Degree: BS, MS, PhD
Title: Senior Research Scientist
Department: Department of Research

Research Interests

  • In vitro characterization of the influence of pathology, rehabilitation and surgical treatment on joint kinematics and pressure applied to cartilage for musculoskeletal joints, with a particular focus on patellofemoral disorders and ACL injuries
  • Computational simulation of joint motion and muscle loading to characterize influence of pathology, rehabilitation and surgical treatment on pressure applied to patellofemoral cartilage
  • Characterization of the mechanical properties of intact and reconstructed bones, tendons and ligaments
  • Clinical outcomes analysis following orthopedic surgery

Education

  • 1989 - University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, IN
    BS, Mechanical Engineering
  • 1991 - Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, NY
    MS, Biomedical Engineering
  • 1997 - Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD
    Post-doc, Orthopaedic Biomechanics

Teaching Appointments

  • 2005 - Present
    Assistant Professor, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD
  • 2008 - Present
    Assistant Professor, Department of Orthopaedics, Northeastern Ohio Universities College of Medicine, Rootstown, OH
  • 2009 - Present
    Adjunct Professor, Department of Polymer Engineering, University of Akron, Akron, OH

Contact Information
Cleveland Clinic Akron General
1 Akron General Avenue
Akron, OH 44307
Phone: 330.344.6176
Fax: 330.344.2336
Email: EliasJ@ccf.org