I’m an orthopaedic surgeon at Danderyd’s Hospital, PhD, CEO and founder of DeepMed AB, and researcher at the Karolinska Institute. My thesis was on patient-related factors after total hip replacement and can be found here. I still work in the field of registry studies and orthopaedics, although I’m increasingly moving towards applying machine learning techniques in an orthopaedic setting. I’m particularly fascinated by the power and possibilities of neural networks/deep learning.

Yes, the name is a rip-off the R-Forge  and it’s partly because I find R tremendously useful in my research. I learned R mostly by studying Quick-R‘s excellent introduction, and  by studying post/posting at Cross Validated and Stack Overflow. I’m currently an organizer for the Stockholm R useR group and maintainer of several R-packages.

Max Gordon

Max Gordon

7 thoughts on “About

  1. Hi Max,

    Tried installing Greg using devtools – seemed RStudio didn’t care for ‘ vol. 79, no. 6, pp. 787b23803, 2009.}’. Got any suggestions?


    * installing *source* package ‘Greg’ …
    ** R
    ** inst
    ** tests
    ** preparing package for lazy loading
    ** help
    Error in iconv(lines, encoding, “UTF-8”, sub = “byte”) :
    embedded nul in string: ‘ vol. 79, no. 6, pp. 787b23803, 2009.}’
    ERROR: installing Rd objects failed for package ‘Greg’
    * removing ‘C:/Users/TMA/Documents/R/win-library/3.1/Greg’

  2. Hi Max,

    Just wanted to post to say that I very much enjoyed reading your thesis on hip outcome measures. I am currently undertaking a patient related outcome measure project for knee scores in the UK and found much of your thesis very insightful and of help in planning project.

    Best Wishes


  3. Hi,

    Awesome site, some really interesting stuff!
    I am doing hip register research at the dep. of orthopedics in Odense Denmark.
    I’m currently using R to do my survival analysis. I was wondering if you have the time you could help me with some code that keeps frustrating me?

    Best Wishes

  4. hey Max, congrats regarding the comorbidities package… I have a hard time installing it in R. Do you mind giving me a quick walkthrough and how i can then call it from SPSS while I have my NIS dataset active?

    Thank you!

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