Scientific Advisory Board

Javad Parvizi, M.D.

Dr. Parvizi is considered one the leading experts in orthopaedic research internationally. He is the Director and Vice Chairman of Research at Jefferson Medical College and Hospital. He received his MS in Molecular Biology, his MD from the University of Sheffield, UK, completed a residency in cardiovascular surgery at the University of Edinburgh, UK, a residency in orthopaedic surgery at the Mayo Clinic and his orthopaedic fellowship at the University of Berne, Switzerland. Dr. Parvizi has coauthored over a hundred articles and contributed to several books on orthopaedic surgery. He lectures internationally on orthopaedic surgery and infection. He has received multiple grants for research in orthopaedic surgery. Dr. Parvizi currently serves on the Board of Directors for the Orthopaedic Research Society, the Musculoskeletal Infection Society, the Philadelphia Orthopaedic Society and United Health.

Jess H. Lonner, M.D.

Dr. Lonner is an international leader in minimally invasive and cutting edge orthopaedic surgery. He is the designing surgeon of a new Patello-Femoral replacement implant. He lectures internationally on orthopaedic surgery. He has authored several textbooks and over one hundred scientific articles. He was recently elected the youngest member of the prestigious Knee Society. He has received several research awards. He has been named in multiple publications as one of the top orthopaedic surgeons in Philadelphia. Dr. Lonner completed his BA and MD at Boston University, his orthopaedic residency at the Hospital for Joint Diseases and his fellowship in Adult Knee reconstruction at Massachusetts General Hospital. Dr. Lonner is a consultant for Zimmer Medical Holdings and Mako. He is on the Scientific Advisory Board for Healthpoint Capital in New York City. Dr. Lonner is currently a member of the Board of Directors of the Philadelphia Orthopaedic Society and is the President-Elect of that organization.

Craig Della Valle, M.D.

LDr. Della Valle is an Associate Professor at the prestigious Rush-Presbyterian University Medical Center in Chicago, where he is also the Director of Adult Reconstructive Fellowships. He is a member of both the Hip Society and Knee Society. A graduate of the University of Pennsylvania, he completed his orthopaedic residency at the NYU-Hospital for Joint Diseases in 2001 and a Fellowship in Adult Reconstructive Surgery at Rush-Presbyterian Medical Center in 2002. During his training, Dr. Della Valle received numerous undergraduate, medical school Residency/fellowship awards. Dr. Della Valle has published over 50 scientific papers, lectures internationally at several orthopaedic symposiums and serves on the editorial board of numerous orthopaedic journals. He has won several awards for his research in orthopaedic surgery including the 2010 Knee Society .Mark Coventry Award. for his paper on the utility of synovial fluid cell count in total knee replacement surgery. He also volunteers annually with .Operation Walk. in Nigeria, Nicaragua, Peru and India.

Sam Niedbala, Ph.D.

Dr. Niedbala is a Professor of Practice at the Lehigh University Department of Chemistry. He has led the research and development of several rapid diagnostic tests including Orasure, an ELISA test that diagnoses HIV by examining saliva. He currently leads a team that is developing test and instrument platforms capable of simultaneously detecting nucleic acid and protein biomarkers from oral samples. Mr. Neidbala has co-authored numerous scientific papers on the development of ELISA testing and biomarkers. He has also lectured at several symposiums on biomarkers, rapid diagnostic testing and business development.

Alan Wu

Dr. Wu is the Chief of Clinical Chemistry and Toxicology at San Francisco General Hospital and a Professor of Lab Medicine at the University of California at San Francisco. He has received over 20 awards for his research in Chemistry, Pathology and Molecular Diagnostics and 7 awards for teaching excellence. In his current role, he supervises over the development of all new laboratory tests, regulatory compliance and interaction with medical staff. Dr. Wu has served as editor on several medical journals. He currently serves as a committee member on the .Standardization of Biomarkers of Cardiac Damage. for the International Federation of Clinical Chemists and .Evidence Based Medicine. for the American Association of Clinical Chemistry. He is currently conducting research in the area of protein biomarkers for use in cardiovascular disease.