> Skip repeated content

Research Programs

Close up image of hands holding a slide under a microscope
Arthritis and Tissue Degeneration Program
- Carl Blobel, MD, PhD, Director

The mission of the Arthritis and Tissue Degeneration Program is to define cellular and molecular mechanisms important in musculoskeletal tissue destruction and to develop novel approaches to preventing tissue destruction in patients with arthritis and related diseases.

Autoimmunity and Inflammation
Autoimmunity and Inflammation Program
- Mary K. Crow, MD, Director

The investigators of the Autoimmunity and Inflammation Research Program at Hospital for Special Surgery study the basic mechanisms of immune system function and the role of altered immune system activation, regulation, and effector function in the pathogenesis of the systemic autoimmune and inflammatory diseases.

Image of Dr. Timothy Wright
Department of Biomechanics
- Timothy Wright, PhD, Director

The mission of the Department of Biomechanics is to apply principles of engineering and materials science to solve orthopaedic problems by conducting basic and applied research that translates to the development of orthopedic devices and instrumentation aimed at improved patient care.

Musculoskeletal Integrity
Musculoskeletal Integrity Program

The Musculoskeletal Integrity Program's mission is to determine the biological, biochemical, and biomechanical mechanisms involved in musculoskeletal tissue development, degeneration, and repair, and to use that information to develop therapies to prevent or correct conditions in which these processes are impaired.

Orthopedic Soft Tissue Research
Orthopedic Soft Tissue Research Program
- Suzanne Maher, PhD, Scott Rodeo, MD, Directors

The Orthopedic Soft Tissue Research Program's goal is to determine the biological, biochemical, bimolecular and biomechanical mechanisms responsible for development, damage, degeneration and healing of the musculoskeletal tissues, cartilage, meniscus, ligaments and tendons, and to use this information to develop new cell and tissue based strategies to prevent, repair, regenerate or replace the injured tissues.

Close up image of a pair of hands holding small items with a tweezer
Clinical Research
Magnetic Resonance Imaging Lab
- Hollis Potter, MD, Director
Healthcare Research Institute
- Stephen Lyman, PhD, Director