MorcuendeJose Morcuende, MD, PhD

Professor


Education

  • Medical School - Universidad Autonoma de Madrid, Spain
  • Residency - Universidad de Granada and Universidad Autonoma de Madrid, Spain;
    University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA
  • Fellowship - Pediatric Orthopaedics, Universidad Autonoma de Madrid, Spain

Honors, Awards and Organizations

  • Honors, Master Thesis, Autonoma University of Madrid, Spain 1981
  • Spanish Society of Foot Medicine and Surgery Award, Santander, Spain 1988.
  • Cum Laude, Doctoral Thesis, Autonoma University of Madrid, Spain 1991
  • Spanish Orthopaedic and Traumatology Society Fellowship Award, Madrid, Spain 1991
  • Valgrande Foundation Fellowship Award, Madrid, Spain 1991
  • Ignacio V. Ponseti and Libbie-Pink Foundation Fellowship Award, Iowa City, IA 1991
  • Cajamadrid Cultural Foundation Fellowship Award, Madrid, Spain 1992
  • Above and Beyond Award, University of Iowa Health Care, Iowa City, IA 2000
  • Outstanding Professor and Professional Visa (O1 visa), July 2001
  • Director, Clubfoot Project, USA Bone and Joint Decade. June 2002-present
  • Senator Elected, University of Iowa Faculty Senate, June 2003-June 2007
  • Honorary Member. Asociación Platense de Ortopedia y Traumatología, La Plata, Argentina, November 2003
  • Chairman, US Bone and Joint Decade POSNA Ad Hoc Committee, May 2006-May 2008
  • Member, POSNA Research Committee, May 2005-May 2010
  • Board of Directors, USA Bone and Joint Decade, June 2006—May 2008
  • Member, Communications Council, POSNA, June 2006-June 2008
  • President, Ponseti International Association, September 2006-2008
  • Member, AAOS Evaluation Committee, 2006-2010
  • Member, AAOS Bone and Joint Decade Committee, 2006-2009
  • Corresponding Honorary Member, Asociacion Peruana de Ortopedia y Traumatologia Infantil, Lima, Peru, August 2007
  • Member, American Orthopaedic Association, June 2008-present
  • Award on Medical Education, University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine, November 7, 2009
  • Member, OREF Research Grant Board, January 2010-present.
  • Member, Educational Course Committee, POSNA, 2012-present.
  • Best Doctors in America, 2011-present
  • Who is Who, 2011-present
  • US News Top Doctors (Orthopedics), 2011, 2012, 2013 (top 1%)
  • Editor in Chief, Anatomy Special Interest Examination 2014, AAOS
  • Award on Medical Education, University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine, November 7, 2013
  • Director, International Clubfoot Symposia, 2007, 2012 and 2014.

Organizations

  • American Medical Association
  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgery
  • American Orthopaedic Association
  • America Academy of Pediatrics
  • Pediatric Orthopaedic Society of North America
  • American Academy for the Advancement of Science
  • Orthopaedic Research Society
  • European Orthopaedic Research Society
  • American Cancer Society

Research Interests

  • Basic Science

    • Molecular and Functional Genetics of Musculoskeletal Disorders
    • Infection in Orthopaedics
  • Clinical Science

    • Clubfoot and other pediatric foot deformities
    • Pediatric hip and spine disorders
    • Musculoskeletal Oncology
    • Evidence-based outcomes in orthopaedics

Recent Publications and Reviews

  • Lauderdale KJ, Malone CL, Boles BR, Morcuende JA, Horswill A. Biofilm dispersal of community-associated methicillin-resistant Staphilococcus aureus on orthopaedic implant material. J Ortho Res, 28:55-61, 2010. PMID# 19610092
  • Jones K, Piombo V, Searby C, Kurriger G, Yang B, Grabellus F, Roughley P, Morcuende JA, Buckwalter JA, Capecchi M, Vortkamp A, Sheffield V. A mouse model of osteochondromagenesis from clonal inactivation of EXT1 in chondrocytes. PNAS, 107:2054-9, 2010. PMID# 20080592
  • Shyy W, Wang K, Sheffield V, Morcuende JA. Evaluation of embryonic and perinatal myosin gene mutations and the etiology of congenital idiopathic clubfoot. J Pediatr Orthop,3:231-234. 2010. PMID #20357587
  • Kancherla V, Romitti PA, Caspers KM, Morcuende JA, Puzhankara S. Epidemiology of congential idiopathic talipes equinovarus in Iowa, 1997-2005. Am. J. Hum Genet, 152A:1695-700, 2010. PMID #20583169
  • Lu N, Zhao L, Du Q, Liu Y, Oprescu F, Morcuende JA. From cutting to casting: Impact and initial barriers to the Ponseti method of clubfoot treatment in China. Iowa Ortho J, 30:1-6, 2010. PMID # 21045964
  • Desai L, Oprescu F, DiMeo A, Morcuende JA. Bracing in the treatment of children with clubfoot: Past, present and future. Iowa Ortho J, 30: 15-23, 2010. PMID# 21045966
  • Yoshioka S, Miller M, Morcuende JA. Peripheral Nerve Palsy Neurological deficits in patients with Complex Clubfoot. Iowa Ortho J,30:24-28, 2010.  PMID# 21045967
  • Lack W, Donigan J, Morcuende JA, Buckwalter JA, El-Khoury, G. Clinical utility of CT- Guided biopsies in orthopaedic oncology. Iowa Orthop J, 30:76-79, 2010. PMID # 21045975
  • Nystrom L, Morcuende JA. Expanding Endoprosthesis for pediatric musculoskeletal malignancy: current concepts and results. Iowa Ortho J,30:141-149. 2010.  PMID # 21045986
  • Shyy W, Wang K, Sheffield V, Morcuende JA.  Evaluation of GPR50, hMel-1B, and ROR-alpha melatonin-related receptors and the etiology of Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis. J Pediatr Orthop, 30:539-43. 2010.  PMID #20733416
  • Arlen AM, Cooper CS, Morcuende JA, Austin C. Safety and efficacy of spica casts for immobilization following initial bladder closure in classic bladder exstrophy. J Pediatr Urol,  July 15, [Epub ahead of print] 2010. PMID #20637699
  • Hamm CA, Stevens JW, Xie H, Vanin EF, Morcuende JA, et al. Microenvironment alters epigenetic and gene expression profiles in Swarm rat chondrosarcoma tumors. BMC Cancer, 10:471, 2010. PMID#20809981
  • Miller M, Dolan L, Morcuende JA. Understanding educational needs and healthcare role of parent with children with clubfoot. Orthop Nursing, 2011, 30:273-278, 2011 PMID# 21799385
  • Boardman A, Jayawardena A, Oprescu F, Cook T, Morcuende JA. The Ponseti method in Latin America: Initial impact and barriers to its diffusion and implementation. Iowa Ortho J, 31:30-35,2011. PMID#22096416
  • Jayawardena A, Boardman A, Oprescu F, Cook T, Morcuende JA. Diffusion of innovation: enhancing the dissemination of the Ponseti method in Latin America through Virtual Forums. Iowa Ortho J, 31:36-42, 2011.  PMID #22096417
  • McGregor TL, Gurnett CA, Dobbs MB, Wise CA, Morcuende JA, Morgan TM, Menon R, Muglia LJ. Genetic association study of common polymorphisms in human lysyl oxidase genes with the adolescent idiopathic scoliosis phenotype. Am J Human Genet, 12:92-9, 2011  PMID #21740577
  • Jowett C, Morcuende JA, Ramachandran M. Management of congenital talipes equinovarus using the Ponseti method: A Systematic Review. J Bone Joint Surg Br,93:1160-4, 2011 PMID # 21911524
  • Engesaeter I, Laborie  LB, Lehman T, Sera F, Favang J, Pedersen D, Morcuende JA, Lie SA, Engesaeter LB, Rosendahl K. Radiological findings for hip dysplasia at skeletal maturity. Validation of digital and manual measurement techniques. Skeletal Radiology, 41:775-785[Epub] Sept 25, 2011.  PMID #21946945
  • Masrouha K, Morcuende JA. Relapses after Tibialis Anterior Tendon Transfer in Idiopathic Clubfoot. J Pediatr Ortho. 32:81-4,2012. PMID # 22173393
  • McKay S, Dolan LA, Morcuende JA. Treatment results of late relapsing idiopathic clubfoot. J Pediatr Orthop, 32:406-411, 2012. PMID# 22584843
  • Zionts LE, Sangiorgio SN, Ebramzadeh E, Morcuende JA. The current management of idiopathic clubfoot revisited: Results of a survey of the POSNA membership. J Pediatr Ortho, 32:515-520, 2012. PMID# 22706469
  • Malchenko S, Seftor E, Nikolsky Y, Hasegawa S, Kuo S, Stevens J, Poyarkov S, Nikolskaya T, Kucaba T, Wang M, Abdulkawy H, Casavant T, Morcuende JA, Buckwalter JA, Hohl RJ, DeYoung BR, Kernstine KH, Bonaldo MF. Putative Multi-functional Signature of Lung Metastases in Dedifferentiated Chondrosarcoma. Sarcoma, 820254, 2012. Epub 2012 Feb 16.  PMID# 22448124
  • Owen R, Lavy C, Mayo A, Morcuende JA, Penny N. A collaborative public health approach to clubfoot intervention in ten low and middle income countries: two-year outcomes and lessons learned. J Pediatr Orthop B, 21:361-365, 2012  PMID# 22240485
  • Martin CT, Morcuende J, Buckwalter JA, Miller BJ. Pre-referral MRI use with musculoskeletal tumors is not excessive. Clin Orthop Relat Res, May 19, 2012.[ Epub ahead of print]  PMID#22610528
  • Morcuende JA, Stevens JW, Scheetz TE, Bonaldo MF, Casavant TL, Otero JE, Soares MB. Swarm rat chondrosarcoma cells as an in vivo model: lung colonization and effects of tissue environment o tumor growth. Iowa Ortho J, 32: 46-53, 2012. PMID# 23576921
  • Nguyen MC, Huynh NM, Vo ND, Romitti P, Morcuende JA. Descriptive epidemiology of idiopathic clubfoot in Viet Nam: a clinic-based survey. Iowa Ortho J, 32:120-124, 2012. PMID # 23576932
  • Wu V, Nguyen M, Huynh NM, Thanh DV, Oprescu F, Cook T, and Morcuende JA. Evaluation of the progress and challenges facing the Ponseti method Program in Vietnam. Iowa Ortho J, 32: 125-134, 2012. PMID# 23576933
  • Gadhock K, Belthur MV, Aroojis AJ, Cook T, Oprescu F, Ranade AS, Morcuende JA. Qualitative assessment of the challenges to the treatment of idiopathic clubfoot by the Ponseti method in urban India. Iowa Ortho J, 32: 135-140, 2012. PMID # 23576934
  • Akintayo O, Adegbehingbe O, Cook T, Morcuende JA. Initial program evaluation of the Ponseti method in Nigeria, Iowa Ortho J, 32:141-149, 2012.  PMID #23576935
  • DiMeo A, Lalush DS, Grant E, Morcuende JA. Development of a surrogate biomodel for the investigation of clubfoot bracing. J Pediatr Orthop, 32:e47-52, 2102  PMID#22955544
  • Oprescu F, Campo S, Lowe J, Andsager J, Morcuende JA. Online information exchanges for parents of children with a rare health condition: Key findings from an online support community. J Medical Internet Res, 15 :e16, 2013  PMID #23470259
  • Oprescu F, Campo S, Lowe J, Andsager J, Morcuende JA. Managing uncertainty in the context of clubfoot care : exploring the value of uncertainty management theory and sense of virtual community. Iowa Ortho J, 33:142-148, 2013.  PMID#24027474
  • Gonzalez-Alegre, P, Buffard V, Morcuende JA.  Exploring the link between dystonia genes and idioapthic scoliosis. J Pediatr Orthop, 33 :583-588, 2013.  PMID#23812140
  • Nystrom L, Morcuende JA. Secondary chondrosarcoma of the pelvis arising from a solitary exostosis in an 11-year-old patient: a case report with 5-year follow-up. Iowa Orthop J, 33:213-216, 2013.  PMID # 24027486
  • Smith PA, Kuo KN, Graf AN, Krzak J, Flanagan A, Hassani S, Caudill AK, Dietz FR, Morcuende JA, Harris GF. Long-term results of Comprehensive clubfoot release surgery versus the Ponseti Method: which is better? Clin Orthop Rel Res, Nov 19. 2013.  PMID #24249539
  • Palma M, Cook T, Segura J, Mayo L, Morcuende JA. Barriers to the Ponseti method in Peru: a two-year follow-up. Iowa Ortho J, 33:172-177, 2013.  PMID# 24027479
  • Palma M, Cook T, Segura J, Pecho A, Morcuende JA. Descriptive epidemiology of clubfoot in Peru: a clinic-based study. Iowa Ortho J, 33:167-171, 2013.  PMID# 24027478
  • Nogueira MP, Fox M, Miller K, Morcuende JA. The Ponseti method of treatment for clubfoot in Brazil: barriers to bracing compliance. Iowa Ortho J, 33:161-166, 2013. PMID #24027477
  • Jayawardena A, Wijayasinghe SR, Tennakon D, Cook T, Morcuende JA. Early effects of a “train the trainer “approach to Ponseti method dissemination: a case study of Sri Lanka. Iowa Ortho J, 33:153-160, 2013.  PMID #24027476
  • Jayawardena A, Zionts LE, Morcuende JA. Management of idiopathic clubfoot after formal training in the Ponseti method: a multi-year, international survey. Iowa Ortho J, 33:136-141, 2013. PMID#24027473
  • Herickhoff PK, O’Brien MK, Dolan LA, Morcuende JA, Peterson JB, Weinstein SL. Iowa Ortho J, 33:1-6, 2013.  PMID# 24027453
  • Buchan JG, Alvarado DM, Haller G, Miller N, Morcuende JA, Dobbs M, Gunett C. Rare variants in FBN1 and FBN2 are associated with severe adolescent idiopathic scoliosis.  Am J Human Genet, 23:5271-82, 2014 PMID #24833718
  • Otero J, Stevens J, Malandra A, Fredericks D, Odgren P, Buckwalter J, Morcuende JA. Osteoclast inhibition impairs chondrosarcoma growth and bone destruction. J. Orthop Res, 32:1562-71, 2014, PMID:25125336
  • Nguyen MP, Lawler EA, Morcuende JA. A case report of bilateral mirror clubfeet and bilateral hand polydactyly. Iowa Ortho J, 34:171-174, 2014. PMID:25328478
  • Holt J,Oji D, Yack J, Morcuende JA. Long-term results of Tibialis Anterior Transfer in Idiopathic Clubfoot treated by the Ponseti method: A 50-year follow-up study. J Bone Joint Surg, 2014 (in press)

Book Chapters

  • Morcuende, JA, Weinstein, SL: Pediatric Orthopaedic Urgencies and Emergencies. In Essentials of Orthopaedics. Clark, R, and Bonfiglio, M, Eds. Churchill-Livingstone, 1994
  • Morcuende, JA: Weinstein, SL: Examination of the Pediatric Patient. In Essentials in Orthopaedics, Clark, R, and Bonfiglio, M, Eds. Churchill-Livingstone, 1994
  • Morcuende, JA: Weinstein, SL: Complications associated with the treatment of Legg-Calvé-Perthes disease. In Complications in Pediatric Orthopaedic Surgery, Epps, CH, and Bowen, RA, Eds. Lippincott, 1995
  • Ponseti, I. V., Morcuende, JA: Introduction to Fractures in Children and Adolescents. In Lesiones Traumaticas en Niños, Burgos, J, and González, P, Eds. Madrid, Spain, 1995
  • Dietz, R, Morcuende, JA: Embryology and Development of the Musculoskeletal System. In Lovell and Winter’s Pediatric Orthopaedics. Morrissy, RT and Weinstein, SL, Eds. Lippincott-Raven, New York, 2001
  • Morcuende, JA, and Weinstein, SL. Developmental Dislocation of the Hip: natural history, results of treatment and controversies. In Controversies in Hip Surgery, RB Bourne, Ed. 2003
  • Morcuende, JA, and Weinstein, SL. Idiopathic Scoliosis: classification, natural history, and treatment guidelines. In Spinal Deformities, 2003
  • Morcuende, JA. Dobbs, MB. Idiopathic and Heritable Disorders. Turek’s Orthopaedics: Principles and Practice. SL Weinstein and JA Buckwalter, Eds. 2004
  • Dietz, R, Morcuende, JA: Embryology and Development of the Musculoskeletal System. In Lovell and Winter’s Pediatric Orthopaedics. Morrissy, RT and Weinstein, SL, Eds. Lippincott-Raven, New York, 2004
  • Dobbs, MB and Morcuende JA. Developmental Coxa Vara, Transient Synovitis, and Idiopathic Chondrolysis of the Hip. In Lovell and Winter’s Pediatric Orthopaedics. Morrissy, RT and Weinstein, SL, Eds. Lippincott-Raven, New York, 2004
  • Albinana J (Ed) and Morcuende JA et al (Co-Ed). The Pediatric Hip. Fundacion MAPFRE., Madrid, Spain, 2007
  • Mosqueda T and Morcuende JA. Clubfoot. In Pediatric Orthoapedics in Primary Care. Sarwark J and LaBella C, Eds. American Academy of Pediatrics, Elk Grove Village, IL, 2008
  • Morcuende JA and Morales P. Pie Equinovaro congenito. In Manual de Ortopedia Y Traumatologia de la SECOT. Madrid, Spain, 2009
  • Morcuende JA and Sanders J. Embryology, Development and Genetics of the Neuromuscular Apparatus and of Orthopaedic Conditions. In Lovell and Winter’s Pediatric Orthopaedics. Morrissy, RT and Weinstein, SL, Eds. Lippincott-Raven, New York, 2009
  • Morcuende JA and Alman B. Skeletal Dysplasias, Connective Tissue isorders and Other Genetic Disorders. In Orthopaedic Knowledge Update 10. 2009
  • Morcuende JA and Martinez A.Pie Equinovaro congenito.In Ortopedia Infantil para Pediatrias. Martinez A, Ed. Monterrey, Mexico, 2010.
  • Mosqueda T and Morcuende JA. Clubfoot. In Pediatric Orthopaedics and sport injuries. . Sarwark J and LaBella C, Eds. American Academy of Pediatrics, Elk Grove Village, IL, 2012.
  • Nystrom LM, Morcuende JA. Pediatric Patients with Bone Malignancy: Therapeutic Options. In Pediatric Cancer, Vol 4: Diagnosis, Therapy, and Prognosis, Springer Science + Business Media Dordrecht, 2013.
  • Morcuende JA and Sanders J. Embryology and development of the Neuromuscular Apparatus. In Lovell and Winter’s Pediatric Orthopaedics. Weinstein, SL, and Flynn J. Eds. Lippincott-Raven, New York, NY, 2014.
  • Morcuende JA and Alman B. Genetics aspects of orthopaedic conditions. In Lovell and Winter’s Pediatric Orthopaedics. Weinstein, SL, and Flynn J. Eds. Lippincott-Raven, New York, NY, 2014.
  • Dobbs, MB and Morcuende JA. Other conditions of the hip.  In Lovell and Winter’s Pediatric Orthopaedics. Weinstein, SL and Flynn J. Eds. Lippincott-Raven, New York, NY, 2014.