World-renowned orthopaedic researcher joins Marshall University School of Medicine

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. – Timothy Hewett, Ph.D., has been named professor of orthopaedic surgery at the Marshall University Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine. In this new role, Hewett will be responsible for the advancement and oversight of orthopaedic and musculoskeletal research endeavors.

Over the past two decades, Hewett has published hundreds of articles in peer-reviewed journals and is considered one of the world’s leading authorities in the field of injury prevention and rehabilitation, including anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injuries. Hewett most recently served as a professor and program director of Mayo Clinic Research’s Orthopedic Biomechanics Laboratory and Sports Medicine Research in Rochester, Minnesota. Prior to his work at Mayo Clinic, he was a professor and director of the Sports Health and Performance Institute at Ohio State University and the Sports Medicine Biodynamics Center at the Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center in Ohio. During this time, he also served as an adjunct professor at the University of Kentucky College of Health Sciences.

Hewett earned his doctorate in physiology and biophysics from the University of Cincinnati, where he also completed fellowships in molecular biology and biomechanics. He has obtained grant funding from the National Institutes of Health, NFL Charities, The Orthopaedic Research and Education Foundation and numerous other agencies for his world-leading research on ACL prevention and rehabilitation through neuromuscular training. He is a former member of the Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation Sciences NIH Study Section and is on the editorial board for several journals.

“Our goal is to develop and mentor one of the world's leading teams in orthopaedic and sports medicine research,” Hewett said. “I love the entire process of scientific discovery. Teaching the next generation of musculoskeletal clinical scientists here at Marshall University will be an honor, a privilege and, most importantly, fun.”

Hewett is the recipient of numerous awards, including the OREF Clinical Research Award from the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, the O’Donoghue Award and Excellence in Research Awards from the American Orthopedic Society for Sports Medicine, the Rose Excellence in Research Award from the Academy of Orthopaedic Physical Therapy and a Young Investigator’s Award from the American Heart Association.

He is a member of the American Orthopaedic Society Sports Medicine, American Physiological Society and Orthopaedic Research Society. He is also a fellow of the American College of Sports Medicine.



Date Posted: Friday, May 27, 2022