July Featured Editorial Board Member

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Braden C. Fleming, PhD
Lucy Lippitt Professor of Orthopaedics
Warren Alpert Medical School, Brown University
Providence, Rhode Island


Dr. Fleming is the Lucy Lippitt Professor of Orthopaedics and Professor of Engineering at Brown University and Rhode Island Hospital. He joined the medical school faculty at Brown in June 2003. He received his doctorate in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Vermont in 1996 and then served on the faculty of the Department of Orthopaedics & Rehabilitation at the University of Vermont for 7 years. Dr. Fleming is the Director of the Bioengineering Core of the COBRE for Skeletal Health & Repair at Rhode Island Hospital, and started serving as the Associate Editor of Biomechanics for the American Journal of Sports Medicine in 2013. Dr. Fleming’s primary research focuses on the lower extremity with specific interests in ACL injuries, soft tissue biomechanics, osteoarthritis and imaging. He has authored 172 peer-reviewed manuscripts and has maintained a NIH funded research program for over 20 years. He and his wife, Dr. Martha Murray, are happily raising five children together while translating a new ACL repair technology. Braden is also an avid fly fisher always looking for a reason to get out on the water.

Selected Published Work

Murray MM, Kalish LA, Fleming BC, BEAR Trial Team, Proffen BL, Ecklund K, Kramer DE, Yen YM, Micheli LJ: The bridge-enhanced anterior cruciate ligament repair (BEAR) procedure: Two-year results of a first-in-human study. Orthopaedic Journal of Sports Medicine 7(3), 2325967118824356, 2019 [PMID: 30923725; PMCID: PMC6431773].

Beveridge JE, Proffen BL, Karamchedu NP, Chin KE, Sieker JT, Badger, GJ, Kiapour AM, Murray MM, Fleming BC: Cartilage damage is related to ACL stiffness in a porcine model of ACL repair. Journal of Orthopaedic Research, May 24, doi: 10.1002/jor.24381 (EPub ahead of print), 2019 [PMID: 31125133; NIHMSID: 1028497].

Murray MM, Kiapour AM, Kalish LA, Ecklund K, BEAR Trial Team, Fleming BC: Predictors of healing ligament size and MR signal intensity at 6 months after bridge-enhanced ACL repair. American Journal of Sports Medicine 47(6): 1361-1369, 2019 [PMID: 30986359; PMCID: PMC6497549].

Kiapour AM, Yang D, Badger GJ, Karamchedu MP, Murray MM, Fadale PD, Hulstyn MJ, Shalvoy RM, Fleming BC: Anatomical features of the tibial plateau predict outcomes of ACL reconstruction within 7 years after surgery. American Journal of Sports Medicine 47(2): 303-311, 2019 [PMID: 30640519; PMCID: PMC6382545].

Sieker JT, Proffen BL, Waller KA, Chin K, Karamchedu NP, Akelman MR, Perrone GS, Kiapour AM, Konrad J, Murray MM, Fleming BC: Transcriptional profiling of articular cartilage in a porcine model of early post-traumatic osteoarthritis. Journal of Orthopaedic Research 36(1): 318-329, 2018 [PMID:  28671352; PMCID: PMC5752630].

Waller KA, Chin KE, Jay GD, Zhang LX, Teeple E, McAllister S, Badger GJ, Schmidt TA, Fleming BC: Intra-articular recombinant human Proteoglycan 4 mitigates cartilage damage following destabilization of the medial meniscus in the Yucatan minipig. American Journal of Sports Medicine 45(7): 1512-1521, 2017 [PMID: 28129516; PMCID: PMC5453820].

Akelman MR, Fadale PD, Hulstyn MJ, Shalvoy RM, Garcia A, Chin KE, Duryea J, Badger GJ, Tung GA, Fleming BC: Effect of matching or over-constraining knee laxity during ACL reconstruction on knee osteoarthritis and clinical outcomes: A randomized controlled trial with 84-month follow-up. American Journal of Sports Medicine 44(7): 1660-1670, 2016 [PMID: 27159308; PMCID: PMC4930731].

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