- M.S., Clinical and Translational Investigation, Weill Cornell Medicine, 2021
- Ph.D., Industrial Engineering, University of Miami, 2017
- M.Sc., Mechanical Design and Production, Cairo University, 2012
- B.Sc., Mechanical Design and Production, Cairo University, 2007
- TL1 Training Award, Center for Advancing Translational Science, NIH, 2019
- Adele Boskey Prize for Innovative Research in Orthopedic Surgery and Rheumatology, Hospital for Special Surgery, 2019
- Spine section award, Orthopedic Research Society, 2016
- Orthopedic Research Society (ORS)
- International Society for Technology in Arthroplasty (ISTA)
- Association for Clinical and Translational Science (ACTS)
- Biomedical Engineering Society (BMES)
Dr. Elmasry's expertise is in mechanics, orthopedic biomechanics, and human kinematics. He has performed numerous evaluations to target improved joint function following injuries and surgical treatments utilizing state-of-the-art computational modeling and physical experiments on human cadavers.
Dr. Elmasry has extensive experience quantifying internal loads on soft tissue and skeletal structures with an emphasis on the lower extremities and lumbar spine. He received intensive training in conducting translational research to unravel biomechanical reasons associated with surgical failures due to joint instability and to identify biomechanical risk factors associated with negative clinical outcomes. Dr. Elmasry also has experience in conducting in vivo experiments to study human movement using high-speed cameras, force plates, and inertial measurement units (IMUs).
Prior to joining Exponent, Dr. Elmasry worked within teams of arthroplasty surgeons and biomechanical scientists at the Hospital for Special Surgery to leverage simulation of knee mechanics in healthy and diseased knees and following surgical intervention. He developed a multibody dynamics model of the knee to understand the interaction between ligament properties and implant design towards achieving knee stability following total knee replacement. He also used a six-degrees of freedom robot arm to conduct physical experiments on the knee to understand ligament engagement patterns under different loading conditions. During his Ph.D. in the Biomechanics Research lab at the University of Miami, he developed finite element models and conducted physical experiments using MTS machines to study the biomechanics of the lumbar spine following different fixation procedures. He also worked in a gait lab where he conducted in vivo experiments to understand human movement and body kinematics.