PLYMOUTH, Minn.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Rotation Medical, a medical device company focused on developing new technologies to treat rotator cuff disease, today announced that Richard Ryu, M.D, Senior Attending at The Ryu Hurvitz Orthopedic Clinic, and Marc R. Labbé, M.D., Clinical Assistant Professor at Baylor College of Medicine and the University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB) at Galveston, have joined the company’s Scientific Advisory Board.
“Doctors Ryu and Labbé are among the most accomplished and well-respected experts in orthopaedics. They have made significant contributions to the field and we are extremely fortunate to have them join our Scientific Advisory Board,” said Martha Shadan, President and Chief Executive Officer of Rotation Medical. “Their broad experience and thought leadership spanning arthroscopy, orthopaedics and sports medicine will be valuable during this exciting time in our company’s growth as we work to educate surgeons and bring the benefits of the Rotation Medical rotator cuff repair system to more surgeons and their patients.”
Dr. Ryu specializes in arthroscopic and reconstructive surgery of the shoulder and knee. He is the senior member of The Ryu Hurvitz Orthopedic Clinic and is one of the founding members and current Surgical Director for Summit and Premier Surgery Centers in Santa Barbara. He is a Past President of the Arthroscopy Association of North America, has served on the society’s Board of Directors and currently chairs the Journal Board of Trustees. Dr. Ryu was designated a Master Shoulder Surgeon in 1997, and continues to teach complex shoulder surgery to other orthopaedic surgeons across the globe. He has published extensively in peer-reviewed scientific journals, has served on the editorial boards of Sports Medicine and Arthroscopy Review and Orthopedics Today and served as a guest editor for the Journal of Arthroscopy and Operative Techniques in Sports Medicine. Dr. Ryu graduated cum laude from Yale University with a degree in Biological Sciences, and then attended University of California San Francisco (UCSF) Medical School. He completed his residency in Orthopaedic Surgery at UCSF, and then spent his fellowship year with additional training in Sports Medicine and Arthroscopy at the renowned Kerlan-Jobe Orthopaedic Clinic in Los Angeles.