Stavros Thomopoulos


Carroll Laboratories of Orthopedic Research
Columbia University
Black Building, Room 1408
650 W 168 ST
New York, NY 10032-3702

Tel(212) 305-5124

Research Interests

Development, structure-function, repair, and tissue engineering of the tendon-to-bone attachment.

Dr. Thomopoulos’ research has been funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH), the National Science Foundation (NSF), the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), and the Orthopaedic Research and Education Foundation (OREF). He has received numerous awards for his research, including the YC Fung Young Investigator Award from the American Society of Mechanical Engineers, the Neer Award for Basic Science Research in the Shoulder from the American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons Society, and the Kappa Delta Young Investigator Award from the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons.

Dr. Thomopoulos holds a bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering from Columbia University, and Masters of Science degrees in both mechanical engineering and biomedical engineering from the University of Michigan. He completed his doctoral studies in biomedical engineering in 2001 through the University of Michigan. After a two-year postdoctoral fellowship at Columbia University in Biomedical Engineering, he started a faculty position at Washington University in 2003. Dr. Thomopoulos joined Columbia University in 2015 as a full professor and the director of the Carroll Laboratories.


2001 – 2003 Postdoctoral fellowship, Biomedical Engineering, Columbia University
1998 – 2001 Doctor of Philosophy, Biomedical Engineering, University of Michigan (hosted by the University of Pennsylvania)
1997 – 1998 Masters of Science, Biomedical Engineering University of Michigan
1995 – 1997 Masters of Science in Engineering, Mechanical Engineering University of Michigan
1991 – 1995 Bachelor of Science, Mechanical Engineering Columbia University