Hip Innovation Technology Leadership

Scientific Development Board

Joseph Zuckerman, M.D. (Chairman)

Dr. Zuckerman has been a faculty member of the Hospital of Joint Disease (HJD) since 1984 and is a recognized expert in shoulder surgery and hip and knee replacement. Dr. Zuckerman established the Hip Fracture Research Group and the Shoulder Research Group. He designed a shoulder replacement system for the treatment of glenohumeral arthritis and shoulder fractures. He recently served as President of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS), the world’s largest professional association. He has also served as President of the American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons, and was chair of the Council on Education for the AAOS. He has received the “Teacher of the Year Award” five times from HJD orthopaedic residents and in 2011 was selected as a recipient of the Distinguished Teaching Award from New York University. He sits on the editorial boards of several medical journals and has authored 14 textbooks, 81 chapters and 280 scientific articles. Dr. Zuckerman is a graduate of Cornell University and the Medical College of Wisconsin. He completed his residency in orthopaedic surgery at the University of Washington Affiliated Hospitals, a fellowship in adult reconstructive surgery and arthritis research at Harvard’s Brigham and Women’s Hospital, and was a visiting clinician in shoulder surgery at the Mayo Clinic. He maintains an active clinical practice in shoulder surgery and hip and knee replacements, performing over 285 operative procedures annually.

Jay R. Lieberman, M.D.

Jay R. Lieberman, M.D. is Orthopaedist-in-Chief, Keck Medical Center of University Southern California, Director of the USC Institute of Orthopaedics, and Chief of Orthopaedics at the Los Angeles Country and USC Medical Center. Prior to joining the faculty at University Southern California in 2012, Dr Lieberman was Director of the New England Musculoskeletal Institute and Professor and Chairman of the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at the University of Connecticut Health Center. Dr. Lieberman’s clinical subspecialty is total joint arthroplasty. He is a member of both the Hip Society and Knee Society. He was awarded the prestigious ABC Traveling Fellowship and he has received a Physician Scientist Award from the National Institutes of Health. Dr. Lieberman is Chairman of the Education Committee for the American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons (AAHKS) and he is the Deputy Editor for hip and knee reconstruction for the Journal of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons. He has published more than 100 peer reviewed articles and 70 book chapters and reviews. He received the Frank Stinchfield Award from the Hip Society and the Marshall Urist Award from the Orthopaedic Research Society in recognition of a “sustained ongoing body of focused research in the area of tissue regeneration.” His other research interests include outcomes after total hip and total knee arthroplasty, osteonecrosis and thromboembolic disease.

Steven MacDonald, M.D., F.R.C.S.C

Dr. Steven J. MacDonald is a Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery at the University of Western Ontario, Chief of Orthopaedics and Chief of Surgery at London Health Sciences Centre, University Campus in London, Ontario. He is a native of London, Ontario, and received his undergraduate Bachelor of Science Degree at the University of Western Ontario. He then received his medical degree from the University of Toronto. His orthopaedic training was at the University of Western Ontario in London, Ontario. Further training as an adult reconstructive fellow was obtained in Chicago, Illinois, and in Bern, Switzerland. Dr. MacDonald has won many awards including the John Charnley award from the Hip Society twice, the Frank Stinchfield award from the Hip Society, the Insall Award from the Knee Society, the Founders Medal from the Canadian Orthopaedic Research Society, and the M. E. Mueller Foundation Fellowship. Dr. MacDonald is a member of multiple orthopaedic organizations including the North American Hip Society, the International Hip Society and the North American Knee Society. Dr. MacDonald has been awarded 25 research grants for hip and knee replacement projects. He has published over 100 papers in research journals in the field of hip and knee surgery. He has lectured at over 200 national and international meetings. His current focus of research includes multiple randomized clinical trials on hip and knee replacements, including the evaluation of new technology.

Javad Parvizi, M.D., F.R.C.S.

Javad Parvizi M.D., FRCS is a Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery at Rothman Institute and Thomas Jefferson University with interest in reconstruction of complex pelvis, hip, and knee diseases with special emphasis on joint preservation. As the Vice Chair for Research, he oversees the operations of clinical and basic science research. He has extensive experience on conducting clinical trials and outcome studies on joint replacement patients. He is also actively involved in basic science research in tissue engineering and has received numerous grants from the National Institute of Health, Department of Defense, and other funding bodies for his work on development of self-protective smart orthopaedic implants and molecular diagnosis of periprosthetic joint infection. He is a member of numerous National and International Societies such as the Hip Society, The Knee Society, Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons and has served in leadership roles in a large number of national committees. He serves as a member of study section for the National Institute of Health and various other funding organizations. He is a member of various editorial boards for orthopaedic journals. He has received wide recognition for his clinical and basics science research including the Brazilian presidential award of honor, five Hip Society awards, and four Knee Society awards, as well as numerous honors from other societies. He has authored over 350 peer reviewed manuscripts, is the editor of 5 text books in orthopaedics and has authored over 120 chapters.

Marc Umlas, M.D., F.A.C.S.

Dr. Marc Umlas is Chairman of Orthopaedic Surgery and Rehabilitation at Mount Sinai Medical Center in Miami Beach, Florida. He is a Clinical Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery at Florida International University School of Medicine. His practice is concentrated on Arthritis Surgery and Joint Reconstruction. He has authored numerous scientific articles and book chapters, and is actively engaged in both laboratory and clinical research. He is a member of the American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons (AAHKS), American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgery (AAOS) and the Eastern Orthopaedic Association (EOA). Dr. Umlas is a graduate of Harvard University and Stanford University School of Medicine. He completed his residency in Orthopaedic Surgery at the Harvard Combined Orthopaedic Surgery Residency Program. Following residency, Dr. Umlas completed two fellowships in Adult Reconstructive Orthopaedics/Arthritis Surgery with Dr. Donald Reilly at Harvard and with Dr. Chitranjan Ranawat at Lenox Hill Hospital. His research interests include laboratory studies in biomaterials, and clinical studies investigating outcomes after total hip/knee arthroplasty, osteonecrosis, and alternative approaches to the hip.

Zafer Termanini, M.D., F.A.C.S., President and Chief Medical Officer

Dr. Zafer Termanini is the company’s President and Chief Medical Officer. Dr. Termanini is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons, and is certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery as an orthopaedic surgeon with over 30 years of experience. He is a member of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons. He is also a Diplomate of the American College of Disability Analysts and the American College of Forensic Examiners, with specialties in Orthopaedic and Joint Reconstruction, Sports Medicine and Biomechanical Analysis. Dr. Termanini, inventor of the Interlocking Reverse Hip, currently holds 8 U.S. patents and 6 U.S. patent applications. Five of his patents have been sold and successfully commercialized. He has served as Chief of Orthopaedic Surgery and General Surgery at East Orange General Hospital and has privileges in several New Jersey hospitals, including Newark Beth Israel Medical Center, Saint Barnabas Medical Center, and Meadowlands Hospital Medical Center. He is licensed in New Jersey, New York, and Georgia. Dr. Termanini received his C.P.E.M. degree, with honors, from the College Scientifique Universitaire in Angers, France, in 1967 and his medical degree, with honors, from the Université d’Angers in Angers, France, in 1973. He also attended the prestigious school of “Arts et Métiers” where he studied Biomechanical Engineering.