October Featured Editorial Board Member

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David R. McAllister, MD
Chief of the Sports Medicine Service, Professor and Vice Chair
Department of Orthopaedic Surgery
David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA
Los Angeles, California


Dr. David R. McAllister is Chief of the Sports Medicine Service, Professor and Vice Chair in the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA. He also serves as the program director of the sports medicine fellowship at UCLA and is responsible for teaching UCLA medical students and orthopedic surgery residents. Dr. McAllister also serves as the Head Team Physician for the UCLA Athletic Department.  He specializes in all areas of orthopaedic sports medicine and has special expertise in knee ligament injuries, meniscus injuries and articular cartilage problems.

Dr. McAllister is a productive clinician-scientist who has published more than 140 scientific articles in peer-reviewed journals and has lectured extensively both nationally and internationally. In addition, he has mentored numerous clinician-scientists who have entered academic practice.  His areas of expertise include knee ligament injuries, biomechanics, and surgery. In addition, he has considerable experience with tissue engineering and is currently leading a multidisciplinary team of researchers in their efforts to grow ligament tissue in a laboratory that could later be used in patients for knee ligament reconstruction. Dr. McAllister has presented many scientific papers and is frequently invited to moderate sessions at various national and international orthopedic meetings. Dr. McAllister has also served on the faculty for courses designed to educate other orthopaedic surgeons.  Dr. McAllister belongs to many national and international groups and has held leadership positions/committee positions in the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine (AOSSM), International Society of Arthroscopy, Knee Surgery, and Orthopaedic Sports Medicine (ISAKOS), and the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgery (AAOS).

Selected Published Work

Markolf K, Zemanovic J, McAllister D. Cyclic Loading of Posterior Cruciate Ligament Replacements Fixed with Tibial Tunnel and Tibial Inlay Methods. J Bone Joint Surg Am. 2002;84:518-524.

Petrigliano FA, English CS, Barba D, Esmende S, Wu BM, McAllister DR. The Effects of Local bFGF Release and Uniaxial Strain on Cellular Adaptation and Gene Expression in a 3D Environment: Implications for Ligament Tissue Engineering.  Tissue Eng. 2007;13(11):2721-2731.

Markolf KL, Park S, Jackson SR, McAllister DR. Anterior-posterior and rotatory stability of single and double-bundle anterior cruciate ligament reconstructions.  J Bone Joint Surg Am. 2009;91(1):107-118.

Markolf KL, Park S, Jackson SR, McAllister DR. Simulated Pivot Shift Testing With Single and Double Bundle ACL Reconstructions.  J Bone Joint Surg 2008;90(8):1681-1689.

Petrigliano F, Arom G, Nazemi A, Yeranosian M, Wu B, McAllister D. In Vivo Evaluation of Electrospun Polycaprolactone Graft for Anterior Cruciate Ligament Engineering.  Tissue Eng Part A. 2014 Nov 20. [Epub ahead of print].  PMID:25412879

Borgstrom H, Markolf K, Wang Y, Xu X, Yang P, Joshi N, Yeranosian M, Petrigliano F, Hame S, Kaiser W, McAllister D. Use of inertial sensors to predict pivot shift grade and diagnose an ACL injury during pre-operative testing. Am J Sports Med. 2015;43(4):857-864.

Leong NL, Kabir N, Arshi A, Nazemi A, Wu B, Petrigliano FA, McAllister DR. Evaluation of Polycaprolactone Scaffold with bFGF and Fibroblasts in an Athymic Rat Model for ACL Reconstruction. Tissue Eng Part A. 2015;21(11-12):1859-1868.

Boguszewski DV, Cheung EC, Joshi NB, Markolf KL, McAllister DR. Male-Female Differences in Knee Laxity and Stiffness: A Cadaveric Study. Am J Sports Med. 2015;43(12):2982-2987.

Leong NL, Kabir N, Arshi A, Nazemi A, Jiang J, Wu BM, Petrigliano FA, McAllister DR. Use of ultra-high molecular weight polycaprolactone scaffolds for ACL reconstruction. J Orthop Res. 2016;34(5):828-835.

Du PZ, Markolf KL, Lama CJ, McAllister DR, Jones KJ. Contact Forces Acting on Large Femoral Osteochondral Allografts During Forced Knee Extension. Am J Sports Med. 2017;45(12):2804-2811.

Du PZ, Markolf KL, Boguszewski DV, Yamaguchi KT, Lama CJ, McAllister DR, Jones KJ. Effects of Proud Large Osteochondral Plugs on Contact Forces and Knee Kinematics: A Robotic Study. Am J Sports Med. 2018;46(9):2122-2127.

Markolf K, Yamaguchi K, Matthew J, McAllister D. Effects of Tibiofemoral Compression on ACL Forces and Knee Kinematics Under Combined Knee Loads. J Orthop Res. 2019;37(3):631-639.

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