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 Task Force within the Tech & Comms 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 Subcommittees/Task Forces, which have responsibility for individual aspects of ISHA’s educational offering.

Slide showing benefits of virtual learning with ISHA, including increased inclusivity, improved accessibility, economic benefits, and flexibility and comfort

Education Committee Members

  • Ehud Rath – Israel (Chair)
  • Brian D Giordano – USA (Vice Chair)*
  • Parth Lodhia – Canada*
  • Liran Lifshitz – Israel*
  • Oliver Marín-Peña – Spain
  • Juan Gomez-Hoyos – Colombia*
  • Jurek Pietrzak – South Africa*
  • Tahsin Beyzadeoglu – Turkey*
  • Ali Bajwa – UK*
  • Travis Menge – USA*
  • Ian Al’Khafaji – Australia*
  • Michael Banffy – USA*
  • Benjamin Domb – USA

* Denotes non-member of ISHA Board

Virtual Content Subcommittee

The Virtual Content Subcommittee is responsible for identifying topics of interest and ensuring a diverse range of expertise across ISHA virtual education programme content.

Virtual Content Subcommittee Members

  • Brian D Giordano – USA (Co-Chair)*
  • Benjamin G Domb – USA (Co-Chair)
  • Eyal Amar – Israel*
  • Lyall Ashberg – USA*
  • Michel Rahme – France*
  • Tomasz Piontek – Poland*
  • Ricardo Munafó – Argentina*
  • Ian Al’Khafaji – Australia*
  • Jonathan Hutt – UK*
  • Robert Westermann – 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

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)*
  • Robert Parisien – USA

* 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 Vice Chair / Virtual Content Subcommittee Co-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.

Virtual Content Subcommittee Co-Chair

ISHA Member Benjamin Domb

Dr Benjamin G Domb, MD
Chicago IL, USA

Dr. Benjamin Domb is an orthopaedic surgeon specializing in sports medicine and hip arthroscopy. He has been rated amongst the Top Doctors in the country by NY Times, US News, Word Report, and Castle Connelly. He is the founder of the American Hip Institute, a not-for-profit organization dedicated to educating, innovating, and improving the minimally invasive treatment of hip injuries.

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.

Annual Reports Task Force 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.