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orthopaedic research educator

Loren Lee Latta, American orthopaedic research educator. Registered professional engineer, Florida. Recipient Orthopaedics Research award Kappa Delta Society, Chicago, 1976.


Latta, Loren Lee was born on January 10, 1944 in Owosso, Michigan, United States. Son of Edward and Wilma Louise (Throm) Latta.


Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering, Michigan State University, 1966. Master of Science in biomedical Engineering, University Miami, 1978. PhDME, University Miami, 1979.


Field engineer, Goss division MGD Corporation, Chicago, 1965-1967;purchasing agent, chief engineer, Pope Brace Company, Kankakee, Illinois, 1967-1969;senior research engineer, Dow Chemical, Rocky Flats, Colorado, 1969-1971;director new product development, Pope Brace division Parke-Davis, Kankakee, 1971-1972;staff engineer, director research department orthopedics and rehabilitation, U. Miami, Florida, 1972-1985;director orthopedic biomechanical laboratory department orthopedics, Mount Sinai Medical Center, Miami Beach, Florida, since 1985;associate professor department biomedical engineering, U. Miami, Coral Gables, Florida, since 1988;professor, director research department orthopedics and rehabilitation, U. Miami, Florida, since 1985. Member patent and copyright committee U. Miami, 1988-1996.


  • Registered professional engineer, Florida.



Member American Society for Testing and Materials (chairman task/subcommittee 1986-1990, award for excellence 1992), American Academy Orthopaedics Surgeons (member biomedical engineering committee 1985-1993), Orthopaedics Research Society, International Society Fracture Repair (founding), Association Rational Treatment of Fractures (founding, board director since 1998), Orthopaedics Trauma Association (member research committee 1991-1993), Rehabilitation Engineering Society North America, International Spine Study Group (founding), Max Biedermann Institute Biotechnology (director).


  • Other Interests

    Avocations: tennis, photography, computers, woodworking.


Married Joan Sue Tallman, November 4, 1966. Children: Jason, Kristen, Bradford.

Edward Latta

Wilma Louise (Throm) Latta

Jason Latta

Kristen Latta

Bradford Latta

Angelyn Bush Latta

Andrew Bush Latta