October Featured Editorial Board Members

Michael Angeline, MD
Chair of Orthopaedic Surgery, Mercy Health
Janesville, Wisconsin

Michael Angeline is an Orthopaedic surgeon who specializes in sports medicine and shoulder surgery at Mercy Health in Janesville, Wisconsin, where he is the Chair of Orthopaedic Surgery. A graduate of Georgetown University School of Medicine, he completed an Orthopaedic surgery residency at the University of Chicago followed by a Sports Medicine and Shoulder Surgery Fellowship at the Hospital for Special Surgery. He currently is the head Orthopaedic surgeon for the Janesville Jets (NAHL Hockey), Beloit College athletics, the Beloit Snappers (Class A affiliate for the Oakland Athletics) and Janesville Parker/Craig High School athletics. In addition, he Chairs the Technology Committee within AOSSM (American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine) and is a member of the Electronic Media Editorial Board for the American Journal of Sports Medicine. Dr. Angeline’s research interests include shoulder instability and biologic augmentation of soft tissue healing.

Selected Published Work

Angeline ME, Dines JS: Factors Affecting the Outcome of Rotator Cuff Surgery. Orthopaedic Knowledge Online Journal 2017;15(6):2.

Pascual-Garrido C, Angeline M, Ma R, Chahla J, Voigt C, Deng X, Nguyen J, Warren R, Rodeo S. Low Levels of Vitamin D have a Deletreious Effect on the Articular Cartilage in a Rat Model. HSS Journal. 2016 Mar

Lamplot J*, Angeline M*, Beederman M, et. al. Distinct Effects of Platelet-Rich Plasma and BMP13 on Rotator Cuff Tendon Injury Healing in a Rat Model. Am J Sports Med. 2014. Dec;42(12):2877-87.

Gee A, Angeline M, Dines J, Dines D. Shoulder Instability after Total Shoulder Arthroplasty: A Case of Arthroscopic Repair. HSS Journal. 2014 Feb;10(1):88-91.

Angeline M, Ma R, Pascual-Garrido C, Voigt C, Deng X, Warren R, Rodeo S. The Effect of Diet Induced Vitamin D Deficiency on Rotator Cuff Healing in a Rat Model. Am J Sports Med. 2014 Jan;42(1):27-34.

Zajac J, Angeline M, Bohon T, Loftus M, Potter H, Weiland A, Thompson R, Coleman S, Altchek D. Axillary Artery Thrombosis in a Major League Baseball Pitcher: A Case Report and Rehabilitation Guide. Sports Health. 2013 Sept;5(5):402-6.

Angeline M, Gee A, Shindle M, Warren R, Rodeo S. The Effects of Vitamin D Deficiency in Athletes. Am J Sports Med. 2013 Feb;41(2):461-4.

Angeline M, Rodeo, S. Biologics in the Management of Rotator Cuff Surgery. Clin Sports Med. 2012 Oct;31:645-663.


Christopher D. Harner, MD
Vice-Chair of Academic Affairs
Program Director, Sports Medicine Fellowship
Depatment of Orthopaedic Surgery at
The University of Texas Health Science Center
Houston, Texas

Christopher D. Harner, M.D., is Professor and Vice Chair of Academic Affairs and Sports Medicine Fellowship Director of the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. He is dual certified in both Orthopaedics and Orthopaedic Sports Medicine.

Dr. Harner specializes in Sports Medicine and knee surgery. He has a long history of clinical and basic science research. Over the course of Dr. Harner’s basic science research career, he has educated over 100 undergraduate, graduate, medical students, residents and fellows. In his role at the University of Texas Health Science Center, he continues to oversee clinical and basic science studies of knee injury, healing, and surgical repair. Additionally, he assists in developing junior faculty for leadership and research careers in Orthopaedics.

Dr. Harner’s clinical and academic leadership in Sports Medicine is evidenced by numerous grants, awards and published scientific articles in clinical and research journals.  Awards for his research include the Cabaud Award in 1999 and 2003 and the Excellence in Research Award in 1994 and 2002 from the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine (AOSSM), the Hughston Best Paper Award from the American Journal of Sports Medicine (AJSM) in 2000, the John Joyce Award from the International Society of Arthroscopy Knee Surgery and Orthopaedic Sports Medicine (ISAKOS) in 2001 and 2002, the Compere Award from the Twentieth Century Orthopaedic Association in 2004, the Rovere Award in 2009 and the O’Donoghue Sports Injury Award in 2011 both from The AOSSM.

His dedication to Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine is marked by his commitment to research and education. He consistently has been named among The Best Doctors in America: Northeast Region. He has served on the education committees for both The AOSSM and the Arthroscopy Association of North America (AANA). In addition, Dr. Harner is a member of the editorial review boards for numerous orthopaedic, sports medicine, and scientific journals. He served as Program Chair for the Combined American Orthopaedic Association (AOA)/Canadian Orthopaedic Association (COA) Meeting in July 2007 in Quebec City and for the AOSSM Annual Meeting in July 2009 in Keystone, CO. Dr. Harner’s leadership in sports medicine was recognized by serving on the AOSSM Board from 2010 to 2015 and he received its highest honor by being named President in 2013.

In 2000, he was appointed to an 11 year term on the Board of Directors of the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery (ABOS).  During that time, he played a key role in Sports Medicine Subspecialty Certification serving as Chairman of the Subspecialty Certification Committee.  In addition to his ABOS commitments, he was appointed to a 2 year term on the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) Board of Directors as a Member at Large in February 2007. Currently, he serves on the ISAKOS Executive Committee (2016-18).  His most recent accomplishment was being elected to the AOA Presidential Line (2017-2021). In 2019, he will become the 133rd AOA President.

Dr. Harner graduated with high honors from Michigan State University. In 1981, he earned his medical degree from the University of Michigan and went on to do his orthopaedic residency at the University of Pittsburgh.  He completed his sports medicine fellowship in Salt Lake City in 1987 and joined the full time faculty at the University of Pittsburgh later that same year.  While in Pittsburgh, he was an Endowed Professor for 17 years. In 1990, he was selected as an ESSKA-AOSSM Sports Medicine Travelling Fellow and visited over 20 sports medicine centers throughout Europe.

Dr. Harner and his wife, Cindy, have been married for 34 years and reside in Houston, TX in the Rice Village area. They have 3 children; Christopher (age 28), Andrew (age 26), and Nina (age 24).

Selected Published Work

Irvine, J.N., Arner, J.W., Thorhauer, E.D., Abebe, E., D’Auria, J., Schreiber, V.M. and Harner, C.D., and Tashman, S. Is There A Difference In Graft Motion For Bone-Tendon-Bone and Hamstring Autograft ACL Reconstruction at 6 Weeks and 1 Year? Amer. J. Sports Med., 44(10):2599-2609, 2016.

Salzer, M.J., and Harner, C.D.:  The Classic from John Feigin and Walton Curl (1976) on the 5-year follow-up of the repair of the isolated tear of the anterior cruciate ligament.  Is there a role for ACLS repair in 2016?  J. ISAKOS 1(2):116-122, doi: 10.1136/jisakos-2015-00043, 2016.

Yarbroudi, M.A., Bjornsson, J., Lynch, A.D., Muller, B., Samuelsson, K., Trabichi, M., Karlsson, J., Fu, F.H., Harner, C.D., and Irrgang, J.D.  Predictors of Revision Surgery After Primary Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction. Orthop.J. Sport Med., 4(9):232596711666039, 2016.

Arner, J.W., Irvine, J.N., Zheng, L., Gale, T., Thorhauer, E., Hankins, M., Abebe, E., Tashman, S., Zhang, X, and Harner, C.D.: The Effects of Anterior Cruciate Ligament Deficiency on the Meniscus and Articular Cartilage: A Novel Dynamic In Vitro Pilot Study.  Orthop. J. Sports Med., 4(4), 2325967116639895, doi: 10.1177/2325967116639895, 2016.

Boretsky, K.R., Yen, Y.M., Harner, C.D., Orebaugh, S.L., and Williams, B.A.: Femoral nerve block for anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction—do we have the information we need?  Am.J. Sports Med. 43(9):NP30, 2015.

Salim, R., Salzler, M.J., Bergin, M.A., Zheng, L., Carey, R.E., Kfuri, M. Jr., Zhang, X., and Harner, C.D.: Fluoroscopic Determination of the Tibial Insertion of the Posterior Cruciate Ligament in the Sagittal Plane. Am J Sports Med. 43(5):1142-6, 2015, DOI: 10.1177/0363546514568277. Epub 2015 Feb 10.

Wang, J.H., Kato, Y., Ingham, S.J., Maeyama, A., Linde-Rosen, M., Smolinski, P., Fu, F.H., and Harner, C.D.: Effects of Knee Flexion Angle and Loading Conditions on the End-to-End Distance of the Posterior Cruciate Ligament: A Comparison of the Roles of the Anterolateral and Posteromedial Bundles. Am. J. Sports Med. 42(12):2972-8, 2014.

Araujo, P.H., Moloney, G., Rincon, G., Carey, R., Zhang, X, and Harner, C.: Use of a fluoroscopic overlay to guide femoral tunnel placement during posterior cruciate ligament reconstruction.Am. J. Sports Med. 42(11):2673-9, 2014.

Goyal, K.S., Pan, T.J., Tran, D., Dumpe, S.C., Zhang, X., and Harner, C.D.: Vertical Tears of the Lateral Meniscus: Effects on In Vitro Tibiofemoral Joint Mechanics. Orthop J Sports Med. 2(8):2325967114541237, Aug 1, 2014, DOI: 10.1177/2325967114541237. eCollection 2014.

Marsh, C.A., Martin, D.E., Harner, C.D., and Tashman, S. Effect of Posterior Horn Medial Meniscus Root Tear on In Vivo Knee Kinematics. Orthop.J. Sports Med. 2(7): 2325967114541220, Jul 11, 2014, DOI: 10.1177/2325967114541220. eCollection 2014.

Carey, R.E., Zheng, L., Aiyangar, A.K., Harner, C.D., and Zhang, X.  Subject-specific finite element modeling of he tibiofemoral joint based on CR, magnetic resonance imaging and dynamic stero-radiography data in vivo. J.Biomech.Eng. 136(4), 2014.

Salzler, M.J., Lin, A., Miller, C.D., Herold, S., Irrgang, J.J., and Harner, C.D.: Complications After Arthroscopic Knee Surgery.  Am. J. Sports Med. 42(2):292-6, 2014.

Harner, C.D.:  Presidential Address of the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine: Lifelong Learning–Mandate or Mission?  Am. J. Sports Med. 41(12):2742-5, 2014.

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