Dr. Gushue earned a Ph.D. and an M.S. in Biomedical Engineering at the University of Rochester, Rochester, New York, and a B.S. in Bioengineering with a minor in Neuroscience at Syracuse University, Syracuse, New York. During his Ph.D. dissertation, Dr. Gushue studied the dynamic relationship between mechanical forces and joint disorders, including investigations into growth plate abnormalities, osteoarthritis, and ACL-deficiencies. Using joint contact modeling techniques, Dr. Gushue investigated the distribution of joint contact forces during gait and other activities of daily living, and determined their potential influence on bone growth and soft tissue injuries within joints. In addition to knee joint biomechanics, Dr. Gushue participated in research studies related to biomechanics of the spine and upper extremity. His research included 3-D motion analyses, mathematical modeling, clinical studies involving both adults and children, MR imaging, mechanical testing, and finite element analyses. Dr. Gushue has also completed advanced coursework in the fields of biomechanics, injury tolerance, biomaterials, neuroscience, structural mechanics, impact mechanics, materials engineering, and physiology.
In addition to fulfilling the engineering requirements of his doctorate at the University of Rochester, Dr. Gushue gained valuable experience by providing engineering consultation to a private portfolio company that invested in early-stage innovations related to the fields of biomedical engineering and orthopedics. Dr. Gushue served as an integral part of an interdisciplinary team that formulated initial designs, developed intellectual property and prototypes, and conducted feasibility studies related to improved medical devices for use as total joint replacements.
Dr. Gushue’s academic and professional experience represents a unique combination of knowledge in biomechanical engineering, live subject kinematic and kinetic testing, human anatomy and physiology, orthopedics, and medical devices. Currently, he specializes in the study of the kinematics and kinetics of the human body, as well as injury mechanisms, and associated tolerances. Dr. Gushue has served as a consultant for the United States Military, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), and various professional sports organizations, including the National Hockey League (NHL).
- Ph.D. Biomedical Engineering,
- University of Rochester
- M.S. Biomedical Engineering,
- University of Rochester
- B.S. Bioengineering,
- with a minor in Neuroscience,
- Syracuse University
- Member of the
- Society of Automotive Engineers.