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Louis J. Soslowsky, Ph.D.

Fairhill Professor
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.
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.
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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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