Joseph Lipman, MS

Director of Device Development, Biomechanics

After receiving and undergraduate and master’s degree in mechanical engineering from Tufts University, Mr. Lipman joined the Biomechanics Department as a Design Engineer.

He has over 33 years of medical research and device development experience and has been the Director of Device Development since 2000.  He has worked with multiple services at HSS including Adult Hip and Knee Replacement, Foot and Ankle, Hand and Upper Extremity, Hip Preservation, Spine and Sports Medicine.  In working with these services and the Biomechanics department, he’s contributed to the development of implants for the knee, hip, elbow, wrist and spine. These implants have been licensed to several orthopaedic companies and are sold worldwide. He is a named inventor on twenty-six US patents and has multiple publications in the medical device area. In addition, he is a registered US Patent Agent.

He is the recipient of the 2019 AAOS Orthopaedic Video Theater Award – Adult Reconstruction Hip, the 2011 AOSSM Excellence in Research Award and the 1998 ASB Clinical Biomechanics Award. He is a reviewer for JOR, CORR, JBJS, Scientific Reports and the HSS journal. 

Selected Publications

Scifert CF, Brown TD, Lipman JD. Finite element analysis of a novel design approach to resisting total hip dislocation. Clin Biomech (Bristol, Avon). 1999 Dec;14(10):697-703.

Maher SA, Lipman JD, Curley LJ, Gilchrist M, Wright TM. Mechanical performance of ceramic acetabular liners under impact conditions. J Arthroplasty. 2003 Oct;18(7):936-41.

Huang RC, Wright TM, Panjabi MM, Lipman JD. Biomechanics of nonfusion implants. Orthop Clin North Am. 2005 Jul;36(3):271-80.

Holley KG, Furman BD, Babalola OM, Lipman JD, Padgett DE, Wright TM. Impingement of acetabular cups in a hip simulator: Comparison of highly cross-linked and conventional polyethylene. J Arthroplasty. 2005 Oct;20(7 Suppl 3):77-86.

Maher SA, Lipman JD. Influence of acetabular rim profile on hip dislocation. Proceedings of the I MECH E Part H Journal of Engineering in Medicine. 2006;220(8):881-6.

For more publications, please see the PubMed listing.

Recent Presentations

Lipman JD, Padgett DE, Robie BH. How total hip component design influences range of motion and dislocation rate. Trans Orthop Res Soc. 1998:830.

Furman BD, Holley K, Babalola OM, Lipman JD, Haywood AM, Padgett DE, et al. Acetabular component impingement increases wear and damage of elevated crosslinked and conventional UHMWPE. Trans Orthop Res Soc. 2004:7-10.

Gortner MR, Lipman JD, Wright TM, Bartel DL. Finite element analysis of anterior post impingement on posterior stabilizing total knee prostheses. Trans Orthop Res Soc. 2006.


Department of Biomechanics
AMT Center
510 East 73rd Street, Room 202-H
New York, NY 10021

TEL: 212.606.1420