Paul S Sung is Associate Professor at Central Michigan University. He received his DHSc degree from University of St. Augustine and a PhD degree from Nova Southeastern University. He has taught at several universities, including the University of Scranton, Des Moines University-Osteopathic Medical Center and Clarke University. His research interests include the mechanisms of chronic low back pain, and non-operative spine care and its clinical application to neuromuscular control. His work has been published in numerous articles in the field of clinical biomechanics, motion analysis, non-operative spine care and its clinical application to neuromuscular control.
He was born and raised primarily in South Carolina to a Marine Corp family, Dr. Spann went off to high school in Jacksonville, Florida to pursue his goal of making the Olympic Swimming Team. From there, he started college on a scholarship at Auburn University. While there, Dr. Spann was named SEC Swimmer of the Year twice, was the Auburn Athlete of the Year, won three individual NCAA titles, and won swimming’s Kiputh Award as the Most Valuable National Swimmer.
After his sophomore year he transferred to the University of Texas following his coach, Eddie Reese, in 1978. After the mandatory red shirt year, Dr. Spann led UT to its first finish in the top 10 in modern times with a 2nd place in NCAA team standings, and as captain his senior year led UT to its first National Championship. He also captured four NCAA titles while at UT in both individual and relay events. After college graduation, he married his college sweetheart, Beth, started their family in the ensuing years, and has three wonderful children in Austin, Alexi, and Scott Jr. All have attended UT also on swimming scholarships. Alexi and Scott Jr. were also Pan American medalists, making them the only father, daughter, son combination in history to do so.
From UT, he went to medical school at the University of South Carolina, where he was selected as president of the State Student Section of the American Medical Association. Partnership and Orthopaedic Residency ensued at Ochsner Foundation in New Orleans. Concomitantly, he enlisted with the US Army Medical Corps and eventually retired with honorable discharge as a Major. Upon completion of residency, a fellowship in spine surgery was performed while in Atlanta. Knoxville, Tennessee was the first private practice for Dr. Spann, and by his third year he was elected Chairman of Orthopaedics of the largest hospital system in east Tennessee.
He was then recruited by the world renowned Frank Noyes in Cincinnati to start the Spine Care Institute. Here he participated in some of the FDA trials to bring new spinal products to market. Some of these products are precursors for today’s technology. After two years, Dr. Spann and his family decided to invest their remaining lives in Austin. He has been back here since 1997, is the founder of Westlake Orthopaedics and one of the initial founders of Westlake Hospital. Significantly, Dr. Spann has continued to attempt excellence in all his endeavors both personally and professionally. He is frequently a part of the many pioneering fronts in his field of spine surgery.
Dr. Spann sustained a major spinal cord injury in 2005 due to a biking accident. Initially quadriplegic, through excellent surgery, rehabilitation, caring from others and most importantly God’s grace, he has been able to resume his meaningful goal of trying to improve others’ lives using not only his knowledge of the field, but also his own personal experience as a patient in need. Hobbies include tending to his garden, cycling, swimming, yard work and cheering on his children, as well as an avid interest in hunting and scuba diving.
He was professor of exercise science (and previous department chair), is a Fellow of the American College of Sports Medicine (FACSM) and a graduate of Indiana University where he earned his Master’s and Doctorate in Exercise Science. His research interests range from overtraining and staleness in athletes to health behaviors of college students and he has numerous publications in these areas. He is the author of three textbooks in Health & Exercise Science and has additionally authored/co-author fifteen book chapters for various other edited textbooks. He has received several teaching awards at UE, including the Dean’s Teaching Award, Chi Omega Outstanding Teaching Award, and the Exemplary Teaching Award given by the General Board of Higher Education of the United Methodist Church. He is a member of the National Society of Collegiate Scholars and as a National Faculty Member of the United States Sports Academy.
Dr K. Mohan Iyer did his MCPS (1971) from the College of Physicians and Surgeons, Mumbai, India; MBBS (1971) from the University of Mumbai; D’Orth and FCPS Orth. (1975) from the College of Physicians and Surgeons; MS Orth. (1978) from the University of Mumbai; and M. Ch. Orth. (1981) from the University of Liverpool, UK. During this time, he wrote three theses on fractures of the patella, excision arthroplasty of the elbow, and excision of the trapezium for carpometacarpal arthritis of the thumb.
Dr Iyer has presented numerous papers at state, national, and international conferences in Singapore and Bangkok. He was in charge of the teaching program in orthopaedics for undergraduate students and an examiner for the MBBS degree at the University of Bangalore, India. He has also carried out a wide range of operative work on all kinds of major fractures, as well as arthroscopy of the knee, spinal surgery, and elbow and total hip replacements, and has published numerous articles and book chapters. He has done original research work, as can be seen on his website kmohaniyer.com, and has been instrumental in devising a modified posterior approach to the hip joint, which he has been following from 1981 till today.
Hip Joint and the Carpometacarpal joint at the base of the Thumb
Dr. J. de las Heras Romero is a recognized expert in the area of Orthopaedics and Trauma Surgery, Chief of reconstructive knee, foot and ankle unit at University General Reina Sofía Hospital and La Vega and Virgen de la Caridad private Hospitals in Murcia, Spain. He finished a Master’s Degree in Clinical Medicine Research at Elche Miguel Hernández University and a Master’s Degree in Bioethics at the University of Murcia Medical School, where he finally received his Orthopaedic and Trauma Medicine PhD. He is currently a lecturer at this University. He worked in the NHS England for 4 years after his MD, finalizing a basic training surgical rotation. Afterwards, he completed his surgical residency in Orthopaedics and Trauma Surgery (MIR) at the University Clinical Hospital of Valencia. Fellow member of the Trauma & Orthopaedic Surgery Spanish Society (SECOT), Foot and Ankle Spanish Society (SEMCPT), Orthopaedic Sport Surgery Spanish Society, European Society of Sport Traumatology, Knee Surgery & Arthroscopy (ESSKA) and European Foot and Ankle Society (EFAS). Dr. de las Heras has authored numerous articles and book chapters in his field and he is the Director of Foot & Ankle Surgery Update Conference held annually in Murcia. He is also Editor of Orthopaedics, Traumatology and Sports Medicine International Journal (OTSMIJ), MOJ Orthopaedics & Rheumatology and EC Orthopaedics Journal, and part of the Organizing Committee of the World Congress on Rheumatology & Orthopedics to be held in Madrid, Spain on September 24-25 2018.
Foot and Ankle Surgery; Forefoot; Rearfoot; Ankle; Arthroscopy; Sport injuries; Trauma; Paediatric; Deformities; Neurological problems
He was born on 2nd January 1939. In the years 1956 –1961 He was studied at Medical University in Lublin. He received medical doctor certificate in 1961. From 1961 to 1963-practicum in Medical Departments. During the studies I was active for 3 years in Students Scientific Orthopaedic Association and later after graduation. He was the assistant - teacher for young students generation.
In 1967 and next in 1971 He passed specializations degrees in orthopaedic surgery and traumatology of movement apparatus. In 1972 He received the title “doctor degree” and in 1982 after habilitation (colloquium before Medical University Council) He passed consecutive degrees to receive PhD degree and later assistant professor title. In 1993 he was awarded by full professor degree and title by president of Poland.
His scientific interest is paediatric orthopaedic surgery and specially: dysplasia of the hips - DDH, congenital feet deformities, torticollis (wry neck) , cerebral palsy (CP), genua valga, crura vara-Blount disease, since 1984 (after the stay in Invalid Foundation Hospital in Helsinki-Finland)-spine deformities (scoliosis).
Dr George K Paraskevas born in Greece and works as Associate Professor of Anatomy at Department of Anatomy, Faculty of Medicine, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (AUTh), Thessaloniki, Greece. He received the Medical degree from Medical School, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, attained the Ph.D. degree in 2000 (degree:excellent) and gained full qualification as specialist in orthopaedic surgery in 2005. In 2005 was appointed as Postdoctoral Lecturer at Department of Anatomy, AUTh and in 2010 served as Assistant Professor at the Department of Anatomy in Medical School of AUTh and since 2014 serves as Associate Professor. He has also served in the past as a Visiting Professor of Anatomy at Pharmacy School (AUTh), at School of Sports Science (AUTh), at School of Arts (AUTh).His research and scientific fields of interest include congenital anomalies of bones and muscles, trauma and surgery, entrapment syndromes of nerves and neuropathies, variational anatomy of vascular system, history of Anatomy, anatomical nomenclature, anthropometric studies and surgical anatomy and embryology of gastrointestinal tract. He is a member of the Editorial Board of 121 international medical journals and supervisor and member of the advisory board of 15 dissertations (Ph.D Thesis). He published over 160 papers in international medical journals indexed in PubMed and is author of several textbooks of anatomy.
Surgical anatomy and embryology of gastrointestinal tract; Congenital anomalies of bones and muscles; Entrapment syndromes of nerves and neuropathies; Variational anatomy of vascular system; Trauma and surgery; History of Anatomy; Anatomical nomenclature; Anthropometric studies
Lieutenant Colonel Ong-art Phruetthiphat, M.D. Orthopedic Faculty in Royal Thai Army Hospital, Bangkok, Thailand. He has been working in orthopedic department since April 2015. His job description is mainly divided into 2 parts: Specialist in Adult Hip and Knee Reconstruction and Orthopedic Trauma. He published several international papers within a few years. He is planning my career path to be a professor in the future. He graduated from Phramongkutklao Hospital and College of Medicine in 2002 and he worked as General practitioner during 2002 until 2006. He graduated an orthopedic residency training program from orthopedic department from Phramongkutklao Hospital and College of Medicine in 2010 and he worked as general orthopedist during 2010 until 2013. He studied an Adult Hip and Knee Clinical Fellowship under Professor John J. Callaghan supervision in Iowa, USA during 2013 until 2014 and He studied a Trauma Clinical Fellowship under Professor J Lawrence Marsh supervision in Iowa, USA during 2014 until 2015.
Bone and joint diseases; Links between nutrition; Hormonal status; Menopause and bone and joint pathology; Women aging; Rehabilitation of patients with osteoarthritis; Osteoporosis and its complications
Professor, Chief Doctor, Director of Department of Pediatric Surgery, Associate Director of Department of Surgery, Doctoral Supervisor Tongji hospital, Tongji medical college, Huazhong University of Science and Technology