Harry McKellop

Harry McKellop


Professor, David Geffen School of Medicine


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Professor McKellop’s research areas include: musculoskeletal biomechanics, stabilization and healing of fractures; improving the durability of orthopaedic implants; developing and evaluating wear resistant bearing materials for prosthetic joints (hip, knee and spinal disc replacements), particularly crosslinked polyethylene and metal-metal bearings; through the analysis of retrieved implants, evaluating how the design and bearing material affect the long-term clinical performance; use of computer modeling (finite element analysis) to evaluate and improve the performance of many types of orthopaedic implants, particularly the nature of the bone-implant interface.
  • BS, University of California, Los Angeles, 1970
  • MS, University of California, Los Angeles, 1973
  • PhD, University of Southern California, 1988
  • Arthritis Foundation: Top Ten Research Advances of 2003, 2003
  • John Charnley Award, The Hip Society, 2000
  • Fellow: American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering (AIMBE), 1999
  • Kappa Delta Award: for outstanding orthopaedic research, from the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons and the Orthopaedic Research Society, 1998
  • CeramTec Award: for outstanding research on biomedical ceramics, 1998
  • John Charnley Award, The Hip Society, 1994