Surgeon Advisory Board
Przemysław Lubiatowski, MD, PhD
Head of the Traumatology and Sports Biomechanics Laboratory in the Department of Traumatology, Orthopedics and Hand Surgery at Poznań University of Medical Sciences,
Medical director of Rehasport Clinic FIFA Medical Centre of Excellence and member of the Board of Directors
The world-famous orthopedist specializing in the treatment of diseases and injuries of the upper limb at Rehasport Clinic FIFA Medical Centre of Excellence.
Przemysław Lubiatowski has completed internships at several medical centres in the United States (Clevlend, Pittsburg and Rockford Orthopedic Associates) as well as in Edinburgh, Paris and Vienna. He was a fellow of the Kosciuszko Foundation and the European Society for Shoulder and Elbow Surgery. Membership: Polish Society of Orthopaedics and Traumatology, Polish Society of Hand Surgery, European Society of Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons, European Societies of Wrist Arthroscopy, Federation of European Societies of Hand Surgery.
In 2021, the President of the 29th Congress of the European Society for Surgery of the Shoulder and Elbow SECEC-ESSE, which was held in Poland for the first time in history. Przemysław Lubiatowski has also served as Chairman of the Shoulder and Elbow Surgery Section of the Polish Orthopedic and Traumatological Society and President of the Polish Shoulder and Elbow Society.
Tomasz Piontek, MD, PhD
Author of modern surgical techniques such as articular cartilage and meniscus regeneration (AMIC),
International trainer of arthroscopic knee and hip surgical techniques
Tomasz Piontek, MD, is a specialist in orthopedics and traumatology of musculoskeletal organs, particularly in knee, hip, ankle and foot surgery and muscle injuries. He is an international trainer of surgical techniques for arthroscopy of the knee, ankle and hip joint, and is the author of modern surgical techniques including articular cartilage regeneration (AMIC) and meniscus regeneration (AMMR). He began his studies at the Faculty of Medicine in Warsaw, but ultimately his academic career was associated with the Karol Marcinkowski Medical University in Poznań, where he defended his habilitation in 2015.
He has been associated with Rehasport since 2004. He is a member of the Polish Society of Orthopedics and Traumatology and the Polish Society of Arthroscopy, where he serves as president. He is actively involved in international organizations such as: ICRS (International Cartilage Regeneration and Joint Preservation Society), ISACOS (International Sports Traumatology Society), ESSKA (European Society of Sports Traumatology and Knee Surgery), ESSKA (AFAS ESSKA- Society for Ankle Joint and Foot Arthroscopy), ISHA (International Society for Hip Arthroscopy), Polish Arthroscopy Society, President 2021-2023.
Tomasz Piontek is an advocate and promoter of meniscus treatment. For more than 10 years he has been performing surgeries with a collagen membrane, giving much better long-term results. He shares his knowledge, developed techniques and experience with hundreds of specialists from around the world at international conferences. In 2021, he took over as CEO of the newly founded SNACE School of Arthroscopy, a place where doctors of all levels can learn about innovative treatment methods and most importantly - receive hands-on training.
To his credit, he has more than 40 scientific papers and participated in lectures at nearly 100 conferences.
Scott W. Trenhaile, MD
Clinical assistant professor and orthopedic surgeon at OrthoIllinois
Dr. Trenhaile’s goal is to provide with the highest quality specialty orthopedic care available. He is absolutely committed to utilizing the most advanced standards and technologies to help you achieve the best outcome possible.After completing his surgical residency and the additional subspecialty training of an arthroscopic surgery and sports medicine fellowship, Dr. Trenhaile has remained actively involved in continuing medical education, research, and the development of advanced surgical technique. In 2007 Dr. Trenhaile developed a revolutionary less-invasive technique for repairing massive rotator cuff tears that is less traumatic, reduces operating time and encourages faster recovery. In 2009 he invented and co-developed the world’s first all-arthroscopic biceps tenodesis technique and system.
Ivan Wong, MD
Co-director of the Joint Preservation, Sports Medicine and Arthroscopy Fellowship program in Halifax, Canada, Orthopedic surgeon at Dalhousie Arthroscopy & Sports Medicine
Dr. Ivan Wong is a highly accomplished orthopedic surgeon and Professor at Dalhousie University in Halifax, Canada. He holds positions as Professor in both the School of Health and Human Performance and the School of Physiotherapy, and co-directs the Joint Preservation, Sports Medicine and Arthroscopy Fellowship program. Dr. Wong specializes in minimally invasive arthroscopic surgeries of the shoulder, hip, and knee. He has published over 150 peer-reviewed papers and is a frequent speaker on surgical technique and research at conferences globally. Dr. Wong has received numerous awards for his innovation and research in shoulder instability, including the Stephen S. Burkhart Shoulder Innovation Research Award and the Canadian Orthopaedic Foundation J. Edouard Samson Award. He is also well known for his virtual teaching methods, and has taught the AAGR technique to many surgeons by live streaming surgeries from his OR.
Rick F. Papandrea, MD
Orthopedic surgeon at the Orthopaedic Associates of Wisconsin
Dr. Papandrea graduated from UW-Madison Medical School in 1992. His residency was completed at Mt. Sinai in Cleveland, Ohio. He then went to Boston for a one year adult and pediatric hand/upper extremity fellowship at Harvard. Adult shoulder and elbow fellowship training followed at the Mayo Clinic. He is board certified in Orthopaedics, Hand Surgery, and Sports Medicine.
He joined Orthopaedic Associates of WI in 1999. His elective practice is limited to the upper extremity, and while much of his practice has migrated to shoulder surgery, he has remained passionate and invested in complex elbow intervention. His practice is ¼ of the clinical experience for the Milwaukee Hand and Upper Extremity Fellowship based at the Medical College of WI.
His current areas of interest include arthroscopic elbow fracture fixation, elbow hemiarthroplasty for fracture, computer navigation and 3D printing/imaging.
Bruno Gobbato, MD
Director of Information Technology for the Brazilian Orthopaedic Society and consultant for the Brazilian Shoulder and Elbow Society,
Dr. Gobbato is a fellowship-trained shoulder and elbow surgeon and Professor of Orthopedic Surgery at IDOMED in Jaraguá do Sul, Brazil. An avid teacher and learner, he is passionate about everything related to innovation in orthopedics and shoulder surgery. Dr. Gobbato is a renaissance man of the digital era and in his free time enjoys experimenting with 3D printing, mixed reality, virtual reality, robotics, and computer programming, almost all of which is self-taught.
John Erickson, M.D.
Orthopedic surgeon with expertise in shoulder, elbow, wrist and hand procedures at Atlantic Medical Group Orthopedics in New Providence, New Jersey
He completed his medical degree at Rutgers-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School where he won the Rudy Camishion Award for Academic Excellence in Surgery. He remained at Rutgers for his orthopedic surgery residency, where he earned the Orthopedic Surgery Resident of the Year Award and was nominated to AOA's Emerging Leaders Program.
Following residency, Dr. Erickson completed a hand and upper extremity fellowship at the NYU Hospital for Joint Diseases, a shoulder surgery fellowship in Lyon, France, with renowned experts Gilles Walch, Arnaud Godeneche and Lionel Neyton at the Centre Orthopedique Santy, and a third fellowship with one of New Zealand's most high-volume and well-published upper extremity surgeons, Dr. Peter Poon.
Dr. Erickson has helped pioneer the use of mixed reality in orthopedic surgery and has been involved with some of the earliest published research on the topic.