Earl Warren Brien, MD, Cedars-Sinai

Dr. Earl Warren Brien, MD, serves as a Professor of Orthopedic Surgery and Surgical Director of the Sarcoma Service at CedarsSinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, California. Dr. Brien has a wealth of knowledge, first-hand experience in treating patients with soft tissue sarcomas coupled with years of providing strategic counsel to both biotech and medical device companies. He has been a Director at CytRx Corporation since December 2, 2016. Dr. Brien is a Board Certified Orthopedic and Sarcoma Surgeon. Over his more than 20-year career, Dr. Brien has received numerous research grants, given over 140 scientific presentations and been published in numerous peer-reviewed journals and books.

Susan Bukata, MD, UCLA Health System

Dr. Susan Bukata, MD is an orthopedic surgeon who practices in Santa Monica. She has been practicing for 22 years. Dr. Bukata is affiliated with UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica and Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center. Among her primary interests are bone cancer treatment, joint cancer, limb salvage, metabolic bone disease, muscle cancer, osteoporosis and clinical trials.

Lawrence D. Dorr, MD, Keck Medicine of USC

Lawrence D. Dorr, MD, is Founder and Medical Director of The Arthritis Institute. He has performed more than 3,500 hip and knee replacements in the past decade. Dr. Dorr served as President of the Hip Society this year. The Hip Society is the most prestigious organization for hip surgeons and researchers and has 100 members. Dr. Dorr also has been President of the Knee Society, the sister Society of the Hip Society which has membership of 100 of the leading knee replacement surgeons and researchers; and of the American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons which has a membership of 1000 hip and knee replacement surgeons in the United States. He is the only surgeon to be a member of all three organizations.

Thomas J. Grogan, MD, Pacific Coast Sports Medicine

Dr. Grogan is a practicing pediatric orthopedic surgeon at Pacific Coast Sports Medicine in Los Angeles. Dr. Grogan graduated cum laude from Princeton University with a degree in Biology and received his medical degree from the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine. Dr. Grogan’s orthopedic training has included an orthopedic residency at UCLA plus several orthopedic fellowships in pediatric orthopedics, trauma, and NIH sponsored joint replacement surgery. Following his orthopedic training he returned to Los Angeles, spending six years at Shriner’s Hospital for Crippled Children, including serving as Assistant Chief in 1996 and 1997. In addition to his clinical practice, he spent several years involved in managed care consulting as an orthopedic surgeon and has developed special expertise in this area.

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