Yuichi Hoshino, MD, PhD (Orthopaedic Surgery)

Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Kobe University, Graduate School of Medicine, Kobe, Japan

Dr. Yuichi Hoshino, M.D. Ph.D. is an orthopaedic surgeon and researcher who works as a department head of orthopaedics department and center for rehabilitation in Kobe Kaisei Hospital, Kobe, Japan. Also, he is a Research Associate in Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Kobe University. 

He has 16 years of clinical experience and specializes in the sports-related injuries, especially knee ligament injuries. After he conducted research on knee biomechanics at Kobe University under Prof. Masahiro Kurosaka for four years to obtain PhD degree in 2007, he continued biomechanics research at the Orthopaedic BioDynamics Laboratory in University of Pittsburgh under Prof. Freddie H. Fu and Dr Scott Tashman from 2009 to 2011. He has published forty articles related to the anterior cruciate ligament injury and treatment including fifteen articles as the first author.

His main research topic is the rotational laxity/instability after ACL injury and reconstruction. He developed two measurement systems for rotational laxity, wrote fifteen papers related to the rotational laxity. He obtained two research grants, such as a $13,000/year grant for his laxity measurement study from Japanese Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research and a $100,000/year grant for the international multicenter Pivot Shift measurement study from ISAKOS & OREF grant. 

He has several memberships in the internationally established orthopaedics societies, including ISAKOS, ESSKA, AAOS and ACL study group. Also, he is joining the editorial board of Knee Surgery, Sports Traumatology, Arthroscopy this year.

Terms of Appointment: June 2016 - May 2018; June 2018 - May 2020