Dr. Kai-Nan An awarded 2016 Mayo Clinic Distinguished Alumni Award: 4 thoughts


Rochester, Minn.-based Mayo Clinic included Kai-Nan An, PhD, in its 2016 Mayo Clinic Distinguished Alumni Awards.

Here's what you need to know.

1, Dr. An is an emeritus professor of orthopedics and biomedical engineering and an emeritus consultant in the department of orthopedic surgery at the Mayo Clinic.

2. He began his career in 1975 and retired in 2014.

3. Dr. An is internationally known for his work with the biomechanics of upper extremities, orthopedic surgery and sports medicine.

His leadership helped make Mayo's Biomechanics Laboratory Clinic a world-leading research center.

4. Dr. An's work was fundamental in the development of joint arthroplasty and tendon repair.

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