David Vorp, Ph.D.

Dr. David Vorp is the Associate Dean for Research, Swanson School of Engineering, University of Pittsburgh. In addition, he is the William Kepler Whiteford Professor of Bioengineering, with secondary appointments in the Departments of Cardiothoracic Surgery and Surgery at the University of Pittsburgh.  He also serves as a Director of the Center for Vascular Remodeling and Regeneration as well as the Director of the Vorp Research Lab. Dr. Vorp earned both his BS and his PhD in Mechanical Engineering with an emphasis on vascular biomechanics from the University of Pittsburgh.

Dr. Vorp’s research focuses on vascular biomechanics; specifically, he studies integrating mammalian vascular physiology with finite elasticity and other theories.  He is currently studying the biomechanical evaluation of abdominal aortic aneurysm, the neurophysiology and biomechanics of the urethra and SUI, and the bioengineering and biologic studies of aneurysm weakening.

Dr. Vorp is a member of several prestigious organizations, such as the American Society of Artificial Internal Organs, the Tissue Engineering Society, and the Sigma Xi Scientific Research Society.  He is on the Executive Committee of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers, Bioengineering Division.  Also, he is a Fellow and on the Board of Directors of the Biomedical Engineering Society.

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David Vorp, Ph.D
Phone: (412) 624-5319
Email: vorp@pitt.edu