ISHA Education Committee

The ISHA Education Committee works to identify and coordinate educational opportunities, for example through educational courses, course recognition and fellowships.

Since 2020 the Education Committee has worked tirelessly to compile a first-class virtual education programme comprising live webinars and surgeries from leaders in the field of hip preservation. In close collaboration with the Academy Module Committee, this live content is being recorded in order to build up a valuable educational resource that will help physicians to provide the best possible care to their patients all over the world.

The Education Committee has a number of Task Forces, which have responsibility for individual aspects of ISHA’s educational offering.

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Education Committee Members

  • Ehud Rath – Israel (Chair)
  • Brian D Giordano – USA (Deputy Chair)*
  • Olufemi R Ayeni – Canada
  • Nicolas Bonin – France
  • Ian Al’khafaji – USA*
  • Michael Banffy – USA*
  • Andrew Curley – USA*

* Denotes non-member of ISHA Board

Editorial Task Force

The Editorial Task Force is responsible for maintaining contact with the Journal of Hip Preservation Surgery (JHPS) as well as developing and reviewing a wide range of publication materials, including press releases, ICL Book updates and post-Annual Scientific Meeting reports.

Editorial Task Force Members

  • Andrea M Spiker – USA (Chair)
  • Brian D Giordano – USA*
  • Claudio Mella – Chile*
  • Ernest Sink – USA*

* Denotes non-member of ISHA Board

Fellowship Task Force

The Fellowship Task Force takes care of evaluating applications and selecting candidates for the ISHA Travelling Fellowship.

Fellowship Task Force Members

  • Dean Matsuda – USA (Chair)*
  • Benjamin G Domb – USA
  • Elizabeth Scott – USA
  • Leandro Calil de Lazari – Brazil

* Denotes non-member of ISHA Board

ISHA newsletters

Annual Reports Task Force

The Annual Reports Task Force works to prepare ISHA newsletters, which are published and distributed to the membership twice per year.

Annual Reports Task Force Members

  • Thomas Wuerz – USA (Chair)*
  • Vikas Khanduja – United Kingdom (Vice Chair)*

* Denotes non-member of ISHA Board

Meet the Education Committee and Task Force Chairs

Education Committee Chair


ISHA Member Ehud Rath

Dr Ehud Rath, MD
Tel Aviv, Israel

Dr. Ehud Rath is a specialized Orthopedic Surgeon and is one of the most sought after doctors in Tel Aviv, Israel, with over 25 years of experience.

Education Committee Deputy Chair

Dr Brian D Giordano, MD
Rochester NY, USA

Dr. Brian D. Giordano is an Associate Professor in the URMC Department of Orthopaedics and Rehabilitation. He is the Co-Director of the Hip Preservation Program and is a specialist in sports medicine, athletic hip injuries, and non-arthritic hip disease. His practice focuses on hip preservation surgery, as well as the care of knee, and sports medicine injuries. He performs open and arthroscopic surgery on the hip, knee, shoulder, and elbow.

Editorial Task Force Chair

Dr Andrea M Spiker, MD
Madison WI, USA

Andrea M. Spiker, MD, is an Assistant Professor of Orthopedic Surgery at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She is board certified in Orthopedic Surgery, subspecialty certified in Orthopedic Sports Medicine, and is dual fellowship-trained in Orthopedic Sports Medicine and Hip Preservation. She is a team physician for UW Badger Athletics and provides head orthopedic coverage for the UW Men’s and Women’s Basketball teams. She is also the Program Director of the UW Orthopedic Surgery Sports Medicine Fellowship Program.

FellowshipTask Force Chair

Dr Dean K Matsuda, MD, FACS
Marina del Rey CA, USA

Dean K. Matsuda is CEO of Premier Hip Arthroscopy in Marina del Rey and Manhattan Beach, California, USA. He has developed several innovative tools and surgical procedures including endoscopic surgeries for core muscle injury and osteitis pubis, Arthroscopic fixation of femoral head and acetabular fractures, labral reconstruction using hamstring graft, and endoscopic PAO. He lives in California and Hawaii with his wife Catherine and children Nicole and Wyatt.

Annual Reports Task Foce Chair

Dr Thomas Wuerz, MD, MSc
Boston MA, USA

After graduating from medical school in Germany, Dr. Wuerz conducted research at the Biomedical Engineering at the Massachusetts General Hospital before completing two years of orthopedic surgery residency at the Inselspital Bern, Switzerland. He completed a masters in health policy and economics at the London School of Economics for. Dr Wuerz was awarded the first traveling fellowship by ISHA and spent time at the Steadman Clinic in Vail, Colorado, and the Schulthess Clinic in Zurich, Switzerland. He started working at the New England Baptist Hospital as an attending physician before joining the Boston Sports and Shoulder Center.

Annual Reports Task Force Vice Chair

Prof Vikas Khanduja, MA (Cantab), MSc, FRCS, FRCS (Tr & Orth)
Cambridge, United Kingdom

Vikas Khanduja is a Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon & Research Lead (Elective) at Addenbrooke’s – Cambridge University Hospital, specialising in hip and knee surgery and has a particular interest in arthroscopic surgery of the hip. He has been instrumental in setting up & developing the tertiary referral service for Young Adult Hip Surgery in Cambridge. Complementing his clinical practice, his research interests centre around disease stratification of FAI using novel imaging techniques, better pre-operative planning tools using dynamic analysis and optimisation of arthroscopic management of FAI via precision surgery to improve outcomes.