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Internationally Recognized Shoulder Specialist Joins Kaliber Surgeon Advisory Board

San Francisco, CA. November 29, 2023 – Kaliber Labs has announced that Dr. Paul J. Favorito has joined the company’s esteemed Surgeon Advisory Board. A distinguished orthopedic surgeon, Dr. Favorito serves in the Department of Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine at Cincinnati’s The Christ Hospital and is the Division Chief of the Shoulder and Upper Extremity Service. A leading expert in shoulder disorders, Dr. Favorito specializes in the treatment and repair of rotator cuff tears, shoulder arthritis and fractures, total shoulder replacement, and shoulder instability and pain management following shoulder surgery.

“Dr. Favorito’s remarkable track record both as a surgeon and as an expert in the development of medical technology is invaluable,” said Ray Rahman, CEO of Kaliber. “His experience guiding the development of surgical instruments and products, as well as his involvement in clinical research and surgeon education will be critical to supporting Kaliber’s AI innovations in orthopedic surgery.”

Dr. Favorito earned his medical degree from the Jacobs School of Medicine at the State University of New York at Buffalo where he went on to finish his residency in the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery. His commitment to specialized care led him to complete a Sports Medicine fellowship at The Christ Hospital Bone and Joint Institute and University of Cincinnati College of Medicine. He has since served as a team physician for the NFL’s Cincinnati Bengals and, for 10 years, as the co-medical director for the ATP and WTA tennis tournaments in Mason, Ohio. Demonstrating a broad range of medical leadership and commitment to the arts community, Dr. Favorito served as the medical director and company physician for the Cincinnati Ballet from 2000 to 2018.

Dr. Favorito has received widespread recognition for his expertise, presenting at conferences internationally and serving as faculty on six of seven continents. Actively engaged in clinical research, he has authored numerous publications in peer-reviewed journals and is an active member in the society of American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons and the Arthroscopy Association of North America. He also serves as a manuscript reviewer for the Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery and as both a manuscript reviewer and Editorial Board member for the Journal of Arthroscopy and Related Surgery.

“I'm excited to join Kaliber’s Surgeon Advisory Board,” said Dr. Favorito. “Advancing surgical techniques and patient care are central to my mission, and the Kaliber team is pioneering the right course.”

Dr. Favorito 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

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

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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