Bruce Klitzman
Principal Investigator
Associate Professor Emeritus in Surgery
Associate Research Professor of Biomedical Engineering
Core Faculty in Innovation & Entrepreneurship
Contact Information

Phone: 919-684-3929

Rm 479, Medical Sciences Research Building 1, 203 Research Dr., Durham, NC 27710-3906


Illustration of biosensor under the skin
Injectable biosensor detects oxygen levels
in tissue
  • Improved function of implantable devices
  • Injectable, long-term, optical biosensors
  • Vascularization to optimize mass transport
  • Guiding the body to regenerate tissues and heal wounds

Our lab has expertise in biomaterials, microencapsulation, biosensors, wound healing, and the tissue response to implanted devices. We perform both pre-clinical and clinical studies. We created and ran the tissue viability service at Duke University Hospital and the Durham VA Hospital for 15 years, assessing the oxygenation of compromised limbs and correlating it with the healing potential of problem wounds.

Selected Achievements

  • Core Faculty, Duke Innovation & Entrepreneurship
  • Founder, MD/MEng dual degree program

Advanced Training

  • Certificate in Innovation & Entrepreneurship

Contact Us

Bruce Klitzman, PhD, Senior Director
Kenan Plastic Surgery Research Labs
Rm 479, Medical Sciences Research Building 1
203 Research Dr., Durham, NC 27710-3906
Phone: 919-684-3929                   

Publications and Funded Projects

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Lab Members

Faculty Members

Associate Professor of Surgery
Professor of Surgery