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About the Physicians and Staff

  Roger Emerson Jr., M.D.

Dr. Emerson completed his undergraduate education at Dartmouth College, his medical education at Yale Medical School and orthopaedic studies at the Harvard Combined Orthopedic Residency. He was the Chief Resident at Massachusetts General Hospital and a fellow in reconstructive surgery at New England Baptist Hospital in Boston, Massachusetts. He is certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgeons and is an Associate Professor of Orthopaedics at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School in Dallas. Dr. Emerson currently practices at the Texas Center for Joint Replacement in Plano, TX.

 

  Andrew Freiberg, M.D.

Dr. Freiberg is Chief of the Adult Reconstruction Unit and Vice-Chair, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at Massachusetts General Hospital. He is also Associate Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery at Harvard Medical School. Dr. Freiberg's education and training include Northwestern University, medical school at the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, Orthopaedic Residency at the University of Michigan Hospitals and Fellowship at Massachusetts General Hospital. His clinical interests include all aspects of hip and knee surgery with a focus on minimally invasive techniques. In addition, his research efforts relate to knee kinematics and the study of bearing surfaces.

 

  Henrik Malchau, M.D., Ph.D.

Dr. Malchau graduated from the medical school at Aarhus University, Denmark 1977. He received his Ph.D. in 1995 from Göteborg University, Sweden. He was Chief for Department of Orthopedics, Göteborg 1993-2004 and one of the founders of the Swedish Hip Registry and also served as Director for many years. Since 2004, he is attending surgeon at the Department of Orthopedics, Massachusetts General Hospital, Co-director for the Harris Orthopedic Biomechanics and Biomaterial Lab as well as Associate Professor at Harvard Medical School. The results from the Swedish National Register have clearly demonstrated the importance of the surgical technique for long-term clinical results. He has stressed this in his postgraduate educational activity and traveled internationally to share these observations with the orthopedic community. He has been an active clinician performing numerous primary and revision hip arthroplasties during the past 21 years. He has also taken an active part as a course organizer for postgraduate courses on practical and theoretical aspects of primary and revision THR. On an international level, he has actively participated with either oral presentations, posters, Scientific Exhibits or Instructional Courses, in all ORS and AAOS meetings since 1986. In addition, he has tutored several Ph.D. students with the intention of continuing these extremely important educational activities for coming generations of orthopedics surgeons.

 

  Orhun Muratoglu, Ph.D.

Dr. Muratoglu is an Associate Professor at Harvard Medical School and is the Co-director of the Orthopaedic Biomechanics and Biomaterials Laboratory at Massachusetts General Hospital.  He is also the recipient of the Alan Gerry Scholar of Orthopaedic Surgery at Massachusetts General Hospital. He received his undergraduate degree from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in 1991, and his Ph.D. from Massachusetts Institute of Technology in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering within the program in Polymer Science and Technology in 1995. Dr. Muratoglu is an innovator in biomechanics and biomaterials, and his inventions are widely used around the world.  He developed an electron-beam based cross-linking technology for artificial hip and knee replacement materials that has very quickly become the gold standard in the field of hip replacement medicine with more than two million patients benefiting from his technology to-date. As a result of his innovative contributions to clinical orthopaedic medicine, he also received numerous awards including Partners in Excellence Award (2000), Marshall R. Urist Young Investigator Award (2001), ‘HAP’ Paul Award of the International Society for Technology in Arthroplasty (1999 and 2006). He also holds 24 issued U.S. and worldwide patents.

 

Stephen Spiegelberg, Ph.D.

Dr. Stephen Spiegelberg is the president and co-founder of Cambridge Polymer Group, Inc. He received his BS in Chemical Engineering from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and his Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, where he studied toughening mechanisms in brittle plastics. He was a post-doctoral fellow at Harvard University, where he worked with NASA engineers to design and test an extensional rheometer for microgravity applications. He holds patents in analytical instrumentation and materials for biomedical application. At Cambridge Polymer Group, he directs a team of scientists performing contract research and testing on polymeric materials for the biomedical community and other fields. He chairs task groups in ASTM on the cleanliness of biomedical devices, medical device shipping, and characterization methods for thermoplastics.

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