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Sherrill L. Adams Professor of Biochemistry type III collagen, skeletal development, ECM during differentiation and development, chondrocyte maturation sherri@biochem.dental.upenn.edu
Kimberly Agnello Assistant Professor of Small Animal Orthopedic Surgery orthopedic veterinary medicine/surgery arthroscopy/minimally invasive orthopedic surgery, meniscus, ACL reconstruction, OA kagnello@vet.upenn.edu
Jaimo Ahn Assistant Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery characterization and stimulation of fracture healing; induction and regulation of bone formation; optimization of healing after orthopaedic trauma; outcomes based orthopaedic trauma care; surgical decision making; development of the clinician-scientist Jaimo.Ahn@uphs.upenn.edu
Sunday O. Akintoye Assistant Professor of Oral Medicine oro facial bone marrow stromal stem cells, osseous defects in the maxillofacial region, dental metabolic bone diseases akintoye@dental.upenn.edu
Abass Alavi Professor of Radiology positron emission tomography, single photon emission tomography, MRI, functional brain imaging; cerebral blood flow; metabolism abass.alavi@uphs.upenn.edu
Kristy B. Arbogast Research Assistant Professor of Pediatrics pediatric biomechanics, biomechanical epidemiology, traffic injury, CChIPS arbogast@email.chop.edu
Yair Argon Professor of Pathology and Lab Medicine, Chief, Division of Cell Pathology molecular chaperones, stress proteins, insulin like growth factors, muscle differentiation, muscular injury yargon@mail.med.upenn.edu
Elisabeth Barton Assistant Professor of Anatomy and Cell Biology skeletal muscle repair; mechanical transduction in muscle; Insulin-like growth factor, muscular dystrophy, IGF-I,TMJ, rotator cuff injury, DGC erbarton@biochem.dental.upenn.edu
Joseph Baur Assisant Professor of Physiology  Aging, mitochondria, resveratrol, sirtuins, metabolism, longevity, mTor, rapamycin baur@mail.med.upenn.edu
Avinash Bhandoola Associate Professor of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine hematopoietic stem cells; progenitor migration; notch signaling; stem cell aging bhandooa@mail.med.upenn.edu
Michael Brennick Research Assistant Professor of Medicine magnetic resonance imaging, obstructive sleep apnea, pharyngeal muscles, upper airway patency genioglossus muscle, hypoglossal nerve stimulation, Zucker rats - obesity brennick@mail.med.upenn.edu
Jason A. Burdick Wilf Family Term Assistant Professor of Bioengineering scaffolding for cell and growth factor delivery, bone and cartilage regeneration, stem cell differentiation, influence of monomer structure on network properties burdick2@seas.upenn.edu
Franklin Caldera Assistant Professor of Clinical Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation  Platelett Rich Plasma,pain, MSK ultrasound, interventional pain, anatomy Franklin.caldera@uphs.upenn.edu
Michael Paul Cancro Professor of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine B lymphocyte development, selection and homeostasis; immunobiology of aging cancro@mail.med.upenn.edu
James L. Carey Director, Penn Center for Cartilage Repair and Osteochondritis Dissecans Treatment osteochondritis dissecans, cartilage repair, sports medicine James.Carey@uphs.upenn.edu
Russ P. Carstens Associate Professor of Medicine and Genetics alternative splicing, epithelial splicing regulatory proteins, cleft lip and cleft palate (CL/CLP), post-transcriptional gene regulation. russcars@upenn.edu
Christopher S. Chen Skirkanich Associate Professor of Innovation in Bioengineering angiogenesis, stem cells, vascular biology, mechanotransduction, extracellular matrix, integrins, cadherins, cell adhesion, cytoskeleton, Rho chrischen@seas.upenn.edu
Youhai Harry Chen Associate Professor of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine gene therapy, genomics, autoimmune diseases, TLR, innate immunity, immunologic tolerance, apoptosis, and therapeutics yhc@mail.med.upenn.edu
Yongwon Choi Professor of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine dendritic cell regulation of t-cells, osteoclast activation ychoi3@mail.med.upenn.edu
Margaret M. Chou Associate Professor of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine G proteins, transformation, vesicular trafficking, ubiquitination mmc@mail.med.upenn.edu
Charles C. Clark Associate Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery articular cartilage and bone healing, effects of electrical stimulation on the regulation of gene expression, production of matrix molecules and metalloproteinases ccclark@mail.med.upenn.edu
D. Kacy Cullen Assistant Professor of Neurosurgery tissue engineering, neurotrauma, neuroengineering, traumatic brain injury,
peripheral nerve injury
dkacy@mail.med.upenn.edu
Marcella Devoto Associate Professor of Pediatrics complex traits genetics, genetic epidemiology, quantitative traits mapping, bone mineral density devoto@email.chop.edu
Dennis Discher Professor of Biophysical Engineering skeletal muscle and contractility,mesenchymal stem cells, nano-mechanics of tissues, cells, and nuclei, proteomic methods discher@seas.upenn.edu
Derek J. Donegan Assistant Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery biomechanics, fracture fixation constructs, functional outcomes derek.donegan@uphs.upenn.edu
John Paul Dormans Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery pediatric orthopaedics, tumors, cervical spine disorders, injuries to children's musculoskeletal systems dormans@email.chop.edu
Paul Ducheyne Professor of Bioengineering biomaterials and tissue engineering; in vitro synthesis of musculoskeletal tissues; controlled release of growth factors and effect of material selection; bioactive ceramics, porous metals, materials engineering, orthopaedic and dental applications, implant retrieval and analysis ducheyne@seas.upenn.edu
Motomi Enomoto-Iwamoto Associate Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery cartilage, tendon,Wnt/beta-catenin signaling, osteoarthritis, skeletal development iwamotom1@email.chop.edu
John L. Esterhai Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery musculoskeletal infections including osteomyelitis, fracture nonunion, multiple trauma esterhai@mail.med.upenn.edu
John Farrar Associate Professor of Epidemiology measurement of pain, associated symptoms, and quality of life; novel methodology in clinical trial design, conduct, data analysis, and data interpretation; studies of the treatment of chronic nociceptive (e.g., osteoarthritis), neuropathic (e.g., diabetic
neuropathy) and cancer related pain; functional neuroimaging studies of the neurological manifestations of pain related disease; medical education and research training
jfarrar@mail.med.upenn.edu
Shannon Fisher Assistant Professor of Cell and Developmental Biology zebrafish, skeletal development, osteoblast differentiation, transcriptional regulation sfisher4@upenn.edu
Theodore J. Ganley Assistant Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery ACL surgery in young athletes, osteochondritis dissecans, cartilage preservation surgery, meniscus surgery, shoulder surgery, pediatric fractures ganley@email.chop.edu
Carolyn W. Gibson Professor of Anatomy & Cell Biology regulation of enamel formation, amelogenesis imperfecta, tooth development, effects of fluoride gibson@biochem.dental.upenn.edu
David L. Glaser Assistant Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery shoulder surgery, rotator cuff tendon healing, gene therapy technologies of tendon healing and bone formation david.glaser@uphs.upenn.edu
Jerry D. Glickson Professor & Director of Molecular Imaging molecular imaging, magnetic resonance, cancer detection glickson@mail.med.upenn.edu
Yale E. Goldman Professor of Physiology actin, molecular motor, motility, myosin, structural dynamics, fluorescence, muscle, ribosome, protein synthesis, G-Protein, ATPase, laser photolysis, caged ATP, optical trap goldmany@mail.med.upenn.edu
Michael Granato Professor of Cell and Developmental Biology axonal guidance, motoneuron, neuromuscular junction, nerve muscle interactions, zebrafish behavior granatom@mail.med.upenn.edu
Struan Grant Assistant Professor of Pediatrics genetics, bone, pediatrics, prevention of obesity and osteoporosis grants@chop.edu; grants@mail.med.upenn.edu
Dana Graves Professor of Periodontics inflammation and diabetes as they relate to periodontal disease and the loss and repair of connective tissue and bone dtgraves@dental.upenn.edu
Elizabeth Grice 

Assistant Professor of Dermatology

skin microbiome, wound healing, chronic wounds, open fractures, host-microbe interactions, innate immunity egrice@upenn.edu
Kurt D. Hankenson Assistant Professor of Cell Biology mesenchymal stem cell, osteoblast, adipocyte, extracellular matrix, Thrombospondin, Wnt, Notch, BMP kdhank@vet.upenn.edu
Mark Haskins Professor of Pathology and Medical Genetics animal models, dogs, cats, lysosomal storage disease, mucopolysaccharidosis, glycosaminoglycan mhaskins@vet.upenn.edu
Nader M. Hebela Assistant Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery spine surgery, biology of bone formation in spine and extremities, disc degeneration nader.hebela@uphs.upenn.edu
Edwin M. Horwitz Associate Professor of Pediatrics stem cells, marrow osteoprogenitors, cell therapy, stem cell transplantation, genetic disorders horwitze@email.chop.edu
G. Russell Huffman Assistant Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery shoulder and elbow surgery, sports medicine, cartilage and meniscus restoration russell.huffman@uphs.upenn.edu
Eric L. Hume Assistant Professor of Clinical Orthopaedic Surgery hip arthroplasty, knee arthroplasty, ceramic hip bearings, knee navigation, osteoarthritis, bone mechanics Eric.Hume@uphs.upenn.edu
Said Ibrahim Professor of Medicine and Vice Chair of Medicine health disparities, racial disparity, joint replacement, osteoarthritis, knee/hip OA, utilization ibrahims@mail.med.upenn.edu
Kaori Ihida-Stansbury Research Assistant Professor vascular development, extracellular matrix, stem/progenitor cell differentiation, regenerative medicine, decellularized scaffolds, ultrafine structure ikaori@mail.med.upenn.edu
Masahiro Iwamoto Associate Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery articular cartilage, osteoarthritis, muscle repair, heterotopic ossification IwamotoM@email.chop.edu
Olena Jacenko Associate Professor of Animal Biology molecular mechanisms of skeletal development, hematopoietic disorders jacenko@vet.upenn.edu
Ian N. Jacobs Associate Professor of Otorhinolaryngology tissue-engineered cartilage, grafts in laryngotracheal reconstruction jacobsi@email.chop.edu
Frederick S. Kaplan Isaac and Rose Nassau Professor of Orthopaedic Molecular Medicine fibrodysplasia ossificans prognosis (FOP), heterotopic ossification, metabolic bone disease, osteomalacia, osteoporosis, Paget's disease fkaplan@mail.med.upenn.edu
Brett Kaufman
Assistant Professor of Biochemistry mitochondria, mtDNA, TFAM, respiratory control, mitochondrial gene expression bkauf@vet.upenn.edu
John Kelly Associate Professor Orthopedic Surgery shoulder research regarding diabetes, instability, throwing injuried and fatty atrophy of the rotator cuff John.Kelly@uphs.upenn.edu
Viviane Khoury Assistant Professor of Radiology musculoskeletal, imaging, ultrasound, tendons viviane.khoury@uphs.upenn.edu
Tejvir S. Khurana Assistant Professor of Physiology Duchenne's muscular dystrophy (DMD), utrophin promoter in muscle, extraocular muscle, synapses; neuromuscular junctions; imaging; growth; strength; myostatin; utrophin; hypoxia tsk@mail.med.upenn.edu
Bruce Kneeland Professor of Radiology, Chairman, Department of Radiology Radiology, magnetic resonance imaging, articular cartilage bruce.kneeland@uphs.upenn.edu
Eiki Koyama Associate Professor of Orthopedic Research appendicular, axial and craniofacial development, Hereditary Multiple Exostosis (HME), synovial joint development KoyamaE@email.chop.edu
Andrew Kuntz Clinical-Scientist  of Orthopaedic Surgery shoulder and elbow surgery, rotator cuff injury and repain, should joint biomechanics  andrew.kuntz@uphs.upenn.edu
Mitchell A. Lazar Sylvan H. Eisman Professor of Medicine and Chief diabetes, endocrinology, epigenomics, nuclear receptors, circadian rhythms lazar@mail.med.upenn.edu
Mary B. Leonard Associate Professor of Pediatrics and Epidemiology Crohn's disease, juvenile idiopathic arthritis, effects of renal osteodystrophy on bone structure and muscle function, osteopenia leonard@email.chop.edu
L. Scott Levin Chair, Orthopaedic Surgery hand surgery, microsurgical extremity reconstruction, composite tissue allotransplantation scott.levin@uphs.upenn.edu
Michael A. Levine Professor of Pediatrics parathyroid; PTH; developmental biology; osteoporosis; osteoclast; osteoimmunology; G proteins levinem@email.chop.edu
X. Sherry Liu  Assistant Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery Imaging and Image; Analysis of Biological Tissues; Bone Mechanics; Metabolic Bone Diseases xiaoweil@mail.med.upenn.edu
Kathleen M. Loomes Assistant Professor of Pediatrics genetics of liver and bile duct development, Jag1 loomes@email.chop.edu
Neil R. Malhotra Assistant Professor of Neurological Surgery spine surgery, disc degeneration, scaffolding for cell and growth factor delivery, injectable implants for degeneration, metastatic spine bone disease, biomechanics, intervertebral disc, aging, injury neil.malhotra@uphs.upenn.edu
Robert L. Mauck Associate Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery & Bioengineering cartilage, meniscus, tissue engineering, biomaterials, mechanobiology, cartilage development, mesenchymal stem cells lemauck@mail.med.upenn.edu
Samir Mehta Assistant Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery orthopaedic trauma, periarticular fractures, fracture healing, bone, pelvic fractures, acetabular fractures, nonunions, malunions samir.mehta@uphs.upenn.edu
Peter A. Merkel Professor of Medicine and Epidemiology rheumatology, complex systemic rheumatic and inflammatory diseases, scleroderma, vasculitis, arthritis pmerkel@upenn.edu
Patricia Miguez Assistant Professor of Periodontics bone, dentin, collagen, proteoglycan, biglycan, cross-linkers, natural compounds miguezp@dental.upenn.edu
Foteini Mourkioti Assistant Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery muscle disorders, stem cells, muscle regeneration, telomeres, cardiomyopathy,
mitochondria, oxidative stress, muscle atrophy, muscle wasting
fmour@mail.med.upenn.edu
Mary Mullins Professor of Cell and Developmental Biology bone morphogenetic protein signaling, zebrafish, fibrodysplasia ossificans progressiva, BMP antagonists, BMP regulation mullins@mail.med.upenn.edu
Hyun-Duck Nah-Cederquist Research Associate Professor bone engineering, tissue engineering, craniofacial biology, neovascularization, microsphere encapsulation nah@email.chop.edu
Michael Ostap Professor of Physiology myosin, actin, contractility, motility, biochemistry, biophysics, single-molecule ostap@mail.med.upenn.edu
Maurizio Pacifici Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery skeletal development and growth; synovial joint formation and morphogenesis; acquired and congenital skeletal pathologies including heterotopic ossification (HO), Hereditary Multiple Exostoses (HME) and Developmental Dysplasia of the Hip (DDH) pacificim@email.chop.edu
Michael Pack Associate Professor of Medicine and Cell and Developmental Biology zebrafish, developmental biology, intestine, liver, pancreas, genetics mpack@mail.med.upenn.edu
Robert Pignolo Assistant Professor of Medicine geriatrics, cellular senescence, osteoporosis and metabolic bone disease, osteobiology of aging, stem cells, differentiation, and aging pignolo@mail.med.upenn.edu
Christopher Plastaras Assistant Professor of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation non-operative spine, exercise, interventional care Christopher.Plastaras@uphs.upenn.edu
Kathleen Propert Professor of Biostatistics biostatistics, optimal design, clinical trials, translational, urology, pain propert@mail.med.upenn.edu
Sally Pullman-Mooar Associate Professor of Clinical Medicine traumatic OA, early diagnosis of OA with biomarkers for cartilage damage, degenerative disc disease, Vitamin D and Vitamin D receptors as relates to various (non-osteoporotic) problems with aging and the immune system as well as radiology/imaging Sally.Pullman-Mooar@va.gov
Reed E. Pyeritz Professor of Medicine & Genetics mendelian disorders of the cardiovascular system, genetic risk factors for atherosclerosis and their management, Marfan syndrome (MFS), osteogenesis imperfecta reed.pyeritz@uphs.upenn.edu
Ling Qin Assistant Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery bone metabolism, cancer bone metastasis, stem cell, signal transduction, transcriptional regulation, growth factors qinling@mail.med.upenn.edu
Arjun Raj Assistant Professor of Bioengineering RNA systems biology, non-coding RNA, development, cancer arjunraj@seas.upenn.edu
Ravinder Reddy Professor of Radiology multinuclear MRI and spectroscopic techniques, arthritis, stroke, cartilage and proteoglycan detection ravi@mail.mmrrcc.upenn.edu
Alexander M.Reiter Associate Professor of Dentistry and Oral Surgery dentistry, surgery, oral, maxillofacial, masticatory, teeth, jaws, tempormandibular joint reiter@vet.upenn.edu
Dean W. Richardson Charles W. Raker Professor of Surgery, Chief of Large Animal Surgery fracture repair, osteoarthritis cartilage repair, gene therapy (arthritis and laminitis) dwr@vet.upenn.edu
Carla R. Scanzello Assistant Professor of Rheumatology

osteoarthritis, post-traumatic arthritis, meniscal degeneration, synovium, inflammation, toll-like receptors

cscanz@mail.med.upenn.edu
Steven S. Scherer William N. Kelley Professor of Neurology neurology, pathogenesis of peripheral neuropathies, axon regeneration in peripheral nerves, molecular organization of myelinated axons, Schwann cell culture steven.scherer@uphs.upenn.edu
Chandra Sehgal Research Professor of Radiology ultrasound imaging, therapeutic ultrasound, musculoskeletal ultrasound, Doppler flow, microbubble contrast imaging Chandra.Sehgal@uphs.upenn.edu
Brian J. Sennett Associate Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery sports medicine surgery, meniscus, fetal, transplantation, repair, and scaffold brian.sennett@uphs.upenn.edu
Neil Sheth Assistant Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery hip revision, knee revision, total joint arthroplasty, acetabular bone loss, femoral bone loss, osteolysis, peri-prosthetic infection, and orthopaedic global health Neil.Sheth@uphs.upenn.edu
Eileen M. Shore Research Associate Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery and Genetics bone formation, cell differentiation, molecular, cell, developmental biology, inherited diseases, bone, cartilage, BMP, GNAS, FOP, POH shore@mail.med.upenn.edu
Gail K. Smith Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery orthopaedic veterinary medicine, canine hip dysplasia (CHD), osteoarthritis (OA) of the hip, PennHIP radiographic procedure smithgk@vet.upenn.edu
Lachlan Smith Research Assistant Professor of Neurosurgery

spine; intervertebral disc; bone; genetic diseases; regenerative medicine; translational animal models; tissue engineering; drug delivery.

lachlans@mail.med.upenn.edu
Neal John Sondheimer Clinical Associate Professor of Pediatrics translational research into mitochondrial disorders, mitochondrial genome sondheimer@email.chop.edu
Hee Kwon Song Assistant Professor of Radiological Science novel DCE-MRI methodologies based on radial data acquisition; novel motion compensation strategies; in vivo iron quantification techniques hsong@uphs.upenn.edu
Louis J. Soslowsky Fairhill Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery & Bioengineering orthopaedic biomechanics, tendon and ligament injury, repair and regeneration, shoulder and joint biomechanics soslowsk@mail.med.upenn.edu
Hansell Stedman Associate Professor of Surgery muscular dystrophy, pathophysiology of muscle disease, myosin, molecular therapy, surgery hstedman@mail.med.upenn.edu
Marvin Steinberg Emeritus Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery

hip, arthritis, osteonecrosis, classification and staging of osteonecrosis

Marvin.Steinberg@uphs.upenn.edu
Kathleen E. Sullivan Professor of Pediatrics; Chief, Division of Allergy Immunology lupus, inflammation, epigenetics sullivak@mail.med.upenn.edu
H. Lee Sweeney William Maul Measey Professor and Chairman of Physiology molecular motors; muscle injury and disease; gene transfer into striated muscle; myofibrillogenesis lsweeney@mail.med.upenn.edu
Wei Tong Assistant Professor of Hematology, Dept. of Pediatrics hematopoiesis, leukemia, stem cells, cytokine receptor, signaling tongw@email.chop.edu
Vivianna Van Deerlin Associate Professor of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine DNA, RNA, microarray, genotyping, SNP, expression analysis, genomics, Sequenom MassArray, Fluidigm, Neurodegenerative disease, genetics, Fluidigm, Panomics, Affymetrix, Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease, ALS, Frontotemporal degeneration vivianna@mail.med.upenn.edu
Susan W. Volk Assistant Professor of Small Animal Surgery extracellular matrix, collagen, wound healing, stem cells, and regenerative medicine swvolk@vet.upenn.edu
Ricardo Walter Assistant Professor of Preventative & Restorative Sciences dentin, bonding, adhesive, biomineralization walterr@dental.upenn.edu

Kristy Weber

Professor/Vice-Chair of Orthopaedic Surgery

sarcoma, bone, growth factor inhibitors, hypoxia, metastasis

kristy.weber@uphs.upenn.edu

Felix W. Wehrli Professor of Radiologic Science development of image-based methods toward the understanding of tissue architecture, physiology and function and their applications to clinical medicine wehrli@mail.med.upenn.edu
Lawrence Wells Assistant Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery articular cartilage injury and repair mechanisms, avascular necrosis, stress fractures in adolescents, post-operative pain management in ambulatory surgery patients wellsl@email.chop.edu
Beth A. Winkelstein Associate Professor of Bioengineering biomechanics of neck injuries; mechanical and cellular mechanisms of pain onset and persistence; CNS neuroimmune responses of pain; cervical spine biomechanics; injury mechanics winkelst@seas.upenn.edu
Y. Joseph Woo Assistant Professor of Surgery angiogenesis, myocardial regeneration, myocardial tissue engineering y.joseph.woo@uphs.upenn.edu
Alexander C. Wright Research Assistant Professor of Radiology development of techniques toward cellular MR microscopy of tissues; design of cryogenically cooled RF coils for increased SNR alexander.wright@uphs.upenn.edu
Arjun Yodh Professor of Science experimental condensed matter physics and biomedical optics; fluids and networks, carbon nanotubes, laser spectroscopy, optical microsopy & micromanipulation, functional imaging yodh@dept.physics.upenn.edu

Babette S. Zemel

Research Associate Professor of Pediatrics

childhood growth and nutrition, body composition, energy expenditure and bone density across the lifespan, patterns of bone mineralization zemel@email.chop.edu
Miltiadis Zgonis Assistant Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery

shoulder (AC joint, biceps tendon, instability, glenoid labrum, rotator cuff), knee (cartilage, osteochondritis dissecans, meniscus, multiligamentous injury, ACL, PCL, lateral/posterolateral knee ligaments), imaging (diagnostic ultrasound, computed tomography, magnetic resonance), biology of cartilage, ligament, and tendon, biomechanics articular cartilage, ligament, and tendon, cell/molecular biology, stem cell therapy, tissue engineering

Miltiadis.Zgonis@uphs.upenn.edu

Hongtao Zhang

Research Assistant Professor of Pathology and Lab Medicine

DNA repair, SUN proteins, neuromuscular disease zhanghon@mail.med.upenn.edu
Yejia Zhang Assistant Professor of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation mechanism of intervertebral disc degeneration and discogenic back pain Yejia.Zhang@uphs.upenn.edu
Rong Zhou

Research Associate Professor of Radiology

molecular imaging, magnetic resonance imaging and spectroscopy, metabolic pathways in cancer and muscle, contractile function of the muscle, blood flow, stem cell and therapy

rongzhou@mail.med.upenn.edu