2019 ISAKOS Biennial Congress Faculty
Carola F. van Eck, MD, PhD, FAAOS
University of Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh, PA UNITED STATES
Carola F. van Eck, MD, PhD, FAAOS is an orthopaedic surgeon, board-certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery. She is an assistant professor of orthopaedic surgery at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine as well as Assistant Professor of Sports Medicine and Nutrition at the University of Pittsburgh School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences. She received her medical degree and PhD from the University of Amsterdam/ Academic Medical Centre in the Netherlands and completed her residency in orthopaedic surgery at UPMC in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, followed by her fellowship in orthopaedic sports medicine at the Kerlan-Jobe Institute in Los Angeles, California.
Dr. van Eck serves as the head team physician for Robert Morris University with its 16 NCAA division I sports teams, and the Pittsburgh Passion professional women’s tackle football team. She herself is a retired football player, playing for 3 seasons as left offensive tackle for the Pittsburgh Force. Her clinical interests include a wide array of sports medicine topics such as knee joint preservation, cartilage procedures, complex multiligament knee reconstructions, meniscus repair, patellar re-alignment surgery, (reverse) shoulder arthroplasty, shoulder arthroscopy, hip arthroscopy, elbow surgery, but also fracture care and more.
She is Co-Medical Director of the Orthopaedic Engineering & Sports Medicine Laboratory.
She is also member of the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine (AOSSM), American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS), Arthroscopy Association of North America (AANA), American Association of Hip & Knee Surgeons (AAHKS), American Orthopaedic Association's (AOA), Orthopaedic Research Society (ORS), International Society of Arthroscopy, Knee surgery and Orthopaedic Sports medicine (ISAKOS), European Society for Sports Medicine Knee Arthroscopy (ESSKA) and Arbeitsgemeinschaft für Osteosynthesefragen (AO) Trauma and serves on several of their society committees. She is also a peer reviewer for 10 scientific journal and serves on 4 editorial boards.
Dr. van Eck has been honored with 10 professional awards and honors, including most recently being named as a Top Doctor of 2021, by the Pittsburgh Magazine. She has given over 90 national and international presentations, (co-)authored 11 books chapters, is an author of more than 120 scientific articles.
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