All residents are involved in clinical or basic science research and are required to prepare a paper suitable for presentation and publication. Three months are provided to work on a research project. Residents may develop their own projects or may be assigned to a project initiated by a faculty member.

All orthopaedic faculty members are involved in clinical or basic science research projects. In addition, Hugo Sanchez, MD, PhD and Tim Niacaris, MD, PhD are interested in Cell and Molecular Biology research and orthopaedic applications.

The UNT Health Science Center provides collaborative opportunities with other departments, access to cadavers and animal labs, and laboratory space with an MTS machine for biomechanical testing. Victor Kosmopoulos, PhD, a full-time member of the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, works with residents on multiple biomechanical studies. JPS provides funding for resident research projects.