David Pienkowski, Ph.D., M.B.A.

Head Shoulders Portrait Photo 1 June 2011

Associate Professor

Research Areas: Mechanical Properties of Osteoporotic Bone

University of Kentucky, College of Engineering
Biomedical Engineering - BME
514F RMB
Lexington, KY 40506-0108
Phone: 859-323-1568
Fax: 859-323-2412
Email: pienkow@uky.edu


Professional Preparation

  • BS, Physics, Villanova University, Villanova, PA 1976
  • MSE, Bioengineering, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA 1978
  • PhD, Materials Science and Engineering, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA 1982
  • MBA, Management, University of Pennsylvania, PA 1987

Positions

  • Director of Research and Development: Orthopaedic Products, La Jolla Technology Inc., San Diego, CA 1982 – 1987
  • Visiting Scholar, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA, 1984 – 1987
  • Vice-President of Clinical Research, LTI Biomedical Inc., San Diego, CA 1987 – 1989
  • Vice-President of Research, IatroMed Inc., Phoenix, AZ 1989
  • Adjunct Assistant Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery Research, School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA, 1987 – 1991
  • Assistant Professor of Biomedical Engineering, Center for Biomedical Engineering, University of Kentucky, 1991 – 1997
  • Assistant Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery, School of Medicine, University of Kentucky, 1991 – 1997
  • Director, Orthopaedic Biomechanics Laboratory, University of Kentucky, 1991 – 2000
  • Research Committee Member, Kentucky Spine Institute, Lexington, KY, 1996 – 1997
  • Research Staff Member, Shriners Hospital for Children, Lexington, KY, 2000 – 2010
  • Associate Professor of Biomedical Engineering, Center for Biomedical Engineering, University of Kentucky, 1997 – present
  • Associate Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery, School of Medicine, University of Kentucky, 1997 – present
  • Executive Director; Pennsylvania Human Implant Performance Laboratory, Philadelphia, PA, 2007 – present

Recent Publications

  • Malluche HH, Porter DS, Pienkowski D. Evaluating Bone Quality in Patients with Chronic Kidney Disease.  Invited manuscript.  Nature Reviews Nephrology, November 9(11):671-680, 2013
  • Malluche HH, Porter DS, Mawad H, Faugere MC, Pienkowski D. Low-Energy Fractures Without Low BMD t-scores of Osteoporosis: A Bone Matrix Disorder. Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery (Am) 2013 October 2:95-101 (19)
  • Cabell L, Pienkowski D, Shapiro R, Janura M. “Effect of Age and Activity Level on Lower Extremity Gait Dynamics: An Introductory Study”.  Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research 27(6):1503-1510, 2013
  • Malluche HH, Porter DS, Monier-Faugere MC, Mawad H, Pienkowski D.  Differences in Bone Quality between High versus Low Turnover Renal Osteodystrophy.  Journal of the American Society of Nephrology 23(3):525-532, 2012
  • Proctor LD, Bernard, AC, Ginn G, Kearney P, Pienkowski, D. Plank Fence Penetration into Automobiles – Implications for Prevention Initiatives.  Journal of Forensic Sciences 56 (S1), S105-S108, January 2011
  • Bernard AC, Mullineaux DR, Auxier JT, Forman J, Shapiro R, Pienkowski D.  Pediatric Anthropometrics are Inconsistent with Current Guidelines for Assessing Rider Fit on All Terrain Vehicles.  Accident Analysis and Prevention 42(4), 1220-1225, 2010

Active Projects

  • Antiresorptive Therapies and their Effects on Post-Menopausal Bone Quality
  • Low-Energy Bone Fractures in Women with Normal Bone Density
  • Bone Quality and Biomechanics
  • Biomechanics of ATV-related Pediatric Injuries