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Research Faculty—Orthopedic Surgery

Program Director/Department Chair: Stephen Albanese, MD

  • Timothy Damron, MD
    Professor
    Research Interests:

    Radioprotectant strategies: pediatric growth plate. Treatment of Fractures in Pathology Bone, Reconstructive Alternatives: Limb-Sparing Sarcoma Surgery, Genetics of Pagetoid Osteosarcoma

  • Kenneth Mann, PhD
    Professor
    Research Interests:

    Micro-mechanics of implant interfaces; damage evolution of joint replacements and biomaterials; in vivo models of tumor osteolysis and prediction of fracture risk; general orthopedic biomechanics.

  • Megan Oest, PhD
    Assistant Professor
    Research Interests:

    Radiation damage to bone and progenitor cells; mechanical regulation of bone cell behavior; osteoclast lineage cells; orthopedic tissue engineering.

  • Nathaniel Ordway, MS, PE
    Assistant Professor
    Research Interests:

    Clinical and experimental spine biomechanics; Motion analysis and functional assessment

  • Walter Short, MD
    Professor
    Research Interests:

    Biomechanical studies of the wrist joint and distal radioulnar joint, analyzing the function of various ligaments in the wrist in order to develop new surgical procedures aimed at eliminating instability problems in the wrist.

  • Joseph Spadaro, PhD
    Emeritus
    Research Interests:

    Electromagnetic and mechanical regulation of bone physiology;
    Bone density and osteoporosis;
    Skeletal irradiation effects;
    Biomaterials.

  • Frederick Werner, MME, PE
    Professor
    Research Interests:

    Experimental biomechanics of the upper and lower extremities as related to the function of normal, diseased and surgically repaired soft tissues and joints.