Darryl D’Lima trained as an orthopaedic surgeon in India, and as a research fellow in Adult Reconstruction at Scripps Clinic, CA. He received his PhD in Bioengineering at UC San Diego, CA. He is Director of Orthopaedic Research at Scripps Health, CA.
He has multidisciplinary expertise in orthopaedics, biomechanics, and bioengineering. His major interests include musculoskeletal biomechanics, cartilage injury, and stem cell-based tissue regeneration. He is currently developing 3D bioprinting techniques for direct printing of live repair tissue in osteochondral defects.
He has published over 175 papers in peer reviewed journals, which include wear testing of hip and knee arthroplasty components. He has received academic funding from the NIH, CIRM, OREF, Knee Society, and the Aircast Foundation. In 2005 he received the Kappa Delta award from the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons for his work on chondrocyte apoptosis following cartilage injury. He has received two Knee Society awards, the HAP Paul award from the International Society of Technology in Arthroplasty, and the Nicolas Andry award for the development of the world’s first “smart” knee prosthesis. He is a reviewer for several international orthopaedic, bioengineering, and tissue engineering journals. He is a member of the Musculoskeletal Tissue Engineering (MTE) NIH study section. He is the chair of the Arthroplasty Topic for the Orthopaedic Research Society; and a member of the board of directors for the International Society of Technology in Arthroplasty