Prof. Dr. Henning Madry

Chair of Experimental Orthopaedics and Osteoarthritis Research
Experimental Orthopaedics and Osteoarthritis Research
Saarland University

Fields of interest:
  • Gene therapy
  • Cartilage
  • Knee joint
Short bio:

Henning Madry, MD, a native of Germany, is a clinician-scientist. He is a tenured Professor and Chair of Orthopaedic Research at Saarland University.

Henning studied Medicine at Charité Medical School in Berlin with electives in Southampton, UK; Jerusalem, Israel; Houston, TX, USA; Nice, France and Geneva, Switzerland. He received his MD in 1996 from Humboldt University in Berlin; under the mentorship of Detlev Ganten, MD, PhD. Henning Madry was a resident at the Department of Trauma Surgery, Charité, Berlin from 1996-98 with Norbert Haas, MD. His postdoctoral research fellowship was at Harvard Medical School in Boston with Stephen B. Trippel, MD at the Massachusetts General Hospital from 1998-2000, and also at Massachusetts Institute of Technology with Gordana Vunjak-Novakovic, PhD and Bob Langer, PhD. In 2000, Henning Madry joined the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery of Dieter Kohn, MD, at Saarland University, Germany, and established the Laboratory of Experimental Orthopaedics. In 2004 he was board-certified in Orthopaedic Surgery, since 2006 he is an Attending Clinician. Since 2009 he is a tenured full professor and Director of the Center of Experimental Orthopaedics at Saarland University with a joint appointment in the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery.

Henning Madry has published over 140 peer-reviewed papers, over 40 book chapters and edited 3 books. He has lectured extensively, and is the Founding Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Experimental Orthopaedics, the basic science journal of ESSKA. He serves on the editorial boards of Scientific Reports, Tissue Engineering, eCM – eCells & Materials Journal, and Knee Surgery, Sports Traumatology, Arthroscopy. He is the Scientific Program Chair for the 2016 International Cartilage Repair Society (ICRS) congress. Dr. Madry is also active in the Nominating Committee of the Orthopaedic Research Society, the Strategic Alliance Committee of the Osteoarthritis Research Society International, and the General Board of the ICRS. He is a past Chairman of the Articular Cartilage Committee and past Vice Secretary General of the ESSKA. Selected honors include the AGA DonJoy-Award of the Deutschsprachige Arbeitsgemeinschaft für Arthroskopie (AGA), the Heine-Award of the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Orthopädie und Orthopädische Chirurgie, the AO Research Fund Prize of the Arbeitsgemeinschaft für Osteosynthese (AO), the Space Act Award of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) of the USA, and the New Investigator Recognition Award of the Orthopaedic Research Society.

Dr. Madry directs a multidisciplinary research program, which focuses on translational orthopaedic research. His research program aims at translating novel molecular, cell biology and tissue engineering approaches into clinical applications in orthopaedic surgery with a focus on osteochondral regeneration. He specializes in knee surgery, and has specific expertise in advanced regenerative surgical treatments for cartilage defects.

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