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Cleveland Clinic Director for the Center for Hip Preservation Joins Kaliber Surgeon Advisory Board

San Francisco, CA. October 16, 2023 – Kaliber Labs has announced that Dr. Atul Kamath has joined the company’s Surgeon Advisory Board. Professor of Orthopedic Surgery and Director of Center for Hip Preservation at the Cleveland Clinic, Dr. Kamath is a leading expert in joint preservation and surgical techniques.

“Dr. Kamath brings exceptional expertise and experience to our Surgeon Advisory Board,” said Kaliber CEO Ray Rahman. “His deep understanding of minimally invasive surgical techniques, as well as patient safety and patient satisfaction, deeply align with our commitment to driving advancements in orthopedic surgery. With his support, we look forward to setting new standards in orthopedic surgery with Kaliber’s AI.”

A graduate of Harvard Medical School, Dr. Kamath completed his fellowship training in hip and knee reconstruction at the Mayo Clinic. He pursued advanced training in hip preservation, restoration, and reconstruction through awards from the Maurice Müller Foundation, Charnley Foundation, and the Hip Society, followed by an additional fellowship in health policy through the American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons (AAHKS). In 2018, Dr. Kamath was recruited to the Cleveland Clinic to serve as the Director of the Center for Hip Preservation, leading a multi-disciplinary team dedicated to diagnosing and treating hip pain across all age groups. He concurrently serves as Professor of Orthopedic Surgery, Clinical Innovation Lead for Orthopedics, and Global Vice Chair for Quality, Safety & Patient Experience.

A dedicated researcher, Dr. Kamath’s interests include patient safety after joint arthroscopy and replacements, patient satisfaction and cost measures associated with hip and knee conditions, as well as less invasive surgical techniques and joint preservation strategies for the young.

“I'm excited to join Kaliber’s Surgeon Advisory Board, aligning with a team that’s as committed as I am to advancing orthopedic and surgical care,” said Dr. Kamath. “Their approach resonates with my commitment to providing not only immediate relief to patients, but also harnessing big data, real-time diagnostics, and artificial intelligence to further the care of future patients. The tools that Kaliber is building will shape the future of orthopedic surgery and influence the surgical community at large.”

Dr. Kamath joins an impressive roster of leading arthroscopic and joint preservation surgeons who make up Kaliber’s Surgeon Advisory Board. These surgeons include:

Anthony Romeo, MD Executive Vice President, the Musculoskeletal Institute, Dupage Medical Group • Chief Medical Editor, Orthopaedics Today • Past President, American Shoulder and Elbow Society

Brian Cole, MD

Past president of AANA • Vice-Chairman and Managing Partner, Midwest Orthopedics at Rush • Team physician for the Chicago Bulls, Chicago White Sox, Chicago Fire, Chicago Dogs, and DePaul University

Nicholas Sgaglione, MD

Professor & Chair, Northwell Health Dept. of Orthopedic Surgery • Sr VP of Orthopedics & Exec. Dir. of Northwell Health Orthopaedic Institute • Past President AANA • Past Chair, Arthroscopy Journal Board of Trustees

Robert Burks, MD Professor of Orthopedic Surgery, University of Utah • Former board member, AANA • Orthopedic Society for Sports Medicine and American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons

John Sperling, MD

Professor of Orthopedic Surgery, Mayo Clinic • Walter Reed Distinguished Achievement Award, 2014 • Charles S. Neer Award, 2003 • Author of 260+ peer-reviewed publications.

Richard L. Angelo, MD

Past President AANA • AANA Education Foundation Board of Directors • Institute for Surgical Excellence Advisory Board

Mark Getelman, MD

President of AANA • Co-director of Sports Medicine Fellowship Training Program, SCOI • Faculty member, SCOI Sports Medicine Division

Patrick Denard, MD

Preeminent shoulder specialist • Clinical instructor, Oregon Health & Science University

Shariff K. Bishai, DO, MS

Past President AOAO, Sports Section • Past President Detroit Academy of Orthopaedic Surgrey • Specialist in complex shoulder and knee reconstruction

Deryk Jones, MD

Section Head of Sports Medicine & Cartilage Restoration, Ochsner Sports Medicine Institute • Chief Resident, Massachusetts General Hospital • Harvard Combined Orthopaedics Residency Program

Matthew Pifer, MD

Fellowship-trained in Orthopedic Sports Medicine • Institutional Review Board (IRB) Member, Sport and Spine Rehab Clinical Research Foundation • Active member of AAOS, AANA, AOSSM

Amon Ferry, MD

Fellowship-training in Sports Medicine • Knee and shoulder specialist • Consultant to pro sports teams, including Seattle Mariners, Arizona Diamondbacks, Arizona Cardinals • AAOS, AANA, AOSSM

William Ciccone, MD Sports Medicine & Joint Replacement specialist • Designated Master in Shoulder Arthroscopy, AANA • Past Team Physician for the Colorado Rockies AAA Sky Sox

Kotaro Yamakado, MD, PhD

Chief Consulting Orthopaedic Surgeon, Fukui General Hospital • International member, AANA • Associate Editor, JSES: Seminar in Arthroplasty • Editorial board, Journal of Orthopaedic Science; Asia-Pacific Journal of Sports Medicine, Arthroscopy, Rehabilitation and Technology • Richard J. O’Connor Research Award, AANA 2018

Joseph Burns, MD

Shoulder specialist • Head of Orthopedics at Wellstar Health Systems • Master Instructor, Arthroscopy, AANA

Scott Sigman, MD Sports Medicine, Knee & Shoulder Specialist • Opioid Sparing Surgery • Medical Devices • Fellow, World Society of Sports & Exercise Medicine • Fellow, Royal College of Surgeons Ireland

Robert Meislin, MD

Fellowship trained Orthopedic Sports Medicine • Physician, Sports Medicine Center at NYU Langone Orthopedic Center • Clinical Professor of Orthopedic Surgery, New York University • Editorial board member, Arthroscopy

Gary Poehling, MD

Editor in Chief Emeritus, Arthroscopy: The Journal of Arthroscopic and Related Surgery • Past President, ISAKOS • Professor, Wake Forest Medical Orthopedic Surgery

Nathan Mall, MD CIME

Fellowship trained in sports medicine, advanced shoulder and knee arthroscopy • Specializes in regenerative and biologic medicine

Brian Waterman, MD

Sports medicine and cartilage restoration specialist • American Orthopaedic Association North American Traveling Fellow • AANA Advanced Arthroscopy Traveling Fellow

Ira Guttentag, MD, FACS

Medical Director and Head Team Physician for the Tampa Bay Lightning • Board of Directors, Florida Medical Clinic

Ryan Pitts, MD

President, Orthopedic Associates, LLC—St, Louis, MO

Lyndon Gross, MD

Team Orthopedist, St. Louis Cardinals • Sports Medicine, Shoulder, Knee, and Elbow specialist • Advanced joint reconstruction and cartilage restoration specialist

David King, MD

Leonard Marmor Foundation Award • Associate Master Instructor, AANA Hip Arthroscopy Course

Brian Feeley, MD

Chief of Sports Medicine and Shoulder Surgery, UCSF • AOSSM and OREF Young Investigator Awards

Matthew Stiebel, MD

Shoulder and Knee specialist • Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of Canada • Associate Clinical Professor, FAU Medical School • Associate Master Instructor, AANA

Stanley Rogers, MD

Chief of General Surgery, UCSF • Director of Video Endoscopic Surgery, Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital

Robert Gallo, MD, M.H.A.

Orthopaedic Sports Medicine Surgeon, Penn State Hershey • Professor, Penn State University College of Medicine • Associate Program Director, Penn State Orthopaedic Residency Program

Dr. Tony Gallagher, PhD

Director of Research, ASSERT Centre – University College Cork (UCC)

Victor Khabie, MD, FAAOS, FACS

Chief of Department of Surgical Services, Chief of Orthopedics & Sports Medicine, Co-Director of Orthopedic and Spine Institute, Northern Westchester Hospital • Director of Sports Medicine Section, Somers Orthopedic and Sports Medicine Group

Steve Hamilton, MD

University of Cincinnati College of Medicine • Orthopaedic Surgery residency, Emory University • Sports medicine and shoulder reconstruction fellowship, Steadman-Hawkins Clinic of the Carolinas

Rodney Comisar, MD

Sports Medicine • Vice President of OrthoNeuro in Columbus, Ohio • Clinical Instructor at the Ohio University College of Osteopathic Medicine • Team physician at Denison University for 20 years

Sean McMillan, MD

Chief of Orthopedics, Virtua Willingboro Medical Center • Assistant Professor of Orthopedic Surgery, Rowan University • Team physician, Boston Red Sox organization

Doug Freedberg, MD

Orthopaedic Surgeon, Arizona Sports Medicine Center • Team orthopedic surgeon, Arizona Cardinals • Consultant, Oakland Athletics • Team physician, Phoenix Suns

Amir Moinfar, MD

Clinical Assistant Professor of Orthopedics, University of Maryland • Advanced fellowship training in shoulder surgery and sports medicine, Duke University Medical Center • Assistant team physician, Duke University

Bryan Reuss, MD

Orthopedic Sports Medicine Specialist, Orlando Orthopaedic Center • Past Assistant Team Physician, Cincinnati Bengals, University of Cincinnati Athletics, Cirque du Soleil, ATP Tennis, USA Rugby and the Arnold Palmer Invitational • AOSSM, AANA, ATAF, AAOS

Atul Kamath, MD, MBA

Professor of Orthopedic Surgery, Cleveland Clinic • Director of Center for Hip Preservation • Fellowship training in hip and knee reconstruction, Mayo Clinic and Mueller Europe • Fellowship in Health Policy, AAHKS • Cleveland Clinic Innovation Lead for Orthopedics, and Global Vice Chair for Quality, Safety & Patient Experience

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