Program Editors


Thomas P. Schmalzried, M.D.

Dr. Schmalzried is Director of the Joint Replacement Institute at St. Vincent Medical Center. He is a board-certified orthopaedic surgeon specializing in the diagnosis and treatment of diseases of the adult hip and knee, with a focus on total joint replacement. Dr. Schmalzried received his medical degree at UCLA, where he also completed his Residency.  He completed a fellowship in Hip and Implants at Harvard, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA and a fellowship in Joint Reconstruction at UCLA. The author of over one hundred scientific manuscripts, he is a three-time recipient of the John Charnley Award for pioneering research in joint arthroplasty. Dr. Schmalzried is on the editorial review board of several scientific journals and is the Joint Replacement Section Editor for Orthopedics Today, the most widely read orthopaedic periodical.


Javad Parvizi, M.D.

Dr. Parvizi is the director of Clinical Research at the Rothman Institute. Dr. Parvizi completed his medical training in the United Kingdom graduating from University of Sheffield in 1991. He completed his surgical training at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN and fellowship training with Professor Reinhold Ganz in Iselspital, Switzerland. His training also includes a master's degree from the Mayo Foundation in Molecular Biology that involved evaluating bone healing and cartilage repair. He is a member of various societies including the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons and the Orthopaedic Research Society. He is actively involved in basic science research particularly related to Smart Self-Protective Implants that resist infection.


Vincent D. Pellegrini, Jr., M.D.

Dr. Pellegrini previously served as the chairman of the Department of Orthopaedics and Rehabilitation at the Pennsylvania State University, College of Medicine, and the Milton S. Hershey Medical Center, where he was also the C. McCollister Evarts Professor of Orthopaedics. He received his medical degree from the Dartmouth Medical School and completed his general surgery residency at Hartford Hospital. He completed his orthopaedic surgery residency at the University of Rochester Strong Memorial Hospital, where he was chief resident and part of the limb replantation team. Dr. Pellegrini also completed a fellowship in surgery of the hand and upper extremity at the University of Rochester and the Mayo Clinic. In addition to serving on the editorial review board and consultant to several journals, Dr. Pellegrini is currently the editor in chief of "Current Opinion in Orthopaedics" and a member of the board of associate editors for the "Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery."


David S. Hungerford, M.D.

Dr. Hungerford served for 28 years both as chief of the division of arthritis surgery at Hopkins and chief of orthopedics at Good Samaritan Hospital. Dr. Hungerford, who completed his post-graduate training at the University of Rochester in New York, Oxford University in England (as a Girdlestone Fellow) and at Johns Hopkins, is considered to be one of the foremost joint specialists in the world. In addition to his own work in the field, Dr. Hungerford is credited with assembling one of the world's best arthritis divisions, responsible for improving understanding of how a healthy musculoskeletal system functions and how it responds to osteoarthritis and osteonecrosis. To support research efforts, Dr. Hungerford created the National Osteonecrosis Foundation in 1996. In collaboration with the Johns Hopkins Center for Osteonecrosis Research and Education at Good Samaritan, the group has published more than 60 journal articles, 25 chapters, and two books on the disease. Dr. Hungerford's clinical interests include total joint replacement, revision surgeries, diagnosis and treatment of osteonecrosis, and cartilage regeneration.


Michael A. Mont, M.D.

Dr. Mont serves as co-director of the Rubin Institute for Advanced Orthopedics, and the Center for Joint Preservation and Replacement. Dr. Mont completed his medical degree at University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine in Philadelphia, PA. He completed his orthopedic residency at Mount Sinai Medical Center, New York. Dr. Mont received his fellowship training in reconstructive surgery at The Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions where he specialized in complex total joint revisions.  Dr. Mont is involved in multiple professional societies including the Knee Society, Hip Society and the National Osteonecrosis Foundation. He is on the board of editors of multiple journals including the Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery. He has published over 400 articles and book chapters on various aspects of joint reconstruction.


Giles R. Scuderi, M.D.

Giles R. Scuderi, M.D. (Knee Specialist) is a Director of The ISK Institute; Attending Orthopedic Surgeon with Lenox Hill Hospital and the North Shore LIJ Health System; and Associate Clinical Professor of Orthopedic Surgery at Albert Einstein College of Medicine. Dr Scuderi has published extensively in many medical and orthopedic journals and continues to lecture world wide on sports medicine, total knee replacement and surgical reconstruction of the knee. He has edited several textbooks, including “The Patella”, “Sports Medicine: Principles of Primary Care”, “MIS of the Hip and Knee: A Clinical Perspective”, and “Surgical Techniques in Total Knee Arthroplasty”. He serves on the editorial board of The American Journal of Knee Surgery and Techniques in Knee Surgery. Dr. Scuderi is active in The Knee Society where he serves on the Executive Board; the American Orthopaedic Society of Sports Medicine; and the Arthroscopy Association of North America. His practice focuses on all disorders of the sports injured and arthritic knee, and his surgical techniques include arthroscopic, minimally invasive and full open procedures. This interest has lead him to pursue innovative developments in MIS total knee replacement, partial knee replacement, gender specific knee design and revision total knee replacement.