January Featured Editorial Board Members

John Conway, MD

Medical Director, Texas Health Ben Hogan Sports Medicine
Orthopedic Specialty Associates

Fort Worth, TX

John Conway, M.D. completed a Sports Medicine Fellowship at the Kerlan-Jobe Orthopedic Clinic in Los Angeles, California in 1990 and has practiced at Orthopedic Specialty Associates in Fort Worth, Texas for more than 25 years; currently specializing in active life style and sports medicine, with an emphasis on upper and lower extremity sports medicine, baseball medicine, and complex shoulder and elbow reconstruction.

He is Board Certified in Orthopedic Surgery, a Diplomat of the American Board of Orthopedic Surgery and a Fellow of both the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons and the American College of Surgeons. He an active member of the American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons, the American Orthopedic Society for Sports Medicine and the Arthroscopy Association of North America.  He is also a founding member of the Council on Sports Medicine, as well as an emeritus member and past President of the Major League Baseball Team Physicians Association.

Dr. Conway served as the Team Physician for the Texas Rangers for thirteen years and is currently a Team Physician for Texas Christian University Baseball, the University of Texas at Arlington, and Justin Sports Medicine. He also serves as the system-wide Medical Director for Texas Health Ben Hogan Sports Medicine and is on the Editorial Board for the American Journal of Sports Medicine.  He has authored or co-authored more than 45 publications and given more than 200 international, national, regional and local presentations on sport medicine related topics.

He was awarded the James R Andrews Excellence in Baseball Sports Medicine Award from the American Sports Medicine Institute in 2010 and the Jack C Hughston Sports Physicians Award from the American Physical Therapy Association / SPTS in 2016.  He was also listed as one of the Top 20 North American Shoulder Surgeons in 2015, one of the Top 19 U.S. Sports Medicine Surgeons in 2013, in Best Doctors in America from 1996 – 2016, in Texas Super Doctors from 2004 – 2016, and in Top Docs Fort Worth from 2006 – 2016.

Selected Published Work

Meyer C, Garrison JC, Conway JE. Baseball Players with an Ulnar Collateral Ligament Tear Display Increased Non-dominant Arm Humeral Torsion Compared to Healthy Baseball PlayersAm J Sports Med.  Epub PreView Sept 2, 2016.

Lee BJ, Garrison JC, Conway JE, Pollard K, Aryal S. The Relationship Between Humeral Retrotorsion and Shoulder Range of Motion in Baseball Players with an Ulnar Collateral Ligament Tear. Orthop J Sport Med. 2016 Oct 10; 4 (10). eCollection 2016.

Taylor SA, Rumkumar PN, Fabricant PD, Dines JS, Gausden E, White A, Conway JE, O’Brien SJ. The Clinical Impact of Bicipital Tunnel Decompression During Long Head of the Biceps Tendon Surgery: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis. Arthroscopy. 2016; 32 (6): 1155-64.

Garrison JC, Johnston C, Conway JE. Baseball Players with Ulnar Collateral Ligament Tears Demonstrate Decreased Rotator Cuff Strength Compared to Healthy Controls. Int J Sports Phys Ther. 2015; 10 (4): 1-6.

Noll S, Garrison JC, Bothwell J, Conway JE. Knee Extension Range of Motion at 4 Weeks is Related to Knee Extension Loss at 12 Weeks after Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction. Orthop J Sports Med. 2015; 3 (5).

Hannon J, Garrison JC, Conway J, Lower Extremity Balance is Improved at Time of Return to Throwing in Baseball Players with an Ulnar Collateral Ligament Tear when Compared to Pre-operative Measurements. Int J Sports Phys Ther. 2014: 9 (3): 356-64.

Garrison JC, Bothwell J, Cohen K, Conway J. Effects of Hip Strengthening on Early Outcomes Following Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction. Int J Spots Phys Ther. 2014; 9 (2): 157-67.

Hannon JP, Garrison JC, Conway JE. Residents Case Study: Deep Vein Thrombosis in a High School Baseball Pitcher Following Ulnar Collateral Ligament Reconstruction. Int J Sports Phys Ther. 2013; 8 (4): 472-481.

Garrison JC, Arnold A, Macko MJ, Conway JE. Baseball Players Diagnosed with Ulnar Collateral Ligament Injuries Demonstrate Decreased Balance Compared to Healthy Controls. J Orthop Sports Phys Ther. 2013; 43 (10): 752-758.

Garrison JC, Cole MA, Conway JE, Macko MA, Thigpen C, Shanley E. Shoulder Range of Motion Deficits in Baseball Players with an Ulnar Collateral Ligament Tear. Am J Sports Med. 2012; 40 (11): 2597-603.


Mark Grabiner
Mark Grabiner, PhD
Professor, University of Illinois at Chicago
Chicago, Illinois

Mark Grabiner is a professor in Kinesiology & Nutrition, a professor in the Department of Bioengineering, and an Associate Vice-Chancellor for research and Research Integrity Officer at the University of Illinois at Chicago.  He is the founder and director of the Clinical Biomechanics and Rehabilitation Laboratory. Dr. Grabiner earned his doctorate from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign and served on the faculty at the University of Southern California in the Department of Exercise Science, and then at The Cleveland Clinic in the Department of Biomedical Engineering, before joining UIC in 2001.  He has published over 135 refereed publications and has contributed to 10 books.  His interdisciplinary research involves characterizing the modifiable mechanisms underlying falls and injuries by older adults and translating these findings to the design, development, and deployment of clinically-relevant technologies and interventions.  During the course of his career, the research to which he contributed has received more than $20 million in extramural funding.  He is a fellow of the American Society of Biomechanics, the Gerontological Society of America, the American College of Sports Medicine, and the American Academy of Kinesiology.  He has served as the president of the American Society of Biomechanics, as a member of the executive Council of the International Society of Biomechanics, and as a member of the World Council on Biomechanics.

Selected Published Work

Honeycutt CF, Nevisipur M, Grabiner MD. Characteristics and adaptive strategies linked with falls in stroke survivors from analysis of laboratory-induced falls. Journal of Biomechanics, in press.

Pater ML, Rosenblatt NJ, Grabiner MD. Knee osteoarthritis negatively affects the recovery step following large forward-directed postural perturbations. Journal of Biomechanics. 2016; 49: 1128-1133.

Rosenblatt NJ, Hurt CP, Latash ML, Grabiner MD. Challenging gait leads to stronger lower-limb kinematic synergies: the effects of walking within a more narrow pathway. Neuroscience Letters. 2015; 600: 110-114.

Hurt CP, Grabiner MD. Age-related differences in the maintenance of frontal plane dynamic stability while stepping to targets. Journal of Biomechanics. 2015; 48: 592-597.

Pater ML, Rosenblatt NJ, Grabiner MD. Expectation of an upcoming large postural perturbation influences the recovery stepping response and outcome. Gait and Posture. 2015; 41: 335-337.

Kaufman KR, Wyatt, MP, Sessoms PH, Grabiner MD. Task-specific fall prevention training is effective for warfighters with transtibial amputations. Clinical Orthopaedics and Related Research. 2014; 472: 3076-3084.

Crenshaw JR, Grabiner MD. The influence of age on the thresholds of compensatory stepping and dynamic stability maintenance. Gait Posture. 2014; 40: 363-368.

Grabiner MD, Crenshaw JR, Hurt CP, Rosenblatt NJ, Troy KL. Exercise-based fall prevention: can you be a bit more specific? Exercise and Sport Sciences Reviews. 2014; 42: 161-168.

Rosenblatt NJ, Marone J, Grabiner MD. Preventing trip-related falls by community-dwelling adults: a prospective study. Journal of the American Geriatrics Society. 2013; 61: 1629-1631.

Crenshaw JR, Kaufman KR, Grabiner MD. Compensatory-step training of healthy, mobile people with unilateral, transfemoral or knee disarticulation amputations: A potential intervention for trip-related falls. Gait Posture. 2013; 38: 500-506.

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