ISHA Research Committee

The Research Committee was initiated by a group of leading experts in orthopaedic surgery, physiotherapy, allied health, and research methods. It is committed to assisting with the development of and/or initiating areas of research in hip arthroscopy; supporting multi-centred, international research projects; advancing research education in the field; and promoting and evaluating funding opportunities for this research.

The Research Committee is responsible for reviewing survey requests submitted by members against a standardised set of criteria. Other projects for the Committee include a virtual research fellowship and the awarding of ISHA research grants.

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Research Committee Members

  • Olufemi R Ayeni – Canada (Chair)
  • Ajay Malviya – UK (Vice Chair; Member Survey Review Lead)*
  • Richard “Chad” Mather III – USA (Economic Research Subcommittee Chair)*
  • Yi-Sheng Chan – Taiwan*
  • Joanne Kemp – Australia*
  • Renato Locks – Brazil (Member Survey Review Lead)*
  • Naomi Kobayashi – Japan*
  • Benedict Nwachukwu – USA*
  • Nicole Simunovic – Canada*
  • Philip Noble – USA*
  • Ashley Campbell – USA*
  • Nils Becker – Germany*
  • Claudia Galletta – Italy*

* Denotes non-member of ISHA Board

Meet the Research Committee Chairs

Research Committee Chair

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.

Research Committee Vice Chair

Dr Ajay Malviya, MD, PhD
Northumbria, United Kingdom

I am a Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon at Northumbria Healthcare NHS foundation trust with special interest in young adult hip pathology. I am also an Honorary Consultant at Newcastle upon Tyne NHS Foundation Trust. I have completed my training in the North East and have done fellowships in joint preservation surgery in Cambridge, London and Switzerland. My area of specialty is the treatment of disorders of the young adult hip and I have established a tertiary referral practice catering to this group of patients with referrals from all over the country.

Registries Subcommittee

The purpose of the ISHA Registries Subcommittee is to work towards the development of a Global Hip Preservation Registry, including considering national requirements, developing infrastructure, personnel and logistics, and liaising with industry to achieve funding.

Registry Committee Members

Tony Andrade – United Kingdom (Chair)
Vikas Khanduja – United Kingdom (Vice Chair)
Marc Safran – USA*
Bent Lund – Denmark*
Josip “Chuck” Cakic – South Africa*

* Denotes non-member of ISHA Board

Meet the Registries Subcommittee Chairs

Registries Subcommittee Chair

Mr Tony Andrade, MSc, FRCS (Tr & Orth)
Reading, United Kingdom

Mr Tony Andrade is a consultant Orthopaedic, Hip and Knee surgeon with a special interest in Young Adult Hip problems. He was appointed to the Royal Berkshire Hospital in 2002, where he established a hip arthroscopy and hip preservation service that that quickly evolved into a tertiary referral centre. He sits on the UK Non-Arthroplasty Hip Registry (NAHR) user group for the British Hip Society, and is active in trying to maximise surgeon engagement with submitting data to the registry. He has a keen research interest in conditions affecting the young adult hip but is also involved with international multicentre studies researching the outcome of joint replacements.

Registries Subcommittee 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.