Researchers within the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery are innovative thinkers, advancing the field of orthopaedics. Their search for answers and the discovery of new treatment options positively impact the quality of life for Johns Hopkins' patients and their families, as well as individuals and families around the globe. See our basic and translational researchers and clinical researchers.
Basic and Translational Researchers
Xu Cao, Ph.D.
Research Interests: Osteoarthritis, Osteoporosis, Bone remodeling, Mesenchymal stem cells
Lynne C. Jones, Ph.D., M.S.
Research Interests: Osteonecrosis, Total Joint Replacement, Bone Graft and Bone Graft Substitutes, Animal models of musculoskeletal disease
Masanobu Komatsu, Ph.D.
Research Interests: Normalization of pathological vasculature, High endothelial venules associated with tertiary lymphoid structure in cancer, Vascular targeting for drug delivery
Mei Wan, Ph.D.
Research Interests: Cellular Senescence, Lineage Fate Change of Mesenchymal Stem/stromal Cells, Skeletal Diseases, Bone-Vascular Interplay
David Bradford Cohen, M.D., M.P.H.
Research Interests: Spinal deformities, Patient safety, Scoliosis, Development of large animal osteoporosis model, Vertebral augmentation, Spinal osteoporosis, Clinical outcomes studies
Andrew John Cosgarea, M.D.
Research Interests: Knee and shoulder rehabilitation, Adolescent sports injuries, Computer simulation of knee biomechanics, ACL reconstruction, Patellofemoral disorders and treatment, Knee biomechanics, Patellofemoral instability, Throwing shoulder biomechanics, Surgical and nonsurgical treatment of sports injuries
James Robert Ficke, M.D.
Research Interests: Lower Extremity Trauma Outcomes, Post-Traumatic Osteoarthritis, Orthopaedic Rehabilitation
Khaled M Kebaish, M.B.B.Ch., M.D., M.S.
Research Interests: Disc degeneration and biological repair, Spine biomechanics, Clinical outcomes in spinal deformity
Harpal Singh Khanuja, M.D.
Research Interests: Joint replacement technologies, Patient safety, Computer-assisted surgery, Osteonecrosis, Cartilage repair
Dawn LaPorte, M.D.
Research Interests: Resident education, Wrist innervation, Wrist pain, Triangular fibrocartilage complex (TFCC) tears, Peripheral nerve
Rushyuan Jay Lee, M.D.
Research Interests: ACL Tears, Injuries in Young Athletes, Fractures, Multi-Ligament Knee Injuries, Patellar Dislocations and Instability, Meniscus Tears and Discoid Meniscus, Osteochondritis Dissecans, Arthroscopy, Tibial Spine Fractures, Fracture Care
Adam Scott Levin, M.D.
Research Interests: Nanotechnology and Novel Drug Delivery Platforms for Bone Tumors, Metastatic Bone Disease, Sarcoma
Edward George McFarland, M.D.
Research Interests: Shoulder replacement surgery, primary and revision surgery, sports shoulder injuries, Examination of the shoulder and elbow, Epidemiology of shoulder injuries, Injuries to athlete elbow
Greg Michael Osgood, M.D.
Lee Hunter Riley, III, M.D.
Research Interests: Cervical spine disorder, Vertebroplasty, Metastatic disease, Disc degeneration
Richard Andrew Schaefer, M.D., M.P.H.
Babar Shafiq, M.D., M.S.
Research Interests: Periarticular imaging, Pelvic and Acetabulum fracture repair, Ankle/syndesmotic fractures
Richard Leroy Skolasky, Jr., Sc.D., M.A.
Research Interests: Chronic pain, Functional outcomes of spine surgery, Patient reported outcomes, Health-related quality of life, Health services research, Patient engagement, Patient activation, Psycho-social determinants of health, Health disparities
Paul David Sponseller, M.D.
Research Interests: Marfan Syndrome, Pediatric Spinal Deformity, Bladder exstrophy, Pediatric skeletal trauma
Umasuthan Srikumaran, M.D., M.B.A., M.P.H.
Research Interests: Disorders of the shoulder, clinical outcomes, value analysis research
Ranjit Abraham Varghese, M.B.B.S.
Research Interests: Outcomes evaluation, Hip disorders, Cerebral palsy