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					                                  George A. Sisson, Jr., MD
                                          CURRICULUM VITAE


PROFESSIONAL
ADDRESS:
675 N. St. Clair, Galter 17-100
Chicago, IL 60611


TELEPHONE:
(312) 695-6800


PERSONAL DATA:
Born: Brooklyn, New York
Married, 5 children


LANGUAGES:
Fluent in Spanish


UNDERGRADUATE:                Northwestern University      B.S.                                  1971
                              Evanston, Illinois


GRADUATE:                     Northwestern University      M.D.                                  1975
                              Chicago, Illinois


INTERNSHIP:                   Northwestern Memorial        General Surgery       July 1975 - June 1976
                               Hospital
                              VA Lakeside Medical Center


RESIDENCY:                    Northwestern University      Orthopaedic Surgery   June 1976 - July 1980
                              McGaw Medical Center
                              Chicago, Illinois


CERTIFICATION:                American Board of
                               Orthopaedic Surgery


LICENSURE:                    Illinois
ROTATIONS:
 St. Francis Hospital, Evanston, IL                                                           7/76-12/76
 Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Chicago, IL                                                   1/77-6/77
 Evanston Hospital, Evanston, IL                                                              7/77-12/77
 Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Chicago, IL                                                   1/78-7/78
 Children's Memorial Hospital                                                                  7/78-6/79
 Rancho Los Amigos Hospital, Downey, CA                                                       7/79-12/79
 VAMC - Lakeside, Chicago, IL - Chief Resident                                                 1/80-6-80




POSTGRADUATE TRAINING:
Hand Surgery Service                                                   September 1980 - December 1980
Instituto de Rehabilitation del Lisiado
Buenos Aires, Argentina

Problem Fracture and Head Trauma Service                                         January 1981 - June 1981
Rancho Los Amigos Hospital
Downey, California

Stroke Service                                                                  July 1981 - September 198
Rancho Los Amigos Hospital
Downey, California

Pathokinesiology Service                                                      October 1981 - January 1982
Rancho Los Amigos Hospital
Downey, California



EXTRACURRICULAR EDUCATION IN MEDICAL SCHOOL:
Radiology Clerkship - Preceptor: Dr. Boudreau Community                       February 1975 - March 1975
Hospital
Syracuse, New York

General Surgery Clerkship - Preceptor: Dr. Manuel Cardenas                         April 1975 - June 1975
San Sabastion, Spain

Pathology Fellowship - Stipend by American Cancer Society                     April 1972 - September 1972
Passavant Memorial Hospital



HONORS:                              Six Year Medical School Program,
                                     Northwestern University Medical School



RELATED
WORK                             Technical Assistant                          April 1971 - September 1971
EXPERIENCE:                      Biomedical Engineering Department
                                 Fluid Mechanics Laboratory
                                 Northwestern University

                                 Consultant (volunteer)                            April 1981 - June 1981
                                 Hand Surgery Service
                    Martin Luther King, Jr. Hospital
                    Los Angeles, California



HOSPITAL
APPOINTMENTS:          Associate Attending, Northwestern Memorial Hospital
                       Consultant, Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago
                       Adjunct Attending, Children's Memorial Hospital

CLINICAL
RESPONSIBILITIES:      Co-Director, Foot and Gait Management Program
                       Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago

                       Director, Motion Analysis Lab
     1987-1990
                       Northwestern Memorial Hospital

                       Director, Neuromuscular Clinic
                       Children's Memorial Hospital

CLINICAL
RESPONSIBILITIES:      Orthopaedic Attending, Motor Impairment Clinic
                       Consultant, Gait Lab
                       Children's Memorial Hospital

ACADEMIC
APPOINTMENTS:          Assistant Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery
                       Northwestern University Medical School

HOSPITAL
COMMITTEES:            Medical Records Committee
                       Northwestern Medical Faculty Foundation
                       Utilization Review Committee
                       Northwestern Medical Faculty Foundation
HOSPITAL
COMMITTEES:            Credentials Committee
                        Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago
                       Chairman, Phenol Task Force
                        Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago
                       NeuroCare Program Planning Committee
                        Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago
UNIVERSITY
COMMITTEES:         Project Director                                           1983-1988
                    Implementation Committee for Motion Analysis
                    Laboratory Northwestern University

                    Medical Faculty Senate Council                             1985-1988
                    Northwestern University

                    Resident Review and Acceptance Committee                 1990-Present
                    Department of Orthopaedic Surgery
                    Northwestern University

                    Undergraduate Medical Education Committee                1990-Present
                    Department of Orthopaedic Surgery
                    Northwestern University Medical School

                    Northwestern Medical School Class                               1975

                    Alumni Representative




NATIONAL
COMMITTEES:         Continuing Education Committee                           1992-Present
                    American Academy of Cerebral Palsy and
                    Developmental Medicine (A.A.C.P.D.M.)



TEACHING
RESPONSIBILITIES:     Director - Orthopaedic Residency Basic Science         1983-Present
                      Anatomy Course

                      Instructor - Orthopaedic Residency Basic Science       1983-Present
                      Anatomy Course

                      Coordinator - Orthopaedic Residency Basic Science        1983-1985
                      Physiology Course

                      Coordinator - Pediatric Orthopaedic Neuromuscular        1984-1987
                      Course for Orthopaedic Residents - Children's
                      Memorial Hospital
                                                                               1984-1987
                      Instructor - Pediatric Orthopaedic Neuromuscular
                      Course for
                      Orthopaedic Residents - Children's Memorial Hospital
TEACHING
RESPONSIBILITIES:     Instructor - AO/ASIF Continuing Orthopaedic             1988, 1993
                      Education for Operating Room Personnel

                      Instructor - AO/ASOIF Continuing Orthopaedic                  1990
                      Surgery Education for Residents
SOCIETY
MEMBERSHIPS:                       Diplomat of American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery

                                   American Academy for Cerebral Palsy and Developmental Medicine

                                   Member, North American Society for the Study and Application of the
                                    Methods of Ilizarov (A.S.A.M.I.)

                                   American Foot and Ankle Society



PRESENTATIONS:
1. "Lower Extremity Trauma," Evanston Hospital Paramedical Students, 1978

2. "Orthopaedic Examination of the Knee," Public Health Clinic, Onamia, MN, 1978

3. "Comparison of Trunk Muscle Activity During Ambulation Between Normal and Spastic Hemiplegic
Subjects," Chicago, IL, 1980.

4. "Degenerative Spine Disorders," University of Southern California Physical Therapy Students, 1981.

5. "Split Anterior Tibial Tendon Transfers in Adult Acquired Cerebral Injuries," Rancho Los Amigos,
Downey, CA, 1981.

6. "The Role of Orthopaedic Surgery in Spastic Upper and Lower Extremity Deformities," Rehabilitation
Institute of Chicago, 1982.

7. "Orthotic Management of Muscular Dystrophy," Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago, Prosthetics and
Orthotics Center, 1982.

8. "Orthopaedic Management of Cerebral Palsy,” Cook County Graduate School of Medicine, Pediatric
Neurology Review Course, Chicago, IL, 1982.

9. "The Use of Spinal Orthotics," Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago, Prosthetics and Orthotics Center,
1983.

10. "Split Anterior Tibial Transfers in Adult Acquired Cerebral Injuries," American Academy of
Orthopaedic Surgeons, Anaheim, CA, 1983.

11. "Trunk Muscle EMG Activity During Normal Walking," Orthopaedic Research Society, Las Vegas,
NV, 1984.

12. "Orthopaedic Management of Cerebral Palsy", Cook County Graduate School of Medicine, Pediatric
Neurology Review Course, Chicago, IL, 1984.

13. "The Role of Orthopaedic Surgery in Spastic Upper and Lower Extremity Deformities," Northwestern
University School of Physical Therapy, Chicago, IL, 1984.

14. "The Management of Cerebral Palsy," Children's Memorial Hospital Symposium on Cerebral Palsy,
Chicago, IL, 1986.

15. "The Role of Orthopaedic Surgery in Spastic Upper and Lower Deformities," Northwestern University
School of Physical Therapy, Chicago, IL, 1986.
16. "Common Pediatric Orthopaedic Problems," Physiatry       Resident Lecture, Rehabilitation Institute of
Chicago, Chicago, IL, 1986.

17. "Upper Extremity Reconstructive Surgery in Traumatic Tetraplegia," Twelfth Annual Spinal
Management Seminar: "Spinal Cord Injury: Incidence, Input and Outcome", Rehabilitation Institute of
Chicago, Chicago, IL, 1987.

18. "Rectus Femoris Transfer for Stiff Legged Gait in Cerebral Palsy," Presentation to Visiting Fellows,
Children's Memorial Hospital, Chicago, IL, 1987.

19. "The Role of Orthopaedic Surgery in Spastic Upper and Lower Deformities," Northwestern University
School of Physical Therapy, Chicago, IL, 1987.

20. "Upper Extremity Reconstructive Surgery for Traumatic Tetraplegia," McGaw Medical Center
Occupational Therapy Department, 1988.

21. "Removal of Hardware," AO/ASIF Continuing Orthopaedic Education for Operating Room Personnel,
Chicago, IL, 1988.

22. "Common Pediatric Orthopaedic Problems," Physiatry Resident Lecture, Rehabilitation Institute of
Chicago, Chicago, IL, 1988.

23. "Gait Analysis," Biomechanics Section of Basic Science Program for Orthopaedic Residents,
Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Northwestern University Medical School, Chicago, IL, February 20,
1988.

24. "Gait Analysis," Biomechanics Section of Basic Science Program for Orthopaedic Residents,
Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Northwestern University Medical School, Chicago, IL, February 17,
1990.

25. "Gait Analysis" and "Pathologic Gait," Biomechanics Section of Basic Science Program for
Orthopaedic Residents, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Northwestern University Medical School,
Chicago, IL, March 16 & 23, 1991.

26. "Adult Management of Upper Motor Nerve Disease in Stroke, Multiple Sclerosis, and Cerebral Palsy,"
Core Curriculum, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Northwestern University Medical School, Chicago,
IL, December 18, 1992.

27. "Adult Management of Upper Motor Nerve Disease in Stroke, Multiple Sclerosis, and Cerebral Palsy,”
Core Curriculum, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Northwestern University Medical School, Chicago,
IL, December 15, 1993.

28. "Ilizarov," Grand Rounds, Christ Hospital, Chicago, IL, October 29, 1993.

29. "Ilizarov," In-service to Nurses (Recovery Room) Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Chicago, IL,
November 19, 1993.

30. "Pelvic Ring Fractures," Chairman's Conference Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Northwestern
University Medical School, October 23, 1993.

31. "Orthopaedic Management of Neuromuscular Disorders," Physical Therapy Program, Northwestern
University Medical School, October 23, 1993.

32. "Lower Extremity: Orthopaedic Surgery Overview," Orthotic Course, Northwestern University
Prosthetics and Orthotics Center, Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL, May 17th and
December 6, 1993.
33. "Ilizarov Technique," Grand Rounds, Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago, April, 1993.

34. "Upper Extremity: Orthopaedic Surgery Overview," Orthotic Course, Northwestern University
Prosthetics and Orthotics Center, Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL, March 15, 1993 and
October 4, 1993.

35. "Gait Analysis" and "Pathologic Gait," Biomechanics Section of Basic Science Program for
Orthopaedic Residents, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Northwestern University Medical School,
Chicago, IL, March 13 & 20, 1993.

36. "Tibial Plafond Fractures." Chairman's Conference, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Northwestern
University Medical School, January 23, 1993.


FACULTY:
AO/ASIF Nurses Course, Chicago, IL, June 18-19, 1993.


PUBLICATIONS:
1. 1. Saghal, V.; Shaw, A.; Sisson Jr., G.; Saghal, S.; Kochar, H.: "On the Pathogenesis of Heterotopic
   Ossification (Morphologic Morphometric Studies of Skeletal Muscle)" Federation Proceedings
   44(3):745, 1985.

2.   2. Martinez, A; Carroll, N.; Sarwark, J.; Dias, L.; Kelikian, A.; Sisson Jr., G.: "Femoral Fractures in
     Children Treated with Early Spica Cast." J. Pediatric Orthopaedics 11(6):712-716, 1991.


RESEARCH
INVESTIGATIONS:
1. 1. Comparison of the trunk muscle EMG activity during walking of normal subjects and hemiplegic
   subjects. 1979

2.   2. Trunk muscle EMG activity in walking and postural activities in ten normal subjects. 1981-82

3.   3. Comparison of measured moments across the ankle with the calculated moments using quantitative
     EMG activity. 1981

4.   4. Evaluation of the postoperative results of the split anterior tibial tendon transfer using EMG, stride
     analysis, goniometers, physical exams. 1981

5.   5. Muscle pathology in heterotopic ossification. 1984-1992

6.   6. Comparison of surface versus intramuscular electrodes for recording the anterior and posterior
     tibialis muscles during ambulatory E.M.G. gait studies. 1987 - Present

7.   7. Comparison of two types of hip spika night splints in patients with cerebral palsy following
     orthopaedic surgery. Bivalve versus anterior shell polyform. Children's Memorial Hospital, Chicago,
     IL. 1988 - Present

8.   8. Effects of forward center of gravity on kinetics and EMG in normal and cerebral palsy walking.
     1992 - Present


POST-GRADUATE COURSES:
67th AAOS Annual Meeting - Orlando, FL                                                        03/15 - 19/2000
American Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Society - Anaheim, CA                02/07/1999

AAOS 66th Annual Meeting - Anaheim, CA                            02/04 - 02/08/1999

AAOS 65th Annual Meeting - New Orleans, LA                          03/19 - 2/31998

51st Annual Meeting                                                  09/17 - 20/1997

American Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Specialty Day - Atlanta, GA          02/25/1996

AAOS 63rd Annual Meeting - Atlanta, GA                               02/22 - 26/1996

8th Annual Comprehensive Foot&Ankle Course                           11/01 - 04/1995

49TH Annual Meeting in Philadelphia                                  09/27 - 30/1995

AAOS 61st Annual Meeting - New Orleans, LA                        02/24 - 03/01/1994

				
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