Education Forum

Germany | Charité Berlin | Prof Dr

Carsten F Perka

Carsten Perka is Chairman of the Orthopaedic Department and Director of the Center for Musculoskeletal Surgery at the Charité, University Medicine Berlin. He published more than 375 peer-reviewed papers and co-authored over 30 chapters in medical textbooks, including the comprehensive standard work "Periprosthetic Fracture Management". Perka is currently President of the German Association of Orthopaedics and Orthopaedic Surgery, Secretary General of the German Society for Endoprosthetics and Speaker of the German Endoprosthesis Register.

France | Assistance Publique - Hôpitaux de Marseille | Prof Dr

Jean-Noël Argenson

Jean-Noël Argenson is a hip and knee arthroplasty surgeon and Head of the Orthopaedic Department at the University Hospital of Marseille. Next to memberships at knee and hip societies such as the SOFCOT, AAHKS, AAOS, EHS and IHS, he is the Past President of the International Society for Technology in Arthroplasty (I.S.T.A.) and the Past President of the European Knee Society (EKS). He is deputy editor for adult hip and knee reconstruction of the Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery.

USA | Towson Orthopaedic Associates

David F Dalury

David Dalury is a Clinical Professor of Orthopedic Surgery at the University of Maryland and Chief of Orthopaedics at the University of Maryland St Joseph Hospital. He is a member of the Knee Society, the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgery and the American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons and the European Knee Society. He does editorial review for the Journal of Arthroplasty and the Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery.

United Kingdom | University College London Hospitals | Prof Dr

Fares S Haddad

Fares Haddad is a hip and knee reconstructive surgeon and Professor of Orthopaedics and Sport Surgery at University College Hospitals and The Princess Grace Hospital in London, UK. He is Divisional Clinical Director of Surgical Specialties at UCH, Director of the Institute of Sport, Exercise and Health at University College London, past president of the British Hip Society and incoming president of the British Sports Trauma Association. He is also editor-in-chief of The Bone & Joint Journal.

Germany | OCM—Orthopädische Chirurgie München | Prof Dr

Robert Hube

Robert Hube is a Professor of Orthopedic Surgery at the Charité Berlin and the Head of the Center of Joint Replacement of the OCM/SANA Campus in Munich where he specializes in minimal invasive surgery, both of the hip and knee, and revision surgery. He completed fellowships in Germany, South Africa and the US and is the current President of the German Knee Society. He is also involved in diverse European hip and knee societies and reviews for certain international orthopedic journals.

United States | UT Southwestern Medical Center Dallas | Prof Dr

Michael H Huo

Prof Michael Huo is a Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery at the UT Southwestern Medical Center where he is faculty for more than a decade. He is a member of the AAOS, The Hip Society, and The International Hip Society and was on the Board of the American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons (AAHKS). He reviews for the Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery, the Journal of Arthroplasty, and the Clinical Orthopedics and Related Research.

Canada | University of Western Ontario

Steven MacDonald

Steven MacDonald is Professor and Chairman of Orthopaedic Surgery at the University of Western Ontario in London, Canada. He serves as Chairman of the Maurice E Muller Foundation, past President of the Knee Society and past President of the Canadian Arthroplasty Society. He is also a member of the Hip Society, the International Hip Society, AAOS and AAHKS.

Canada | Vancouver General and UBC Hospitals | Prof Dr

Bas A Masri

Prof Bas Masri is Head of the Department of Orthopaedics at the University of British Columbia, and Head of the Department of Orthopaedics at Vancouver Acute (Vancouver General and University Hospitals). He is past president of the Canadian Orthopaedic Association, a fellow of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, a fellow of the American Orthopaedic Association, as well as a member of the Knee Society and the Hip Society.

Belgium | UZ Leuven | Prof Dr

Stefaan Nijs

Prof Stefaan Nijs has been the Chairman of Trauma Centre at the University Hospital of Leuven, one of the largest hospitals in Belgium, since 2013. A trauma surgeon, he is President of the Belgian Trauma Society and is a member of the board of the European Trauma Society since 2003. His specialist areas of clinical expertise are the shoulder, elbow and wrist, and he has played a major role in the development of a shoulder fracture prosthesis.

South Korea | Samsung Medical Center | Prof Dr

Youn-Soo Park

Youn-Soo Park is the Director of the Bone and Joint Center at the Samsung Medical Center in Seoul, Korea. He serves as Professor at the School of Medicine of the Sungkyunkwan University and is a consulting orthopedic surgeon at the National Police Hospital. He is a board member of the Korean Hip Society, the Korean Orthopedic Association, the CAOS Korea as well as the Secretary General of the Arthroplasty Society in Asia (ASIA).


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