Pavlos Silvestros, PhD

Associate Specialist

Department of Orthopaedic Surgery

University of California, San Francisco

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About me

Hello, I am Pavlos! 

A biomechanist focused on orthopaedic, injury prevention and sport technology. Since October 2023 I have been working at the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery of UCSF in the area of digital health and surgical outcome prediction. 

I completed my PhD at the University of Bath in the United Kingdom where I worked closely with policy and medical stakeholders at the Rugby Football Union to study the mechanics of spinal injuries and provide prevention strategies to reduce player risk at a national level, by using techniques such as specimen testing, medical imaging and computational modeling. 

Most recently during my Post-Doctoral Research, I developed a computational framework of statistical shape and musculoskeletal models with predictive simulations for a surgical study to investigate Reverse Total Shoulder Replacements.

In addition to my research career I have served as a Platoon Commander in the Artillery of the Hellenic Army for my national service. During my service I fortified my teamwork and managerial skills by assimilating complex information from senior officers on operational, training or logistical  objectives. In dynamic environments I utilised my analytical and problem solving skills to achieve objectives and keep those under my command safe. 

My passion lies in helping to answer clinical problems through developing orthopaedic and medical technology available to clinicians to improve peoples quality of life! 

Oh and aviation, I love aviation! 

In my free time I am a competitive rugby player, a keen cyclist and outdoorsman with a love of history.

Professional Interests


PhD in Computational Biomechanics 

University of Bath (2017-2020)

BSc(Hons) in Sport and Exercise Science

University of Bath (2013-2017)



Biomechanical Analysis

Programming and Software