A Word from the Director of Research, Philip Noble

IORE, through its staff, facilities and affiliations, is committed to discovering solutions to Orthopedic problems, working primarily with our highly-trained medical colleagues. I am proud to assist in providing a venue to develop our students, trainees, and faculty into leaders in orthopedic knowledge and practice. Through this commitment, we strive to serve the orthopedic community and advance the diagnosis and treatment of musculo-skeletal disease and injury.

IORE’s Director of Research, Philip C. Noble, Ph.D., brings 34 years of experience in biomechanical research to the team. Dr. Noble’s mission is to develop research programs involving surgeons, trainees and medical students that enhance the practice of Orthopedic Surgery.

These collaborations have expanded the interactions between surgeons practicing in Houston and their colleagues in other parts of the United States and the world community. They have also resulted in research fellowships of typically 6-12 months duration within IORE’s laboratories. Dr. Noble has mentored over 150 students, residents, fellows, and faculty during his 27 years in The Joseph Barnhart Department of Orthopedic Surgery.

Ongoing collaborations include:

  • Baylor College of Medicine
  • Houston Methodist Hospital
  • University of Texas Medical School
  • Texas A&M University
  • University College London (UK)
  • University of Tennessee
  • University of Houston
  • Rice University
  • Imperial College of London (UK)
  • University of Zurich (Switzerland)
  • University of Cardiff (UK)
  • Osaka University (Japan)

The Institute of Orthopedic Research & Education has no legal or administrative connection with Baylor College of Medicine, Houston Methodist Hospital, or the University of Texas, though all members of the IORE Board are orthopedic faculty. IORE’s Director of Research has the following academic affiliations:

  • Baylor College of Medicine, Joseph Barnhart Department of Orthopedic Surgery
  • The Methodist Hospital, John S. Dunn Professor of Orthopedic Surgery
  • University of Houston, Adjunct Professor of Mechanical Engineering
  • Imperial College (UK), Visiting Professor, Orthopedic Surgery