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Research

Scholarly Project Students







Stephen D. Zoller


A former collegiate swimmer for Princeton University, my interest in Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine began early. I was trained in basic science research in college, and began getting involved in clinical research projects in various fields early in medical school. I joined the CSES group during my 3rd year of medical school, and have had the incredible opportunity to become involved in a variety of simulating and challenging projects. My primary project is a prospective questionnaire-based study examining the quantity of pain and pain medication used by arthroscopic rotator cuff repair patients in the perioperative period. I am also helping coordinate the Columbia arm of a prospective analysis of concussion epidemiology among Ivy League varsity student athletes. Finally, I helped perform a systematic review on the current evidence surrounding reverse shoulder arthroplasty for acute proximal humerus fractures. My extensive and varied experiences in this lab have helped me learn and grow as a researcher, and I'm excited to move forward as a leader during Orthopaedic surgery residency.









Jacob T. Bobman


I have been working at CSES since March 2014 under the mentorship of Dr. Ahmad. We are working on a cross-sectional study of asymptomatic youth baseball pitchers seeking to determine if anatomic changes noted on stress ultrasound of the dominant elbow correlate with various metrics of pitching volume. The frequency of ulnar collateral ligament tears and subsequent Tommy John surgeries has been rising in this population. By defining the pitching volume threshold at which asymptomatic sonographic changes occur, we hope to further update pitching safety recommedations to halt the increase in UCL tears and Tommy John surgeries in youth pitchers

Here is the list of things Dr. Levine asked for:
1. Month/Date you were in the lab March 2014 - present
2. Primary Project

"Stress Sonographyof the Throwimg Elbow and Pitching Volume in Youth Baseball Pitchers"

3. Secondary Projects Pending
4. Primary Investigator Dr. Christopher Ahmad
5. Presentations of research/meetings None
6. Poster Publications None
7. Publications None









Janice J. He


I have been working at CSES since January 2014 under the mentorship of Dr. Levine. We are working on a project evaluating the outcome of total shoulder arthroplasty (TSA) using the Zimmer Trabecular Metal Glenoid in patients who have undergone shoulder replacement for osteoarthritis. We are looking at post-operative shoulder function as well as reviewing post-operative x-rays for radiographic changes in order to learn about the glenoid component related complications of TSA. I previously worked at the Center for Hip and Knee Replacement at Columbia.

Here is the list of things Dr. Levine asked for:
1. Month/Date you were in the lab January 2014 (offically March 2014) - present
2. Primary Project

"Outcome of TSA using Zimmer TM Glenoid"

3. Secondary Projects None
4. Primary Investigator Dr. William Levine
5. Presentations of research/meetings None with CSES (others below)
6. Poster Publications None
7. Publications None








Michael E. Steinhaus


Michael grew up in Kansas City, Missouri, before attending Harvard College, where he received an AB cum laude with a concentration in Biochemical Sciences and secondary concentration in Economics in 2009. He worked at a life sciences consulting group in New York City before starting medical school at Columbia. While at P&S, Michael co-founded a medical Spanish immersion program for health professional students with the goal of improving students' Spanish language and cultural understanding of the Washington Heights and Inwood communities. Michael first recognized his interest in orthopedics during his major clinical year - he is excited to have the opportunity to pursue this interest in the CSES lab.

Here is the list of things Dr. Levine asked for:
1. Month/Date you were in the lab March 2014 - present
2. Primary Project

"Ultrasound and MRI in the diagnosis of rotator cuff tear"

3. Secondary Projects "Systematic review of functional outcomes following septic arthritis after ACL reconstruction"

4. Primary Investigator Dr. William Levine
5. Presentations of research/meetings None
6. Poster Publications None
7. Publications None






Zachary Bloom


I have been working at CSES lab during the summer between my first and second year in medical school. I applied to the NIH program and earned a grant to work on a project in Orthopedics. I began by picking up where previous students had left off on a computer modeling study of anterior dislocation. During my time in the lab, I drafted procedures, collected data on the computer models and presented my findings in weekly lab meetings. I plan on continuing the project throughout the clinical year so that I can see it to fruition.

Here is the list of things Dr. Levine asked for:
1. Month/Date you were in the lab March 2014 - present
2. Primary Project

"Mapping the Hill-Sachs Lesion and Glenoid track using 3D CT models of patients with recurrent anterior instability"

3. Secondary Projects Pending
4. Primary Investigator Dr. Christopher Ahmad
5. Presentations of research/meetings None
6. Poster Publications None
7. Publications None



Javier E. Sanchez


Javier received his B.S. in Mechanical Engineering, Summa Cum Laude, from the University of Puerto Rico at Mayaguez in 2012. From his early undergraduate years, he sought numerous research experiences that have included design and testing of an active knee prosthesis at the MIT Media Lab Biomechatronics Group and high performance sports biomechanics at the Harris Orthopaedics Lab at MGH. Javier was also involved in founding the Mass General Orthopaedics Sports Performance Center, with which he still collaborates. Currently, Javier attends Columbia University College of Physicians & Surgeons, where he has continued to be involved in orthopedics research. His current research interesets include high performance.

Javier is currently working with Dr. Jobin on creating a standard by which to judge the radiographic glenohumeral joint relationships after shoulder arthroplasty. He is analyzing the reliability and validity of shoulder radiographic measurements of total shoulder arthroplasty, and ultimately hopes to correlate these measurements, if valid and reliable, with clinical outcomes.

Here is the list of things Dr. Levine asked for:
1. Month/Date you were in the lab June 2013- present
2. Primary Project

"Reliability and Validity of TSA Radiographic Measurements"

3. Secondary Projects None at this lab. Otherwise, I also continue to be involved with Biomechanics research at Mass General Orthopaedics Sports Performance Center

4. Primary Investigator Dr. Charles Jobin

5. Presentations of research/meetings Of this research, none except Columbia P&S NIH Summer Research Program on August 21, 2013

6. Poster Publications None of this research. In the past, Biomechanical Analysis of Curb Negotiation Among Healthy Young Adults: A Pilot Study; 2011 ORS, Jan 13-16, 2011, Long Beach, CA


7. Publications None


 

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