John H. Healey

Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, USA

John H. Healey is the Chief of the Orthopaedic Service at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, NY, USA, and a Professor of orthopaedic surgery at Weill Cornell Medical College, specializing in the treatment of primary (e.g., osteosarcoma, Ewing’s sarcoma, and so forth) metastatic bone cancers and soft tissue sarcoma. He received his B.S. degree from Yale University, Conn, USA, and his M.D. degree from the University of Vermont, Vt, USA. He has been an Orthopaedic Surgery Resident at the Hospital for Special Surgery and a Musculoskeletal Oncology Fellow of the Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center. Dr. Healey is a world leader in limb preserving surgery and bone reconstruction. He has additional expertise in the chemotherapy for bone cancers and metabolic bone diseases (e.g., osteoporosis and Paget’s disease) and has directed the orthopedic section of the Children’s Oncology Group. Moreover, his research interests are in tumor physiology, drug resistance, bone cancer molecular biology, endoprosthetic research and development, bone transplantation, and the multimodality treatment of bone cancer. His work is far-ranging, including cell culture, bioreactors, materials/mechanical testing, and animal and human experimentation. In addition, Dr. Healey has conducted multiple randomized trials. He has been repetitively funded from the NIH, has over than 250 peer-reviewed journal articles and 40 chapters, holds 5 patents, and has multiple commercialized products.

Biography Updated on 20 July 2009

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