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

Jan
9
Fri
2015
4:30 pm MSOP – Rochester, NY @ University of Rochester Medical School
MSOP – Rochester, NY @ University of Rochester Medical School
Jan 9 @ 4:30 pm – 8:00 pm
We are pleased to announce a Medical Student Outreach Program in Rochester, NY which will take place at University of Rochester Medical School on January 9, 2015. We will be holding our MSOP event for medical students in the greater[...]
Jan
10
Sat
2015
8:30 am POP – Rochester, NY @ University of Rochester Medical School
POP – Rochester, NY @ University of Rochester Medical School
Jan 10 @ 8:30 am – 3:30 pm
We are pleased to announce a Perry Outreach Program in Rochester, New York which will take place at University of Rochester Medical School on January 10, 2015. We will be holding our POP event for high[...]
Jan
16
Fri
2015
4:30 pm USOP – Royal Oak, MI @ Beaumont Health System
USOP – Royal Oak, MI @ Beaumont Health System
Jan 16 @ 4:30 pm – 8:00 pm
We are pleased to announce an Undergraduate Student Outreach Program in Royal Oak, MI which will take place at the Beaumont Hospital on January 16. 2015. We will be holding our USOP event for college students in[...]
Jan
17
Sat
2015
8:30 am POP – Royal Oak, MI @ Beaumont Health System
POP – Royal Oak, MI @ Beaumont Health System
Jan 17 @ 8:30 am – 3:30 pm
We are pleased to announce a Perry Outreach Program in Royal Oak, Michigan which will take place at Beaumont Hospital on January 17, 2015. We will be holding our POP event for high school students in the[...]
Jan
23
Fri
2015
4:30 pm MSOP – San Francisco, CA @ UCSF Sports Medicine Center
MSOP – San Francisco, CA @ UCSF Sports Medicine Center
Jan 23 @ 4:30 pm – 8:00 pm
We are pleased to announce a Medical Student Outreach Program in San Francisco, California which will take place at UCSF on January 23, 2015. We will be holding our MSOP event for medical students in the greater San Francisco area. Women in[...]

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