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Leading shoulder surgeon Dr. Patrick Denard joins Kaliber as newest advisory board member

San Francisco, CA, February 1, 2021 – Kaliber, the innovative company quickly becoming a major player in the surgical AI space, has announced that Dr. Patrick Denard, one of the top shoulder surgeons in North America, has joined the company’s Surgeon Advisory Board.

“Dr. Denard is an exceptional surgeon and a true leader in his field," Kaliber CEO Ray Rahman said. "His expertise and dedication to surgical excellence embody our core values at Kaliber, and his presence on our Surgeon Advisory Board is an invaluable asset as we work to build AI-powered surgical software solutions that make a real difference in surgeons’ lives and the care that they provide to their patients.”

Dr. Denard brings to Kaliber extensive experience and advanced training in arthroscopic techniques. He is currently a shoulder specialist at Oregon Shoulder Institute and a clinical instructor at Oregon Health & Science University. He is also an active member of the American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons Society and a Fellow of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons. Dr. Denard is widely published, with more than 150-peer reviewed articles and two books on arthroscopic shoulder surgery (“The Cowboy’’s Companion: A Trail Guide for the Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgeon” and “The Cowboy’s Conundrum: Complex and Advanced Cases in Shoulder Arthroscopy”) to his name. He is a regular presenter at conferences worldwide

"The tools that Kaliber is building have the potential to dramatically reduce surgical variability and expand access to proficient care for patients undergoing minimally invasive surgery," said Dr. Denard. "These are tools that surgeons have been talking about for years, but only in theory because no one has been able to figure out how to build them until now. I’m very much looking forward to collaborating with Kaliber and helping realize the vision they’ve laid out.”

Dr. Denard joins a Surgeon Advisory Board that already counts many of today’s leaders in orthopedic surgery as members. These surgeons include:

Anthony Romeo, MD

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

Brian Cole, MD

Vice-Chairman and Managing Partner of 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 • AOSSM and OREF Young Investigator Awards

Richard L. Angelo, MD

Past President, Arthroscopy Association of North America (AANA) • AANA Education Foundation Board of Directors • Institute for Surgical Excellence Advisory Board

Nathan Mall, MD CIME

Fellowship trained in sports medicine & advanced shoulder and knee arthroscopy • Board-certified independent medical examiner • Specializes in regenerative and biologic medicine

David King, MD

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

Ryan Pitts, MD

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

Ira Guttentag, MD, FACS

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

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

Stanley Rogers, MD

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

Gary Poehling, MD

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

Brian Waterman, MD

Former military orthopedic surgeon specializing in sports medicine, cartilage restoration • Fellowship and AANA’s Advanced Arthroscopy Traveling Fellowship

Dr. Tony Gallagher, PhD

Director of Research at the ASSERT Centre, University College Cork (UCC) • Co-authored eight of the top 100 articles and his publications underpinned three of the institutions he worked at (Queen's University, Yale University and Emory University)

Lindy Hruska, MD, FACS

Chair of Mercy Health Robotic Specialty Council • Medical Director of Compliance, Mercy Health • MD Advisor to HealthTrust

John Cory, MD

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

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

Mahesh Bagwe, MD

Orthopedic Surgeon, Knee, Foot, and Ankle • St. Louis Cardinals Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Advisor

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.

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