Mission

The Awards and Recognition Committee (ARC) will review awards and select awardees; foster cross discipline collaborations and communications; support other activities and projects as designated by the ORS Board of Directors.

Current Committee

Brittany Taylor,  PhD, Chair

Annie Reza, PhD

Nick Willett, PhD

Stavros Thomopoulous, PhD

Ling Qin, PhD

Allison Bean MD, PhD

Lauren Priddy, PhD

Minwook Kim, PhD

Staff Liaison: Karey Hyland

Mission

The Committee will assist in the review of ethical issues and questions raised by Officers, Board members, committees, the Editorial Board, sections, members, and staff.

Current Committee

Anton Bowden, PhD, Chair 

Updated May 2024. New Members TBD.

Staff Liaison: Sharon Smith-Terry

Mission

The Finance Committee shall provide financial oversight for the Society, including budgeting and financial planning, financial reporting and monitoring accountability policies.

Current Committee

Audrey McAlinden, PhD, Chair

Susan Bukata, MD, FAOA, FAAOS

Suzanna Maher, PhD

Dawn Elliott, PhD

Amy McNulty, PhD

Robin Queen, PhD

Sharon Smith-Terry, MBA, CDM

Staff Liaison: Pragnesh Gandhi

Kurt Hankenson, PhD, Chair

Hicham Drissi, PhD

Updated May 2024. New Members TBD.

Mission

The Publications Committee shall oversee the operations of the Journal of Orthopaedic Research (JOR) and JOR Spine, assists the co-editors in matters related to editorial policies, and advises the Orthopaedic Research Society Board of Directors concerning the operations of the JOR and JOR Spine.

Current Committee

Alice Huang, PhD, Chair 

Yousef Abu-Amer, PhD

Devina Purmessur, PhD

Rachel Miller, PhD

Braden Fleming, PhD

Harry Kim, MD

Staff Liaison: Tim Mix

Research

Mission/Purpose

Ensure that the latest, most innovative and novel musculoskeletal research is being presented at the Annual Meeting.

Current Committee

Ling Qin, PhD, Chair 

Damian Genetos, PhD

Donna Pacicca, MD

Elizabeth Yanik, ScD, PhD

Anne Nichols, PhD

Richard Debski, PhD

Simo Saarakkala, PhD

Staff Liaison: Matt Zuleg

Topic Chairs are a sub-committee reporting to the Program Committee

  • ORS Topic Chairs select members to review abstracts for the Annual Meeting.
  • Review top scored abstracts submitted to the Annual Meeting to create podium and spotlight sessions and NIRA presentations.
  • Provide recommendations for spotlight speakers.
  • Serve on the NIRA review committee during the Annual Meeting and assist in selecting the NIRA recipients.

Biomaterials
Chairs: Qing-Qing Qui, PhD and Hang Lin, PhD

Controlled Release
Orthopaedic Implant Materials
Repair / Replacement of Hard Tissues
Repair / Replacement of Soft Tissues
Scaffolds

Bone
Chairs: Chao Xie, PhD, David E. Komatsu, PhD and Cynthia Coleman, PhD

Diseases and Disorders
Growth, Development and Aging
Injury and Healing
Mechanobiology
Structure, Function and Mechanics
Treatment and Therapeutics

Cartilage & Synovium
Chairs: Chuan-Ju Liu, PhD, Thomas Kean, PhD and Alejandro Almarza, PhD

Diseases and Disorders
Growth, Development and Aging
Injury and Healing
Mechanobiology
Structure, Function and Mechanics
Treatment and Therapeutics

Clinical Research
Chairs: Nancy Hadley-Miller, MD and Yaxia Zhang, MD, PhD

Big Data Research
Clinical Research Methods
Health Equity
Observational Studies
Omics, Biomarkers Genetics
Randomized Studies
Systematic Review / Meta-analyses

Education & Outreach
Chair: Lisa MacFadden, PhD

Basic Science Education
Clinical Education
K-12 Education and Outreach
Engineering Education

Foot & Ankle
Chair: Meghan Kelly, MD, PhD

Diagnostics
Growth, Development and Aging
Injury and Healing
Structure, Function and Mechanics
Surgical and non-surgical Interventions

Hand & Wrist
Chair: Jennifer Nichols, PhD

Biomechanics
Imaging
Osteoarthritis
Surgical and Therapeutic Innovation
Tendon, Ligament and Neuromuscular Disorders

Hip
Chair: Jessica Goetz, PhD

Diagnostics
Growth, Development and Aging
Injury and Healing
Structure, Function and Mechanics
Surgical and Non-Surgical Interventions

Hip and Knee Arthroplasty
Chairs: Yuya Kawarai, MD, PhD, Mathew Mathew, PhD and Michael Samaan, PhD

Clinical Outcomes
Complications/Infections
Implant Materials, Fixation and Wear
Kinematics and Computational Modeling
Robotics and AI

Imaging
Chair: Deva Chan, PhD

Hard Tissue
Image Analyses
Soft Tissue

Infection
Chair: Paul Manner, MD

Biomarkers and Outcomes
Treatment and Therapeutics

Intervertebral Disc
Chair: Svenja Illien-Junger, PhD

Diseases and Disorders
Growth, Development and Aging
Injury, Healing and Pain
Structure, Function and Mechanics
Treatment and Therapeutics

Knee
Chairs: Francesco Travascio, PhD and Amel Dudakovic, PhD

Diagnostics
Growth, Development and Aging
Injury and Healing
Structure, Function and Mechanics
Surgical and Non-Surgical Interventions

Meniscus
Chair: Chang Lee, PhD

Growth, Development and Aging
Injury and Healing
Structure, Function and Mechanics
Treatment and Therapeutics

Multi-Organ System Crosstalk
Chair: Anthony Kirilusha, PhD

Shoulder & Elbow
Chair: Sandeep Mannava, MD, PhD

Arthroplasty
Diagnostics
Growth, Development and Aging
Injury and Healing
Structure, Function and Mechanics
Surgical and Non-Surgical Interventions

Skeletal Muscle
Chair: Hongshuai Li, MD, PhD

Diseases and Disorders
Exercise and Rehabilitation
Growth, Development and Aging
Imaging, Treatment and Clinical Outcomes
Injury and Healing
Structure, Function, Mechanics and Mechanobiology

Spine
Chair: Rebecca Wachs, PhD

Diagnostics
Growth, Development and Aging
Injury, Healing and Pain
Structure, Function and Mechanics
Surgical and Non-Surgical Interventions

Tendon & Ligament
Chairs: Fei Fang, PhD and Nathaniel Dyment, PhD

Diseases and Disorders
Growth, Development and Aging
Injury and Healing
Structure, Function and Mechanics
Treatment and Therapeutics

Tumors
Chair: Gabriel Pagnotti, MD

Genetics
Metastatic
Primary Tumors
Treatment and Therapeutics

Chelsea Bahney, PhD

Roger Cornwall, MD

Miguel Otero, PhD

Education

Mission

The mission of the Career Development Committee is to develop programming and networking opportunities for members of the Orthopaedic Research Society across the spectrum of career stages in academia and industry.

Current Committee

Hannah Lundberg, PhD, Chair 

Su-Jin (Su Chin) Heo, PhD

Dennis Caruana, BS

Sibylle Grad, PhD

Jarrett Cain, DPM, MSC, PhD

Yuichi Yoishii, MD

Jillian Beveridge, PhD

Jiao Jiao Li, PhD

Zhong (Alan) Li, PhD

Natalia Harasymowicz, PhD

Purpose/Mission:

The Industry Alliance Committee (IAC) will function as a forum for the exchange of information of mutual interest and benefit to the Orthopaedic Research Society membership, its Board of Directors, and the orthopaedic industry.

Current Committee

Coen Wijdicks, PhD, MBA, Chair

Jennifer Woodell-May, PhD

Miguel Diaz, MS

Aric Kaiser, MS

Ali Kiapour, PhD

Bo Gao, PhD

Melody Labrune, MS

Staff Liaison: Karey Hyland

Alayna Loiselle, PhD, Chair

Roger Cornwall, PhD

Dennis Anderson, PhD

Vaida Glatt, PhD

Dianne Little, DVM, PhD

Jessica Rivera, MD, PhD

Nadeen Chahine, PhD

Chelsea Bahney, PhD

Staff Liaison: Shari Centrone

The ORS Innovation Committee serves as a hub for orthopaedic clinical translation and the commercialization process of early-stage ideas to provide a home for innovation within the field of orthopaedics.

The objectives of the ORS Innovation Committee include:

  • Provide a forum for the committee of researchers, industry members, clinicians, entrepreneurs, investors, consultants early career investigators who are experienced or interested in commercialization
  • Mentorship
  • Develop educational and networking opportunities that will provide knowledge and perspective around the various aspects of design, commercialization, and translation
  • Access to industry connections
  • Create an ecosystem where ORS can provide resources and expertise to support innovation within the field of orthopaedics

Current Committee

Evan Goldberg, PhD, Chair

Francis Hornicek, MD, PhD

Thomas Kean, PhD

Ata Kiapour, PhD

Neharika Bhadouria, PhD

Gabriela Graziani, PhD

Roland Herzog

Abiraman Srinivasan, PhD

Staff Liaison: Karey Hyland

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Aaron Fields, PhD, Chair

Karin Payne, PhD

Kharma Foucher, PhD

Jaimo Ahn, MD, PhD

Lisbet Haglund, PhD

Jeff Bischoff, PhD

Ling Qin, PhD

Staff Liaison: Matt Zuleg

Community

Mission

To cultivate a diverse, inclusive, and engaged ORS community by increasing access and opportunities.  Ensure the incorporation of strategic objectives relating to DEI are incorporated into the society governance structure, initiatives, and programs.

Current Committee

Feini (Sylvia) Qu, VMD, PhD, Chair 

Megan E. Oest, PhD

Christina Salas, PhD

Rahul Gawri, MD, PhD

Paula Hernandez, PhD

David Jordan, PhD

Jamie Benson, PhD

Ines Reichert, MD, PhD

Staff Liaison: Karey Hyland

Learn more about ORS DEIA Resources.

Mission

The Membership Committee’s mission is to recruit new members, to retain current members, to initiate and facilitate communication between ORS and members, and to develop membership benefits.

Current Committee

Adam Abraham, PhD, Chair 

Jarred Kaiser, PhD

Tristan Maerz

Amandine Impergre

Stephen Abelow

Joseph Roberts

Rebecca Irwin

Stephanie Moore-Lotridge, PhD

Staff Liaison: Nikita Halapeti

Mission

ORS Ambassadors are dynamic leaders who represent the ORS in their state, region or country. They facilitate networking, professional development and collaboration in an effort to strengthen the ORS and musculoskeletal science on a local/regional level as a subcommittee of the Membership Committee.

Website: https://www.ors.org/ors-ambassadors

Current Ambassadors

Stephanie Moore, PhD, Chair

Brianne Connizzo, PhD

Anton Bowden, PhD

Michael David, PhD

Christopher Panebianco, PhD

Tom Hodgkinson, PhD

Mission

The WLF will mentor, foster, encourage and inspire women in orthopaedic research at all stages of their career, and advise and support women on career and leadership opportunities in orthopaedic-related organizations.

Current Committee

Sarah Greising, PhD, Chair 

Jenny Dorich, PhD, OTR/L, CHT (Chair-elect)

Beth Ashinsky, MD, PhD

Fei Fang, PhD

Katerina Karali, MEng, PhD

Jiatong Liu, MS

Annette Marie McCoy, DVM, MS, PhD, DACVS

Staff Liaison: Mary Roti

Learn more about the ORS Women’s Leadership Forum 

ORS Community Networks are self-identified, organically established communities offering opportunities for members to connect with each other, share experiences, and form life-long friendships and collaborations. 

Current Networks

Asian Leadership Forum
X Edward Guo, Co-Chair
Catherine K Kuo, Co-Chair

BORN (Black Orthopaedic Research Network)
Treena Arinzeh, Chair

Emerging Orthopaedic Surgeons

ORS Junior Faculty Network
Brianne Connizzo, Co-Chair
Jay Patel, Co-Chair

Pride @ ORS
Christina Salas, Chair

Foot and Ankle
Daniel Latt, Chair

Staff Liaison: Nikita Halapeti 

Advocacy

Mission

The ORS Public Outreach Committee promotes the importance of musculoskeletal research and the need for increased, sustainable funding.

Current Committee

Jason Marvin, PhD, Chair

Ryan Tomlinson, PhD, Chair Elect

Erin Mannen, PhD

Sade Clayton, PhD

Claire Brockett, PhD

Bonnie Walton, BS

Thomas Leahy, PhD

Staff Liaison: Paige Mooney

Learn more about ORS Advocacy Efforts

Mission

The Scientific Communications Committee promotes the Orthopaedic Research Society (ORS) as the pre-eminent leader of musculoskeletal research across the globe. It seeks to advance basic, translational and clinical orthopaedic research within and outside of the ORS.

Current Committee

Hugo Giambini, PhD, Chair 

Jessica Ackerman, MS

Elena Della Bella, PhD

Mia Huang

Rodolfo de la Vega, MD, PhD

Robert Hoy, MD

Gabriel Pagnotti, PhD

Giulia Crosio

Staff Liaison: Tim Mix

Mission

The ORS Social Media Committee utilizes online communication to inform the public on orthopaedic research, build community, and promote the mission of ORS.

Current Committee

Carolyn Chlebek, PhD, Chair

Hannah Zlotnick, PhD, Chair Elect

Rabeeh Majidi, PhD

Meghan Kupratis, MS

Ramkumar T. Annamala, PhD

Mary Bucklin, PhD

Brenna Pugliese, DVM, MS

Satanik Mukherjee

Staff Liaison: Paige Mooney

Collaborations

International Combined Orthopaedic Research Society (ICORS) Liaisons

Kurt Hankenson, DVM, MS, PhD

Roger Cornwall, MD

International Federation of Musculoskeletal Research Societies (IFMRS) Liaison

Karl Lewis, PhD

Updated April 2024. New Members TBD. 

Lynne Jones, PhD, Chair

Roger Cornwall, MD

Warren Haggard, PhD

Joan Bechtold, PhD

Lori Setton, PhD

Staff Liaison: Sharon Smith-Terry

Sections

William Mihalko, MD, PhD, Research Section Council Chair

Chelsea Bahney, PhD, Section Chair, ISFR
Hamish Simpson, PhD, Section Chair Elect, ISFR

Lachlan Smith, PhD, Section Chair, ORS Spine Research Section
Lisbet Haglund, PhD, Section Chair Elect, ORS Spine Research Section

Matthew Koff, PhD, Section Chair Elect, ORS Meniscus Research Section
Chathuraka Jayasuriya, PhD, Section Chair Elect, ORS Meniscus Research Section

Jeff Bischoff, PhD, Section Chair, ORS Orthopaedic Implants Research Section
Trey Crisco, PhD, Section Chair Elect, ORS Orthopaedic Implants Research Section

Kathe Derwin, PhD, Section Chair, ORS Tendon Research Section
Hani Awad, PhD, Section Chair Elect, ORS Tendon Research Section

Uma Sankar, PhD, Section Chair Elect, ORS Preclinical Models Research Section
Aimee Colbath, DVM, MS, DACVS, Section Chair Elect, ORS Preclinical Models Research Section

Michelle Ghert, MD, FRCSC, Section Chair, Strategies in Clinical Research Section
Joel Gagnier, ND, MSc, PhD, Section Chair Elect, Strategies in Clinical Research Section

Mission

To advance the science of bone biology, bone regeneration, fracture healing/repair, and trauma leading to improved patient care.

ORS ISFR SECTION WEBPAGE

Officers

Section Chair
Hamish Simpson, MA(CANTAB), BM, BCH(OXON), FRCS, DM(OXON), University of Edinburgh

Section Chair Elect
Matthew Silva, PhD, Washington University School of Medicine

Section Past Chair
Chelsea Bahney, PhD, The Steadman Clinic & Steadman Philippon Research Institute

Section Secretary
Hannah Dailey, PhD, Lehigh University, OrthoXel Trauma Fixation Systems

Section Treasurer
Georg Duda, PhD, Charité – Universitätsmedizin Berlin

Section Research & Education Chair
Melanie Haffner-Luntzer, PhD, Ulm University

Section Communications Chair
Evan Buettmann, PhD, Virginia Commonwealth University

Section Membership Chair
Ines Reichert, MD, PhD, FRCS, Kings College Hospital London

Section Membership Co-Chair
Louis Cheung, PhD, The Chinese University of Hong Kong

Section Communications Committee
Augustine Saiz, MD, UC Davis
Andrea Alford, PhD, University of Michigan
Rodolfo De La Vega Amador, MD, Mayo Clinic / MERLN Institute
Madhura NIjsure, BS University of Pennsylvania Engineer

Section Membership Committee
Cynthia Coleman, PhD, National University of Ireland – Galway
Peter Schwarzenberg, PhD, AO Research Institute
Arvind Nana, MD, UNT Bone & Joint Institute
Jiliang Li, PhD, IUPUI School of Science

Section Education Committee Chair
Caitlyn Collins, PhD, Virginia Tech

Section Education Committee
Jerry Tsang, MD, PHD, FRCS, University of Edinburgh
Michael Hast, PhD, University of Pennsylvania
Sophie Verrier, PhD, AO Research Institute

Section Members-at-Large
Elizabeth Rosado Balmayor, PhD, MERLN Institute, Maastricht University
Katherine Hixon, PhD, Dartmouth College

Mission

To advance meniscus research and related sciences so as to improve care through basic, translational and clinical research. This group serves to highlight the significant interest on the meniscus by providing meeting and online venues for presentation and discussion of the latest research on the meniscus.

ORS MENISCUS SECTION WEBPAGE

Officers

Section Chair
Jay Patel, PhD, Emory University

Section Chair-Elect
Jennifer Robinson, PhD, University of Washington

Section Past Chair
Chathuraka Jayasuriya, PhD, Brown University

Section Secretary
Stephen Abalow, Lake Tahoe Sports Medicine

Section Treasurer
Donna Pacicca, MD, Connecticut Children’s Medical Center

Section Research Chair
Andreas Seitz, PhD, Ulm University Medical Center

Section Education Chair
Rebecca Irwin, PhD, Cornell University

Section Membership Chair
Alejandro Almarza, PhD, University of Pittsburgh

Section Members-at-Large
Francesco Travascio, PhD, University of Miami
Su-Chin Heo, PhD, University of Pennsylvania

Section Communication & Networking Members
Jay Trivedi, PhD, Brown University, Rhode Island Hospital
Salomi Desai, PhD, Brown University, Rhode Island Hospital
Takumi Takahashi, PhD, University of California, Irvine
Patrick Yeh, Case Western Reserve University
Sereen Addi, University of Pennsylvania

Mission

The ORS is the most important research platform to bring together experts from various disciplines to foster the multidisciplinary interaction which is required to improve the quality of the implants, ensure that new implants are adequately tested at the pre-clinical stage, that implants are introduced carefully to the orthopaedic market and that the clinical outcome is appropriately registered.

ORS ORTHOPAEDIC IMPLANTS SECTION WEBPAGE

Officers

Section Chair
Alexander Christ, MD, University of California

Section Chair-Elect
Cheryl Liu, PhD, Stryker Orthopaedics

Section Past Chair
Trey Crisco, PhD, Brown University and Rhode Island Hospital

Section Treasurer
Rupak Dua, PhD, American Dental Association

Section Secretary
Michael Hast, PhD, University of Pennsylvania

Section Research & Education Chair
Joshua Roth, PhD, University of Wisconsin-Madison

Section Membership Chair
Hannah Lundberg, PhD, Rush University Medical Center

Section Associated Editor
Jeff Biscoff, PhD, Zimmer Biomet

Section Members-at-Large
Jacob Elkins, MD, PhD, University of Iowa

Mission

To promote education, collaboration, development, refinement, and critical evaluation of preclinical models of orthopedic disease and injury and to provide resources accessible to ORS members conducting animal studies.

ORS PRECLINICAL MODELS SECTION WEBPAGE

Officers 

Section Chair
Aimee Colbath, DVM, MS, DACVS, Michigan State University

Section Chair-Elect
Annette McCoy, DVM, MS, PhD, DACVS, University of Illinois

Section Past Chair
Uma Sankar, PhD, Indiana University School of Medicine

Section Secretary
Sara Hassouna Elsayed, PhD, University of Cambridge

Section Treasurer
Drew Koch, DVM, MS, North Carolina State University

Section Research & Education Chair
Brad Nelson, DVM, PhD, DACVS, Colorado State University

Section Membership Chair
Martijn vanGriensven, PhD, Maastricht University

Section Communications Chair
Bruno Menarim, DVM, MS, PhD, University of Kentucky

Mission

To advance spine research and related sciences so as to improve patient care through basic, translational, and clinical research.

ORS SPINE SECTION WEBPAGE

Officers

Section Chair
Simon Tang, PhD, MSCI, Washington University in St Louis

Section Chair-Elect
Dino Samartzis, PhD, Rush University

Section Past Chair
Lisbet Haglund, PhD, McGill University

Section Treasurer
David Nuckley, PhD, Stryker Spine

Section Secretary
Rahul Gawri, MD, PhD, McGill University

Section Education Co-Chairs
Morgan Giers, PhD, Oregon State University
Svenja Illien-Junger, PhD, Emory University School of Medicine

Section Research Co-Chairs
Nilsson Holguin, PhD, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
Cheryle Seguin, PhD, The University of Western Ontario

Section Task Force (Grants)
Lachlan Smith, PhD, University of Pennsylvania

Section Funding Agency Liaison
Anthony Kirilusha, PhD, NIH

Section Membership Co-Chairs
Jeannie Bailey, PhD, University of California, San Francisco
Dmitriy Sheyn, PhD, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center

Section Member-at-Large
Ana Chee, PhD Section, Rush University Medical Center
Karin Wuertz-Kozak, Rochester Institute of Technology
Dennis Anderson, PhD, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center

Mission

To create and expand a forum for orthopaedic clinical researchers to exchange ideas, and to collaborate on and catalyze new concepts in orthopaedic clinical research methodology and appraisal.

ORS STRATEGIES IN CLINICAL RESEARCH WEBPAGE

Officers

Section Chair
Joel Gagnier, ND, MSc, PhD, University of Michigan

Past Section Chair
Michelle Ghert, MD, FRCSC, McMaster University

Section Treasurer
David Wasserstein, MD, MSC, MPH, FRCSC, Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre (University of Toronto)

Section Secretary
Nicolas Piuzzi, MD, Cleveland Clinic

Section Research & Education Chair
Jaimo Ahn, MD, PhD, University of Michigan

Section Membership Chairs
Cale Jacobs, PhD, University of Kentucky
Ashley Levack, MD, MAS, Assistant Professor, Loyola University Medical Center
Patrick Carry, PhD, MS, Colorado Program for Musculoskeletal Research

Section Communications Chair
Sonja Pavlesen, MD, MS, University at Buffalo

Mission

To promote and provide an interactive forum for education, collaboration, professional development, and strengthen scientific exchange in the ORS membership and tendon research community.

ORS TENDON WEBPAGE

Officers

Section Chair
Hani Awad, PhD, University of Rochester Medical Center

Section Chair Elect
Nelly Andarawis-Puri, PhD, Cornell University

Section Past Chair
Kathe Derwin, PhD, Cleveland Clinic

Section Secretary- Treasurer
Josh Baxter, PhD, University of Pennsylvania

Section Research Chair
Anne Gingery, PhD, Mayo Clinic

Section Education Chair
Megan Killian, PhD, University of Michigan

Section Membership Chair
Brianne Connizzo, PhD, Boston University

Section Members-at-Large
Jason Shearn, PhD, University of Cincinnati
Dianne Little, PhD, Purdue University
Karin Grävare Silbernagel, PhD, University of Delaware