Miguel Otero, PhD

Hospital for Special Surgery

Dr. Miguel Otero is an Assistant Scientist in the Orthopedic Soft Tissue Research Program, Director of the Laboratory of Molecular Osteoarthritis Research, and Co-Director of the Precision Medicine Laboratory at the Hospital for Special Surgery, in New York. Dr. Otero is studying altered signaling pathways that prompt joint tissue disruption in osteoarthritis, aiming to develop and combine in vivo and in vitro approaches that allow us to comprehensively study osteoarthritis as a whole joint disorder. The goal of his work is to understand how joint tissues respond to pathologic stimuli and how their altered functions contribute to osteoarthritic disease. Ultimately, Dr. Otero’s work aims to develop new models to study the early stages of osteoarthritis, and to explore the implementation of targeted therapeutic approaches.