Welcome to the Zopf Lab!
Dr. David Zopf and the Zopf Lab integrate additive manufacturing, or 3D printing, in medical applications to enhance patient care and outcomes. The lab is involved in medical device development and tissue engineering for several applications within Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery. One area of focus is Pediatric congenital and craniofacial malformations. The tissue engineering focus is on cartilaginous tissue engineering for ear and nose reconstruction. These tissue scaffolds are in preclinical evaluation.
Another focus is using 3D printing to develop high fidelity simulation devices to enrich surgical training. Use of medical models is also being investigated as is their potential to improve surgical outcomes and patient and family satisfaction.