Orthopaedic Research Faculty

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, Skeletal Disorders, Bone-Vascular Crosstalk, Bone-Brain Crosstalk

Clinical Researchers 

  • David B. 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 Paul 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

  • R. 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

  • Lee Hunter Riley III, M.D.

    Research Interests: Cervical spine disorder, Vertebroplasty, Metastatic disease, Disc degeneration

  • Babar Shafiq, M.D., M.S.

    Research Interests: Outcomes after trauma & fractures, Robotic surgery, Patient Education.

  • Richard L. 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

  • Uma 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