TSRHC

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Principal Investigators

Research Investigators
 

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

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

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

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(214) 559-7877 or

(800) 421-1121, ext. 7877

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

Current Positions:
Pediatric Orthopaedic 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
Associate Professor, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, UT Southwestern Medical School
Lead Organizer, International Perthes Study Group

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

Education:
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

Clinical Expertise: 
Legg-Calvé-Perthes Disease, Developmental Dysplasia of the Hip, and Other Hip Disorders

Achievements: 
Arthur Huene Memorial Award for Excellence and Promise in Pediatric Orthopaedics
Six Best Basic Scientific 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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David Ross

Director, Bioengineering and Biomechanics

Director, Bioengineering and Biomechanics

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(214) 559-7877 or

(800) 421-1121, ext. 7877

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David Ross

David Ross joined the staff of TSRHC in 1983. He played an instrumental role in the development of the original gait analysis laboratory and did pioneering work in adapting computers for use by the physically challenged. The hospital received its first patent in 1989 for David’s work in this area. Throughout the years he has worked on numerous projects to benefit TSRHC patients, and several have evolved to become the standard of care. He graduated from the University of Florida with a Master of Fine Arts degree in design.

Mikhail Samchukov

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

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

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(214) 559-7877 or

(800) 421-1121, ext. 7877

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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, Movement Science Laboratory

Director, 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.

Carol A. Wise, Ph.D.

Director, Molecular Genetics

Director, Molecular Genetics

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(214) 559-7877 or

(800) 421-1121, ext. 7877

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Carol A. Wise, Ph.D.

Dr. Carol Wise is director of molecular genetics 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 associate 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.

Johnny Zhang, M.D.

Director, Creative Innovations, Center for Excellence in Spine Research

Director, Creative Innovations, Center for Excellence in Spine Research

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(214) 559-7877 or

(800) 421-1121, ext. 7877

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Johnny Zhang, M.D.

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.

Nobuhiro Kamiya, M.D., Ph.D.

Staff Scientist, Director of Tissue Bank Core

Staff Scientist, Director of Tissue Bank Core

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(214) 559-8455 or

(800) 421-1121, ext. 8455

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Nobuhiro Kamiya, M.D., Ph.D.

Dr. Nobuhiro Kamiya is a staff scientist for the Sarah M. and Charles E. Seay Center for Musculoskeletal Research. He also serves as an assistant professor in the department of orthopedic surgery at The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. Dr. Kamiya earned his medical degree at Gifu University School of Medicine, and he earned a Ph.D. at Gifu University Graduate School of Medicine in Japan. Dr. Kamiya worked as an orthopaedic surgeon for eight years in Japan with a specialty of the spine. He completed a postdoctoral fellowship at NIH and the University of Michigan. Dr. Kamiya’s research focuses on the pathogenesis of pediatric orthopaedic diseases and physiological effects of bone morphogenetic proteins (BMPs) on diseased conditions. He has used molecular and genetic approaches to study BMPs and published many peer-reviewed scientific papers in the field of bone development and remodeling. Dr. Kamiya has received numerous research awards, including The American Society for Bone and Mineral Research Young Investigator Award, The NIH Fellows Award for Research Excellence, The Lilly Foundation Award, The Japanese Society of Cartilage Metabolism Award and The Japanese Society for Bone and Mineral Research Abstract Award. He is an active member of The American Society for Bone and Mineral Research, Orthopaedic Research Society, The Japanese Orthopaedic Association, The Japanese Society of Cartilage Metabolism and The Japanese Society for Bone and Mineral Research.

Jonathan J. Rios, Ph.D.

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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.