About Kyle Cichos

Vice Chair of Research & Director of Translational Research

Kyle Cichos received his undergraduate degree in both Biology and Chemistry with a minor in Physics while playing football (QB) at the University of South Dakota, in Vermillion, SD. He attended medical school at the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine pursuing orthopaedic surgery before receiving his Doctor of Philosophy in Immunology, from the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB).

As a graduate student at UAB, Dr. Cichos managed the Orthopaedic Surgery Translational and Basic Science Research Lab. He focused his research on immunology/endocrinology, microbiology, and bioinformatics while also conducting clinical orthopaedic research. As a researcher and professor, Dr. Cichos has published more than 40 scientific research articles and book chapters, and he has presented his research at national and international meetings.

Dr. Cichos is bringing his expertise to Hughston Clinic, to work closely with physicians and surgeons continuing his translational research focusing on disorders and diseases affecting the musculoskeletal system, while continuing to expand upon clinical research to improve patient care. Some of his research interests include endocrine/immune effects on bone/cartilage, bone cancer biology, implant related infection, avascular necrosis, and osteoarthritis.  Clinically, his interests include infection prevention, diagnostics, outcomes, and treatment, hip fracture management, economics/efficiency, and outcomes research in all subspecialties of orthopaedic surgery.