Stephen Brockmeier, MD Associate Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery; Team Physician University of Virginia Athletics; Associate Team Physician, James Madison University Athletics; Dr. Brockmeier has ongoing basic science and clinical research in a number of areas primarily involving the shoulder and knee. Areas of interest include techniques for the management of biceps tendon pathology, biologic and structural augmentation of rotator cuff repair, management of shoulder instability in the contact or overhead athlete, and advancement in the techniques and outcomes of conventional/reverse total shoulder arthroplasty. He was awarded a UVa Research and Development grant for a cadaveric biomechanical investigation of a novel technique for tenodesis of the long head biceps tendon. He is currently the Principle Investigator for two funded studies, one evaluating stemless total shoulder arthroplasty and one investigating outcomes and healing by ultrasound after biceps tenodesis. He served as Deputy Editor for the Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery Sports Medicine Highlights, serves on the Editorial board for two subspecialty journals, and has presented research and been educational faculty at many national meetings including AAOS and AOSSM. He has authored numerous peer-reviewed articles, book chapters, and review articles in the areas of sports medicine and shoulder reconstruction.
Eric W. Carson, MD Associate Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery; Research interests include osteochondral injuries, ligament grafts, shoulder instability, articular cartilage matrix degradation, biomechanics, anatomy, physiology and cartilage research.
David Diduch, MD A. R. Shands Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery; Head Orthopaedic Team Physician University of Virginia Athletics. Shoulder and knee surgery. Dr. Diduch is very active in translational and clinical research, with over 20 projects currently ongoing in his division. Areas of interest include: 1. articular cartilage repair for damaged knee cartilage. Enrolling in multi-center clinical trial; 2. a novel, implantable spring device for the knee to unload arthritic joints. Enrolling in a multi-center clinical trial; 3. development and studying new devices and methods to fix or tenodese the biceps tendon in the shoulder; 4. improved techniques in ACL reconstruction, meniscal repair, and rotator cuff repair; 5. Enrolling in a prospective, randomized trial to evaluate pain control with injection of a local anesthetic following knee arthroscopy.
F. Winston Gwathmey, MD Assistant Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery; Associate Team Physican University of Virginia Athletics, Associate Team Physician James Madison University Athletics; Dr. Gwathmey is an editor for the prestigious Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery. and has edited numerous textbooks including DeLee and Drez’s Principles of Sports Medicine. He has authored numerous book chapters and peer-reviewed articles and has presented research at national meetings including the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgery and the Arthroscopy Association of North America. Research interests include: 1) Femoroacetabular impingement and the mechanics and pathomechanics of the hip joint; 2) ACL injury; 3) Multiple ligament knee injuries and knee dislocation; 4) Shoulder instability.
Mark Miller, MD S. Ward Casscells Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery, Head Orthopaedic Team Physician for the FCS National Champion JMU Dukes, and UVA Sports Medicine Division Head. Dr. Miller is an internationally renown surgeon with expertise in complex knee surgery to include revision ACL reconstruction and multiple ligament knee injuries. He has published over 150 peer-reviewed papers in prestigious journals including The Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery (where he served as the Deputy Editor for Sports Medicine) and The American Journal of Sports Medicine (where he is a member of the Editorial Board). He has also published 30 textbooks including the “best selling” Review of Orthopaedics, now in its 7th Edition. Dr. Miller was recently awarded the prestigious George D. Rovere Award for Education by the American Orthpaedic Society for Sports Medicine (AOSSM). He is a former chairman of three different committees for the AOSSM and is also active in the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgery. Dr. Miller is the Founder and Director of the Miller Review Course–the most popular orthopaedic review course in the world. He has received recognition as a top sports medicine surgeon by several agencies to include Orthpaedics Weekly and Becker’s. Dr. Miller is actively researching ACL tunnel positioning, revision ACL surgery, meniscal repair techniques, and Knee multiple ligament surgery.
Brian C. Werner, MD Assistant Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery; Team Physician James Madison University Athletics. Dr. Werner has a significant interest in clinical, biomechanical and translational basic science research, and has published over 90 peer-reviewed papers on a wide variety of orthopaedic topics and has presented his research locally, regionally and nationally over 200 times. He has won numerous national awards for his research. Dr. Werner has ongoing basic science, biomechanical and clinical research in a number of areas, with a focus on the knee and shoulder. His current interests include clinical outcomes after knee and shoulder surgery, shoulder arthroplasty outcomes, biomechanical and cadaveric studies of the knee and shoulder, cartilage injury and repair, and large database research. He serves as a reviewer for the Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery – American Volume, American Journal of Sports Medicine and Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery.
Joseph Hart, PhD Assistant Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery. Patients who opt for reconstruction after anterior cruciate ligament injury often want to remain active. Unfortunately, these patients often experience early-onset osteoarthritis. My research focus, which builds from my student experience and my research in patient-oriented outcomes, aims to help patients with major knee injuries or surgery achieve their goals and lead a healthy lifestyle. Central to this research is identification modifiable neuromuscular factors that may expose patients to risk during activity and exercise, the development of translational therapies and rehabilitation strategies, and intervening in these patients early and often after major knee joint injuries.