Faculty Profile: Edward Akelman, MD

Edward Akelman
Edward Akelman, MD
Professor of Orthopaedics
Orthopaedics
Work: 401-457-1512
Dr. Akelman's research interests include nerve compression syndromes of the upper extremities, carpal kinematics and radiocarpal injuries.

Biography

Dr. Akelman is a graduate of Princeton University and Dartmouth Medical School. He completed his surgical internship at Yale-New Haven Hospital. He subsequently completed a hand fellowship from Roosevelt Hospital. He is a past President for the New England Hand Society and the Rhode Island Orthopaedic Society. He is currently President of the American Association of Hand Surgery Fellowships. Dr. Akelman heads the section of the AAOS CME Committee in charge of all surgical skills training in hand and upper extremity. He currently heads the departmental committee responsible for the implementation and planning of the resident core curriculum for the department.

Institutions

RIH

Grants and Awards

2001 Dean's Teaching Award
Brown University Medical School

2001 Best Layout and Presentation Award
Crisco JJ, Neu CP, Demiralp C, Laidlaw DH, Weiss APC, Akelman E, Wolfe S. "Interactive Visualization of 3D Carpal Kinematics and Bony Anatomy" 56th Annual Meeting of the American Society for Surgery of the Hand, Baltimore M.D.

2001 Best Scientific Content Award, Crisco JJ, Neu CP, Demiralp C, Laidlaw DH, Weiss APC, Akelman E, Wolfe S."Interactive Visualization of 3D Carpal Kinematics and Bony Anatomy" 56th Annual Meeting of the American Society for Surgery of the Hand, Baltimore M.D.

2003 Brown University Department of Orthopedics
Resident Teaching Award
2001 America's Top Doctors Award
2002 America'S Top Doctors Award
2003 America's Top Doctors Award
2004 America's Top Doctors Award
2005 America's Top Doctors Award
2006 America's Top Doctors Award
2005 Leading Health Professionals of the World
2006 The Emanuel Kaplan Award, Presented by the New York Society for Surgery of the Hand – ASSH Annual Meeting, Marriott Wardman Park, Washington DC

Funded Research

1. Regeneration of a Peripheral Nerve Through a Bioresorbable Nerve Guide in Primates A Preliminary Study. Principal Investigator: Edward Akelman, M.D. Funded by Allied-Signal Corporation from July 1986 to October 1987.
2. Evaluation of Polymer Implants Used for Nerve Repair Principal Investigator: Edward Akelman, M.D. Funded by Allied-Signal Corporation February 1987 to June 1988.
3. Regeneration of Peripheral Nerves Through Bioresorbable Nerve Guides in Primates A Study Using Functional Assessment Principal Investigator: Edward Akelman, M.D.Funded by Allied-Signal Corporation May 1987 through October 1988.
4. The Effect of Local Fibronectin on Ligament Healing and Strength of Repair. Principal Investigator: Edward Akelman, M.D.
Funded by the Orthopaedic Research and Education Foundation from March of 1991 through March of 1992.
5. Inhibition of Flexor Tendon Adhesion Formation Using
a Bioresorbable Hyaluronic Acid Barrier. Principal Investigator: Edward Akelman, M.D. Funded by Genzyme Corporation from October of 1990 through October of 1991.
6. Factors Effecting In-Vivo Manufacture of a Molded Vascularized Bone Graft. Co-Investigator: Edward Akelman, M.D.
Funded by the American Society for Surgery of the Hand October of 1991 through October of 1992.
7. Inhibition of Adhesion Formation Using a Bioresorbable Barrier: A Chicken Flexor Tendon Model. Principal Investigator: Edward Akelman, M.D. Funded by Genzyme Corporation August 1991 through August 1992.
8. Evaluation of an Endoscopic Carpal Tunnel System. Principal Investigator: Edward Akelman, M.D. Funded by Acufex Corporation
November 1, 1992 through October 31, 1993.
9. Evaluation of Bioabsorbable Suture Anchors for Use in Hand and Wrist Injuries in a Rabbit Model. This project is funded by Acufex Microsurgical, Inc. from July 1993 through July 1994.
10. Evaluation of Bioabsorbable Suture Anchors for Hand Surgery
Principal Investigator: Edward Akelman, M.D. Funded by Acufex Microsurgical, Inc.July 1995 through July 1997
11. Three Dimensional In Vivo Carpal Kinematics. NIH R29
Principal Investigator: Joseph J. Crisco, Ph.D., April 1, 1995 through March 31, 2000.
12. Silicone Metacarpophalangeal Joint Replacement. Project funded by DuPuy DuPont Orthopaedics. Principal Investigator: Joseph J. Crisco, Ph.D.August 1, 1997 through July 31, 1998.
13. Normal and Abnormal In Vivo Carpal Bone Motion. Competing Continuation of NIH R29 AR44005. Principal Investigator: Joseph J. Crisco, Ph.D. From April 1, 2001 through February 28, 2006.
14. Instant Center of Rotation Analysis in MP Joint Arthroplasty
Funded by DePuy, Inc., Investigators: J.J. Crisco, Ph.D., Douglas Moore, MS Arnold-Peter C. Weiss, M.D., Edward Akelman, M.D.August 1, 1997-August 1, 1998.
15. In Vivo 3-D Kinematics of the Distal Radioulnar Joint in Malunited Distal Radius Fractures. Investigators: Manuel DaSilva, M.D., Douglas Moore, M.S., Edward Akelman, M.D., Joseph Crisco, PhD.
American Society for Surgery of the Hand, Riordan Brand Research Grant, July 1997 – June 1998.
16. Abnormal in vivo Carpal Kinematics. Investigators: Joseph J. Crisco, Ph.D., Scott W. Wolfe, M.D., D.H. Laidlaw, M.D., Arnold-Peter C. Weiss, M.D., Edward Akelman, M.D., Douglas Moore, M.S.
National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, Maryland. April 2001 – February 2006.
17. In Vivo Kinematics of Scaphotrapeziotrapezpoidal Joint OREF Resident Research Award, Principle Investigator: Lana Kang, M.D.
January 1, 2002 through December 31, 2002.
18. Effects of Distal Radius Malunions on Carpal Kinematics
Investigators: Joseph J. Crisco, Ph.D, Douglas C. Moore, M.S., Arnold-Peter C. Weiss, M.D., Edward Akelman, M.D., Scott W. Wolfe, M.D. National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, Maryland, April 2005 through July 2005 In Review.