TSRHC

The CELLR Team 

The Center for Excellence in Limb Lengthening & Reconstruction team is dedicated to providing research that will benefit the children with limb growth and development abnormalities served by the hospital. Members of the Center work in close collaboration with the Core Clinical and Research Laboratories.
 
David Podezswa, M.D. 
Co-Director, Center of Excellence in Limb Lengthening & Reconstruction Research
 
Mikhail Samchukov, M.D. 
Co-Director, Center of Excellence in Limb Lengthening & Reconstruction Research
 
Alexander Cherkashin
Director, Division of Clinical Implementation & Outcome Studies
 
Marina R. Makarov, M.D.
Director, Division of Tissue Adaptation & Growth Modulation
 
John Birch, M.D., F.R.C.S.C. 
Director, Division of Education. Assistant Chief of Staff Emeritus.
 
Jennifer Rodgers, M.A., L.P.C. 
Research Coordinator
 
Meghan Wassell, C.C.R.P.
Research Associate
 



Core Collaboration

In addition to the dedicated research team, CELLR works in close collaboration with various departments in the hospital. 

Psychology Services

Sandy Roland, Ph.D.
Heather Richard, Psy.D

Physical Therapy 

Ilizarov Clinic

Emily Elerson
Emily Luera

Movement Science Laboratory

Lori A. Karol, M.D.
Kirsten Tulchin-Francis, Ph.D.

Division of Bioengineering & Biomechanics

David Ross