Dr. Zopf integrates additive manufacturing, or 3D printing, in medical applications to enhance patient care and outcomes. He is involved in medical device development and tissue engineering for several applications within Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery. One area of focus is Pediatric congenital and craniofacial malformations. Dr. Zopf’s lab focuses on tissue engineering of cartilaginous tissue for microtia/ear and nose reconstruction. These tissue scaffolds are in preclinical evaluation. Another focus is using 3D printing to develop high fidelity surgical simulation tools to enrich surgical training.