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William G. Rodkey
  • Department: Linda & Mitch Hart Center for Regenerative and Personalized Medicine

William G. Rodkey,


Chairman, Scientific Advisory Committee and Senior Scientist, Center for Regenerative Sports Medicine

Dr. Rodkey is formerly the Chief Scientific Officer and Director of the Center for Translational and Regenerative Medicine Research at the Steadman Philippon Research Institute in Vail, Colorado. He currently serves as Chairman of the Scientific Advisory Committee and is the senior scientist in the Center for Regenerative Sports Medicine. Dr. Rodkey’s research is focused on tissue regeneration with scaffolds and cellular therapy with an emphasis on articular cartilage, meniscus, and ligaments. He has been with the Institute since 1990 and is the longest serving employee. Prior to joining Dr. Steadman in Vail in 1990, Dr. (Colonel, U.S. Army, retired) Rodkey was Chairman of Military Trauma Research at Letterman Army Institute of Research in San Francisco and earned numerous awards and military decorations including the United States of America Legion of Merit Medal, Meritorious Service Medal, U.S. Army Commendation Medal (with 5 oak leaf clusters), Humanitarian Services Medal, Order of Military Medical Merit, and the U.S. Secretary of the Army Research and Development Achievement Award. He has authored nearly 200 published works and has made more than 475 presentations at national and international meetings. Dr. Rodkey has received numerous awards including the Excellence in Research Award from AOSSM, the Cabaud Memorial Award from AOSSM twice, the Albert Trillat Award from the International Knee Society (now ISAKOS), and GOTS-Beiersdorf Research Award 2000. He received undergraduate and Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degrees from Purdue University in his native state of Indiana and completed medical education and surgical and orthopaedic residency training at University of Florida. He is a member of AAOS, AOSSM, ISAKOS, ESSKA, ICRS, OARSI, EFORT, and is an Affiliate Professor of Clinical Sciences at Colorado State University.

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