ISHA Leadership

Group photo of Board members of ISHA - The Hip Preservation Society in 2022

“The ISHA Board of Directors exists to serve the members of the Society and maintain the highest standards of ethical and professional behaviour. The Board seeks to maintain and define the spirit of innovation; inclusion of all world regions while protecting the mission of ISHA is our top priority. In this area of our site, we welcome you to explore the constitution, governance structure and faces of your leadership committee.”

CIO Trustees

  • Mr Tony Andrade (Chair)
  • Prof Richard Field
  • Dr John J Christoforetti
  • Dr Nicolas Bonin
  • Mrs Caroline Mackenzie
  • Ms Olivia Sugdon
  • Ms Sara Sanders
  • Plus ISHA Executive Board Members


ISHA Executive Board

  • President: Dr Paul E Beaulé
  • Immediate Past President: Dr Rodrigo Mardones
  • 2nd Past President: Dr Allston J Stubbs
  • President Elect / 1st Vice President: Dr John J Christoforetti
  • 2nd Vice President: Dr Nicolas Bonin
  • Secretary: Dr Marcelo Queiroz
  • Treasurer: Dr Benjamin G Domb

ISHA General Board

  • Dr Soshi Uchida
  • Dr Ehud Rath
  • Dr Olufemi R Ayeni
  • Dr Andrea M Spiker
  • Dr Michael Wettstein
  • Dr Leandro Calil De Lazari
  • Dr Jason Brockwell
  • Dr Oliver Marín-Peña
  • Prof Vikas Khanduja
  • Dr Thomas Wuerz

Meet Your Leadership Team


Dr Paul E Beaulé, MD
Ottawa ON, Canada

Dr Paul E. Beaulé specializes in joint preserving surgery of the hip as well as hip arthroplasty. After completing his training at University of Ottawa, he pursued his fellowship training at University of California, Los Angeles and University of Southern California. Currently, he is Professor of Surgery and Head of the Division of Orthopaedic Surgery at the University of Ottawa and Past President of the Canadian Orthopaedic Research Society.

Immediate Past President

Dr Rodrigo Mardones, MD
Santiago, Chile

Assistant Professor Rodrigo Mardones is a member of the Adult Reconstructive Surgery Group, Department of Orthopedics Surgery, at Clinica Las Condes and Chief of the Hip surgery unit at the Hospital Militar, Santiago, Chile. He is also a Director of the Stem Cells for cartilage repair project at Clinica Las Condes. He received his MD at the Universidad de Chile in 1999 and completed a specialization in orthopedics in 2002.

2nd Past President

Dr Allston J Stubbs, MD, MBA
Winston-Salem NC, USA

Dr Allston J. Stubbs is a board certified orthopaedic surgeon specializing in Sports Medicine and Hip Restoration at Wake Forest Baptist Health. His experience in the field of health care has spanned over 25 years and comprises roles in both academic and private health delivery models within the United States and abroad. He has led various national and international initiatives to improve orthopaedic surgical education, research, and outcomes.

1st Vice President

Dr John J Christoforetti, MD, FAAOS
Germantown MA, USA

John J Christoforetti, MD FAAOS is a board-certified orthopedic surgeon with over 15 years of experience treating hip, shoulder and knee injuries with arthroscopic surgery using evidence-based, patient-centered conservative and surgical methods. His patients include active professional, collegiate, Olympic and high school athletes and adult and adolescent patients pursuing active-lifestyles. A native of Pittsburgh, he completed undergraduate studies at the University of Notre Dame and medical school and orthopaedic surgery training at Georgetown University, where he served as Chief Resident in 2006. He completed his fellowship training at the Steadman-Hawkins Clinic of the Carolinas and began the practice of academic orthopedic surgery in Pittsburgh in 2007 where he actively trained over 40 residents and fellows.

In 2023  joined the team of experts at the Maryland Orthopedic Specialists division of the Centers for Advanced Orthopedics. His outside interests include spending time with family, boating, surfing, skiing, and travel.

2nd Vice President

Dr Nicolas Bonin, MD
Lyon, France

Dr. Nicolas Bonin is a founding member of Lyon Ortho Clinic, a team of 8 surgeons fully involved in one specific joint, working with specialized sports physicians and physiotherapists. He is specialized in Hip Surgery, from Sports Medicine to Total Hip Replacement with anterior minimal invasive approach and Revision Hip Surgery. He is Nationally and Internationally renowned in Hip Arthroscopy and as such he is sent patients coming from all over France requiring specific expertise.


Dr Marcelo Queiroz, MD, MSc
São Paulo, Brazil

Dr. Marcelo Queiroz is an orthopedist, hip specialist, with proven experience in arthroscopy and arthroplasty.​ His goal is to focus on excellence, providing humanized, individualized and efficient service. ​He is an assistant physician in the Hip group of the Orthopedics Department of Santa Casa de São Paulo, where he has teaching and research activities linked to the Faculty of Medical Sciences of Santa Casa de São Paulo.​


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.

General Board Member

Dr Soshi Uchida, MD, PhD
Fukuoka, Japan

Dr Soshi Uchida MD is a nationally and internationally renowned orthopaedic sports medicine surgeon who has been practicing his passion, orthopaedic surgery, for the last two decades. He specializes in hip arthroscopy, treatment of Femoroacetabular impingement (FAI), Developmental Dysplasia of the hips (DDH), ACL and/or PCL reconstruction, elbow arthroscopy, shoulder arthroscopy and ankle arthroscopy. ​​

General Board Member

Dr Olufemi R Ayeni, MD, PhD, FRCSC
Hamilton ON, Canada

Dr. Ayeni is a Professor and the Academic Head of Orthopaedic Surgery at McMaster University. He is currently the medical director for the Hamilton Tiger Cats (Canadian Football League) and Forge FC (Canadian Premier League) and previously served as the assistant team physician for the New Jersey Nets (National Basketball Association). ​He has published over 300 academic publications in sports medicine as well as several textbooks focused on sports medicine/research.

General Board Member

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.

General Board Member

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.

General Board Member

Dr Michael Wettstein, MD
Lausanne, Switzerland

Orthopaedic surgeon at Clinique La Prairie Medical Services in Lausanne / Montreux and HRC Rennaz Hospital in Rennaz / Switzerland with a special interest in hip arthroscopy, femoral and pelvic osteotomies, surgical dislocation, total hip replacement and revision. Professor at the Medical Faculty Laayoune, University Ibn Zohr, Agadir.

General Board Member

Dr Leandro Calil De Lazari, MD, PhD
São Paulo, Brazil

PhD in Medical Sciences – Orthopedics and Traumatology, FMRP – USP, PhD scholarship at the Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore di Roma – Italy, at the Department of Knee, Hip and Pediatric Surgery. Traveling Fellowship of the International Society of Hip Arthroscopy (ISHA) in 2016. Coordinator of the Orthopedics and Traumatology Residence of Santa Casa de Sertãozinho, São Lucas Hospital and Ribeirão Preto Hospital / Ribeirão Preto / SP. Coordinator of the Internship of Residents of Orthopedics and Traumatology, FMRP / USP, at Santa Casa de Sertãozinho. Professor at the Ribeirão Preto Medical School – University of Ribeirão Preto, 2007 – 2010.

General Board Member

Dr Jason Brockwell, FRCSEd(Orth)
Hong Kong

Jason Brockwell is an orthopaedic surgeon specialising in hip surgery.
He performs hip arthroscopy, pelvic and femoral osteotomy, and hip resurfacing and hip replacement including revision procedures.
He is based in Hong Kong and also consults in Shanghai, Beijing and Guangzhou. He is a member of asia medical specialists, a multi-sub-specialty private physician group.

General Board Member

Dr Oliver Marín-Peña, MD
Madrid, Spain

Dr Marín-Peña is a Senior Consultant of Hip Surgery at the Orthopaedic Surgery and Traumatology Department at University Hospital Infanta Leonor (Madrid, Spain) which is part of the National Public Health System of Spain. He also has a limited private practice at Hospital La Luz (Madrid, Spain). His main focus is predominantly hip surgery which involves hip arthroplasty (primary and revision), hip trauma and hip preserving surgery (arthroscopic and open techniques). He is involved in different clinical research projects about treatment of young patients with hip problems that requires conservative treatment, hip preserving surgery and hip arthroplasty.

General Board Member

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.

General Board Member

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.