Christopher T. Chen

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

Background

Dr. Chen received his Ph.D. in Bioengineering and M.S. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.  His primary areas of consulting expertise include sports injury mechanisms, vehicle accident reconstruction, general biomechanical analysis, medical device design/testing/failure analysis, prosthetics/biomaterial testing, and medical device intellectual property.  Dr. Chen uses computer simulations and mathematical models to analyze vehicle dynamics and to perform biomechanical analysis on cases involving low-speed accidents, human movement and gait; slip, trips and falls, and other accidental events.  He is also a registered professional engineer with significant expertise in design and computer simulation/modeling of mechanical systems.

Dr. Chen has a long track record of research in multiple aspects of orthopedic biomechanics and musculoskeletal tissue regeneration such as sports medicine/injury, osteoporosis, bone fracture and spinal injury.  He served as a faculty member at the Hospital for Special Surgery in Cornell Medical Center from 1997 to 2010 and then later at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center from 2010 to 2017.  Dr. Chen 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), the Department of Defense, and numerous research foundations (Arthritis Foundation, ANRF AOSSM, OTA, and OREF).  Dr. Chen has contributed to more than 50 peer-reviewed papers in the field of orthopedics, tissue mechanics, and bioengineering and continues to be involved with teaching biomechanics to orthopedic surgeons.

Representative Engagements

  • Soft tissue injury in low speed vehicle accidents and slip/trip/falls
  • Vehicle accident reconstruction
  • Cause of failure in medical device cases – design vs. installation vs. maintenance vs. misuse
  • Medical technology development and review for intellectual property

Education/Registrations

  • B.S. - Mechanical Engineering - National Taiwan University
  • M.S. - Mechanical Engineering - University of Wisconsin-Madison
  • Ph.D. - Bioengineering (Mechanical Engineering) - University of Wisconsin–Madison
  • Registered Professional Engineer, Wisconsin