The Foundation for Orthopaedic Research and Education (FORE) was established in 1999 to provide patients with world-class orthopaedic care through research and education. Located in Tampa, Florida, FORE’s efforts to aid in the quest for orthopaedic excellence are accomplished by focusing on clinical and biomechanical research, surgical training and continuing medical education (CME). These areas are integral for improving the diagnosis, treatment and care of all patients with musculoskeletal disorders. Read More

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Recent News

The Next 5 Years in the Global Orthopaedic Industry

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  • April 16, 2014
Derek Pupello, CEO of FORE recently presented “The Next 5 Years in the Global Orthopaedic Industry” at the Life Sciences Forum in Costa Rica (www.lifesciencescr.com ). This was the second year of the meeting which had nearly 500 participants and ...

FORE announces Current Solutions in Spine Surgery renamed in honor of Dr. Tony Castellvi

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  • April 7, 2014
FORE announced last week that the “Current Solutions in Spine Surgery” course, held in the Florida Keys, will be renamed in honor of the late Dr. Tony Castellvi. The new name is to honor Castellvi as the founder of the nearly decade-old course as ...

FORE Loses a Friend and Visionary Researcher

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  • February 12, 2014
Dr. Tony Castellvi “Doc” was an irreplaceable part of what we do at FORE and he will be sorely missed by everyone in our organization. He will be remembered for his humor, his larger than life personality, and his willingness to share his wisdom ...

Orthopalooza Raises $30,000 for Handicap Accessible Ramp at Metropolitan Ministries

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  • January 24, 2014
Amy Scherzer's Diary: Orthopalooza Shoulder and elbow surgeons from 12 countries and throughout the United States came to Tampa to lecture, learn and celebrate at Orthopalooza. Doctors Mark Frankle and Mark Mighell welcomed 100 guests Saturday ...

AAOS Accepts 8 Original Research Studies

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  • January 14, 2014
FORE will present 8 original research studies at the 2014 American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) annual meeting in New Orleans, Louisiana March 12-14. Of the studies accepted, 6 are podium presentations and 2 are posters. The AAOS annual ...

Local Nonprofit Hosting A Fundraiser To Benefit Metropolitan Ministries

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  • January 2, 2014
Tampa, FL. --- In January, the Foundation for Orthopaedic Research and Education (FORE) will host its annual International Current Solutions in Shoulder and Elbow conference in Tampa, Florida. The course, directed by Drs. Mark Frankle and Mark Mig...

FORE to Present 8 Original Research Studies at ISTA

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  • October 16, 2013
Eight original research studies conducted at FORE will be presented this week  at the 26th International Society for Technology in Arthroplasty (ISTA) Annual Congress in Palm Beach, Florida. The five podium presentations and three e-poster/short t...

Derek Pupello: Tech Incubator Evolving Surgical Training Lab

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  • July 19, 2013
Why Derek is a big deal: As Tampa Bay economic development executives hone in on disruptive health technology as a key driver of future local growth, Pupello and his foundation will likely be key players in the process. His organization employs 2...

FORE Debuts on ABC Action News' "Positively Tampa Bay"

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  • July 13, 2013
On Friday Derek Pupello, CEO and Brandon Santoni, Ph.D. Director of Research at the Foundation for Orthopaedic Research and Education, (FORE), made a guest appearance on ABC Action News' "Positively Tampa Bay" segment, as part of its Taking Actio...

A Memorable 7th Annual Fellows Day

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  • June 28, 2013
On June 21, 2013 FORE held its 7th annual Fellows Day. The Fellowship program, is a joint venture between the Foundation for Orthopaedic Research and Education (FORE) and Florida Orthopaedic Institute (FOI). While training with physicians in th...

Tampa City Councilman Mike Suarez tours FORE

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  • June 7, 2013
On Wednesday June 5, 2013, Derek Pupello, CEO of FORE, gave a  tour of the facility to city councilman Mike Suarez. Throughout the tour, the two discussed the need for funding, research, and education in order to create easy access and excelle...

ICSES Selects 9 Original Research Studies Completed by FORE

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  • April 10, 2013
Nine original research studies conducted at FORE were selected to be presented at the 12th International Congress of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery (ICSES). The triennial meeting is taking place in Nagoya, Japan this week.  Of the nine original studie...

4 Original Research Studies Accepted to ISASS

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  • April 3, 2013
Today kicked off the 13 Annual International Society for the Advancement of Spine Surgery (ISASS) meeting in Vancouver, British Columbia. Four original research studies conducted by FORE were accepted to the meeting.  One podium presentation that ...

AAOS Accepts 11 Original Research Studies

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  • March 19, 2013
FORE is excited to reveal that 11 original research studies including  7 posters and 4 podium presentations completed by the Foundation were chosen to be presented at the 2013 American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) Annual Meeting in Chica...

FORE Biomechanics Director Brandon Santoni, PhD to Present at the 3rd Annual Pittsburgh Spine Summit

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  • September 6, 2012
Dr. Brandon Santoni will be presenting at the 3rd Annual Pittsburgh Spine Summit hosted by the Departments of Neurosurgery and Orthopaedic Surgery at Allegheny General Hospital. The meeting is devoted to advancing the field of spine surgery throug...

FORE Research Studies Presented at AAOS

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  • February 24, 2012
The American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) held their annual meeting on February 7-11, 2012. This year 7 original research studies conducted at FORE were presented during the five day event in San Francisco, CA. The papers “Clinical Outco...

Derek Pupello awarded Top 50 Entrepreneurs in Tampa

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  • February 22, 2012
Business Leader® recognized the Top 50 Entrepreneurs in Tampa February 21, 2012 at an event held at the Tampa Palms Golf & Country Club. Over 3,500 business professionals in the Tampa area were nominated by local business leaders for the Top 5...

FORE Exhibiting at NASS Booth #2445

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  • November 1, 2011
FORE will be exhibiting at this year’s North American Spine Society’s (NASS) 26th Annual Meeting in Chicago, IL. We will be located at Booth #2445. Please come visit our booth for detailed information about our Foundation and available discounts o...

FORE Presenting Spine Research at NASS

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  • October 31, 2011
The North American Spine Society (NASS) will hold their 26th annual meeting on November 2 – 4th, 2011, in Chicago, IL.  Two spine studies conducted at The Phillip Spiegel Orthopaedic Research Laboratory at FORE were accepted for presentation as pa...

Abstract Presentation at 2011 Orthopaedic Trauma Association

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  • May 13, 2011
An abstract for a biomechanical study on patellar fracture fixation conducted at FORE has been accepted for presentation at the 27th Annual Orthopaedic Trauma Association (OTA) Meeting on October 12 – 15, 2011 in San Antonio, Texas, USA. The abstr...

FORE Receives Three Fellowship Grants

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  • April 25, 2011
FORE has received 3 fellowship grants from OMeGA Medical Grants Association to support fellowship education for the 2011-2013 academic years. Grants were offered to 32% of fellowship programs requesting grants, so FORE is excited to announce that ...