Terence E. McIff, MBA, PhD

Terence E. McIff


James R. Neff/John and Harriet Wiebe Chair of Orthopedic Biomechanics

Director of Orthopedic Biomechanical and Bioengineering Laboratories

Associate Professor, Orthopedic Research and Education Center


Terence E. McIff, MBA, PhD is an Associate Professor of Orthopedic Surgery and the Director of the Orthopedic Research and Education Center (OREC) within the Department of Orthopedic Surgery at KUMC. OREC conducts a wide range of orthopedic related research and supports research within the department.  OREC also operates a surgical skills training facility used by many of the medical center’s departments and hosts externally sponsored bioskills workshops throughout the year. Dr. McIff is Director of the Biomechanics and Neural Engineering Track within KU’s Graduate Program in Bioengineering. Dr. McIff’s research span’s a wide range of areas including drug delivery, implant design and development, infection prevention and treatment, and sports biomechanics. Much of our current efforts focus on the development and application of novel biomaterials to orthopedics, particularly their antimicrobial potential. Bone cement has been a particular area of concentration including silorane-based bone cements, bioactive bone cements incorporating bioactive glasses, antimicrobial peptide addition to bone cements, and drug delivery from cements.