ISAKOS Memorials


In memory of their outstanding achievements and contributions to ISAKOS and the field of Orthopaedics.

Members in Memoriam

John A L Hart MBBS FRACS AUSTRALIA
Tomihisa Koshino MD, PhD JAPAN
Vladimir Luptak MD SLOVAKIA
Joseph John Marotta MD UNITED STATES
Roberto Ryuiti Mizobuchi BRAZIL
Guy Utheza FRANCE


Paolo Aglietti, MD 1942-2013

Paolo Aglietti, MD Paolo Aglietti was born in the small village of Fucecchio, Italy. Paolo will be remembered for his numerous contributions to knee surgery. He was Professor and Chief of Orthopaedics and Traumatology at the University of Florence. . Paolo was a founding member of both the Italian Arthroscopy Society (SIC) and the Italian Society of Knee Surgery (SICG). He promoted the integration of the Italian knee, cartilage and sports trauma societies under the newly founded Italian Society of Knee Surgery, Arthroscopy, Sports Traumatology, Cartilage and Orthopaedic Technologies (SIGASCOT). His study on “New Patellar Prosthesis” is still considered a keystone paper. He was President of The International Society of Arthroscopy, Knee Surgery and Orthopaedic Sports Traumatology (ISAKOS) in 2007-2009. In the summer season, during his precious free time away from the rigors of his academic commitments, he enjoyed sailing in the Mediterranean with his wife, Chiara.


Jan I. Gillquist, MD 1934-2016

Jan I. Gillquist, MD Jan Gillquist, MD, was born in Sweden in 1934. He received his medical degree in 1960 and a PhD in 1969, both from Karolinska Institute in Sweden. He served on staff at the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at University Hospital, Linkoping, Sweden. Dr. Gillquist, together with Ejnar Eriksson, were the "Fathers of Arthroscopy" in Europe. They started developing education courses in the beginning of the 1970's. He was the only person to be president of both IAA (International Arthroscopy Association) and ISK (International Society of the Knee). He organized the IAA/ISK combined meeting in Copenhagen in 1993, preceding the start of ISAKOS in 1995. Around 2002, he and his wife, Karola, retired from academic life and started the award-winning "Garden of Love". The garden covers roughly six acres, complete with thousands of roses and sculptures of Adam and Eve.


Pau Golanó, MD 1964-2014

Pau Golanó, MD ISAKOS Member since 2001, Dr. Golanó was a great surgeon and friend to many. He was a brilliant Professor of Pathology and Experimental Therapeutics at the University of Barcelona, and an Adjunct Professor in the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. Dr. Golanó leaves behind a legacy with his exceptional anatomical dissection skills and passion for education. In May 2014, Dr. Golanó was honored with the Most Dedicated Individual Award at the 16th ESSKA Congress in Amsterdam. His talents have greatly helped to shape and advance our industry. In addition to being a world-renowned surgical anatomist, Dr. Golanó spent his spare time as photographer and illustrator. Pau Golanó was an admirable individual and will truly be missed.


William A. Grana, MD, MPH 1942-2013

William A. Grana, MD, MPH William A. Grana, was born and raised in St. Louis, Missouri, USA and graduated from Harvard medical School. Grana was part of the Orthopaedic department at the University of Oklahoma Medical Center wher he did extensive research on artificial knee ligaments. In 1983, he founded the state’s first multidisciplinary sports medicine facility, Oklahoma Center for Athletes. In 2000, he became the University of Arizona College of Medicine’s first department head of Orthopaedic Surgery. He was past president of the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine. Even retired of his Faculty position, he was very active in Orthopaedic Education until his passing on February 1, 2013. ISAKOS remembers his important participation to our field of interest.


Robert W. Jackson, MD 1932‐2010

Robert W. Jackson, MD Robert W. Jackson was born in Toronto, Canada, in 1932. Bob was greatly loved and admired for his integrity, decency, humble demeanor, and sharp yet gentle wit. Bob started Wheel Chair Sports in Canada in 1966 and was also the Canadian Olympic Consultant for the 1964 Olympics in Japan. In 1994, he was honored by Sports Illustrated magazine as one of the 40 individuals who had most dramatically elevated and altered the games we play and watch by introducing arthroscopic surgery to the western world. He was a Professor of Surgery at the University of Toronto and Chief of Orthopedics at Baylor University Medical Center in Dallas. He was also appointed Professor of Surgery at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center.


Dr. James S. Mulhollan 1941-2013

Dr. James S. Mulhollan James S. Mulhollan was born in in Fort Smith, USA, in 1941. He was a prominent knee surgeon in Little Rock, Arkansas. In the late 70’s, Dr. Mulhollan recognized the arthroscope’s potential to help patients overcome common knee problems without invasive procedures, and decided to bring it to Arkansas. In 1979, he established a solo practice called Arkansas Knee Clinic. Dr. Mulhollan was recognized as one of knee arthroscopy’s foremost practitioners. He was a member of the Board of Directors of the Arthroscopy Association of North America, taught courses around the country, and held five US patents for surgical devices used in the procedure. He retired having performed more than 10,000 cases of arthroscopic knee surgery.


Dr. Baskaran Subramaniam 1969-2013

Dr. Baskaran Subramaniam was born in 1969 in Kuala Kangsar, Malaysia. He was a well known surgeon at Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Kota Kinabalu. He was particularly experienced in total joint surgery and sports medicine, specializing in Rugby. He had established clinics and did arthroplasty surgery in places like Keningau, Lahad Datu, Sandakan, Tawau and Labuan. Dr. Subramaniam also helped start a clinic with PERKESO that rehabilitated workers who had sustained a work place injury. He was an ISAKOS Member and was well liked by coleagues. He leaves behind a loving wife and three children.