Daniel B. F. SarisMD, PhD
Daniel Saris graduated from Medical School at the University of Amsterdam in 1992. During his orthopedic residency, he did a fellowship at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester MN, the USA under Prof. Shawn O’Driscoll of the Cartilage and Connective Tissue Research Laboratory and Prof. Kai-Nan An of the Orthopedic Biomechanics Laboratory. This formed the basis for strong interest and continued research presence in the field of biological reconstruction of joints and musculoskeletal function.
His PhD thesis, completed in 2002 at the University of Utrecht, is titled “Joint Homeostasis in Tissue Engineering for Cartilage Repair”. It first introduced the now generally accepted concept of joint homeostasis. This work was awarded the JBJS/ICRS award for excellence in basic science research as well as the Paulien van Wachem award from the Dutch Society for Biomaterials and Tissue Engineering. Prof. Saris served as a board member of the scientific advisory board of the Dutch Arthritis Foundation, the Dutch Society for Biomaterials & Tissue Engineering, the Dutch Arthroscopy Society and is the incoming president of the International Cartilage Repair Society (ICRS).