Dr. Matt Teeter leads a research program focused on evaluating the effects of implant designs and surgical techniques on the outcomes of patients undergoing joint replacement surgery. Dr. Teeter’s lab is focused on the development and advanced application of imaging and sensor technologies within orthopaedic clinical trials, resulting in novel devices that are being commercialized. He has received multiple awards for his work, including a CIHR New Investigator Award, Ontario Early Researcher Award, the Polanyi Prize in Physiology/Medicine, Coventry Award from the Knee Society, and an Early Career Researcher Award from the Arthritis Alliance of Canada. His lab is highly productive and has been awarded funding from agencies including CIHR, NSERC, Arthritis Society, Canadian Orthopaedic Association, Government of Ontario, and from industry. He has held multiple research leadership roles. He is a member of the Research Executive Committee at Lawson Health Research Institute, is a Past President of the International Society for Technology in Arthroplasty, where he remains a member of the board of directors, and also serves on the board of the Canadian RSA Network. At Western University he has taught courses on scientific communication and research translation in the Medical Biophysics and Biomedical Engineering graduate programs, served as vice-chair of the graduate program in Medical Biophysics, and also co-founded the Western Medical Innovation Fellowship program. He is a recipient of a Schulich Excellence in Education Award (Graduate/Postgraduate) from the Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry in recognition of his achievements in teaching and mentorship.
Research Interest Area
Dr. Teeter’s research focuses on image-based orthopedic implant design and evaluation, including 3D printing technologies and imaging techniques such as micro-CT, CT, RSA, fluoroscopy, MRI, PET/MRI, and ultrasound. He has a particular interest in implant wear and corrosion, and directs the Implant Retrieval Laboratory at LHSC. Ongoing projects include the development of new imaging techniques, evaluation of implants and surgical procedures using imaging and wearable sensor technology, and the design of new surgical tools and implants.