Christian Lattermann, MD is Chief of Sports Medicine and Director of the Cartilage Repair Center at Brigham and Women’s Hospital at Harvard Medical School. Until 2018 he was Professor and Vice Chair for Orthopaedic Surgery and Research at the University of Kentucky (UK). He is the founder and director of the Center for Cartilage Repair and Restoration at UK.
Christian Lattermann began his training at Hannover Medical School in Germany. He then completed residency training in Orthopaedic Surgery and both research and clinical fellowships in Sports Medicine at the University of Pittsburgh, USA. He then completed a fellowship in Sports Medicine and Cartilage Repair at Rush University.
Christian Lattermann started his independent career in 2006 at the University of Kentucky built a strong clinical research program. He is an expert in cartilage repair, outcomes research and clinical trials. He is continuing his research efforts in clinical trials of early OA and cartilage repair at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and in collaboration with clinical and basic scientists throughout the US. Christian Lattermann has published over 100 peer-reviewed papers, over 25 book chapters and his research has been funded by national and federal institutions such as the National Institute of Health, Arthritis Foundation of America, NFL charities, Arthroscopy Association of North America (AANA) and the Physical Therapy Association of America (PTAA). Christian Lattermann is active in national organisations in the US and Germany where he is the current chair of the Research committee of the German-speaking Arthroscopy Society (AGA). He was program co-chair for the ICRS World Congress in Macau in 2018 and serves as the current Treasurer of the ICRS Executive Board..