They help us identify the most pressing challenges and solve them with the greatest clinical accuracy and acumen.
Emile Holman Professor and Chair Emeritus, Department of Surgery, Stanford University School of Medicine
Chair, Osso VR Scientific Advisory Board
Dr. Krummel is the co-director of the Stanford Byers Center for Biodesign, Chairman of the Fogarty Institute for Innovation Board of Directors, President of the International Scientific Committee at IRCAD (University of Strasbourg), and an award-winning inventor of surgical training systems. He is a recipient of one of the first NIH Phased Innovation R21/R33 programs to develop collaborative simulation-based surgical training systems, receiving two ComputerWorld Smithsonian Awards for his work. He is also author or co-author of over 300 publications, chapters, abstracts and books. Previously, he has held leadership positions in many of the important surgical societies, including the American College of Surgeons, the American Surgical Association, the American Board of Surgery, the American Board of Plastic Surgery, and was the President of the American Pediatric Surgical Association for 2013-2014.
Chief Medical Officer, Centene Corporation and Sam & Marilyn Fox Distinguished Professor, Washington University
Dr. Yamaguchi completed his residency training at George Washington University. He then completed fellowship training in shoulder surgery at the internationally recognized Shoulder Service at the Columbian Presbyterian Medical Center in New York, followed by supplemental training in elbow surgery at the Mayo Clinic. Dr. Yamaguchi founded and remains active in one of the top shoulder and elbow fellowships in the world. In 2012, Dr. Yamaguchi received his MBA from the Olin Business School at Washington University in St. Louis. In addition to his current role as CMO at Centene, Dr. Yamaguchi is the Sam & Marilyn Fox Distinguished Professor at Washington University.
Past President, American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons (AAHKS)
Dr. Froimson is the 27th President of the American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons (AAHKS) and Principal of Riverside Health Advisors. He recently served as Executive Vice President and Chief Clinical Officer for Trinity Health– a nationwide, non-profit health care system– overseeing quality, safety, patient experience and alternate payment strategies for the clinical enterprise. Prior to that, he served for 16 years on the faculty of the Department of Orthopedic Surgery at the Cleveland Clinic, during which time he held numerous leadership positions including serving as President and CEO of Euclid Hospital, a Cleveland Clinic Hospital, President of the Professional Staff, Vice Chair of the Orthopedic and Rheumatologic Institute, and member of the Board of Governors and Board of Trustees.
Dr. Froimson has led numerous teams that have pioneered health system approaches to quality improvement and value creation. He is widely published, is a dedicated educator, is a sought-after speaker on many healthcare leadership, quality, care delivery, and payment topics, and serves on numerous advisory and board positions.
Residency Program Director, Department of Orthopaedics, UCLA David Geffen School of Medicine
Dr. SooHoo is a Professor and Residency Program Director for the UCLA Department of Orthopaedic Surgery. He has been committed to resident and medical student education during his career at UCLA and remains immersed in curriculum design for all levels of students, medical providers, and physician learners.
Attending Orthopaedic Surgeon, Hospital for Special Surgery
Dr. Harvinder Sandhu specializes in minimally invasive spine surgery, endoscopic spine surgery, microsurgery, computer-assisted surgery, and the study and use of spinal biologics. Dr. Sandhu has more than 75 peer-reviewed scientific publications in areas such as biologic enhancement of spinal surgery and novel minimally invasive management of spinal disorders.
In addition to clinical practice, Dr. Sandhu is actively engaged in the research, development, and invention of a variety of medical devices and instruments used in spinal surgery. He holds several patents involving the diagnosis and treatment of spinal disorders.
Program Director, Adult Reconstruction Fellowship Mayo Clinic
Dr. Henry Clarke is a knee surgeon at Mayo Clinic. He has extensive experience in surgical education as the Program Director for Mayo Clinic in Arizona’s Adult Reconstruction Fellowship, and as Chair of Continuing Medical Education for the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons. Dr. Clarke has over 75 peer-reviewed publications and has received multiple awards for his innovative work in orthopaedics.
Director, Outpatient Joint Replacement Program Co-Director, Institute for Joint Restoration and Research
Dr. Sah has expertise in a hip, knee, and partial knee replacement in Fremont, CA. He completed his residency training at the Harvard Combined Orthopaedic Program and then a joint reconstruction fellowship at Rush University Medical Center in Chicago. Dr. Sah serves on the Hip Program Committee and also the Health Care Systems Committee for the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons, is on the Board of Directors for the California Orthopedic Association, and is on the Evidence-Based Medicine Committee for the American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons. In 2016, he was 1 of 10 orthopedic surgeons in the nation selected to the prestigious AAOS Leadership Fellows Program. He serves as a reviewer for Clinical Orthopedics and Related Research and an editor for Techniques in Orthopaedics.
Associate Professor of Clinical Orthopaedic Surgery and Chief of the Epstein Family Center for Sports Medicine at Keck Medicine of USC
Dr. Petrigliano is an Associate Professor of Clinical Orthopaedic Surgery and Chief of the Epstein Family Center for Sports Medicine at Keck Medicine of USC. He serves as the head team physician for the LA Kings hockey team and a team physician for USC Athletics. He specializes in the care of injuries of the shoulder, knee, and elbow. A native of New York, Dr. Petrigliano completed his undergraduate training at Cornell University where he graduated with honors. Dr. Petrigliano then attended the Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School for his medical training and his residency in Orthopaedic Surgery at UCLA. After residency, Dr. Petrigliano completed a fellowship in Sports Medicine and Shoulder Surgery at the prestigious Hospital for Special Surgery and Weill Cornell Medical College in New York City where he assisted in the care of the Brooklyn Nets and Iona College Athletics.
Dr. Petrigliano’s surgical interests include arthroscopic shoulder repair, knee ligament reconstruction, cartilage repair and transplantation, and elbow ligament reconstruction. Dr. Petrigliano also performs total shoulder replacements and reverse shoulder replacements. His research focuses on developing stem-cell based therapies for the treatment of muscle and cartilage injury, and he has received numerous accolades, including the Charles S. Neer Award from the American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons, for his study of the role of fibrosis in rotator cuff muscle regeneration. Dr. Petrigliano has authored over one hundred articles, chapters, and peer-reviewed publications on shoulder, elbow, and knee injuries in athletes.
Board Member, Association of Peri-Operative Registered Nurses (AORN) Foundation Board of Trustees
Jennifer graduated from the University of Massachusetts Boston and is a staff nurse at Boston Children’s Hospital in the Main Operating Rooms. Jennifer is a board member of the Association of Peri-Operative Registered Nurses (AORN) Foundation Board of Trustees and is the recipient of the AORN Outstanding Achievement of Promising Professional Achievement Award. She is a leading voice for excellence and innovation in the field of perioperative care, especially around training and education.
Chair of the NASS Website and Digital Communications
Dr. Gidvani is an Orthopaedic Spine Surgeon practicing in Los Gatos, CA. He is a Bay Area native and completed his undergraduate education at the University of California at Berkeley and achieved Honors standing with a Bachelor of Science degree in Bioengineering. He obtained his medical degree from New York Medical College and completed his residency at Penn State Hershey Medical Center. While in training he also received the Michael and Myrtle Backer Research grant to perform a research fellowship investigating the biomechanics of the intervertebral disc on a microscopic level. He completed his comprehensive fellowship in Spine Surgery at theUniversity of California at Los Angeles under the tutelage of internationally renowned spine surgeons.
Dr. Gidvani has authored several books chapters in Spine Surgery including those on Thoracic Spine Disease, Spinal Stenosis, Surgical Management of Lumbar Degenerative Disc Disease, and Adjacent Segment Pathology of the Cervical Spine. He is a reviewer for the GlobalSpine Journal and The Spine Journal and an active member of the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons, North American Spine Society, and AO Spine Foundation. He is the Chair of the NASS Website and Digital Communications committee and holds key roles on various committees within the organizations above. Dr. Gidvani has a true passion for advancement of education on a global level and has traveled internationally to teach spine surgeons from around the world.
Joint Surgeon, Hospital for Special Surgery
Dr. Ast is fellowship trained in Adult Reconstruction and Joint Replacement Surgery from the Hospital for Special Surgery in New York City. His primary specialty focus is rapid-recovery, short-stay and outpatient joint replacement surgery. Before returning to HSS, he previously developed and directed one of the largest and most successful outpatient joint replacement programs in the northeast. He also has both clinical and teaching expertise in the use of robotics and computer assistance in joint replacement surgery, and was the director of robotic and computer-assisted surgery at a major university institution in New Jersey.
Dr. Ast also specializes in primary, complex and revision total joint replacement. His training includes minimally invasive hip and knee replacement, partial knee replacement, robotic surgery, and computer-assisted surgery. Dr. Ast has extensive experience with and has published research on patient-specific instruments and implants. During his studies, he published numerous articles and chapters in peer-reviewed journals and internationally distributed textbooks, including several chapters on “Approaches for hip replacement surgery.” He has also presented clinical and basic science research both nationally and internationally.
Dr. Ast grew up in Staten Island, New York, and attended Temple University, where he graduated Magna Cum Laude in Biology and Phi Beta Kappa. He completed his Medical Degree at Temple University School of Medicine and returned to New York for his residency training in orthopedic surgery at North Shore-Long Island Jewish Medical Center. Dr. Ast was a Division I gymnast at Temple University and captain of the conference champions and top ten nationally ranked team in 2003. He is married with two children, and enjoys his time playing tennis, golf, fishing, skiing and traveling.
Orthopaedic Spine Surgeon, New Hampshire NeuroSpine Institute
Dr. Thomas is a Board Certified Orthopaedic Spine Surgeon practicing in Bedford, NH at New Hampshire NeuroSpine Institute. He completed his undergraduate degree in Molecular Biophysics and Biochemistry from Yale University. He attended medical school at Stanford University School of Medicine. He completed his orthopaedic surgery residency at Hospital for Special Surgery in New York City and an adult spine fellowship at New England Baptist Hospital in Boston.
Dr. Thomas is an active member of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons and North American Spine Society. He is passionate about physician education and has traveled across the country teaching minimally invasive spine surgery techniques with the use of surgical navigation.
Assistant Clinical Professor at the University of Hawaii, John A Burns School of Medicine
Dr. Rovinsky attended the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and completed his orthopaedic surgery residency at the University of California, San Francisco. He has a special interest in the integration of technology into orthopaedic surgery and completed a fellowship at Hadassah Medical Center in Jerusalem focusing on Trauma and Computer Assisted Orthopaedic Surgery. He has helped develop technology for fluoroscopic navigation for total hip replacement as well as robotic-assisted orthopaedic total knee replacement.
Dr. Rovinsky travels internationally to educate surgeons on the latest technological advances in orthopaedic surgery. As a balance to his world travels and immersion in high technology, Dr. Rovinsky feels fortunate to be able to live, surf and practice on the Garden Island of Kaua’i.
Fellowship Program Director at Hoag Orthopedic Institute Adult Reconstruction Fellowship and Medical Director of Data and Registry Initiatives.
Dr. Patel is an orthopedic surgeon specializing in Joint Replacement Surgery at Hoag Orthopedic Institute in Southern California. He earned his Bachelor’s degree in Biochemical Sciences from Harvard University, Master’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from Stanford University, and MD from Stanford Medical School. While at Stanford, Dr. Patel was actively involved in research pertaining to computer navigation systems for joint replacement surgery and also assisted in designing multiple orthopedic surgical devices as a member of the Stanford Biodesign Innovation Program. He has experience as a management consultant for the McKinsey & Co. Silicon Valley Office.
He completed his Orthopaedic Surgical Residency at the University of California, Irvine and fellowship in Adult Reconstruction at the Hospital for Special Surgery.
Orthopeadic Spine Surgeon, Cedars-Sinai Spine Center in Los Angeles, California
Dr. Ehsan Saadat is an orthopaedic spine surgeon with special expertise in minimally invasive, motion preserving and complex revision spine surgery. He practices at the Cedars-Sinai Spine Center in Los Angeles, California.
Dr. Saadat studied biomedical engineering at UC Berkeley and earned his MD from UC San Francisco School of Medicine. He then completed his orthopaedic surgical training at Harvard where he received extensive training in complex spinal surgery and scoliosis. While at Harvard, Dr. Saadat served as the chief editor of the Orthopaedic Journal at Harvard Medical School and was honored as chief resident at Massachusetts General Hospital during his last year of training. Dr. Saadat then completed a spine surgery fellowship at the prestigious Emory Spine Center in 2016, focusing on minimally-invasive, motion-preserving and complex spine surgery.
Dr. Saadat is a published author of numerous research papers and book chapters covering a wide range of topics in orthopaedics and spine surgery, and is frequently invited to present his work at national and international conferences. Most recently, he has heavily contributed to the newest authoritative textbook of techniques in spine surgery, to be published by Lippincott Williams and Wilkins in summer of 2019.
Chief of Surgery and Director of Orthopaedic Trauma, Brandon Regional Hospital
Dr. Shah is board-certified and fellowship-trained in orthopaedic trauma. Dr. Shah obtained his medical degree from Boston University School of Medicine, Boston, MA, in 2002. He then completed his residency in Orthopaedic Surgery at Drexel University in Philadelphia, PA. Following residency, Dr. Shah received his fellowship training in Orthopaedic Trauma Surgery at Florida Orthopaedic Institute in Tampa, FL.
Specializing in complex peri-articular and polytrauma injuries, Dr. Shah is a staffed trauma surgeon with Orthopaedic Trauma Service, a division of Florida Orthopaedic Institute, that he helped create. The OTS team provides expert care for patients with severe musculoskeletal injuries, including pelvic and hip reconstructions, one of Dr. Shah’s areas of expertise.
Dr. Shah has been awarded Physician of the Year in 2017 by Brandon Regional Hospital and serves as their Chief of Surgery and Director of Orthopaedic Trauma.
Platform Program Director at Airbnb
Vikram Bhan is the Platform Program Director at Airbnb. Vikram has 20 years of experience in software business operations, product management, and marketing.
Prior to Airbnb, Vikram was COO at Cask Data, Inc, a unified integration platform for big data. He has also held various roles at Yahoo!, including Vice President of Product Management – Cloud Platform Group, Vice President of Business Management – Cloud Platform Group, and Vice President of Product Management – Platform Products. He was also Chief Product Officer at ShareThis, a content sharing and data analytics product.
Vikram holds an MBA from Emory University and a bachelor’s degree in Computer Science from Tufts University.
Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery at Johns Hopkins
Dr. Dawn LaPorte is a hand and upper extremity surgeon with extensive experience in surgical education. She has served as Residency Program Director at Johns Hopkins for 12 years and Vice Chair for Education for 7 years. She has served on the orthopedic surgery Residency Review Committee for 6 years and is the current Vice Chair of the RRC. Additionally, Dr. Laporte serves on the CORD Academic Committee and has over 80 peer-reviewed publications.
Orthopaedic Surgeon at Hospital for Special Surgery
Dr. Joshua Dines specializes in Sports Medicine and Shoulder Surgery. Dr. Dines has dedicated his career to understanding and treating sports injuries with a particular interest in arthroscopic and reconstructive surgery of the shoulder, elbow, and knee. He is very active in both clinical and laboratory research with particular interest in rotator cuff tendon healing, shoulder instability, shoulder replacement, and injuries to overhead athletes and has done significant research on the use of biologics (i.e. platelet-rich plasma/PRP/growth factors) to help patients avoid surgery and/or enhance their healing process. Dr. Dines has over 200 research publications, edited 6 textbooks used to teach other orthopaedic surgeons and has given talks both nationally and internationally. He is one of only 200 active members, worldwide, of the American Shoulder and Elbow society and has developed novel techniques and implants to improve the results of common surgical procedures.
Assistant Clinical Professor of Orthopedic Surgery at Tufts University School of Medicine
Dr. Hwang is a fellowship-trained spine surgeon at New England Baptist Hospital, a musculoskeletal specialty hospital within Beth Israel Lahey Health (BILH) in Boston, where he serves on the Institutional Review Board. He is a member of the BILH Physician Advisory Council and the BILH Musculoskeletal Steering Committee. Dr. Hwang is a fellow of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, a member of the North American Spine Society, a reviewer for The Spine Journal and is Board Certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery. His clinical practice focuses on adult degenerative spine conditions with a particular focus on motion sparing technology, minimally invasive approaches and robotic assisted surgery. He is an instructor for many contemporary spine surgery techniques including surgical navigation and robotics. Dr. Hwang has authored numerous peer reviewed articles, book chapters and abstract presentations on spine surgery outcomes and value analysis. He is an experienced early stage investor and advisor to start ups and corporations focused on digital health, healthcare analytics and medical devices. He has a particular interest in device development and has participated in the design of various surgical instruments and spine implants.
Training Undergraduate: Massachusetts Institute of Technology (SB), Computer Science/Electrical Engineering
Graduate: Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MEng), Computer Science/ Electrical Engineering
Graduate: Harvard Business School (MBA)
Medical School: Harvard Medical School (MD) Residency: Harvard Combined Orthopedic Surgery Residency Program
Fellowship: New England Baptist Hospital, Spine Surgery
Dr. Chauhan is a board-certified Cardiologist and a board-eligible Interventional Cardiologist. He completed his training at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center. He earned his BS in Biomedical Engineering at Northwestern University. He then earned his MD from the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and an MS degree in Bioengineering from the University of Pittsburgh. He is a former Research Engineer at the NASA National Center of Microgravity Research. Most recently, Dr. Chauhan is a graduate from the Stanford Biodesign Innovation fellowship.