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WVU doctor named a world orthopaedics expert in cartilage research

WVU doctor named a world orthopaedics expert in cartilage research

When it comes to cartilage, the flexible connective tissue that allows joints to articulate, the West Virginia University School of Medicine has an authoritative source according to Expertscape. Ming Pei, M.D., Ph. D., is in the top 0.1% of scholars in the world who have written medical literature about cartilage in the past decade.

Pei is a professor in the Department of Orthopaedics and also is an adjunct professor in the exercise physiology program. Additionally, he’s an adjunct in mechanical and aerospace engineering at the Benjamin M. Statler College of Engineering and Mineral Resources.

His primary research interests focus on cartilage, bone, intervertebral disc and meniscus tissue engineering and regeneration along with adult stem cell proliferation and differentiation, among others. In the past ten years Pei was published 77 times in his topical area in various medical publications.

Expertscape is a database that objectively ranks people and institutions by their expertise in more than 27,000 biomedical topics. It examines all medical publications indexed in the National Library of Medicine’s MEDLINE database and then experts are ranked by both the quality and quantity of their publications.