Meet Our Cartilage Regeneration Team
Adaire O'Brien, MPH
Adaire is the Clinical Research Coordinator at the Cartilage Regeneration Center. She has a Master of Public Health degree in Epidemiology from Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center. She also holds a B.S. in Biology and a concentration in Business from The University of Dallas. Adaire has experience in academic epidemiologic research at Pennington Biomedical Research Center and also worked in research commercialization at the New Orleans BioInnovation Center. She has been working with Dr. Broyles since 2010, developing and executing cartilage regeneration research studies for the knee. Adaire is happy to answer any questions about the stem cell procedures offered at the Cartilage Regeneration Center.
Kaitlin Hanken, MPH
Clinical Research Associate
Kaitlin is the Clinical Research Associate at the Bone and Joint Clinic and Cartilage Regeneration Center. She has a Master of Public Health degree in Behavioral and Community Health Sciences from Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center. Kaitlin has experience in academic research at Pennington Biomedical Research Center and also worked at the Louisiana Cancer Research Center. She works closely with patients throughout the screening and enrollment process and continues to interact with them after treatment to monitor their progress and facilitate follow up procedures. Kaitlin is always happy to assist patients with their questions and concerns.
Alisa Hamner, PA-C
Alisa graduated from Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center in Shreveport, Louisiana with a Bachelor of Science in Physician Assistant Studies in 2010. Prior to attending the PA program, she attended the University of Louisiana at Lafayette from 2005-2008 concentrating in Biology and Chemistry.
Alisa is certified by the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants and is licensed by the Louisiana State Board of Medical Examiners. She is currently a member of the American Academy of Physician Assistants, the Louisiana Academy of Physician Assistants, and Physician Assistants in Orthopedic Surgery.
She has been with the Bone and Joint Clinic since graduating from PA school in 2010 and has worked exclusively with Dr. Joseph E. Broyles with a focus in general orthopedics, joint replacement surgery, and orthobiologics.