Paul S. Weinhold, PhD

Paul Weinhold

Associate Research Professor of Orthopaedics


  • BS: Mississippi State University
  • PhD: North Carolina State University (Biological Engineering)
  • Fellowship: University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Selected Honors, Awards, and Recognitions
  • Dean's Fellowship, NCSU College of Engineering
  • Presidential 1000 Points of Light Award
  • Engineering Student Hall of Fame, Mississippi State University
  • Member, Tau Beta Pi, National Engineering Honor Society
Research Interests
  • Orthopaedic biomechanics
  • Vibration testing of orthopaedic tissues and constructs
Academic Appointments
1996-1998 Postdoctoral Research Associate/Instructor; Departments of Orthopaedics & Biomedical Engineering, UNC School of Medicine
2005-present Research Associate Professor; Departments of Orthopaedics & Biomedical Engineering, UNC School of Medicine
Recent Publications (see complete list at PubMed)
  • Almekinders LC, Vellema JH, Weinhold PS. Strain patterns in the patellar tendon and the implications for patellar tendinopathy. Knee Surg Sports Traumatol Arthroscop 10:2-5; 2002.
  • Yamazaki S, Banes AJ, Weinhold PS, et al. Vibratory loading decreases extracellular matrix and matrix metalloproteinase gene expression in rabbit annulus cells. Spine J 2(6):415-420; 2002.
  • Chudik S, Weinhold PS, Dahners LE. Percutaneous plate fixation of surgical neck fractures of the proximal humerus: a biomechanical study of a new device. J Shoulder Elbow Surg 12 (6):578-588; 2003.
  • Devkota A, Weinhold PS. Mechanical response of tendon to ramp loading to varying strain imits. Clin Biomech 18(10):969-974; 2003.
  • DeMorat G, Weinhold P, Blackburn T, et al. Aggressive quadriceps loading can induce non-contact ACL injury. Am J Sports Med 32(2):477-483; 2004.
  • Hanson C, Weinhold P, Afshari H, Dahners LE. The effect of analgesic agents on the healing rat MCL. Am J Sports Med 33(5): 1-6; 2005.
  • Devkota A, Weinhold P. A tissue explant system for assessing tendon overuse injury. Med Engr Physics 27(9):803-8; 2005.