Clinical Research Division

Clinical Research Division

The Rubin Institute for Advanced Orthopedics’ (RIAO) Clinical Research Division is a hospital-based research team that provides 24/7 medical coverage and is able to access fully-serviced departments to support research efforts.

The division is located within Sinai Hospital of Baltimore, a 500+ bed institution located in Baltimore, Maryland.


Our experienced staff is well versed in U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) regulations, International Council for Harmonisation of Technical Requirements for Pharmaceuticals for Human Use (ICH) guidelines and Good Clinical Practice (GCP) standards. The clinical research team has a successful track record of managing and conducting clinical trials within an orthopedic setting.

The RIAO Clinical Research Division has conducted clinical trials (phases I through IV), inpatient and outpatient trials, extensive pharmacokinetic (PK) sampling and many other complex studies. The division has worked with a large, diverse patient population to research a myriad of indications such as:

  • Abnormal gait
  • Deformity correction
  • Diabetic foot ulcers
  • Infection control
  • Limb lengthening
  • Limb salvage
  • Nonunions
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteomyelitis
  • Osteonecrosis
  • Perthes disease
  • Synthetic bone grafts
  • Total hip/knee arthroplasty
  • Venous leg ulcers

Research Team Staff

Dr. Ronald Delanois
Ronald E. Delanois, M.D., F.A.A.O.S.

Director, Research and Jerome P. Reichmister, M.D., Endowed Chairman of Orthopedics

Martin Gesheff
Martin Gesheff, M.S., C.C.R.C., A.C.R.P.-P.M.

Director, Industry-Sponsored Research

Taj Jamal Andrews
Taj-Jamal Andrews, M.D., M.B.A.

Lead Research Program Coordinator

Avalon School of Medicine
Davenport University – Donald W. Maine
College of Business

Selin Galiboglu
Selin Galiboglu, M.D., M.S.

Research Program Coordinator

American University of Antigua College of Medicine

Nirav Patel
Nirav Patel, M.D.

Research Program Coordinator

American University of Antigua College of Medicine

Christen Paul
Christen Paul, M.D.

Research Program Coordinator

American University of Antigua College of Medicine

Current Clinical Research Fellows

Sandeep Bains
Sandeep Bains, D.C., M.D.

Current Clinical Research Fellow

American University of Antigua College of Medicine

Zhongming Chen
Zhongming Chen, M.D.

Current Clinical Research Fellow

Cornell University, College of Arts and Sciences
New York Medical College, School of Medicine

Ahmed Elhessy
Ahmed Elhessy, M.B.B.Ch., TQM

Current Clinical Research Fellow

Ain Shams University
American University

Larysa Hlukha
Larysa Hlukha, M.B.B.S.

Current Clinical Research Fellow

St George's, University of London
Drexel University

Oliver Sax
Oliver Sax, D.O., M.S.

Current Clinical Research Fellow

Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine

Past Clinical Research Fellows

Click here to view a list of all past Rubin Institute for Advanced Orthopedics research fellows.

Research Fellowship Program

Research Fellows at the Rubin Institute for Advanced Orthopedics will work with physicians who have earned a global reputation for their limb lengthening expertise and innovative techniques for joint preservation and replacement on multiple research studies. They will submit research articles to peer-reviewed medical journals.

For more information and an application for the Limb Lengthening and Reconstruction Research Fellowship Program with the International Center for Limb Lengthening, please click here.

For more information on research fellowship opportunities with the Center for Joint Preservation and Replacement, please email Ashley Adolph at

Published Research Articles

Click here to review research articles from Rubin Institute for Advanced Orthopedics physicians.