Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

McKay Orthopaedic Research Laboratory

Soslowsky Laboratory

Adam Pardes

Adam Pardes

Graduate Student in Bioengineering
University of Pennsylvania

Hometown: Jenkintown, Pennsylvania

Education: B.S. Biomedical Engineering, 2013, Tufts University

Areas of Interest: The healing mechanisms and treatment of sports-related injuries including rotator cuff tears and Achilles tendon ruptures.


  1. Pardes AM, Freedman BR, Fryhofer G, Salka NS, Bhatt PR, Soslowsky LJ. Males have Inferior Achilles Tendon Material Properties Compared to Females in a Rodent Model. Annals of Biomedical Engineering, April 2016.

  2. Pardes AM, Freedman BR, Soslowsky LJ. Ground reaction forces are more sensitive gait measures than temporal parameters in rodents following rotator cuff injury. J Biomechanics, December 2015.

Conference Abstracts:

  1. Pardes AM, Freedman BR, Fryhofer GW, Salka NS, Bhatt PB, Soslowsky LJ. Sex Differences Are Present in Uninjured Achilles Tendon and Muscle. Orthopaedic Research Society Annual Meeting 2016 (podium).
  2. Pardes AM, Freedman BR, Soslowsky LJ. Ground Reaction Forces Are More Sensitive Gait Measures Than Temporal Parameters in Rodents Following Rotator Cuff Injury. Orthopaedic Research Society Annual Meeting 2016 (poster).
  3. Huegel J, Kim DH, Cirone JM, Pardes AM, Morris TR, Nuss CA, Mauck RL, Soslowsky LJ, Kuntz AF. Effects of Autologous Tenocyte-Seeded Nanofibrous Scaffolds in Rotator Cuff Repair are Age-Dependent. Orthopaedic Research Society Annual Meeting 2016 (podium).
  4. Freedman BR, Gordon JA, Thomas ST, Bhatt PB, Riggin CN, Sarver JJ, Tucker JJ, Zanes B, Pardes AM, Lee DY, Hast MW, Soslowsky LJ. Multidisciplinary evaluation of treatments for Achilles tendon ruptures during early healing in an animal model. Orthopaedic Research Society Annual Meeting, Las Vegas, NV, 2015 (poster).
  5. Riggin CN, Khoury V, Gordon JA, Schultz SM, Pardes AM, Sehgal CM, Soslowsky LJ. Ultrasound-Guided Dry Needling on Healthy Rat Supraspinatus Tendon. International Symposium on Ligaments and Tendons, Las Vegas, NV, 2015 (podium).


  1. InSITE Leadership Development Program Fellow (2015)
  2. National Institute of Health Diversity Supplement Grant Recipient (2015)
  3. National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship Honorable Mention (2014)
  4. Tau Beta Pi Engineering Honors Society Member (2011)
  5. Tufts Summer Scholars Fellowship Recipient (2011)

Adam joined the McKay Orthopaedic Research Laboratory in the fall of 2013 and is currently working toward completion of his graduate studies in the Department of Bioengineering. In his spare time, he enjoys spending time with family, watching sports, cooking, and exploring the world of craft beer.