COURSE I Faculty


Mark d. Miller, MD

Course Director Dr. Mark D. Miller is the S. Ward Casscells Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery at the University of Virginia and Team Physician for James Madison University. He is a distinguished graduate of the US Air Force Academy and the Uniformed Services University.  Dr. Miller, a retired Air Force Colonel, completed his orthopaedic residency at Wilford Hall USAF Medical Center and a fellowship in Sports Medicine at the University of Pittsburgh.  He has authored over 100 peer-reviewed papers and two dozen textbooks, including the “best-selling” Review of Orthopaedics, now in its 7th Edition.  Dr. Miller  is the Founder and Director of the Orthopaedic Review Course that bears his name and is co-directed by his wife, Ann.  Together they have six grown children.

James Browne, MD

Dr. James Browne is an Assistant Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery and the Medical Director of the Orthopaedic Clinics at the University of Virginia in Charlottesville, Virginia.  He is a graduate of Washington and Lee University and the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine.  He completed his orthopaedic surgery residency at Duke University Medical Center and a fellowship in adult reconstruction at the Mayo Clinic.  He is the author of several peer reviewed publications and book chapters on hip and knee arthroplasty and has been invited to speak nationally and internationally.  He is an active member of AAHKS and is on the editorial board of the Journal of Arthroplasty.  Dr. Browne is married with two children.


Dr. Marc M. DeHart is an Associate Professor in the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery and serves as the Chief of Adult Reconstruction at UT Health San Antonio Texas.   Dr. DeHart specializing in Adult Hip and Knee Surgery and holds a Certificate of Added Qualification in Sports Medicine.  After a Biology Degree from the College of Natural Sciences at the University of Texas at Austin, he obtained his Medical Degree from the Medical College of Virginia.  After Orthopaedic Residency at the Wilford Hall USAF Medical Center in San Antonio, he  completed a Fellowship in Adult Hip and Knee Reconstructive Surgery at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore.   While on active duty with the United States Air Force, Dr. DeHart served as an F-16 Flight Surgeon for the 69th Tactical Fighter Squadron.  With over 20 years of medicine has practiced in military, academic, small and large group private practices.  He has been involved in organized medicine to further the profession and volunteered service as a member of AAOS Board of Councilors, AAOS Communications Cabinet, and served in the Texas Orthopaedic Association presidential line as well as local committees of Hospital Peer Review, ASC Quality and Process Improvement.  He enjoys participation in medical education and has spoken nationally at the most successful Orthopaedic review course in the country - Miller’s Colorado Orthopaedic Review Course – for over 15 years.  


Dr. Mark Erickson is the Chairman of Orthopaedic Surgery at Children’s Hospital Colorado and Associate Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery at The University of Colorado School of Medicine.  Dr. Erickson serves as the Fellowship Director for the Pediatric Orthopaedic Fellowship Program at Children’s Hospital Colorado.  Dr. Erickson completed his orthopaedic residency at Wright State University and his fellowship in pediatric orthopaedic surgery at Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children.  Dr. Erickson recently received his Master’s in Medical Management from the University of Southern California.  Dr. Erickson lives in the Denver area and is married and has two children.


Dr. Gwathmey joined the Sports Medicine Division of the University of Virginia Department of Orthopaedic Surgery in 2013.  After completing his Orthopaedic Surgery residency training at UVA, he underwent fellowship training in Sports Medicine and Shoulder Surgery at Massachusetts General Hospital/Harvard Medical School.  In Boston, he was an assistant team pysician for the New England Patriots and also worked closely with the medical staff for the Boston Red Sox and Boston Bruins.  Dr. Gwathmey subsequently obtained additional hip arthroscopy training in Nashville, TN, with Dr. Thomas Byrd.  Dr. Gwathmey specializes in Sports Medicine and Arthroscopy of the Shoulder, Hip, and Knee.  He is a team physician for UVA and James Madison University athletics as well as numerous high school teams.  He is also active in medical student and resident education winning numerous teaching awards..  His research interests include clinical outcomes after shoulder, hip, and knee arthroscopy, biomechanical analysis of the hip and knee joint, and the natural history of femoroacetabular impingement.  Dr. Gwathmey lives in the Charlottesville area with his wife, Kelly, daughter, Cate, and son, Robert.


Steven L. Haddad, MD attended college at the University of Michigan, graduating in 1985 with a degree in Honors Biology.  He attended The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, followed by a residency in orthopaedic surgery at Georgetown University.   He completed a fellowship in foot and ankle surgery in 1996 at the Union Memorial Hospital in Baltimore, Fellowship Director Mark S. Myerson, MD.  He is currently a senior attending physician with Illinois Bone and Joint Institute, LLC, in Glenview, IL. 

 He has received the James K. Stack Resident Teaching Award at Northwestern University in 2003.  He has also received the Roger Mann Award from the American Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Society in 1996.  He has been named Best Lecturer for the Miller Orthopaedic Review Course four years in 2013, 2014, 2016 and 2018.


Dr. Haddad has worked extensively with both the American Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Society (AOFAS) and the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS).  For the AOFAS, he was Chairman of the Young Physicians Section (2000-2001), Chairman of the Occupational Health Committee (2001-2003), and Chairman of the Education Committee (2007-2009).  He is an Assistant Editor for Foot and Ankle International, and Edited the Workers Compensation Manual for the AOFAS.  He is a current and past Program Chair for the AOFAS (2004-2005, 2018-2019), and the AMA Delegate for the Young Physicians Section (1998-2003). He developed and chaired the AOFAS Complications Course in 2007 and 2015, and has participated as faculty in numerous AOFAS courses and webinars.  Dr. Haddad is a past president of the AOFAS (2014). 

 For the AAOS, Dr. Haddad has participated on the Foot and Ankle Evaluation Sub-Committee (1999-2006), as well as the Leadership Fellows Program (2004-2005).  He sat on the Professional Liability Committee (2005-2007), Foot and Ankle Program Subcommittee (2007-2013), and the Continuing Medical Education Courses Committee (2007-2012).  He was Chairman of the AAOS Annual Meeting Subsection on Foot and Ankle (2009-2013).  He was Section Editor for OrthoInfo (2007—2017), the patient information website for the AAOS.  He is the current chair of the Foot and Ankle Content Committee (sub-section of the Education Council) for the AAOS.  He has chaired the AAOS Advanced Techniques in Foot and Ankle Surgery Course, the Total Ankle Arthroplasty Course (three times), and the International Foot and Ankle Course.  He is the current President of the Board of Directors of the Orthopaedic Learning Center in Rosemont, IL.

 Dr. Haddad is married to Amy, and has 3 children.  When away from his practice, he enjoys cycling and playing paddle tennis.  He is an amateur American historian, and enjoys playing blues, jazz, and rock guitar, which he has been doing since age 10.  He is patiently awaiting his big break in music...for the past 45 years.


MaCalus V. Hogan is an Assistant Professor in the Division of Foot and Ankle Surgery at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center.  With a passion for education, Dr. Hogan is a past AAOS Alan M. Levine, MD Scholar in Graduate Medical Education and AAOS Annual Educator’s Course alumnus.  He serves on the Board of Directors of the J. Robert Gladden Orthopaedic Soceity, and the AAOS Candidate, Resident, and Fellow Committee.  He is a member of American Orthopaedic Association’s Emerging Leaders program and serves as the senior editor of the AAOS Resident’s Newsletter.  Dr. Hogan earned his Bachelor of Science degree from Xavier University, received his M.D. from Howard University College of Medicine, and completed his orthopaedic surgery residency training at The University of Virginia.  He is a 2013 graduate of the Foot and Ankle Fellowship at the Hospital for Special Surgery and New York Presbyterian Hospital – Weill Cornell Medical College.  Dr. Hogan and his research team have received a number of awards, including being named New Investigator Recognition Award Finalist by the Orthopaedic Research Society.  Recently, Dr. Hogan was the recipient of the AOFAS 2013 J. Leonard Goldner Award for the most outstanding basic science research by a society member.  Dr. Hogan is married to a physician and has a daughter.


Dr. Ginger E. Holt is a Professor and Vice Chairman in the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at Vanderbilt Medical Center in Nashville, Tennessee. Dr. Holt completed her Orthopaedic Residency at Vanderbilt and Fellowships in MSK Oncology at Mt Sinai Hospital in Toronto and Adult reconstruction in Denver, Colorado. Dr. Holt is the Residency program director at Vanderbilt and Fellowship director for Musculoskeletal Oncology. Dr. Holt enjoys live music, pop culture and reality television shows.


Sanj Kakar, MD is Professor of Orthopaedics and Vice Chair of the Clinical Practice Committee within the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery Clinical Practice Committee at Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota. A graduate of St. Bartholomew’s and The Royal London School of Medicine and Dentistry, he received his surgical training at University College London, The Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital and The Royal Free, before completing his Orthopaedic Residency at Boston University, Boston. After receiving his Master’s in Business Administration from Babson College, he completed his Hand Surgery fellowship at Mayo Clinic. He is Board Certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery and the American Society for Surgery of the Hand. He is a specialist in disorders of the hand and wrist, in particular, arthroscopy, complex wrist reconstruction, trauma and tumors of the upper extremity. He is a surgeon scientist and is Principal Investigator for a molecular biology and tissue engineering research laboratory specializing in the creation of “neoligaments” for wrist reconstruction, studying the role of 4 dimensional CT scanning on wrist kinematics and conducting molecular studies on the pathogenesis and treatment of Dupuytren’s disease and biology of fracture repair. Dr Kakar has authored over 135 peer reviewed scientific papers, 35 book chapters and editor of 3 books by the American Society for Surgery of the Hand.  He is principal investigator on several translational research grants, received the Marshall Urist Young Investigator award from the Association of Bone and Joint Surgeons, is a member of the Emerging Leaders Program and a recipient of the North American Traveling Fellowship and American British Canadian Fellowship by the American Orthopaedic Association, is an active member within the American Association of Hand Surgeons and was the Chairman of the Residents and Fellows meeting at the American Society of Surgery of The Hand in 2015.  Currently, he is the 2017-2018 Sterling Bunnell Traveling Fellow and is a Member at Large on the Council for the American Society for Surgery of The Hand.


Dr. Michael LeCroy is the Director of Orthopaedic Trauma Services and the Chief of Quality & Safety for Surgical Services at Mission Health System in Asheville, NC.  He completed his undergraduate work at Duke University and received his medical degree from Duke University School of Medicine.  Dr. LeCroy then completed his orthopaedic residency at Duke University Medical Center before receiving his orthopaedic trauma fellowship training at the University of Maryland Shock Trauma Center in Baltimore.  Dr. LeCroy was an Assistant Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery at the University of North Carolina before moving to his current position in Asheville in 2003. Dr. LeCroy’s clinical practice is devoted to the acute treatment of musculoskeletal injuries and post-traumatic extremity reconstructive surgery.  He also has a particular interest in quality and safety initiatives in surgery.  He has authored papers published in peer-reviewed journals, lectured on musculoskeletal injuries nationally and internationally, and serves on the AAOS Trauma Program Committee.  Dr. LeCroy has been a proud member of the Miller Review Course faculty since 1999.  He lives with his wife, Allison, and their children in the beautiful mountains of western North Carolina.


Dr. Edward James McPherson is the Director of Orthopaedic Surgery at the L.A. Orthopaedic Institute in Los Angeles, California . He is board certified in orthopaedic surgery and specializes in total knee replacement surgery and total hip replacement surgery using the minimally invasive technique. He has published numerous articles on his specialty interests and has authored chapters on periprosthetic total knee infection and adult reconstruction in medical textbooks. He has also co-authored book chapters on hydroxyapatite coatings in orthopaedic surgery and cemented total knee replacement. Dr. McPherson is also very active in research.  He has served as either principal investigator or co-investigator in 19 studies, several of which are still in progress. Dr. McPherson is also a clinical investigator for the ceramic-on-ceramic acetabular system, which is an FDA investigational device. He has been an invited lecturer to national and international medical conferences and symposia, speaking on his specialty interests. He is also one of the designers of the Vanguard Knee System and the Medallion Revision Hip System. Dr. McPherson is a member of The American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, The American College of Surgeons, The Musculoskeletal Infection Society, The Societe Internationale Chirgue and Orthopaedic Traumatologie (SICOT), The Charleston County Medical Society, and The Association of Military Surgeons of the United States.

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Dr. Derek Moore is a practicing orthopaedic spine surgeon and the founder of the educational website He graduated from the University of California, Berkeley, where he studied Biochemistry and Molecular Biology and published on his research on the molecular epidemiology of HIV-1. He graduated from Stanford Medical School, where his research focused on applying new technology to medical education. Following medical school, he worked as a consultant for The Boston Consulting Group for two years before returning to complete his residency in orthopaedics at Columbia University Medical Center, and his fellowship in spine surgery at the Hospital for Special Surgery.  He currently shares his time between his clinical practice in Dartmouth, MA, and acting as the chief executive office for  He has a strong interest in resident advocacy and international medical work.

Stephen Brockmeier, MD

Dr. Stephen Brockmeier is an Associate Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery at the University of Virginia, where he specializes in Sports Medicine and Shoulder Reconstruction. He is the fellowship director for the UVA Sports Medicine Fellowship and serves as team physician for the University of Virginia as well as an associate team physician for James Madison University. Dr. Brockmeier joined the faculty at UVa in 2010 after spending three years in practice in Charlotte, North Carolina, specializing in sports medicine, arthroscopy, and shoulder surgery. While in Charlotte, he served as team physician for the NBA Charlotte Bobcats. 

Dr. Brockmeier is actively involved on the national level in a number of societies including the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine (AOSSM), where he currently serves as the Chair of the Education Committee. He is the Course Director for the AOSSM Fellows Course, a course which he helped to develop in 2016. He was the AOSSM representative for the Advanced Team Physician Course from 2015 – 2017. He participated in the prestigious AOSSM/ESKKA Traveling Fellowshipto Europe in 2014. Dr. Brockmeier is an Active Member of the American Shoulder and Elbow Society (ASES) and the Association of Clinical Elbow and Shoulder Surgeons (ACESS), where he currently serves as the Vice President. He is the principle investigator currently on a multi-center clinical trial evaluating shoulder instability in NCAA football players and a prospective clinical trial evaluating outcomes and healing after biceps tenodesis. In addition, he has authored numerous textbook chapters, review articles, and peer-reviewed studies and has given local, regional, and national talks and presentations in the areas of sports medicine and knee/shoulder surgery.


Marc Richard, MD is an Associate Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery at Duke University in the Division of Hand, Upper Extremity and Microvascular Surgery.  He is originally from Cumberland, Rhode Island and graduated from Stanford University with a degree in Human Biology.  He then attended the University of Vermont College of Medicine and performed his orthopaedic surgery residency at Boston University Medical Center.  After completing a fellowship in Hand and Upper Extremity surgery at Duke University, he joined the faculty in 2007. Dr. Richard’s clinical focus includes upper extremity trauma, comprehensive elbow care, and osteonecrosis of the femoral head in young patients.  His additional specific interests include elbow arthroplasty, elbow injuries in young throwing athletes, and peripheral nerve injuries.  He has served as the Co-Director of Upper Extremity Trauma at Duke.  He is also the Co-Director of the Free Vascularized Fibular Graft Program at Duke and contributes clinically to both the Trauma and Hip Preservation Divisions.  He is the Director of the Hand and Upper Extremity Fellowship Program and is a past recipient of the Duke Orthopaedic Surgery Faculty Teaching Award.  Dr. Richard is also a Past-President of the North Carolina Society for Surgery of the Hand. Dr. Richard is married with two children.  He enjoys spending time with his family and is an avid Red Sox and Patriots fan.

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Matthew R. Schmitz, MD is a Lieutenant Colonel in the United States Air Force.  He serves as the Vice Chairman in the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at San Antonio Military Medical Center.  He is also the Chief of Pediatric Orthopaedics/Adolescent Sports Medicine and Chief of the Young Adult Hip Preservation Service.  He graduated with honors from the U.S. Air Force Academy and Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine and was the recipient of Loyola's Early Career Achievement Award.  Dr. Schmitz was a standout collegiate rugby player and played with the USA National Rugby Team while in medical school.  He is now a team physician for USA Rugby and recently travelled with the team for the Rugby World Cup in England.  Dr. Schmitz continues to serve in the United States Air Force and serves as a medical consultant for the newly formed professional rugby league in America, Major League Rugby.  Dr. Schmitz has an extensive academic medical background lecturing nationally on a variety of topics and publishing research.  He has a faculty position at the Uniformed Services University of Health Sciences.



Dr. Greg Gaski is an orthopaedic trauma surgeon at Indiana University Health, Methodist Hospital and an Assistant Professor at the Indiana University School of Medicine. He serves as the Program Director of the Orthopaedic Trauma Fellowship and Associate Program Director of the Orthopaedic Surgery Residency Program. Dr. Gaski completed his undergraduate studies at Miami University in Oxford, Ohio, and earned his medical degree from the Ohio State University College of Medicine. He went on to complete his orthopaedic surgery residency at the University of Miami / Jackson Memorial Hospital in Miami and orthopaedic trauma fellowship at the Shock Trauma Center / University of Maryland in Baltimore.

Areas of particular interest and clinical expertise include treatment of polytraumatized patients, pelvic and acetabular fractures, and complex limb salvage. Aside from his clinical interests, research and education remain important aspects of Dr. Gaski’s career. He has published numerous articles in the fields of trauma surgery and orthopaedic surgery, and teaches residents at national fracture courses annually.  Dr. Gaski has served as a Principal Investigator and Site Investigator at several local and national research trials studying pelvic ring injuries, the inflammatory response in severely injured trauma patients, and severe lower leg injuries. He is the author of several book chapters and the editor of a new orthopaedic trauma review book due for publication in 2020.  He lives in Indianapolis with his wife and two children. He is originally from Cleveland and maintains his fierce loyalty to the Browns.


Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery at the University of Virginia.  He is also the Division Head of Spine, Director of the Spine Fellowship, and Co-Director of the Spine Center.  He completed his Orthopaedic residency at the University of Virginia and his fellowship training in adult and pediatric spine surgery in Chicago at the Rush University Combined Fellowship and the Shriners Hospital for Children.  He serves on the Editorial Board for The Spine Journal, SPINE, the European Spine Journal, and SpineLine.  He has received best paper and young investigator awards from multiple organizations including the OREF, North American Spine Society, Cervical Spine Research Society, Scoliosis Research Society, AO Foundation, and Orthopaedic Trauma Association.  His research grants have extended beyond orthopaedic societies to include funding from the American Cancer Society and the National Osteoporosis Foundation.  Dr. Shen has over 150 peer review articles and has authored several textbooks.  He was a previous NASS and SRS traveling fellow.



Stephen Thompson, MD, MEd, FRCSC is the cooperating associate professor of sports medicine at the University of Maine and a sports medicine orthopaedic surgeon at Eastern Maine Medical Center.  He completed his bachelor’s degree in physiology and master’s degree in medical education at the University of Toronto.  He then traveled the world and ultimately graduated from Sydney Medical School with honors.  Dr. Thompson completed his residency in orthopaedics at the University of Maryland/R. Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Institute program.  He then completed his first sports medicine fellowship at the Fowler-Kennedy Sports Medicine Clinic in London, Ontario and then his second at the Oakville Sports Injury Clinic in Oakville, Ontario. Dr. Thompson is a recognized expert in sports medicine.  He is the Co-Editor-in-Chief of the widely used and highly respected reference textbook DeLee and Drez’s Orthopaedic Sports Medicine.  Dr. Thompson has spent a significant time studying medical education and standardized testing.  He has applied this knowledge in his role as the Co-Editor-in-Chief of Miller’s Review of Orthopaedics, 6th edition as well as the 7th edition of Miller’s Review of Orthopaedics.  He has also written the Handbook of Splinting and Casting.  He is the co-founder and co-director of the Miller Review Course Part II:  Just In Case. Dr. Thompson’s clinical interests include shoulder instability and knee ligamentous injuries.  His research primarily focuses on anterior shoulder instability.