News & Activities

News & Activities

Board Member Spotlight: João Espregueira-Mendes, MD, PhD

João Espregueira-Mendes, MD, PhD, is the Chairman of Clínicas Espregueira – FIFA Medical Centre of Excellence. As an orthopaedic surgeon, he specializes in knee surgery and orthobiologics. He is a consultant of the FC Porto and has operated on many professional athletes from all over the world. Currently, his education activities…

Board Member Spotlight: Daniel W. Green, MD, MS, FACS

Daniel W. Green, MD, MS, FACS, is Chief of the Pediatric Orthopedic Service at HSS. A pediatric orthopedic surgeon specializing in knee surgery for children and adolescents, he founded the HSS Pediatric Sports Program. He is also a recipient of the Philip D Wilson Teaching award selected by graduating orthopedic surgery…

PFF Board Member Laurie Hiemstra Embarks on Carousel Tour

PFF Board Member Laurie Hiemstra, MD, recently returned from the Carousel Tour in New Zealand and Australia! We’re very grateful that she shared the PFF Online Education Modules internationally. Visit our Masters Course offerings to learn more about PFF Online educational material. UPDATE: the Koala has endorsed the PFF Online course…

Remembering Alan Merchant, MD

It is with sadness that the Board of Directors of the Patellofemoral Foundation learned of the passing of Alan Merchant, MD of Palo Alto CA. Dr. Merchant was a giant in the orthopedic field and he was invariably a kind and generous man. He was thoughtful and worked diligently to explore…

PFF Board of Directors Meet

The Patellofemoral Foundation Board of Directors met at the The International Society of Arthroscopy, Knee Surgery and Orthopaedic Sports Medicine (ISAKOS) 2023 Conference in Boston. PFF funded awards were given for outstanding research and also traveling fellowship.


Former PFF research award winner Miho Tanaka, MD (right) with 2023 PFF Lifetime Award winner Jenny McConnell (left) at ISAKOS 2023.

ISAKOS Global Connection

PFF Board member Lieve Vanden Berghe of Enovis and Enovis VP Michael McBrayer at ISAKOS Global Connection. Enovis is a major supporter of ISAKOS and also the Patellofemoral Foundation.

PFF Lifetime Achievement Award winner Jenny McConnell

Laurie Hiemstra, MD, Lieve Vanden Berghe, PFF Lifetime Achievement Award winner Jenny McConnell, and John Fulkerson, MD, at Foundation award luncheon at ISAKOS in Boston June 2023.

PFF Lifetime Achievement Award winner Eric Jania

Eric Jania receives PFF Lifetime Achievement Award.

Dr. John Fulkerson was inducted into the AOSSM Hall of Fame

PFF founder and President, Dr. John Fulkerson, was inducted into the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine (AOSSM) Hall of Fame at the recent annual meeting in Washington DC. Please enjoy his acceptance speech!

Jenny McConnell receives PFF Lifetime Achievement Award

Jenny McConnell receives the 2023 PFF Lifetime Achievement Award at the International Society of Arthroscopy, Knee Surgery, and Orthopaedic Sports Medicine (ISAKOS) meeting in Boston, MA.

Eric R. Jania receives PFF Distinguished Service Award

Eric R. Jania receives the Patellofemoral Foundation Distinguished Service Award for loyal support of the Patellofemoral Foundation since its inception in 2003. Watch his acceptance speech at the Annual PFF Luncheon at the Harvard Club in Boston, MA during the ISAKOS meeting.