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Emam E. Abdel Fatah

Research Assistant Professor


Research Assistant Professor, Biomedical Engineering, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN

Post-doctoral Research Associate, Biomedical Engineering, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN

Research Assistant, Center of Musculoskeletal Research, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN

Senior Software Engineer, IBM, Cairo, Egypt

Research and Development Engineer, IBE Tech, Cairo, Egypt


  • Pervasive and social computing in healthcare
  • Clinical pathway optimization
  • Medical Image Analysis
  • Machine Learning
  • Biomechanics
  • Anthropology
  • Orthopedic Implant Design and Analysis


Ph.D, 2012, Biomedical Engineering, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, USA

B.S, 2002, Systems and Biomedical Engineering, Cairo University, Egypt

Professional Service

  • Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) Member
  • Research on Care Community (ROCC)
  • Technical Reviewer EMBC (2009-present)


Mahfouz, Abdel Fatah, Bowers, Scuderi, “A New Method for Calculating Femoral Anterior Cortex Point Location and Its Effect on Component Sizing and Placement,” Clinical Orthopaedics and Related Research, vol. 473, no. 1, pp. 126-132, 2014.

Abdel Fatah, Shirley, Jantz, Mahfouz, “Improving Sex Estimation from Crania Using a Novel Three-dimensional Quantitative Method,” Journal of Forensic Science, vol. 59, no. 3, pp. 590-600, 2014.

Wu, Abdel Fatah, Mahfouz, “Fully Automatic Initialization of 2D-3D Medical Image Registration Using Hybrid Classifier,” Journal of Medical Imaging, “Accepted"

Abdel Fatah, Shirley, Mahfouz, Auerbach, “A Three-dimensional Analysis of Bilateral Directional Asymmetry in the Human Clavicle,” American Journal of Physical Anthropology, DOI 10.1002/ajpa.22156, 2012.

Mahfouz, Abdel Fatah, Bowers, Scuderi, “Three-dimensional Morphology of the Knee Reveals Ethnic Differences,” Clinical Orthopaedics and Related Research, vol. 470, no. 1, pp. 172-85, 2011.

Mahfouz, Abdel Fatah, Merkl, Mitchell, “Automatic and Manual Methodology for 3-Dimensional Measurements of Distal Femoral Gender Differences and Femoral Component Placement,” Journal of Knee Surgery, vol. 22, no. 4, pp. 294-304, 2009.

Moore, Abdel Fatah, Mahfouz, "Body mass estimation from human femoral midshaft cross-sectional area," American Journal of Physical Anthropology Supplement: 44   pp. 173-174 ,2007.

Mahfouz, Merkl, Abdel Fatah,“Automatic Methods for Characterizing of Sexual Dimorphism of Adult Femora: Distal Femur,” Computer Methods in Biomechanics and Biomedical Engineering CMMBE Journal, vol. 10, no. 6, pp. 447-456, 2007.

Mahfouz, Badawi, Merkl, Abdel Fatah, Pritchard, Kesler, Moore, Jantz, Jantz, “Patella Sex Determination by 3D Statistical Shape Models and Nonlinear Classifiers,” Forensic Science International, vol. 173, no. 2-3, pp. 161-170, 2007.

Book Chapters

Shirley, Abdel Fatah, Mahfouz. “Beyond the Cranium: Ancestry Estimation from the Lower Limb,” Biological Affinity in Forensic Identification of Human Skeletal Remains, Beyond Black and White. Ed. by Gregory Berg and Sabrina C. Ta'ala. CRC Press, 2014. 133-154. Print.

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