Michael Manley


Dr. Manley has been with Stryker Orthopaedics since 1987, was Chief Scientific Adviser until December 2016 and remained a consultant to the company in certain areas. After three decades, Dr. Manley has extensive experience in the fields of clinical studies, regulatory processes, and procedures along, with research and developmental science.

Dr. Manley advises the company on a broad range of topics related to its US strategy.











Dr. Kelly is the Chairman of the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at The Hackensack University Medical Center in New Jersey and was previously President of the prestigious American Knee Society. He is the founding Professor and Chairman for Orthopedic Surgery at Hackensack Meridian School of Medicine at Seton Hall University.

Dr. Kelly’s practice is focused on all aspects of knee surgery and, he is the author of numerous scientific articles within the field. He co-edited the textbook Surgery of the Knee 2nd Edition. Dr. Kelly has lectured throughout the US and internationally on topics related to sports medicine and knee reconstruction and, he is a member of many professional organizations, including the American Orthopaedic Society of Sports Medicine and the American Orthopaedic Association. Previously, Dr. Kelly served as the head team physician of the New Jersey Nets in the NBA (National Basketball Association). Dr. Kelly is a graduate from Georgetown University School of Medicine.

Dr. Kelly advises the company on a broad range of topics related to its IDE study and US launch.





Niles Noblitt is a Senior Advisor to the company and one of the founders of Biomet, a part of the global orthopaedic market leader Zimmer Biomet. For about 30 years, Niles Noblitt was also the Chairman of Biomet.

As a Senior Advisor to Episurf Medical, Niles Noblitt assists the company on matters relating to the global strategy, partnerships, and operational development.









Prof. Doctor João Espregueira-Mendes has extensive experience from the global orthopaedic markets and is currently the Clinical Director of Clínica do Dragão – Espregueira-Mendes Sports Center, FIFA Medical Center of Excellence. He is also the Coordinator and Professor of Orthopedics at the University of Minho as well as treasurer of the International Society of Arthroscopy, Knee Surgery and Orthopedic Sports Medicine (ISAKOS). Prof. Doctor João Espregueira-Mendes currently serves as a member of the board of the Patellofemoral Foundation and FIFA Medical Centers of Excellence.

Prof. Doctor João Espregueira-Mendes advises Episurf regarding the establishment of the Episealer® knee technology in India and Portugal.