Dr. Chris Mendias is a rehabilitation clinician scientist who serves as the administrative and research director of AzBJSMC. He is internationally renowned for his research into muscle, tendon, bone and cartilage healing and regeneration. Much of his focus has been on muscle injuries, tendon diseases, and post-traumatic osteoarthritis.
Dr. Mendias has authored over 80 scientific research papers and has received several awards for his research. These awards include the Neer Award for the top research study from the American Shoulder Elbow and Surgeons Society, as well as the Cabaud Award honoring the top research study from the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine.