A photo of Patrick Whitlock.

Co-Director Hip Preservation Center

Orthopaedic Surgeon, Division of Pediatric Orthopaedics

Assistant Professor, UC Department of Orthopedic Surgery


About Me

Clinical Interests

Hip preservation; SCFE; developmental dysplasia of the hip; Legg-Calves-Perthes disease; femoro-acetabular impingement

Research Interests

Regenerative medicine; biomaterials; musculoskeletal development; naturally-derived tissue scaffolds; clinical outcomes research

Academic Affiliation

Assistant Professor, UC Department of Orthopedic Surgery


Orthopaedic Surgery, Hip Deformity Center

My Education

PhD: University of Cincinnati College of Engineering, Cincinnati, OH, 2005.

MD: Drexel University College of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA, 2005,

Residency: Wake Forest Health Sciences, Winston-Salem, NC, 2012.

Fellowships: Maurice E. Muller Foundation of North America European Traveling Fellowship in Hip Reconstruction, Switzerland, Denmark, Italy, 2013; Pediatric Orthopaedic Surgery, Children's Hospital Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA, 2014.

My Publications

Abdelnasser MK, Klenke FM, Whitlock PW, Khalil AM, Khalifa YE, Hassan MA, Siebenrock KA. Management of Pelvic Discontinuity in Revision Total Hip Arthroplasty. Hip International. 2014.

Whitlock PW, Seyler TM, Northam C, Smith TL, Van Dyle ME, Poehling GG, Koman LA. The effect of cyclic strain on the tensile properties of a naturally-derived decellularized tendon scaffold seeded with allogeneic tenocytes and associated mRNA expression of seeded cells. J Surg Orthop Adv. 2013 Fall;22(3):224-32.

Whitlock PW, Seyler TM, Parks GD, Ornelles DA, Smith TL, VanDyke ME, Poehling GG. Novel Process for Optimizing Musculoskeletal Allograft Tissue: Improving Safety, Ultra-Structural Properties and Cell Infiltration. J Bone Joint Surg Am. 2012;94:1458-1467.

Mannava S, Plate JF, Tuohy CJ, Seyler TM, Whitlock PW, Curl WW, Smith TL, Saul KR. The Science of Rotator Cuff Tears: Translating Animal Models to Clinical Recommendations Using Simulation Analysis. Knee Surg Sports Traumatol Arthrosc. 2012 July.

Mannava S, Plate JF, Seyler TM, Whitlock PW, Callahan MF, Koman LA, Smith TL, Tuohy CJ. Evaluation of in vivo rotator cuff muscle function after acute and chronic detachment of the supraspinatus tendon: an experimental study in an animal model. J Bone Joint Surg Am. 2011;93:1702-1711.

Stabile KJ, Odom D, Whitlock PW, Smith TL, Van Dyke ME, Ferguson CM. An acellular allograft derived meniscus scaffold. Arthroscopy. 2010;26(7):936-948.

Mahirogullari M, Ferguson CM, Whitlock PW, Stabile KJ, Poehling GG. Freeze-dried allografts for anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction.Clin Sports Med. 2007;26(4):625-637.

Whitlock PW, Smith TL, Poehling GG, Shilt JS, Van Dyke ME. A naturally-derived, cytocompatible, and architecturally optimized scaffold for tendon and ligament regeneration. Biomaterials. 2007;28(29):4321-4329.

Stone AV, Ma J, Whitlock PW, Koman LA, Smith TL, Smith BP, Callahan  MF. Effects of botox and neoronox on muscle force generation in mice. J Orthop Res. 2007;25(12):1658-64.

Naik RR, Whitlock PW, Rodriguez F. Brott LL, Glawe DD, Clarson SJ, Stone MO. Controlled formation of biosilica structures in vitro. Chem Comm (Camb). 2003;21(2):238-239.