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Current Affiliation: University of Washington
Peter Cavanagh is an Endowed Professor and Vice Chair for Research in the Department of Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine at the University of Washington in Seattle, Washington. He was born, raised, and educated in England, and did graduate studies in human biomechanics at the Royal Free Medical School at the University of London. He is past President of both the American Society of Biomechanics and the International Society of Biomechanics and has received the Borelli Award and Muybridge Medal from these societies. He has also been the recipient of the International Diabetic Foot Award, the Edward J. Olmos Award for Amputation prevention, The Dyson Award, and the Lawrence Young NSBRI Award. When not working, he enjoys reading, running, listening to music, and photographing birds in flight. He is married to artist Ann Vandervelde. They have four children and five grandchildren.