Jeffrey Lotz, PhD
|School||UCSF School of Medicine|
|Address||513 Parnassus Ave, Med Sci|
San Francisco CA 94143
|University of California, Berkeley||BS||06/1979||Mechanical Engineering|
|Stanford University, Palo Alto||MS||06/1980||Mechanical Engineering Design|
|MIT/Harvard University, Boston||PhD||09/1988||Medical Engineering|
|International Society for the Study of the Lumbar Spine||2017||ISSLS Prize for Low Back Pain Research|
|Orthopaedic Research Society Spine Section||2015||Founding Board Member, Treasurer|
|International Society for the Study of the Lumbar Spine||2013||Best Paper Award (co-author)|
|Orthopedics This Week||2011||Best New Technology in Spine Care (co-inventor)|
|Philadelphia Spine Research Society||2011||Best Paper Award (co-author)|
|American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering||2008||Fellow|
|International Society for the Study of the Lumbar Spine||2007||ISSLS Prize for Low Back Pain Research|
|International Society for the Study of the Lumbar Spine||2001||Medtronic Sofamor Danek Best Poster Award|
|Spine Arthroplasty Society||2000||Norby-Smith Award for Minimally Invasive Surgery|
|National Research Council||1999||Panelist for Musculoskeletal Disorders and the Workplace|
|International Society for the Study of the Lumbar Spine||1998||Volvo Award for Low Back Pain Research|
|North American Spine Society||1993||AcroMed Award for Outstanding Spinal Research|
Jeffrey C. Lotz, PhD, holds the David S. Bradford, MD, Endowed Chair in Orthopaedic Surgery and vice chair for research. He has earned several awards for spine research, and serves as a deputy editor for the journal Spine. Dr. Lotz is the founding director of the UCSF Core Center for Musculoskeletal Biology in Medicine, and the NSF Center for Disruptive Musculoskeletal Innovations. He has expertise in spine biomechanics, intervertebral disc biology, and tissue engineering. His laboratory work focuses on identifying mechanisms of disc degeneration, developing novel diagnostics and therapies for low back pain, and the biomechanics of spinal instrumentation.
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