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Department of Orthopaedics and Rehabilitation Faculty

morcuendeJose Morcuende, MD, PhD

Associate 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

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

  • Morcuende JA, Vitale M. Non-invasive method is gold standard for treating clubfoot. American Academy of Pediatrics News. (www.aapnews.org), pg. 18, September 2006.
  • Oji D, Lovell M, Dolan LA, Morcuende JA. Long term follow up of Anterior tibialis transfer in patients with idiopathic clubfoot. A 50 year follow up study. Orthopadics Today, July 2007.
  • Weinstein SL, Dolan LA, Cheng J, Danielson A, Morcuende JA. Update and controversies in Late-onset Idiopathic Scoliosis. The Lancet, 371:1527-1537. 2008
  • Morcuende JA, Dobbs MB, Frick S. Results of the Ponseti method in patients with clubfoot associated with arthrogryposis. Iowa Orthopaedic Journal, 28:22-26, 2008.
  • Fernandez C, Dolan LA, Weinstein SL, Morcuende JA. Natural history of Type III Growth Disturbance of Developmental Dislocation of the hip. Iowa Orthop J,28:27-35, 2008
  • Nystrom L, Raw R, Buckwalter JA, Morcuende JA. Acute intraoperative reactions during injection of calcium sulfate bone cement for the treatment of unicameral bone cyst: a review of four cases. Iowa Orthop J, 28:81-84, 2008
  • Ward C, Dolan LA, Cooper R, Morcuende JA. Long-term results of a novel reconstruction procedure for flexible cavovarus feet. J Bone Joint Surg [Am],90:2631-2642, 2008
  • Shyy W, Dietz, FR, Dobbs MB, Sheffield V, Morcuende JA. Evaluation of CNAD2 and WNT7A as candidate genes in congenital idiopathic clubfoot. Clin Ortho Rel Res, 467:1201-1205, 2009
  • Kaushik A, Martin J, Zhang Q, Sheffield V, Morcuende JA. Cartilage abnormalities associated with defects of chondrocyte primary cilia in Bardet-Beidl syndrome mutant nice. J Orthop Res., Epub 2009
  • Voltz R, Miller M, Morcuende JA. Tibia fractures after treatment of Idiopathic Clubfoot. Iowa Orthop J, 2009
  • Morcuende JA, Horswill A. Biofilm dispersal of community-associated methicillin-resistant Staphilococcus aureus on orthopaedic implant material. J Ortho Res, 2009
  • Shyy W, Wang K, Sheffield V, Morcuende JA. Embryonic and perinatal myosin gene mutations causing Distal Arthrogryposis syndromes do not play a role in the etiology of congenital idiopathic clubfoot. . J Ortho Res. 2009.
  • Shyy W, Wang K, Dobbs MB, Handley N, Wise C, Sheffield V, Morcuende JA,. Evaluation of melatonin pathway genes in patients with familial idiopathic scoliosis. Spin, 2009

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