Dr Ashish Diwan is a Clinical Academic Senior Lecturer at the St George & Sutherland Clinical School, located at St George Hospital, Kogarah.
As a surgeon my research emphasis is on repair and regeneration of tissues. Degeneration of the intervertebral disc is a common problem leading to chronic back and neck pain. Understanding the molecular and mechanical basis of degeneration and/or aging of the disc is a prelude to developing strategies for disc reconstruction, repair or regeneration. I am involved in understanding the spinal column at all levels; from the molecule to biomechanics, from clinical to socio-economic impact. The role of Bone Morphogenic Proteins is being studied extensively at the bench and also in the clinic. I am involved in the development of a novel nuclear replacement device and collaborate with numerous engineers.
Broad Research Areas:
Orthopaedics, Stem Cells, Injury, Biomedical Engineering, Pain
PhD, FRACS, FAOrthA
Specific Research Keywords:
Biomechanics, Spine, Back Pain, Finite element modelling (spinal column), Medical Devices, Growth Factor, Regenerative Medicine, Tissue healing, Lumbar Spine Service, Disc Degeneratio