Dr. Skedros has extensive training in skeletal biology, comparative functional morphology, and evolutionary biology. He worked closely with Dennis Bramble, Ph.D. and John Legler, Ph.D. in the Department of Biology at the University of Utah during his undergraduate years.

Principal Investigator:

Dr. Skedros
John G. Skedros, M.D.
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Dr. John Skedros is the director of Teambone and is a board-certified, fellowship-trained orthopaedic surgeon. His research includes both basic science and clinical studies that aim to advance our understanding of bone toughness and fracture prevention, and to advance the standard of clinical care for treating patients with fractures, and shoulder and elbow problems. He also participates in trauma surgery that often includes the surgical management of patients with osteoporotic fractures of the shoulder, wrist, and hip.

Dr. Skedros completed a six-year orthopaedic surgery residency at the Los Angeles County, University of Southern California Medical Center where he was chief resident. He subsequently completed two fellowships: one in shoulder and elbow surgery (Baylor Medical Center, Dallas, TX) under the direction of Wayne Z. "Buz" Burkhead and the other in joint replacement of the hip, knee, and shoulder (St. Paul Medical Center, Dallas, TX) under the direction of Richard "Dickey" Jones.

He also completed two orthopaedic research fellowships under the direction of Roy Bloebaum, Ph.D. and Howard Winet, Ph.D. Dr. Skedros is currently an adjunct associate professor for the Department of Orthopaedics at the University of Utah and is on the attending staff of the Veterans Medical Center. Dr. Skedros has recently joined Utah Orthopaedic Specialists. His clinical practice primarily focuses on shoulder and elbow surgery, and arthroscopy.

Dr. Skedros has extensive training in skeletal biology, comparative functional morphology, and evolutionary biology. He worked closely with Dennis Bramble, Ph.D. and John Legler, Ph.D. in the Department of Biology at the University of Utah during his undergraduate years.


Teambone Research Associates:

Ethan Finlinson
Ethan Finlinson
teambone@gmail.com

Ethan Finlinson is the research coordinator for Teambone and is studying kinesiology at the University of Utah. Any questions can be sent to teambone@gmail.com

Chad S. Mears
Chad S. Mears

Teambone research co-coordinator

Kendra E. Keenan, M.P.H., M.D
Kendra E. Keenan, M.P.H., M.D


Current research students and assistants:
  • Marshall Henrie
  • Merri Luczak
  • Quinn Smith
  • Weston Smith
  • Angelina Skedros
  • Athan Skedros
  • James Smith
  • Madison Doutre