Dr Christof Radler

Austria, Vienna

Christof Radler, MD is consultant at the Department for Pediatric Orthopaedic and Adult Foot and Ankle Surgery at the Orthopaedic Hospital Vienna Speising. Has is head of the clubfoot clinic since 2006 and has ben appointed senior consultant in 2009. Since 2013 he is head of the Pediatric Orthopaedic Team of Speising Orthopedic Hospital. In 2012 he was appointed “Associate Professor of Orthopaedics” at the University of Vienna.

Dr. Radler has published numerous peer-reviewed articles on congenital deformities of the lower extremity and on clubfoot. He is specialized in pediatric orthopaedics and especially in clubfoot correction and deformity correction and limb lengthening in children and adults. During his training, he visited the Ilizarov Institute in Russia, Dr. Ponseti at the University of Iowa and has done a fellowship and scientific collaboration with the International Center for Limb Lengthening and Reconstruction in Baltimore.

Dr. Radler is a regular speaker at national and international meetings, courses and workshops and has given over 500 talks in the last 10 years. He is Member of the European Pediatric Orthopaedic Society (EPOS) and the the German Speaking Pediatric Orthopaedic Society (VKO) and is member of the medical advisory board of the Ponseti International Association (PIA). Since 2021 he is Chair of the EPOS Lower Limb Study Group focusing on DDH, Clubfoot and Lower Limb Deformity.

Dr Alexander Cherkashin

United States, Dallas

Alexander Cherkashin, MD
Director, Division of Clinical Implementation & Outcome Studies,
Center for Excellence in Limb Lengthening and Reconstruction.
Scottish Rite for Children Orthopedic Hospital, Dallas TX USA

Dr. Alexander Cherkashin is known for his cross-disciplinary work in the
fields of orthopedics, outcome studies and data management. After receiving
his medical degree in Novosibirsk State Medical University in Russia he
graduated residency program in Kurgan Scientific Center under the guidance
of professor Ilizarov. For the next 12 years he worked in the renowned
Ilizarov Orthopedic & Research Center in Kurgan, Russia. While working as a
head of hip reconstruction department, he was conducting research on
prevention of complications during application of distraction osteogenesis
techniques using computer data management. At the same time, he served
as a faculty of the Department of Continuing Medical Education at the
Ilizarov Center.

Since 1995, Dr. Cherkashin joined research department of the Texas
Scottish Rite Hospital for Children and six years later became a Director of
the Orthopedic Data Management Lab. His outstanding work led to
development of the Ilizarov Interactive Database for analysis of the Ilizarov
treatment outcome and prevention of complications. He is widely published
and is co-author of 2 books and 46 book chapters; author of 45 patents in
the areas of external fixation and limb reconstruction. Dr. Cherkashin is an
Honorary Professor of the Ilizarov Center in Kurgan, Russia; and serves as
an assistant professor in the department of orthopedic surgery at the
University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas.

Research areas of interest: Limb Lengthening, Deformity Correction, & Bone
Transport; External Fixation & Complications; Computerized Preoperative
Planning; Distraction Osteogenesis & Histogenesis; Medical Databases and
Outcome Studies.