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Department of Orthopedics

Department of Orthopedics
 

Research Faculty

CU Orthopedics


Nancy Hadley-Miller, MD

Professor and Director, Orthopedics Genetics Laboratory
Medical Director, Musculoskeletal Research Center
Children's Hospital Colorado

Education:
MD: University of Maryland Medical School, Baltimore, MD
Residency: General Surgery, Union Memorial Hospital, Baltimore, MD
Residency: Orthopedic Surgery, Boston University, Boston, MA
Fellowship: Pediatric Orthopedics and Pediatric Orthopedics Research, University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA

Research Focus:
Genetics of scoliosis, limb deformity and neuromuscular disorders

Learn more about our idiopathic scoliosis research »

 Hadley-Miller

Karen B. King, PhD

Associate Professor
Director, Orthopedics Molecular Biology Laboratory

Education:
BA, Biology, Goshen College, Goshen, IN
PhD, Biochemistry, Rush University, Chicago, IL

Research Focus:
Musculoskeletal disorders, cyclical articular joint loading; mechanobiology;
connective tissue biochemistry; work and sports-related injuries.

Professional Memberships:

1999-2006    Center for Occupational and Environmental Health Faculty (COEH), University of California, Berkeley, Davis, and San Francisco
1999-Present    International Society for Matrix Biology
2000-Present    American Society for Matrix Biology
2000-Present    Orthopaedic Research Society
1999-Present    Osteoarthritis Research Society International
2008-Present    American Society for Bone and Mineral Research
 King


Karin Payne, PhD

Assistant Professor
Director, Regenerative Orthopedics Lab

Education:
BS, McGill University, Physiology
MS, Ecole Polytechnique de Montreal, University of Montreal, Biomedical Engineering, 2002
PhD, University of Pittsburgh, Bioengineering, 2007

 



Joel Bach, PhD

Adjunct Faculty Appointment

Education:
BSc Engineering, State University of New York, Buffalo, New York
PhD Biomedical Engineering, University of California Davis

 Bach

James Carollo, PhD, PE

Associate Professor
Director,
Center for Gait & Movement Analysis (CGMA), The Children's Hospital
Director, Musculoskeletal Research Center, The Children's Hospital

Education:
BSc. and MSc. Bioengineering, Texas A & M University, College Station, Texas
Ph.D. Biomedical Engineering Joint Program between University of Texas at Arlington, Arlington, Texas and Southwestern Medical Center

Research Focus: Recognition of human movement; application of wavelets for EMG analysis; and biomechanical modeling and automatic pattern development of novel movement measurement instruments to facilitate clinical decision-making.

 Carollo

Todd Baldini, MS

Lab Manager, Orthopedics Biomechanics Laboratory

Education:
BS, Mechanical Engineering, University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI
MS, Biomedical Engineering, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, NY

 Baldini

Moshe Solomonow, PhD, MD (hon)

Professor Emeritus

Education:
BSc, MSc, Engineering, California State University, Los Angeles
PhD, Systems Engineering and Neuroscience, UCLA
Research Focus:
Musculoskeletal disorders identification, analysis, and treatment;
biomechanics; EMG; prosthetics and orthotics; work and sports related injuries.

 Solomonow

​Erin Elizabeth Baschal, PhD

Professional Research Assistant, Orthopedics

Education:
PhD, Human Medical Genetics, University of Colorado Denver, Denver, CO
BA, Chemistry with a Biochemistry Option, University of Colorado, Colorado Springs, Colorado Springs, CO


​Michelle Sauque

Professional Research Assistant, Orthopedics

Education:

BA, Latin American Studies, Tulane University, New Orleans, LA


Bill Schroeder

Professional Research Assistant, Orthopedics

Education:
BS, Biology, University of Wyoming, Laramie, WY
BS, Zoology & Physiology, University of Wyoming, Laramie, WY


Frank Somoza

Professional Research Assistant, Orthopedics

Education:
Associates of Arts in Medical Science, Denver Institute of Technology

Previous work experience:
Medical Assistant University of Colorado Hospital Orthopedics
Medical Assistant Instructor – Parks/Everest College
United States Navy Veteran


Maureen Welch

Administrative Lab Coordinator

 Welch
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