March Featured Editorial Board Members

Dr. Engebretsen
Lars Engebretsen, M.D., Ph.D.

Dr Engebretsen has served on the faculties of the University of Trondheim and the University of Minnesota as Associate Professor in Orthopaedic Surgery. He has been Professor and Chairman for the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at Ullevaal Hospital 96-2000 and 2002-04 and the Orthopaedic University Clinic in Oslo 2000-02. From 2005-07 he was the Divisional Director for Orthopaedics, Neurosurgery, Neurology, Physical Med and Rehab in the Division of Musculoskeletal and Neurosciences at the University of Oslo.

Dr Engebretsen has published over 300 articles and book chapters and is very active in clinical, epidemiological, and basic science research in the areas of general sports medicine, knee ligaments, cartilage and prevention of sports injuries and illnesses. He has received research grants and awards from many agencies and associations, including the National Institutes of Health, the Norwegian Council for Research in Science and Humanities, the Norwegian Ministry of Health, AOSSM, and the IOC. He and his group have won several research awards around the world.

Dr. Engebretsen is involved with three research groups: Knee ligaments together with May Arna Risberg in Oslo and Robert LaPrade in Vail, Colorado; the Oslo Sports Trauma Research Center co-chaired with professor Roald Bahr and emphasizing prevention of injuries and diseases in sports; and the Oslo Cartilage Group, which encompasses research from the cell to rehab after surgery, and involving molecular biologists, pathologists, radiologists, physiotherapists and orthopedic surgeons. In 1997, the cartilage group performed the first knee joint chondrocyte transplantation in Norway. Since then, the group has had major emphasis on translational research. The group works very closely with the Stem Cell group led by Dr Brinchmann and has optimized chondrocyte and stem cell cultivation while at the same time developing surgical techniques for implantation

In addition to being the Past President of The European Society of Sports Traumatology and Arthroscopy (ESSKA), Dr Engebretsen has been the President of the Norwegian Sports Medicine Society, the Scandinavian Foundation of Sports Medicine, and ESSKA. Dr Engebretsen is or has been a board member of many other societies including, but not limited to, the Norwegian Society of Sports Medicine, the Scandinavian Foundation of Medicine & Science in Sports, ISAKOS, the Orthopaedic Research Society and International Knee Society. He is the Editor of the British J Sports Medicine (IPHP edition), associate Editor of Journal of Bone and Joint Surg (am) and on the editorial board of Am J Sports Med, Scand J Med and Sci in Sports, Knee Surg, Arthroscopy and Sports Traumatology, and The Knee and is a reviewer for all the major orthopaedic and sports traumatology journals.

Selected Published Works

STEFFEN K, SOLIGARD T, ENGEBRETSEN L. The IOC’s endeavour to protect the health of the athlete continues. Br J Sports Med. 2011;45(7):551-552.

ENGEBRETSEN AH, MYKLEBUST G, HOLME I, ENGEBRETSEN L, BAHR R. Intrinsic risk factors for acute knee injuries among male football players: a prospective cohort study. Scand J Med Sci Sports. 2011;21(5):645-652.

ENGEBRETSEN L, WIJDICKS CA, ANDERSON CJ, WESTERHAUS B, LAPRADE RF. Evaluation of a simulated pivot shift test: a biomechanical study. Knee Surg Sports Traumatol Arthrosc. 2012;20(4):698-702.

LUYTEN FP, DENTI M, FILARDO G, KON E, ENGEBRETSEN L. Definition and classification of early osteoarthritis of the knee. Knee Surg Sports Traumatol Arthrosc. 2012;20(3):401-406.

MALETIS GB, GRANAN LP, INACIO MC, FUNAHASHI TT, ENGEBRETSEN L. Comparison of community-based ACL reconstruction registries in the U.S. and Norway. J Bone Joint Surg Am. 2011;93 Suppl 3:31-36.

GRINDEM H, LOGERSTEDT D, EITZEN I, MOKSNES H, AXE MJ, SNYDER-MACKLER L, ENGEBRETSEN L, RISBERG MA. Single-legged hop tests as predictors of self-reported knee function in nonoperatively treated individuals with anterior cruciate ligament injury. Am J Sports Med. 2011;39(11):2347-2354.

YTTERSTAD K, GRANAN LP, YTTERSTAD B, STEINDAL K, FJELDSGAARD KA, FURNES O, ENGEBRETSEN L. Registration rate in the Norwegian Cruciate Ligament Register. Acta Orthop. 2012;83(2):174-178.

ZIEGLER CG, PIETRINI SD, WESTERHAUS BD, ANDERSON CJ, WIJDICKS CA, JOHANSEN S, ENGEBRETSEN L, LAPRADE RF. Arthroscopically pertinent landmarks for tunnel positioning in single-bundle and double-bundle anterior cruciate ligament reconstructions. Am J Sports Med. 2011;39(4):743-752.


Dr. Kim

Jin Goo Kim, MD, PhD
Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery
Chief of Sports medical center, Seoul Paik Hospital
Inje University, Seoul, Korea

Jin Goo Kim, MD, PhD, is a Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery and Chief of Spots Medical Center at Seoul Paik Hospital, Inje University, Seoul, Korea. Dr. Jin Goo Kim specializes in knee disorders and sports-related injuries. His keen interests are meniscus allograft transplantations, difficult meniscus repair such as posterior root tear of meniscus and complete mid-radial meniscus tear, multiple ligament injuries including posterolateral rotatory instabilities, and sports related injuries and their prevention. He also has an interest in adult knee surgeries including high tibial osteotomy and various cartilage repairs.

Dr. Jin Goo Kim serves as the vice President of Seoul Paik Hospital, director of the Korean Sports Medicine Society, general manager of the Korean Arthroscopic Society, and as an Editorial board member of several important journals including The American Journal of Sports Medicine and Journal of Korean Orthopedic Society.

Dr. Kim completed his medical degree at Seoul National University in 1990. He trained in orthopedic surgery at Seoul Paik Hospital, Inje University, followed by fellowship training at the same hospital. He earned masters and PhD degrees in orthopedic surgery at Inje University. He has been selected for several travelling fellowships, including the Zimmer travelling fellowship at SportsMed SA, Adelade, SA, Australia and the Korean Orthopedic Association travelling fellowship at the Hospital for Special Surgery and Insall-Scott-Kelly Institute, in New York, NY, U.S.A.

He worked at the Center for Sports Medicine, University of Pittsburgh, PA. U.S.A under the leadership of Dr. F. Fu and C. D. Harner as a visiting scholar for 14 months.

Dr. Kim has received Academic Excellency Awards from the Korean Sports Medicine Society 2013; Korean Arthroscopic Society 2012, 2008, 2005; Korean Knee Society 2009, 2006; and the Travelling Award from the Japanese Orthopedic Society in 2006. He was nominated as best doctor by the Korean Athletic Trainer Association in 2012.

Dr. Kim has authored over 100 peer-reviewed scientific articles and numerous book chapters.

He has an active clinical research program and has maintained a large cohort of meniscus allograft transplantations and ACL reconstructions. He is now proposing a multi-center registry system for cartilage repair. His research focus for 2014 includes midterm results for meniscus allograft transplantation, refixation of posterior root tears with multiple ligament injuries, including PLRI, and developing an ACL injury prevention program.

Dr. Kim lives in Seoul with his wife Jee Eun Kim, a radiologic specialist, and his 2 sons, June Suk and Jun Mo.

Selected Published Works in AJSM

Dhong Won Lee MD, Hyoung Won Jang MD, Sung Rak Lee MD, Jung Ho Park  MD, Jeong Ku Ha MD, and Jin Goo Kim MD, PhD. Clinical, Radiological, and Morphological Evaluations of Posterior Horn Tears of the Lateral Meniscus Left In Situ During Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction. Am J Sports Med. 2013 Dec 4.

Byoung Se Yang MD, Woo Han Bae MD, Jeong Ku Ha,y MD, Dhong Won Lee MD, Hyoung Won Jang MD, and Jin Goo Kim MD. Posterolateral Corner Reconstruction Using the Single Fibular Sling Method for Posterolateral Rotatory Instability of the Knee. Am J Sports Med. 2013;41(7):1605-1612.

Jung Yun Choi MD, Jeong Ku Ha  MD, Young Woo Kim  MD, Jae Chan Shim MD, Sang Jin Yang MS, and Jin Goo Kim| MD, PhD. Relationships Among Tendon Regeneration on MRI, Flexor Strength, and Functional Performance After Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction With  Hamstring Autograft. Am J Sports Med. 2012;40(1):152-162.

Jeong Ku Ha MD, Jae Chan Shim MD, Deok Won Kim MD, Yong Seuk Lee MD, Ho Jong Ra MD, and Jin Goo Kim MD. Relationship Between Meniscal Extrusion and Various Clinical Findings After Meniscus Allograft Transplantation. Am J Sports Med. 2010;38(12):2448-2455.

Jin Goo Kim MD, Robert Allaire MD, and Christopher D. Harner MD. Vascular Safety During High Tibial Osteotomy ; A Cadaveric Angiographic Study. Am J Sports Med. 2010;38(4):810-815.

Bee-Oh Lim PhD, Yong Seuk Lee MD, Jin Goo Kim MD, Keun Ok Anl MS, Jin Yoo PhD and Young Hoo Kwon PhD. Effects of Sports Injury Prevention Training on the Biomechanical Risk Factors of Anterior Cruciate Ligament Injury in High School Female Basketball Players. Am J Sports Med. 2009;37(9):1728-1734.

Yong Seuk Lee MD, Jin Hwan Ahn MD, Hong Chul Lim MD, Jin Goo Kim MD, Jae Ho Yoo MD, Joon Ho Wang MD, and Joon Soo Park MD. Structural Change of Soft Tissue Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstructions With Cross-Pin Fixation Between Immediate and Postoperative 8 Weeks. Am J Sports Med. 2009;37(2):285-290.


Dr. McDevitt

Edward R. McDevitt, M.D.

Edward R. McDevitt lives in Annapolis, Maryland where he and his wife Amy brought up their 3 daughters, Katie, Rebecca, and Molly.  Eddie grew up in Clark NJ, attended Bucknell University on a football scholarship, and is a graduate of Hahnemann Medical College.  His Orthopaedic training was done at Portsmouth Naval Hospital and 12 of his 24 years of active duty service were spent at the United States Naval Academy, where he followed in the footsteps of some of the greats in Sports Medicine, including his mentor Jay Cox.  Currently in private practice, he continues as a volunteer Team Physician for the Navy men’s and women’s basketball teams.

Eddie’s contributions to AOSSM have included serving as the first military representative to the Council of Delegates as well as later serving 2 terms as the Maryland representative.  He was Chair of the Internet Committee and serves on the Hall of Fame Committee and the Education and Industry Committee.  He has chaired Instructional Course Lectures on Performance Enhancing Drugs for many years and has been a Symposia participant at the Annual Meeting discussing the pros and cons of Sports Drugs.  A frequent reviewer, he has been on the Editorial Board of the AJSM for 4 years.  As a medical history buff, he has given talks about the Plague in a meeting in Florence and the American Civil War to physicians in Ireland.  Finishing 4 years on the Communications Cabinet, he is now on the AAOS Sports Medicine Committee.  Eddie is the President Elect of the Irish American Orthopaedic Society.  He plays guitar in the Eastern Orthopaedic Jazz Band at their annual meeting.

Selected Published Works in AJSM

McDevitt ER,  Taylor DC, Miller MD, Gerber JP, Ziemke G, Hinkin D, Uhorchak JM, Arciero RA, St. Pierre P. Functional Bracing After Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction: A Prospective, Randomized, Multicenter Study. Am J Sports Med. 2004;32:1887-1892.

Gwinn DE, Wilckens JH, McDevitt ER, Ross G, Kao T. The Relative Incidence of Anterior Cruciate Ligament Injury in Men and Women at the United States Naval Academy. Am J Sports Med. 2000;28:98-102.

Ross G,  McDevitt ER, Chronister R, Ove PN. Treatment of Simple Elbow Dislocation Using an Immediate Motion Protocol. Am J Sports Med. 1999;27:308-311.


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