Investigator, Orthopaedics
Associate Professor of Research Surgery, Keck School of Medicine of USC
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Dr. Wren is a biomedical engineer working in clinical environment. As Director of Research for the Children's Orthopaedic Center at Children's Hospital Los Angeles, Dr. Wren conducts clinical and basic research in several different areas of orthopaedics.

Two of the primary areas are (1) evaluation and treatment of movement abnormalities in children with neurologic deficits and (2) assessment of bone and fractures in children. This research is carried out in collaboration with colleagues in the John C. Wilson, Jr. Motion Analysis Laboratory and the Children's Imaging Research Program.

Accomplishments

Professional Memberships: 

President, Gait and Clinical Movement Analysis Society

Publications: 

Wren TAL, Shepherd J, Kalkwarf H, Zemel B, Lappe J, Oberfield S, Dorey FJ, Winer K, Gilsanz V. Racial disparity in fracture risk between white and non-white children in the United States. Journal of Pediatrics, epub ahead of print Sept 10, 2012.

Wren TAL, Otsuka NY, Bowen RE, Scaduto AA, Chan LS, Sheng M, Hara R, Kay RM. Influence of gait analysis on decision-making for lower extremity orthopaedic surgery: baseline data from a randomized controlled trial. Gait and Posture 34, 364-369, 2011.

Wren TAL, Gorton GE III, Ounpuu S, Tucker CA. Efficacy of clinical gait analysis: A systematic review. Gait and Posture 34, 149-153, 2011.

Wren TAL, Kalisvaart, MM, Ghatan CE, Rethlefsen SA, Hara R, Sheng M, Chan LS, Kay RM. Effect of pre-operative gait analysis on costs and amount of surgery. J Pediatr. Orthop. 29, 558-563, 2009.

Wren TAL, Liu X, Pitukcheewanont P, Gilsanz V. Bone densitometry in pediatric populations: discrepancies in the diagnosis of osteoporosis by DXA and CT. J. Pediatrics 146, 776-779, 2005.

Research Interests: 

Tishya A.L. Wren, PhD is a biomedical engineer working in clinical environment. As Director of Research for the Children's Orthopaedic Center at Children's Hospital Los Angeles, Dr. Wren conducts clinical and basic research in several different areas of orthopaedics, including the evaluation and treatment of movement abnormalities in children with neurologic deficits and the assessment of bone density and fractures in children. This research is carried out in collaboration with colleagues in the John C. Wilson, Jr. Motion Analysis Laboratory as well as collaborators in the Clinical Imaging and Human Physiology Research Program.

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Children's Hospital Los Angeles

4650 Sunset Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90027
Phone: 323-361-2142Office