Bone Biologics has appointed Scott Boden as chief medical advisor. Boden is a tenured professor of Orthopaedic Surgery at the Emory University School of Medicine (Atlanta, USA) and serves as the director of the Emory Orthopaedics & Spine Center, vice chair of Orthopaedics, chief medical officer/chief quality officer of The Emory University Orthopaedics & Spine Hospital, and Emory healthcare physician director of Strategy and Development for Orthopaedics & Spine Programs.
He is also the clinical director of the Whitesides Orthopedic Research Laboratory at the university.
Boden’s laboratory at Emory University has clinical expertise focused on small, osteoinductive molecules, which target different aspects of the musculoskeletal tissue formation pathway; as well as large molecules that include proteins, amino acids and designer chemicals. His research achievements include the discovery of four families of osteoinductive small molecules; safety/toxicity and efficacy profiling; completion of cell culture step; completion of rodent studies for one family of molecules; and carrier supplier identified and contracted.
Boden has received a number of awards for his work and is the author of more than 175 peer-reviewed articles on spine and basic science topics; as well as 30 chapters and seven textbooks. He is co-editor of Seminars in Spine Surgery, a deputy editor of Spine, and a reviewer for the Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery, the Journal of Bone and Mineral Research, and the European Spine Journal.
“Boden brings in-depth experience and perspective to our business,” says Steve La Neve, chief executive officer and president of Bone Biologics.
Most recently, Boden served as president of the American Orthopedic Association. He received his bachelor of arts and medical degrees from the University of Pennsylvania (Philadelphia, USA) and completed an Orthopedic Residency at The George Washington University Medical Center (Washington, DC, USA), followed by a spine fellowship at Case Western Reserve University Hospitals (Cleveland, Ohio).