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Harry K. W. Kim, M.D., M.S., FRCSC

Director of Research; Director of Center for Excellence in Hip Disorders

Director of Research; Director of Center for Excellence in Hip Disorders

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214-559-5000

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Harry K. W. Kim, M.D., M.S., FRCSC

Academic Appointment
Professor, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, UT Southwestern Medical School

Hospital Affiliations:
Pediatric Orthopedic Surgeon  
Director of the Sarah M. and Charles E. Seay Center for Musculoskeletal Research, TSRHC
Director for the Center for Excellence in Hip Disorders, TSRHC

Previous Positions:
Medical Staff and Assistant Chief of Staff at the Shriners Hospital for Children in Tampa, Florida 

Education & Training:
Medical Degree at McGill University, Montreal, Canada (Graduated as University Scholar, top 10%)
Orthopaedic Residency, University of Toronto
Pediatric Orthopaedic Fellowship, Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto
Master of Science, University of Toronto

Professional Organizations:
Lead Organizer, International Perthes Study Group

Special Interests: 
Legg-Calvé-Perthes Disease, Developmental Dysplasia of the Hip, and Other Hip Disorders

Honors & Awards: 
Arthur Huene Memorial Award for Excellence and Promise in Pediatric Orthopaedics
Eight Best Basic Scientific Paper Awards from the Pediatric Orthopaedic Society of North America
Three Best Clinical Paper Awards from the Pediatric Orthopaedic Society of North America 
Selected as one of the Best Doctors in America 2006- present  

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Carol A. Wise, Ph.D.

Director of Molecular Genetics; Director of Basic Research

Director of Molecular Genetics; Director of Basic Research

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214-559-5000

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Carol A. Wise, Ph.D.

Dr. Carol Wise is director of Molecular Genetics and director of Basic Research at Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children. She received her Bachelor of Science degree in chemistry from Texas A&M University and a doctorate degree in biochemistry from The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. She completed postdoctoral fellowships in human molecular genetics at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston and The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. Dr. Wise is a professor of orthopaedic surgery and holds a secondary appointment in the McDermott Center for Human Growth and Development at The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. Dr. Wise’s research focuses on identifying genetic causes of pediatric musculoskeletal conditions. Her work includes the discovery of genes responsible for inherited bone and joint disorders in children, and genetic variants that increase risk of idiopathic scoliosis. She has published more than 50 peer-reviewed papers, many book chapters, and two patents. She holds memberships in various professional societies, including the Scoliosis Research Society, The Pediatric Orthopaedic Society of North America, the American Society of Human Genetics and the Texas Genetics Society, where she served as 2007-2008 president. Dr. Wise has received various awards including finalist for The Dallas Morning News “Texan of the Year” award (2007), “Texas Trailblazer Award” from The Family Place (2008), Community Builder Awards (John L DeGrozier, and Brooklyn Lodges, 2008 and 2010), Anson Jones Award (Ft. Worth Scottish Rite Foundation, 2009) Forney High School Hall of Honor (2009), “100 Women, 100 Years” award from the YWCA of Metropolitan Dallas, and Distinguished Service Award, Texas Genetics Society, 2011.

Alexander Cherkashin

Director, Division of Clinical Implementation & Outcome Studies

Director, Division of Clinical Implementation & Outcome Studies

Center for Excellence in Limb Lengthening and Reconstruction

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Alexander Cherkashin

Dr. Alexander Cherkashin is known for his cross-disciplinary work in the fields of orthopedics, outcome studies and data management. After receiving his medical degree in Novosibirsk State Medical University in Russia he graduating residency program in Kurgan Scientific Center under the guidance of professor Ilizarov. For the next 12 years he worked in renowned Ilizarov Orthopedic Research Center in Kurgan, Russia. While working as a head of hip reconstruction department, he was conducting research on prevention of complications during application of distraction osteogenesis techniques using computer data management.  At the same time, he served as a faculty of the Department of Continuing Medical Education at the Ilizarov Center.
 
Since 1995, Dr. Cherkashin joined the research department of the Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children and six years later became a Director of the Orthopedic Data Management Lab. His outstanding work led to development of the Ilizarov Interactive Database for analysis of the Ilizarov treatment outcome and prevention of complications. He is widely published and is co-author of 2 books and 39 book chapters; author 44 patents in the areas of external fixation and limb reconstruction.  Dr. Cherkashin serves as an assistant professor in the department of orthopedic surgery at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas.
 
Other Professional Associations:
Kurgan Society of Orthopedists and Traumatologists
A.S.A.M.I. North America – The Limb Lengthening and Reconstruction Society
A.S.A.M.I. International
British Limb Reconstruction Society
SIROT (International Society for Orthopedic Research)
 
Research Areas of Interest:
Limb Lengthening, Deformity Correction, & Bone Transport; External Fixation & Complications; Computerized Preoperative Planning; Distraction Osteogenesis & Histogenesis; Medical Databases and Outcome Studies.

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Marina Makarov

Division Director of Tissue Adaptation & Growth Modulation

Division Director of Tissue Adaptation & Growth Modulation

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Marina Makarov

Dr. Marina Makarov is a staff research scientist at the Sarah M. and Charles E. Seay Center for Musculoskeletal Research, TSRHC.  She received her doctorate degree from Omsk Medical School in Russia and completed her postdoctoral training specializing in electro- and neuro-physiology at the Center of Orthopedics and Traumatology headed by Professor Ilizarov in Russia. After joining TSRHC in 1991, she developed a technique of intraoperative neuro-monitoring during external fixation procedures and published several papers on the subject, one of which received a title of best paper. Her subsequent research at TSRHC was focusing on the areas of new bone formation under the influence of tensional stress and soft tissue adaptation to gradual traction during distraction osteogenesis. Dr. Makarov is an author of 8 book chapters, 17 peer-reviewed journal publications, and 80 scientific abstracts. She holds memberships in various professional societies, including the Limb Lengthening and Reconstruction Society, International Research Society for Orthopedics and Traumatology, and Combined Orthopedic Association. Dr. Makarov manages all experimental studies of the Center for Excellence in Limb Lengthening and Reconstruction related to limb lengthening and reconstruction and allows the hospital’s researchers and physicians to analyze and better understand the fundamental biological mechanisms of limb lengthening and reconstruction. 

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Jonathan J. Rios, Ph.D.

Staff Scientist

Staff Scientist

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214-559-5000

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Jonathan J. Rios, Ph.D.

Dr. Jonathan Rios earned his Bachelor of Science degree from Tarleton State University and doctorate degree in Genetics from Texas A&M University in College Station. He completed a postdoctoral fellowship at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. Dr. Rios joined the Division of Molecular Genetics in 2011 and is assistant professor in Pediatrics and holds secondary appointments in the McDermott Center for Human Growth and Development and Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. Dr. Rios’ research includes the discovery of genes causing pediatric musculoskeletal and developmental conditions. He is a member of the Pediatric Orthopaedic Society of North America and the Texas Genetics Society, where he serves as a board member.

Mikhail Samchukov

Co-director of Center for Excellence in Limb Lengthening and Reconstruction; Director of Core Research Divisions

Co-director of Center for Excellence in Limb Lengthening and Reconstruction; Director of Core Research Divisions

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214-559-5000

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Mikhail Samchukov

Dr. Mikhail Samchukov is co-director of the Center for Excellence in Limb Lengthening and Reconstruction and director of the core research division at TSRHC. He is an associate clinical professor in the department of orthopedics at The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center and an associate clinical professor in the department of biomedical sciences at the Texas A&M University System Health Science Center. Dr. Samchukov is a graduate of Khabarovsk State Medical School in Russia. His primary research interests are in new bone formation and soft tissue adaptation under the influence of tension stress, as well as adaptation of distraction osteogenesis and histiogenesis techniques and computer-assisted preoperative planning and monitoring for fracture healing, limb lengthening, deformity correction and bone transport. Dr. Samchukov has been awarded numerous research grants and given many seminars and lectures. He is the co-author of seven patents. He has numerous publications, including five books, one multimedia course on CD-ROM, 22 book chapters, 56 journal articles and more than 200 abstracts.

Kirsten Tulchin-Francis, Ph.D.

Director of Movement Science Laboratory

Director of Movement Science Laboratory

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214-559-7877 or

800-421-1121, ext. 7877

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Kirsten Tulchin-Francis, Ph.D.

Dr. Kirsten Tulchin-Francis is the director and senior bioengineer in the Movement Science Laboratory at TSRHC. She also serves as a clinical instructor for the Prosthetics and Orthotics Program in the School of Health Professions at The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. She received a Bachelor of Science degree in engineering from Trinity College, Master of Science in biomedical engineering from Marquette University, where she also served as the Human Motion Analysis Fellow, and a doctorate in kinesiology-biomechanics from Texas Woman’s University. She is a member of the Gait and Clinical Movement Analysis Society, the American Society of Biomechanics and the International Foot and Ankle Biomechanics Community. Her research interests include foot and ankle biomechanics and functional outcomes in hip pathology, lower limb deficiencies and scoliosis. Dr. Tulchin-Francis was the recipient of the Best Poster Award from the Gait and Clinical MovementAnalysis Society in 2008, and the Best Clinical Paper Award from the Pediatric Orthopedic Society of North American in 2009 as part of the TSRH Study Group under the direction of Dr. John Birch.

Johnny Zhang

Director of Creative Innovations, Center for Excellence in Spine Research

Director of Creative Innovations, Center for Excellence in Spine Research

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214-559-5000

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Johnny Zhang

Dr. Hong "Johnny" Zhang is the director of creative innovations for the Sarah M. and Charles E. Seay/Martha and Pat Beard Center for Excellence in Spine Research at TSRHC. He also serves as an associate professor in the department of orthopedic surgery at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. He earned his medical degree at Tianjin Medical University in Tianjin, China. He completed his orthopedic surgery residency at Tianjin Hospital in Tianjin, China. Dr. Zhang’s research focuses on growth modulation for the correction of early onset scoliosis and developing instrumentation for surgical treatment of spinal deformities. Dr. Zhang has published many peer-reviewed scientific papers and holds four patents in the orthopedic field. Dr. Zhang has received numerous awards, including two Best Basic Science Awards form the Scoliosis Research Society and research awards from the Pediatric Orthopedic Society of North America and Chest Wall Spine Deformity Research Foundation. He is a member of the Orthopedic Research Society and the Scoliosis Research Society.

Jennifer Rodgers, M.A., L.P.C.

Research Coordinator

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Jennifer Rodgers, M.A., L.P.C.

Jennifer is the lead Research Coordinator for clinical research studies pertaining to lower extremity/limb deformity/reconstruction. Jennifer earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology with a Minor in Business from Texas A&M and her Master of Arts in Counseling from Saint Louis University. She was a staff therapist and lead researcher in the department of Psychiatry at Washington University School of Medicine before joining our TSRH research team in October 2014. In her role as Clinical Research Coordinator she works with the Principal Investigators, medical staff, and lead researchers within the Center for Excellence for Limb Deformity and Reconstruction to manage the associated clinical research projects. Her duties include contributing to the writing of study protocols, screening/enrolling prospective study patients, generating reports on research data/findings, assisting with data collection and maintaining the regulatory study files. One of Jennifer’s main studies is the Prospective Limb Lengthening and Deformity Registry, led by Dr. David Podeszwa as Principle Investigator, which involves the capture of patient reported outcomesof patients undergoing limb lengthening/reconstruction surgery.

Meghan Wassell, C.C.R.P.

Research Associate

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Meghan Wassell, C.C.R.P.

Meghan Wassell is the Limb Lengthening and Reconstruction Research Associate at the Sarah M. and Charles E. Seay Center for Muscoloskeletal Research at TSRHC. 

She has been assisting over the past 11 years with patient recruitment, organizing TL Product training sessions and data capture. Meghan is recognized as a Certified Clinical Research Professional by the Society of Clinical Research Associates. She manages the Texas Scottish Rite Hospital Interactive Patients Database and the Pin Care study which focuses on utilizing frame and intramedullary nails for trauma treatment, deformity correction and limb lengthening.