Langdon A. Hartsock, MD is John A. Siegling, MD Chair of Orthopaedic Surgery, Associate Professor and Chairman of Orthoapedic Surgery at The Medical University of South Carolina. Dr. Hartsock, the is the planner of the Clemson-MUSC Orthopaedic Research and Training Program along with Dr. Martine LaBerge. The clinical training and activities of the program are led by Dr. Langdon Hartsock. The research activities of the program are jointly supervised by Dr. Langdon Hartsock and Dr. Martine LaBerge, the chair person of the Clemson Bioengineering Program.
Martine LaBerge, PhD is a professor and Chairman of Bioengineering at Clemson University. She is also the current Chairman of US Society for Biomaterials. The research activities of the program are jointly supervised by Dr. Langdon Hartsock and Dr. Martine LaBerge. Dr. LaBerge is the planner of the Clemson-MUSC Orthopaedic Research and Training Program along with Dr. Hartsock. Dr. LaBerge has contributed enourmously to the orthopaedic research at MUSC in the last 17 years.
Qian Kay Kang, MD is the director of the Clemson-MUSC Orthopaedic Research and Training Program. Dr. Kang graduated from the
, Beijing Medical University in 1979 and was trained in orthopaedic surgery at Ji Shui Tan Hospital in Beijing, China and practiced in the same hospital since. She worked in the Orthopaedic Research Laboratory from 1995 to 1997 and from 2000 to 2007. Her research interests include animal models, bone and cartilage tissue engineering, bone and implant infection, and bone / implant mechanics. She is skilled in many subareas of orthopaedic research, including animal models, microbiology, biomaterals, cell culture, histology, and experimental biomechanics. Beijing
Bo Zhou, PhD (2010 to present): Biopolymers and DRUG microencapsulation and scaffold fabrication
OTHER SENIOR RESEARCHERS
Yuehuei H. An, MD, is the former Director of our labs. Dr. An graduated from the Harbin Medical University in China and was trained in orthopaedics and hand surgery in Beijing and Sydney. In 1991, he joine Dr. Richard Friedman to establish the Orthopaedic Laboratories. Dr. An has published more than 100 papers / book chapters, more than 200 abstracts, and six books including Animal Models in Orthopaedic Research, Mechanical Testing of Bone and the Bone-Implant Interface , Handbook of Bacterial Adhesion, Handbook of Histology Methods for Bone and Cartilage, Internal Fixation in Osteoporotic Bone, and Orthopaedic Issues in Osteoporosis. He is now a PGY3 orthopaedic resident. He is still actively involved in orthopaedic research.
Chris M. Hill, VMD is a senior research fellow in our lab. He is a Diplomate,
of Veterinary Surgeons. He practices veterinary surgury in American College area. From early 2002, Dr. Hill spents significant amount of hours in our laboratory doing orthopaedic animal models and related research work. CharlestonXuejun Wen, MD,PhD is associate professor of bioengineeing and orthopaedic surgery. He is a key senior person in the the Clemson-MUSC Orthopaedic Research and Training Program. He is actively involved in research and teaching. Among many other sub areas, Dr. Wen's research interests in orthopaedics include developing several series of new osteogenic or chondrogenic biomaterials and novel scaffolds that mimic the macro- and micro-structure of natural tissues for bone and cartilage repair by combining physiological force and gene therapy.
William R. Barfield, PhD A native Charlestonian, Dr. Barfield received both his Bachelor's and Master's degrees in physical education from Western Carolina University. He pursued further graduate training in biomechanics at Auburn University (PhD in 1993). Dr. Barfield is on the faculty at the College of Charleston where he teaches physical education and biomechanics. He also teaches clinical biomechanics in Rehabilitation Sciences at MUSC and joined our faculty in 1997. His primary responsibility is coordinating resident research and his primary research interests include gait analysis, the biomechanics of kicking, stress fractures, and ACL injuries in female athletes.
John D. DesJardins, PhD is currently an Assistant Professor of Bioengineering at Clemson University, and serves as a technical consultant to local surgeons and researchers in the areas of biomechanical testing and experimental design. He received his Bachelor's in Mechanical Engineering from Carnegie Mellon University, a Ph.D. in Bioengineering from Clemson University. He has been working in the area of orthopeadic biomechanics for the last 15 years. Dr. DesJardins has helped our research significantly in the last years.Richard J. Friedman, MD, FRCS(C) is the the founder of our orthopaedic research laboratory. He graduated from the University of Toronto and trained in orthopaedic surgery at Johns Hopkins and Harvard University. He has published more than 100 scientific papers and book chapters and presented more than 250 research abstracts. He has been invited as a guest speaker for many national and international academic meetings. He is currently working as a solo orthopaedic specialist in Charleston, South Carolina.
Robert A. Draughn, DSc Professor and Chairman, Department of Materials Science, College of Dental Medicine, Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, SC. Dr. Draughn has contributed enormously to the growth of our mechanical testing lab for the last 20 years. He also co-edited the book Mechanical Testing of Bone and the Bone-Implant Interfacewith Dr. An. Dr. Draughn has just hemi-retired a year ago, but he is still involved in our research.
PERSON WHO WORKED HERE IN THE PAST
Jackie LaBreck (1994-1997)
Robin Altman (1997).
Kylie Martin (1997-2007).
Research Fellows and Other Trainees
Qian Kang, M.D. (01/1995-01/1997 and 08/2000-Present)
Jianghui Zhang, M.D. (09/1995-06/1996)
Patricia L. Moreira, BSc, MSc (07/2001 - 6/2002)
Stephan W. Wachtl (02/2003 - 7/2003)
Kelly Buck (Post college training / work 2005-2006).
John Todd, MD (1991)
David Lucus, MD (1991)
Thomas Parent, MD (1992)
Steven M. Banner, MD (1992)
Warner Brooks, MD (1993)
Jeff K. Wingate, MD (1993)
Richard Zimlich, MD (1995)
Todd D. Bell, MD (1998)
Chris V. Bensen, MD (11/1998-7/1999)
Darby Webb, MD (08/1999-11/1999)
Brodie E. McKoy, MD (7/1998 - 07/2000)
Andy Hartman, MD (10/2000 - 12/2000)
Shane K. Woolf, MD (07/1999 - 06/2001)
John Leupold, MD (07/2000 - 06/2001)
Michael S. Wildstein, MD (07/2001 - 6/2002)
Kathleen A. Hogan, MD (07/2001 - 06/2003)
Heather L. McCann, MD (07/2003 - 06/2004)
Brandon Valentine, MD (07/2004 - 06/2005)
Tyler Wind, MD (07/2006 - 06/2007)
Kyle Kokko, MD, PhD (2007-2008)
Medical and dental students
Ruckish Chokesi (12/1992)
Sam J. McDowell (Summer 1993)
Gene W. Stuart (Summer 1993)
Jay Bradley (Summer 1994)
Henry F. Butehorn (Summer 1995)
Paul C. Siffri (1996)
Michael L. Craig (1998-2001)
Brian Blair (1999)
Adam Harder (2002 from Tufts University)
Michael Horan (2002)
George Lawson (2002)
Melissa Farino (2003, MUSC dental)
Al Saenz (2003, MUSC dental)
Patrick Angelos (2003 MUSC)
Clemson graduate students
Kim Patterson (1995-1996)
Missy Matzen (Summer 1996)
Matthew S. Crum (Summer 1999)
Rebecca Caldwell (Summer 1999)
Jennifer Gordon, MSc
Summer undergraduate students
Larry Kessler (College of Charleston, 1991-1992)
Sharon E. McDaniel (Queen's College, NC, Summer 1994)
Jamie J. Lewis (College of Charleston, Summer 1996): $500 scholarship from "South Carolina Alliance for Minority Participation" during the 1997 SCAMP Research Fair.
Jonathan B. McGlohorn (Citadel College, Summer 1997)
Vishia M. Basso (Summer 1998)
Bryan K. Bednarski (Georgetown University, Summer 1998): 2nd place for undergraduate category on 1998 MUSC Student Research Day.
Piotr Skowronski (College of Charleston, 1999)
Andrew Seidenberg (2002 from Emory University)
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