Podcast with Dr. Ross Wilkins JRF Ortho, joining Dr. Brian Cole and Steve Kashul to discuss new innovations in cartilage transplantation, statistics regarding annual usage of cartilage grafts, and what makes cartilage transplantation surgery so rewarding for surgeon and patient. New innovations include research into storing grafts longer and the potential for cryopreservation.
Dr. Ross Wilkins currently serves as the Senior Medical Director for AlloSource, Chairman of AlloSource’s Medical Advisory Board and the Medical Director of JRF Ortho.
Recognized internationally as an expert on limb preservation, bone and soft tissue tumors and bone transplantation, Dr. Wilkins served as an Orthopedic Surgeon for Colorado Limb Consultants and was the Founder/Medical Director for The Institute for Limb Preservation. Currently he is Chairman and Founder of The Limb Preservation Foundation and Faculty Member at the Colorado State University Animal Cancer Center.
Dr. Wilkins has been honored with a number of distinguished awards including Denver Business Journal’s Lifetime Champion in Healthcare (2007), Top Doctors in Denver, Orthopedic Surgery (2007), America’s Best Doctors (2006-2017), George W. Hyatt Memorial Award (1999), Edward C. Stafne Mayo Clinic Humanities in Medicine Award (1996), Best Doctors in America – Orthopedic Oncology (1994-2017), Member of Honor, Romanian Academy of Medical Sciences and U.S. News and World Reports Top 1% Orthopedic Surgeons.
Dr. Wilkins is inspired by the gift of donation because donated tissue allows surgeons to replace missing structures, which is a real miracle. His research interests include the use of stem cells and donated tissue to improve the lives of recipient patients and the prevention and treatment of severe infections.