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Distinguished Sports Medicine Specialist Dr. Robert Burks Joins Kaliber Surgeon Advisory Board

San Francisco, CA. August 25, 2023 – Kaliber Labs has announced that Dr. Robert Burks, Professor of Orthopedic Surgery and Robert W. Metcalf Presidential Endowed Chair in Orthopedic Surgery at the University of Utah, has joined the company’s Surgeon Advisory Board.


“We are honored to have Dr. Burks among our surgeon advisors,” said Kaliber CEO Ray Rahman. “His distinguished career as a surgeon and surgeon educator gives him unique insight into the orthopedic landscape and how AI can support quality and innovation in the field.”



A highly regarded figure in the field of orthopedics, Dr. Burks is a former Board member of the Arthroscopy Association of North America and an active participant in the Orthopedic Society for Sports Medicine and American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons. In 2016, he received the Thomas A. Brady award in recognition of the community-level impact of his work. With authorship of over 100 articles on orthopedic sports medicine, he is the Past Chair of the Sports Division at the University of Utah Health and holds a Board Certification in Orthopedic Sports Medicine, specializing in shoulder and knee conditions. After completing his orthopedic residency at the University of California at San Diego and a subsequent Fellowship in Sports Medicine, Dr. Burks entered private practice before becoming the director of Sports Medicine at Wayne State University. He later joined the University of Utah's Department of Orthopedics, eventually leading their Sports Medicine division. Additionally, he played a pivotal role in the Metcalf Meeting, the world's largest continually arthroscopy meeting, serving as co-chair and as the sole chair, from 2004 to 2017, drawing global attendees.


“For years arthroscopy has experienced an exciting wave of technology-based improvements that have upgraded surgical outcomes,” Dr. Burks stated. “Kaliber’s AI solutions have the potential to reveal yet new levels of innovation, and I’m excited to contribute to this vision.”


Dr. Burks joins an impressive roster of leading arthroscopic 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


Brian Feeley, MD

Chief of Sports Medicine and Shoulder Surgery, UCSF


Patrick Denard, MD

Preeminent shoulder specialist • Clinical instructor, Oregon Health & Science 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


Mark Getelman, MD

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


Shariff K. Bishai, DO, MS

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


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


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


Richard L. Angelo, MD

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


Nathan Mall, MD CIME

Specialist in regenerative and biologic medicine


Gary Poehling, MD

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


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


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


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


Brian Waterman, MD

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


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


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


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)


John Cory, MD

OrthoArizona The Foot And Ankle Center • American Sports Medical Institute Foot and Ankle Fellow


Stanley Rogers, MD

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



About Kaliber Labs

Kaliber builds AI-powered solutions to meet the needs of patients, surgeons, and administrators in arthroscopic surgery. Our intelligent software is designed to generate insights from surgical procedures—cut to close—and channel them into surgeon-centric tools to support quality, access, and cost of care.


To learn more about Kaliber, please visit www.kaliber.ai.

Inquiries can be directed to info@kaliberlabs.com.

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