GroslandNicole M. Grosland, MD

Associate Professor


  • B.S.E., Biomedical Engineering, The University of Iowa
  • Ph.D., Biomedical Engineering, The University of Iowa

Honors and Awards

  • 2004 - Collegiate Teaching Award, The University of Iowa
  • 1998 – 2000 - NIH Training Grant, Dept. of Orthopaedic Surgery, The University of Iowa
  • 1995-1998 - Fellow (Whitaker Foundation)
  • 1992 – 1994 - Tau Beta Pi, The University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA
  • 1992 - 1994 - Alpha Eta Mu Beta, The University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA.


  • Orthopaedic Research Society
  • American Society of Biomechanics
  • Biomedical Engineering Society
  • American Society of Engineering Education

Research Interests

  • Musculoskeletal Modeling
  • Finite Element Mesh Generation Techniques
  • Spine and Upper Extremity Biomechanics
  • Implant Arthroplasty

Publications and Reviews

  • Gassman EE, Powell SM, Kallemeyn NA, DeVries NA, Shivanna KH, Ramme A, Magnotta VA, Ramme AJ, Adams BD, Grosland NM, Automated Bony Region Identification Using Artificial Neural Networks: Reliability and Validation Measurements. Skeletal Radiol, (accepted).
  • DeVries NA, Gassman EE, Kallemeyn NA, Shivanna KH, Magnotta VA, Grosland NM, Validation of Phalanx Bone 3D Surface Segmentation from CT images using Laser Scanning. Skeletal Radiol. 37 (1): 35-42, 2008.
  • Grosland NM and Goel VK, Vertebral Endplate Morphology Predicted via Bone Remodeling Principles, Spine32(23): E667-673, 2007.
  • Kallemeyn NA, Grosland NM, Magnotta VA, Martin J, Pedersen DR, Arthroscopic lens distortion correction applied to dynamic cartilage loading, Iowa Orthop Journal, 27: 52-57, 2007.
  • Shivanna KH, Grosland NM, Russell ME, Pedersen DR, Diarthrodial Joint Contact Models: A finite element analysis of the human hip, Engineering with Computers (online first, Nov 14, 2007).
  • Russell ME, Shivanna KH, Grosland NM, Pedersen DR, Cartilage contact pressure elevations in dysplastic hips: a chronic overload model. J Orthop Surg, 1:6, 2006.
  • Woodworth JA, McCullough M, Grosland NM, Adams BD. Impact of Simulated Proximal Interphalangeal Arthrodeses of All Fingers on Hand Function, Journal of Hand Surgery, 31(6):940-946 2006.
  • Kallemeyn N, Grosland NM, Pedersen DR, Martin JA, Heiner AD, Brown TD, Heterogeneity of shear stress modulation in triaxial compression testing of cartilage, Iowa Orthopaedic Journal, ;26:5-16, 2006.
  • Anderson DD, Goldsworthy JK, Shivanna K, Grosland NM, Pedersen DR, Thomas TP, Tochigi Y, Marsh JL, Brown TD, Intra-articular contact stress distributions at the ankle throughout stance phase – Patient-specific finite element model analysis as a metric of degeneration propensity, Biomechanics and Modeling in Mechanobiology, 5:82-89, 2006.
  • Potratz J, Yang J, Abdel-Malek K, Pitarch E, Grosland N. A light weight compliant hand mechanism with high degrees of freedom. Journal of Biomechanical Engineering 2005; 127:934-945.
  • Roarty C, Grosland NM, Adaptive Meshing for Orthopaedic Finite Element Contact Problems, Iowa Orthop Journal, 24: 21-29, 2004.
  • Grosland NM, Rogge RD, Adams BD, Influence of Articular geometry on prosthetic wrist stability. Clinical Orthopaedics and Related Research: 421: 134-142, 2004.
  • Brown TD, Rudert MJ, Grosland NM, New methods of assessing cartilage contact stress after articular fracture. Clinical Orthopaedics and Related Research, 423:52-58, 2004.
  • Adams BD, Grosland NM, Murphy DM, McCullough MB: Impact of Impaired Wrist Motion on Hand and Upper Extremity Performance. Journal of Hand Surgery, 28: 898-903, 2003.
  • Grosland, N. M., and Brown, T. D.: A Voxel-Based Formulation for Contact Finite Element Analysis. Computer Methods in Biomechanics and Biomedical Engineering, 5(1): 21-32, 2002.