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Get to know us
ON, the orthoregeneration network is an independent international foundation in the field of orthopedic
tissue regeneration driving the development and understanding of new treatment strategies for the well-being of the patient.
We are an independent nonprofit organization, our information is credible, our network is infinite, our impact powerful and our team is committed.
The ON Foundation was established in 2018 by family Geistlich, together with the company Geistlich Pharma and various like‐minded experts.
The Geistlich family was always committed to scientific research, and promoted the development of new products and surgical techniques in close cooperation
with researchers and clinicians. Extensive research and clinical testing of all innovations, as well as practice‐oriented training in clinical applications,
has been a major focus of Geistlich Pharma since it entered the field of regeneration in the mid‐1980s.
Whereas the initiative, the idea and the initial funds for the
ON Foundation come from Geistlich, the board is fully independent and ensures the foundation’s autonomy.
We promote research and discovery in the field of orthopedic tissue regeneration including the use of biologic therapies to drive innovation
and develop improved patient-centric treatment solutions.
We provide guidance, education and knowledge for surgeons to improve clinical practice within orthopedic tissue regeneration and biologic therapies.
We foster a network of young professionals, experts, societies, industry and decision makers to advance the field of orthopedic tissue regeneration. Collaboration is key to us.
The ON Foundation is a nonprofit organization founded in March 2018 under Swiss law. The foundation is dedicated to advance
the field of orthopedic tissue regeneration. Although the foundation aims at a global reach its initial efforts focus on Europe and
North America. The founder is Geistlich Pharma AG and Andreas Geistlich.
The board consists of four full members plus two honorary
members, a representative from the founder and the executive director without voting rights. Additionally, there is a so called expert
team, a wider circle of orthoregeneration experts, who are actively supporting the initiatives of the ON Foundation.
The office currently employs the Executive Director, a Communications Manager, a Specialist Science & Education and a Specialist Administration & Events.
We link young professionals and experts all over the world. Together we build a strong network and guarantee innovation and development.
Medical Director and knee specialist at Sportsclinic Hirslanden, Zurich
Renowned international tissue regeneration specialist e.g. cartilage, meniscus etc.
Member of the Swiss knee experts group (EGK) at the SGOT
Chairman of the cartilage committee at the Society for Arthroscopy and Joint Surgery (AGA)
Teaching at ETH Zurich
Associate Chairman, Department of Orthopedics, Rush Hospital
Chairman, Department of Surgery, Rush Oak Park Hospital
Professor, Department of Orthopedic Surgery
Professor, Department of Anatomy & Cell Biology Rush Medical College
Managing Partner, Midwest Orthopedics at Rush
Section Head, Cartilage Restoration Center
Chairman of the department of osteoarticular diseases NANTES University hospital (2005-2012)
Professor of orthopedic surgery (spine surgery)
Member of the research unit INSERM U 950 mechanisms of bone resorption and bone tumors
President of SSE and EUROSPINE 2002-2004
President of SOFCOT 2014
President of SOO (west orthopedic society) 2015
Member of education committee of EFORT
Member of BOARD of EUROSPINE
Attending Orthopedic Surgeon, Hospital for Special Surgery
Assistant Dean, Hospital for Special Surgery, Weill Cornell Medical College and affiliated hospitals, NYC
Professor of Orthopedic Surgery, Weill Cornell Medical College
Adjunct Professor, Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Columbia University, College of Physicians & Surgeons
Chief, Metabolic Bone Disease Service
Former CEO Geistlich Pharma AG
Consultant Mayo Clinic Rochester MN
Professor of Regenerative Medicine at Mayo Clinic
Professor of Orthopedics at Mayo Clinic
Professor of Reconstructive Orthopedics Utrecht
Clinical Professor University Twente
Associated Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery, Humanitas University, Milan
Orthopedic Surgeon, Chief of Traslational Orthopedis Unit, Center of Functional and Biological Reconstruction of the Knee, Humanitas Research Hospital, Milan
President of International Cartilage Repair and Joint Preservation Society (ICRS)
Second Vice President of SIAGASCOT
Director of Master Degree “Regenerative Medicine in Orthopedics”, Humanitas University, Milan
Department of Orthopedic Surgery and Sports Medicine, Amsterdam University Medical Centers
Amsterdam Movement Sciences
Amsterdam Center for Evidence-based Sportsmedicine (ACES)
Amsterdam Collaboration on Health & Safety in Sports (ACHSS), IOC Research Center
Associate Editor CARTILAGE Journal
Professor and Vice Chair of Academic Affairs, University of Colorado
Endowed Chair of Regenerative Medicine
Director of Inverness Sports Medicine and Regenerative Medicine Center
Head Team Physician for the Denver Nuggets
Associate Team Physician for the Denver Broncos
Consultant Team Physician for the US Ski Team
Director, Orthopaedic Biotechnology Laboratory, IRCCS Galeazzi Orthopaedic Institute
Director, RE.GA.IN Regenerative Galeazzi Institute, IRCCS Galeazzi Orthopaedic Institute
2016-2020 Chairwomen Basic Science Committee of ESSKA (European Society Sports Traumatology Knee Surgery and Arthroscopy) and SIAGASCOT (Italian Society Arthroscopy Knee Surgery and Sport)
Chair of ORBIT - The ESSKA Orthobiologics Inititative
Head of the Department of Foot and Ankle Surgery, Orthopaedic Hospital Munich Harlaching
Medical Director of Schön Klinik Munich Harlaching and FIFA Medical Centre Munich
Honorary Member of the American Academy of Podiatric Sports Medicine (AAPSM)
Board Member of the German Association for Foot and Ankle Surgery
Council Member of the European Foot and Ankle Society
Member of the Scientific Committee of EFAS
Member of the Medical Team of the Premiere League Soccer Team FC Bayern Munich
Member of the Educational Team of the German Football Association (DFB)
Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery at the University of Wuerzburg
Consultant Orthopedic Surgeon, Gelenkzentrum Mittelrhein, Koblenz
Associate Professor, University of Bonn
Chair of the ICRS German Cartilage Club
Member of the Education Committee of ICRS
Board Member of the German Cartilage Society (QKG)
Associate Editor of Journal of Cartilage & Joint Preservation (Elsevier)
Member of the Meniscus & Cartilage Committee of the German Knee Socitey (DKG)
Board Member of the German Arthroscopy Registry (DART)
Senior Consultant Surgeon for Sports Orthopedics OCM, Clinic for Orthopedic Surgery Munich
Associate Professor, Freiburg University
Executive Board Member, German-Speaking Society for Arthroscopy and Joint Surgery (AGA) and the German Knee Society (DKG)
Sports Medicine and Shoulder Surgery
Associate Professor, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery
Director, Joint Preservation Program
University of Colorado School of Medicine
Team Physician, Colorado Rapids
U.S. Soccer Network Team Physician
Co-Chief Emeritus, Sports Medicine and Shoulder Service
Vice Chair of Orthopaedic Research
Co-Director, Orthopaedic Soft Tissue Research Program
Professor, Orthopaedic Surgery, Weill Medical College of Cornell University
Attending Orthopaedic Surgeon, The Hospital for Special Surgery
Head Team Physician, New York Giants Football
Leader of Cartilage Regeneration Group of the Austrian Cluster of Tissue Regeneration,
the Medical University of Vienna (MedUni Vienna), Division of Trauma-Surgery and the
Ludwig Boltzmann Institute for Traumatology (LBI-Trauma)
Adjunct Professor, MedUni Vienna
"There is a strong need for independent research and education in orthopedic tissue regeneration." Dr. Norbert Passuti, Member of the Board