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Clinical accuracy is critical to delivering transformative learning experiences. This is our highest priority. We can be cutting edge, cool, and inventive, but if we aren’t solving a problem, we’re doing something wrong. That’s why we’re so proud of our distinguished group of clinical and commercial advisors who help ensure that our work… works.

    • Thomas Krummel, MD

      Chair Emeritus, Stanford Surgery

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      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.

    • Mark Froimson, MD, MBA

      Past President, AAHKS

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      Past President, American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons (AAHKS)

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      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.

    • Nelson SooHoo, MD

      Program Director, UCLA Orthopedics

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      Residency Program Director, Department of Orthopaedics, UCLA David Geffen School of Medicine

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      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.

    • Harvinder Sandhu, MD

      Spine Surgeon, HSS

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      Attending Orthopaedic Surgeon, Hospital for Special Surgery

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      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.

    • Henry Clarke, MD

      Fellowship Program Director, Mayo Clinic

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      Program Director, Adult Reconstruction Fellowship Mayo Clinic

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      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.

    • Alexander Sah, MD

      Co-Director, Institute for Joint Restoration

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      Director, Outpatient Joint Replacement Program Co-Director, Institute for Joint Restoration and Research

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      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.

    • Frank Petrigliano, MD

      Shoulder Surgeon, UCLA

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      Assistant Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA

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      Dr. Petrigliano focuses on shoulder replacements and arthroscopy as well as treatment of knee injuries. He completed his fellowship in sports and shoulder surgery at the Hospital for Special Surgery where he was the assistant team physician for the New Jersey Nets and Iona College athletic teams. He also served as a medical consultant for the United States Tennis Association and the U.S. Open. Currently, he is the assistant team physician for the UCLA athletic department and head team physician for UCLA baseball, men’s soccer, and women’s gymnastics. Dr. Petrigliano has authored 85 peer-reviewed research articles. His laboratory focuses on developing stem cell and biologic treatments for rotator cuff and knee ligament injuries.

    • Jennifer Federico, BSN, RN

      Board Member, AORN

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      Board Member, Association of Peri-Operative Registered Nurses (AORN) Foundation Board of Trustees

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      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.

    • Sandeep Gidvani, MD

      Chair, NASS Digital Communications

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      Chair of the NASS Website and Digital Communications

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      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.

    • Michael Ast, MD

      Joint Surgeon, HSS

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      Joint Surgeon, Hospital for Special Surgery

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      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.

    • Adrian Thomas, MD

      MIS Spine Surgeon, HSS Trained

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      Orthopaedic Spine Surgeon, New Hampshire NeuroSpine Institute

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      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.

    • David Rovinsky, MD

      Robotic Joint Surgeon, UCSF Trained

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      Assistant Clinical Professor at the University of Hawaii, John A Burns School of Medicine

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      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.

    • Jay Patel, MD

      Fellowship Program Director, Hoag Orthopedics

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      Fellowship Program Director at Hoag Orthopedic Institute Adult Reconstruction Fellowship and Medical Director of Data and Registry Initiatives.

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      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.

    • Ehsan Saadat, MD

      Spine Surgeon, Cedars-Sinai

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      Orthopeadic Spine Surgeon, Cedars-Sinai Spine Center in Los Angeles, California

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      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.

    • Vikram Bhan

      Director, Airbnb (Previously Yahoo! & Cask Data - a Google acquisition)

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      Platform Program Director at Airbnb

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      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.

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