James C Iatridis

James C Iatridis, PhD

  • PROFESSOR | Orthopedics
  • PROFESSOR | Neurosurgery

Research Topics:

Biomechanics/Bioengineering, Developmental Biology, Mathematical Modeling of Biomedical Systems, Regeneration, Spinal Cord, Translation

Dr. Iatridis is Professor and Vice Chair for Research in the Leni and Peter W. May Department of Orthopaedics at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai in New York City. Dr. Iatridis joined Mount Sinai in 2010 to drive his spine research in translational directions and serves as Director of Spine Research of the Mount Sinai Health System. Dr. Iatridis is very involved in graduate education at Mount Sinai. Since 2015, Dr. Iatridis holds the Mount Sinai Endowed Professorship in Orthopaedic Research. Dr. Iatridis graduated from Franklin and Marshall College with a B.A. in Physics, and then completed his B.S., M.S. and Ph.D. from Columbia University in Mechanical Engineering with Dr. Van C. Mow as his graduate mentor. Following his graduate studies, Dr. Iatridis was a post-doctoral fellow in the Department of Orthopaedics & Rehabilitation at the University of Vermont under the guidance of Dr. Ian Stokes. Dr. Iatridis became faculty in the School of Engineering at UVM in 1999, retaining a joint appointment in Orthopaedics & Rehabilitation, and going through promotion to full professor. He has also been Visiting Professor at the AO Research Institute in Davos Switzerland working with Mauro Alini and Adjunct Investigator at the Cartilage Biology and Orthopaedics Branch of the NIH in Bethesda, MD, working with Rocky Tuan.

Multi-Disciplinary Training Areas

Development, Regeneration, and Stem Cells [DRS], Neuroscience [NEU], Pharmacology and Therapeutics Discovery [PTD]


BA, Franklin and Marshall College

PhD, Columbia University

Post-doctoral Fellowship, University of Vermont