Katherine E. Reuther

Lecturer in Biomedical Engineering and Director of Master's Studies

351 Engineering Terrace
1210 Amsterdam Avenue, Mail Code: 8904
New York, NY 10027

Phone: +1 212-851-0272

Email: ker2154@columbia.edu

Twitter: @KEReuther

Research Areas:

Engineering Education, Medical Device Design, Innovation, & Entrepreneurship, Soft Tissue Biomechanics, Mechanisms of Orthopaedic Injury and Repair, Shoulder


B.S., Biomedical Engineering, The College of New Jersey

Ph.D., Bioengineering, University of Pennsylvania

Professional Experience

Lecturer in Biomedical Engineering, 2014- Present

Co-Director, Columbia BioMedX, 2015- Present

Advisory Board Member, Neopenda, 2015-Present

Advisory Board Member, Luso Labs, 2016- Present

Research Assistant, McKay Orthopaedic Research Lab, 2009-2014

Clinical Affairs Intern, Integra LifeSciences, 2008

Teaching Publications

1.  Reuther KE, Nye AM, Begg LH, Cavusoglu AH, O’Neill JD (2017). Accelerating Biomedical Innovation in Academia: Leveraging Academic Discoveries to Meet the Needs of Both Faculty and Students. American Society for Engineering Education Annual Meeting, Columbus, Ohio.

2. Reuther KE, Cennamo MJ, Guo TW (2016). Re-designing Design: A Technology-enhanced Graduate-level Biomedical Design Course.  American Society for Engineering Education Annual Meeting, New Orleans, Louisiana.


Research Publications

1. Reuther KE, Sheridan S, Thomas SJ (2018). Differentiation of Bony and Soft-Tissue Adaptations of the Shoulder in Professional Baseball Pitchers. J Shoulder Elb Surg.

2.  Byrd J, Herskowitz O, Aloise J, Nye A, Rao S, Reuther K. (2017) University Technology Accelerators: Design Considerations and Emerging Best Practices. Technology & Innovation: National Academy of Inventors, June; 19: 349-362.

3.  Beach ZM, Tucker JJ, Thomas SJ, Reuther KE, Gray CF, Lee CS, Glaser DL, Soslowsky LJ. (2017) Biceps Tenotomy in the Presence of a Supraspinatus Tear Alters the Adjacent Intact Tendons and Glenoid Cartilage. J Bomech, Oct 3; 63:151-157.

4.  Reuther KE, Larsen R, Kuhn PD, Kelly JD, Thomas SJ. (2016) Sleeper Stretch Accelerates Recovery of Glenohumeral Internal Rotation Following Pitching, J Shoulder Elb Surg, Dec; 25(12):1925-1929.

5.  Reuther KE,Tucker JJ, Gordon JA, Thomas SJ, Vafa RP, Yannascoli SM, Caro AC, Kuntz AF, Soslowsky LJ (2015) Effect of Scapular Dyskinesis on Supraspinatus Repair Healing in a Rat Model, J Shoulder Elb Surg, Aug; 24(8):1235-42.

6.  Reuther KE,Tucker JJ, Thomas SJ, Yannascoli SM, Caro AC, Vafa RP, Gordon JA, Kuntz AF, Soslowsky LJ (2014) Overuse Activity in the Presence of Scapular Dyskinesis Leads to Shoulder Tendon Damage in a Rat Model, Ann Biomed Eng, Apr; 43(4):917-28.

7.  Reuther KE, Thomas SJ, Tucker JJ, Yannascoli SM, Caro AC, Vafa RP, Gordon JA, Kuntz AF, Soslowsky LJ (2014) Scapular Dyskinesis is Detrimental to Shoulder Tendon Properties and Joint Mechanics in a Rat Model, J Orthop Res, Nov; 32(11):1436-43.

8.  Thomas SJ, Reuther KE, Tucker JJ, Sarver JJ, Yannascoli SM, Caro AC, Voleti, PB, Rooney SI, Glaser DL, Soslowsky LJ. (2014) Biceps Detachment Decreases Joint Damage in a Rotator Cuff Tear Rat Model, Clin Orthop Relat Res, Aug; 472(8):2404-12.

9.  Reuther KE, Thomas SJ, Tucker JJ, Sarver JJ, Gray CF, Rooney SI, Glaser DL, Soslowsky LJ. (2014) Disruption of Anterior-Posterior Rotator Cuff Force Balance Alters Joint Function and Leads to Joint Damage in a Rat Model. J Orthop Res, May; 32(5):638-44.

10.  Reuther KE*, Thomas SJ*, Evans EB, Tucker JJ, Sarver JJ, Ilkhani-Pour S, Gray CF, Voleti PB, Glaser DL, Soslowsky LJ. (2013) Returning to Overuse Activity Following a Combined Supraspinatus and Infraspinatus Tear Leads to Shoulder Joint Damage. J Biomech, July 26 46(11):1818-24 *Demonstrates equal contributions

11.  Buckley MR, Dunkman AA, Reuther KE, Kumar A, Pathmanathan L, Beason DP, Birk DE, Soslowsky LJ. (2013) Validation of an Empirical Damage Model for Aging and In Vivo Injury of the Murine Patellar Tendon. J Biomech Eng, April; 135.

12.  Reuther KE*, Thomas SJ*, Sarver JJ, Tucker JJ, Lee CS, Gray CF, Glaser DL, Soslowsky LJ. (2013) Effect of Return to Overuse Activity Following an Isolated Supraspinatus Tendon Tear on Adjacent Intact Tendons and Glenoid Cartilage in a Rat Model.J Orthop Res, May; 31(5):710-5. *Demonstrates equal contributions

13.  Reuther KE, Sarver JJ, Lee CS, Schultz SM, Sehgal CM, Glaser DL, Soslowsky LJ. (2012) Glenoid Cartilage Mechanical Properties Decrease after Rotator Cuff Tendon Tears in a Rat Model. J Orthop Res, Sep; 30 (9):1435-9.

14.  Hsu JE, Reuther KE, Thomas SJ, Lee CS, Sarver JJ, Glaser DL, Soslowsky LJ. (2011) Restoring the Balance of Anterior-Posterior Rotator Cuff Forces Improves Shoulder Function in a Rat Model of Chronic Massive Tears. J Orthop Res, Jul; 29 (7):1028-33.

Book Chapter

1. Reuther KE, Kuhn JD. (2016) Disorders of the Scapula and Their Role in Shoulder Injury – A Clinical Guide to Evaluation and Management, Scapula and Rotator Cuff Disease/Impingement and Treatment.

2. Reuther KE, Gray CF, Soslowsky LJ.  (2013) Orthopaedic Basic Science, 4th Edition, Form and Function of Tendon and Ligament.


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