Department of Orthopaedic Surgery

Freddie H. Fu, MD

  • 1950 - 2021
  • Chair, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery
  • Distinguished Service Professor
  • David Silver Professor, Division of Sports Medicine
  • Head Team Physician, Department of Athletics
  • Professor, Physical Therapy, School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences
  • Professor, Health and Physical Activity, School of Education
  • Professor, Mechanical Engineering & Materials Science, Swanson School of Engineering

Education & Training

  • MD, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Pittsburgh, PA
  • Residency: University of Pittsburgh Medical School, Pittsburgh, PA
  • Fellowship: University of Pittsburgh Medical School, Pittsburgh, PA

Research Interests

My major research interests lie in clinical outcomes following sports-related injuries, as well as orthopaedic bioengineering. I have pioneered numerous innovative arthroscopic surgical techniques to treat injuries to the knee and shoulder and have performed extensive knee joint research in biomechanics, in vivo kinematics, comparative anatomy, and stem cell and regenerative medicine involving the knee. I have published over 600 peer reviewed articles, 173 book chapters, and 30 major orthopaedic textbooks on the management of sports injuries. I have also published 9 videos that are featured on VuMedi, the website equivalent of a “YouTube” for surgeons.  In addition, I have shared videos on my YouTube channel.  

Research Grants

Repair of Tendinopathic Tendons
NIH 1R01 AR061395 (Wang)
Role: Co-I (5% effort, no salary support)


The Role of TSCs in the Degenerative Tendinopathy Induced by Mechanical Loading
NIH 1R01 AR065949 (Wang)
Role: Co-I (5% effort, no salary support)