MEET THE IOEN Executive BOARD
The International Orthopedic Education Network is led by a group of industry-leading surgeons from across the nation. Each board member has played a central role in bringing advanced technologies to the orthopedic operating room. Through IOEN, they continue to provide the orthopedic community with their experiences and education to enrich surgeons with knowledge through the various courses offered throughout the year.
Bryan D. Springer, MD
OrthoCarolina Hip and Knee Center, Atrium Musculoskeletal Institute
About Dr. Springer
Dr. Bryan D. Springer completed his medical education at the Marshall University Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine, residency in orthopaedic surgery at the Mayo Clinic and his Fellowship in Adult Reconstruction of the Hip and Knee at the Harvard School of Medicine/Brigham and Women’s Hospital. He is currently an attending Orthopaedic Surgeon at the OrthoCarolina Hip and Knee Center in Charlotte, NC, where he serves as Fellowship Director and is Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery at the Atrium Musculoskeletal Institute.
He is a recipient of many academic, leadership and professional awards. He is as a member of the Knee Society and the Hip Society. He currently serves as the Chair for the American Joint Replacement Registry (AJRR) and is the 2022 President of the American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeions (AAHKS). He serves as President and is on the Board of Directors for the International Orthopedic Education Network (IOEN). He was named to the next generation of leaders in total joint replacement in 2013 and in 2008 was a John Insall Travelling Fellow. He is the immediate past chair of the Education Council for AAHKS and was the Program Chair for the 2013 AAHKS annual meeting. He is a past president of the Musculoskeletal Infection Society (MSIS). He is on the Editorial Board for the Journal of Arthroplasty, is assistant editor for Arthroplasty Today. He is co-editor in chief for the Journal of Bone and Joint Infections. He is the co-founder and Medical Director of Operation Walk Carolinas.
He has published over 215 scientific articles in the peer review literature and authored over 25 book chapters. His academic and clinical interests focus on complex primary and revision total hip and knee arthroplasty as well as management of infected total joint arthroplasty. His clinical practice focuses on primary and revision total joint arthroplasty. He currently is involved with the Orthopaedic industry on implant design for both primary and revision total joint arthroplasty.
R. Michael Meneghini, MD
IOEN Vice President
Indiana Joint Replacement Institute
About Dr. Meneghini
Dr. R. Michael Meneghini, the CEO and founder of Indiana Joint Replacement Institute (IJRI), has over 17 years of experience with hip and knee replacement. As a national and international leading expert on joint replacement, his specialties include not only primary hip and knee replacement, but also partial knee replacement, revision hip and knee replacement, outpatient joint replacement, and computer-assisted surgical techniques.
Dr. Meneghini attended Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology, where he graduated Magna Cum Lade in engineering. He then received his medical degree from Indiana University and completed an orthopedic surgery residency at Rush University Medical Center in Chicago. He then went on to complete a fellowship in complex hip and knee replacement at the world-renowned Mayo Clinic. Prior to founding IJRI, Dr. Meneghini served for over a decade as founder and director of the Indiana University Health Hip and Knee Center.
Throughout his career, Dr. Meneghini has received several awards. He received the Coventry Award for the top Lower Extremity Adult Reconstruction Fellow at Mayo Clinic. Indiana University School of Medicine awarded him the Early Career Achievement Award in recognition of distinguished early career achievement in the medical profession, and his undergraduate alma mater Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology also honored him with a Career Achievement Award in 2015.
Dr. Meneghini achieved the academic rank of Professor in Clinical Orthopaedic Surgery at Indiana University School of Medicine in 2020. Having authored over 200 peer-reviewed journal articles and book chapters, Dr. Meneghini has a special interest in clinical and biomedical research. He also serves on the executive board for the Hip and Knee Societies, Mid-American Orthopaedic Association (MAOA), the International Orthopedic Education Network (IOEN), and the American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons (AAHKS), where he is also in the Presidential Line.
Matthew P. Abdel, MD
About Dr. Abdel
Matthew P. Abdel, M.D., is a consultant in the Division of Hip and Knee Surgery and chair of the Division of Orthopedic Surgery Research in the Department of Orthopedic Surgery at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota. Dr. Abdel also serves as director of the Orthopedic Genetic Host Variation Laboratory. Given his surgical expertise in joint infections, he holds a joint appointment in the Division of Infectious Diseases, Department of Internal Medicine. He joined the staff of Mayo Clinic in 2012 and holds the academic rank of professor of orthopedic surgery, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science. Dr. Abdel is recognized with the very highest distinction as the Andrew A. and Mary S. Sugg Professorship in Orthopedic Surgery.
Dr. Abdel earned his B.S. in biochemistry and business management at the University of Minnesota – Twin Cities, graduating as valedictorian. He earned his M.D. at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health, also graduating as valedictorian. He completed an internship and a residency in orthopedic surgery, serving as chief resident, at Mayo Clinic School of Graduate Medical Education and earned his M.S. at Mayo Clinic Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences. He then completed an adult hip and knee reconstruction fellowship at the Hospital for Special Surgery/Cornell University in New York City, followed by the Müller/Hip Society European Fellowship in Hip Reconstruction, visiting centers in England, France, Germany and Italy. He subsequently completed the Insall Traveling Fellowship, visiting multiple centers in North America.
As an orthopedic clinician-scientist with broad-based training in orthopedic surgery, biomechanics, and biochemistry, Dr. Abdel is interested in studying clinically-relevant pathologies while considering the functional impact on patients. His laboratory is focused on investigating the genetic expression profiles of people predisposed to joint contractures (arthrofibrosis). Dr. Abdel’s research is funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) through the National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Disease (NIAMS), Regenerative Medicine Minnesota, the Orthopaedic Research and Education Foundation, and The Knee Society. He is frequently invited to give presentations on his research both nationally and internationally. He is a prolific author of expert content and publishes in high-impact scientific journals.
In recognition of his work, Dr. Abdel has received many awards and honors, including the Dorr Award, conferred by the American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons three times; the Otto Aufranc Award and Frank Stinchfield Award twice, both conferred by The Hip Society; the Insall Award, conferred by The Knee Society; and the Coventry Award, conferred by The Knee Society two times.
In addition to his clinical and research activities, Dr. Abdel is active in education and provides mentorship to surgical residents and fellows. He holds master’s faculty privileges in Orthopedic Surgery and Ph.D. faculty privileges in Biomedical Engineering and Physiology in Mayo Clinic Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences.
Dr. Abdel recently served on the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons Board of Directors, the highest governing body of orthopedic surgery in the world. He also a member of the prestigious invite-only closed Hip Society and closed Knee Society, and currently serves on the Board of Directors of the American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons.
Raymond H. Kim, MD
About Dr. Kim
Elizabeth B. Gausden, MD, MPH
Hospital for Special Surgery
New York, NY
About Dr. Gausden
Dr. Elizabeth Gausden is an orthopaedic surgeon practicing at the Hospital for Special Surgery who specializes in hip and knee musculoskeletal care, including primary and revision hip and knee replacement.
She trained at the Hospital for Special Surgery, ranked #1 in Orthopaedics, and the Mayo Clinic. Her clinical expertise is in adult lower extremity reconstructive surgery and orthopedic trauma.
Dr. Gausden and her team believe in an individualized, patient-centered approach to hip and knee care.