July Featured Editorial Board Members

Paulo Santoro Belangero, MD, PhD
Orthopedist and Professor

Chief of Sports Trauma Team
São Paulo, Brazil

Dr. Belangero is an Orthopedist and Professor at the Postgraduate Program in Sports Medicine at UNIFESP. He is a reviewer and/or Editorial Board member for several journals as the American Journal of Sports Medicine, Acta Ortopédica Brasileira and Revista Brasileira de Ortopedia. He is the Chief of Sports Trauma Team in UNIFESP (DOT/EPM) and is interested in research, specifically shoulder instability and Genetics aspects in Sports Medicine. He won the Caspari Award for best Superior limb paper in ISAKOS 2013 and has been SLARD-ESSKA traveling fellow in 2019. He also serves on Committees in SBOT (Brazilian Orthopaedic Society) and SBCOC (Brazilian Society of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery).

Selected Published Work

Lima EBS, Osés GL, de Godoy GP, Lara PHS, Ribeiro LM, de Figueiredo EA, Pochini AC, Andreoli CV, Belangero PS, Ejnisman B. Evaluation of Latarjet procedure in female athletes: a 3-year follow-up prospective cohort study. JSES Int. 2022 Feb 14;6(3):343-348. doi: 10.1016/j.jseint.2022.01.007. PMID: 35572422; PMCID: PMC9091741.

Tortato S, Pochini AC, Andreoli CV, Cohen C, Lara PHS, Belangero PS, Ejnisman B. HYLAN G-F 20 VERSUS TRIAMCINOLONE IN THE TREATMENT OF PRIMARY SHOULDER OSTEOARTHRITIS. RANDOMIZED TRIAL. Acta Ortop Bras. 2022 Jan 28;30(1):e244410. doi: 10.1590/1413-785220223001e244410. PMID: 35431635; PMCID: PMC8979357.

Terra BB, Sassine TJ, Ejnisman B, de Castro Pochini A, Belangero PS.Arthroscopic partial Superior Capsular Reconstruction using the Long Head of the Biceps Tendon-Technique Description. Arthrosc Tech. 2021 Feb 19;10(3):e669-e673. doi: 10.1016/j.eats.2020.10.056. PMID: 33738200; PMCID: PMC7953170.

Belangero PS, Lara PHS, Figueiredo EA, Andreoli CV, de Castro Pochini A, Ejnisman B, Smith RL. Bristow versus Latarjet in high-demand athletes with anterior shoulder instability: a prospective randomized comparison. JSES Int. 2021 Jan 12;5(2):165-170. doi: 10.1016/j.jseint.2020.11.004. PMID: 33681832; PMCID: PMC7910740.

Cohen C, Figueiredo EA, Belangero PS, Andreoli CV, Leal MF, Ejnisman B. Genetic Aspects in Shoulder Disorders. Rev Bras Ortop (Sao Paulo). 2020Oct;55(5):537-542. doi: 10.1055/s-0040-1702955. Epub 2020 Jun 8. PMID: 33093716; PMCID: PMC7575388.

Bomfim LS, Ejnisman B, Belangero PS. Histologic and magnetic resonance image evaluation in acromioclavicular joint osteoarthritis. JSES Int. 2020 Jun1;4(3):536-541. doi: 10.1016/j.jseint.2020.03.007. PMID: 32939481; PMCID: PMC7478992

Stirma GA, Lima EBS, Chaves DH, Belangero PS, Andreoli CV, Ejnisman B. LATARJET PROCEDURE ON ANTERIOR SHOULDER INSTABILITY IN PROFESSIONAL SOCCER PLAYERS. Acta Ortop Bras. 2020 Mar-Apr;28(2):84-87. doi:10.1590/1413-785220202802225433. PMID: 32425670; PMCID: PMC7224322.

Vicente Andreoli C, de Castro Pochini A, Diniz Carvalho C, Santoro Belangero P, Ejnisman B, Cohen M, Faloppa F. Superomedial Portal (Ejnisman’s Portal) and Modified “Chicken-Wing” Patient Position for Scapulothoracic Arthroscopy. Arthrosc Tech. 2020 Jan 23;9(1):e51-e55. doi: 10.1016/j.eats.2019.08.019. PMID: 32021774; PMCID: PMC6993189.

Figueiredo EA, Loyola LC, Belangero PS, Campos Ribeiro-Dos-Santos ÂK, Emanuel Batista Santos S, Cohen C, Wajnsztejn A, Martins de Oliveira A, Smith MC, Pochini AC, Andreoli CV, Ejnisman B, Cohen M, Leal MF. Rotator Cuff Tear Susceptibility Is Associated With Variants in Genes Involved in Tendon Extracellular Matrix Homeostasis. J Orthop Res. 2020 Jan;38(1):192-201. doi: 10.1002/jor.24455. Epub 2019 Oct 6. PMID: 31444797.

Terra BB, Ejnisman B, Belangero PS, Figueiredo E, De Nadai A, Ton A, Cohen M. Arthroscopic Treatment of First-Time Shoulder Dislocations in Younger Athletes. Orthop J Sports Med. 2019 May 17;7(5):2325967119844352. doi: 10.1177/2325967119844352. PMID: 31205964; PMCID: PMC6537070.

Cohen C, Leal MF, Loyola LC, Santos SEB, Ribeiro-Dos-Santos ÂKC, Belangero PS, Figueiredo EA, Wajnsztejn A, de Oliveira AM, Smith MC, Andreoli CV, de Castro Pochini A, Cohen M, Ejnisman B, Faloppa F. Genetic variants involved in extracellular matrix homeostasis play a role in the susceptibility to frozen shoulder: A case-control study. J Orthop Res. 2019 Apr;37(4):948-956. doi: 10.1002/jor.24228. Epub 2019 Mar 20. PMID: 30667085.

Santoro Belangero P, Antônio Figueiredo E, Cohen C, de Seixas Alves F,Hiromi Yanaguizawa W, Cardoso Smith M, Vicente Andreoli C, de Castro Pochini A, Teresa de Seixas Alves M, Ejnisman B, Cohen M, Ferreira Leal M. Changes in the expression of matrix extracellular genes and TGFB family members in rotator cuff tears. J Orthop Res. 2018 Sep;36(9):2542-2553. doi: 10.1002/jor.23907. Epub 2018 Jun 13. PMID: 29614203.

Cocco LF, Ejnisman B, Belangero PS, Cohen M, Dos Reis FB. Quality of life after antegrade intramedullary nail fixation of humeral fractures: a survey in a selected cohort of Brazilian patients. Patient Saf Surg. 2018 Mar 12;12:4. doi: 10.1186/s13037-018-0150-8. PMID: 29563972; PMCID: PMC5848578.

Leal MF, Caires Dos Santos L, Martins de Oliveira A, Santoro Belangero P, Antônio Figueiredo E, Cohen C, de Seixas Alves F, Hiromi Yanaguizawa W, Vicente Andreoli C, de Castro Pochini A, Ejnisman B, Cardoso Smith M, de Seixas Alves MT, Cohen M. Epigenetic regulation of metalloproteinases and their inhibitors in rotator cuff tears. PLoS One. 2017 Sep 13;12(9):e0184141. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0184141. PMID: 28902861; PMCID: PMC5597200.

Cohen C, Leal MF, Belangero PS, Figueiredo EA, Smith MC, Andreoli CV, de Castro Pochini A, Cohen M, Ejnisman B, Faloppa F. The roles of Tenascin C and Fibronectin 1 in adhesive capsulitis: a pilot gene expression study. Clinics (Sao Paulo). 2016 Jul;71(6):325-31. doi: 10.6061/clinics/2016(06)07. PMID: 27438566; PMCID: PMC4930668.

Lee H. Diehl, MD
Assistant Professor
, Duke University
Head Team Physician, Elon University
Durham, North Carolina

Dr. Diehl has focused his training and professional practice on Orthopaedic Sports Medicine and specializes in the surgical treatment of sports related injuries of the shoulder and knee.

He is a member of the editorial board for the American Journal of Sports Medicine, the open access Orthopaedic Journal of Sports Medicine and serves as a reviewer for AJSM, OJSM and Sports Health. He has participated in basic science research on the throwing shoulder, treatment of ACL injuries of the knee and has authored major textbook and medical journal publications.

Currently Dr. Diehl is an Assistant Professor at Duke University in the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery’s Division of Sports Medicine. He is the Head Team Physician for Elon University and works in Elon’s School of Health Sciences with physical therapy residents in sports medicine. For Duke Orthopaedics, Dr. Diehl takes an active role in the mission to educate university and medical students, Orthopaedic Surgery residents, Orthopaedic and Primary Care Sports Medicine fellows, continues to be involved in clinical research and has been a Senior Faculty Advisor for Duke’s Feagin Leadership Program.

Dr. Diehl earned his undergraduate degree from Colorado State University and then completed his Doctorate of Medicine with honors at the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center with an Air Force Health Professions Scholarship. On active duty with the Air Force, Dr. Diehl completed an internship in General Surgery and then was stationed in North Carolina, where he practiced primary care as a Flight Surgeon deploying frequently throughout the world. He subsequently completed residency in Orthopaedic Surgery at UNC-Chapel Hill, followed by fellowship training in Orthopaedic Sports Medicine at the University of Chicago.

In 2013 Dr. Diehl retired as a Colonel from the United States Air Force after 24 years of federal service. During his military career Dr. Diehl served in a number of leadership roles including, Chief of the Multi-specialty Clinic in Bitburg, Germany and Chief of a Mobile Field Surgical Team (MFST) with multiple deployments to the Middle East and Africa. He was an Advanced Cardiac and Trauma Life Support instructor for United States Air Forces Europe and the Defense Medical Readiness Training Institute at Fort Sam Houston, Texas. At the Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, he served as the Assistant Chief of Sports Medicine and Team Physician for the USAFA Falcons. While in the Air Force Reserve, he worked as a flight surgeon with the 920th Combat Rescue Wing in Florida and the 4th Fighter Wing in North Carolina.

Selected Published Work

Reider, B., Arcand, M.A., Diehl, L.H., Mroczek, K., Abulencia, A., Stroud, C.C., Palm, M., Gilbertson, J. and Staszak, P., 2003. Proprioception of the knee before and after anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction. Arthroscopy: The Journal of Arthroscopic & Related Surgery19(1), pp.2-12.

Crawford, M.D., Diehl, L.H. and Amendola, A., 2017. Surgical management and treatment of the anterior cruciate ligament–deficient knee with malalignment. Clinics in sports medicine36(1), pp.119-133.

Bullock, G.S., Schmitt, A.C., Chasse, P., Little, B.A., Diehl, L.H. and Butler, R.J., 2017. Heart rate response does not differ between pitch types in college baseball pitchers. International Journal of Performance Analysis in Sport17(5), pp.774-782.

Bullock, G.S., Schmitt, A.C., Chasse, P.M., Little, B.A., Diehl, L.H. and Butler, R.J., 2018. The relationship between trunk rotation, upper quarter dynamic stability, and pitch velocity. The Journal of Strength & Conditioning Research32(1), pp.261-266.


Bullock, G.S., Schmitt, A.C., Chasse, P., Little, B.A., Diehl, L.H. and Butler, R.J., 2021. Differences in PlayerLoad and pitch type in collegiate baseball players. Sports Biomechanics20(8), pp.938-946.

Ma, W., Pan, C.Y., Diehl, L.H., Wittstein, J.R., Riboh, J.C., Toth, A.P., Amendola, A., Faherty, M.S., Killelea, C., Le, D.T. and Sell, T.C., 2022. Altered lower extremity biomechanics following anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction during single-leg and double-leg stop-jump tasks: A bilateral total support moment analysis. Clinical Biomechanics91, p.105533.

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