August Featured Authors

Patrick C. McCulloch, MD
Professor of Clinical Orthopedic Surgery
John S. Dunn Endowed Chair in Orthopedics
Vice-Chairman Dept. of Orthopedic Surgery & Sports Medicine
Houston Methodist Hospital
Head Team Physician
Rice University Athletics
President: Major League Baseball (MLB) Team Physicians’ Association Team Physician/Consultant
Houston Astros, Houston Ballet, NASA astronaut corps

From the August issue: Blood Flow Restriction Training for the Shoulder: A Case for Proximal Benefit

Podcast: Listen to Drs. McCulloch and Lambert discuss their article in the August issue.

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Dr. McCulloch received his undergraduate degree with honors from Harvard College where he was a varsity lacrosse player. He received his medical degree from the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), where he graduated at the top of his class. He completed the Harvard Combined Orthopaedic Residency Program and a fellowship in orthopedic sports medicine at Rush Medical Center in Chicago. His areas of interest include acute injuries and instabilities of the shoulder, elbow and knee; rotator cuff tears and shoulder arthritis; cartilage injuries and regeneration. He is married to Domitille Maillard McCulloch and they have twins, Maxime and Olympia. He enjoys fly-fishing and skiing.

Selected Other Published Work

A Biomechanical Comparison of Fifth Metatarsal Jones Fracture Fixation Methods. Duplantier NL, Mitchell RJ, Zambrano S, Stone AC, Delgado DA, Lambert BS, Moreno MR, Harris JD, McCulloch PC, Lintner DM, Varner KE. Am J Sports Med. 2018 Apr;46(5):1220-1227. PMID: 29466679

High Prevalence of Connective Tissue Gene Variants in Professional Ballet. Vera AM, Peterson LE, Dong D, Haghshenas V, Yetter TR, Delgado DA, McCulloch PC, Varner KE, Harris JD. Am J Sports Med. 2020 Jan;48(1):222-228. PMID: 31765226

Osteochondral Allograft Donor-Host Matching by the Femoral Condyle Radius of Curvature. Bernstein DT, O’Neill CA, Kim RS, Jones HL, Noble PC, Harris JD, McCulloch PC. Am J Sports Med. 2017 Feb;45(2):403-409. PMID: 27793804

Does high knee flexion cause separation of meniscal repairs? Lin DL, Ruh SS, Jones HL, Karim A, Noble PC, McCulloch PC. Am J Sports Med. 2013 Sep;41(9):2143-50. PMID: 23880404

Performance and Return to Sport After Tommy John Surgery Among Major League Baseball Position Players. Jack RA 2nd, Burn MB, Sochacki KR, McCulloch PC, Lintner DM, Harris JD. Am J Sports Med. 2018 Jun;46(7):1720-1726. PMID: 29601208

Radiographic Prevalence of Dysplasia, Cam, and Pincer Deformities in Elite Ballet. Harris JD, Gerrie BJ, Varner KE, Lintner DM, McCulloch PC. Am J Sports Med. 2016 Jan;44(1):20-7. PMID: 26324404

The utility of the KJOC score in professional baseball in the United States. Franz JO, McCulloch PC, Kneip CJ, Noble PC, Lintner DM. Am J Sports Med. 2013 Sep;41(9):2167-73. PMID: 23851649 Clinical Trial.

Return to play after treatment of superior labral tears in professional baseball players. Fedoriw WW, Ramkumar P, McCulloch PC, Lintner DM. Am J Sports Med. 2014 May;42(5):1155-60. PMID: 24674945

Prospective evaluation of prolonged fresh osteochondral allograft transplantation of the femoral condyle: minimum 2-year follow-upMcCulloch PC, Kang RW, Sobhy MH, Hayden JK, Cole BJ. Am J Sports Med. 2007 Mar;35(3):411-20. PMID: 17261573

Chondral defect repair after the microfracture procedure: a nonhuman primate model. Gill TJ, McCulloch PC, Glasson SS, Blanchet T, Morris EA. Am J Sports Med. 2005 May;33(5):680-5. PMID: 15722269

Lambert B, Hedt CA, Jack RA, Moreno M, Delgado D, Harris JD, McCulloch PC. Blood Flow Restriction Therapy Preserves Whole Limb Bone and Muscle Following ACL Reconstruction. Orthop J Sports Med. 2019 Mar 29;7(3 suppl2):2325967119S00196. doi: 10.1177/2325967119S00196. PMCID: PMC6447983.

Bradley Lambert, PhD
Human Subjects Research Director
Orthopedic Biomechanics Research Laboratory
Department of Orthopedics & Sports Medicine
Houston Methodist Hospital

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Throughout my research career, my focus has continuously been on researching novel approaches to improving functionality, health, and quality of life in general, clinical, aging and athletic populations.   My areas of expertise include applied exercise physiology, skeletal muscle metabolism, chronic exercise training interventions, amino acid metabolism, patient rehabilitation, biostatistics, and patient outcomes research.  Current topics in my ongoing research include: 

  • Post-operative rehabilitation therapies. 
  • Sport and Orthopedic Biomechanics. 
  • Body Composition and Bone Densitometry
  • Sports Medicine and Human Performance
  • Phenotypic adaptations of human muscle tissue to physical activity and the mechanisms that mediate those adaptations.   
  • The effects of exercise mode specificity on markers of chronic inflammation and metabolic stress. 
  • Cross signaling between intracellular pathways that regulate mitochondrial and myofibrillar protein synthesis in skeletal muscle. 
  • The development of exercise and nutritional intervention strategies for specific populations and conditions. 

It is my personal objective to utilize basic and applied investigative models to optimize the translational benefits of human research.

Selected Other Published Work

A Biomechanical Comparison of Fifth Metatarsal Jones Fracture Fixation Methods. Duplantier NL, Mitchell RJ, Zambrano S, Stone AC, Delgado DA, Lambert BS, Moreno MR, Harris JD, McCulloch PC, Lintner DM, Varner KE. Am J Sports Med. 2018 Apr;46(5):1220-1227. PMID: 29466679

Lambert B, Hedt CA, Jack RA, Moreno M, Delgado D, Harris JD, McCulloch PC. Blood Flow Restriction Therapy Preserves Whole Limb Bone and Muscle Following ACL Reconstruction. Orthop J Sports Med. 2019 Mar 29;7(3 suppl2):2325967119S00196. doi: 10.1177/2325967119S00196. PMCID: PMC6447983.

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