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Jinxi Wang, MD, PhD

Jinxi Wang portrait
Professor, Orthopedic Surgery and Sports Medicine

Adjunct Professor, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

jwang@kumc.edu

Professional Background


Jinxi Wang, MD, PhD is a research faculty member and Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery, Professor of Biochemistry andamp; Molecular Biology, Director of the Harrington Laboratory for Molecular Orthopedics, and Director of the Multidisciplinary Program for Musculoskeletal Research at the University of Kansas (KU) Medical Center, Kansas. Dr. Wang received his medical degree from Suzhou Medical College in China and PhD degree in cell biology as well as clinical training in orthopaedic surgery from a joint program of Suzhou Medical College and Loma Linda University in California, followed by postdoctoral training in skeletal biology at Harvard University Medical School and Boston Children’s Hospital.
Dr. Wang’s major research areas include the roles of collagenous biomaterials for osteoblast differentiation and bone regeneration, pathogenetic mechanisms of osteoarthritis, and chondrocyte differentiation and articular cartilage repair. His research program has been supported by both the U.S. National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the Department of Defense (DoD). He has served as an editorial board member for several biomedical journals including Journal of Bone and Mineral Research. He has also served as a grant reviewer for the NIH, DoD as well as several international medical research funding agencies. He has received many research awards from national and international organizations including NIH, Orthopaedic Research Society (USA), and International Society of Chemistry and Biology of Mineralized Tissues. In addition to the research and services, Dr. Wang teaches courses on musculoskeletal biology and specific skeletal diseases to medical students and orthopedic residents.

Education and Training
  • PhD, Cell Biology, Suzhou Medical College and Loma Linda University
  • MD, Suzhou Medical College