August Featured Editorial Board Members

Scott Rodeo, MD
Professor, Weill Medical College of Cornell University
Attending Surgeon, Hospital for Special Surgery, New York-Presbyterian Hospital
New York, New York

Dr. Scott Rodeo is Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery at Weill Medical College of Cornell University and is an Attending Surgeon at the New York-Presbyterian Hospital and the Hospital for Special Surgery, where he is Co-Chief Emeritus of the Sports Medicine and Shoulder Service and Co-Director of the Orthopaedic Soft Tissue Research Program. After completing orthopaedic surgery residency and fellowship at The Hospital for Special Surgery, he joined the faculty on the Sports Medicine and Shoulder Service at The Hospital for Special Surgery. At HSS he has pursued a clinician-scientist pathway, where he leads the Laboratory for Joint Tissue Repair and Regeneration in the Orthopaedic Soft Tissue Research Program. His laboratory studies the cellular and molecular mechanisms of tendon, ligament, and meniscus healing. He runs a translational research program, with a focus on the use of stem cells and other techniques of biologic augmentation of soft tissue healing. The research program carries out parallel preclinical animal studies as well as human clinical studies.

His clinical practice involves orthopaedic sports medicine, with specialty interest in complex knee reconstruction (ligament, meniscus and cartilage surgery), tendon repair in the shoulder and other joints, and shoulder instability. He is Head Team Physician for the New York Giants Football Team. Rodeo served as a Team Physician for the United States Olympic Team in 2004, 2008, and 2012. Rodeo graduated cum laude from Stanford University, where he completed his undergraduate work while competing on the Stanford swimming team.

Selected Published Work

Related to Clinical Work

Rodeo SA, Nguyen JT, Cavanaugh JT, Patel Y, Adler RS. Clinical and Ultrasonographic Evaluations of the Shoulders of Elite Swimmers. Am J Sports Med. 44: 3214-3221, 2016. doi: 10.1177/0363546516657823

Cancienne JM, Brockmeier SF, Rodeo SA, Werner BC.  Perioperative serum lipid Status and statin use affect revision surgery rate after arthroscopic rotator cuff repair.  In press, Am J Sports Med. 2017.

Tuca M, Luderowski E, Rodeo S. Meniscal transplant in children. Curr Opin Pediatr. 2016 Feb;28(1):47-54. doi: 10.1097/MOP.0000000000000306.

Zadeh L, Chevrier A, Farr J, Rodeo S, Buschmann M. Augmentation Techniques for Meniscus Repair. Journal of Knee Surgery, 2017. doi:

Grawe B, Burge A, Nguyen J, Strickland S, Warren R, Rodeo, Shubinstein B. Cartilage regeneration in full-thickness patellar chondral defects treated with particulated juvenile articular allograft cartilage: An MRI analysis. In press, Cartilage, 2017.

Maher SA, Wang H, Koff MF, Belkin N, Potter HG, Rodeo SA.Clinical platform for understanding the relationship between joint contact mechanics and articular cartilage changes after meniscal surgery. J Orthop Res. 2017 Mar;35(3):600-611. doi: 10.1002/jor.23365. Epub 2017 Feb 13.

Wang D and Rodeo S. Platelet-Rich Plasma in Orthopaedic Surgery: A Critical Analysis Review. In press, Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery, 2017.

Werner BC, Belkin NS, Kennelly S, Weiss L, Barnes RP, Potter HG, Warren RF, Rodeo SA. Acute gastrocnemius-soleus complex injuries in National Football League athletesThe Orthopaedic Journal of Sports Medicine, 2017.

Werner BC, Belkin NS, Kennelly S, Weiss L, Barnes RP, Rodeo SA, Warren RF, Hotchkiss RN. Injuries to the collateral ligaments of the metacarpophalangeal joint of the thumb, including simultaneous combined thumb ulnar and radial collateral ligament injuries, in National Football League athletes. Am J Sports Med. 2017 Jan;45(1):195-200. doi: 10.1177/0363546516660979. Epub 2016 Oct 1.

Related to Basic Laboratory Work

Zong J, Mosca MJ, Degen R, Lebaschi A, Carballo C, Carbone A, Cong GT, Ying L, Deng X, Rodeo SA. Involvement of Indian hedgehog signaling in mesenchymal stem cell-augmented rotator cuff tendon repair in an athymic rat model. J Shoulder Elbow Surg. 2017 Apr;26(4):580-588. doi: 10.1016/j.jse.2016.09.036. Epub 2016 Nov 22.

Zong JC, Ma R, Wang H, Cong GT, Lebaschi A, Deng XH, Rodeo SA. The effect of graft pretensioning on bone tunnel diameter and bone formation after anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction in a rat model. Am J Sports Med. 2017 Feb 1:363546516686967. doi: 10.1177/0363546516686967. [Epub ahead of print]

Degen RM, Carbone A, Carballo C, Zong J, Chen T, Lebaschi A, Ying L, Deng XH, Rodeo SA. The effect of purified human bone marrow-derived mesenchymal stem cells on rotator cuff tendon healing in an athymic rat. Arthroscopy. 2016 Dec;32(12):2435-2443. doi: 10.1016/j.arthro.2016.04.019. Epub 2016 Jun 7.

Rodeo SA, Voigt C, Ma R, Solic J, Stasiak M, Ju X, El-Amin S, Deng X. Use of a New Model Allowing Controlled Uniaxial Loading to Evaluate Tendon Healing in a Bone Tunnel. J Orthop Res. 2015 Oct 28. doi: 10.1002/jor.23087. [Epub ahead of print]

Carbone A, Carballo C, Ma R, Wang H, Deng X, Dahia C, Rodeo S. Indian hedgehog signaling and the role of graft tension in tendon-to-bone healing: Evaluation in a rat ACL reconstruction model. J Orthop Res. 2016 Apr;34(4):641-9. doi: 10.1002/jor.23066. Epub 2015 Nov 25.


MAJ Jonathan Dickens, MD
Director of Research, Walter Reed National Military Medical Center
Bethesda, Maryland

MAJ Jonathan (Jon) Dickens is the Director of Research at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, Research Chair for the Society of Military Orthopaedic Surgeons, and an attending in Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine. He is currently an Associate Professor of Surgery at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences.  He additionally serves as the Director for the Military Orthopaedics Tracking Injuries and Outcomes Network (MOTION), a DoD-wide research and quality improvement initiative to collect and improve outcomes following musculoskeletal injuries in the military population.  Dr. Dickens’ research interests include shoulder and knee instability in the military and sports populations.  His research has been awarded the Aircast Award from the American Orthopaedic Society of Sports Medicine.

Selected Published Work

Dickens JF, Rue JP, Cameron KL, Kilcoyne KG, Allred CD, Svoboda SJ, Tokish JM, Peck KY, Owens BD.  Improved Return to Play in Contact Athletes Following Arthroscopic Stabilization for Anterior Shoulder Instability: A Prospective Multicenter Service Academy StudyAmerican Journal of Sports Medicine. ePub ahead of Print 28 June 2017.

Dickens JF, Owens BD, Cameron KL, Masini BD, Peck KY, Svoboda SJ. The Impact of Sub-Critical Bone Loss and Exposure on Recurrent Instability Following Arthroscopic Bankart Repair in American Collegiate Football. American Journal of Sports Medicine. 2017.45 (8): 1769-1775.

Balazs GC, Williams BC, Knaus, CM, Brooks DI, Dickens JF, McCabe MP, Anderson TD. Morphologic Distribution of the Anterior Inferior Iliac Spine in Patients With and Without Hip Impingement: Reliability, Validity and Relationship to the Intraoperative Assessment. American Journal of Sports Medicine. 2017;45(5):1117-1123.

Balazs GC, Brelin AM, Dwoarak TC, Brooks DI, Mauntel TC, Tintle SM, Dickens JF. Outcomes and Complications of Triceps Tendon Repair Following Acute Rupture in American Military Personnel. Injury. 2016.47(10):2247-2251.

Donahue MA, Owens BD, Dickens JF. Return to Play following Anterior Shoulder Dislocation and Stabilization Surgery. Clinics in Sports Medicine. 2016;35(4):545-561.

Balazs GC, Brelin AM, Grimm PD, Dickens JF, Keblish DJ, Rue JP. Hybrid tibial fixation of soft tissue grafts in ACL reconstruction: A systematic review. American Journal of Sports Medicine. 2016;44(10):2724-2732.

Balazs GC, Brelin AM, Donohue MA, Dworak TC, Rue JP, Giuliani JR, Dickens JF. Incidence Rate and Results of Surgical Treatment of Pectoralis Major Tendon Ruptures in Active Duty Military Personnel. American Journal of Sports Medicine.  2016;44(7)1837-1843).

Picket A, Kluk MW, Dickens JF, Kilcoyne KG, Rue JP. Intra-Operative Measurement Following Arthroscopic Distal Clavicle Excision: Correlation with Post-Operative Radiographs. Current Orthopaedics Practice. 2015;26(4):371-375.

Balazs GC, Dickens JF, Brelin A, Wolf J, Rue JP, Potter BK. Analysis of Orthopaedic Research Produced During the Wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.  Clinical Orthopaedics and Related Research. 2015;473(9):2777-84.

Bevevino, AJ, Dickens JF, Potter BK Gordon W, Forsberg, JA. A model to Predict Limb Salvage in Severe Combat-related Open Calcaneus Fractures.  Clinical Orthopaedics and Related Research. 2014;6(5):3002-9.

Kilcoyne KG, Dickens JF, Svoboda SJ, Owens BD, Cameron KL, Sullivan RT, Rue JP. Reported Concussion Rates for Three Division I Football Programs: An Evaluation of the New NCAA Concussion PolicySports Health: A Multidisciplinary Approach. 2014;6(5):402-5.

Dickens JF, Owens BD, Cameron KL, Kilcoyne KG, Allred CD, Svoboda SJ, Tokish JM, Peck KY, Rue JP. Return to Play and Recurrence Following In-season Anterior Shoulder Instability: A Prospective Multicenter Study. American Journal of Sports Medicine. 2014;42(12):2842-50.

Dickens JF, Kilcoyne KG, Kluk MW, Gordon W, Shawen SB, Potter BK. Risk Factors for Infection and Amputation following Open, Combat-Related Calcaneus Fractures.  Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery (American). 2013;95(5):e24,1-8.

Owens B, Dickens JF, Kilcoyne KG, Rue JP. Management of Mid-Season Traumatic Anterior Shoulder Instability in Athletes.  Journal of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons. 2012;20(8):518-26.

Dickens JF, Kilcoyne KG, Giuliani J, Owens B. Circumferential Labral Tears: A New Pathologic Consideration in First-Time Anterior Shoulder Dislocations.  American Journal of Sports Medicine.  2012;40:213-7.

Dickens JF, Kilcoyne KG, Tintle SM, Giuliani J, Schaefer RA, Rue JP. Subpectoral Biceps Tenodesis: An Anatomic Study and Evaluation of At-Risk StructuresAmerican Journal of Sports Medicine. 2012;40(10):2337-41.

Dickens JF, Kilcoyne KG, Haniuk E, Owens B. Combined Lesions of the Glenoid Labrum.  The Physician and Sports Medicine. 2012;40(1): 102-108.

Evans KN, Kilcoyne KG, Dickens JF, Rue JP, Giuliani J, Gwinn D, Wilckens J. Predisposing risk factors for noncontact ACL injuries in military subjects.  Knee Surgery, Sports Traumatology Arthroscopy. 2012; 20(8): 1554-9.

Kilcoyne KG, Dickens JF, Chronister, R, Keblish DJ, Rue JP. Outcomes of Grade I and II Hamstring Injuries in an Intercollegiate Athletic Population Using a Novel Rehabilitation ProtocolSports Health: A Multidisciplinary Approach.  2011;3(6): 528-33.

Dickens JF, Kilcoyne KG, Kluk MW, Waterman S, Rue JP. The Posterolateral Corner: Surgical Approach and Technique Overview.  Journal of Knee Surgery.  2011;24(3):151-158.

Rue JP, Kilcoyne KG, Dickens JF, Kluk MW. Diagnosis and Treatment of Injuries to the Posterolateral Ligament Complex.  Journal of Knee Surgery.  2011;24(3):143-150.

Rue, JF, Kilcoyne KG, Dickens JF. Special Focus Edition: Complex Knee Problems in an Active Duty Military Population, Part II: Posterolateral Corner, Meniscus, and Cartilage Injuries. Journal of Knee Surgery.  2011; 24(3):141-142.

Shelbourne KD and Dickens JF. Joint Space Narrowing after Partial Medial Meniscectomy in the Anterior Cruciate Ligament-Intact Knee.  Journal of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons. 2007;15:519-524.

Shelbourne KD and Dickens JFDigital Radiographic Evaluation of Medial Joint Space Narrowing after Partial Meniscectomy of Bucket-Handle Medial Meniscus Tears in ACL-Intact KneesAmerican Journal of Sports Medicine. 2006;34:1648-1655.

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