Thomas Andriacchi

AndriacchiFellow Since: 2011

Current Affiliation: Stanford University

Thomas P. Andriacchi is a Professor in the Departments of Mechanical Engineering and Orthopedic Surgery at Stanford University and a Research Career Scientist at The Bone and Joint Center of Excellence at the Palo Alto Veterans Administration.  Before coming to Stanford in 1998 he was a Professor and the first Associate Chair for Research in the Department of Orthopedics at Rush University Medical Center in Chicago.  His research over the past thirty years has involved the development and application of a multidisciplinary research framework for the study of osteoarthritis with a focus on ambulatory mechanics.  This research is fundamental in establishing the importance of analyzing human movement as a means of understanding musculoskeletal pathology and specifically the initiation and progression osteoarthritis of the knee joint. His recent work has provided insight into the importance of ambulatory load modifying interventions for the treatment of knee OA as well as the association between ACL injury and premature knee OA.

Dr. Andriacchi’s research has been recognized by a number of prestigious awards including twice receiving the Kappa Delta Award (the highest research award of the Orthopedic Research Society).  He received the Borelli Award from ASB in 2004 and the H.R. Lissner Medal from the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) in 2009 for outstanding achievements in the field of bioengineering.  Tom served as the ASB Secretary/Treasurer from 1983-1986 and as the President in 1991-1992.