Rose-Hulman Faculty

Christine Buckley

Christine A. Buckley

Associate Professor of Biology and Biomedical Engineering

E-mail: christine.buckley[at]rose-hulman[dot]edu


  • B.S., Duke University, 1988
  • M.S., Northwestern University, 1990
  • Ph.D., Northwestern University, 1994
Phone: 812-877-8118
Office: D-227
CM: 163

Renee Rogge

Renee D. Rogge

Associate Professor of Biology and Biomedical Engineering

E-mail: renee.rogge[at]rose-hulman[dot]edu


  • B.S., Tulane University, 1996
  • Ph.D, University of Iowa, 2000
Phone: 812-877-8505
Office: D-222
CM: 4032


JRSI Foundation: Orthopaedic Surgery

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Michael E. Berend

Orthopaedic Surgeon

Dr. Berend graduated from Hanover College and the Duke University School of Medicine. Dr. Berend was a member of the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society. He completed fellowships in joint replacement surgery at the Center for Hip and Knee Surgery, and in sports medicine at the University of Maryland.


  • B.A., Hanover College, 1988
  • M.D., Duke University, 1992



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Robert A. Malinzak

Orthopaedic Surgeon

Dr. Malinzak received his medical degree from Duke University School of Medicine in 1999 and undergraduate degree from Davidson College. He served his Orthopaedic Residency at Duke University, with a fellowship in Joint Reconstruction and Sports Medicine at the Center for Hip & Knee Surgery in Mooresville, and training at the Southern California Orthopaedic Institute in Van Nuys, California.


  • B.S., Davidson College, 1995
  • M.D., Duke University, 1999



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John R. Meding

Orthopaedic Surgeon

Dr. Meding graduated from Milligan College and the Indiana University School of Medicine. He completed his orthopedic surgery residency at the University of Cincinnati and a fellowship in adult reconstruction and sports medicine at the Center for Hip and Knee Surgery with specialty training in sports shoulder disorders and hip and knee reconstruction and replacement.


  • B.S., Milligan College, 1980
  • M.D., Indiana University, 1987



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Merrill A. Ritter

Orthopaedic Surgeon, Research Foundation Executive Director

Dr. Ritter is an internationally respected lecturer, teacher and researcher who has presented orthopedic topics and intra-operative instruction throughout the world. He has published hundreds of professional articles and done numerous presentations. Dr. Ritter studied in England with Sir John Charnley, master surgeon and pioneer of the world's first workable total hip replacement.


  • B.S., Kenyon College, 1960
  • M.D., Indiana University, 1963


JRSI Foundation: Engineering


Scott R. Small

Engineering Director

E-mail: scott.small[at]rose-hulman[dot]edu


  • B.S., Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology, 2005
  • M.S., Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology, 2007
Phone: 812-877-8633
Office: M240-A
CM: 4035