Joint & Bone Initiative

Dr. Geoffrey Ng


Assistant Professor

Medical Biophysics, Medical Imaging (Cross-Appointment), Surgery (Cross-Appointment) / Robarts Scientist / Lawson Affiliated Scientist

MSK Research Areas of Interest

Musculoskeletal Biomechanics, Orthopaedics, Imaging and Modelling, Computational Methods and Finite Element Simulations, In Vitro Simulations, Implant Design

Dr. Geoffrey Ng specializes in musculoskeletal biomechanics, orthopaedics, joint preservation, and implant design – aspiring to outline a path for injury prevention and healthy aging – and examines the effects of musculoskeletal structure and function on joint loading mechanics. His multidisciplinary research program combines novel in vivo (imaging, gait, functional metrics) and in silico research methods (musculoskeletal and finite element simulations) with in vitro testing platforms (physical joint loading and injury simulations) to characterize optimal joint loading mechanics and improve diagnosis, treatment, and injury prevention strategies.

Graduating as Valedictorian, Dr. Ng received his PhD from the University of Ottawa (Mechanical Engineering) working with the Human Movement Biomechanics Laboratory and Division of Orthopaedic Surgery. He then completed his postdoctoral research program at Imperial College London (London, UK); and is currently an Honorary Lecturer in Surgery and Cancer. He recently received the 2021 Excellence in Basic Science Research Award (Arthroscopy Journal), 2021 Implants Section Best Podium Presentation Award (Orthopaedic Research Society), the coveted 2019 New Investigator Recognition Award (Orthopaedic Research Society), and was co-recipient of the prestigious 2018 Kappa Delta Elizabeth Winston Lanier Award (American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons). He also received honours from the Canadian Medical and Biological Engineering Society, British Hip Society, and British Orthopaedic Research Society.