Rochester, Minnesota


Timothy Hewett, Ph.D., studies human health, fitness and performance with a long-term perspective. Dr. Hewett's diverse research interests allow him to organize, execute and oversee large-scale investigations of in vivo, in vitro and in silico kinetics and kinematics.

Focus areas

  • Molecular dynamics
  • Biomechanics
  • Physiology
  • Specialized knee injury prevention
  • Sports performance optimization

Significance to patient care

Dr. Hewett's research aims to understand the mechanisms of injury in order to identify at-risk individuals and create injury prevention interventions. His research has been clinically translated into impactful advancements in the treatment, diagnosis and prevention of athletic knee injuries, with particular regard to the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL).


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Primary Appointment

  1. Consultant, Department of Orthopedic Surgery

Joint Appointment

  1. Consultant, Department of Physiology & Biomedical Engineering
  2. Consultant, Department of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation

Academic Rank

  1. Professor of Orthopedics
  2. Professor of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
  3. Professor of Physiology


  1. Post Doctoral Fellowship - Molecular Biology University of Cincinnati
  2. PhD University of Cincinnati College of Medicine
  3. BA - Anthropology University of Cincinnati
  4. BS - Biology University of Cincinnati

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