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Bioengineering Professor Richard Debski Elected as Fellow of the Orthopaedic Research Society

Richard Debski, professor of bioengineering and orthopedic surgery at the University of Pittsburgh, has been elected as a fellow of the Orthopaedic Research Society (ORS). The ORS is a global organization dedicated to advancing orthopedic research, and its fellowship is one of the highest honors in the field.

According to the organization’s announcement, ”ORS Fellows represent long-standing members of the ORS who have demonstrated exemplary service and leadership, substantial achievement, expert knowledge, and significant contributions to the ORS, its governance, and the field of musculoskeletal research.”


Debski's research focuses on the biomechanics of the musculoskeletal system, with a particular emphasis on the shoulder. He has published extensively in top-tier journals and has received numerous awards and honors throughout his career.

“Rich’s contributions to the field of orthopedics have been instrumental in improving our understanding of musculoskeletal biomechanics and translating that knowledge towards the development of new treatments,” said Mark Redfern, interim chair of the Department of Bioengineering and William Kepler Whiteford professor. “The Pitt Bioengineering community is extremely proud of him, and his election as a fellow of the Orthopedic Research Society is a well-deserved recognition of his achievements."

Debski's election as a fellow of the ORS was announced at the organization's annual meeting in February.