Kartik Mangudi Varadarajan, Ph.D.


Assistant Investigator
Technology Implementation Research Center, Mass General Research Institute
Assistant Professor of Orthopedic Surgery
Harvard Medical School
Research Staff
Orthopaedic Surgery, Massachusetts General Hospital
PhD Massachusetts Institute of Technology 2010
arthroplasty, replacement, knee; knee; knee joint; patellofemoral joint; range of motion, articular

Dr. Varadarajan received his doctoral degree from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), in Mechanical Engineering. Currently he is the Assistant Director for the Technology Implementation Research Center (TIRC) at the Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH), and Instructor in orthopedic surgery at the Harvard Medical School.

At the TIRC, he leads a number of translational research projects aimed at addressing critical challenges in reconstructive surgery through development of better implant designs, and surgical tools. His areas of expertise include human joint biomechanics, computational design, computational analysis pre-clinical testing, and technology development.

Dr. Varadarajan holds over 15 US and international patents related to technologies he has developed through his research at MGH/MIT. He has written chapters on knee joint biomechanics and total knee implant designs for the past two editions of the Orthopaedic Knowledge Update, published by the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons. His research has also resulted in 80+ presentations at national / international conferences, and 23 peer-reviewed journal articles.