Lucy Lippitt Professor of Orthopaedics, Professor of Engineering


Dr. Fleming joined the Department of Orthopaedics at Brown University in June 2003. He received his doctorate in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Vermont in 1996 and then served on the faculty of the Department of Orthopaedics & Rehabilitation at the University of Vermont for seven years. His primary research interests focus on the lower extremity with a particular interest in knee ligament injuries, soft tissue biomechanics and biomedical instrumentation. Recent translational projects include the development of experimental models to investigate graft healing and the progression of osteoarthritis following ACL injury, repair and reconstruction, the development of tissue engineering methods to stimulate ligament healing, the design of methods to non-invasively monitor the biomechanical properties of healing soft tissues, and the application of biotribologic principles to provide cartilage protection following joint injury. He is the Co-Director of the Bioengineering Core of the COBRE for Skeletal Health and Repair. Most of his research has been funded by the NIH or DOD. He has received several awards for his work including the William A. Grana Award for Best Original Research (2020); OREF Clinical Research Award (2020); O'Donoghue Sports Injury Research Award (2020; 2005); Kappa Delta Award (2013; 1994); Cabaud Research Award (2013; 2009), ACL Study Group Traveling Fellowship (2010-2012); Bruce Selya Research Award (2005), GOTS-Beiersdorf Research Award (2000), the American Society of Biomechanics Post-doctoral Young Scientist Award (1999), and the Albert Trillat Young Investigator Award (1997).

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