October Featured Editorial Board Members

millerMark D. Miller, MD
Ward Casscells Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery and Division Head of Sports Medicine
University of Virginia
Charlottesville, Virginia

Dr. Mark D. Miller is the Head of the Division of Sports Medicine and the S. Ward Casscells Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery and Division Head of Sports Medicine at the University of Virginia.  He is a Distinguished Graduate of the Air Force Academy and the Uniformed Services University F. Edward Hebert’ School of Medicine.  Dr. Miller is a highly decorated retired Colonel in the US Air Force and former team physician for the US Air Force Academy.  He currently serves as team physician for James Madison University in Harrisonburg, Virginia.

Dr. Miller has over 30 orthopaedic textbooks that he has written and/or edited including the “best-selling” Review of Orthopaedics (now in its 7th Edition) and is the author of over 200 peer reviewed articles.  He is the Founder/Director of the popular Miller Review Course, and is a highly sought after speaker.  Dr. Miller served as the Deputy Editor for Sports Medicine for the Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery for eight years and has been on the Editorial Board for the American Journal of Sports Medicine for almost two decades.

Dr. Miller has been very active in several professional societies including the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine (AOSSM), and is the former chair for three different committees in that society.  He was an American Orthopaedic Association North American Traveling Fellow and both a Traveling Fellow and a Godfather for the AOSSM Traveling Fellowship program.  Mark Miller was awarded the prestigious George D. Rovere Award for Education by the AOSSM in 2015. Dr. Miller has been named as a “Top Doctor” for numerous regional, national, and international programs.   He was also recently inducted into the UVA Medical Center Academy of Distinguished Educators.  Although widely known for his expertise in knee surgery, Dr. Miller is also an accomplished shoulder surgeon and sports medicine specialist.  He is married to his wife, Ann, and has four grown children and two grandchildren.

Selected Published Work

Nelson JB, Hogan MV, Miller MD. What’s New in Sports Medicine? J Bone Joint Surg Am. 2010; 92:250-263.

Miller MD, Gerdeman AC, Miller CD, Hart JM, Gaskin CM, Golish SR, Clancy WG. Tibial Tunnel Aperture. Effect of Extra-articular Starting Point and Transtibial Drilling—A Cadaveric Study.  Am J Sports Med 2010; 38:707-712.

Turman KA, Miller CD, Miller MD.  Clavicular fractures following coracoclavicular ligament reconstruction with tendon graft: a report of three cases. J Bone Joint Surg. 2010; 92(6):1526-32.

Hart JM, Turman KA, Diduch DR, Hart JA, Miller MD. Quadriceps muscle activation and radiographic osteoarthritis following ACL revision.  Knee Surgery, Sports Traumatology, Arthroscopy. 19(4): 634-40, 2011 April.

Miller, CD, Gerdeman, AC, Hart JM, Bennett CG, Golish, SR, Gaskin C, Miller, MD. A comparison of Two Drilling Techniques on the Femoral Tunnel for Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction. Arthroscopy March 2011; 27(3): 372-379.

Nelson J, Miller MD. Distal Femoral Physeal Implications of an Anatomic ACL Reconstruction in a Skelatally Immature Soccer Player: A Case Report.  J Bone Joint Surg. 2011; 93:e53 (1-4).

Tompkins M, Ma R, Hogan MV, Miller MD. What’s new in sports medicine. J Bone Joint Surg. 93(8);789-97, 2011.

Gwathmey FW Jr., Tompkins, MA, Gaskin CM, Miller, MD. Can Stress Radiography of the Knee Help Characterize Posterolateral Corner Injury? Clin Orthop Relat Res. 2012; 470(3); 768-773.

Hamann, JC, Ma R, Thompson, SR, Hogan, MV, Miller, MD. What’s New in Sports Medicine J Bone Joint Surg. 2012;94:757-65.

Tompkins MA, Hart, JM, Gaskin, CM, Miller, MD. Anatomic Femoral Tunnel Drilling in Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction: Use of an Accessory Medial Portal Versus Traditional Transtibial Drilling. Am J Sports Med. 2012; 40(6):1313-1321.

Ma R, Miller CD, Hogan MV, Diduch BK, Carson EW, Miller MD. Current Concept Review: Sports Related Concussion: Assessment and Management. J Bone Joint Surg. 2012; 94:1618-27

Milewski MD, Tompkins MA, Guigale JM, Carson EW, Miller MD, Diduch DR. Complications Related to Anatomic Reconstruction of the Coracoclavicular Liagments. Am J Sports Med.  2012; 40: 1628-1634.

Tompkins M, Keller TC, Milewski MD, Gaskin CM, Brockmeier SF, Hart JM, Miller MD. Anatomic Femoral Tunnels in Posterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction.  Inside-Out Versus Outside-In Drilling.  Am J Sports Med; 2013; 41(1):43-50.

Gillmore CJ, Hogan MV, Thompson SR, Miller MD. What’s New in Sports Medicine.  J Bone Joint Surg 2013;95-A:756-766.

Werner BC, Pehlivan HC, Hart JM, Lyons ML, Gilmore CJ, Garrett CB, Carson, MD, Mller MD, Diduch DR, Brockmeier SF. Bicep Tenodesis is a Viable Option for Salvage of Failed SLAP Repair.  J Shoulder Elbow Surg: 2013 Dec 11. Pii:S1058-2746(13)00580-6. Doi:10.1016/j.jse.2013.11.020.

Werner BC, Gwathmey FW Jr, Higgins ST, Hart JM, Miler MD.  Ultra-Low Velocity Knee Dislocations: Patient Characteristics, Complications, and Outcomes.  Am J Sports Med:  Feb 2014 42 (2): 358-363.

Miller MD, Werner BC, Hadeen MM, Gwathmey FW, Gaskins CM, Hart JM.  Medial Injury in Knee Dislocations: What are the Common Injury Patterns and Surgical Outcomes.  Clin Orthop Relat Res. Sept 2014 472 (9):, 2658-2666

Werner, BC, Miller MD. Intraoperative Hoffa Fracture During Primary ACL Reconstruction: Can Hamstring Graft and Tunnel Diameter be too Large? J Arthro and Related Surgery. April 2014: Vol: 30 (5): 645-650.

Werner BC, Brockmeier SF, Miller MD. Etiology, Diagnosis and Management of Failed SLAP Repair.  Journ Amer Acad Ortho Surg 9/2014 22(9):554-565.

Miller MD, Tompkins M, Hart JM, Brockmeier SF, Gaskin CM, Economopoulos K.  Tibial Tunnel Placement Accuracy During ACL Reconstruction: Independent Femoral Versus Transtibial Femoral Tunnel Drilling Technique. J Artho and Related Surg. Sept 2014 30 (9):1116-1123.

Griffin JW, Hadeed MM, Werner BC, Diduch DR, Carson EC,  Miller MD.  Platelet-rich Plasma in Meniscal Repair: Does Augmentation Improve Surgical Outcomes?  Clin Orthop Relat Res 5/2015, Vol 473 (5): 1665-1672.

Werner BC, Cancienne JM, Miller MD, Gwathmey FW: Incidence of Manipulation Under Anesthesia or Lysis of Adhesions after Arthroscopic Knee Surgery.  Am Journal Sports 4/20/15.

Tanksley JA, Werner BC, Ma R, Hogan MV, Miller MD. What’s New In Sports Medicine. J Bone Joint Surg Am  April 15, 2015, Vol 97-A (8): 682-690.

Werner BC, Lyons ML, Evans CL, Griffin JW, Hart JM, Miller MD, Brockmeier SF.  Arthroscopic Suprapectoral and Open Subpectoral Bicep Tenodesis:  A Comparison of Restoration of Length-Tension and Mechanical Strength Between Techniques.  J Artho and Related Surg 4/2015 Vol 31 (4): 620-627.

Keller B, Ingersoll C, Miller MD. Effect of Early Active Range of Motion Rehabilitation on Outcome Measures After Partial Meniscectomy.  J Knee Surg Sports Traumatology Arthroscopy (IN PRESS)

Burrus MT, Werner BC, Crow AJ, Carson EC, Brockmeier SF, Miller MD, Diduch DR.  Increased Failure Rates Following ACL Reconstruction with Soft Tissue Autograft/Allograft Hybrid Grafts   J Arthroscopy, 2015, Aug 12 [E-pub ahead of Print].

Werner BC, Park JS, Hart JM, Norte G, Hadeed M, Miller MD.  Peroneal Nerve Dysfunction Due to Multiligament Knee Injury: Patient Characteristics and Comparative Outcomes after Posterior Tibial Tendon Transfer. Journal Sports Medcine 2015 (In Press)

Burrus MT, Werner BC, Cancienne JM, Miller MD. Simultaneous Bilateral Multiligamentous Knee Injuries are Associated with More Severe Multisystem Trauma. Knee Surg Sports Traumatol Arthroscopy: Oct. 23, (10) 3038-43.

Cancienne JM, Gwathmey FW, Miller MD, Werner BC.  Tobacco Use is Associated with Increased complications after Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction.  AM J Sports Med. 2015.


schefflerSven U. Scheffler, MD, PhD
Partner, Sporthopaedicum, Private Practice for Joint Surgery
Lecturer and Visiting Scientis, Center for Musculoskeletal Surgery, Julius-Wolff Institute, Charité
Orthopaedic and Trauma Surgeon, Complex Knee Injuries

Berlin, Germany

 Sven U. Scheffler, MD, PhD is a board certified orthopedic and trauma surgeon with a special expertise in conservative and surgical treatment of the entire spectrum of complex knee and sports injuries.

The choice of his profession was not accidental. Avid athlete, Dr. Scheffler has himself competed at the international level and still actively cooperates with the Olympic Support Center in Berlin, a unique center for Sports Medicine and Sport Science. Dr. Scheffler treats and advises both amateur and professional athletes. Among his patients are Olympic champions, soccer players from leading European and German Premier League clubs, members of the national European teams in basketball, volleyball, handball, taekwondo, boxing, gymnastics, track and field and others.  Dr. Scheffler is also well acquainted with all the latest postoperative rehabilitation practices following specially designed “Return to Play” program that allows athletes and active patients safely and most effectively return to their sports activities.

Dr. Scheffler completed medical school, orthopaedic residency and post-doctoral studies at the Charité University in Berlin in 2010. He was a head of the Sports Medicine and Arthroscopic Knee Surgery Service at the Center for Musculoskeletal Surgery, Charité University in Berlin. During the period from 1998 to 2010, Dr. Scheffler has participated in several scientific and clinical fellowships at the Department of Orthopedic Surgery at the University of Pittsburgh, Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Harvard Medical School, and at The Steadman Hawkins Clinic. He was an ESSKA-APOSSM Asian traveling fellow in 2010.

Dr. Scheffler is a frequently invited guest at international conferences and training sessions, where he not only gives lectures, but also demonstrates the newest methods of orthopedic surgery through “live operations”.

Dr. Scheffler follows the motto “Specialization is the foundation of professionalism”, concentrating on his field and earning the recognition of the professional community: in 2016 FOCUS magazine put him on the list of the best knee surgeons in Germany. But what Dr. Scheffler values the most is the opinion of his patients, who, in 2015, chose him to be among the TOP 10 orthopaedic surgeons in Berlin.

Dr. Scheffler is a reviewer for 8 professional peer-review journals and has been on the Editorial Board of The American Journal of Sports Medicine since 2007. He has published more than 60 articles and book chapters on topics ranging from basic science and biomechanics to clinical diagnosis and outcomes. Dr. Scheffler´s main areas of research and clinical interest are reconstruction of primary and revision of ligamentous injuries, patellofemoral disorders and instability, reconstruction and transplantation of meniscus, surgical treatment of cartilage defects and cartilage transplantation, knee osteotomy – correction of knee alignment.

Dr. Scheffler´s scientific work has been recognized through several highest professional awards, such as Experimental Traumatology Award (German Society for Traumatology & Reconstructive Surgery), John Joyce Award (ISAKOS), Richard O´Conner Award (AANA), Best Presentation Award  (German-speaking Society for Arthroscopy, AGA).

He is a member of several professional organizations, including ORS, AGA, ESSKA and DGOU.

Dr. Scheffler lives in Berlin, Germany with his wife and two children.

Selected Published Work

Hoburg A, Keshlaf S, Schmidt T, Smith M, Gohs U, Perka C, Pruss A, Scheffler S: High-dose electron beam sterilization of soft-tissue grafts maintains significantly improved biomechanical properties compared to standard gamma treatment, Cell Tissue Bank. 2015 Jun; 16(2): 219-26

Janssen RP, Scheffler SU: Intra-articular remodelling of hamstring tendon grafts after anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction, Knee Surgery, Sports Traumatology, Arthroscopy 2014: 22(9): 2102-08

Diederichs G, Köhlitz T, Kornaropoulos E, Heller MO, Vollnberg B, Scheffler S: Magnetic resonance imaging analysis of rotational alignment in patients with patellar dislocations. Am J Sports Med. 2013 Jan; 41(1):51-7.

Janssen R, vn der Wijk J, Fiedler A, Schmidt T, Sala H, Scheffler SU: Remodeling of human hamstring autografts after anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction: a histological analysis. Knee Surg Sports Traumatol Arthrosc. 2011 Aug; 19(8):1299-306.

Scheffler SU, Unterhauser FN, Weiler A: Graft remodeling and ligamentization after cruciate ligament reconstruction: Knee Surg Sports Traumatol Arthrosc. 2008 Sep; 16(9):834-42.

Scheffler SU, Schmidt T, Gangéy I, Dustmann M, Unterhauser FN, Weiler A: Fresh-Frozen Allografts versus Autografts in ACL Reconstruction: Delayed Remodeling and Inferior Mechanical Function in Sheep-: Arthroscopy. 2008 Apr; 24(4): 448-58 (Winner of the Richard O´Conner award 2007)

Dustmann M, Schmidt T, Gangey I, Unterhauser FN, Weiler A, Scheffler SU: The extracellular remodelling of free-soft-tissue autografts and allografts for reconstruction of the anterior cruciate ligament – a comparison study in a sheep model -: Knee Surg Sports Traumatol Arthrosc. 2008 Apr; 16(4): 360-9.

Scheffler SU, Chwastek H, Schönfelder V, Unterhauser F, Hunt P, Weiler A: The impact of thermal radio-frequency (RF) shrinkage on the mechanical and histological properties of the chronically relaxed anterior cruciate ligament: Arthroscopy, 2005 Aug; 21(8): 923-9

Scheffler SU, Südkamp NP, Göckenjan A, Hoffmann RFG, Weiler A: The impact of fixation level and fixation method on anterior cruciate ligament reconstructions: a biomechanical comparison of four hamstring and one patellar tendon graft reconstruction techniques, Arthroscopy, 2002 Mar; 18(3): 304-315

Scheffler SU, Clineff TD, Ma CB, Papageorgiou CD, Debski ED, Woo SL-Y: A biomechanical and histological evaluation of the healing goat medial collateral ligament (MCL), Annals of Biomedical Engineering, 2001 Feb; 29(2): 173-180

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