MicroPort® Orthopedics has announced the appointment of C. Lowry Barnes, MD, Chair of Orthopaedics at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences Health, to company’s leadership team as Medical Director.
Dr. Barnes is a board-certified, fellowship-trained total joint surgeon with a special interest in hip and knee replacement surgery. His extensive expertise as an innovative thought leader and educator has greatly influenced the global orthopedic industry. Dr Barnes has served in many leadership positions across the orthopedic industry, most recently as the President of the American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons (AAHKS). He is also on the editorial boards of many scientific journals and serves as Editor for The Journal of Surgical Orthopaedic Advances (JSOA).
MicroPort® Orthopedics is excited to benefit from Dr. Barnes’ expertise to further itself as a leader in the medical device industry. Dr Barnes was very involved with our predecessor company and was a design surgeon for many of our implants including the Evolution Knee, our highly successful medial pivot knee system. In his new and expanded role as Medical Director, Dr. Barnes will play a key role in the strategic decision-making and vision of the company, including medical education and training, clinical research, product development, surgeon relations, and same-day surgical procedures around the world.
“I have enjoyed working with the leadership team at MicroPort®, and I look forward to engaging with their global sales team as we develop a high-touch, high tech approach to surgeon engagement. The opportunity to expand my role as Medical Director will allow for accelerated progress in innovation, leadership, and education – further establishing MicroPort® as a leader in the medical device industry,” said Dr. Barnes.
“We are excited to announce that Dr. Barnes will be serving as MicroPort® Orthopedics’ Medical Director. Adding a knowledgeable and committed surgeon like Dr Barnes is yet another way that MicroPort® is prioritizing its advancement in the orthopedic device space, and we look forward to the expertise and leadership that he brings to the organization,” said Benny Hagag, President of MicroPort® Orthopedics.