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Safa Herfat, PhD

Title(s)Assistant Professor, Orthopaedic Surgery
SchoolSchool of Medicine
Phone628-206-8295
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    University of CincinnatiPhD2011Biomedical Engineering

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    Safa Herfat is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at the University of California San Francisco (UCSF) and the Technical Coordinator for the MSF Doctors Without Borders 3D Project. His research areas include the application of 3D technologies and sensors in the prosthetics clinic, the development of orthopaedic sensors to monitor bone fracture healing, and the biomechanical evaluation of orthopaedic implants and surgical strategies.

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    1. Woronowicz KC, Gline SE, Herfat ST, Fields AJ, Schneider RA. FGF and TGFß signaling link form and function during jaw development and evolution. Dev Biol. 2018 12 01; 444 Suppl 1:S219-S236. PMID: 29753626.
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    2. Lin MC, Hu D, Yang F, Herfat ST, Bahney CS, Marmor M, Maharbiz MM. Using impedance to track fracture healing rates in mice in vivo: A pilot study. Conf Proc IEEE Eng Med Biol Soc. 2017 07; 2017:1724-1727. PMID: 29060219.
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    3. Lin MC, Yang F, Herfat ST, Bahney CS, Marmor M, Maharbiz MM. New opportunities for fracture healing detection: Impedance spectroscopy measurements correlate to tissue composition in fractures. J Orthop Res. 2017 12; 35(12):2620-2629. PMID: 28383765.
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    4. Huang JI, Peterson B, Bellevue K, Lee N, Smith S, Herfat S. Biomechanical Assessment of the Dorsal Spanning Bridge Plate in Distal Radius Fracture Fixation: Implications for Immediate Weight-Bearing. Hand (N Y). 2018 05; 13(3):336-340. PMID: 28387161.
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    5. Kandemir U, Herfat S, Herzog M, Viscogliosi P, Pekmezci M. Fatigue Failure in Extra-Articular Proximal Tibia Fractures: Locking Intramedullary Nail Versus Double Locking Plates-A Biomechanical Study. J Orthop Trauma. 2017 Feb; 31(2):e49-e54. PMID: 28129271.
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    6. Pekmezci M, Herfat S, Theologis AA, Viscogliosi P, Demirkiran G, McClellan RT, Ames C. Integrity of Damage Control Posterior Spinal Fusion Constructs for Patients With Polytrauma: A Biomechanical Investigation. Spine (Phila Pa 1976). 2015 Dec; 40(23):E1219-25. PMID: 26192728.
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    7. Marmor M, Elliott IS, Marshall ST, Yacoubian SV, Yacoubian SV, Herfat ST. Biomechanical comparison of long, short, and extended-short nail construct for femoral intertrochanteric fractures. Injury. 2015; 46(6):963-9. PMID: 25818058.
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    8. Lin MC, Herfat ST, Bahney CS, Marmor M, Maharbiz MM. Impedance spectroscopy to monitor fracture healing. Conf Proc IEEE Eng Med Biol Soc. 2015; 2015:5138-41. PMID: 26737448.
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    9. Nesbitt RJ, Herfat ST, Boguszewski DV, Engel AJ, Galloway MT, Shearn JT. Primary and secondary restraints of human and ovine knees for simulated in vivo gait kinematics. J Biomech. 2014 Jun 27; 47(9):2022-7. PMID: 24326097.
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    10. Herfat ST, Boguszewski DV, Nesbitt RJ, Shearn JT. Effect of perturbing a simulated motion on knee and anterior cruciate ligament kinetics. J Biomech Eng. 2012 Oct; 134(10):104504. PMID: 23083204.
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    11. Herfat ST, Boguszewski DV, Shearn JT. Applying simulated in vivo motions to measure human knee and ACL kinetics. Ann Biomed Eng. 2012 Jul; 40(7):1545-53. PMID: 22227973.
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    12. Herfat ST, Shearn JT, Bailey DL, Greiwe RM, Galloway MT, Gooch C, Butler DL. Effect of surgery to implant motion and force sensors on vertical ground reaction forces in the ovine model. J Biomech Eng. 2011 Feb; 133(2):021010. PMID: 21280882.
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    13. Hunter SA, Rapoport HS, Connolly JM, Alferiev I, Fulmer J, Murti BH, Herfat M, Noyes FR, Butler DL, Levy RJ. Biomechanical and biologic effects of meniscus stabilization using triglycidyl amine. J Biomed Mater Res A. 2010 Apr; 93(1):235-42. PMID: 19557790.
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