Faculty & Staff

COR Summer 2011

COR Executive Staff
Louis U. Bigliani, M.D., Chairman, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery
Francis Y. Lee, M.D., Ph.D., Director, Center for Orthopaedic Research, The Robert Carroll & Jane Chase Carroll Laboratories Professor

Vice Chair for Research, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery
Christopher S. Ahmad, M.D., Director, Biomechanics Laboratory

COR Faculty Staff

Francis Y. Lee, M.D., Ph.D., Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery - Dr. Lee's research is focused on pathologic osteoclastogenesis in relation to osteomyelitis, periodontitis, metastatic bone cancers, osteoporosis, implant loosening and rheumatoid arthritis.

Daniel Sunho Oh, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Orthopaedic Science - Dr. Oh's research is focused on the design and development of multifunctional hybrid scaffolds for optimization of bone regeneration in large segmental defects.

Hesham Tawfeek, M.D., Assistant Professor of Orthopaedic Science - Dr. Tawfeek's research is focused on the cellular and molecular mechanisms that lead to bone formation and resorption.

COR Research Staff

Jungho Back, Ph.D., Post-Doctoral Research Fellow

HanYing Bai, Ph.D., Post-Doctoral Research Fellow
Thomas R. Gardner, M.C.E., Associate Director, Biomechanics Laboratory and Manager, Center for Orthopaedic Research

Heon-Goo (Nick) Lee, M.S., Doctoral Student, Biomedical Engineering, Columbia University, NY

Ashley Martinez, B.A., Research Technician
Saqib Nizami, B.S., Research Assistant / Technician

Lee Song, Ph.D., Associate Research Scientist

Liana Tascau, Ph.D.., Research Technician

Charlie Yongpravat, M.S., Doctoral Candidate, Mechanical Engineering, Columbia University, NY

Orthopaedic Clinician-Scientist Development Program
Francis Y. Lee, M.D., Ph.D.

Justin K. Greisberg, M.D.

Charles M. Jobin, M.D.

R. Kumar Kadiyala, M.D., Ph.D

Charles A. Popkin, M.D.

J. Turner Vosseller, M.D.

Translational Research in Orthopaedics Program - Research Scholar

Jon-Michael Caldwell, M.D.

Visiting Research Scholars 2013 - 2014

Chandhanarat Chandhanayingyong, M.D., Thailand

Hyuk Soo Han, M.D., Korea

Min Ho Hong, Ph.D., Korea

Student Fellowships 2013 - 2014

Jocelyn Compton Traina, M..S., College of Physicians & Surgeons Columbia University, NY, NY

Dawn Brimmer, B.S., College of Physicians & Surgeons Columbia University, NY, NY

Clinical Faculty

Christopher S. Ahmad, M.D.

Louis Bigliani, M.D.

Charla R. Fischer, M.D.

Jeffrey A. Geller,, M.D.
Justin Greisberg, M.D.
Joshua Hyman, M.D.

Charles M. Jobin, M.D.

R. Kumar Kadiyala, M.D., Ph.D.
Young-Jung Kim, M.D.

Francis Y. Lee, M.D., Ph.D.
William N. Levine, M.D.




William Macaulay, Jr., M.D.

Christopher Michelsen, M.D.

Ohannes Nercessian, M.D.

Charles A. Popkin, M.D.

Melvin P. Rosenwasser, M.D.
Benjamin Roye, M.D.
David Roye, M.D.
Robert Strauch, M.D.
Michael Vitale, M.D.

J. Turner Vosseller, M.D.

Mark Weidenbaum, M.D.