Guoan Li, PhD
Director, The Bioengineering Laboratory
Massachusetts General Hospital
Associate Professor, Harvard Medical School

Senior Lecturer
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Tel: 617-726-6472

Research Statement

Dr. Li began the Bioengineering Laboratory in 1998. Since then, he continues to increase the size of the research team after relocating to the Massachusetts General Hospital in 2003. He is a mentor to students in various departments at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Boston University including: Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering and Physics. In addition, Dr. Li is host to numerous international research fellows. His major research interests are the biomechanics of human musculoskeletal joints.


PhD  1992  Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD 
MS  1990  Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD 

Selected Recent Publications (see PubMed for complete list)

  1. Li G, Van de Velde SK, Bingham JT. Validation of a non-invasive fluoroscopic imaging technique for the measurement of dynamic knee joint motion. J Biomech. 2008;41(7):1616-22.
  2. Massimini DF, Li G, Warner JP. Glenohumeral Contact Kinematics In Patients After Total Shoulder Arthroplasty. J Bone Joint Surg Am., 92(4): 916-26, 2010.
  3. Suggs JF, Hanson GR, Park SE, Moynihan AL, Li G. Patient function after a posterior stabilizing total knee arthroplasty: cam-post engagement and knee kinematics. Knee Surg Sports Traumatol Arthrosc. 2008;16(3):290-6.
  4. Li G, Papannagari R, Nha KW, Defrate LE, Gill TJ, Rubash HE. The coupled motion of the femur and patella during in vivo weightbearing knee flexion. J Biomech Eng. 2007;129:937-43.

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