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CAREER OBJECTIVE: To obtain a challenging career in the medical device industry.
Master of Science, Biomedical Engineering Spring 2010
University Of Toledo, Toledo, Ohio. GPA: 3.7/4.0
Bachelor of Engineering, Electrical & Instrumentation Engineering June 2006
Acharya Nagarjuna University, INDIA.
• Edward Hines Jr. Veterans’ Affairs Hospital – Hines, IL October 2009 - Present
Spinal Biomechanics Research Laboratory
Position: Biomedical Engineer
• Instrumental in developing a novel method using MATLAB to focus on a number of scientific issues of interest to Orthopaedic surgeons and engineers.
• Designed apparatus using SolidWorks and manufactured devices to meet requirements of various biomechanics projects funded by orthopedic device companies and US Department of Veterans’ Affairs
• Develop test protocols for biomechanical testing.
• Conduct In-vitro biomechanical testing using MTS and Optoelectronic motion measurement systems.
• 3-D reconstruction of CT images of spine and hip using MIMICS.
• Intensive statistical analysis of data via MATLAB, MINITAB and SPSS to determine significance of research findings.
• Interaction with outside researchers and commercial clients to establish client test requirements.
• Responsible for training and educating orthopaedic residents, new staff, engineering and medical students regarding laboratory technology, safety and procedures.
• Assist in writing reports and manuscripts for submission to conferences.
• ECORE, University of Toledo, Toledo, Ohio. August 2006-September 2009
Position: Graduate Research Assistant
• Finite Element Modeling (FEM) of spine.
• Validation of FEM results.
• Design and modification of orthopaedic test fixtures using SOLIDWORKS.
• Performance analysis of various orthopaedic implants.
• Kinematic testing of spine specimens using OPTOTRAK system.
• Mechanical testing on human spinal segments and implants using MTS.
• Intradiscal pressure analysis for various orthopaedic implants.
• Data analysis and interpretation of the results using statistical methods and software.
• Contribution at project meetings.
Synthes Inc. PA (THESIS): Biomechanical comparison of three different transarticular salvaging fixation techniques implanted in upper cervical spine using cadaveric testing method, finite element modeling and analysis.
Stryker Instruments, MI: Biomechanical analysis comparing Anterior Cervical Discectomy and Fusion (ACDF) and unilateral lateral mass fixation supported by an Interspinous Cable in cervical spine in collaboration with Cleveland Clinic Foundation (CCF).
Medicine Lodge Inc. UT: Finite element modeling and analysis of different designs of cervical disc replacement systems.
Vertiflex Inc. CA: Biomechanical quantification of facet loads following the implantation of Vertiflex superion Interspinous spacers using TEKscan system.
Magellan Spine Inc. CA: Cadaveric cyclical study to assess migration of the Magellan spine interbody fusion device using MTS.
Lanx Inc. CO: Biomechanical comparison of the ASPEN device and Pedicle Screw System using a three level XLIF Fusion
Finite Element Analysis: Evaluation of biomechanical response of the cervical spine following Anterior Vertebral Fusion (AVF) and Posterior Foraminotomy (PF) techniques.
ABSTRACTS AND PRESENTATIONS
• Tsitsopoulos P, Voronov L, Ghanayem A, Zindrick M, Lee D, Potluri T, Zelenakova J, Carandang G, Havey R, Patwardhan A. Anterior cervical discectomy and instrumentation with stand-alone cages, static and rotational-dynamic plates: A biomechanical analysis and comparison. 14th European Congress of Neurosurgery, Rome, Italy, October 9-14, 2011.
• Havey R, Potluri T, Goodsitt J, McIntosh B, Tsitsopoulos P, Voronov L, Patwardhan A. Specimen-Specific Model for Kinematic Assessment of Cervical Facet Joints. Spine Arthroplasty Society Annual Meeting, Las Vegas, NV, Apr. 26-29, 2011.
• Wojewnik B, Ghanayem A, Tsitsopoulos P, Voronov L, Potluri T, Havey R, Zelenakova J, Carandang G, Patwardhan A. Biomechanical Evaluation of Low Profile, Anchored Cervical Interbody Spacer Device in the Setting of Cervical Flexion Distraction Injury. Mid-America Orthopaedic Association, Tucson, AZ, April 6-10, 2011.
• Wojewnik B, Ghanayem A, Tsitsopoulos P, Voronov L, Potluri T, Havey R, Zelenakova J, Carandang G, Patwardhan A. Biomechanical Evaluation of a Low Profile, Anchored Cervical Interbody Spacer Device in the Setting of Progressive Flexion-Distraction Injury. Cervical Spine Research Society, Charlotte, North Carolina, December 2 - 4, 2010.
• Biomechanical changes in the cervical spine after various surgeries for cervical radiculopathy.
• Biomechanical Analysis Comparing Three C1-2 Transarticular Screw Salvaging Fixation Techniques. CSRS 2008, Spine Journal 2010
• Biomechanical Evaluation of Low Profile, Anchored Cervical Interbody Spacer Device in the Setting of Cervical Flexion Distraction Injury. Mid-America Orthopaedic Association 2011,CSRS 2010
Soft and Hard tissue Biomechanics, Biomechanics of Human Movements, Computational Biomechanics, Anatomy & Physiology, Biomedical Instrumentation, Computational Physiology, Biomedical Electronics, Process Control Systems, Tissue Engineering, Research Methods, Medical Imaging, Mathematical methodology.
ENGINEERING AND COMPUTER/LAB SKILLS
Programming Languages: MATLAB, MATHCAD
Operating Systems: Windows 98/2000/XP, MAC OSX, SOLARIS
Computer Applications: ABAQUS (Finite Element Modeling & Analysis)
LABVIEW (Data collection)
Design of Experiments
MiniTAB (statistical analysis)
SPSS (statistical analysis)
Lab Instruments: OPTOTRAK™ (Kinematic motion analysis instrumentation)
Strain gauge based pressure transducers
Material Testing System (MTS)
Spine Wear Simulator
TEKScan (quantified analysis of joint function)
Knowledge of Orthopaedic Surgical Tools (rongeurs, curettes, bone cutters)
Avinash G. Patwardhan,PhD
Professor, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery and Rehabilitation
Loyola University Chicago, Maywood, IL 60153.
More available up on request.