Dr. Robert Bray, M.D.

Dr. Robert Bray, M.D., is a leading clinician scientist and Scientist of the Alberta Heritage Foundation for Medical Research. As Professor in the Faculty of Medicine at the University of Calgary, he is an investigator of connective tissue perfusion and joint injury and has published extensively in this area for the past 15 years. Dr Bray’s research interest continues to be the study of articular physiology relevant to joint injury and arthritis.

Current research is focussed on connective tissue physiology in joint injury and disease, including critical appraisal of technology to assess articular tissue physiology and patient variables concerning diagnosis and treatment of joint injuries. Current research projects include vascular responses, angiogenesis and gene expression during ligament healing, and vascular adaptations of bone in post-traumatic osteoarthritis.

For the past five years, clinical application of biomedical laser imaging technology has been a major focus complementary to ongoing physiological and biomechanical investigations. The ultimate goal is to optimize mechanical function of injured and diseased joints with innovative physiologically “restorative” strategies.

His research is currently funded by operating grants from the CIHR and by a techology transfer grant from the Alberta Science and Research Authority. He has published twenty-nine peer reviewed papers in medical journals since 2004, and has a total of 96 publications in scientific journals.