Department of Neurosurgery, Medical College of Wisconsin
Brian D. Stemper, PhD, is an Associate Professor in the Department of Neurosurgery at the Medical College of Wisconsin. He is also a Research Biomedical Engineer at the Zablocki VA Medical Center and an Adjunct Professor of Biomedical Engineering at Marquette University. He graduated with a PhD in Biomedical Engineering from Marquette University in May 2004. His areas of research include biomechanics of the head, neck, and spine with emphasis on the investigation of traumatic brain injury and spinal biomechanics using experimental, imaging, and computer modeling techniques. He received the Best Paper by a Young Investigator Award at the 2004 International Research Council on the Biomechanics of Impact (IRCOBI) Conference in Graz, Austria. He has also been active at national and international scientific conferences, serving as Program Chair for the 2009 RMBS Meeting in Milwaukee, WI, Program Committee Co-Chair (2006-08) for the Rachdian Society Annual Meeting in Kona, HI, and Track Coordinator for the 5th World Congress of Biomechanics in Munich, Germany. He has also mentored numerous PhD and Master’s level engineering students from Marquette University and International Institutions, residents and fellows from the Department of Neurosurgery, MCW, and undergraduate engineering students from local Institutions.