Harry A. McKellop, Ph.D, joined the J. Vernon Luck Sr., MD, Orthopaedic
Research Center in 1980. He was appointed Director of the Biomechanics
Laboratory in 1985, Director of the Luck Research Center in 1993, and Vice
President of Research in 1996. He also is a professor in the
UCLA/Orthopaedic Hospital Department of Orthopaedic Surgery.
Dr. McKellop received Bachelor of Science and Master of Science Degrees in Mechanical Engineering from UCLA in 1970 and 1973, respectively, and his Ph.D in Biomechanics from USC in 1988. He has conducted research in a variety of orthopaedic fields, including joint replacement and treatment of fractures. His particular specialty is analyzing the causes of wear of artificial joints, and developing more wear-resistant materials to extend their useful lifespan in the patient.