Christopher T. Chen

Senior Consultant / Ph.D., P.E. / Las Vegas

Background

Dr. Chen received an M.S. and Ph.D. from the University of Wisconsin-Madison for studying musculoskeletal tissue mechanics/medical devices and gained postdoctoral training from Cornell University in the fields of joint mechanics, orthopedics, tissue engineering and musculoskeletal biochemistry/histology. Dr. Chen’s primary areas of consulting expertise include biomechanical/injury consistency, accident reconstruction, medical device product liability, and medical technology. He uses computer simulations and mathematical models to analyze vehicle dynamics and to perform biomechanical analysis on cases involving in low-speed accidents, sport injuries, and other accidental events.

Dr. Chen is also a registered professional engineer in the States of California, Nevada, and Wisconsin, with significant expertise in design and computer simulation/modeling of mechanical systems.

Dr. Chen’s experience includes orthopedic biomechanics, traumatic (sub-traumatic) injuries, and musculoskeletal tissue regeneration such as orthopedic surgical repair of soft tissues (cartilage, ligament/tendon, meniscus, and spinal disc), bone fracture/healing, as well as soft tissue injuries. He has an extensive publication record addressing basic, applied, and clinical orthopedic topics, and has performed collaborative research with other intramural departments as well as outside academic and industrial institutions. His studies were supported by the National Institutes of Health (NIH), Department of Defense, and numerous research foundations (ANRF, AOSSM, OTA, and OREF).

Dr. Chen has contributed to more than 50 peer-reviewed papers in the field of orthopedics, sports medicine, tissue mechanics, and bioengineering and continues to be involved with teaching biomechanics to graduate/medical students, resident, and orthopedic surgeons.

Education and Certifications

• Mechanical Engineering, B.S.: National Taiwan University
• Mechanical Engineering, M.S.: University of Wisconsin - Madison
• Bioengineering (Mechanical Engineering), PhD: University of Wisconsin - Madison
• Biochemistry and Histology (Postdoc Fellowship): Cornell University
• Professional Engineer: California, Nevada, and Wisconsin