Vice Chair of Academic Affairs
Director, UCHealth Steadman Hawkins Clinic Denver | CU Sports Medicine
Head Team Physician, Denver Nuggets
Over the past decade, my research has focused on tissue engineering of articular cartilage using adipose-derived stem cells, anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injuries, and reconstruction techniques, to study the development of osteoarthritis (PTOA) following ACL injury. As a specialist in Orthopedic Sports Medicine and as a team physician to many professional collegiate teams over my career, I am well aware of the disability resulting from PTOA following joint injuries, particularly ACL tears. In addition, a cornerstone of our biologics research involves platelet-rich plasma (PRP). Sufficient data does not yet exist to standardize the use of PRP. As such, our research focuses on the efficacy of the clinical applications of PRP and autologous blood products, particularly in osteoarthritic patients.
CURE Bank (CU Regenerative Medicine Biobank): A robust, diverse, and high-quality biorepository aiming to provide various orthopedic, ophthalmologic, and dermatologic specimens for DNA/RNA/protein analysis. Human tissues are also paired with patient-reported outcome measures that focus on pain, physical function, and resiliency, among others. Additionally, cells are preserved and investigators may perform a variety of meaningful experiments to add valuable insight to the literature in Regenerative Medicine.
Platelet-rich plasma as a treatment for patellar tendinopathy: a double-blind, randomized controlled trial
Incidence and risk factors for injuries to the anterior cruciate ligament in National Collegiate Athletic Association football: data from the 2004-2005 through 2008-2009 National Collegiate Athletic Associate Injury Surveillance System
Prospective correlation between serum relaxin concentration and anterior cruciate ligament tears among elite collegiate female athletes
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