With more than three decades of experience as a clinician, researcher, and innovator in total knee replacement (TKR), anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction, and meniscal injury, Dr. Howell’s clinical practice focuses on the treatment of degenerative processes and sports-related injuries to the knee. He performs more than 500 TKRs and 100 ACL reconstructions per year. Creator of the kinematic alignment method causing a paradigm shift in TKR, Dr. Howell’s published experience demonstrates that patients report less pain, a quicker recovery, better pain relief, better function, better flexion, and a more natural feeling knee when treated with this method. Implant survival at three and six years are also equivalent or better than knee replacement using traditional mechanical alignment. These results have been independently confirmed by three meta-analyses, three randomized trials, and a national multicenter study showed that patients treated with kinematic alignment reported significantly better pain relief, function, flexion, and a more normal feeling knee than patients treated with mechanical alignment. Dr. Howell is an Adjunct Professor of Biomedical Engineering at the University of California, Davis. His work improving the understanding of TKR, anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction, and surgical treatment of meniscus lesions is based on a long-standing collaboration with Distinguished Professor Maury L. Hull, PhD. In addition to their many research projects, Drs. Howell and Hull have collectively educated and graduated four students with PhD Degrees and 30 students with Master’s Degrees in mechanical or biomedical engineering over the last 25 years. Dr. Howell has published more than 140 scientific articles in peer-reviewed journals.