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Department of Biomechanics

Kate Meyers, MS

Kate Meyers joined the Biomechanics Department as a Research Engineer in 2004 and has worked in the dual role of Research Engineer and Lab Manager since 2011. She started in orthopedics as an undergraduate student at Syracuse University where she collaborated on a design for a new cadaveric knee simulator. After receiving her BS and MS in Biomechanical Engineering from Syracuse University, she worked as a design engineer for Stryker Howmedica Osteonics designing and overseeing the manufacture of custom implants. After leaving Stryker, Kate worked in research at Mount Sinai Medical School and New York University School of Medicine before joining the Biomechanics Department at Hospital for Special Surgery.

She collaborates with clinicians, residents, and fellows across all surgical services to bolster their biomechanics acumen while furthering their research interests. Her recent research combines experimental and computational models to focus on cervical spine kinematics, patellofemoral joint mechanics, and wrist and elbow stability.

As the Lab Manager, she explores new technologies to further the capabilities of the research group, trains engineers and students on both equipment and experimental methods, directs core mechanical testing needs for the department, and acts as a primary contact for surgeon-driven research.

Recent Publications

  1. Redler LH, Meyers KN, Brady JM, Dennis ER, Nguyen JT, Shubin Stein BE. Anisometry of Medial Patellofemoral Ligament Reconstruction in the Setting of Increased Tibial Tubercle-Trochlear Groove Distance and Patella Alta. Arthroscopy. 2018 Feb;34(2):402-510 [PMID:29100777]
  2. Admunsen SH, Meyers KN, Wright TM, Westrich GH. Variability in elongation and failure of the medial collateral ligament after pie-crusting with 16 and 18 gauge needles. J Arthroplasty. 2018 Aug;33(8):2636-2639. [PMID:29661527]
  3. MacMahon A, Orr SB, Wessel LE, Meyers KN, Fields K, Jawetz ST, Bartolotta RJ, Fufa D. A CT-based approach with 3D modeling to determine optimal radiographic views of the scaphotrapezial and scaphotrapezoid joints. Clinical Imaging. 2018 July; 50:273-279 [PMID: 29727816] 
Kate Meyers, MS

Tel: 212.606.1356