Peter Walker Lab

Peter S. Walker, PhD
Research Professor, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, New York University School of Medicine, and Department of Mechanical Engineering, Polytechnic University of New York University; Director, Laboratory for Minimally Invasive Surgery
423 East 23rd Street, Rm 206A, New York 10010; Phone: (212) 686-7500, ext 6444

Dr. Walker received his undergraduate degree in mechanical sciences at Cambridge University, England and his PhD at Leeds University, England. He previously held faculty positions at the Hospital for Special Surgery/Cornell Medical School, Brigham & Women’s Hospital, and University College, London. His research is primarily concerned with the causes and treatment of osteoarthritis of the knee joint. Dr. Walker looks at the knee from a biomechanical viewpoint, focusing on the mechanical factors that could initiate the arthritic process, and he devises treatments to restore  normal functional capabilities.