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 Expert  727255

Expert in orthopedic R&D, regulated (GLP) nonclinical trials, large animal models, surgery, vet med

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Pennsylvania (PA)
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Expert is the Director of the Comparative Orthopaedic Research Laboratory in the Department of Clinical Studies at the University Of Pennsylvania School Of Veterinary Medicine. Expert trained in both human and veterinary medicine, and completed an internship, residency and lectureship in large animal/equine surgery. He is a member of the UPENN ULAR Veterinary Care Advisory Board as well as the UPENN IACUC, and is very involved in animal welfare and regulatory issues at the University level. His primary interests are in clinical orthopaedic trauma, joints, spine, and CMF with a particular interest in the application of novel materials for functional restoration of the musculoskeletal system. In 2005 he started to develop a training program to provide an incubator environment across traditional academic boundaries for undergraduate and graduate education in orthopedic translational and regulatory R&D. He has developed an expertise in large animal surgical models for device development and evaluation, musculoskeletal tissue replacement and repair. These animal models have been developed through numerous funding sources, including both private industry and federal funding agencies. He has a significant amount of experience with developing animal models through discussions with cross-functional groups in the orthopedic biotech arena. Expert continues to develop and refine large animal models to improve the predictability of clinical outcome in orthopedic large animal models as novel therapies are being translated from bench-to-bedside. He has worked as a study director/project manager for over six years, designing and writing preclinical protocols to match the requirements of multidisciplinary core teams. He has interfaced with regulatory colleagues in the submission of GLP (21CFR58 & 21CFR11)/Pivotal studies to the FDA and coordinated the preclinical requirements of these submissions in GLP/Pivotal studies.

veterinary orthopedics


fracture fixation


orthopedic implant


medical device product development


translational medicine


Good Laboratory Practice


regulatory organization

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Expert may consult nationally and internationally, and is also local to the following cities: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania;  Allentown, Pennsylvania;  Reading, Pennsylvania;  Bethlehem, Pennsylvania;  Newark, New Jersey;  Elizabeth, New Jersey;  Trenton, New Jersey;  Camden, New Jersey;  Wilmington, Delaware;  and Baltimore, Maryland.

Year   Degree   Subject   Institution  
1996   VMD   Veterinary Medicine   Expert's Firm  

Work History:
Years   Employer   Department   Title   Responsibilities

2004 to


Expert's Firm


Vet Med Department of Clinical Studies New Bolton Center


Staff Veterinarian


Dir Translational Orthopaedic Research Penn Vet CORL. He directs the daily activities and functions as a Study Director for regulated and non-regulated nonclinical studies. He has trained numerous fellows, residents, veterinary students and pre-vet students in translational orthopaedic research and has raised close to US$10 million in research funding through biotech industry and foundations. He is a consulting surgeon with various industry-led ventures in orthopaedic trauma, spine and sports medicine.

2000 to 2004




Department of Clinical Studies New Bolton Center


Lecturer in Surgery


He was a member of the surgery staff at the George D. Widener Hospital for Large Animals seeing both elective and emergency large animal patients.

1997 to 2000


Expert's Firm


Department of Clinical Studies New Bolton Center


Surgery Resident


House officer of the section of surgery seeing elective and emergency patients with senior clinicians of the George D. Widener Hospital for Large Animals

1996 to 1997


Rood and Riddel Equine Hospital



Hospital Intern in Medicine and Surgery


Intern in surgery, anesthesia and medicine seeing elective and emergency patients with senior clinicians of the Rood and Riddle Equine Hospital Lexington, KY

Career Accomplishments:

AAEP, ORS, SFBM, OARSI, Spine Arthroplasty Society, Academy for Surgical Research



Professional Appointments

Voting member UPENN IACUC (Philadelphia) Voting member Association for the Study of Internal Fixation Veterinary Care Commission (AOVAC Davos)

Publications and Patents Summary

Extensively published in the field of orthopedics 2 Patents (Spine) 1 Patent application (Anti-infective Technology)

Selected Publications and Publishers  
 - Elsevier Ltd  

Consulting Services:
Selected Consulting Examples:
  • He has guided several nucleus pulposus replacement technologies through the preclinical phases, of which all have started clinical trials.
  • He has managed a multitude of pivotal regulatory preclinical trials which required model development and validation prior to the pivotal study of which >80% have been successfully introduced in clinical practice.
  • He has advised various entities in development of clinically relevant animal models to meet scientific and regulatory metrics
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International Experience:
Years   Country / Region   Summary
2004 to   Switzerland   Collaboration on spine research at the University of Zuerich.
2005 to   Italy   Collaboration in spine research at the University of Milan and Ospedale Reuniti Bergamo
2009 to 2011   Netherlands   Advisor in nonclinical trials for ACL / meniscus technologies to meet regulatory objectives (FDA).
2011 to 2011   USA-EU   Due diligence analysis / technology evaluation of orthopedic therapies (sports medicine)

Language Skills:
Foreign Language  

Market Research:
Surgeon Consultant for orthopedic device R&D using Large Animal Models. Critical path study design, execution and management for regulated nonclinical trials. Leading cross-disciplinary teams in orthopedic device R&D

Click the green button above to contact Expert for a free initial screening call regarding your marketing research, industry research, and company research needs.  For research needs involving multiple experts or secondary research, a Research Director can be assigned to coordinate the work into a custom report for you as a potentially quicker and more cost effective alternative to doing this work yourself or hiring a boutique consultancy.  Remember, your initial screening call to speak with Expert is free.

Additional Skills and Services:

AO/ASIF Courses for Large Animals. Regulatory courses with emphasis on 21CFR part 58 and part 11 compliance. Initiated and directed GLP due diligence analyses FDA Clinical Investigator Training Courses Wharton Executive Education 2011-

Supplier and Vendor Location and Selection

Sourcing of study material to GLP compliant entities for bioanalytical, histopathological and histomorphometrical analyses


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