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David Zopf

Assistant Professor
Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery

BS, Purdue University
MS, Neuroscience and Physiology, Purdue University
MD, Indiana University School of Medicine

2009-2010 Internship, General Surgery , University of Michigan
2009-2014 Residency, Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery, University of Michigan
2014-2015 Fellowship, Pediatric Otolaryngology, University of Washington - Seattle Children's Hospital

Dr. Zopf integrates additive manufacturing, or 3D printing, into 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. Tissue engineering focus is on cartilaginous tissue engineering for ear and nose reconstruction. These tissue scaffolds are in preclinical evaluation.

Another focus is using 3D printing to develop high fidelity simulation devices to enrich surgical training. Use of medical models is also being investigated, as is their potential to improve surgical outcomes and patient and family satisfaction.


Patient specific 3D printed solutions

Research Area(s)



  • Principal investigator of: Self-Supporting Nasopharyngeal Airway for Treating Adult Obstructive Sleep Apnea Refractory to CPAP
  • Principal investigator of: Patient Specific Designed 3D Printed Tissue Scaffolds for Pediatric Ear Reconstruction
  • Mentor of: Thyroid Organoid Development from Autologous Adipose Derived Stem Cells