Ken Urish MD, PhD
Ken Urish MD PhD is a fellowship trained Adult Reconstructive and Arthroplasty Orthopedic Surgeon. He completed his fellowship at the Massachusetts General Hospital and was an Instructor at Harvard Medical School. As an Associate Medical Director at the Magee Bone and Joint Center, his practice focuses on primary and revision hip and knee arthroplasty (joint replacement). He has extensive experience with minimally invasive techniques, robotic surgery, and managing complications from failed or painful hip and knee replacements.
Dr. Urish is Director of the Arthritis and Arthroplasty Design Laboratory. Funded by the National Institute of Health, the group’s focus is on early arthritis prevention and optimizing joint replacement outcomes. He has published more than 50 articles, book chapters, and abstracts. He is actively involved in medical student, resident, fellow, and engineering graduate student education. He is considered an expert on robotic surgery, implant infection, corrosion, and optimizing joint replacement outcomes in the active adult.
Originally from the Pittsburgh area, he graduated with honors from Penn State with a degree in Chemical Engineering and completed medical school at the University of Pittsburgh, both, under full scholarship. His PhD is in Bioengineering at the University of Pittsburgh where his research focused on using adult stem cells for regenerative medicine. He completed residency in Orthopaedic Surgery at Penn State. He holds additional appointments with the University of Pittsburgh Department of Bioengineering, Clinical & Translational Science Institute, and Carnegie Mellon University Department of Biomedical Engineering.