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

Karen King, PhD, Chair

Bingyun Li, PhD

Ted Miclau, MD

Karl Jepsen, PhD

Annie Reza, PhD

Brittany Taylor,  PhD

Wakenda Tyler  MD, PhD

Jennifer Wayne, PhD

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

Farsh Guilak, PhD, Chair

Anton Bowden, PhD

Alan Grodzinsky, PhD

Jennifer Wayne, PhD

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

Peter Amadio, MD

Ed Guo, PhD

Kurt Hankenson, DVM, PhD (non-voting)

Andrew Kuntz, MD (non-voting)

Robin Queen, PhD

Marjolein van der Meulen, PhD

Staff Liaison: Cindy Schneider

Peter Amadio, MD, Chair

Mathew Silva, PhD

Roger Cornwall, MD

Vincent Wang, PhD

Jennifer Westendorf, PhD

Mission

The Publications Advisory Board 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

Hicham Drissi, PhD, Chair

Yousef Abu-Amer, PhD

Alice Huang, PhD

Francis Lee, MD, PhD

Devina Purmessur, PhD

Johnna Temenoff, PhD

Research

Mission/Purpose

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

Current Committee

Brian Feeley, MD, Chair

Kelsey Collins, PhD

Russell Fernandes, PhD

Aaron Fields, PhD

Helen Lu, PhD

Ling Qin, PhD

Chunfeng Zhao, MD

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:  Melanie Coathup, PhD and Kent Leach, PhD

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

Bone

Chairs: Damian Genetos, PhD, Megan Oest, PhD and Sara McBride-Gagyi, PhD

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

Cartilage & Synovium

Chairs:  Ron June, PhD, Ryan Porter, PhD and Susanne Graessel, PhD

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

Clinical Research

Chairs: Elizabeth Yanik, PhD and Caroline Thirukumaran, PhD

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

Education and Outreach

Chair: Katie Reuther, PhD

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

Foot & Ankle

Chair: William Ledoux, PhD

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

Hand & Wrist

Chair: Yuichi Yoshii, MD

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

Hip and Knee Arthroplasty

Chairs:
Young-Min Kwon, MD, PhD
Paul Rullkoetter, PhD
Clare Fitzpatrick, PhD

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

Hip

Chair: Animesh Agarwal, MD

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

Hip and Knee Arthroplasty

Chairs: Clare Fitzpatrick, PhD, Alexander Christ, MD and Chadd Clary, PhD

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

Imaging

Chair: Simo Saarakkala, PhD

Image Analyses
Hard Tissue
Soft Tissue

Infection

Chair: J. Amber Jennings, PhD

Biomarkers and Outcomes
Treatment and Therapeutics

Intervertebral Disc

Chair: Victor Leung, PhD

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

Knee

Chairs: Carl Imhauser, PhD and Jill Beveridge, PhD

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

Meniscus

Chair: Jennifer Puetzer, PhD

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

Multi-Organ System Crosstalk

Chair:  Rachel Miller, PhD

Shoulder & Elbow

Chair: Hugo Giambini, PhD

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

Skeletal Muscle

Chair: Koyal Garg, PhD

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

Spine

Chairs:  Daisuke Sakai, MD, PhD

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

Tendon/Ligament

Chairs:  Jason Shearn, PhD and Richard Debski, PhD

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

Tumors

Chair: Jason Horton, PhD

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

Chair, Blaine Christiansen, PhD (2020-2023)

Josh Baxter, PhD (2021-2023)

Pallavi Bhattaram, PhD (2021-2023)

Richard E. Debski, MD, PhD (2020-2023)

Benjamin Freedman, PhD (2021-2023)

Chelsea Heveran, PhD (2022-2024)

Annemarie Lang, DVM, PhD (2022-2024)

Anne Nichols, PhD (2021-2023)

Bob Nims, PhD (2021-2023)

Dan Wang, Professor (2022-2024)

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

Yifei Dai, PhD, Chair (2022 – 2024)

Jeff Bischoff, PhD, Past Chair (2022 – 2023)

Gabriela Graziani, PhD (2022 – 2024)

Robert S. Hastings, PE (2020-2023)

Eric Ledet, PhD (2021 – 2023)

Chester Lowe, PhD (2022 – 2024)

Coen Wijdicks, PhD (2022 -2024)

Jennifer Woodell-May, PhD (2021 – 2023)

Martin Stoddart, PhD, Chair

Alayna Loiselle, PhD, Chair Elect

Kyle Allen, PhD

Roger Cornwall, PhD

Hicham Drissi, PhD

Joel Gagnier, PhD

Vaida Glatt, PhD

Karen Troy, PhD

Staff Liaison: Shari Centrone

Suzanne Tabbaa, PhD, Chair

Chelsea Bahney, PhD

Emanuele Chisari, MD

Roger Cornwall , MD

Evan Goldberg, PhD

Farshid Guilak, PhD

Francis Hornicek, MD, PhD

Thomas Kean, PhD

Ata Kiapour, PhD

Paul Manner, PhD

Gloria Matthews, PhD

Phong Nguyen, MS

Nick Pachuda, PhD

Lara Silverman, PhD

Jennifer Woodell-May, PhD

Staff Liaison: Cindy Schneider

Karin Payne, PhD, Chair

Hani Awad, PhD

Andy Kuntz, MD

Meghan McGee-Lawrence, PhD

William Mihalko, MD, PhD

Karen Troy, PhD

Brian Feeley, MD

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

Kharma Foucher, MD, PhD, Chair

Ryan Chapman, PhD

Deva D. Chan, PhD

Michael Godoy, BS

Honey Hendesi, PhD

Karl Lewis, PhD

Megan E. Oest, PhD

Feini (Sylvia) Qu, VMD, PhD

Spencer Szczesny, PhD

Staff Liaison: Sharon Smith-Terry

Learn more about ORS DEI 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

Jarred Kaiser, PhD, Chair

Adam Abraham, PhD

Kristen Barton, MD, PhD

Chang Lee, PhD

Hang Lin, PhD

Sudheer Ravuri, PhD

Hua Shen, PhD

Andy Kuntz, MD, Past Chair

Staff Liaison: Karen Danca

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.

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

Current Ambassadors

Brianne Connizzo, PhD, Chair

Anton Bowden, PhD

Stephanie Cone, PhD

Michael David, PhD

Tom Hodgkinson, PhD

Stephanie Moore-Lotridge, PhD

Christopher Panebianco

Jay Patel, PhD

Mustafa Unal, 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

Megan L. Killian, PhD, Co-Chair

Ani Ural, PhD, Co-Chair

Penny Atkins, PhD

Alessandra Esposito, PhD

Sarah Greising, PhD

Brigitte von Rechenberg, Prof. Dr.med.vet., Dipl. ECVS

Rebecca A. Wachs, PhD, Past Chair 

Staff Liaison: Mary Roti

Learn more about the ORS Women’s Leadership Forum 

Advocacy

Mission

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

Current Committee

Donna Pacicca, MD, Chair

Michael Friedman, PhD

Dianne Little, DVM, PhD

Jason Marvin

Larry Suva, PhD

Ryan Tomlinson, PhD

Lara Varden, BSc, PhD Candidate

Staff Liaison: Natasha Prosek

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

Ron June, PhD, Chair

Jessica Ackerman, MS

Elena Della Bella, PhD

Hugo Giambini, PhD

Muyin Huang

Chima Maduka, DVM, MS

Joseph Mozingo, PhD

Ward Shalash, BS

Staff Liaison: Natasha Prosek

Mission

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

Carolyn Chlebek, Chair

Evan Buettmann, PhD

Ryan Halvorson, MD

Natalia Harasymowicz, PhD

Carly A Lockard, MS

Ryan Locke, PhD

Ara Nazarian, PhD

Dmitriy Sheyn, PhD

Lara Pferdehirt, PhD

Mustafa Unal, PhD

Hope Welhaven

Staff Liaison: Natasha Prosek

Collaborations

International Federation of Musculoskeletal Research Societies Liaisons

Jennifer Westendorf, PhD

Karl Lewis, PhD

International Combined Orthopaedic Research Society Liaisons

John Antoniou, MD, PhD

Susan Chubinskaya, PhD

Brenda Frederick (ICORS Secretary)

AAOS Board of Specialty Societies Representative

Peter Amadio, MD

Lynne Jones, PhD

Jeremy Rawlinson, PhD, Chair

Roger Cornwall, MD

Robert Hastings, PE

Lynne Jones, PhD

Suzanne Maher, 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

Chelsea Bahney, PhD, Section Chair
Hamish Simpson, MA(CANTAB), BM, BCH(OXON), FRCS, DM(OXON), Section Chair Elect

Hannah Dailey, PhD, Section Secretary
Clare Yellowley, PhD, Section Treasurer

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

Beth Bragdon, PhD, Section Membership Chair

Ines Reichert, MD, PhD, FRCS (Tr & Orth), Section Membership Chair

Georg Duda, PhD, Section Members-at-Large
Kent Leach, PhD, Section Members-at-Large
Meghan Moran, PhD, Section Members-at-Large
Matthew Silva, PhD, Section Members-at-Large

Daniel Youngstrom, PhD, Section Communications Chair
Katherine Hixon, PhD, Section Education Committee Chair

Mission/Purpose

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.

Website: https://www.ors.org/meniscus

Officers

Matthew Koff, PhD, Section Chair

Chathuraka Jayasuriya, PhD, Section Chair Elect

Amy McNulty, PhD, Section Past Chair

Alejandro Almarza, PhD, Section Secretary

Matthew Fisher, PhD, Section Treasurer

Jay Patel, PhD, Section Research & Education Chairs

Andreas Seitz, PhD, Section Research & Education Chairs

Sonia Bansal, PhD, Section Communications & Networking Chair

Marianne Black, PhD, Section Membership Chair

Donna Pacicca, MD, Section Members-at-Large

Jennifer Robinson, PhD, Section Members-at-Large

Mission/Purpose

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.

Website: https://www.ors.org/ors-orthopaedic-implants-section 

ORS Orthopaedic Implants Section Officers

William  Mihalko, MD, PhD, Section Chair

Jeff Bischoff, PhD, Section Chair Elect

Emanuele Chisari, MD, Section Member-at-Large

Alexander Christ, MD, Section Membership Chair

Trey Crisco, PhD, Section Research & Education Chair

Jonathan Gustafson, PhD, Section Research & Education Chair

Michael  Hast, PhD, Section Treasurer

Gregory Lewis, PhD, Section Member-at-Large

Joshua Roth, PhD, Section Member-at-Large

Kenneth Urish, MD, PhD, Section Secretary

Markus Wimmer, PhD, Section Past Chair

Mission/Purpose

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.

Uma Sankar, PhD, Section Chair
Aimee Colbath, DVM, MS, DACVS, Section Chair Elect
D. Joshua Cohen, MD, Section Past Chair

Sara Hassouna Elsayed, PhD, Section Secretary

Drew Koch, DVM, MS, Section Treasurer

Annette McCoy, DVM, MS, PhD, DACVS, Section Research & Education Chair

Kirk McGilvray, PhD, Section Membership Chair

Catherine Ambrose, PhD, Section Communications Chair

Mission/Purpose

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

Website: https://www.ors.org/spinesection 

Christine Le Maitre, PhD, Section Chair

Nadeen  Chahine, PhD, Section Past Chair

Aaron Fields, PhD, Section Member-at-Large

Morgan Giers, PhD, Section Member-at-Large

Lisbet Haglund, PhD, COVID-19 Task Force

Nilsson Holguin, PhD, Section Education Chair

Tony Kirilusha, PhD, Section Funding Agency Liaison

Zhen Li, PhD, Section Member-at-Large

John Martin, PhD, Section Membership Chair

David Nuckley, PhD, Section Treasurer

Grace O’Connell, PhD, Section Research Chair

Dino Samartzis, DSc, Section Research Chair

Cheryle Seguin, PhD, Section Member-at-Large

Lachlan Smith, PhD, Section Chair Elect

Simon Tang, PhD, Section Secretary

Uruj Zehra, PhD, Section Membership Chair

The mission of the Section is 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.

Michelle Ghert, MD, FRCSC, Section Chair

Jaimo Ahn, MD, PhD, Section Research & Education Chair

Joel Gagnier, ND, MSc, PhD, Section Chair Elect

Edward J. Harvey, MD MSc FRCSC, Section Member-at-Large

Cale Jacobs, PhD, Section Membership Chair

Nicolas Piuzzi, MD, Section Secretary

David  Wasserstein, MD, MSC, MPH, FRCSC, Section Treasurer

Sonja Pavlesen, MD, Section Communications Chair

Mission/Purpose

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

Website: https://www.ors.org/tendon-section

Officers

Kathe Derwin, PhD, Section Chair

Hani Awad, PhD,  Section Chair Elect

Nat Dyment, PhD, Section Education Chair

Leesa Galatz, MD, Section Member-at-Large

Jenna Galloway, PhD, Section Membership Chair

Anne Gingery, PhD, Section Secretary-Treasurer

Alayna Loiselle  PhD, Section Research Chair

Neal Millar, MD, PhD, Section Member-at-Large

Spencer Szczesny, PhD, Section Member-at-Large

Steve Thomopoulos, PhD, Section Past Chair