Brian Grottkau, M.D.


Physician Investigator (Cl)
Orthopaedic Surgery, Mass General Research Institute
Assistant Professor of Orthopedic Surgery
Harvard Medical School
Assistant In Orthopaedic Surgery
Children's Orthopaedics, Massachusetts General Hospital
MD Harvard Medical School 1989
3d bioprinting; clavicle; elbow fractures; elbow joint; fractures bone; legg-clave-perthes disease; neovascularization physiologic; organ regeneration; osteogenesis; pediatric trauma; scoliosis; spinal fusion; tissue adhesives; tissue regeneration

Dr. Grottkau's research interests are in a variety of areas:

  • Dr. Grottkau is a Principal Investigator with the Laboratory for Therapeutic 3D Bioprinting.Through the lab, Dr. Grottkau and his team bioprint live micro-tissues that are comparable to human tissues for therapeutic purposes including tissue regeneration, organ regeneration and anticancer therapy.
  • Pediatric trauma: Dr. Grottkau studies various aspects of pediatric trauma. He is researching the demographics, injuries sustained, residual disabilities and other aspects of children who have suffered falls.
  • Radiological evaluation of elbow fractures in children: Dr. Grottkau is researching this topic utilizing multidetector CT technology. He has published numerous articles about this topic.
  • Treatment of Legg-Calve-Perthes disease: Dr. Grottkau is researching this area, in conjunction with the Lab for Tissue Engineering at Mass General, to develop an effective intervention in the treatment of this disease utilizing autogenous stem cells.