Department of Orthopaedic Surgery

James J. Irrgang, PhD, PT, ATC

  • Director of Clinical Research
  • Chair, Department of Physical Therapy, School of Health & Rehabilitation Sciences

Dr. James J. Irrgang, PhD, PT, ATC, serves as the director of clinical research for the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery. In this capacity, Dr. Irrgang is responsible for establishing an infrastructure to prospectively capture clinical outcomes data as part of clinical practice; seeking funding to support clinical research; providing advice and support for faculty, fellows, and residents in the area of clinical research; and chairing the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery Scientific Review Committee.

Research Interests

Dr. Irrgang’s personal research interests include:

• Development and validation of patient-oriented outcome measures
• Evidence-based practice
• Clinical research related to diagnosis, treatment and prognosis of musculoskeletal conditions involving the knee and shoulder