ORS Fellows represent longstanding members of the ORS who have demonstrated exemplary service and leadership, substantial achievement, expert knowledge, and significant contributions to the ORS, its governance, and the field of musculoskeletal research.  Fellows are thought leaders and experts in their respective disciplines.

Fellows also serve as role models in the ORS community and in the field of musculoskeletal research and exemplify the core values of the Society.

ORS Fellows by Year of Recognition

Richard Debski, PhD

Kathleen Derwin, PhD

Bob Hastings, PE

Johnny Huard, PhD

Edward Schwarz, PhD

Matthew Silva, PhD

Roy Aaron, MD

Matthew Allen, VetMB, PhD

Catherine Ambrose, PhD

Don Anderson, PhD

Thomas Bauer, MD, PhD

Richard Brand, MD

Qian Chen, PhD

Susanna Chubinskaya, PhD

Trey Crisco, PhD

Douglas Dennis, MD

Darryl D’Lima, MD, PhD

Russell Fernandes, PhD

Evan Flatow, MD

Braden Fleming, PhD

Susannah Fritton, PhD

Louis Gerstenfeld, PhD

Steven Goldstein, PhD

Daniel Grande, PhD

Ed Greenfield, PhD

Robert Guldberg, PhD

Francis Hornicek, MD, PhD

Karl Jepsen, PhD

Kenton Kaufman, PhD, PE

Joyce Keyak, PhD

Joseph Lane, MD

Jeffrey Lotz, PhD

Kenneth Mann, PhD

Koichi Masuda, MD

William Mihalko, MD, PhD

James Ninomiya, MD, MS

Nancy Pleshko, PhD

Vicki Rosen, PhD

Paul Rullkoetter, PhD

Mitchell Schaffler, PhD

Zvi Schwartz, DMD, PhD

Lori Setton, PhD

Brian Snyder, MD, PhD

Matthew Stewart, BVSc, PhD

Scott Tashman, PhD

Xiaodu Wang, PhD

Jeffrey Weiss, PhD

Edward Wojtys, MD

Yang Xia, PhD

Mauro Alini, PhD

Benjamin Alman, MD

Bruce Beynnon, PhD, MS

Scott Boden, MD

Lawrence Bonassar, PhD

Barbara Boyan, PhD

Scott Bruder, MD, PhD

Henry Donahue, PhD

Stuart Goodman, MD, PhD

Warren Haggard, PhD

Clark Hung, PhD

James Iatridis, PhD

Gun-Il Im, MD, PhD, FIOR, FBSE

Lynne Jones, PhD

Rita Kandel, MD

James Kang, MD

Francis Y. Lee, MD, PhD

Gayle Lester, PhD

Gang Li, MD, PhD

Richard Lieber, PhD

Gloria Matthews, DVM, PhD

Robert Mauck, PhD

George Muschler, MD

Maurizio Pacifici, PhD

Cathleen Raggio, MD


Scott Rodeo, MD

Robert Sah, MD, ScD

Daisuke Sakai, MD, PhD

Hamish Simpson, MA, BM, BCH, FRCS, DM

Lou Soslowsky, PhD

Rick Sumner, PhD

Rocky Tuan, PhD

Jennifer Wayne, PhD

Stuart Weinstein, MD

J Mark Wilkinson, PhD, FRCS

Michael Yaszemski, MD, PhD

Clare Yellowley, PhD

Gunnar Andersson, MD, PhD

Joan Bechtold, PhD

Mathias P Bostrom, MD

Joseph Buckwalter, MD

David Burr, PhD

Dennis Carter, PhD

Bruce Caterson, PhD

Richard Coutts, MD

Richard Cruess, MD

Dwight Davy, PhD

Christopher Evans, PhD

Mary Goldring, PhD

Alan Grodzinsky, ScD

Farshid Guilak, PhD

Joshua Jacobs, MD

Brian Johnstone, PhD

Theodore Miclau, MD

Van Mow, PhD

Regis O’Keefe, MD, PhD

Clare Rimnac, PhD

Linda Sandell, PhD

Stephen Trippel, MD

Savio L-Y Woo, PhD, DSc, DEng

Timothy M. Wright, PhD

Fellows Candidate Criteria

ORS members will be identified and recommended by the Executive Committee based on the records maintained by the ORS office and will be selected/approved as ORS Fellows by the ORS Board of Directors.   The number of inducted ORS Fellow will be determined by the Board of Directors each year.

Current members of the ORS Board of Directors are not eligible to be nominated to avoid any perception of conflict of interest, apart from the Past President.

Requirements and criteria for the ORS Fellows Program

Candidates will be primarily evaluated by their contribution to the ORS, its Governance, and the field of musculoskeletal research. They will be identified and recommended to the Board by the Executive Committee, and approved by the Board in accordance with, but not limited to, the following:

  • Recent and historical contribution to the ORS and its Governance – multiple committees, roles, and contributions.
  • Leadership roles in the ORS
  • Status and recognition in the field of musculoskeletal research including the candidate’s national and international reputation in the field.
  • An ORS Member, or ORS Emeritus Member, in Good Standing with a minimum of 15 consecutive years of ORS membership. Students and Trainees are not eligible for Fellowship status.
  • A minimum of 15 years of scientific or professional contributions to the field of orthopaedic/musculoskeletal research.
  • Verification of eligible years and information supplied by Fellow candidate confirmed by ORS staff based on available, verifiable records (1998‐present).
  • ORS Annual Meeting attendance required by the Fellow nominee within the same nomination year.
  1. The ORS Executive Director will provide a list of ORS members that have been members of the ORS for more than 15 consecutive years to the Executive Committee for review.
  2. The selection of the ORS Fellows will be done by the Executive Committee by simple majority vote.
  3. The list of proposed ORS Fellows will be presented to the Board at its Fall meeting for final review and approval.