an ISOLS board member and Chairperson of the ISOLS international education committee and coordinated monthly seminars online through the Covid-19 period along with the education board members. He is the host of the next ISOLS meeting in Brisbane in October 2024
Catrin H. Wigley
Prof Dr Dundar Sabah
Dept of Orthopedics and Traumatology
Vice Editor Acta Orthopecia Turcica
Referee of Journal of Orthopedics and Traumatology
Former President of Turkish Musculoskletal Tumor society
Former President of Asia Pacific Musculuskeletal Society
Former Scientific Committee Member or SICOT, EFORT,EMSOS,APMSTS
Krista Goulding, MD, FRCSC, MPH
Assistant Professor of Orthopedics - Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science Consultant - Department of Orthopedic Surgery
Dr. Goulding also had a Fellowship in Adult Reconstructive Arthroplasty/Musculoskeletal Oncology at the Mayo Clinic Graduate School of Medicine.
Dr. Goulding was an Active Member of McGill University Health Center and an Associate Investigator of the Cancer Research Program and Injury, Repair & Recovery Research Program. She was Associate Member of LaSalle General Hospital Orthopaedic Surgery and Ambulatory Surgery.
Krista is a Consultant in the Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Mayo Clinic, Phoenix, Arizona and has an academic rank of Assistant Professor of Orthopedics through the Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science.
Dr. Goulding has presented at numerous National and International Conferences and has participated in 3 Visiting Professorships. She has thirty peer-reviewed publications and 2 book chapters.
Chief Operating Officer, Zimmer Biomet
Prior to joining Zimmer Biomet, Mr. Tornos served as Worldwide President of the Global Urology, Medical and Critical Care Division of Becton, Dickinson and Company. Prior to that, he was with C.R. Bard in positions of increasing responsibility, most recently serving as President, Europe, Middle East and Africa Regions. Before joining C.R. Bard, Mr. Tornos served as Vice President and General Manager of the Americas Pharmaceutical and Medical/Imaging segments of Covidien International. Before that, Mr. Tornos served as International Vice President, Business Development and Strategy with Baxter International Inc. and prior to that, he spent over a decade in leadership assignments around the globe with Johnson & Johnson.
Mr. Tornos is an alumnus of the Harvard Business School, having graduated from the Advanced Management Program and also completed leadership and management programs at the Cox School of Business of Southern Methodist University. He finalized post-MBA work at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania (CPD Marketing/Finance), holds an MBA from the University of Miami School of Business and a BBA in Finance and International Marketing and Management from the University of Georgia Terry College of Business. Mr. Tornos currently serves as an independent external director on the Board of Directors of PHC Holdings Corporation.
G. Douglas Letson, MD
Executive Vice President, Clinical Affairs
Prior to his current position, Dr. Letson served as the Chair of the Sarcoma Department at Moffitt. He is a professor of Surgery, Radiology and Orthopedics at the University of South Florida.
Dr. Letson received his medical degree and completed an orthopedic residency at Louisiana State University in New Orleans. He also completed a fellowship in Musculoskeletal Tumor Surgery at Harvard Medical School in Boston. He has extensive clinical experience in the areas of pediatric and adult limb salvage in both bone and soft tissue tumors. His clinical interests have a strong scientific focus in the development of tumor prosthesis.
Dr. Letson has a reputation as a leader in medical education, and he lectures nationally and internationally on this topic. He has started multiple educational courses world wide in medical education and leads a course at the University of Oxford. He is an active member of the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons (AAOS), the American Orthopedic Association (AOA), the Musculoskeletal Tumor Society (MTST), the Connective Tissue Oncology Society (CTOS), the Children’s Oncology Group (COG), and the International Society of Limb Salvage (ISOLS). Dr. Letson has served on the editorial board of several orthopaedic journals, including the Journal of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network and the Cancer Control Journal.
Dr. Mishil S. Parikh
M.B.B.S., M.S. (Ortho.), M.Ch. (Ortho.), Fellowship in Orthopaedic Oncology (Tata Memorial Hospital), F.I.A.M.S., PGDHHM, PGDCR.
Consultant Orthopaedic Oncologist
He specializes in the management of all Malignant and Benign, Musculoskeletal Tumors and Skeletal Metastases. He is well versed with Limb Salvage techniques with the use of Implants, Megaprosthesis and Biological Methods.
Pablo Nicolás Casales Fresenga
Adjunt. Prof. of Orthopaedics and Trauma clinic of Republic University (UdelaR) – Montevideo Uruguay.
- 2003-2007. Basic science. Assistant of Anatomic Department of Republic University (UdelaR) –School of Medicine.
- 2007: Medical Doctor, graduated from Republic University (UdelaR) – school of Medicine.
- 2012: Postgraduated Course of Orthopedic Surgery, Republic University (UdelaR) –school of Medicine.
- 2013: Interine assistant orthopaedics and trauma clinic. Republic University (UdelaR) – Montevideo Uruguay.
- 2014: Titular assistant orthopaedics and trauma clinic Republic University (UdelaR) – Montevideo Uruguay.
- 2021: Titular Adj. Prof. orthopaedics and trauma clinic. Republic University (UdelaR) – Montevideo Uruguay.
- 2015. Fellow Orthopaedic Oncology . Santa Casa of Porto Alegre Brasil.
- 2016. Fellow Orthopaedic Oncology. Santa Casa of San Pablo Brasil.
- 2017. Fellow Orthopaedic Oncology. Kanazawa University . Japon.
- SLATME. Latin American society of Musculoskeletal tumor
- SOTU. Uruguayan Society of Orthopaedic and Trauma
- SLAOT. Latin American society of Orthopaedic and Trauma
- ISOLS. International society of limb salvage.
Prof. Dr. med. Arne Streitbürger
- 12/2003-12/2009 | Resident, Department of Orthopedics, University Hospital Mϋnster, Director Prof. Dr. W. Winkelmann
- 01/2007 bis 01/2008 | Resident, Trauma Department, University Hospital Mϋnster, Director Prof. Dr. Μ. Raschke
- 12/2009 | Specialist in Orthopedics
- 10/2012 | Consultant surgeon, Department of Orthopedics and Surgical Oncology, Specialized in Surgical Oncology, Revision Surgery, Septic Surgery
- 2/2014 | Veniα legendi for Orthopedics, Medical Faculty University of Mϋnster
- 7/2016 | Deputy Director, Department of Orthopedics, University Hospital Mϋnster
- 10/2016 | Associated Professor, Medical Faculty, Uniνersity of Mϋnster
- since 4/2018 | Director, Department of Tumourorthopedics and Sarcoma surgery, Uniνersity Hospital of Essen, Germany
Industry Liaison, Implantcast (Germany)
- 08/71-07/75 Gemeinschafts-Grundschule Hasenberg, Remscheid (primary school)
- 09/75-07/81 Stadtisches Rontgen-Gymnasium, Remscheid-Lennep (grammar school)
- 09/81-05/84 Stadt. Engelbert-von-Berg Gymnasium, Wipperfϋrth (grammar school)-Examination: A-level
- 09/84-12/85 Staff Soldier at Materialamt der Luftwaffe' Koln-Wahn, Rank: Obergefreiter (Lance Corporal)
- 01 /86-07 /86 lnternships:
- Rhewum GmbH' Remscheid, (mechanical engineering company)
- technical department of the Krankenanstalten Remscheid,
- 09/86- 08/92 Study of Biomedical Engineering
- Fachhochschule Hamburg', (Technical University, Hamburg) Degree: Dipl.-lng. Biomedizinische Technik (Biomedical Engineer)
- 09/92-05/93 "Fourier-transformed infrared spectroscopy as an ίn-νίνο method to measure the water content of the human skin"
Experimentelle Dermatologie, Paul Gerson Unna-
- Forschungszentrum, Dermatologica Research Center, Beiersdorf AG, Hamburg, Germany
- 08/93-01 /94 Sales Representative for Orthopaedic and Traumatologic Devices
- 02/94-09/94 Junior Product Manager Total Knee Systems
- 10/94-12/95 Product Manager Total Knee Systems
- 01/96-03/01 Senior Product Manager Total Knee - and Total Shoulder Systems - Smith & Nephew, Schenefeld, Germany
- 04/01-today Director Marketing and Sales, -implantcast GmbH, Buxtehude, Germany
Giovanni Paraliticci, M.D.
Dr. Paraliticci specializes in orthopedic surgical oncology at the Miami Cancer Institute and is an Orthopedic Surgeon with the Miami Orthopedics & Sports Medicine Institute. His specialization extends to surgical treatment of musculoskeletal tumors, soft tissue tumors, and metastatic lesions. He also treats oncologic patients with orthopedic problems including fractures, arthritis, avascular necrosis, and osteoporosis.
Dr. Paraliticci has extensive training and experience in surgical management of arthritic conditions of the hip and knee. He is skilled in procedures including primary and revision total knee and hip arthroplasty, partial knee arthroplasty, custom knee replacements, and robotics. Dr. Paraliticci’s goal is to maximize the function of each patient with advanced surgical and reconstructive techniques.
Education & Training
- Miami Orthopedics & Sports Medicine Institute - Fellowship Program, Adult Hip & Knee Reconstruction, 2019
- University of Miami/Jackson Memorial Hospital - Fellowship Program, Musculoskeletal Oncology, 2018
- University of Puerto Rico - Residency Program, Orthopaedic Surgery, 2017
- University of Puerto Rico Medical Sciences Campus - Internship, General Surgery, 2012
- University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine (San Juan) - Medical School, MD, 2010
Rickard Brånemark, MD, PhD
Research Scientist, Biomechatronics Group, MIT Media Lab
Associate professor, Gothenburg University Sweden
Elisa Pala, M.D. Ph.D.
Orthopedic Surgeon, Department of Orthopedics and Orthopedic Oncology, University of Padova
Title of qualification awarded
Medical Degree at University of Bologna 18/09/2008 with 110/110 cum laude.
Board of Orthopedics at Istituto Ortopedico Rizzoli, University of Bologna, 8/07/2014 with 110/110 cum laude.
Ph. D. in Oncology 11/05/2015.
From June 2015 to December 2016 she worked as orthopedics and traumatology surgeon at Department of Orthopedics and Traumathology, Ospedale Infermi, Rimini, Italy.
Since December 2016 she works at Department of Orthopedics and Orthopedic Oncology, University of Padova, Italy.
From October 2014 to June 2015 Researcher at University of Bologna, Dept. of Scienze Biomediche e Neuromotorie, working as staff surgeon at the Istituto Ortopedico Rizzoli.
From June 2015 to December 2016 Orthopaedic Surgeon at Infermi Hospital, Rimini, Italy.
Since December 2016 Orthopedic Surgeon, Department of Orthopedics and Orthopedic Oncology, University of Padova.
Surgical Activity: she performed more than 600 surgical procedures in orthopedics, as primary or assistant surgeon.
SIOT Award 2011,Rimini with the paper: "Distal femur reconstruction with modular prostheses: analysis of survival of implants".
EFORT Award for the Best paper June 2012, Berlin with the paper "Post radiation sarcoma: A single institutional experience on 52 cases".
COURSE TEMAS PUNTUALES DE TRAUMATOLOGΜA. Caracas,Venezuela, 21-22 Febbraio 2013.
Patologie oncologiche muscolo scheletriche trattate in 2° Clinica. Docente E. Pala. 05/02/2015 Istituto Ortopedico Rizzoli, Bologna.
Corso di perfezionamento in anatomia clinica dell'apparato muscoloscheletrico anca ginocchio. 15-19 Maggio 2018. Padova.
Teacher at MOC (Musculo-Skeleteal Oncology Course) 2017
Teacher at MOC (Musculo-Skeleteal Oncology Course) 2018
Teacher at MOC (Musculo-Skeleteal Oncology Course) 2019
1st Musculoskeletal Oncology Course Sarajevo - Dec 17-18, 2019 Sarajevo.
Teacher at 4th MOC (Musculo-Skeleteal Oncology Course) 11-12 November 2021
Publications: She is the author of 52 scientific papers on National or International Journals. She is the author of more than 400 abstract for congress or meetings.
Total citation 2248, H-index 27, i10-index 36.
Congresses and Meetings: She attended more than 70 National and International Meetings. She has been a speaker or lecturer in more than 30 National or International Congresses or Scientific Meetings.
Reviewer for the following Journals: European Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery & Traumatology, EJOST.
Society Memberhip: Societΰ Italiana di Ortopedia e Traumatologia (SIOT), International Society Of Limb Salvage (ISOLS) since 2017, Co-Chair of ISOLS young member's initiative since 2018, CIOSM (Club Italiano Oncologia Muscolo Scheletrica), EMSOS (European Musculo Skeletal Oncology Society) since 2019
Collaboration in textbooks
La riabilitazione dei pazienti operati per neoplasie primitive dell'osso. 1a edizione, 2017. ISBN: 978-88-97162-62-9. Autori: Maria Grazia Benedetti, Alessandro Zati, Elisabetta Mariani, Pietro Ruggieri. Con la collaborazione di: Teresa Calabrς, Mattia Morri, Elisa Pala, Alessandro Valent.
La protesizzazione nelle neoplasie primitive dell'anca. Le protesi complesse d'anca. Primo impianto. Le protesi complesse d'anca. S. Candiotto-P. Ruggieri. Timeo Editore 2022
La protesizzazione delle lesioni secondarie dell'anca. Le protesi complesse d'anca. Primo impianto. Le protesi complesse d'anca. S. Candiotto-P. Ruggieri. Timeo Editore 2022
Clinical and/or Scientific interests
Main Fields of Research: Musculoskeletal Oncology, Reconstructive Surgery, Prostheses in Musculoskeletal Oncology, Traumathology
Dr. Juan Pablo Zumarraga MD, MSc, PhD.
Professor of Orthopedic Surgery
Colegio de Ciencias Médicas (COCSA)
Universidad San Francisco de Quito (USFQ)
Quito - Ecuador
Department of Orthopedics and Traumatology
Quito - Ecuador
Member of the Education and Fellowship Committee
International Society of Limb Salvage (ISOLS)
Sociedad Latinoamericana de Tumores Musculo Esqueléticos (SLATME)
I am an Orthopaedic and Traumatology Professor at the University San Francisco de Quito in Ecuador. Also, I am an Orthopedic Surgen and a Orthopedic Oncologist at Hospital Metropolitano (Quito - Ecuador) known for my clinical expertise and investigations in the field of limb preservation. I work in the application of allografts and endoprosthetic reconstructions to treat musculoskeletal tumors. I also work with 3D virtual reality simulation, 3D-printing models, computer preoperative planning and computer navigation for musculoskeletal tumors. I have lectured nationally and internationally in this field. I have numerous publications in peer-reviewed journals.
I am active in a number of professional societies, serving as treasurer in the Latin American Musculoskeletal Society (SLATME) and member of the Education and Fellowship Committee in the International Society of Limb Salvage (ISOLS).