Tom Hedman, Ph.D.

Research Associate Professor

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University of Kentucky, College of Engineering
Biomedical Engineering - BME
Coldstream Ste 103
Lexington, KY 40506
Phone: 512-818-8468
Fax: 859-225-5002
Email: thedman@orthopeutics.com


Professional Preparation

B.S.M.E., Mechanical Engineering, Univ. of Minnesota, Institute of Technology, Minneapolis, MN, 1983

S.M.M.E., Mechanical Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA, 1985

Ph.D., Bioengineering, University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, Scotland, 1995

Academic Appointments

Research Associate Professor, Biomedical Engineering, University of Kentucky, 2010-present

Research Associate Professor, Neurosurgery Department, University of Kentucky, 2010-present

Joint Associate Professor, Department of Surgery, Texas A&M Health Science Center College of Medicine, 2009

Research Associate Professor, Biomedical Engineering, TEES, Texas A&M University, 2007-2012

Adjunct Associate Professor, Physical Therapy Department, University of Southern California, 2006-2007

Research Associate Professor, Biomedical Engineering, Engineering School, University of Southern California, 2003-2007

Associate Professor of Research, Orthopaedic Surgery, School of Medicine, University of Southern California, 2003-2005

Research Assistant Professor, Biomedical Engineering, Engineering School, University of Southern California, 2003

Assistant Professor of Research, Orthopaedic Surgery, School of Medicine, University of Southern California, 1994-2003

Recent Publications

  • Hedman, T, Saito, H., Vo, C. and Chuang, S-Y, Exogenous crosslinking increases the stability of spinal motion segments, Spine 31(15):E480-485,2006.
  • Chuang, S-Y, Odono, R.M., Hedman, T.P., Effects of exogenous crosslinking on in vitro tensile and compressive moduli of lumbar intervertebral discs, Clinical Biomechanics, 22(1):14-20, 2007.
  • Slusarewicz, P., Zhu, K., Kirking, B., Toungate, J., Hedman, T., Optimization of protein crosslinking formulations for the treatment of degenerative disc disease, Spine, 36(1):E7-13, 2011.
  • Slusarewicz, P, Zhu, K, Hedman, T, Kinetic characterization and comparison of various protein crosslinking reagents suitable for tissue engineering, J Mater Sci Mater Med., 21(4):1175-81, 2010.
  • Chuang, S-Y, Lin, L-C, Hedman, T.P., The influence of exogenous crosslinking and compressive creep loading on intradiscal pressure, Biomech Model Mechanobiol. 9(5):533-538, 2010.
  • Zhu, K, Slusarewicz, P, Hedman, T, Thermal analysis reveals differential effects of various crosslinkers on bovine annulus fibrosis, J Orthop Res., 29(1):8-13, 2011.
  • Chuang, S-Y, Popovich, JM, Lin, L-C, Wang, S-J, Hedman, T, The effects of exogenous crosslinking on hydration and fluid flow in the intervertebral disc subjected to compressive creep loading and unloading spine, Spine, 35(24):E1362-6, 2010.
  • Popovich, J.M., Yau, D, Chuang, S-Y, Hedman, T., Exogenous collagen crosslinking of the intervertebral disc restores joint stability following lumbar posterior decompression surgery, Spine, 36(12):1-6, 2011.
  • Slusarewicz, P., Zhu, K. and Hedman, T., Studies on the degradation of genipin in aqueous solution, Natural Products Communications, 5(12):1853-8, 2010.
  • Welcher, J.W., Popovich, J.M., Hedman, T.P., Development of a versatile intra-articular pressure sensing array, Journal of Medical Engineering and Physics, 33(8):950-6, 2011.