During his time at Walter Reed Dr. Kuklo was extensively involved in research and writing about various Medtronic products, including editing two books published by the company and conducting three studies that were approved by his Army superiors, according tohis list of publications and an Army report.
The results reported by Dr. Kuklo in his Infuse study “suggested a much higher efficacy of the product being researched in the article than is supported by the experience of the purported co-authors,” according to the Army’s investigation.
Colonel Coots said Tuesday that the total number of patients Dr. Kuklo reported as having been treated for extensive lower leg wounds at Walter Reed during the study period — 138 soldiers — was greater than the number for which the hospital could find records.
Wednesday, May 13, 2009
The orthopedic surgeon Dr. Timothy Kuklo, while at Walter Reed Army Medical Center, apparently falsified data in a paper on the bone growth protein Infuse. Dr. Kuklo had been a paid consultant for Medtronic, the company that manufactures Infuse. Dr. Kuklo hasn't responded to any emails or phone calls from NY Times reporters. He has been busy, apparently, with other clinical duties at Washington University (St. Louis).