Current Collaborators

Spine Research

Kevin M. Bell, PhD
Research Assistant Professor, Swanson Engineering, Department of Bioengineering, University of Pittsburgh


William F. Donaldson, MD
Professor, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine


Adam S. Kanter, MD
Associate Professor, Chief UPMC Presbyterian Spine Service, Department of Neurosurgery, UPMC


Joon Y. Lee, MD 
Professor, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine


David O. Okonkwo, MD, PhD
Professor, Department of Neurological Surgery, University of Pittsburgh


Michael J. Schneider, DC, PhD
Professor, School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences, University of Pittsburgh


Vincent J. Silvaggio, MD
Chairman of Orthopaedics at UPMC St. Margaret Hospital


Patrick N. Smith, MD
Orthopaedic Surgery, UPMC St. Margaret Hospital


Jeremy Shaw, MD
Assistant Professor, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine


Ankle Research

MaCalus V. Hogan, MD
Assosciate Professor, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine


Knee Research


Brian Hamlin, MD

Bone and Joint Center – CMI, Magee-Womens Hospital of UPMC


Bryson P. Lesniak, MD

Associate Professor, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine


Volker Musahl, MD
Professor, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine


Sara Piva, PhD. PT
Associate Professor, Department of Physical Therapy and Co-Director of the Physical Therapy Clinical and Translational Research Center, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine


Kenneth L Urish, MD., PhD
Assistant Professor, Associate Medical Director, Magee Bone and Joint Center, Director of Arthritis and Arthroplasty Design Laboratory
The Bones and Joint Center – CMI, Magee-Women’s Hospital of UPMC


Chris Connaboy, PhD
Assistant Professor, Neuromuscular Research Laboratory, University of Pittsburgh


Transfemoral Amputee Research

Richard McGough, MD
Associate Professor, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine


Goeran Fiedler, PhD
Assistant Professor, School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences, University of Pittsburgh


Hip Research

Dharmesh Vyas, MD PhD
Associate Professor, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine


Craig S. Mauro, MD
Associate Professor, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine


Michael McClincy, MD
Assistant Professor, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine


Shoulder Research

James J. Irrgang, PT, PhD, ATC, FAPTA
Chair and Professor, Dept. of Physical Therapy, School of Health & Rehabilitation Sciences, University of Pittsburgh


Albert Lin, MD
Associate Professor, UPMC Center for Sports Medicine


Adam Popchak, DPT, PhD, SCS
Assistant Professor, School of Health & Rehabilitation Sciences, University of Pittsburgh


MRI Imaging

Tamer Selim Ibrahim, PhD
Professor, Department of Radiology, University of Pittsburgh


Chan-Hong Moon, PhD
Research Assistant Professor, Department of Radiology, University of Pittsburgh

Software Development

George Stetten, MD, PhD
Professor, Department of Radiology, University of Pittsburgh

Extramural Collaborators

Ameet Aiyangar, PhD
Senior Scientist, SNF Ambizione, EMPA- Swiss Federal Labs for Materials Science and Technology