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Kaliber Appoints Northwell Health Chair of Orthopedic Surgery to Surgeon Advisory Board

Pioneering Leader in Orthopedic Surgery and Health Systems to Advise on Next Generation Surgical AI Platform


San Francisco, CA. March 7, 2023 – Kaliber Labs, a startup developing the first AI-powered platform to augment and refine the skills of surgeons across medical systems, has appointed Dr. Nicholas Sgaglione, Professor and Chair of the Northwell Health Department of Orthopedic Surgery and Senior Vice President of Orthopedics and Executive Director of the Northwell Health Orthopaedic Institute, to the company’s Surgeon Advisory Board.


“Kaliber’s vision is to use AI to generate powerful guidance systems and tools to enhance the surgeon’s performance and precision," said Kaliber CEO Ray Rahman. "As our technology scales, it has the potential to shape the infrastructure that helps AI take orthopedic surgery to new places, and I cannot think of a more qualified surgeon and healthcare leader to help guide the way.”

With more than 32 years of clinical experience as an orthopedic surgeon and a distinguished record as a researcher and industry leader, Dr. Sgaglione treats patients and teaches at Northwell Health as well as at the Zucker School of Medicine as Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery. A pioneer in arthroscopic techniques and surgeon education, he is the editor of three orthopedic textbooks and more than 100 published articles and book chapters on knee, shoulder, ankle and cartilage surgery. He is Past President of the Arthroscopy Association of North America as well as the Past Chair of the Arthroscopy Journal Board of Trustees and Arthroscopy Association of North America Education Foundation.



“Dr. Sgaglione is a highly respected orthopedic surgeon and a phenomenally gifted innovator, educator, and administrator” stated Dr. Richard Angelo, Chief Medical Officer of Kaliber. “His wisdom, insight, and research experience make him a great fit for Kaliber’s mission. As his accomplishments demonstrate, he has dedicated his career to making meaningful contributions to the growth of our surgical specialty.”


“I am excited to see how Kaliber is working toward a new foundation and infrastructure for orthopedic surgery,” Dr. Sgaglione stated. “My focus is on making orthopedics better for patients and for the professionals who deliver care. It will be an honor to help Kaliber develop and scale its technology, so that we have a secure and reliable foundation for AI’s inevitable future in the OR.”


Dr. Sgaglione joins the 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


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


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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