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Researcher | Research Overview

Dr. Kiapour’s research is focused on developing new methods for analyzing clinical data (e.g. imaging) to better understand the etiology and mechanisms of musculoskeletal diseases and to develop new tools for injury prediction and to facilitate clinical decision-making (e.g. treatment choice). His approaches have been applied in several domains, including studying joint morphogenesis and its implications in injury risk and treatment outcomes, development of new imaging biomarkers to track tissue healing and response to treatment, and development of simulation tools for surgical planning. Dr. Kiapour founded the Musculoskeletal Informatics Group (MIG) in 2021. The MIG was formed with the mission of developing novel analytical tools to facilitate the use of “big” clinical data to: 1) improve our understanding of musculoskeletal diseases among pediatrics and young adults, 2) optimize clinical care for such diseases, and 3) improve the quality of life of patients with such conditions.

Researcher | Research Background

Ata Kiapour is an Assistant Professor in Orthopaedic Surgery at Harvard Medical School, Principal Investigator at the Orthopaedic Research Laboratory, and the Director of the Musculoskeletal Informatics Group (MIG) in Department of Orthopaedic Surgery and Sports Medicine at Boston Children’s Hospital. He has a diverse training and have research and product development experience in both academia and industry. He holds BS and MS degrees in Material Science and Engineering (Iran University of Science & Technology 2004 and 2008), PhD in Biomedical Engineering (University of Toledo, OH), and Master of Medical Sciences in Clinical and Translational Investigation (HMS 2016). He has also conducted postdoctoral fellowship in Orthopedic Surgery (Boston Children’s Hospital 2013-2015).

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