Our Member of the Week blog introduces you to our fellow level members, showcasing their unique work and commitment to IOF. We feature different fellows who have made extraordinary contributions to the field of Interventional Orthopedics.
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Meet Roger Kruse, MD, FAAFP, FACSM
One of the most inspiring aspects of working with regenerative medicine physicians is seeing the many specialties where IOF members are applying their knowledge and skill set to transform patient lives. This week’s featured member, Dr. Roger Kruse, has deep sports medicine experience and uses his orthobiologic expertise to provide exceptional care for injured athletes.
Nationally and internationally known for his leadership in sports medicine and musculoskeletal medicine, Dr. Kruse is committed to utilizing cutting edge regenerative medicine to give patients an alternative to surgery. Dr. Kruse’s extensive resume includes serving as a team physician for three Olympic games (1994 Norway and 1996 Atlanta). He ultimately served as the head physician for the entire United States Olympic Team in Nagano, Japan in 1998.
Dr. Kruse is the founder and program director of the University of Toledo Primary Care Sports Medicine Fellowship. Over 29 years the program has successfully graduated over 73 sports medicine physicians that practice throughout the United States. As head physician for the University of Toledo, he oversees all 17 sports and the care of all the athletes.
In addition to practicing medicine, Dr. Kruse is a Clinical Professor at the University of Toledo College of Medicine and is an Assistant Clinical Professor at the Michigan State University College of Medicine. Nationally, Dr. Kruse has served on the NCAA Committee for Competitive Safeguards and Medical Aspects of Sports from 2014 – 2018. During that time, he was the Chairman of Drug Testing of all NCAA sports. He has also served as a Drug Crew Chief on many international events including the Boston and New York Marathons.
He is board certified in both family medicine and sports medicine. Dr. Kruse has been incorporating and practicing regenerative medicine for over 13 years with overwhelming success.
Q&A with Dr. Kruse
IOF: How has being part of IOF impacted you the most?
Dr. Kruse: It has given me a great way to treat patients besides surgery. It gives the patient a very good alternative.
IOF: What do you treat most frequently with regenerative medicine?
I have found the best results with osteoarthritis of the knee and osteoarthritis of the glenohumeral joint. We treat many other things including rotator cuff and tendonopathies but shoulder in the osteoarthritis have had the best results.
IOF: What is the best advice for others wanting to get into regenerative medicine?
I would say just go for it. It has been very rewarding to me and in the next five years it is just going to get better and better.
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