Research Contacts

Orthopaedics Research Unit Contact Information
Research coordinators are available at Emory Orthopaedics & Spine Center, Emory Orthopaedics and Spine Hospital, and Grady Memorial Hospital to assist in clinical research projects, IRB submissions, and data collection and analysis. A biomechanics lab is also housed at the Orthopaedics and Spine Center, under the guidance of Dr. William Hutton. Residents also have access to Emory’s Microsurgery Laboratory and arthroscopic simulators.

Research Leadership

Hicham Drissi, PhD
Ashley Freeman, BA
Research Manager
Michael Hattery, MBA
Clinical Administrator


Nick Willett, PhD

Michael Gottschalk, MD

Scott Boden, MD

Glynnis Holt, BS
Administrative Assistant


Clinical Research Team

Michael Gottschalk, MD

Patricia Bush, MS, EdD
Clinical Research Coordinator IV

Ayesha Khan, MD
Clinical Research Coordinator II

Jared O' Neal, MPH
Clinical Research Coordinator II

Erika Ortega, BS
Clinical Research Coordinator II

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Tiffany Dumas, BS
Clinical Research Coordinator II(ETS)

Basic Science Team

Hicham Drissi, PhD

Nick Willett, PhD

Guanglu Liu, BS, BA
Research Specialist
404-321-6111 ext 1824

Mesfin Teklemariam, MS
Research Specialist, Lead
404-321-6111 ext. 7451

Colleen Oliver, DMV
Animal Project Coordinator
ext. 7263

Mila Friedman
Research Specialist, Sr.

Thanh Doan, PhD

Hyunhee Ahn, PhD
Research Specialist, Sr.
404-321-6111 ext. 6149

Zili Wang, MD, PhD
404-321-6111 ext. 6139