Medical University of the Americas
Dr. Jinnah’s research focus is
in tissue engineering. His PhD work is based on the hypothesis that porcine
cancellous bone, that has been decellularized, will lead to osteointegration
and eventual bone remodeling at the site of large osseous defects, and
alleviate patient morbidity associated with autograft harvest. Dr. Jinnah
collaborates with former Physician Scientist Resident Dr. Bracey on this
Additionally, Dr. Jinnah is
collaborating with the cancer biology department to use this decellularized
bone scaffold as a means of creating a novel animal bone metastasis model. The
importance of this would be to find new therapies to counteract the effects of
In addition to basic science
research, Dr. Jinnah is collaborating with other residents and faculty in a
number of clinical studies. In particular, he is working on a quality
improvement project with Dr. Emory (Vice-Chair) and Dr. Stone (PGY-5) to find
predictors of readmission following hip fracture fixation.
Dr. Jinnah is enrolled in the Molecular
Medicine and Translational Science PhD program.
For a listing of recent publications, refer to PubMed, a service provided by the National Library of Medicine.