Trevor Lentz PhD

Trevor Lentz

Core Faculty

Trevor Lentz, PhD


PhD, University of Florida

Trevor A. Lentz, PT, PhD, MPH is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at Duke University School of Medicine and a member of the Duke Clinical Research Institute. Dr. Lentz is a physical therapist and health services researcher with an interest in individual and health care system-level factors that influence patient-reported outcomes, opioid use, health care utilization, and costs following orthopedic injury and surgery.

His work focuses on improving care for people with musculoskeletal pain by 1) developing tools to evaluate psychological distress and behavioral needs in clinical practice, 2) re-designing care models to account for multi-morbidity, and 3) identifying and addressing health system barriers to high-value care.

Vora AN, Gada H, Manandhar P, Kosinski A, Kirtane A, Nazif T, et al. National Variability in Pacemaker Implantation Rate Following TAVR: Insights From the STS/ACC TVT Registry. JACC Cardiovasc Interv. 2024 Feb 12;17(3):391–401.

Chhatriwalla AK, Cohen DJ, Vemulapalli S, Vekstein A, Huded CP, Gallup D, et al. Transcatheter Edge-to-Edge Repair in COAPT-Ineligible Patients With Functional Mitral Regurgitation. J Am Coll Cardiol. 2024 Jan 30;83(4):488–99.

Hirji SA, Wegermann Z, Vemulapalli S, Newell P, Grau-Sepulveda M, O’Brien S, et al. Benchmarking Outcomes of Surgical Aortic Valve Replacement in Patients With Bicuspid Aortic Valves. Ann Thorac Surg. 2023 Dec;116(6):1222–31.