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ISOLS Board members

Francis John Hornicek
President (USA)

Francis John Hornicek

Dr. Hornicek is an outstanding clinician‐scientist and educator. A world famous orthopaedic oncologist, Dr. Hornicek is the Chairman of the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at the University of California, Los Angeles. Dr. Hornicek's clinical research interests include heterotopic ossification, allograph transplantation, immunotherapy, and outcome research for musculoskeletal tumors. Since the 1980s he has been instrumental in improving quality and safety for Tissue Banking globally. He is a world expert on chordoma who works actively with the Chordoma Foundation, established The Stephan L. Harris Chordoma Center at MGH, and brings this expertise as a focus of his activities at UCLA. Dr. Hornicek's basic research efforts have focused on specific aspects of cell biology and more recently, molecular biology of sarcomas. Dr. Hornicek has also focused on the development of new chemotherapeutic drugs isolated from marine organisms for the treatment of sarcomas. This has led to clinical trials and patent applications, and the work has been consistently funded by the NIH, charitable foundations, and industry. Dr. Hornicek has provided mentorship to many clinical trainees and research fellows. Dr. Hornicek graduated with a B.A. in biology and mathematics from Washington and Jefferson College. He earned his PhD in physics‐biophysics from Georgetown University and his M.D. from the University of Pittsburgh. Dr. Hornicek completed his Orthopaedic Surgical Residency at the University of Miami and an Orthopaedic Oncology Fellowship at Massachusetts General Hospital and Children's Hospital Boston. He began his academic career as a faculty member at the University of Miami following his residency and then was recruited to the Harvard faculty in 1998. In 2017, he joined the University of California, Los Angeles as the Professor and Chair.
Immediate Past President (Greece)

Panayiotis Papagelopoulos

Professor & Chairman of Orthopaedic Surgery & Traumatology, Athens University School of Medicine
Director, Orthopaedic Research & Education Center "Panayotis N. Soucacos", at Attikon University General Hospital

“Standing on the shoulders of the pioneers of musculoskeletal oncology, ISOLS has been expanded nowadays to the biggest international musculoskeletal tumor and reconstruction association. I am proud to be part of this family.”

- Chief, Orthopaedic Oncology Unit, ATTIKON University General Hospital
- f.A.Consultant & A.Professor, Department of Orthopaedics, Mayo Clinic & Mayo Medical School, Rochester MN, USA
- Clinical fellowship training in Orthopaedic Oncology, Adult Reconstruction and Spine Surgery at the Department of Orhopaedics, Mayo Graduate School of Medicine, Mayo Clinic Rochester MN, USA
- Residency in Orthopedic Surgery, KAT Hospital Athens Greece
- Graduate of Athens University School of Medicine
- Author of more than 350 international publications, 6500 citations and 30 textbook chapters
- H-index 40, i10-index 170 (google scholar)
- Member of many national and international societies including the American College of Surgeons (ACS)
Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS), American Musculoskeletal Tumor Society (MSTS), the International Society for Limb Salvage (ISOLS), the European Musculoskeletal Oncology Society (EMSOS) & the World Society of Reconstructive Microsurgery (WSRM), Hellenic Association Orthopaedic Surgery & Traumatology (HAOST)

Past President (Japan)

Hiroyuki Tsuchiya

Academic Appointments:

- 1988-1989: Assistant, Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Kanazawa University
- 1989-1991: Assistant Professor, at the same institute
- 1991-1999: Lecturer, at the same institute
- 1999-2010: Associate Professor, Graduate School of Medical Science, Kanazawa University
- 2006-2010: Clinical Professor, Kanazawa University Hospital
- 2010-present: Professor & Chairman, Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Kanazawa University
Hospital & Graduate School of Medical Science, Kanazawa University

Why is ISOLS important for me?

Because ISOLS is the first largest meeting on musculoskeletal oncology with full of new expertise.
In order to get ceaseless progress in this field, we, tumor surgeons, have to keep going forward through ISOLS activities.

Peter Steadman
President elect (Australia)

Peter Steadman

Peter Steadman - ISOLS Board Member

"ISOLS is my international "go to" peer group in Orthopaedic Oncology. socially it also represents an important group of international friends who I've bonded with now for many years and I believe this is the ethos we share as members of the ISOLS organisation. I've been attending since 1999 and it's always great to catch up with my fellow members as we share time together, resume our friendships from the last time we met to learn , celebrate successes but importantly often share difficult cases and learn from each other"

Secretary (Italy)

Pietro Ruggieri

To me ISOLS is especially important for several reasons.
As a member of different orthopaedic and orthopaedic oncology Societies, in which I am fully involved with a considerable amount of commitments, I do believe that orthopaedic oncology Societies have a paramount role in education and knowledge update in our field.
EMSOS in Europe and MSTS in the USA and far beyond are very active Societies, which I am honoured to be part of. ISOLS has an intercontinental breath and could/should be a "liaison" between the mentioned Societies and all the colleagues over the world. Some of the founding members and "fathers" of our Society are Franklin H. Sim, Mario Campanacci, Rainer Kotz, Ed Chao and many others, well-known pioneers in musculoskeletal oncology. ISOLS has always played a crucial role and nowadays is more and more confirming this in the international scenario.
I have had the pleasure and honour to be President of ISOLS, while currently I am Membership Chair. Besides, I was appointed as organiser of 2013 ISOLS Annual Meeting in Bologna, which was quite successful.
I think that ISOLS will continue to promote education for new generations of orthopaedic oncology surgeons and cultural exchange among all us worldwide involved in the sector of musculoskeletal oncology.
Treasurer (Austria)

Philipp Funovics

Eduardo Botello Correa
Membership Chair (Chile)

Eduardo Botello Correa

Eduardo Botello Correa - ISOLS Board Member

"Working in the field of oncology implies an additional responsibility to the usual medical task. The provision of knowledge, understanding and compassion to the patient makes our involvement, with him and his family, even greater with the consequent personal emotional impact. The support of a strong, consolidated, well-integrated and highly prestigious scientific society worldwide, such as ISOLS, makes us feel supported and understood in our daily work, being able to give our best to the patients."

Han Soo Kim
Board Member (Korea)

Han-Soo Kim

Han-Soo Kim, M.D., Ph.D - ISOLS Board Member
Board Member (China)

Xiaohui Niu

2013 - present: Board Member, International Society on Limb Salvage (ISOLS)
2009 - present: President, Osteosarcoma Committee of Experts, Chinese Society of Clinical Oncology (CSCO)
2011.9: Co-Chairman, the 16th ISOLS, Beijing, China
2006 - present: Vice-President, Committee of sarcoma, Chinese Anti-Cancer Association (CACA)
2005 - present: Vice President, Group of Bone sarcoma, Chinese Society of Orthopedics, Chinese Medical Association(CMA)
2006 - present: Board member, Asia-Pacific Musculoskeletal Tumor Society (APMSTS)
2006 - present: Executive Chairman, Eastern Asian Musculoskeletal Oncology Group (EAMOG)
2005 - present: Board member, Chinese Speaking Orthopaedic Society(CSOS)
2001 - present: Board member, New York Academy of Sciences
2009 - present: Executive Member, Executive Committee of Chinese Society of Clinical Oncology (CSCO)
2005 - present: Board Member, Chinese Orthopedics Society (COA )
2008 - present: Board member, Committee of genitourinary cancer, Chinese Anti-Cancer Association(CACA)
2006 - present: Expert, Assessment Group of Medical Malpractice, Beijing Xicheng Medical Association
2008 - present: Expert, Assessment Group of Medical Malpractice, Beijing Medical Association
2008 - present: Expert, China International Exchange and Promotive Association for Medical and Health Care, CPAN
2008 - present: Expert, Assessment Group of Medical Malpractice Chinese Medical Association of People’s Liberation Army)
2001 - present: Expert, Beijing Health Information Network
2003 - present: Expert, Beijing Xicheng Labor Capacity Identification Committee
2010 - present: Expert, Beijing Labor Capacity Identification Committee
2007 - present: Expert, China Medical Herald
2008 - present: Expert, Shandong Medical Journal
2009 - present: Expert, Beijing Health Care Association
2010 - present: Expert, Expert Committee of Rational Drug Use, Ministry of Public Health
2012 - present: Member , 8th Oncology Committee of Experts, Beijing Medical Association
Board Member (Japan)

Toshifumi Ozaki

Why is ISOLS important for me?

The ISOLS is scientific society especially focusing on surgical treatment of bone and soft tissue sarcomas. My first important presentation was at ISOLS Meeting, which was a very eye-opening experience. Since then the meetings have been educating and encouraging me to learn more about in the field of sarcomas. Thank you very much, ISOLS.

Andreas Leithner
Board Member (Austria)

Andreas Leithner

Andreas Leithner - ISOLS Board Member
Board Member (USA)

Valerae O. Lewis

"ISOLS means to me international collaboration, exposure and comraderie."
Board Member (USA)

Peter Rose

"It is an honor to be a part of a collaborative, international group of physicians, scientists, and engineers who come together to advance the science and clinical care of patients with cancer and other conditions."
Board Member (AUS)

Claudia Di Bella

"As an orthopaedic oncologist, ISOLS is the society that most represents my practice. Every ISOLS conference is an opportunity to share knowledge, innovations and experiences with our community of surgeons, to re-connect with friends and to make new ones, to learn and to give insights of our own successes and failures. Orthopaedic oncology is inevitably a relatively small community due to the rarity of the diseases we treat, and ISOLS provides the opportunity for us to continue to grow by connecting groups from all sides of the globe, so that everyone’s experience can be shared and can be used as a platform to further improve treatments of bone and soft tissue tumors."
Board Member (COL)

Francisco Linares

"A medical scientific society means that a group of people decided to come together to improve treatments and quality of lives of patients. ISOLS is an example of excellence, work and dedication, focusing its efforts on the best of knowledge, technology and human resources to save lives and limbs for the best of humanity."
Mirko Büttner
Industry Liaison, Implantcast (Germany)

Mirko Büttner

Mirko Büttner - Industry Liaison, Director Sales and Marketing, Implantcast

"ISOLS is an important society that allows for collaboration between clinicians, researchers, and industry from around the globe to discuss new technologies or approaches to limb salvage surgery and musculoskeletal tumors."

Christina D’Anjou
Industry Liaison, Stryker (USA)

Christina D’Anjou

Christina D’Anjou - Industry Liaison, Revision Implant Product Development, Stryker

"ISOLS is an important society that allows for collaboration between clinicians, researchers, and industry from around the globe to discuss new technologies or approaches to limb salvage surgery and musculoskeletal tumors."

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