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Focus Meeting on Knee Osteotomies

Brittberg Mats

Brittberg Mats

University of Gothenburg
Cartilage Research Unit
Varberg, Sweden

Mats Brittberg is a member of the Cartilage Research Unit at the University of Gothenburg and an orthopedic surgeon at Region Halland Orthopaedics (Varberg Hospital). He completed a specialization in orthopedics in 1985. In 1992, he passed the Swedish Orthopedic Board Exam (S.O.B.E.), and in 1996, he earned a PhD. Mats Brittberg is a professor of orthopaedics connected to the Institution of clinical sciences and orthopaedic department, University of Gothenburg. The research has been focused on cartilage repair and with main focus on in vitro expanded autologous chondrocytes. Mats Brittberg has also had research on biotribology in cartilage and osteoarthritis as well as research collaborations with other centers and companies in Europe and North America. Mats’s interest is now also focused on joint preservation research and studies on joint pain mechanisms.

Mats Brittberg received the award The Swedish Medical Association Jubilee Medal in silver 1995. In September 2010, Mats Brittberg received the ICRS Genzyme Lifetime Achievement Award in cartilage research and, in 2012, the Shetty- Kim Foundation (SKF) Scientific Award. In 2014, Mats Brittberg also received the SKF and UK Cartilage Club’s Lifetime Achievement Award. In 2016, he received another Lifetime Award in cartilage research. At the International Joint preservation congress, Warsaw, Poland.

Mats Brittberg has been on the board of TESi (Tissue Engineering Society International) and has been chairing the Cartilage Committee of ESSKA 2006-08. Since the start 1997, he has been working with ICRS, as a secretary, Vice-president and President (2006-2008) and finally Past-President (2008-2009). He is Editor-in-Chief for the Sage journal CARTILAGE. He has been an associate editor with ESSKA journal, and he is on the editorial board of Osteoarthritis and Cartilage. He has been involved in several book projects as editor. Between 2013 and 2018, he was the strategic leader of Aspetar Sports Cartilage Center in Doha, Qatar. Mats was the godfather of the 2023 travelling ICRS Fellowship.

7 March (Thursday)

8 March (Friday)

9 March (Saturday)