2022 Program Faculty



Corey L. Calendine, MD

Orthopaedic Surgeon
Bone and Joint Institute of Tennessee
Franklin, TN

Cory Calendine, MD, is a board-certified orthopaedic surgeon specializing anterior hip replacement, robotic joint replacement, and partial and total hip and knee replacement. Dr. Calendine received his medical degree from the University of Tennessee College of Medicine, and completed a residency in orthopaedic surgery at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. He completed his fellowship training in adult reconstruction of the hip and knee at the world-renowned Anderson Orthopaedic Research Institute in Alexandria, Virginia.

He has expertise in robotic-arm assisted surgery as well as revision hip and knee replacement, knee arthroscopy (knee scope) and treatment of arthritis and osteoarthritis of the hip and knee.

Dr. Calendine currently serves as chief of the Division of Orthopaedic Surgery for Williamson Medical Center


Jimmy Chow, MD

Orthopaedic Surgeon
Orthopaedic Institute of the West
Phoenix, AZ

Jimmy Chow, MD, is a board certified hip and knee specialist with dual-fellowship training in adult total joint reconstruction and arthroscopic sports surgery. One of Arizona’s first robotic knee replacement surgeons, Dr. Chow has also helped launch multiple technologies in total knee replacement, including computer prenavigation, or “patient-matched,” technologies, as well as knee replacement designs.


Jamie Christie

Forum Administrator

Jamie has been a part of BoneSmart for more than 10 years. During that time, her mission has been to provide accurate, unbiased information and advice for joint replacement surgery and recovery patients who are in pain or fearful. She has a pragmatic approach to the guidance she shares on the forum. Building on her own experience with joint replacement, frequent collaboration with a network of medical professionals, and drawing from experience working with thousands of patients in recovery, she addresses each member’s concerns individually in terms of what works and what doesn’t. She views the study of arthritis and joint replacement as a lifelong continuum of learning.

Jamie graduated cum laude from the University of Central Missouri where she studied biology and anatomy in addition to her degree fields of commercial art and English. As a career Marine Corps civilian employee, she held a variety of senior management positions and received the Superior Civilian Service Award, the highest honor the Marine Corps can bestow on a civilian service member.

Jamie has had a lifelong interest in health, nutrition and medicine. Her work with BoneSmart allows the blending of that knowledge with her desire to help people retake their lives from the disability that can come with arthritis.


Thomas K. Donaldson, MD

Orthopaedic Surgeon
Loma Linda University
Loma Linda, CA


Paul A. Manner, MD, FRCSC

Department of Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine
University of Washington
Seattle, WA

Many patients express interest in minimally invasive approaches to hip and knee surgery. I believe that this type of surgery, though technically challenging, offers many benefits to the patient, including less tissue injury, less post-operative pain, faster rehabilitation, and a shorter hospital stay.

My major interests relate to the care and treatment of osteoarthritis. My aim is to conduct clinical research that has a significant impact on the field while raising the clinical standards for optimal patient care. I want to reduce morbidity and improve outcomes in these patients not only through research but also by establishing a model of care that can be universally applied, easily adapted to both academic and community groups and led by outstanding trainees who can influence care throughout the world.

Dr. Manner's major clinical interest is care and treatment of osteoarthritis. His other clinical interests include hip fractures, minimally-invasive surgery for knee and hip replacement, and treatment for degenerative conditions in hip and knee.


Raj K. Sinha, MD, PhD

Orthopaedic Surgeon
STAR Orthopaedics
Rancho Mirage, CA

Raj K. Sinha, MD, PhD has been leading the way in orthopedic medicine in the Coachella Valley area for nearly 15 years. Specializing in hip and knee replacements, Dr. Sinha has been named a Top Doctor in Palm Springs Life and featured on NBC, CBC, ABC, and Fox for his innovative and highly effective treatment methods.

Dr. Sinha earned his medical degree from Jefferson Medical College of Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia, then interned at Department of Surgery at Abington Memorial Hospital in Abington, PA. Upon completing his residency at the Department of Orthopedic Surgery at Thomas Jefferson University, he concurrently completed a PhD in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology at the Thomas Jefferson University College of Graduate Studies.

His studies prepared him to be not only an excellent surgeon but also a researcher, educator, and lecturer in orthopedics.

Dr. Sinha chose orthopedic medicine because he believed it gave him the greatest opportunity to change patients’ lives positively, which he continues to do today through direct patient care and both surgical and non-surgical treatment methods.


Jason C. Snibbe, MD

Orthopaedic Surgeon
Snibbe Orthopaedics
Los Angeles, CA

Dr. Jason Snibbe is a board certified, orthopedic surgeon practicing in Beverly Hills with fellowship training in Sports Medicine and Joint Replacement Surgery. He performs surgery on the shoulder, elbow, hip, and knee. His practice has a special focus on hip preservation and reconstructive surgery. He specializes in hip preservation techniques using advanced arthroscopic hip surgery. He also performs minimally invasive hip and knee replacements which allow patients an accelerated recovery.

He attended medical school at the Medical College of Wisconsin. He completed his residency at the University of Rochester Medical Center and completed a Sports Medicine fellowship at the world renowned Kerlan-Jobe Orthopedic Clinic. He completed a joint reconstruction fellowship with Dr. Brad Penenberg and additional training in hip arthroscopy under the supervision of Dr. Marc Philippon. As a fellow, he served as an assistant team physician for the Lakers, Dodgers, Angels, Kings, Mighty Ducks, LA Avengers, Galaxy, and LMU sports.

Dr. Snibbe is an active member of the International Society for Hip Arthroscopy, the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine, and Arthroscopy Association of North America.