Who We Are

Jenni Buckley, PhD

Co-Founder & Executive Director

Dr. Buckley is an Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering at University of Delaware. She received her Bachelor’s of Engineering (2001) in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Delaware, and her MS (2004) and PhD (2006) in Mechanical Engineering from the University of California, Berkeley, where she worked on computational and experimental methods in spinal biomechanics. Since 2006, her research efforts have focused on the development and mechanical evaluation of medical and rehabilitation devices, particularly orthopaedic, neurosurgical, and pediatric devices. She teaches courses in design, biomechanics, and mechanics at University of Delaware and is heavily involved in K12 engineering education efforts at the local, state, and national levels.

 

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.

 

Thomas Buchanan, PhD

Member at Large, Board of Directors

Thomas S. Buchanan is the George W. Laird Professor of Mechanical Engineering and Biomedical Engineering at the University of Delaware. He served as Chairman of UD’s Department of Mechanical Engineering and as Deputy Dean of the College of Engineering before being appointed the inaugural Director of the Delaware Rehabilitation Institute. Buchanan has served as Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Applied Biomechanics, President of the American Society of Biomechanics, and holds the rank of Fellow in the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME), American Institute of Medical and Biological Engineering (AIMBE), the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) and the American Society of Biomechanics (ASB).

 

A. Sue Carlisle, PhD, MD

Member at Large, Board of Directors

Dr. Carlisle is the Vice Dean of the UCSF School of Medicine at San Francisco General Hospital. She earned her MS and PhD from Tulane. She did her postdoctoral work in the Department of Biology at Rice University. Dr. Carlisle earned her medical degree from the University of Pennsylvania. She completed both her residency in Medicine and fellowship in critical care in Anesthesia at UCSF. She entered the Anesthesia residency at UCSF, where she was also Chief Resident. In 1990 Dr. Carlisle joined the UCSF faculty and is currently Professor of Clinical Anesthesia and Medicine. She is a recipient of the Stuart C. Cullen MD Award for Clinical Excellence (1990), the Faculty Clinical Excellence Award (1993), The Rappaport Award (2009) and the 2012 Chancellor’s Award for the Advancement of Women. In 1999 she was appointed Chief of Anesthesia, a position she held until 2005. In 2004 Dr. Carlisle was appointed Associate Dean, SFGH. She received the 2009 Elliot Rapaport Award for Commitment to San Francisco General Hospital.

 

Kathy Coyner, MD

Member at Large, Board of Directors

Dr. Katherine Coyner, is an assistant professor at UT Southwestern Medical Center. She completed a fellowship in sports medicine at Duke University Medical Center in Durham, North Carolina. While at Duke she was a team physician for the Duke University Men’s & Women’s basketball teams, Football team, women’s soccer, and the North Carolina Central University football team. She graduated from Northeastern Ohio University College of Medicine in Rootstown, Ohio and completed a residency in orthopaedic surgery at William Beaumont Hospital in Royal Oak, Michigan. In her own athletic career, Dr. Coyner was the first female basketball player at the University of Massachusetts to score 1,000 points and 500 assists, where she was nominated for the National Collegiate Athletic Association’s Female Athlete of the Year. She was also a Mid-Ohio Valley Sports Hall of Fame inductee in 2004. Dr. Coyner is a board certified Orthopaedic Surgeon and a candidate member for the American Orthopedic Society for Sports Medicine.

 

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.

 

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.

 

Upcoming Events

Mar
6
Fri
2015
4:30 pm MSOP – Minneapolis, MN @ Zimmer Spine
MSOP – Minneapolis, MN @ Zimmer Spine
Mar 6 @ 4:30 pm – 8:00 pm
We are pleased to announce a Medical Student Outreach Program in Minneapolis, MN which will take place at Zimmer Spine on March 6, 2015. We will be holding our MSOP event for medical students in the greater Minneapolis area. Women in first[...]
Mar
7
Sat
2015
8:30 am POP – Minneapolis, MN @ Zimmer Spine
POP – Minneapolis, MN @ Zimmer Spine
Mar 7 @ 8:30 am – 3:30 pm
We are pleased to announce a Perry Outreach Program in Minneapolis, MN which will take place at Zimmer Spine on March 7, 2015. We will be holding our POP event for high school students in the[...]
Mar
14
Sat
2015
8:30 am POP – Albuquerque, NM @ University of New Mexico
POP – Albuquerque, NM @ University of New Mexico
Mar 14 @ 8:30 am – 3:30 pm
We are pleased to announce a Perry Outreach Program in Albuquerque, New Mexico which will take place at University of New Mexico on March 14, 2015. We will be holding our POP event for high school[...]
Mar
20
Fri
2015
4:30 pm MSOP – Atlanta, GA @ Emory University
MSOP – Atlanta, GA @ Emory University
Mar 20 @ 4:30 pm – 8:00 pm
We are pleased to announce a Medical Student Outreach Program in Atlanta, GA which will take place at Emory University on March 20, 2015. We will be holding our MSOP event for medical students in the greater Atlanta area. Women in first[...]
Mar
21
Sat
2015
8:30 am POP – Atlanta, GA @ Emory University
POP – Atlanta, GA @ Emory University
Mar 21 @ 8:30 am – 3:30 pm
We are pleased to announce a Perry Outreach Program in Atlanta, GA which will take place at Emory University on March 21, 2015. We will be holding our POP event for high school students in the greater[...]

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