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Shoulder Surgery Specialist Dr. Joseph Burns Joins Kaliber Surgeon Advisory Board

San Francisco, CA. October 25, 2022 – Kaliber Labs has announced that Dr. Joseph Burns, a leading orthopedic surgeon specializing in shoulder surgery and the Head of Orthopedics at Wellstar Health Systems, has joined the company’s Surgeon Advisory Board.

“We are very honored to be working with Dr. Burns,” Kaliber CEO Ray Rahman said. “His expertise in shoulder surgery, clinical research, and surgeon education will be tremendously valuable to Kaliber as we continue refining our AI technology to improve the lives of both providers and patients in orthopedic surgery.”

Dr. Burns is the chief musculoskeletal officer at Wellstar Health System. With a long history of educational leadership, he has trained over 60 orthopedic sports specialists who now practice at the Mayo Clinic and throughout the U.S. and Canada. A Master Instructor in Arthroscopy through the Arthroscopy Association of North America (AANA), he has developed and taught more than 25 courses for the Arthroscopy Association of North America and other orthopedics organizations. He has also published myriad textbook chapters and articles about shoulder conditions and treatments. For six years, Dr. Burns was named Teacher of the Year at Southern California Orthopedic Institute’s Sports Fellowship Program. He has also earned the distinction of California “Super Doctor” by a peer-reviewed selection process for ten consecutive years.

“As a surgeon who is committed to partnering with patients for the full scope of their treatment, I am excited by Kaliber’s vision to improve quality of care and the patient’s experience at every step, from diagnosis to recovery,” Dr. Burns stated. “Kaliber is building solutions to enhance the best that I can offer as a surgeon, while also identifying places where AI technology can do things that we surgeons can’t. This is a great opportunity for orthopedic surgery, and I am excited to lend support to Kaliber’s vision.”

Dr. Burns 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

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

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

Brian Waterman, MD

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

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.

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