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Patrick W. Whitlock, MD, PhD

Whitlock_PatrickGraduate School

University of Cincinnati (Materials Science)

Medical School

Drexel University

Research Focus

Dr. Whitlock came to Wake Forest with a strong background in materials science. At Wake Forest, Dr. Whitlock worked intensely on developing scaffolds for tissue engineering of tissues for orthopaedic applications, including flexor tendon repair and ligament reconstruction. Early in his time in the lab, Dr. Whitlock invented a tissue engineering process that has significantly improved the quality of tissue engineered scaffolds. Subsequent work has focused on optimization and advancement of the tissue engineering process. This work was done in collaboration with the Wake Forest Institute for Regenerative Medicine (WFIRM). Dr. Whitlock has been very successful in obtaining numerous competitive grants and awards. His has presented his research at numerous national and international meetings. These projects have led to both patents and publications for Dr. Whitlock.

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For a listing of recent publications, refer to PubMed, a service provided by the National Library of Medicine.

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