"The Ferguson Laboratory for Orthopaedic and Spine research, directed by Drs. James Kang and Gwendolyn Sowa, has produced cutting edge research for many years. The doors of the lab welcome undergraduate students, medical students, resident physicians, as well as international research fellows from all walks of life into a true family-like environment. During my time in the Ferguson laboratory, Drs. Kang, Sowa, and Vo took the time to teach me the fundamental skills necessary for a career as a successful clinician scientist. I was also afforded the opportunity to present at national meetings and published both basic science and clinical papers. This experience has been a particularly valuable aspect of my Orthopaedic residency training. I wouldn't trade it for the world!"


                                  Lloydine Jacobs, M.D., Orthopaedic Surgery Resident 2010-11


"I feel very fortunate to have had the opportunity to spend a year in the Ferguson laboratory. This laboratory is truly unique in that it has a real family vibe to it. I was able to participate in high level research, write grant applications, and present at national meetings. My experience in the Ferguson Laboratory has groomed me for a career as a Clinician Scientist, and my mentors Drs. Kang and Sowa have provided me with examples of what I aspire toward professionally.  I believe the year I spent in this lab has placed me at a distinct advantage as I pursue a career in academic medicine."
Barrett Woods, M.D., Orthopaedic Surgery Resident 2009-10

"The Ferguson Lab is a multidisciplinary think-tank that includes the expertise of surgeons, physiatrists, engineers, biologists and biochemists in pursuit of developing novel methods to understand and treat disorders of the spine.  It was the first basic science laboratory in academic orthopedic surgery, and has trained generations of clinicians to think like scientists."


Steven Leckie, M.D., Orthopaedic Surgery Resident 2008-09