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Journal Contributor Acknowledgements

New Content ItemThe in-house Editor of BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders would like to warmly thank these Editorial Board Members and peer-reviewers for their invaluable support, whose good work helps progress our mission to publish robust and reproducible musculoskeletal science.


Arjun Ballal - peer-reviewer

Dr Ballal is an orthopaedic surgeon based at an academic and surgical practice in South India - completed MBBS from the prestigious Manipal university and Masters in orthopaedic surgery in 2015. He have completed fellowships in complex trauma, arthroscopy and sports medicine, and published around 30 research papers. Dr Ballal is an editorial board member at BMC Surgery and academic editor in Medicine. I have been reviewing for BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders for a long time now and I am very much impressed by the way how the journal has grown. 

Deepak Kumar Khajuria - editorial board member

Dr Khajuria obtained his M.Pharm (Pharmacology) & Ph.D. in Pharmacology from the Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences, India. He is currently a Senior Postdoctoral Scholar at the Centre for Orthopaedic Research and Translational Science (CORTS), Department of Orthopaedics and Rehabilitation, Pennsylvania State University College of Medicine, USA. His main research interests include bone biology, bone disease research, bone repair, bone bioengineering, biomaterial design & characterization, and regenerative nanomedicine. Dr. Khajuria graciously devoted substantial time to scientific peer review, which sparked his interest in scientific publishing and led him to join BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders in 2020. 

Hyeun-Sung Kim - editorial board member

Neurosurgery Specialist - Director of the Nanoori Hospital Gangnam. Editorial Board Member of BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders / Section Editor of World Neurosurgery / Academic Editor of Neurospine / IJSSMedicine. Medical College of Chosun University, Gwangju, South Korea (1994~1999).

Luciana Macedo - editorial board member

Dr. Luciana is an Assistant Professor in the School of Rehabilitation Science at McMaster University, Canada. She has a physiotherapy degree from the Universidade Federal of Minas Gerais, Brazil, a Master of Science from the University of Alberta, Canada and a PhD from the University of Sydney, Australia. Her research focuses on the assessment and management of common spinal stenosis and musculoskeletal pain. She has conducted a large number of systematic reviews and clinical trials and her primary interests are on exercise therapies, how different treatment strategies work for different patient groups and underlying mechanisms of spinal pain.

Navid Moghaddam - peer-reviewer

Navid Moghadam (MD-MPH) has completed his residency program in sports and exercise medicine in 2017. He has been a post-doc research fellow at the Institute for Exercise and Environmental Medicine, Dallas, Texas. He is currently a research assistant professor of sports medicine at Sports Medicine Research Center, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran. His main areas of interest are 1) musculoskeletal rehabilitation of patients with spinal pains (non-surgical and/or post-operative); 2) community-based studies for primary and secondary prevention of low back pain and neck pain.

Georg Osterhoff - editorial board member

Georg (PD Dr. med., EBSQ) is a consultant at the Department of Orthopaedics, Trauma and Plastic Surgery at University Hospital Leipzig, Germany. He has worked at the University of Zurich departments for Trauma and for Orthopaedics and has completed a Fellowship in Adult Orthopaedic Trauma at the University of British Columbia (CAN).  His current research topics include the biomechanical and clinical evaluation of musculoskeletal injuries, musculoskeletal tumors, and digital health applications in trauma and orthopaedics. Several journal have seeked his expertise as a reviewer and he is a member of the editorial boards of BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders.

Jan Zabrzyński - peer-reviewer

Jan Zabrzyński, MD and PhD, is a an Orthopedic Surgeon at University of Medical Sciences, Poznan. He is the author of 28 articles in peer-reviewed international journals as well as many in national journals.