As one of the most published and innovative organizations in sports medicine research and orthopaedic education worldwide, The Steadman Philippon Research Institute employs top scientists across fields such as biology, biomechanics, and radiology. Our scientific researchers are divided into the following departments:
- Department of BioMedical Engineering (BME) - advances patient care by focusing on injury mechanisms and prevention, development and validation of novel surgical treatments and rehabilitation techniques, and teaching advanced research protocols using state of the art biomedical research techniques and technologies.
- Center for Outcomes-Based Orthopaedic Research (COOR) - conducts evidence-based, or outcomes-based, research using actual clinical data that aids both physicians and patients in making better and more informed treatment decisions.
- Imaging Research - develops and evaluates noninvasive imaging techniques of the joints for the purposes of directing and monitoring clinical treatment and outcomes and enhancing the clinical relevance of biomechanical research.
- Center for Regenerative Sports Medicine - undertakes biological studies, at the cellular level, to investigate the causes and effects of degenerative arthritis, techniques of cartilage regeneration, and basic biological healing processes.
SPRI's studies are widely published in professional journals and presented, both in the U.S. and Internationally, to educate peers interested in advancing the field of orthopaedics. SPRI's fellowship programs attract top physicians-in-residence from around the world to participate in its highly sought after training programs. Fellows, surgeons, and researchers also have the opportunity to utilize the state-of-the art surgical skills laboratory that was added to the facility in 2011. These educational services are supported by:
- Education and Fellowship Program - administers and coordinates the physicians-in-residence fellowship training program, hosts conferences and international medical meetings, and produces and distributes publications and teaching media.
- Surgical Skills Laboratory - equips SPRI to educate medical professionals on advanced surgical technologies and train surgeons in new techniques.
- Department of Technology and Multimedia Communications (DTMC) - produces a wide range of media content for all areas of research and education at the Institute and maintains all technology aspects of SPRI.
Funding to support these programs is provided by donations and funraising events. These initiatives are handled through:
- Development - responsible for managing all fund-raising aspects of the Institute as well as patient outreach, public relations, media relations and special events.