DALE R. SUMNER ("Rick"), Ph.D. , Chairman & Professor
From This School:
Ph.D. in Anthropology
University of Arizona
B.A. in Anthropology
University of Iowa
Professor and Chairman of the Anatomy Department. He is also a professor in the Department of Orthopedic Surgery,
where he also serves as the Director of the Section of Bone Biology.
Specialty in bone remodeling and regeneration.
"Human Anatomy I"; Rush Medical College
"Human Anatomy II"; Rush Medical College
"Surgical Anatomy"; Rush Medical College,
Total Surgical Replacement of the Human Hip (NIH grant, Co-Principal Investigator)
This project examines adaptive bone remodeling following replacement of the hip joint with a prosthesis.
Fixation in Total Knee Replacement (NIH grant, Principal Investigator)
This project examines the use of growth factors (TGF-beta and BMP) to enhance implant fixation and bone regeneration
SCOR in Osteoarthritis (NIH grant, Co-Investigator and Collaborator on several aspects of this program project,
based in the Department of Biochemistry)
Dr. Sumner is involved in a project investigating the role of bone in the progression of osteoarthritis
Bone Remodeling in a Cartilage Damage Model (NIH grant, Consultant)
This grant is based at the Scholl School of Podiatric Medicine and is concerned with the role of bone in the
initiation and progression of osteoarthritic-like changes in cartilage
Study of Factors Affecting Hip Joint Loads During Daily Activities (Whitaker Foundation grant, Co-Investigator)
This grant is based in the Department of Orthopedic Surgery and Dr. Sumner is involved in studies relating
hip joint loading and the distribution of bone density in the proximal femur in patients with osteoarthritis and
Periprosthetic Bone Loss in Total Hip Replacement (Depuy, Co-Investigator)
This study examines bone loss adjacent to implants in patients /ul>
Dr. Sumner holds the rank of Professor in both the Department of Anatomy, where he serves as the Chairman,
and in the Department of Orthopedic Surgery, where he also serves as the Director of the Section of Bone Biology.
Dr. Sumner is an expert in the area of bone adaptation to implants, implant fixation and bone regeneration. He
and his colleagues were awarded the Kappa Delta Award in 1993 by the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons.
Dr. Sumner is also the recipient of a Hip Society award (1994) and the European Society of Biomechanics research
award (1992). He has been active in the Orthopedic Research Society, having served on the Membership Committee
and as chair of that committee served on the Board of Directors. He has also been an ad hoc reviewer for the annual
meeting. Dr. Sumner is a consultant reviewer for the Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery [Am], is on the editorial
board of the Journal of Arthroplasty and is a reviewer for several other orthopedic, biomaterial and bone journals.
He has also been actively involved in the Sun Valley Hard Tissue Workshop, organizing sessions on regeneration
topics on several occasions.