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Department of Biomechanics

Mohammad Kia, PhD

Dr. Kia has been a postdoctoral fellow in the Biomechanics Department at HSS since 2013. He completed his Mechanical Engineering doctorate at University of Missouri-Kansas City and his initial postdoctoral position in the Sport and Exercise Science Department at Ball State University.

At HSS, he simulates joint kinetics and kinematics in the native, implanted and deficient knee. With this data, he calculates how loads distribute among the soft tissues and boney structures in order to help surgeons resolve clinical issues.


Cassidy KA, Tucker SM, Rajak Y, Kia M, Imhauser CW, Westrich GH, Heyse TJ. “Kinematics of passive flexion following balanced and overstuffed fixed bearing unicondylar knee arthroplasty” Knee. 2015 Dec; 22(6):542-6.

Heyse TJ, Tucker SM, Rajak Y, Kia M, Lipman JD, Imhauser CW, Westrich GH. “Frontal plane stability following UKA in a biomechanical study” Arch Orthop Trauma Surg. 2015 Jun; 135(6):857-65.

Kia M, Stylianou AP, Guess TM. ”Evaluation of a musculoskeletal model with prosthetic knee through six experimental gait trials”Med Eng Phys. 2014 Mar; 36(3):335-44.

Guess TM, Stylianou AP, Kia M. “Concurrent prediction of muscle and tibiofemoral contact forces during treadmill gait” J Biomech Eng. 2014 Feb; 136(2):021032.

Stylianou AP, Guess TM, Kia M. “Multibody muscle driven model of an instrumented prosthetic knee during squat and toe rise motions” J Biomech Eng. 2013 Apr; 135(4):041008.

Guess TM, Thiagarajan G, Kia M, Mishra M. “A subject specific multibody model of the knee with menisci” Med Eng Phys. 2010 Jun; 32(5):505-15.

Mohammad Kia, PhD

Telephone: 212.774.7275