Savio L-Y. Woo
University of Pittsburgh, USA

Dr. Savio L-Y. Woo is a Distinguished University Professor Emeritus of Bioengineering. He is a member of the National Academy of Medicine (1991), the National Academy of Engineering (1994), and the Academia Sinica (1996), only one of five persons who have gained all three of these honors.

After spending 20 years at the University of California, San Diego as a Professor of Surgery and Bioengineering, Dr. Woo arrived at the University of Pittsburgh in 1990, where he was the Founder and Director of the world-renowned Musculoskeletal Research Center (MSRC), a diverse multidisciplinary research and educational center in the Department of Bioengineering, Swanson School of Engineering.

Dr. Woo is a pioneer in bioengineering and is renowned for his 50 years of translational research in healing and repair of tissues. Together with his team, they have authored 311 original research papers in refereed journals, 159 book chapters and review articles as well as has edited 13 books. Their work has had a significant impact on the management of ligament and tendon injuries including clinical paradigm shifts that have led to improved patient outcome.