The Center for Bone, Joint & Spine Research is staffed by fellowship-trained doctors, residents, and research assistants all dedicated to advancing medicine through research and development.
Residents are encouraged to explore their research interests in coordination with faculty mentors. Four months of the five-year residency are designated for research time, with a requirement to complete one or more publishable papers. A variety of resources are available to assist residents and faculty with research.
The diverse resources of the institution are also available for multidisciplinary studies. Residents have recently collaborated with the Texas A&M Institute for Regenerative Medicine at Scott & White on mesenchymal stem cell research aimed at regenerating meniscal tissue in vivo and with Dr. Ed Childs in the Department of Surgery to study mediators involved in ischemia-reperfusion injuries in skeletal muscle.