About Us

The Regenerative Orthobiologics Registry (ROR) is a stand-alone non-profit (501c3) founded in 2017 by Dr. Gregory Lutz, Dr. Steven Sampson, Dr. Hunter Vincent, and Dr. Christopher Lutz. A multi-stakeholder, independent organization with diverse national and international constituents led by top Physiatrists and Interventionalists, ROR aims to connect the orthobiologics community with this international data registry.

Rich patient data sets for better decision-making

Mission & Vision

ROR’s mission focuses on improving care for patients who receive regenerative biologic treatments for orthopedic indications. By collecting and reporting data, the ROR provides actionable information to guide physicians and patient decision making to improve care.

It empowers health care organizations to enhance the patient experience and benchmark performance; orthopedic physiatrists, interventionalists, and surgeons to reduce complications and revision rates; device manufacturers to strengthen post-market surveillance; and health plans to effectively manage costs.

ROR seeks to become the International Registry for regenerative orthobiologics, beginning with capturing 90% of all regenerative medicine procedures in the U.S. within the next 5 years, and to leverage this comprehensive data to:

Board of Directors

Orthobiologic Pioneers, Dr. Gregory Lutz and Dr. Steven Sampson lead this mission toward standardization of Regenerative Orthobiologics through data collection.

Gregory Lutz, MD Regenerative SportsCare Institute

Dr. Gregory E. Lutz matriculated to Georgetown University School of Medicine in 1984, having graduated from Drew University magna cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa. He graduated from Georgetown University School of Medicine in 1988 and was awarded the Margaret M. Kenrick Achievement Award in Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation. He pursued his specialty training at the Mayo Clinic, before coming to Hospital for Special Surgery in 1992 where he completed his training in a Sports Medicine Fellowship. He has been in practice at the Hospital for Special Surgery since 1993.

In 1997, Dr. Lutz established the Physiatry Department at HSS and became Physiatrist-in-Chief. With the support of the hospital administration and his colleagues, he grew the Physiatry Department to thirteen physicians who provided care for over 50,000 patient visits in 2012. In addition, Dr. Lutz established the Physiatry Spine & Sports Medicine Fellowship and has mentored over 50 fellows in practice throughout the USA.

In 2004, Dr. Lutz received the PASSOR (Physiatric Association for Spine Sports and Occupational Rehabilitation) Research Award, given to one physiatrist annually who has demonstrated excellence in musculoskeletal research.

Dr. Lutz is currently Associate Professor of Clinical Rehabilitation Medicine, Weill Medical College of Cornell. He is currently the Physiatrist-in-Chief Emeritus for Hospital for Special Surgery and is a member of the board of trustees. He is also consulting physician to the National Hockey League Players’ Association.

Steven E. Sampson, DO Orthohealing Center

Dr. Steven Sampson has been performing PRP since 2007, and is an internationally recognized expert in non-surgical orthopedics and regenerative medicine.

He graduated from the Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine and completed his residency as Chief Resident, at Saint Vincent Medical Center of Manhattan in New York.

Dr Sampson is Diplomate of the American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation.

Previously, he practiced at Santa Monica Orthopaedic and Sports Medicine Group, where he led clinical research and development of Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) Therapy under ultrasound guidance.

Dr. Sampson was among the first United States authors to publish research on PRP that continues to lay a foundation for further biologic based therapies.

He has created instructional DVD’s on PRP utilizing musculoskeletal ultrasound which educates thousands of physicians.

Dr. Sampson founded the Orthohealing Center in Los Angeles, CA a comprehensive state of the art facility specializing solely on non-surgical orthopedics and sports medicine. He frequently treats professional and Olympic athletes from around the globe.

Dr. Sampson created the Orthobiologic Institute (TOBI), and chairs and moderates a world class annual regenerative medicine symposium featuring the foremost experts in tendon and cartilage disease.
He has lectured all over the world on regenerative medicine including the United Nations Office of Geneva in Switzerland.

Dr. Sampson maintains a balanced evidence based practice and has published many peer reviewed articles and textbook chapters on platelet rich plasma and regenerative medicine.

Additionally he is a frequent resource for regenerative medicine in media and contributed to features in the New York Times, the LA Times, The Huffington Post, ABC 7, The Boston Herald, ESPN Radio and Grantland, NBA TV, The Doctors TV Show, and The CBS Early Show among others.

Dr. Sampson is a clinical instructor of medicine at David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, Assistant Professor, Western University of Health Sciences Medical School, Adjunct Clinical Professor at Touro University, guest faculty at Loyola Marymount University, and is on staff at St. John’s Health Center of Santa Monica, CA.

Christopher Lutz, MD Regenerative SportsCare Institute

Assistant Attending Physiatrist, Hospital for Special Surgery

Department of Physiatry

Dr. Margaret M. Kenrick Achievement Award, Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, Georgetown University School of Medicine, 1996

American Medical Association
American Academy of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
North American Spine Society

MD, Georgetown University School of Medicine, Washington DC, 1996
BA, Princeton University, Princeton, New Jersey, 1991

UMDNJ-Kessler Institute for Rehabilitation, PM&R, New Jersey, 2000
Georgetown University Medical Center, Washington DC, 1997

Hospital for Special Surgery, Spine/Sports Medicine, New York, 2001

American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, 2001

State Licensure
New York, New Jersey, Connecticut

Hunter Vincent, DO University of California: Davis

Hunter Vincent is currently a resident physician in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at University of California: Davis, after graduating from Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine in New York. He has been actively involved in research in the field of orthobiologics throughout his education and training, contributing on multiple research publications and textbook chapters, while also acting as Assistant Clinical Research Coordinator for Dr. Steven Sampson at the Orthohealing Center. Dr. Vincent has also been a contributing author to The Orthohealing Center and The Orthobiologic Institute medical blogs, discussing advancements in platelet rich plasma and orthobiologics. He has also acted as conference moderator for the 7th and 8th annual TOBI PRP and regenerative medicine symposium. He aspires to complete his residency training and contribute to scientific advancements in the area of orthobiologics.

Support Staff

Kwadwo Boachie-Adjei Chief Technology Officer

Bio coming soon.