MedStar Union Memorial Hospital takes research seriously and has dedicated significant laboratory space to the advancement of knowledge. Learn more about each of our labs here:

  • Biomechanics Lab
  • Microsurgery Lab
  • Orthobiologic Lab
  • STAT Lab

Biomechanics Lab

The Biomechanical Research Laboratory, housed within the Surgical Techniques and Technology (STAT) Laboratory, is a state-of-the-art laboratory that offers multi-station facilities for surgical techniques training and separate areas dedicated to biomechanical research studies. A total of 5,000 square feet of well-equipped research space is dedicated to orthopedic research and surgical skills training. This facility supports resident and fellow projects, company sponsored grants, and NIH and foundation funded research. For more information contact the director at [email protected].

Microsurgery Lab

The microsurgery laboratory is available for training in microsurgical procedures. The facility contains three dissecting microscopes and a full complement of related microsurgical instruments. In-depth training courses are available on a wide array of microsurgical neurovascular models. For more information contact [email protected].

Orthobiologic Lab

The Orthobiologic Laboratory aims to advance orthopedic surgery through basic and translational research on the applications of biologics for bone regeneration, cartilage repair, and other musculoskeletal disorders. The laboratory employs molecular and cellular technology and pre-clinical models of orthopedic diseases, and primarily focuses on the enhancement of fracture healing and revitalization of bone allograft with bone marrow derived mesenchymal (adult) stem/progenitor cells; bone marrow and blood derived biologics for the treatment of tendon disorders; and biomarkers for early diagnosis of osteoarthritis. The laboratory also participates in the education of orthopedic residents and fellows, and graduate and undergraduate students through research. For more information contact the director at [email protected].

For more information about orthopedic research at MedStar Union Memorial Hospital, please contact us at [email protected].