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About Us

The Orthobiologics Institute (TOBI) provides an annual conference where global thought-leaders in orthobiologics convene to share cutting-edge research and advance the field.


Our Mission

The Orthobiologic Institute was founded to share best practices in biologics research and orthopedic applications. TOBI promotes a high-quality, standardized approach to biologic treatments, to advance the field, and gain recognition as viable, effective treatment.



Global field leaders share expertise and support physicians to deliver biologics at the highest standards practicing evidence-based medicine.
  • Physicians collaborate, build community with shared cases, protocols, results, and dialogue.

  • Patient Registry to track clinical protocols, patient outcomes, create a library of data, and publish research.

  • Physicians, researchers, educators, industry, and military collaborate to promote best practices and make training and data accessible and affordable.


TOBI Annual Events fulfill our mission and advance our vision with the following features:
  • Symposiums convene field leaders, clinicians and scientists to share the latest research and best practices.

  • Workshop intensives provide the basic science and techniques to implement biologic treatments in practice.

  • Cadaver Labs provide hands-on experience with biologic treatments, taught by field experts.

  • Online streaming and recorded videos make information accessible and affordable to the physicians around the globe.

  • Research Poster Exhibits share new data from researchers around the world, prior to publication.

  • Volunteer opportunities provide students opportunities to learn from and network with field leaders.

  • Patient Registry to track clinical protocols, patient outcomes, create a library of data, and publish research.

TOBI supports charities like Warrior2Warrior that advocates for prevention programs and raising awareness in the community, and The Arthritis Foundation that funds research grants on cartilage regeneration and arthritis.

TOBI Founder, Dr. Steven Sampson, briefed US Congress on Capitol Hill alongside the Arthritis Foundation, American College of Rheumatology and American Osteopathic Association, veterans’ organizations and service members, to spotlight arthritis in the military and call on Congress to dedicate $20 million to Department of Defense arthritis research program that focuses on the disease and ways to mitigate its effects. Arthritis research that helps our military and veteran populations will ultimately benefit everyone with arthritis.

TOBI supports United States military with registration grants to attend TOBI and educate military physicians and decision makers about biologic treatments, best practices, viability, and efficacy to address the physical demands and resulting injuries of our wounded warriors.

TOBI works with key opinion leaders and patients, like Captain Tom Chaby (US Navy SEAL, retired), to advance orthobiologics in the military with programs like Coalition of the Willing and Warrior2Warrior.

11th Annual Orthobiologics Symposium, Workshops & Cadaver Labs


The Orthobiologic Institute (TOBI) was established by Dr. Steven Sampson to share best practices in the cutting-edge field of Orthobiologics therapies with physicians around the world.

Steven Sampson, DO is an internationally recognized expert in non-surgical orthopedics and orthobiologics. He graduated from the Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine and completed his residency as Chief Resident, at Saint Vincent Medical Center of Manhattan in New York. Dr. Sampson is a Diplomate of the American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. Dr. Sampson founded the Orthohealing Center, a state of the art facility in Los Angeles, CA specializing in non-surgical orthopedics and sports medicine. Dr. Sampson was among the first Physicians in the world to clinically implement Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) and publish research that continues to lay a foundation for further biologic based therapies. He is a regular consultant for the Los Angeles Clippers and USA Track and Field Athletes. Dr. Sampson has created instructional DVD’s on orthobiologics procedures utilizing musculoskeletal ultrasound which educates thousands of physicians worldwide.

Dr. Sampson founded the Orthobiologic Institute (TOBI), and chairs and moderates one of the world’s premier annual orthobiologics symposiums with cadaver lab featuring the foremost experts in tendon and cartilage disease. He routinely lectures on orthobiologics including the United Nations Office of Geneva in Switzerland, Rizzoli Orthopaedic Institute in Bologna Italy, Fondazione Cini in Venice Italy, FIFA Football Medicine Strategies Conference in London England and Walter Reed National Medical Center Department of Defense in Bethesda, MD.