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Chemical engineer , Orthopaedic surgeon

Michael Jerome Yaszemski, American Orthopaedic surgeon, chemical engineer. Achievements include patent on synthesis of a biodegradable temporarybone substitute. Recipient Outstanding Seminar award Department Chemical Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1994; research grantee Orthopaedic Research and Education Foundation, Rosemont, Illinois, 1993-1995, Swiss Association for Study of Internal Fixation, Bern, 1991-1993.

Background

Yaszemski, Michael Jerome was born on December 13, 1955 in Nanticoke, Pennsylvania, United States. Son of Chester Bruno and Pearl Ann (Ascani) Yaszemski.

Education

Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering, Lehigh University, Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, 1977. Master of Science in Chemical Engineering, Lehigh University, Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, 1978. Doctor of Medicine, Georgetown University, 1983.

Doctor of Philosophy in Chemical Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1995.

Career

Commissioned 2nd Lieutenant, United States Air Force, 1979;advanced through grades lieutenant colonel, United States Air Force, 1993;flight surgeon, United States Air Force, Kelly Air Force Base, Texas, 1984-1985;resident in orthopaedic surgery, Wilford Hall Medical Center, San Antonio, 1985-1989;fellow in spine surgery and orthopaedic biomechanics, Harvard Medical School, Boston, 1989-1991;staff orthopaedic surgeon, director orthopaedic research, Wilford Hall Medical Center, San Antonio, 1991-1996. Retired;orthopaedic surgeon, researcher, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota, since 1996. Adjunct Professor chemical engineering, Northeastern U., Boston, since 1990, Rice U., Houston, since 1994.

Assistant professor surgery Uniformed Superior vena cava syndrome University of Health Scis, Bethesda, Maryland., 1992-1995, associate professor since 1995. Associate professor Mayo Medical School, since 1997. Board advisors Center for Biotechnology Engineering, since 1990.

Achievements

  • Achievements include patent on synthesis of a biodegradable temporary bone substitute.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Editor: Encyclopedia of Biomaterials and Bioengineering, 1995. Contributor articles to professional journals, chapters to books.

Membership

With United States Air Force Reserve, since 1996. Fellow American Academy Orthopaedics Surgeons. Member American Institute of Chemical Engineers, Society Biomaterials, Orthopaedics Research Society.

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Avocations: piano, woodwork, weightlifting, computers.

Connections

Married Karen Louise Adamec, July 21, 1979. Children: Andrew John, Alexandra Katherine.

father:
Chester Bruno Yaszemski

mother:
Pearl Ann (Ascani) Yaszemski

spouse:
Karen Louise Adamec

children:
Andrew John Yaszemski

Alexandra Katherine Yaszemski