Orthopedics Research

Musculoskeletal Regenerative Medicine Initiative

Thanks to an emerging and exciting connection between orthopedics and regenerative medicine, research with the potential to yield new and enhanced treatments for a variety of musculoskeletal conditions and injuries is taking shape at the National Center for Regenerative Medicine. By combining existing strengths in orthopedic research and care with the immense potential for regenerative medicine in a newly dedicated initiative, CWRU is uniquely positioned to revolutionize musculoskeletal health and improve the lives of countless patients throughout the world.

Current active research targeting arthritis has entered the clinical trial phase of translation. This trial and additional FDA-approved stem cell trials and research projects like it in regenerative orthopedic medicine are bolstered by contributions from the CWRU faculty with diverse expertise from medicine, engineering, biomedical engineering, and the NCRM.

Initiative Founding Members

Robert A. Eppley, MD (MED 1983)
President, California Sports and Orthopaedics Institute
Shoulder and Knee Specialist
Cal Lead Team Orthopaedic Surgeon
Berkeley, Orinda and Oakland, CA

Randall Marcus, MD 
Charles H. Herndon Professor Emeritus and Past Chairman, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, 
Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine and University Hospitals of Cleveland 
Cleveland, OH

Bob Mack  (MED 1961) 
Retired Aspen Orthopaedic Associates

William J. and Dorothy K. O'Neill

Henri Pell Junod Jr. (MA 1969)  
Cleveland, OH

Clay Wertheimer, MD (MED 1985)
Retired Orthopedic Surgeon 
Proliance Surgeons
Seattle, WA

Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine

University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center