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Current Affiliation: Mayo Clinic
Dr. Kenton R. Kaufman is the W. Hall Wendel Jr Musculoskeletal Research Professor, Professor of Biomedical Engineering, Director of the Biomechanics-Motion Analysis Laboratory, and Consultant in the Departments of Orthopedic Surgery, Physiology and Biomedical Engineering at Mayo Clinic. He is a registered professional engineer. Dr. Kaufman’s primary area of research is musculoskeletal rehabilitation science. He is the co-inventor of the SensorWalk, a stance-control orthosis on the commercial market. He has had research funding totaling over $40 million, has published over 180 scientific peer-reviewed papers, and holds 4 US patents and one international patent.
Dr. Kaufman has received numerous awards including the American Society of Biomechanics Young Investigator Award, Excellence in Research Award and the O’Donoghue Sports Injury Research Award from the American Orthopedic Society for Sports Medicine, Clinical Research Award from the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons, Best Scientific Paper Awards from the Gait and Clinical Movement Analysis Society, Frank Stinchfield Award from The Hip Society, and the John Insall Award from The Knee Society.
He has served as a reviewer for NIH, CDC, NIDRR and the VA. Currently, he is serving on the National Advisory Council for Nursing Research at NIH. Dr. Kaufman is a Past President of the American Society of Biomechanics. He is also a founding member and Past President of the Gait and Clinical Movement Analysis Society. He is a Fellow in the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering and the American Society of Biomechanics.