Dr. Samaan is a mechanical engineer with expertise in lower extremity biomechanics. He obtained his B.S. in Biomedical Engineering from Rutgers University in 2008 and his Master’s degree in Biomedical Engineering from the University of Texas at San Antonio in 2009. In 2014, he received his Ph.D. in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering from Old Dominion University. His doctoral dissertation was titled “Implementation of Analytical Fatigue Models into OpenSim to Predict the Effects of Fatigue on Anterior Cruciate Ligament Loading”. In August 2014, he joined the Musculoskeletal Quantitative Imaging Research Group in the UCSF Department of Radiology and Biomedical Imaging as a Postdoctoral Scholar. His current work focuses on understanding the effects of lower extremity pathologies such as osteoarthritis on lower extremity health and joint function, through use of quantitative magnetic resonance imaging and in-vivo biomechanics.

Check out Dr. Samaan's presentation abstract here.