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. As a bioengineer and translational scientist, Dr. Chen’s primary areas of consulting expertise include biomechanical analysis, injury biomechanics, forensic accident reconstruction, premises liability, product liability, medical device and medical technology.  He uses computer simulations and mathematical models to analyze vehicle dynamics and to perform biomechanical analysis on cases involving low-speed accidents, human movement, sport injuries and other accidental events.  

Dr. Chen is also a registered professional engineer with significant expertise in design and computer simulation/modeling of mechanical systems.

Dr. Chen’s experience includes multiple aspects of orthopedic biomechanics and musculoskeletal tissue regeneration such as sports medicine/injury, bone fracture, and spinal injury. 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 (Arthritis Foundation, 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: Wisconsin