Ray C. Wasielewski

Adjunct Professor - Mechanical, Aerospace, and Biomedical Engineering Department

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Dr. Wasielewski earned his MD from The Ohio State University after completing his bachelor’s and master’s degree in Materials Engineering at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and StateUniversity.  He then completed residency training in Orthopedics at University of Pittsburgh, followed by fellowship training in Joint Replacement surgery at RushPresbyterianHospital in Chicago, Illinois. Dr. Wasielewski has held appointments ranging from associate professor, interim chairman, and also active chairman of the Department of Orthopedics at The Ohio State University until 2003.  At that time he left the academic environment and now practices at the Grant Medical Center of OhioHealth, while pursuing his multiple intellectual property and small business interests. Dr. Wasielewski’s areas of focus have been on engineering solutions with orthopedic problems and issues.  He has also worked extensively on dental stem cell technologies to commercialize a stem cell product to be used first in the equine market.  He has held an adjunct professorship in the Department of BME since 2006 and has been on the board of the BME since 2009.

Focus Areas: Orthopedic Knee and Hip Implant Design and Function | Dental Stem Cell Procurement Characterization Commercialization | Materials in Orthopedic Implants

Skills and Expertise: Hip Replacement Surgery | Knee Replacement Surgery | Hip and Knee Orthopedic Implant Design | Dental Stem Cell Procurement | Dental Stem Cell Characterization

Selected Publications:

General Anatomy in the Adult Hip
R.C. Wasielewski , In: Callaghan J, Rosenberg A, Rubash H, eds. Adult Reconstructive Surgery. 2nd ed. Philadelphia, PA: Lippincott-Raven,
Gap Balancing Through Small Incisions: Competing Goals
S.K. Kusuma and R.C. Wasielewski , Orthopedics, vol. 33, no. 9, pp. 654, 2010.
Lack of Axial Rotation in Mobile-bearing Knee Designs
R.C. Wasielewski, R.D. Komistek, S.M. Zingde, K.C. Sheridan, and M.R. Mahfouz, Clinical Orthopaedics and Related Research, vol. 466, no. 11, pp. 2662-2668, 2008.
The Acetabular Insert-metal Backing Interface an Additional Source of Polyethylene Wear Debris
R.C. Wasielewski, J.J. Jacobs, B. Arthurs, and H. Rubash, Journal of Arthroplasty, vol. 20, no. 7, pp. 914-22, 2005.
Correlation of Compartment Pressure Data From an Intraoperative Sensing Device with Postoperative Fluoroscopic Kinematic Results in TKA Patients
R.C. Wasielewski, D.D. Galat, and R.D. Komistek, Journal of Biomechanics, vol. 38, no. 2, pp. 333-9, 2005.
The Causes of Insert Backside Wear in Total Knee Arthroplasty
R.C. Wasielewski, Clinical Orthopaedics and Related Research, vol. 404, pp. 232-46, 2002.
General Anatomy in the Adult Knee
R.C. Wasielewski , In: Callaghan J, Rosenberg A, Rubash H, eds. The Adult Knee: Chapter 6, Philadelphia, PA: Lippincott, Williams & Wilkins, 2002.
Patient Comorbidity: Relationship to Outcomes of Total Knee Arthroplasty
R.C. Wasielewski, H. Weed, C. Prezioso, C. Nicholson, and R.D. Puri, Clinical Orthopaedics and Related Research, no. 356, pp. 85-92, 1998.
Tibial Insert Undersurface as a Contributing Source of Polyethylene Wear Debris
R.C. Wasielewski, N. Parks, I. Williams, H. Surprenant, J.P. Collier, and G. Engh, Clinical Orthopaedics and Related Research, vol. 345, pp. 53-9, 1997.
Acetabular Anatomy and the Transacetabular Fixation of Screws in Total Hip Arthroplasty
R.C. Wasielewski, L.A. Cooperstein, M.P. Kruger, and H.E. Rubash, The Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery, vol. 72, no. 4, pp. 501-8, 1990.