Penn Orthopaedics

Orthopaedic Surgery Faculty

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Louis J. Soslowsky, Ph.D.

Fairhill Professor
Director of Orthopaedic Research, University of Pennsylvania
Member, Institute for Medicine and Engineering, University of Pennsylvania
Director of Basic Science Research, Shoulder and Elbow Service, University of Pennsylvania
Vice Chair for Research, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, University of Pennsylvania (reappointed 2009)
Professor, Department of Bioengineering, University of Pennsylvania
Fellow, Institute of Aging, University of Pennsylvania
Founding Director, Penn Center for Musculoskeletal Disorders, University of Pennsylvania (Type 1 center designation in 2008)
Member, Institute for Translational Medicine and Therapeutics
Executive Committee, University of Pennsylvania, Department of Bioengineering
Search Committee, University of Pennsylvania, Institute for Regenerative Medicine
Associate Dean for Research Core Facilities, Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania
Member, University of Pennsylvania, Animal Program Advisory Committee (APAC), Vice Provost for Research
Department: Orthopaedic Surgery

Contact information
McKay Orthopaedic Research Laboratory
424 Stemmler Hall
3450 Hamilton Walk
Philadelphia, PA 19104-6081
Office: 215-898-8653
Fax: 215-573-2133
Education:
Diploma
East Brunswick High School , 1982.
B.S. (Engineering Mechanics)
Columbia University, 1986.
M.S. (Engineering Mechanics)
Columbia University, 1987.
M.Phil
Columbia University, 1989.
Ph.D. (Engineering Mech./Biomechanics, Mentor: Van C. Mow)
Columbia University, 1991.
Cert. (Academic Medicine Leadership Program)
Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania , 2008.
Post-Graduate Training
Research Assistant, Bioengineering Institute, Columbia University (Richard Skalak, Advisor), 1983-1986.
Teaching Assistant, Department of Mathematics, Columbia University (David Bayer, Professor), 1984-1985.
Frank E. Stinchfield Research Fellow, Departments of Mechanical Engineering and Orthopaedic Surgery, Columbia University (Van C. Mow, Advisor), 1986-1991.
Certifications
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Description of Research Expertise

orthopaedic research, orthopaedic biomechanics and tissue engineering, tendons and ligaments, shoulder and elbow

Selected Publications

Marinovich R, Soenjaya Y, Wallace GQ, Zuskov A, Dunkman A, Foster BL, Ao M, Bartman K, Lam V, Rizkalla A, Beier F, Somerman MJ, Holdsworth DW, Soslowsky LJ, Lagugné-Labarthet F, Goldberg HA: The role of bone sialoprotein in the tendon-bone insertion. Matrix biology Jan 2016, In press.

Mienaltowski MJ, Dunkman AA, Buckley MR, Beason DP, Adams SM, Birk DE, Soslowsky LJ: The injury response of geriatric mouse patellar tendons. J Orthop Res 2015, In press.

Reuther Katherine E, Tucker Jennica J, Thomas Stephen J, Vafa Rameen P, Liu Stephen S, Gordon Joshua A, Caro Adam C, Yannascoli Sarah M, Kuntz Andrew F, Soslowsky Louis J: Effect of scapular dyskinesis on supraspinatus repair healing in a rat model. Journal of shoulder and elbow surgery / American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons ... [et al.] Mar 2015.

Rooney SI, Loro E, Sarver JJ, Peltz CD, Hast MW, Tseng WJ, Kuntz AF, Liu XS, Khurana TS, Soslowsky LJ: Exercise protocol induces muscle, tendon, and bone adaptations in the rat shoulder. Muscles Ligaments Tendons J 4(4): 413-9, 2015.

Gordon JA, Freedman BR, Zuskov A, Iozzo RV, Birk DE, Soslowsky LJ: Achilles tendons from decorin- and biglycan-null mouse models have inferior mechanical and structural properties predicted by an image-based empirical damage model. J Biomech 48(10): 2110-5, 2015.

Tucker J, Riggin C, Connizzo B, Mauck R, Steinberg D, Kuntz A, Soslowsky L, Bernstein J: Effect of Overuse-Induced Tendinopathy on Tendon Healing in a Rat Supraspinatus Repair Model. J Orthop Res 2015 Notes: Epub ahead of print NIHMSID 717120

Connizzo BK, Freedman BR, Fried JH, Sun M, Birk DE, Soslowsky LJ: Regulatory role of collagen V in establishing mechanical properties of tendons and ligaments is tissue dependent. J Orthop Res 33(6): 882-8, 2015.

Ahmadzadeh H, Freedman BR, Connizzo BK, Soslowsky LJ, Shenoy VB: Micromechanical poroelastic finite element and shear-lag models of tendon predict large strain dependent Poisson's ratios and fluid expulsion under tensile loading. Acta Biomater 22: 83-91, 2015.

Rooney SI, Tobias JW, Bhatt PR, Kuntz AF, Soslowsky LJ: Genetic Response of Rat Supraspinatus Tendon and Muscle to Exercise. PLoS One 10(10), 2015.

Andarawis-Puri N, Flatow E L, Soslowsky L J: Tendon basic science: Development, repair, regeneration and healing. J Orthop Res 33: 780-4, 2015.

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Last updated: 02/05/2016
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