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Biomechanics Of Rods Expert Witness

Expert Witness No.1345


1971    B.A.                Biology, Southern Illinois University
1979    M.S.                Bioengineering, University of Illinois at Chicago
1985    Ph.D.               Bioengineering, University of Illinois at Chicago

Professional Experience

7/17/77 to 3/19/79 Research Technician, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Local Medical Center

3/19/79 to 9/19/79 Research Assistant II, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Local Medical

9/19/79 to 3/25/85 Research Engineer II, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery Local Medical Center

5/1/85 to 12/31/96 Adjunct Assistant Professor, Pritzker Institute of Medical Engineering, Local University

3/25/85 to 7/1/92 Assistant Professor & Director of Orthopaedic Biomechanics, Local University

7/1/92 to 6/30/07 Associate Professor & Director of Orthopaedic Biomechanics, Local University

6/30/07 Retired with Emeritus status from University of Chicago

Research and Teaching Interests

Human motion (Kinesiology)

Normal gait

Tripping and falls

Effects of hip and knee replacements on gait

Effects of knee brace wear on gait

Effects of orthotics on gait

Effects of drugs on gait

Mechanics of the joints of the upper and lower extremities

Normal joint mechanics (knee, ankle, thumb, fingers, elbow)

Surgical reconstructions of joints for traumatic or sports injuries

Inventor of Knee Replacement

Teacher of Orthopaedic biomechanics

Sports injuries

Bone fracture mechanisms and fracture types

Joint mechanics (including shoulder and spine)

Spinal mechanics and injuries resulting from automobile accidents

Biomechanics of screws, rods, plates and nails used for repairing bone fractures

Orthopaedic materials

Materials testing

Stress and strain analyses

Teaching Experience

9/75 to 6/76                 Mathematics Tutor, Mathematics Department, Local University

3/80 to 6/80                 Research Assistant, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Local University

9/85 – 3/04                  Orthopaedic Biomechanics Lecturer for Orthopaedic Residency Program, Local University

1/86 – 6/04                 Biomechanics Readings Course and Biomechanics Research Course for Medical   Students, Local University


7/1/80 – 3/25/85         National Institute of Health Research Service Award

5/94                          American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine Cabaud Memorial


8/00                          American Society of Biomechanics Clinical Biomechanics Award

3/01                          Foot & Ankle Society Leonard Goldner Award


Available upon request

Memberships and Organizations

1982 – Present        American Society of Mechanical Engineering

1985 – Present        American Society of Biomechanics

1986 – Present        Orthopaedic Research Society

Invited Reviewer For Journals

Journal of Biomechanics

Journal of Orthopaedic Research

American Journal of Sports Medicine

Clinical Orthopaedic and Related Research

Foot & Ankle International

Motor Control

Journal of Biomechanical Engineering

Journal of Applied Biomechanics

Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise

IEEE Transactions on Rehabilitation Engineering

Arthritis & Rheumatism

Associative reviewing editor, national and international service, service for department of surgery, scientific sessions moderated, peer review journal articles published or in press, minimal-peer review journal articles, abstracts (peer review), book chapters, presentations at meetings
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