About Us

Maury Hull PhD.

President of KinAlign Orthopaedics and Distinguished Professor Emeritus where he held positions in the Department of Biomedical Engineering, the Department of Mechanical Engineering, and the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at the University of California Davis. Dr. Hull earned all his degrees in mechanical engineering including a BS from Carnegie-Mellon University in 1969, MS and PhD from the University of California Berkeley in 1970 and 1975, respectively. Dr. Hull has 50 years of research experience in musculoskeletal biomechanics. His current research and development interests center on the biomechanics of the knee and more specifically on advancing the science and practice of kinematic alignment total knee arthroplasty.

Stephen M. Howell, MD.

Board-certified orthopedic surgeon specializing in primary knee reconstruction. He completed his medical degree at Northwestern University and his orthopedic residency at Thomas Jefferson University. He is a retired military professional who served our country during such critical times as Operation Desert Storm. He joined Adventist Health Lodi Memorial 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 surgery. Dr. Howell has trained physicians on five continents and worked together with industry experts to offer the exciting approach to total knee replacement called kinematic alignment. This approach allows for shorter lengths of stay in the hospital, quicker return to prior function and consistent and reproducible outcomes for his patients.

Alexander J. Nedopil, MD.

Board-certified orthopedic surgeon specializing in primary and complex hip and knee reconstruction. Dr. Nedopil earned his medical degree from Technische Universität München in Munich, Germany. He completed his internships at Metu-Karl Hospital in Metu, Ethiopia, and Hopital du Jura Site de Delemont in Basel, Switzerland. He completed his residencies in orthopedic surgery at Julius Maximilian Universität in Würzburg, Germany, and University of California in Davis, followed by a fellowship in adult reconstruction and joint replacement at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, Canada. He joined Adventist Health Lodi Memorial after completing his fellowship.