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Alejandro Espinoza-Orias

TitleAssistant Professor
InstitutionRush University, Rush Medical College
DepartmentOrthopedic Surgery
Address1611 W. Harrison St.
Chicago IL 60612
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    Alejandro A. Espinoza Orias, PhD, received a licentiate degree in mechanical engineering degree from the Universidad Mayor de San Andres (La Paz, Bolivia) in addition to master’s and doctoral degrees in aerospace and mechanical engineering at the University of Notre Dame (Notre Dame, Indiana). He later completed a postdoctoral fellowship in spine biomechanics at the McKay orthopedic research laboratory at the University of Pennsylvania (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA). He is an assistant professor in the Department of Orthopedic Surgery at Rush University Medical Center (Chicago). His research interests include joint biomechanics, the study of structure-function relationships in orthopedic materials and tissues and applications of 3-D printing in orthopedics.

    Espinoza Orias is an active member of the Orthopaedic Research Society, American Society of Mechanical Engineers, American Society for Testing and Materials International, and Sigma Xi, the Scientific Research Society, He conducts peer review on many orthopedic and biomechanics journals and is on the editorial board of PLoS One.

    My ORCID is 0000-0002-3792-515X.
    My Scopus ID is 57188703592.
    My NIH COMMONS name is AESPINOZA

    Education
    Postdoctoral fellowship, McKay Orthopaedic Research Lab, Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania, 2007
    PhD, aerospace and mechanical engineering, University of Notre Dame, 2005
    MSc, mechanical engineering, University of Notre Dame, 2003
    BSc (Licentiate), mechanical engineering, Universidad Mayor de San Andres, Bolivia, 1999


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    1. Bayne CO, Stanley R, Simon P, Espinoza-Orias A, Salata MJ, Bush-Joseph CA, Inoue N, Nho SJ. Effect of capsulotomy on hip stability-a consideration during hip arthroscopy. Am J Orthop (Belle Mead NJ). 2014 Apr; 43(4):160-5. PMID: 24730000.
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