At ORIF, we believe it’s important for you to know who we are and how we approach our research. The success of what we do is based on the collective work from our outstanding research team. Here you’ll learn about the people, culture and capabilities that make our organization unique.
Mission: To set the standards for orthopedic research collaboration, evidence-based education and open data exchange.
Vision: We will promote orthopedic research, enhance data management and inspire life-long learning.
Dr. Mike Greiwe, MD
Dr. R. Michael Greiwe attended the University of Notre Dame, where he won the prestigious Knute Rockne Award for excellence in academics and athletics. He completed his orthopaedic surgery training at the University of Cincinnati Department of Orthopaedic Surgery and Sports Medicine. In 2010, Dr. Greiwe completed a fellowship in shoulder, elbow and sports medicine at Columbia University where he trained with the head team physician for the New York Yankees, Dr. Christopher Ahmad. Dr. Greiwe is Board Certified in Orthopaedic Surgery.
Dr. Greiwe is Director of Orthopaedic Research at OrthoCincy and consultant to an NIH grant on tendon research and development. He has authored more than 25 articles and book chapters related to shoulder, elbow and sports medicine. He lectures nationally, and has won numerous awards for outstanding research in orthopaedic surgery. He has ongoing research in the areas of Tommy John surgery, reverse total shoulder arthroplasty, total shoulder arthroplasty, hemiarthroplasty and fractures of the shoulder, and recently developed the “Rotator Cuff Sparing Approach for Total Shoulder Replacement.”; He is the team physician for Covington Catholic High School.
Dr. Greiwe specializes in shoulder replacement, instability and labral tears; rotator cuff pathology; ACL injuries; Tommy John surgery; and advanced arthroscopic surgical techniques for sports-related injuries of the knee, shoulder and elbow. He also speaks Spanish fluently.
Dr. Greiwe was named a “Top Doctor” by Cincinnati Magazine in 2014, 2015, 2016, and again in 2017. He was also selected as a Finalist for the Cincinnati Business Courier’s “2014 Health Care Heroes” Innovator Award for his work in research and advanced surgical techniques. He won the Legacy Leadership Award for Health Care in 2014. Dr. Greiwe also serves as the Editor of the shoulder and elbow textbook, Shoulder & Elbow Trauma and its Complications, published by Elsevier in 2015.
In his limited spare time, Dr. Greiwe enjoys spending time with his family, running, biking, swimming or reading a good Gary Larson comic.
Director of Research
Ricky Harm is a Co-Director of Research and Leadership at ORIF. Ricky joined the St. Elizabeth Healthcare team in 2016 as a Clinical Research Coordinator for the Clinical Research Institute, division of OrthoCincy.
Ricky was a student-athlete at Northern Kentucky University and received his Bachelor of Science in Exercise Science in 2014 and Master of Science in Health Promotion and Education at the University of Cincinnati in 2015.
Ricky is thrilled to be part of the ORIF team learning about orthopaedic research. Outside of work, Ricky enjoys running, traveling, and watching comedy movies.
Director of Operations
Misti Hill is a Co-Director of Research and Leadership at ORIF. Misti joined the St. Elizabeth Healthcare team in 2017 as a Clinical Research Nurse for the Clinical Research Institute, division of OrthoCincy.
Misti received her Bachelor of Science of Nursing degree from Robert Morris University. She has 14 years of experience working in the healthcare field, most prominently as a neonatal nurse in the Newborn Intensive Care Unit.
Misti is passionate about research, nutrition and improving the health of communities. For fun, she likes to refinish antique furniture, hike, paint and read.
Maxwell Boyle is a Research Assistant at ORIF. Max joined Dr. Greiwe’s team at OrthoCincy in 2016. Currently, he is studying Biochemistry at Northern Kentucky University and will begin his journey in Medical School in Fall of 2018 to pursue his career in surgery.
During his free time, you can find Max golfing, playing recreational sports, or spending time with family.
Max looks forward to the challenges of his medical career ahead, and he hopes to use his interests and experiences in research to help him conduct his own studies from his future work.
Alex Schalk is a volunteer Research Assistant at ORIF. Alex is a Medical Assistant at OrthoCincy and joined the research team in September 2016.
Alex received her Bachelor of Science in Human Health Sciences from the University of Kentucky in 2016 and plans to continue her education at Mount St. Joseph University starting in May 2018, where she plans to obtain her Masters of Nursing.
In her free time, Alex likes to travel, spend time outside running, and cheer on the Kentucky Wildcats.
Lesley Allen is a board-certified nurse practitioner who works with Dr. R. Michael Greiwe. Lesley received her nursing degree from Northern Kentucky University in 2000.
She worked as a critical care and emergency department nurse before becoming a nurse practitioner. In 2008, she earned a Master’s Degree from the University of Cincinnati as a family nurse practitioner. In 2014, Lesley joined the team at
Outside of work, Mrs. Allen enjoys spending time with her husband and their three children.
Programs ORIF offers
Free Data Exchange
The Data Exchange focuses on a quality driven, community-led healthcare future to empower medical professionals to have the potential to identify the most critical issues in orthopaedics today, explore innovative therapy and discover new treatment options, all with the goal of uniting to improve the lives of others.
Research has the potential to significantly improve the lives of our patients, and we know there is power in numbers. At ORIF, we want to leverage the knowledge, experiences and resources of the orthopaedic research community by facilitating collaborative relationships.
PeerHealth focuses on the patient by bringing education, community and collaboration to your fingertips. Join PeerHealth to receive the most up-to-date, individualized and validated information and to connect with your clinically matched peers. We invite you to join the community, share your challenges and triumphs, and experience all that PeerHealth has to offer.
Evidenced- Based Education
ORIF’s CLIF’s Notes is a compilation of current literature summaries on all things research, treatment principles, surgical techniques and more!