Clinical Investigators

Cartilage Repair

  • Dr. Andreas Gomoll’s research focus is on: Cartilage repair, regenerative medicine, and the treatment of early arthritis within the knee joint.
  • Dr. Thomas Minas’ research focus is on clinical outcomes: After biologic knee joint preserving surgery: cartilage transplantation; meniscal transplantation; osteotomies; and custom knee Joint replacement in young patients.

Foot and Ankle

  • Foot and ankle clinical research focus is on clinical outcomes and practice management policy-based research for foot and ankle orthopaedic problems

Eric Bluman, MD

Christopher Chiodo, MD

Jeremy Smith, MD

Hand and Upper Extremity

George Dyer, MD

Hip and Knee Replacement

  • Dr. Wolfgang Fitz’s research focus is on total knee replacement surgical outcomes due to surgical techniques, surgical implants, and pre/post operative modification in exercise and or diet.

Jeffery Lange, MD

Thomas Thornhill, MD

Tom Minas, MD: see Cartilage Repair

Orthopaedic Oncology

  • Dr. Marco Ferrone’s research focus is on examining predictive characteristics of orthopaedic oncology patients.

Orthopaedic Trauma

  • The orthopaedic trauma research program focuses on orthopaedic quality of care and outcomes research. Our research involves the assessment of patient-reported outcome measures, the investigation of surgical interventions and techniques, and investigation into orthopaedic geriatric outcomes.

Michael Weaver, MD

Mitchel Harris, MD


Andreas Gomoll, MD: see Cartilage Repair

Laurence D. Higgins, MD, MBA

Elizabeth Matzkin, MD: see Sports Medicine


  • Dr. Christopher Bono’s research focus is on patient-reported outcomes related to various spinal procedures
  • Dr. Jay Zampini’s research focus is on visualization of spine surgery using Magnetic Resonance Imaging
  • Dr. Kang’s clinical research focus is on clinical outcomes in patients requiring surgery for Hip-Spine and Neck-Shoulder Syndromes and his basic science research focus is on novel molecular and stem cell therapies for treating intervertebral disc degeneration.
  • Dr. Andrew Schoenfeld’s research focus is on utilization of large databases in evaluating outcome of spinal treatment.
Spine Clinical Outcomes Research Center

Sports Medicine

  • Dr. Elizabeth Matzkin’s research focus is on clinical studies that evaluate both the subjective and objective outcomes of surgical and non-surgical interventions, with the goal of improving diagnosis and treatment for musculoskeletal injuries.

Cheri A. Blauwet, MD

Andreas Gomoll, MD: see Cartilage Repair

Laurence Higgins, MD, MBA: see Shoulder

Tom Minas, MD: see Cartilage Repair