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The Musculoskeletal Medicine: Adults and Pediatrics Team

The Musculoskeletal Medicine: Adults and Pediatrics team includes both clinicians and researchers from several disciplines. Members have a broad focus on a range of genetic and acquired musculoskeletal diseases affecting individuals across their lifespan from childhood through adulthood. Team members investigate genetic conditions such as X-linked hypophosphatemia, osteogenesis imperfecta and osteopetrosis, along with normal skeletal development and musculoskeletal complications of a variety of chronic diseases including diabetes, obesity and kidney disease, as well as diseases of aging including sarcopenia and osteoporosis. Team members employ a variety of research methodologies including clinical trials, animal and cell models, genomic, metabolic and proteomic techniques, precision health and informatics to assess disease risk and treatment response.

Team Leaders

Linda A. DiMeglio, MPH, MD

Edwin Letzter Professor of Pediatrics

Erik A. Imel, MD, MS

J.O. Ritchey, M.D. Professor of Medicine

Faculty Investigators

Matthew R. Allen, PhD

Professor of Anatomy, Cell Biology & Physiology

Lynda F. Bonewald, PhD

Director, Indiana Center for Musculoskeletal Health

Angela Bruzzaniti, PhD

Director of Student Research, School of Dentistry

Christine B. Caltoum, MD

Assistant Professor of Clinical Orthopaedic Surgery

Neal X. Chen, MD, PhD

Associate Research Professor of Medicine

Tyler W. Christman, DO, MS

Assistant Professor of Clinical Orthopaedic Surgery

Erica L. Clinkenbeard, PhD

Assistant Professor of Medical and Molecular Genetics

Andrew S. Deane, PhD

Associate Professor of Anatomy, Cell Biology & Physiology

Kirithika Dorairaj, M.D.

Assistant Professor of Clinical Medicine

Dan Drake, MD

Assistant Professor of Clinical Orthopaedic Surgery

Marcia V. Felker, MD

Associate Professor of Clinical Neurology

Clair A. Francomano, MD

Professor of Medical & Molecular Genetics

Robyn K. Fuchs, MS, PhD

Adjunct Associate Professor of Anatomy, Cell Biology & Physiology

Brett H. Graham, MD, PhD

Associate Professor of Medical & Molecular Genetics

Ed Greenfield, PhD

Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery

Ziyue Liu, M.D., Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Biostatistics & Health Data Science

Charalampos Lyssikatos, MD

Assistant Research Professor of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine

Megan B. Marine, MD

Associate Professor of Clinical Radiology & Imaging Sciences

Ranjani N. Moorthi, M.D., MPH, MS

Adjunct Clinical Associate Professor of Medicine

Thomas M. O'Connell, PhD

Associate Professor of Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery

Jason Organ, PhD

Associate Professor of Anatomy, Cell Biology & Physiology

Lilian I. Plotkin, PhD

Professor of Anatomy, Cell Biology & Physiology

Neha D. Pottanat, MD

Assistant Professor of Clinical Pediatrics

Alexander G. Robling, MA, PhD

Chair, Anatomy, Cell Biology & Physiology

Zeb I. Saeed, M.D.

Assistant Professor of Clinical Medicine

Uma Sankar, PhD, MS

Associate Professor of Anatomy, Cell Biology & Physiology

Rachel K. Surowiec, PhD, MSC

Assistant Professor, Biomedical Engineering

Stacey E. Tarvin, MD, MS

Assistant Professor of Clinical Pediatrics

Joseph Wallace, PhD

Chair, Biomedical Engineering

Stuart J. Warden, PhD

Professor of Physical Therapy, School of Health & Human Sciences

Steven S. Welc, PhD

Assistant Professor of Anatomy, Cell Biology, and Physiology

L D. Wurtz, MD

Chair, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery

Hiroki Yokota, PhD

Professor of Biomedical Engineering, School of Engineering & Technology

Indiana University Members - Other Schools

Randall Roper, PhD

Associate Professor of Biology; Adjunct Associate Professor of Biomedical Engineering