Device Position Statement and Conflict of Interest

Below is a position statement from The CORE Institute regarding our physician relationships with external medical device companies.

As our name suggests, our physicians, engineers, scientists and graduate students are actively involved in clinical care, education and orthopedic research.  Because of our mission, we focus our recruitment efforts on physicians who have superior academic and clinical training, and who also are actively involved in orthopedic research and education directed at advancing orthopedic surgery and improving patient outcomes.  Information about our physicians’ education, training and experience can be accessed here.

Our Division of Research and Development allows us to be actively involved in laboratory research aimed at improving the quality of medical care.  We are currently working on projects studying total knee replacement devices; ways to improve hip fracture implants; improved methods of fracture treatment; and release of antibiotics from implants in an attempt to reduce the risk of post-operative infections.  We are very proud of our success in this field and believe that we have contributed to the improvement in the care of orthopedic conditions.

Because of the qualifications of our physicians and other professionals, we often are approached by companies involved in the development of medical devices, instruments and related equipment.  The companies know that our physicians have invaluable hands-on experience in the treatment of orthopedic problems, and that orthopedic surgeons frequently make important contributions to the development and improvement of devices and other equipment used in the treatment of orthopedic conditions.  Surgeons and researchers at The CORE Institute are currently working with at least half a dozen companies, both large and very small, to help them create and improve products for patient care.  We also have developed and patented products of our own that we have and/or will license or sell to industry.

Although CORE physicians donate a great deal of their time to the advancement of orthopedic research and education, they also enter into contracts that provide payment for some of their efforts.  Payment for the services provided by orthopedic surgeons may come in the form of hourly consulting fees for services provided by the physicians; royalties based on sales of products to which CORE physicians made important contributions (excluding sales of products used on our patients); and/or outright purchase of technologies.  All of these transactions are compliant with all federal and state laws.

The following is a current list of the CORE physicians who have contractual relationships with device manufacturers, and the companies with whom they have those relationships:

Physician Company Name Website
Ali Araghi, DO Bonovo
Ali Araghi, DO Globus Medical
Ali Araghi, DO ISOI N/A
Ali Araghi, DO Plasmology4, Inc.
Ali Araghi, DO RTI Surgical
Amalia De Comas, MD Plasmology4, Inc.
Anuj Daftari, MD Advanzeon Solutions, Inc.
Anuj Daftari, MD Health Point Capital
Anuj Daftari, MD Peleton
Arash Araghi, DO Plasmology4, Inc.
Bryan Wall, MD Plasmology4, Inc.
Bryan Wall, MD Skineez
Damon Adamany, MD Arthrex, Inc.
Damon Adamany, MD Endo Pharmaceuticals Inc.
David Ben-Aviv, MD Plasmology4, Inc.
David Jackson, MD Innovative Surgical Design N/A
David Jackson, MD NuVasive, Inc.
David J. Jacofsky, MD Plasmology4, Inc.
David J. Jacofsky, MD Safe Independence, LLC
David J. Jacofsky, MD Stryker Orthopaedics
David Markel, MD Arboretum Ventures
David Markel, MD Plasmology4, Inc.
David Markel, MD Smith & Nephew N/A
David Markel, MD Stryker Orthopaedics
Jason Scalise, MD Plasmology4, Inc.
Jeffrey Holmes, DPM Flower Orthopedics
Jeffrey Holmes, DPM Parcus Medical, LLC
Jefferey Michaelson, MD DuraStat
Jefferey Michaelson, MD Lipogems
Jefferey Michaelson, MD Zimmer Biomet
Jefferey Michaelson, MD Zuko Industries N/A
Jessica Hepburn, PA-C Medtronic
John Brown, MD Wright Medical Group N.V.
Kalynn Burrows PA-C Molnlycke Health Care US
Kelly Krohn, MD Radius Pharmaceuticals
Kevin Anderson, MD FH Orthopedics
Marc Jacofsky, PhD DePuy Mitek
Mark Campbell, MD Arthrex, Inc.
Mark Campbell, MD Bioventus
Mark Campbell, MD Stryker Orthopaedics
Matthew Weichbrodt, DO Plasmology4, Inc.
Melissa Galli, DPM Arthrex, Inc.
Melissa Galli, DPM Cartiva, Inc.
Melissa Galli, DPM Stryker Orthopaedics
Michael Amini, MD Stryker Orthopaedics
Niloofar Dehghan, MD Acumed
Niloofar Dehghan, MD Bioventus
Niloofar Dehghan, MD ITS
Niloofar Dehghan, MD Stryker Orthopaedics
Niloofar Dehghan, MD Zimmer Biomet
Norman Chutkan, MD Globus Medical
Paramjit Singh, MD Onsite Medical Service
Paramjit Singh, MD Peerwell Inc
Ryan Scott, DPM Artelon
Ryan Scott, DPM Medline
Ryan Scott, DPM Parcus Medical, LLC
Ryan Scott, DPM Plasmology4, Inc.
Ryan Scott, DPM Wright Medical Technology, Inc.
Sarah Muller, PA-C Plasmology4, Inc.
Sarah Muller, PA-C Safe Independence LLC
Sarah Muller, PA-C Stryker Orthopaedics
Scott Edwards, MD Medartis
Scott Edwards, MD Mylad Orthopedic Solutions, LLC N/A
Scott Siverhus, MD DJO Global
Steven L. Myerthall, MD Foothills Sports Medicine Physical Therapy
Steven L. Myerthall, MD Plasmology4, Inc.
Steven L. Myerthall, MD Stryker Orthopaedics
Summer Thompson, PA-C Valley Pain Consultants
Tharesh Udupa, DPM Abbvie
Tharesh Udupa, DPM At Home Health N/A
Tharesh Udupa, DPM Modern Vascular
The CORE Institute Safe Independence, LLC
The CORE Institute Stryker Orthopaedics
Tony Nguyen, MD Arthrex, Inc.
Tony Nguyen, MD DePuy Mitek
William Kesto, MD Catalyst

If your care might involve the placement of a medical device, please feel free to ask your surgeon about his or her recommendation as to what type of device best suits your needs.

We hope this clarifies the nature of our involvement in orthopedic research and development leading to advances in orthopedic care.  We are proud to remain leaders in innovation and are honored to have such a talented orthopedic research staff at The CORE Institute.  As always, we remain committed to complete transparency and disclosure with our patients, and we welcome your questions on this or any subject relating to your care.

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