Who We Are

Jenni Buckley, PhD

Co-Founder & Executive Director

Dr. Buckley is an Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering at University of Delaware. She is also the Chief Scientific Officer of The Taylor Collaboration at St. Mary’s Medical Center in San Francisco and an Assistant Adjunct Professor at University of California, San Francisco.

 

Lisa Lattanza, MD

Co-Founder & President, Board of Directors

Dr. Lattanza is a Board-Certified Orthopaedic Surgeon and Associate Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). She is the Chief of the Division of Hand, Elbow, and Upper Extremity Surgery at UCSF, and she also practices at Shriner’s Children’s Hospital of Northern California in Sacramento.

 

 

A. Sue Carlisle, PhD, MD

Member at Large, Board of Directors

Dr. Carlisle has been the Associate Dean for the School of Medicine at San Francisco General Hospital (SFGH) since 2004 and is a Professor of Anesthesia and Medicine. She earned her MD at the University of Pennsylvania and her PhD at Tulane University.

 

Dawn Elliott, PhD

Member at Large, Board of Directors

Dr. Dawn Elliott holds a PhD in Biomedical Engineering from Duke University.  After over a decade in Orthopaedic Surgery at the University of Pennsylvania, she is currently Professor and Director of Biomedical Engineering at the University of Delaware.  Her research is in biomechanics of fibrous soft tissues including the intervertebral disc.

 

Michelle James, MD

Treasurer, Board of Directors

Dr. James is the Chief of the Department of Orthpaedic Surgery at Shriners Hospitals for Children – Sacramento, and she is also the Chief of the Division of Pediatric Orthopaedic Surgery at UC Davis Children’s Hospital.

Anette Karlsson, PhD

Member at Large, Board of Directors
Dr. Karlsson is the Dean of the Fenn College of Engineering and a Professor of Mechanical Engineering at Cleveland State University. Dr. Karlsson research interests focus on thermo-mechanical properties of advanced materials primarily used in clean energy production. She has published over 60 peer-reviewed international journal articles. Dr. Karlsson is a Fellow of the American Society of Mechanical Engineering.

 

Virginia Klausmeier, MS

Member at Large, Board of Directors
Ms. Klausmeier holds a BS in Chemistry and MS in Biomechanics from the University of Oregon. She is the Co-Founder and CEO of Sylvatex Biofuels and has a strong background in both the biotechnology and biofuels industries.

 

Amy Ladd, MD

Member at Large, Board of Directors
Dr. Ladd is a Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery and Plastic Surgery at Stanford University and has a clinical practice that includes surgery of the hand and upper limb, with an emphasis in reconstructive surgery, pediatric surgery, and wrist fractures. Her current research focuses on novel imaging techniques to investigate and treat the very common arthritis of the base of the thumb. Dr. Ladd serves as Chief of the Robert A. Chase Hand & Upper Limb Center; Hand Clinic Chief, Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital at Stanford; Fellowship Director, Stanford Hand & Upper Extremity Fellowship; and as Consultant to the Rheumatology Clinic, Stanford University Medical Center.

 

Meredith May, MS

Member at Large, Board of Directors
With a BS in Biomedical Engineering from Tulane University and a Masters Degree in Entrepreneurship from University of Florida, Ms. May has worked in process development, risk analysis and validation of manufacturing processes. Meredith is currently VP of Engineering and Regulatory Affairs for Atlas Spine, Inc. and assists orthopedic companies through testing and regulatory requirements as a specialist for Empirical Testing Corp.

 

 

Mary O’Connor, MD

Member at Large, Board of Directors

Dr. O’Connor is Chair of the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at the Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville, FL. She is an Associate Professor of Orthopaedics at the Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and member of the Executive Operations Team at Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville, Florida.

 

Aenor Sawyer, MD

Member at Large, Board of Directors

Dr. Sawyer holds a BS in Physical Therapy from California State University Fresno, an MS in Human Physiology, and her MD from the University of California, Davis. She has a busy private practice, specializing in pediatric orthopaedics, in the San Francisco East Bay. She is also an Assistant Clinical Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery at UCSF.

 

 

Upcoming Events

May
3
Sat
2014
8:30 am POP – St Louis, MO @ Washington University in St Louis
POP – St Louis, MO @ Washington University in St Louis
May 3 @ 8:30 am – 3:30 pm
We are pleased to announce a Perry Outreach Program in St Louis, MO which will take place at Washington University in St Louis School of [...]
May
17
Sat
2014
8:30 am POP – Cleveland, OH @ Cleveland State University
POP – Cleveland, OH @ Cleveland State University
May 17 @ 8:30 am – 3:30 pm
We are pleased to announce a Perry Outreach Program in Cleveland, OH which will take place at Cleveland State University on May 17, 2014. We [...]
May
31
Sat
2014
8:30 am POP – New York City, NY @ Hospital for Special Surgery
POP – New York City, NY @ Hospital for Special Surgery
May 31 @ 8:30 am – 3:30 pm
We are pleased to announce a Perry Outreach Program in New York City which will take place at Hospital for Special Surgery on May 31, [...]
Jun
13
Fri
2014
4:00 pm POP – Yakima, WA @ Yakima Valley Memorial Hospital
POP – Yakima, WA @ Yakima Valley Memorial Hospital
Jun 13 @ 4:00 pm – Jun 14 @ 3:30 pm
We are pleased to announce a Perry Outreach Program in Yakima, WA which will take place at Yakima Valley Memorial Hospital on June 14, 2014. [...]

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