Dr. Zopf is an Assistant Professor of Pediatric Otolaryngology, as well as an Affiliate Professor of Biomedical Engineering at the University of Michigan.
Dr. Zopf’s clinical focus is in caring for children with congenital malformations of the head and neck. He is also part of the Scaffold Tissue Engineering Group in the Department of Biomedical Engineering where he and his colleagues have led the field of medical 3D printing to aid in the treatment of these patients. Among other innovations, his team developed a patient specific, 3D printed airway splint, culminating in a landmark New England Journal of Medicine article detailing this innovation as well as the potential of 3D printing in general for the production of personalized medical devices.
I am honored to have the opportunity to aid in the healing process of children and families. The smiles, high fives, hugs and knowing that a child has an improved quality of life for years to come brings me great fulfillment. In addition to aspiring for excellence in clinical care, I have a passion for innovation and continuing to improve the field through research and education. Our research initiatives have already resulted in exciting, life-changing translational developments for children. The future is bright for further innovation in otolaryngology. -David A. Zopf, M.D.
Areas of Interest
Tissue Engineering, 3D Printing for Clinical Applications and Surgical Simulation, Ear Reconstruction, Outcomes in Velopharyngeal D, Pediatric Sleep Apnea.
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Dr. Zopf completed his undergraduate degree as well as a Masters of Science in Neuroscience and Physiology at Purdue University in 2005; completed his medical degree at Indiana University School of Medicine in 2009; completed an otolaryngology residency at Michigan in 2014 followed by a pediatric otolaryngology fellowship at the University of Washington in 2015, after which he returned to Michigan to join as faculty.