Biodirection Medical Advisory Board
Dr. Rubash has more than 20 years of experience as a leading orthopedic surgeon, researcher, and educator. He is currently Emeritus Chief of the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at Massachusetts General Hospital, and the Edith M. Ashley Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery at Harvard Medical School. Dr. Rubash has been recognized with awards and honors by organizations including the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, the Orthopaedic Research Society, the Orthopaedic Research and Education Foundation, The Hip Society and The Knee Society. He is widely published, authoring nine major textbooks and over 200 papers, and serves in editorial capacities for multiple journals and publications. Dr. Rubash earned a Bachelor of Science Summa Cum Laude and Doctor of Medicine Cum Laude from the University of Pittsburgh, where he also his residency in orthopedic surgery. In addition, Dr. Rubash completed an AO reconstructive and trauma fellowship in Munich, Germany, and a hip and implant surgery fellowship at the Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School.
Dr. Hishaw is a member of the faculty in the departments of Neurology and Psychiatry at the University of Arizona. His clinical duties include neuropsychiatric management of traumatic brain injury with the polytrauma section of the Southern Arizona VA and neurobehavioral assessment and treatment of dementias and traumatic brain injury at the University of Arizona Medical Center, University campus. He previously completed a fellowship as the Evelyn F. McKnight Fellow in Behavioral Neurology and Neuropsychiatry. Prior to that, he completed a combined residency in Neurology and Psychiatry.
His clinical and research activities include: Head Injury; Dementia; and impact of white matter disorders of the brain on behavior and cognition. He has participated in a number of clinical research studies directed at improved diagnosis and management of Alzheimer’s disease as well as the neuroimaging correlates of normal aging and the impact of traumatic brain injury on the aging brain.
Michels played college football at the University of Southern California and was a First Team All-Pac-10 and a Second Team All-American offensive tackle, after being converted from a defensive end. He helped to lead the Trojans to a victory over Northwestern University in the 1996 Rose Bowl. After his senior year at USC, Michels was selected as a starter in the 1996 Senior Bowl All-Star game.
Michels was drafted in the first round, 27th pick overall, of the 1996 NFL Draft by the Green Bay Packers. When then-starter and fellow Trojan Ken Ruettgers went down with a knee injury, Michels took over the left tackle duties. He started 9 games in his rookie season, helping the Packers win Super Bowl XXXI. He was named the Green Bay Packers 1996 Co-Rookie of the Year (along with Tyrone Williams) and earned NFL All-Rookie honors.In 1997, he returned as the starting left tackle, starting the first five games of the season before injuring his right knee against the Detroit Lions. He was sidelined for the rest of the season and replaced by that year’s first round pick Ross Verba. After having his best training camp as a professional in 1998, he again injured his right knee and spent the year on injured reserve. Unable to recover from his knee injury, he struggled in training camp in 1999 and was traded to the Philadelphia Eagles for defensive end Jon Harris. Michels only lasted a couple of weeks in Philadelphia before his knee injury ultimately ended his career.In 2008 Michels received his medical degree from the Keck School of Medicine at the University of Southern California. He completed a residency in Diagnostic Radiology at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas. He is a diplomat of the American Board of Radiology and is currently a Fellow in Interventional Pain Medicine at the University of California, Irvine. He has a passion for human performance and looks to have a medical career that helps prevent, treat, and rehabilitate injury so that people can perform at their optimal levels and live out their passions, pain free.
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