A research fellowship working with the Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) Biomechanics Research Team at Hospital for Special Surgery is immediately available. The research opportunity involves working closely with a group of surgeons and engineers focused on understanding the biomechanical impact of ACL injury and reconstruction on knee function and clinical outcome. The team consists of surgeons in the Sports Medicine and Shoulder Service at HSS including Drs. Thomas Wickiewicz, Andrew Pearle, and Danyal Nawabi, and Scientists within the Biomechanics Department including Carl Imhauser, PhD.

This research opportunity is focused on translating a novel measurement instrument for patient-based assessment of knee stability to the clinic. The opportunity would include cadaver validation of the measurement instrument, assessment of healthy volunteers, and then pre- and post-operative testing of patients with ACL injury. Collection, analysis, and synthesis of data during all phases of testing are important aspects of the project.

The opportunity requires strong interpersonal skills and the ability to communicate across a broad spectrum of individuals including surgeons, patients, engineers, therapists, and statisticians. Strong writing ability related to preparation of IRB applications and manuscripts are needed. Excellent organizational and communication skills are paramount to coordinate the study. There is also ample opportunity to contribute to on-going projects within our group.

Preference will be given to applicants interested in pursuing a career in Orthopaedics with a background (Bachelor’s Degree) in Engineering, Physics, or Computer Science. Applicants must be currently enrolled in medical school, and able to devote a gap year to research, or must have completed medical school and are pursuing a research gap year.

The fellowship provides the opportunity to gain basic and clinical research experience through patient interaction, participation in regular research meetings, presentation to clinical and research staff, shadowing surgeons in the operating room, collaborating with residents, fellows, and therapists, practicing surgical skills, reviewing relevant anatomy through cadaveric testing, and attending weekly grand rounds of the Sports Medicine and Shoulder Service. Altogether, this research fellowship provides a unique opportunity for a highly-motivated person to enhance their application for the Orthopaedic Residency Match.

The internship is located at the Hospital for Special Surgery in the Biomechanics Department within the Hospital for Special Surgery at 535 East 70th Street, New York, NY.

Please submit resumes to: Carl Imhauser, PhD, e-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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