OREF Corporate Associates Program


Research and Education to help everyone move through more of life.
OREF invites you to consider one or more initiatives in each of three support levels that contribute to better orthopaedic outcomes and a better quality of life for everyone.

OREF is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization.  OREF educational grants are subjected to strict review by distinguished academics in highly regarded institutions.  OREF research applications are held to the highest standards through a mandatory, independent peer-review process, which is modeled on the same stringent parameters that govern National Institutes of Health grants.

Partner with OREF to continue orthopaedic advancements
As the one foundation serving all of orthopaedics, OREF offers a full range of opportunities for leadership and corporate citizenship


We look forward to exploring the possibilities of partnering with you.

Sharon Mellor, PhD, CAE
Chief Executive Officer
(847) 384-4346

R. Barkley Payne
Vice President, Corporate Development and Strategic Philanthropy
(847) 384-4356

Ivy Gard
Director, Corporate Development and Strategic Philanthropy
(847) 384-4355

Corporate Development Committee

Thomas P. Schmalzried, MD
    Los Angeles, CA

Paul M. Apyan, MD 
    Chattanooga, TN

Lawrence D. Dorr, MD 
    Inglewood, CA

A. Seth Greenwald, D.Phil.(Oxon)
    Cleveland, OH

Mr. Lawrence Gross
    Columbia, MO

Stuart A. Hirsch, MD
    Bridgewater, NJ

Timothy C. Payne, MD
    Downers Grove, IL

Khaled J. Saleh, MD 
    Springfield, IL

Mr. Richard R. Tarr
    Kannapolis, NC

Kimberly Templeton, MD 
    Kansas City, KS



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