Bryan J. Loeffler, MD

Bryan J. Loeffler, MD

Locations

Education

  • University of Maryland - Bachelor of Science
  • University of Maryland School of Medicine - Doctor of Medicine
  • Carolinas Medical Center - Residency
  • Thomas Jefferson University, Rothman Institute - Fellowship
  • Thomas Jefferson University, The Philadelphia Hand Center - Fellowship

Dr. Loeffler specializes in the entire spectrum of hand and upper extremity disorders from the fingertips to the shoulder.  He has a special interest in complex elbow conditions and peripheral nerve injuries.  Dr. Loeffler has been awarded multiple research grants to fund various clinical studies as well as a basic science study on biologic solutions to improve rotator cuff healing.  He has authored numerous book chapters and peer-reviewed articles on topics ranging from forearm injuries to shoulder and elbow replacement.  Academic honors and achievements range from excellence in surgery to resident teaching award.  He has also participated in two international medical missions, providing orthopaedic surgical care in underserved areas.  Dr. Loeffler is a former NCAA Division I wrestler at the University of Maryland, and he remains active by running and spending time with his wife, Jennifer, and their three children.

Practice

  • Specializes in Hand, Wrist, Elbow and Shoulder Surgery

  • ASSH Young Leaders Program 2015
  • Member of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
  • Member of the American Associate for Hand Surgery
  • Member of the American Society for Surgery of the Hand
  • Hand-e Editorial Board Member and Sports-Shoulder section editor, 2014

Awards

  • Resident Teaching Award, Carolinas Medical Center Department of Orthopaedic Surgery
  • American Orthopaedic Association, Emerging Leaders Program
  • First Place Award, Orthopedic Research and Education Foundation and Orthopaedic Research Society Atlantic Coast Regional Resident Research Symposium: Prospective Study of Iliac Crest Donor Site Morbidity in Patients Undergoing Treatment of Fracture Nonunion
  • Resident Leadership Forum Delegate, American Orthopaedic Association
  • Orthopaedic Research and Education Foundation Residency Enhancement Scholarship Award
  • Best Resident Clinical Research Paper, Carolinas Medical Center Spring Symposium: Morbidity at the Donor Site Morbidity after Anterior  Iliac Crest Bone Grafting for Fracture Nonunion
  • Best Resident Basic Science Research Paper (co-author), Carolinas Medical Center Spring Symposium: Effect of Autologous Cell Implantation on Tendon-to-Bone Healing in the Rat Rotator Cuff
  • Best Resident Clinical Research Paper (co-author), Carolinas Medical Center Spring Symposium: Outcomes after fixation of ankle fractures with syndesmotic injuries: Should the syndesmotic screw be removed?
  • Best Resident Basic Science Research Paper, Carolinas Medical Center Spring Symposium: Cell-Based Augmentation of Tendon-to-Bone Healing in a Rat Model of Rotator Cuff Repair

Research

Peer-Reviewed Publications

  1. Loeffler BJ, Lewis DL:   Restoration of elbow flexion. Hand Clinics August 2016
  2. Brannan P, Gaston RG, Lewis D, Loeffler B: “Complications with the Use of BMP-2 in Scaphoid Nonunion Surgery”.  J Hand Surg Am. 2016 May;41(5):602-8. doi: 10.1016/j.jhsa.2016.01.013. Epub 2016 Mar 22.  PMID: 27013317
  3. Gaston RG, Loeffler BJ. “Sports-Specific Injuries of the Hand and Wrist”  Clinics in Sports Medicine.  2014. 10.1016/j.csm.2014.09/003.  PMID 25455393  
  4. VanBeek C, Loeffler BJ, Narzikul A, Gordon V, Rasiej MJ, Kazam JK, Abboud JA: Diagnostic accuracy of non-contrast MRI for detecting glenohumeral cartilage lesions: A prospective comparison to arthroscopy. J Shoulder Elbow Surg. Epub 2014 Apr 21.  PMID 24766793
  5. Russo SA, Loeffler BJ, Zlotolow DA, Kozin SH, Richards JG, Ashworth S: Limited Glenohumeral Cross-body Adduction in Children with Brachial Plexus Birth Palsy: A contributor to scapular winging. J Pediatr Orthop, 2014 Jul 2.  PMID 24992351
  6. Loeffler BJ, Green JB, Zelouf DS: Forearm Instability. J. Hand Surg Am. 2014 Jan;39(1):156-67. Epub 2013 Dec 6.
  7. Loeffler BJ, Scannell BP, Peindl RD, Connor P, Davis DE, Hoelscher GL, Norton HJ, Hanley EN Jr, Gruber HE: Cell-Based Tissue Engineering Augments Tendon-to-Bone Healing in a Rat Supraspinatus Model. J Orthop Res.  2013 Mar;31(3):407-12. Epub 2012 Oct 15.
  8. Loeffler BJ, Kellam JF, Sims SH, Bosse MJ: Prospective, Observational Study of Donor Site Morbidity Following Anterior Iliac Crest Bone Grafting in Orthopaedic Trauma Reconstruction Patients. J Bone Joint Surg Am. 2012 Sep 19;94(18):1649-54. (Epub ahead of print).
  9. Loeffler BJ, Brown S, D’Alessandro DF, Fleischli JE, Connor PM: Incidence of False Positive Rotator Cuff Pathology in MRI's of Patients with Adhesive Capsulitis. Orthopedics. 2011 May 18;34(5):e81-7
  10. Cannada LK, Loeffler BJ, Zadnik MB, Eglseder WA: Treatment of High energy Supracondylar-Intercondylar Fractures of the Distal Humerus. J Surg Orthop Adv. 2011 Winter;20(4):230-5.
  11. Loeffler BJ, Gaston RG: Aromatase Inhibitors and their Side Effects: What Hand Surgeons Should Know. J Hand Surg Am. 2010 Jul;35(7):1206-8.
  12. Hoenig MP, Loeffler B, Brown S, Peindl R, Fleischli JE, Connor PM, D’Alessandro DF: Reverse Glenoid Component Fixation: Is a Posterior Screw Necessary? J Shoulder Elbow Surg. 2010 Jun;19(4):544-9. (Epub Jan 5, 2010 ahead of print).
  13. Scannell BP, Loeffler BJ, Hoenig M, Connor PM, D’Alessandro DF, Fleischli JE: "Biomechanical Comparison of Hamstring Tendon Fixation Devices for Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction. Part II: Four Tibial Devices" (Accepted, American Journal of Orthopedics, 2013)
  14. Gruber HE, Deepe R, Hoelscher GL, Ingram JA, Norton HJ, Scannell B, Loeffler B, Zinchenko N, Hanley EN, Tapp H: Human Adipose-derived Mesenchymal Stem Cells: Direction to a Phenotype Sharing Similarities with the Disc, Gene Expression Profiling, and Co-Culture with Human Annulus. Tissue Eng Part A. 2010 Sep;16(9):2843-60.
  15. Hamid N, Loeffler BJ, Braddy W, Kellam JF, Cohen BE, Bosse MJ: Outcomes after fixation of ankle fractures with syndesmotic injuries: Effect of the Syndesmotic Screw. J Bone Joint Surg Br. 2009 Aug; 91(8): 1069-73.
  16. Gruber HE, Hoelscher G, Loeffler B, Chow Y, Ingram JA, Halligan W, Hanley EN: Prostaglandin E1 and Misoprostol Increase Epidermal Growth Factor Production in 3D-Cultured Human Annulus Cells. Spine J 2009 Sep;9(9): 760-6.
  17. Scannell BP, Loeffler BJ, Bosse MJ, Kellam JF, Sims SH.: Efficacy of intraoperative red blood cell salvage and autotransfusion in the treatment of acetabular fractures. J Orthop Trauma. 2009 May-Jun;23(5):340-5.
  18. Sun Y, Mauerhan DR, Firestein GS, Loeffler BJ, Hanley EN, Gruber HE: Telomerase Transduced Osteoarthritis Fibroblast-Like Synoviocytes Display a Distinct Gene Expression Profile, J Rheumatol 2009 Jan;36(1):141-155.
  19. Gruber, HE, Hoelscher, G, Ingram, JA, Chow Y, Loeffler B, and Hanley, EN: 1,25(OH)2-Vitamin D3 inhibits proliferation and production of monocyte chemoattractant protein-1, thrombopoietin, VEGF, and angiogenin by human annulus cells in vitro. Spine (Phila Pa 1976). 2008 Apr 1;33(7):755-65.
  20. Scannell BP, Loeffler BJ, Hoenig M, Peindl RD, D'Alessandro DF, Connor PM, Fleischli JE. “Biomechanical comparison of hamstring tendon fixation devices for anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction: Part 2. Four tibial devices”  Am J Orthop (Belle Mead NJ). 2015 Feb;44(2):82-5. PMID:25658077
  21. Scannell BP, Loeffler BJ, Hoenig M, Peindl RD, D'Alessandro DF, Connor PM, Fleischli JE. “Biomechanical comparison of hamstring tendon fixation devices for anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction: Part 1. Five femoral devices” Am J Orthop (Belle Mead NJ). 2015 Jan;44(1):32-6.   PMID:25566554

Book Chapters

  • Loeffler BJ, Williams GR. Shoulder Arthroscopy. In Abzug J, Zlotolow DA, Kozin SH (eds): The Pediatric Upper Extremity. Springer. (publication pending). 2015
  • Loeffler BJ, Culp RW.  Both Bone Forearm Fractures. In: Carlson M, Goldfarb C (eds): Comprehensive Care of the High Level Athlete: A Master Skills Publication. American Society for Surgery of the Hand. (publication pending). 2014
  • Loeffler BJ, Abboud JA.  Combined Anterior Instability and Glenohumeral Arthritis. In: Dodson CC, Dines DM, Dines JS, Walch G, and Williams GR (eds): Controversies in Shoulder Instability. Lippincott Williams & Wilkins. (publication pending).
  • Loeffler BJ, Connor, PM.  Total Elbow Arthroplasty for Rheumatoid Arthritis.  In:  Weisel, S and Ramsey, M (eds):  Operative Techniques in Orthopaedic Surgery.   Lippincott Williams & Wilkins. (2010)

 

International, National and Regional Presentations

International

  • Limited glenohumeral horizontal adduction in children with brachial plexus birth palsy: A contributor to scapular winging. Letourneau P., Zlotolow D., Russo S., Loeffler BJ., Kozin S., Richards J., Ashworth S. Narakas Brachial Plexus Surgery Symposium 2013 (Montreaux, Switzerland)
  • Outcomes after fixation of ankle fractures with syndesmotic injuries: Should the syndesmotic screw be removed? Hamid N, Loeffler B, Anderson RB, Cohen BE, Davis WH, Jones CP, Kellam JF, Sims SH, Bosse MJ. Société Internationale de Chirurgie Orthopédique et de Traumatologie Annual Meeting 2008  (Hong Kong, China)
  • Use of Cell Saver in Acetabular Fracture Surgery: Does intraoperative red blood-cell salvage and autotransfusion reduce the need for blood transfusion? Scannell BP, Loeffler BJ, Bosse MJ, Kellam JF, Sims SH, Norton HJ, Société Internationale de Chirurgie Orthopédique et de Traumatologie, Annual Meeting 2008 (Hong Kong, China)

National

  • Adult and pediatric brachial plexus injuries.  Loeffler BJ. University of South Carolina Department of Orthopaedic Surgery. June 2015.
  • Ode G, Loeffler B, Chadderdon R, Haine N, Scannell B, Patt J, Gaston R.  Knee arthroscopy Simulation Training: Does it Translate to Improved Arthroscopic Proficiency in the Wrist?  Electronic abstract presentation:  Combined Meeting of the American Association of Hand Surgery / Annual and British Society for Surgery of the Hand; 2015 Jan 21-24; Paradise Island, Bahamas
  • Appropriateness of Angiography and Embolization in the Management of High-Energy Pelvic Ring Injuries. Griffin SM, Nelson KJ, Loeffler BJ, Scannell BP, Bosse MJ, Kellam JF, Sims SH, Sing RF, Wang EA, Paper #63, Orthopaedic Trauma Association, Annual Meeting Oct. 2012 (Minneapolis, MN)
  • Donor site morbidity with anterior iliac crest bone grafting for long bone nonunions.  Loeffler BJ, Kellam JF, Sims SH, Bosse MJ.  Paper #341. American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons Annual Meeting, March 2010 (New Orleans, LA)
  • Reverse Glenoid Component Fixation: Is a Posterior Screw Necessary? Hoenig M, Loeffler BJ, Brown S, Peindl RD, Fleischli JE, Connor PM, D’Alessandro DF. Podium #444, American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons Annual Meeting, Feb 2009 (Las Vegas, NV)
  • Indications and Complications of Angiography and Embolization in the Management of High Energy Pelvic Ring Injuries. Loeffler BJ, Scannell BP, Bosse MJ, Kellam JF, Sims SH, Wise C, White J, Orthopaedic Trauma Association, Annual Meeting Oct. 2008 (Denver, CO).  Presentation featured in Orthopaedics Today, December 2008.
  • Clinical and radiographic outcomes after fixation of ankle fractures with syndesmotic injuries: Should the syndesmotic screw be removed? Hamid N, Loeffler BJ, Anderson RB, Cohen BE, Davis WH, Jones CP, Kellam JF, Sims SH, Bosse MJ. American Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Society Annual Meeting, June 2008 (Denver, CO). Presentation featured in Orthopaedics Today, October 2008.
  • Increased Incidence of False Positive Rotator Cuff Pathology in MRI's of Patients with Adhesive Capsulitis. Brown SL, Loeffler BJ, Connor PM, D'Alessandro DF, Paper # 17, American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons Open Meeting March 2008 (San Francisco, CA)
  • TGF-beta-3 and Three-dimensional Culture Favor Induction of a Disc-like Phenotype in Adipose-derived Mesenchymal Stem Cells. Tapp H, Gruber HE, Deepe R, Ingram JA, Loeffler BJ, Kuremsky MA, Hanley EN, 54th Annual Meeting of the Orthopaedic Research Society, March 2008 (San Francisco, CA)
  • Efficacy of Intraoperative Red Blood-Cell Salvage and Autotransfusion in the Treatment of Acetabular Fractures. Scannell BP, Loeffler BJ, Bosse MJ, Kellam JF, Sims SH, Norton HJ. American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons Annual Meeting 2008 (San Francisco, CA)

Regional

  • Scapholunate Ligament Injuries.  Loeffler BJ. OrthoCarolina 28th Annual Sports Medicine Symposium: Athletic Injuries of the Elbow, Wrist and Hand. Charlotte, NC 2014.
  • Physical Examination of the Sports Elbow, Wrist, and Hand.  Loeffler BJ. OrthoCarolina 28th Annual Sports Medicine Symposium: Athletic Injuries of the Elbow, Wrist and Hand. Charlotte, NC 2014
  • Management of Adolescent Supracondylar Humerus Fractures.  Loeffler BJ, Gaston RG, Casey VF, Brighton BK, Frick SL. Carolinas Medical Center Department of Orthopaedic Surgery Resident Research Day 2011
  • Donor Site Morbidity after Anterior Iliac Crest Bone Grafting for Fracture Nonunions. Loeffler BJ, Kellam JF, Sims SH, Bosse MJ. North Carolina Orthopaedic Association Annual Meeting 2009.
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament Fixation Devices. Scannell BP, Loeffler BJ, Hoenig M, Brown S, Connor PM, D’Alessandro DF, Fleischli JE, Peindl RD, North Carolina Orthopaedic Association Annual Meeting 2008, Second Prize Resident Paper Competition.
  • Angiography for Pelvic Fractures. Loeffler BJ, Scannell BP, Kellam JF, Sims SH, Bosse MJ. North Carolina Orthopaedic Association Annual Meeting 2008, Third Prize Resident Paper Competition.
  • Syndesmotic Screw Removal. Hamid N, Loeffler BJ, Anderson RB, Cohen BE, Davis WH, Jones CP, Kellam JF, Sims SH, Bosse MJ North Carolina Orthopaedic Association Annual Meeting 2008.
  • Cell Saver Use in the Treatment of Acetabular Fractures. Scannell BP, Loeffler BJ, Bosse MJ, Kellam JF, Sims SH, Norton HJ. North Carolina Orthopaedic Association Annual Meeting 2007, Second Prize Resident Paper Competition.

Poster Presentations

  • Diagnostic accuracy of non-contrast MRI for detecting glenohumeral cartilage lesions: A prospective comparison to arthroscopy. VanBeek C, Loeffler BJ, Narzikul A, Gordon V, Rasiej MJ, Kazam JK, Abboud JA: American Orthopaedic Association / Canadian Orthopaedic Association Combined Meeting 2014. (Montreal, Quebec)
  • Adolescent Supracondylar Humerus Fractures: Multi-Center Study Of Management And Outcomes.  Scannell BP, Loeffler BJ. et al.  ePoster presentation #83. Pediatric Orthopaedic Society of North America Annual Meeting, 2014 (Hollywood, CA).
  • Limited Glenohumeral Motion in Children with Brachial Plexus Birth Palsy: A contributor to Scapular Winging.  (e-Poster).  Russo S., Loeffler BJ., Zlotolow D.,  Kozin S., Richards J., Ashworth S. American Society for Surgery of the Hand Annual Meeting, 2013 (San Francisco, CA).
  • Management And Outcomes Of Adolescent Supracondylar Humerus Fractures.  Loeffler BJ, Frick SL, Gaston RG, Brighton BK, Casey VF, Earles M, Jeray KJ, Cannada LK, Bissing D, Hymes RA. Poster # 174. Orthopaedic Trauma Association Annual Meeting, 2012 (Minneapolis, MN).
  • Augmentation of Tendon-Bone Healing with the Utilization of Cell-Based Tissue Engineering in a Rat Supraspinatus Model" Scannell B, Loeffler BJ, Gruber HE, Connor PM, Peindl RD, Hanley EN Orthopaedic Research Society Annual Meeting 2010 (New Orleans, LA).
  • Retrospective Comparison of BMP-2 versus Iliac Crest Bone Grafting in the Treatment of Tibial Shaft Non-Union, Starman J, Loeffler BJ, Bosse MJ, Kellam JF, Sims SH, Poster #102, Orthopaedic Trauma Association Annual Meeting, 2009 (San Diego, CA).
  • Prostaglandin E1 and Misoprostol Increase Epidermal Growth Factor Production in 3D-Cultured Human Annulus Cells. Gruber HE, Hoelscher G, Loeffler B, Chow Y, Hanley EN. Cervical Spine Research Society, Dec 2008 (Austin, TX).
  • Indications and Complications of Angiography and Embolization in the Management of High Energy Pelvic Ring Injuries. Loeffler BJ, Scannell BP, Bosse MJ, Kellam JF, Sims SH, Sing R. American Association for the Surgery of Trauma, 2008 (Maui, Hawaii) and American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons Annual Meeting 2009 (Las Vegas, NV)
  • Short to Intermediate Term Outcomes after Treatment of Femoral Head Fractures Associated with Acetabular Fractures. Loeffler BJ, Cannada L, Kellam JF, Obremskey WT, Sims SH, Bosse MJ. Poster #61, Orthopaedic Trauma Association Annual Meeting 2008 (Denver, CO)
  • Outcomes after fixation of ankle fractures with syndesmotic injuries: Should the syndesmotic screw be removed? Hamid N, Loeffler B, Anderson RB, Cohen BE, Davis WH, Jones CP, Kellam JF, Sims SH, Bosse MJ. Orthopaedic Trauma Association Annual Meeting 2008 (Denver, CO)
  • Bioavailability of PAPP-A, the local regulator of IGF-I (Insulin-like Growth Factor-I), in the intervertebral disc. Gruber HE, Hoelscher G, Ingram JA, Loeffler B, Kuremsky M, Zinchenko N, Hanley EN, Jr.. AO 2nd International Symposium on Biotechnology in Musculoskeletal Repair, Oct. 2008 (Lausanne, Switzerland)
  • Incidence of False Positive Rotator Cuff Pathology in MRI's of Patients with Adhesive Capsulitis. Brown SL, Loeffler BJ, Connor PM, D'Alessandro DF, American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons Annual Meeting 2008 (San Francisco, CA)
  • Pregnancy-associated Plasma Protein-A (PAPP-A), a Local Regulator of IGF-I (Insulin-like Growth Factor-I) Bioavailability in the Intervertebral Disc. Gruber HE, Hoelscher GL, Ingram JA, Loeffler B, Kuremsky M, Zinchenko N, Hanley, EN, Jr. 54th Annual Meeting of the Orthopaedic Research Society, March 2008, (San Francisco, CA)
  • Telomerase Transduced Osteoarthritis Fibroblast-like Synoviocytes Display a Distinct Gene Expression Pattern. Sun Y, Loeffler BJ, Firestein GS, Mauerhan DR, Gruber HE, Hanley EN, Jr. 54th Annual Meeting of the Orthopaedic Research Society, March 2008, (San Francisco, CA)
  • Effect of Phosphate on Arthritis-derived Fibroblast-like Synoviocytes. Sun Y, Chaturvedi D, Mauerhan DR, Loeffler BJ, Gruber HE, Hanley EN, Jr. Annual Conference of American Collage of Rheumatologists Nov.2007 (Boston, MA)
  • Microarray Analysis of Human Telomerase Transduced Osteoarthritis Fibroblast-like Synoviocytes. Sun Y, Loeffler BJ, Firestein GS, Mauerhan DR, Gruber HE, Hanley EN, Jr. Annual Conference of American Collage of Rheumatologists Nov.2007 (Boston, MA)
  • Efficacy of Intraoperative Red Blood-Cell Salvage and Autotransfusion in the Treatment of Acetabular Fractures, Scannell BP, Loeffler BJ, Bosse MJ, Kellam JF, Sims SH, Poster #69, Orthopaedic Trauma Association Annual Meeting 2007 (Boston, MA)

Research Grants

  • Finding the Ideal Surgical Skin Preparation to Prevent P. acnes Infection in Shoulder Surgery.  CareFusion, $8,890.  Winkler Orthopaedic Research Fund, $3,390  Loeffler BJ, Montijo H, Connor PM, D’Alessandro DF, Fleischli JE, Piasecki DP  2011-2012  Role: Principal Investigator
  • Morbidity at the Donor Site after Iliac Crest Bone Graft Harvest: A prospective, observational study.  Loeffler BJ, Bosse MJ, Kellam JF, Sims SH  Charlotte-Mecklenburg Health Services Foundation, $5,676.25  1/01/07-1/01/10  Role: Principal Investigator
  • The Natural History and Outcomes Following Treatment of Femoral Head Fractures: A multicenter review.  Loeffler BJ, Bosse MJ, Kellam JF, Sims SH  Southeast Fracture Consortium, $5,000  1/01/07-1/01/09  Role: Principal Investigator
  • Biomechanical Comparison of Five Devices for Hamstring Tendon Fixation for Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction on the Femoral and Tibial Sides in a Cadaveric Porcine Model. Hoenig M, Scannell BP, Loeffler BJ, Brown S, Fleischli J, Connor PM, D’Alessandro DF  Winkler Orthopaedic Fellowship Fund, $45,000  5/1/07 – 12/31/08  Role: Principal Investigator
  • Cell-Based Augmentation of Tendon-to-Bone Healing in a Rat Model of Rotator Cuff Repair  Loeffler BJ, Scannell BP, Gruber HE, Sun Y, Peindl R, Hanley EN  Winkler Orthopaedic Fellowship Fund, $39,500  1/1/07-12/31/08  Role: Principal Investigator
  • Biomechanical Comparison of Two Methods of Glenoid Component Fixation in “Reverse” Total Shoulder Arthroplasty   Loeffler BJ, Brown S, Connor PM, D’Alessandro DF, Fleishli J, Peindl RD  Charlotte-Mecklenburg Health Services Foundation, $5,324  1/01/07-12/31/08  Role: Principal Investigator
  • Results of Syndesmotic Ankle Injuries: Should the Syndesmotic Screw be Routinely Removed? Hamid N, Loeffler BJ, Bosse MJ, Kellam JF, Sims SH, Anderson RB, Cohen BE, Davis WH, Jones CP  Carolinas Healthcare System, Division of Education and Research, $13,266.  7/1/07-6/30/08  Role: Co-Investigator
  • Examination of the Relationship between Osteoarthritis and Pathological Calcification  Sun Y, Loeffler BJ, Gruber HE  Charlotte-Mecklenburg Health Services Foundation, $30,000   9/01/2006 – 02/29/2008  Role: Co-Investigator
  • Derivation of Adult Mesenchymal Stem Cells from Human Adipose Tissue: A pilot study for extraction, characterization, and differentiation toward intervertebral disc-like cells  Tapp H, Gruber HE, Loeffler BJ, Hanley EN  Charlotte-Mecklenburg Health Services Foundation, $37,986.73   1/01/07-12/31/07  Role: Co-investigator
  • Pathological Calcification and Osteoarthritis  Sun Y, Loeffler BJ, Gruber HE, Frick SL, Hanley EN  Mecklenburg County Medical Society, $750  10/2006 – 10/2007  Role: Co-Investigator

Other Grants

  • OREF-JBJS Resident Journal Club Grant, $2,000 (2009-10)

Team

  • Veda, CMA      
  • Surgery Scheduler – Tonya        
  • Administrative Assistant – Kim Haynes

PA Team

Fellowship Trained

  • Hand
  • Shoulder & Elbow

Clinical Specialties

  • Hand
  • Shoulder & Elbow