June Featured Editorial Board Members

Alfred Atanda, Jr.

Pediatric Orthopedic Surgeon
Director, Center for Sports Medicine
A. I. DuPont Hospital for Children
Wilmington, Delaware

Alfred Atanda, Jr. is a pediatric orthopedic surgeon who specializes in sports medicine at the Nemours/Alfred I. DuPont Hospital for Children in Wilmington, Delaware, where he is the director of the Center for Sports Medicine. He performs arthroscopic surgery of the knee, elbow, ankle, and shoulder as well as general orthopedic and trauma surgical procedures. A graduate of the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, he completed an internship and an orthopedic surgery residency at the University of Chicago Medical Center. Dr. Atanda also completed fellowships in pediatric orthopedics, at A. I. DuPont Hospital for Children, and in sports medicine, at the Rothman Institute at Thomas Jefferson University. He currently is a member of American Journal for Sports Medicine General and Electronic Media Editorial Boards. His research interests are in upper extremity overuse injury prevention and general orthopedic trauma. Recently, he has developed an interest in technology and innovation by routinely using telemedicine in his sports medicine practice. He leverages telemedicine technology to streamline the patient clinical experience. In addition, he uses technology to provide virtual consultations to general pediatricians, physical therapists, and athletic trainers. He is currently piloting a program to hold a virtual “training room” and provide real-time, virtual coverage of athletic events. As a budding entrepreneur, his future aspiration is to create an app-based, national platform to utilize telemedicine to triage, navigate, evaluate, and treat patients during their clinical experience.

Selected Published Work

Ciccotti M, Atanda A, Nazarian L, Cohen S, Holmes Jr., L, Dodson C. Stress Sonography of the Ulnar Collateral Ligament of the Elbow in Professional Baseball Pitchers: a 10-year Study. Am J Sports Med. 2014 Mar;42(3):544-551.

Akyol Y, Averill LW, Atanda A, Kecskemethy H, Bober M, Mackenzie WG. Magnetic Resonance Evaluation of the Knee in Children and Adolescents with Achondroplasia. Pediatr Radiol. 2015 Jun;45(6):888-95.

O’Brien D, O’Hagan T, Stewart R, Atanda Jr A, Hammoud S, Cohen SB, Ciccotti MG. Outcomes for Ulnar Collateral Ligament Reconstruction: A Retrospective Review Using the KJOC Assessment Score with Two Year Follow-Up in an Overhead Throwing Population. J Shoulder Elbow Surg. 2015 Jun;23(6):934-40.

Atanda Jr. A, Buckley PS, Hammoud S, Cohen SB, Nazarian LN, Ciccotti MG. Early Anatomic Changes of the Ulnar Collateral Ligament Identified by Stress Ultrasound of the Elbow in Young Professional Baseball Pitchers. Am J Sports Med. 2015 Sep 24. [Epub ahead of print].

Dizdarevic I, Low S, Currie DW, Comstock RD, Hammoud S, Atanda A. Epidemiology of Elbow Dislocations in High School Athletes. Am J Sports Med. 2016 Jan;44(1):202-8.

Atanda A, Wallace M, Bober MB, Mackenzie W. Arthroscopic Treatment of Discoid Lateral Meniscus Tears in Children With Achondroplasia. J Pediatr Orthop. 2016 Jul-Aug;36(5):e55-8.

Hoernschemeyer DG, Atanda Jr. A, Dean-Davis E, Gupta SK. The Discoid Meniscus Associated with Achondroplasia: A Case Series. Orthopedics. 2016 May 1;39(3):e498-503.

Eiszner J, Atanda A, Rangavajjula A, Theroux M. A Case Series of Peripheral Nerve Blocks in Pediatric and Young Adults with Skeletal Dysplasia. Paediatr Anaesth. 2016 May;26(5):553-6.

Atanda Jr. A, Averill LW, Wallace M, Niiler TA, Nazarian LN, Ciccotti MG. Factors Related to Increased Ulnar Collateral Ligament Thickness on Stress Sonography of the Elbow in Asymptomatic, Youth and Adolescent Baseball Pitchers. Am J Sports Med. 2016 Dec;44(12):3179-3187.

Orozco MP, Record N, Bober MB, Mackenzie WG, Atanda A. Knee Arthroscopy Findings in Children with Achondroplasia. Journal of Children’s Orthopedics. Currently in press.



Pablo E. Gelber, MD, PhD
Orthopaedic Department, Hospital de la Santa Creu i Sant Pau and ICATME-Hospital Universitari Dexeus
Assistant Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery at Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona
Barcelona, Spain

Dr. Pablo E. Gelber performed his residency program at the Orthopaedic Surgery Department of Hospital del Mar, Barcelona, Spain.  His clinical and research activity comprise the entire spectrum and the most up-to-date of surgical and non-operative treatments of the knee. Currently, he serves at the Orthopaedic Surgery Department of Hospital de la Santa Creu i Sant Pau and of ICATME-Hospital Universitari Dexeus, Spain. He obtained in 2007 a Summa Cum Laude for his Doctoral Thesis. He was nominated as Associate Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery for Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona in 2014. Despite his young age, he has already been Member of the Board of the Spanish Arthroscopy Association, Scientific Chairman of the ESSKA Congress in Barcelona 2016, and member of different Committees of ESSKA (European Society of Sports Traumatology, Knee Surgery and Arthroscopy). He has published more than 40 peer-reviewed studies and several book chapters. He is a reference as knee surgeon in Spain and Europe and is frequently invited to give lectures and surgical demonstrations worldwide. He is member of the Editorial Board of the American Journal of Sport Medicine, reviewer of several additional international journals, and member of several medical associations. He has also been director of several doctoral projects. Dr. Gelber has large experience in the care of athletes at all levels of competition. He holds visiting fellows from all over the world and is involved in different teaching activities periodically. Dr. Gelber enjoys starting the day at 5.30 am to practice sports before going to work. This keeps him fit and awake from time cero!

Selected Published Work

Erquicia JI, Gelber PE, Sosa G, Pelfort X, Tey M, Monllau JC. How to improve the prediction of quadruple semitendinosus and gracilis autograft sizes with magnetic resonance imaging and ultrasonographyAm J Sport Med. 2013;41:1857-63.

Gelber PE, Erquicia JI, Sosa G, Ferrer G, Abat F, Rodriguez-Baeza A, Segura-Cros C, Monllau JC. Safe drilling angles to perform the femoral tunnels of the popliteus tendon and fibular collateral ligament in multiligamentary knee reconstructions. Computed tomography evaluation in a cadaveric model. Arthroscopy 2013;29:257-265.

Gelber PE, Batista J, Millán-Billi A, Patthauer L, Vera S, Gómez-Masdeu M, Monllau JC. Magnetic resonance evaluation of the TruFit plugs in the treatment of osteochondral lesions of the knee shows poor repair tissue quality. Knee 2014;21:827-32.

Gelber PE, Isart A, Erquicia J, Pelfort X, Tey M, Monllau JC. Partial meniscal substitution with a polyurethane scaffold does not improve outcome after an open wedge high tibial osteotomy. Knee Surg Sports Traumatol Arthrosc. 2015;23:334-339

Gelber PE, Petrica A, Marí-Molina R, Isart A, Monllau JC. The magnetic resonance aspect of a meniscal polyurethane scaffold is worse in advanced cartilage defects without deterioration of clinical outcomes after a minimum two-year follow-up. Knee 2015;22:389-394.

Perez-Prieto D, Torres-Claramunt R, Gelber PE, Shehata TAM, Pelfort X, Monllau JC. Autograft soaking in vancomycin reduces the risk of infection after anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction. Knee Surg Sports Traumatol Arthrosc 2016;24:2724-2728.

Gelber PE, Masferrer-Pino A, Erquicia J, Abat F, Pelfort J, Rodríguez-Baeza A, Monllau JC. Femoral tunnel drilling angles por posteromedial corner reconstructions of the knee. Arthroscopy. 2015;31:1764-1771.

Monllau JC, Masferrer-Pino À, Ginovart G, Pérez-Prieto D, Gelber PE, Sanchis-Alfonso V. Clinical and radiological outcomes after a quasi-anatomical reconstruction of medial patellofemoral ligament with gracilis tendon autograft. Knee Surg Sports Traumatol Arthrosc. 2015 Dec 24. [Epub ahead of print].

Abat F, Sánchez JL, Martín-Nogueras AM, Calvo-Arenillas JI, Yajeya J, Méndez-Sánchez R, Monllau JC, Gelber PE. Randomized controlled trial comparing the effectiveness of the ultrasound-guided galvanic electrolysis technique (USGET) versus conventional electro-physiotherapeutic treatment on patellar tendinopathy. Journal of Experimental Orthopaedic. 2016 3:34.

Carrera I, Gelber PE, Chary G, Gómez-Masdeu M, González-Ballester MA, Monllau JC, Noailly J. An intact fibula may contribute to allow early weight bearing in surgically treated tibial plateau fractures. Knee Surg Sports Traumatol Arthrosc. 2017 Mar 3 [Epub ahead of print]

Millán-Billi A, Gómez-Masdeu M, Ramírez-Bermejo E, Ibañez M, Gelber PE. What is the most reproducible classification system to assess tibial plateau fractures? Int Orthop 2017 Apr 13 [Epub ahead of print].


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