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Mark Brezinski

My entire career (and training), prior to joining the UNE team part time in 2015, has been faculty at Harvard Medical School, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, and Massachusetts General Hospital.  This has been as a researcher, educator, and physician. 

Research- My group’s research can be divided into two areas, clinical and basic science.  

Basic: Our basic science work has been, since the early 1990’s, focused on the development and clinical application of Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT).  This work spans technology developments, physics, bench-top studies, and clinical trials.  It is now FDA approved in cardiology, ophthalmology, and gastroenterology.  OCT research at UNE is focused on detecting plaques that cause heart attacks, identifying early arthritis, and correcting labrum entrapment of the hip.  Accolades for this work include winning the Young Investigator Award from President Clinton and being named one of the forty top pioneering researchers in Brigham and Women’s Hospital first 100 years, published in the BWH millennium celebration book  (The Teaching Hospital).  This has represented in excess of 150 peer reviewed publications, over 12 NIH R01’s (in addition to other organizational support) and authoring almost all chapters in OCT Principles and Practice.  In addition to other government agencies, I have participated in over 80 NIH panels and study sections.

Basic: Our clinical research is focused on clinical practice is non-surgical joint restoration, injury prevention, and fitness.  We have ongoing clinical trials in gait correction, risk stratifying patellofemoral syndrome, and establishing the role of scapula dysfunction in rotator cuff injuries.

Clinical- My outpatient focus is non-surgical joint restoration, injury prevention, and fitness.  My inpatient efforts are internal medicine and cardiology.  




Internal Medicine

gait correction

scapular dysfunction



Research Topics

Mark Brezinski MD,PhD, CPT

Mark Brezinski



Clinical Professor

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