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The Sports Injury Laboratory is part of the Department of Orthopaedics at Lifespan and the Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University, in affiliation with University Orthopedics. The research in our laboratory involves epidemiological and translational investigation into sport-related injuries in athletic populations.

Our goals are:

  • to identify sports-related injuries in high-risk populations and determine risk factors for injury
  • to study  mechanisms of injury to provide insight into future prevention methods
  • to study patient outcomes after surgical intervention to manage their return to sport.

The goal for athletes after a major injury is to successfully return to activity. It is often difficult for clinicians to accurately predict return-to-sport outcome, as many variables exist. Ultimately, we aspire to use our research to optimize return-to-sport in athletes following injury.

Our faculty members are experts in clinical sports medicine. Dr. Brett Owens’ research has focused on shoulder instability, ACL tears, meniscus tear, and cartilage injuries. Dr. Peter Kriz’s work has focused on concussion and head injuries in young athletes. Dr. Ramin Tabaddor's research covers conditions of the hip and knee in young athletes.


Dr. Kriz provides instructions
for proper technique to a young

Dr. Owens covering the
Men's Lacrosse Championship
at Brown University.

Dr. Tabaddor evaluates a
football player for a potential injury.