Matthew P. Abdel, M.D.


Matthew P. Abdel, M.D. is a Professor of Orthopedic Surgery at the Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Consultant of Adult Reconstruction at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN.  Given his surgical expertise in periprosthetic joint infections, Dr Abdel also has a joint appointment in the Division of Infectious Diseases, Department of Internal Medicine. 


Dr Abdel completed his adult hip and knee reconstruction fellowship at the Hospital for Special Surgery in New York City, where he was awarded the Excellence in Clinical Research Award.  He then completed the Müller Foundation/Hip Society European Fellowship in Hip Surgery, visiting multiple centres in Europe.  Dr Abdel completed his internship and residency at the Mayo Clinic, where he served as a chief resident and received the Mark B. Coventry Clinical Research Award (twice), PJ Kelly Basic Science Research Award (twice), and Chief Resident Outstanding Clinician Award. 


In addition, he received his M.S. in Biomedical Sciences from the Mayo Graduate School.  Dr Abdel completed the prestigious Insall Traveling Fellowship, visiting multiple centres in North America.  As Director of the Genetic Host Variation Laboratory, his research focuses on the genetic expression profiles of people predisposed to arthrofibrosis, osteolysis, metal reactions, and deep periprosthetic infections through the use of both animal models and human trials. 


For his research, Dr Abdel was recently awarded the highest honour from the National Institutes of Health (NIH), a prestigious R01 grant to study arthrofibrosis after total knee arthroplasty (2018 – 2022).  He has also been the recipient of the AAHKS Dorr Award, (2018), Hip Society Aufranc Award (2017), Knee Society Coventry Award twice (2019 and 2014), ORS/OREF Travel Award in Orthopaedic Research Translation (2014), and OREF-Stryker Grant (2017).  He has authored over 200 peer-reviewed publications, 40 book chapters, and is the Editor of a recent arthroplasty book.  Dr Abdel currently serves on the Editorial Board of Bone and Joint Journal (BJJ).  In addition, he is a reviewer for Clinical Orthopaedics and Related Research (CORR), Journal of Arthroplasty (JOA), and the Journal of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (JAAOS). 



Paul E. Beaulé

Paul E. Beaulé MD FRCSC specializes in joint preserving surgery of the hip as well as arthroplasty of the hip and knee. After completing a medical doctorate and residency training at the University of Ottawa, he pursued his fellowship training at University of California, Los Angeles and the University of Southern California.

Currently, he has been Professor of Surgery since 2012 and Head of adult reconstruction unit at the University of Ottawa and the Ottawa Hospital since 2005 and Head of the Division of Orthopaedic Surgery since 2015. He is an active member of multiple organizations dedicated to basic and clinical research of the hips, including the Hip Society, the International Hip Society, and the Academic Network for Conservative Hip Outcome Research (ANCHOR). He is a recipient of several prestigious awards, including the William H. Harris Award, and the Hip Society Aufranc and Charnley Award.

Dr Beaulé has published over 190 refereed papers, 250 abstracts and has given more than 145 lectures and workshops in several areas in orthopaedic research, including research program on the young adult with pre-arthritic hip pain, kinematics and kinetics motion analysis of patients suffering from hip arthritis, and non-invasive cartilage imaging of the hip joint. 


Scott Andrew Brumby PhD, FRACS, FAOrthA, BM BS

Dr Brumby is an Orthopaedic Surgeon at Wakefield Orthopaedic Clinic, Adelaide, Australia, specialising in primary and revision hip and knee joint arthroplasty. The clinic performs over 2000 arthroplasties annually.

He obtained his Orthopaedic Fellowship in 1999 after having completed a PhD under the guidance of Professor Donald Howie investigating the biomechanics of cemented hip arthroplasty in 1997. Awarded the Marjorie Hopper Travelling Fellowship, the Mark Jolly Travelling Fellowship and the Johnson and Johnson Joint Replacement Fellowship he travelled and studied in Switzerland, Sweden, England and at Harvard Medical School, USA.

Dr Brumby has a strong interest in evidence-based surgery and he is actively involved in reviewing data from the Australian Orthopaedic Association National Joint Replacement Registry and has been a regular member of the Arthroplasty Society of Australia surgeon review panel. He is actively involved in arthroplasty education and surgical training within the Asia Pacific region and internationally.

He has an interest in surgical instruments and operating room efficiency and is presently a hip design surgeon with Amplitude Australia.


Mustafa Citak, MD, PhD

Dr Mustafa Citak is a consultant orthopaedic surgeon at ENDO-Klinik and the head of the Research Department as well as the Fellowship Director for the International Office of Fellowships & Observerships.

His specializes primarily in hip and knee orthopaedics, as well as incomplete aseptic revision replacement surgeries in the field of arthroplasty.

He completed his residency in the Department of General and Trauma Surgery at Berufsgenossenschaftliches Universitätsklinikum in Bochum, Germany, where he worked as a consultant until October 2016. He also completed a Research Fellowship at the Hospital for Special Surgery in New York, USA. In 2016, he successfully attained his postdoctoral habilitation qualification for outstanding research work at the Ruhr-University Bochum, where he is a university teacher for medical students. 

Dr Citak has published more than 130 peer-reviewed articles and book chapters in numerous highly-ranked journals, including The Lancet Infectious Diseases, The American Journal of Sports Medicine, The Journal of Arthroplasty, The Bone and Joint Surgery American, Clinical Orthopaedics and Related Research, Knee Surgery Sports Traumatology Arthroscopy and Bone and Joint Journal. In 2013 and 2018, he was one of the selected delegates for the world’s largest Consensus Meeting concerning periprosthetic infections, which took place in Philadelphia. He has also been honoured with numerous awards for his research work, including the “Evidenced-Based-Medicine Award” of the German Orthopaedic and Trauma Society.


Prof. Dr Kristoff Corten

Professor Dr Kristoff Corten is a high volume hip surgeon with a special focus on muscle sparing reconstructive and joint preservative surgery of the hip. He specialized in anterior approach primary and revision THA surgery. 


Within his doctoral research, he developed a systematic capsular releasing sequence to safely conduct the anterior approach on a regular OR table. He defended his PhD-manuscript successfully in 2014. Following his doctoral dissertation, he developed the Efficient SurgerY (ESY)-concept that focusses on increased OR flow processes for standardized surgical procedures such as THA and TKA. As a result, he developed the Efficient Direct Anterior (EDA) hip replacement procedure which is a safe, cost-effective and reproducible THA procedure with a significant reduction in a postoperative inflammatory response. Currently, this highly efficient procedure is being introduced globally in many hospitals by DEO (


Professor Corten is the (co-)author of 50 scientific papers and lectures every year in multiple international meetings such as the AAOS, EFORT and ICJR meeting. He has installed innovative training modules for surgical teams to adopt the EDA hip such as the ESY-concept website ( As an entrepreneur, he designed innovative surgical tools that improve the OR workflow efficiency such as the Gripper (MedEnvision) and the EsySuit (MedEnvision)( Professor Corten is highly involved in multi-disciplinary hands-on training of surgical teams and has welcomed every year between more than 80 surgical teams in his hospital facilities every year for live surgeon-to-surgeon training.  




Prof. Rob Nelissen, MD, PhD

Rob Nelissen is professor and chairman department Orthopaedics of the Leiden University Medical Center (LUMC). Title doctorate thesis (1995): ‘Fundamental aspects of the clinical evaluation of total joint prosthesis’.

After his orthopaedic training (Leiden), he finished a Total Joint Fellowship in the USA (1993). 2005 Professor Experimental Orthopaedics. 2006 Chairman and professor Orthopaedics LUMC. 2016 Medical Delta Professor at the Delft University of Technology, Department of Biomechanical Engineering.

He was president of the Netherlands Orthopaedic Association (2016-2018). He is the co-founder, current chairman of the Dutch Arthroplasty Register (LROI) which is the third-largest implant registry worldwide (> 670.000 implants, completeness 99%). The LROI is a quality and traceability Register of implant surgery and patient outcome. He is chairman of N.O.R.E. (Network Orthopaedic Registries of Europe) an EFORT (European Federation Orthopaedics) committee.

He initiated and performs healthcare evaluation programs. He is a steering group member of the OECD on the patient outcome with hip and knee implants. He published over 250 peer-reviewed articles, with a focus on healthcare evaluation and prognostic modelling and optimizing outcome in arthroplasty patients. He was a supervisor of over 30 PhD students in the past. Currently, 10 PhD students are supervised.



Jairo Alonso Rincón Hoyos, M.D.

Hip Surgeon
Organización Sanitas Internacional
Universidad El Bosque


Dr Rincón was born in Bogotá, Colombia. He trained as an Orthopaedic Surgeon at El Bosque University,  followed by a clinical fellowship on hip and knee replacement at the same University in Bogotá. Subsequently, he completed further training in hip arthroscopy at the Hospital Monhinos de Vento and the Complexo Hospitalar Santa Casa in Porto Alegre, Brazil.

Dr. Rincón has participated as a guest speaker at the First Lyon Hip Arthroplasty Congress (LHA), The International Congress of the Latin American Society of Orthopedics (SLAOT) and in the Latin American Meeting of Hip and Knee Surgeons (ELCCR), where he won in the free work category in 2011 and in the e-poster category in 2013, in this same event. Recently he won the award for best research work at the Colombian Orthopaedic Surgery Society (SCCOT) congress in 2018.


Dr Rincón is currently involved in research projects related to hip pathology and is head of the Orthopaedic Research Group of Sanitas University and a clinical professor of Hip Surgery at El Bosque and Sanitas Universities in Bogotá.


His main interest is research-oriented towards diagnosis and treatment of hip pathologies, in order to offer his patients solutions with his characteristic kindness.




Eduardo Agustin Salvati, MD


1. Clinical Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery, Weill Medical School of Cornell University

2. Attending Orthopaedic Surgeon, Hospital for Special Surgery and the New York-Presbyterian Hospital

3. Director Emeritus Hip and Knee Service, Hospital for Special Surgery


1. John Charnley Memorial Lecture

2. Jorge Galante Lecture

3. Arthur Steindler Memorial Lecture

4. Past President of the American Hip Society

5. Past Secretary-Treasurer of the International Hip Society

6. Dec 2, 2015, Buenos Aires, Argentina

Presidential Guest Speaker of the Asociacion Argentina de Ortopedia y Traumatologia

Inaugural lecture “45 years of advancement in the prevention of thromboembolism following THR”



1. THE HIP SOCIETY-FRANK STINCHFIELD AWARD, 1985.  “Reimplantation for salvage of the infected hip:  Rationale for the use of Gentamicin impregnated cement and beads”

2. PHILIP D. WILSON AWARD, 1986. “A histologic and quantitative analysis of metallic wear in failed metallic/ultra-high molecular weight polyethene THR” HSS Alumni Association

3. PHILIP D. WILSON AWARD, 1989, “A randomized double-blind trial of fixed-dose intravenous intraoperative Heparin on deep vein thrombosis during total hip arthroplasty”

4. THE HIP SOCIETY-OTTO AUFRANC AWARD, 1991. “Intraoperative heparin thromboembolic prophylaxis in primary total hip replacement: A prospective, randomized, controlled clinical study”

5. THE AMERICAN ORTHOPAEDIC ASSOCIATION-106th ANNUAL MEETING, AOA-ZIMMER ANNUAL TRAVEL AWARDS, COMPETITION FOR ORTHOPAEDIC RESIDENTS AND FELLOWS 1993 “Generation of polyethene and metal debris from the non-articulating surfaces of modular acetabular components in THA”

6. PHILIP D. WILSON AWARD, 1993 “Synovial fluid metal levels in modular versus non-modular femoral stems”

7. THE CHARNLEY HIP SOCIETY AWARD, 1995 “Thrombogenesis during total hip replacement”

8. EASTERN ORTHOPAEDIC ASSOCIATION AWARD, 1999 “Effect of preoperative donation of autologous blood on deep venous thrombosis in total hip arthroplasty.”

9. BEST POSTER on the International Symposium on Thrombosis, “Effect of preoperative autologous blood donation on deep vein thrombosis after total hip replacement. Florence, Italy, 2001

10. THE CHARNLEY HIP SOCIETY AWARD-   2005 “Heritable thrombophilia and development of thromboembolic disease following total hip arthroplasty”

11. 2006 Life Time Achievement Award of the Arthritis Foundation

12. THE NICOLAS ANDRY AWARD- 2007. “Three Decades of Clinical, Basic and Applied Research on Thromboembolic Disease after Total Hip Arthroplasty”.

13. 2007 Lifetime Achievement Award of the Hospital for Special Surgery


Over 300 Peer-Reviewed Publications




James Patterson Waddell C.M., MD, FRCSC

Professor, Department of Surgery, University of Toronto


Dr James Waddell graduated from the University of Alberta Medical School.  He did his postgraduate training in orthopaedic surgery at the University of Toronto and assumed a staff position at St. Michael’s Hospital, a fully affiliated hospital with the University of Toronto. 


He has occupied a number of positions at St. Michael’s Hospital including  Surgeon-in-Chief and Director of the Trauma Program.  He was an examiner for the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada for 11 years, the last six as the Chief Examiner in Orthopaedics.  He was also an examiner for many years for the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery and continues to examine for the SICOT diploma. 


At the University of Toronto, he was appointed the Professor & Chairman of the Division of Orthopaedic Surgery, completing a 10-year term in June of 2006.


He has also occupied a number of positions in the Canadian Orthopaedic Association culminating in the Presidency.  He also acted as the Coordinator for the Canadian National Action Network for the Bone and Joint Decade for the 10 years of the decade; he was recently made a Member of the Order of Canada in recognition of his work in orthopaedic education and establishment of best practices.


He continues to be in active practice primarily focusing on joint replacement surgery as well as traumatology and is currently the Chair of the Expert Panel for Orthopaedic Surgery for the Province of Ontario. 


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