Louis J. Soslowsky, Ph.D.

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Fairhill Professor
Director of Orthopaedic Research, 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)
Executive Committee, University of Pennsylvania, Department of Bioengineering
Executive Committee, Department of Bioengineering, University of Pennsylvania
Associate Dean for Research Integration, University of Pennsylvania, Perelman School of Medicine
Department: Orthopaedic Surgery
Graduate Group Affiliations

Contact information
McKay Orthopaedic Research Laboratory
307A Stemmler Hall
3450 Hamilton Walk
Philadelphia, PA 19104-6081
Office: 215-898-8653
Fax: 215-573-2133
East Brunswick High School , 1982.
B.S. (Engineering Mechanics)
Columbia University, 1986.
M.S. (Engineering Mechanics)
Columbia University, 1987.
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.
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Description of Research Expertise

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

Selected Publications

Newton JB, Fryhofer GW, Rodriguez AB, Kuntz AF, Soslowsky LJ: Mechanical properties of the different rotator cuff tendons in the rat are similarly and adversely affected by age. J Biomech (117), 110249, 2021.

Nuss CA, Huegel J, Finkielsztein S, Soslowsky LJ: Liquid Poly-N-acetyl Glucosamine (sNAG) Improves Achilles Tendon Healing in a Rat Model. Ann Biomed Eng 2(49): 515-22, 2021.

Zuskov A, Freedman BR, Gordon JA, Sarver JJ, Buckley MR, Soslowsky LJ: Tendon Biomechanics and Crimp Properties Following Fatigue Loading Are Influenced by Tendon Type and Age in Mice. J Orthop Res 38(1): 36-42, 2020.

Huegel J, Nuss CA, Chan PYW, Cheema AN, Kuntz AF, Soslowsky LJ: Chronic Nicotine Exposure Minimally Affects Rat Supraspinatus Tendon Properties and Bone Microstructure. Ann Biomed Eng 2020.

Huegel J, Boorman-Padgett JF, Nuss CA, Raja HA, Chan PY, Kuntz AF, Waldorff EI, Zhang N, Ryaby JT, Soslowsky LJ.: Effects of Pulsed Electromagnetic Field Therapy on Rat Achilles Tendon Healing. J Orthop Res 38(1): 70-81, 2020.

Riggin CN, Schultz SM, Sehgal CM, Soslowsky LJ. : Ultrasound Evaluation of Anti-Vascular Endothelial Growth Factor-Induced Changes in Vascular Response Following Tendon Injury. Ultrasound Med Biol 45(7): 1841-49, 2019.

Huegel J, Boorman-Padgett JF, Nuss CA, Minnig MCC, Chan PY, Kuntz AF, Waldorff EI, Zhang N, Ryaby JT, Soslowsky LJ: Quantitative comparison of three rat models of Achilles tendon injury: A multidisciplinary approach. J Biomech 9(88), 2019.

Riggin CN, Chen M, Gordon JA, Schultz SM, Soslowsky LJ, Khoury V: Ultrasound-Guided Dry Needling of the Healthy Rat Supraspinatus Tendon Elicits Early Healing Without Causing Permanent Damage. J Orthop Res 37(9): 2035-42, 2019.

Freedman BR, Rodriguez AB, Hillin CD, Weiss SN, Han B, Han L, Soslowsky LJ: Tendon healing affects the multiscale mechanical, structural and compositional response of tendon to quasi-static tensile loading. J R Soc Interface 15(139), 2018.

Freedman BR, Rodriguez AB, Leiphart RJ, Newton JB, Ban E, Sarver JJ, Mauck RL, Shenoy VB, Soslowsky LJ: Dynamic Loading and Tendon Healing Affect Multiscale Tendon Properties and ECM Stress Transmission. Sci Rep 8(1): 10854, 2018.

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Last updated: 04/16/2021
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