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 Coordinators:

Kendra E. Keenan, M.P.H.
Kendra E. Keenan, M.P.H.
kendrakeenan@me.com

Kendra Keenan is the co-coordinator for Teambone. Her research focuses on studies of bone adaptation that aim to further our understanding of histomorphological and biomechanical factors that contribute to bone toughness and fracture prevention. Her clinical interests focus on medical case reports.

Kendra is now a medical student who has a Master's certificate in Global Health. She completed her Master's degree in 2013 from the University of Utah in Public Health in May 2013. This emphasis helps draw a connection between the basic science research of Teambone and the broad impact of bone fractures on the population at large.

Kendra has a strong understanding human movement and physiology. During her undergraduate years she studied exercise science, with an emphasis and interest in both exercise physiology and biomechanics. She earned her Bachelor's degree in Exercise Science with a minor in Chemistry from the University of Utah.

Kendra E. Keenan, M.P.H.
Chad S. Mears

Teambone research co-coordinator


Current research students and assistants:
  • Tanner Langston
  • Colton Phippen
  • Taylor Brady
  • Gregory A. Skedros
  • Eric Brown
  • Madison Doutre