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Faculty

Co-Directors

 
Vijay K. Goel, Ph.D.
ECORE Co-Director
Director of Spine Biomechanics and Computational Biomechanics Laboratories
Distinguished University Professor
Endowed Chair & McMaster-Gardner Professor of Orthopaedic Bioengineering
Departments of Bioengineering and Orthopaedic Surgery
Colleges of Engineering and Medicine
Office: 5046 Nitschke Hall, Ph: (419) 530-8035, Fax: (419) 530-8076




Nabil Ebraheim, M.D.
ECORE Co-Director
Chief of Orthopaedic Trauma
Residency Program Director
Professor and Chair
Department of Orthopaedic Surgery
College of Medicine
The University of Toledo Medical Center (UTMC)
Office: 1749 Dowling Hall, Ph: (419) 383-3761, Fax: (419) 383-6502




Main Campus- The University of Toledo

Anand K. Agarwal, M.D.
Director of Product Development and Bio-Skills Laboratories
Research Professor
Orthopedic Spine Surgeon
Departments of Bioengineering and Orthopaedic Surgery
Colleges of Engineering and Medicine
5037 Nitschke Hall, Ph: (419) 530-8186, Fax: (419) 530-8076




Abdul-Majeed Azad, Ph.D.
Professor
Department of Chemical and Environmental Engineering
College of Engineering
3052 Nitschke Hall, Ph: (419) 530-8103, Fax: (419) 530-8086




   
Sarit Bhaduri, Ph.D.
Director of Multifunctional Materials Laboratory
Professor
Departments of Mechanical, Industrial & Manufacturing Engineering (MIME) and Surgery
Colleges of Engineering and Medicine
4048 Nitschke Hall,Ph: (419) 530-8223, Fax: (419) 530-8206




   
Constantine K. Demetropoulos, Ph.D.
Director of Joint Biomechanics Laboratory
Associate Research Professor
Departments of Bioengineering and Orthopaedic Surgery
Colleges of Engineering and Medicine
5029 Nitschke Hall, Ph: (419) 530-8256, Fax: (419) 530-8076





Mohammad H. Elahinia, Ph.D.
Director of Dynamic and Smart Systems Laboratory
Associate Professor
Department of Mechanical, Industrial & Manufacturing Engineering (MIME)
College of Engineering
4045 Nitschke Hall, Ph: (419) 530-8224, Fax: (419) 530-8206



   
Mohamed S. Hefzy, Ph.D., P.E.
Associate Dean of Graduate Studies and Research Administration
Director of Biomechanics and Assistive Technology Laboratory
Professor
Department of Mechanical, Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering (MIME)
College of Engineering
1016 Nitschke Hall, Ph: (419) 530-6086, Fax: (419) 530-7392




David J. Kujawa, PT, MBA, OCS
HSHS Director of Clinical Affairs
Assistant Professor
Department of Rehabilitation Sciences
Judith Herb College of Education, Health Science and Human Service
2002 Health & Human Services, Ph: (419) 530-6676, Fax: (419) 530-4780



   
James Palmer, M.S.
Professor
Department of Physics and Astronomy
College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics
4015 McMaster Hall, Ph: (419) 530-3145, Fax: (419) 530-2723

   
Micheal A. Tevalod, Ph.D., PT
HSHS Director of Clinical Affairs
Assistant Professor
Department of Rehabilitation Sciences
Judith Herb College of Education, Health Science and Human Service
2012 Health & Human Services, Ph: (419) 530-6673, Fax: (419) 530-4780



   
Eda Yildirim-Ayan, Ph.D.
Director of the Engineered Bio-Systems Laboratory (EBSL)
Assistant Professor
Department of Bioengineeirng
College of Engineering
5031 Nitschke Hall, Ph: (419) 530-8257, Fax: (419) 430-8076



   
Health Science Campus- The University of Toledo

Beata Lecka-Czernik, Ph.D.
Professor
Departments of Orthopaedic Surgery, and Physiology and Pharmacology
College of Medicine
3000 Arlington Ave., Ph: (419) 383-4140, Fax (419) 383-2171




   
Micheal Dennis, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Medical Physics Division
Department of Radiology
College of Medicine
The University of Toledo Medical Center (UTMC)
0123 Dowling Hall, Ph: (419) 383-4303



Hossein Elgafy, M.D.
Chief of Spine Surgery
Associate Professor
Department of Orthopaedic Surgery
College of Medicine
The University of Toledo Medical Center (UTMC)
3000 Arlington Ave, Ph: (419) 383-3761, Fax: (419) 383-3526



A. Champa Jayasuriya, Ph.D.
Director of Research
Associate Professor
Department of Orthopaedic Surgery
College of Medicine
3000 Arlington Ave., Ph: (419) 383-4020, Fax: (419) 383-6170



   
Mustafa Khan, M.D.
Assistant Professor
Department of Orthopaedic Surgery
College of Medicine
The University of Toledo Medical Center (UTMC)
3000 Arlington Ave, Ph: (419) 383-3761, Fax: (419) 383-6170




   
   
Adjunct Faculty

Dave Kirschman, M.D.
President & CEO
X-Spine Systems
Miamisburg, OH






Hassan Serhan, Ph.D.
Distinguished Fellow
Depuy-Synthes Spine Inc.
Raynham, OH


   
   

Staff

David Dick, M.S.
Research Engineer
Department of Bioengineering
College of Engineering
1050 Palmer Hall, Ph: (419) 530-3575, Fax: (419) 530-8076




Manoj K. Kodigudla, M.S.
Research Engineer
Department of Bioengineering
College of Engineering
1050 Palmer Hall, Ph: (419) 530-3575, Fax: (419) 530-8076




Susan A. Rouppas
Secretary
Departments of Bioengineering and Orthopaedic Surgery
Colleges of Engineering and Medicine
5045 Nitschke Hall, Ph: (419) 530-8297, Fax: (419) 530-8076




Tammy Phares, B.S.
Laboratory Coordinator
Department of Bioengineering
College of Engineering
1150 Palmer Hall, Ph: (419) 530-3527, Fax: (419) 530-8076

   
   

Research Fellows

Ali Kiapour, Ph.D.
Post-Doctoral Research Fellow
Departments of Bioengineering and Orthopaedic Surgery
Colleges of Engineering and Medicine
1080 Palmer Hall, Ph: (419) 530-8278, Fax: (419) 530-8076




Boren Lin, Ph.D.
Post-Doctoral Research Fellow
Departments of Biological Science and Bioengineering
Colleges of Natural Sciences and Mathematics, and Engineering
3217 Wolfe Hall, Ph: (419) 530-1556, Fax: (419) 530-1575




Ata Kiapour, Ph.D.
Research Fellow
Department of Bioengineering
College of Engineering
1080 Palmer Hall, Ph: (419) 530-8278, Fax: (419) 530-8076




   
Xia Liu, Ph.D.
Post-Doctoral Research Fellow
Departments of Bioengineering, and Physics and Astronomy
Colleges of Engineering, and Natural Sciences and Mathematics
1080 Palmer Hall, Ph: (419) 530-8278, Fax: (419) 530-8076


   
   

Research Assistants

Vikas Kaul, M.S.
Ph.D. Candidate and Graduate Research Assistant
Department of Bioengineering
College of Engineering
1080 Palmer Hall, Ph: (419) 530-8278, Fax: (419) 530-8076




Vivek Palepu, B.S.
Ph.D. Candidate and Graduate Research Assistant
Department of Bioengineering
College of Engineering
1080 Palmer Hall, Ph: (419) 530-8278, Fax: (419) 530-8076




Aakash Agarwal, B.Tech.
Ph.D. Candidate and Graduate Research Assistant
Department of Bioengineering
College of Engineering
1080 Palmer Hall, Ph: (419) 530-8278, Fax: (419) 530-8076




Dhanvin Desai, B.S.
M.S. Candidate and Graduate Research Assistant
Department of Bioengineering
College of Engineering
1080 Palmer Hall, Ph: (419) 530-8278, Fax: (419) 530-8076



Laura Buckenmeyer, B.S.
M.S. Candidate and Graduate Research Assistant
Department of Bioengineering
College of Engineering
1080 Palmer Hall, Ph: (419) 530-8278, Fax: (419) 530-8076




Andrew Jones, B.S.
M.S. Candidate and Graduate Research Assistant
Department of Bioengineering
College of Engineering
1080 Palmer Hall, Ph: (419) 530-8278, Fax: (419) 530-8076




Narjes Momeni, M.S.
M.S. Candidate and Graduate Research Assistant
Department of Mechanical, Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering (MIME)
College of Engineering
1080 Palmer Hall, Ph: (419) 530-8278, Fax: (419) 530-8206



   
   

Research Interns

Iman Zafarparandeh (Ph.D. Candidate, KOC University)
Rohan Thakkar (Medical Student)
Alyssa Marulli
(Medical Student)
Alexander Aylyarov
(Medical Student)
Stephen Rasiah
(Medical Student)
Robert Wetzel
(Medical Student)
Harpreet Singh
(Bioengineering Undergraduate Student)
Alexandria Broekhuizen (Biology Undergraduate Student)
Omar Gad (High School, Senior)
Jack Jenkins (High School, Senior)
 
 

Collaborators

Anno, Sumiko, PhD, Shibaura Institute of Technology, Tokyo, Japan
Bono, Christopher, MD, Boston, MA
Booth, Robert Jr., PhD, Toledo, OH
Byers, James P., PhD
, Deceased, Toledo, OH
Carraway, Joseph, DVM, MS, Toledo, OH
Robert Crissman, PhD, Toledo, OH
Ferrara, Lisa, PhD, Southport, NC
Friesem, Tai, MD, London, UK
Friis, Lisa, PhD, Lawrence, KS
Garfin, Steven, MD, San Diego, CA
Gilbertson, Lars, PhD, Cleveland, OH
Goswami, Tarun, PhD
, Ohio Northern University, Ada, OH
Grauer, Jonathan, MD, New Haven, CT
Grosland, Nicole, PhD, Iowa City, IA
Gudavalli, Ram, PhD, Davenport, IA
Hewett, T.E., PhD
, Columbus, OH
Krishna, M., MD, London, UK
Leaman, Douglas W., PhD, Toledo, OH
Lee, Casey, MD, Newark, NJ
McGowan, Dennis, MD, Kearney, NE
Molitor, Scott, PhD, Toledo, OH
Panjabi, Manohar, PhD, New Haven, CT
Patel, T.C., MD, Washington, DC
Patwardhan, Avinash, PhD
, Maywood, IL
Qin, Yi-Xian, PhD, S.U.N.Y., Stony Brook, NY
Rosen, Cliff, MD, Maine Research Institute, ME
Suva, Larry, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, Little Rock, AR