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Kenneth DeHaven Arthroscopic Surgical Skills Laboratory

The Kenneth DeHaven Arthroscopic Surgical Skills Laboratory (KDASSL) was original funded and named in 2011 by the 1st Chief of Sports Medicine in the Department of Orthopaedics, Kenneth E. DeHaven, M.D.

The KDASSL Core is composed of two service programs including:

  • Human cadaver skills laboratory course instruction under the direction of Gregg Nicandri M.D., Assistant Professor of Orthopaedics and Rehabilitation
  • Ex vivo research on human cadaveric tissue under the direction of Edward Schwarz, Ph.D., Professor of Orthopaedics and Rehabilitation


Lab Coordinators


Mission Statement

The primary mission of the KDASSL Core is to facilitate human anatomical education and surgical skills training for students, residents, fellows and attending physicians; and provide efficient and high quality ex vivo imaging, biomechanical testing and histology services to investigators throughout the Center for Musculoskeletal Research using cadaveric tissue.

To see the availability of the KDASSL, please view the Online Calendar.

To book a course, please email Gregg Nicandri.

To design a cadaver study, please email Edward Schwarz.

If you would like to book a time in the Kenneth E. Dehaven Arthroscopy Motor Skills Lab, please fill out the Request Form and email it to Rachael Baldwin or Daniel Briggs.