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  • Eugene Carragee, MD

    Eugene Carragee, MD

    Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery at the Stanford University Medical Center

    Current Research and Scholarly Interests Dr. Carragee's research interests lie in outcomes assessment of surgical and rehabilitative treatment for cervical and lumbar intervertebral disk herniation; diagnosis and treatment of spine infections, instrumentation of the degenerative spine and spinal deformities and low back pain syndromes, pain and pain management.

  • James Chang, MD

    James Chang, MD

    Johnson and Johnson Professor of Surgery and Professor, by courtesy, of Orthopaedic Surgery at the Palo Alto Veterans Affairs Health Care System

    Current Research and Scholarly Interests My role in research is to apply novel advances in tissue engineering and microsurgery to the clinical problems of hand trauma, peripheral nerve injuries, and congenital hand problems. I am interested in developing new tissues and techniques that will allow optimal reconstruction of form and function to those patients requiring reconstructive surgery.

  • Ivan Cheng, MD

    Ivan Cheng, MD

    Associate Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery at the Stanford University Medical Center

    Current Research and Scholarly Interests Dr. Cheng's research interests lie in the biologic enhancement of spinal fusions, molecular techniques of intervertebral disc regeneration, and techniques of spinal instrumentation. For more information, please go to

  • Emilie Cheung, MD

    Emilie Cheung, MD

    Associate Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery at the Stanford University Medical Center

    Current Research and Scholarly Interests Clinical outcomes following complex reconstruction of the shoulder and elbow,
    Bone mineral density in the shoulder,
    3D kinematics of the shoulder girdle after arthroplasty

  • Loretta Chou, MD

    Loretta Chou, MD

    Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery at the Stanford University Medical Center

    Current Research and Scholarly Interests I am a Board Certified Orthopaedic Surgeon, subspecializing in Disorders of the Foot and Ankle. My clinic offers diagnosis and treatment of pain, deformity, and acute injuries of the foot and ankle.

    My research interests include: rupture and tendinitis of the Achilles tendon, osteochondral defects of the talus, Total Ankle Arthroplasty, arthrodesis (fusion) of the foot and ankle, pain following operations of the foot and ankle, open fractures treated with operations, anatomy of the foot and

  • Constance Chu, MD

    Constance Chu, MD

    Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery (Sports Medicine) at the Palo Alto Veterans Affairs Health Care System

    Bio Dr. Constance R. Chu is Professor and Vice Chair Research, in the Department of Orthopedic Surgery at Stanford University. She is also Director of the Joint Preservation Center and Chief of Sports Medicine at the VA Palo Alto. Previously, she was the Albert Ferguson Endowed Chair and Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery at the University of Pittsburgh. She is a clinician-scientist who is both principal investigator of several projects funded by the National Institutes of Health and who has been recognized as a Castle-Connelly/US News and World Report “Top Doctor” in Orthopedic Surgery as well as on Becker’s list of Top Knee Surgeons in the United States. Her clinical practice focuses on the knee: primarily restoration and reconstruction of the ACL, menisci and cartilage. She graduated from the U.S. Military Academy at West Point and earned her medical degree from Harvard Medical School.

    As Director of the multi-disciplinary Joint Preservation Center structured to seamlessly integrate the latest advances in biologics, mechanics, and imaging with comprehensive patient centered musculoskeletal and orthopedic care, Dr. Chu aims to develop a new model for health care delivery, research and education with an emphasis on health promotion and prevention. Cornerstones of this program include teamwork and a focus on personalized medicine. A central goal is to transform the clinical approach to osteoarthritis from palliation to prevention. In addition to optimizing clinical operations, outstanding research is critical to developing more effective new treatments. Towards this end, Dr. Chu is leading innovative translational research from bench to bedside in three main areas: quantitative imaging and biomarker development for early diagnosis and staging of joint and cartilage injury and degeneration; cartilage tissue engineering and stem cell based cartilage repair; and molecular and biological therapies for joint restoration and joint rejuvenation. Her research efforts have led to more than 30 professional awards and honors to include a Kappa Delta Award, considered to be the highest research honor in Orthopedic Surgery.

    Dr. Chu also regularly holds leadership and committee positions in major professional organizations such as the American Association of Orthopedic Surgeons (AAOS) and the American Orthopedic Association (AOA). In her subspecialty of Orthopedic Sports Medicine, she is a past President of the Forum Sports Focus Group, a member of the Herodicus Society of leaders in Sports Medicine, and immediate past Chair of the American Orthopedic Society for Sports Medicine (AOSSM) Research Council. She is alumnus of the AOA American, British, Canadian (ABC) and the AOSSM Traveling Fellowships.

  • Luis Cordova, DDS, PhD

    Luis Cordova, DDS, PhD

    Postdoctoral Research fellow, Orthopedic Surgery

    Current Research and Scholarly Interests As an oral and maxillofacial surgeon with emphasis in bone diseases, my clinical practice focused on the treatment of bone pathologies including benign osteolytic tumors and consecutive reconstruction, orthognatic surgery, cleft palate, facial trauma, temporomandibular joint disorders, osteonecrosis of the jaw associated with anti-resorptive therapies and radiotherapy, and dental implantology. As a scientist, my research focuses on the translational aspects of the interactions between bone cells (osteoblasts and osteoclasts) with the immune and vascular components of the bone niche. During my Ph.D. (under Prof. Dominique Heymann, France) I started working with animal models of bone loss, developing an siRNA-based therapy for experimental peri-prosthetic osteolysis. At the same time I got experience in in vitro approach to understand the interactions between human macrophages, osteoclasts and polyethylene nano-wear debris released from orthopaedic implants. Finally I was awarded a research grant to develop a mouse model of osteonecrosis of the jaw associated with bisphosphonates. Consecutively, In my early postdoctoral career at Stanford University (with Prof. Stuart Goodman) I have strongly increased my experience in the field of bone-biomaterial interactions by incorporating the experience of bi-dimensional co-cultures of macrophages and osteoprogenitors focusing in the translational aspects of the improvement of bone-healing impairment in ageing. At the same time, I have gained experience working with the latest generation of available mouse models for particle-induced osteolysis. Moreover I developed intellectual skills to identify clinically relevant scientific questions, propose an experimental design to solve them by using the lab resources, core facilities and collaboration with others research groups at Stanford University.

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