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Brion Benninger, M.D., MSc


Professor of Anatomy, Executive Director - Medical Anatomy Center

College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific - Northwest

E-Mail: bbenninger@westernu.edu

Phone: 541-259-0210 | Fax: 541-259-0201
Join year: 2011

Education

MSc, Sports Medicine, Center for Sports Medicine, Trauma and Orthopedic Department, Nottingham University, England, 1997

MBChB MD, Leicester University Medical School, England, 1991

Certification

Physician 1991

Surgical Resident Training

Clinical Anatomy, Guy's Hospital, London, England, 1993

Sports Medicine Physician 1997

Professional Experience

  • Samaritan Orthopaedic Residency Faculty, 2011-present
  • Samaritan General Surgery Residency Faculty, 2011-present
  • 1991- 2000 Emergency Medicine
  • 1991- present  Clinical Anatomy teacher
  • 2000- present  Neuroscientist – Motor Control lab
  • 1994 to 2000 Team Physician – Irish Professional Rugby Team
  • 1996 to 2000 Team Physician to Irish Exiles Under 21’s and 19’s
  • 2000 to date  Medical Liaison to Irish International Rugby Team
  • 1991 to 2000 Medical Officer to Midland Cycling Teams
  • 1995 to 1997 Medical Officer at National Cycling Championships
  • 1993 to 1995 Track Doctor Donnington Park Motor Race Circuit
    Course Doctor for various motor car rallies
  • 1992/1993    Rally driver and medical officer in “The Italian Job” rally
  • 1997 - 2000  Chief Medical Officer for Pegasus Motor Cycle and light car club
  • 1996 – 2000 Team Physician to the Great Britain Amateur Martial Arts Association Team
  • 1997 – 2000 Team Physician to British Universities Boxing Team and Championships – ABA
  • 1997 to 1998 Written and devised Head & Field Injury Assessment Form for acute rugby injuries


 

Teaching Experience

Have taught Medical, Dental, and other Healthcare professionals in Britain, Caribbean and USA.
 
2011-present Western University of Health Sciences, Medical Anatomy Center (COMP & COMP-Northwest)
•    General Medical Anatomy
•    Head and Neck Anatomy
•    Essentials of Clinical Medicine

2006-2014 Caribbean
•    General and Head & Neck Anatomy

2000-2011 Oregon Health & Science University
•    General Clinical Anatomy - Medical School
•    General Clinical Anatomy - Dental School
•    Clinical Head & Neck and Neuroanatomy - Dental School
•    Advanced Clinical Anatomy for Surgical Residents
•    Clinical Anatomy for Physician Assistant Students
•    Clinical Anatomy for Radiation Therapy Students
•    Clinical Anatomy for Pre-Healthcare Professionals
•    Neuroscience Course
•    Principles of Clinical Medicine

1991-2000 Nottingham & London (Guys Hospital)
    Medical, Dental & Sports Medicine and Surgical Residents

 

Courses

General Medical Anatomy
Head & Neck Anatomy

Certificate courses:
Advanced Anatomy
Ultrasound

Essentials of Clinical Medicine
Systems Courses – 2nd year curriculum

Club Mentor

Surgical Club – Advisor
Orthopaedic Club - Advisor
Emergency Medicine Club – Advisor
Military Club – Advisor
Ultrasound Club – Advisor
History of Medicine Club – In development


 

Research Interest

Educational Research – Innovative anatomy learning
History of Medicine
Basic Science – Revealing definitive, and dynamic anatomy
Clinical Science – Integrating anatomy, innovation, imaging, and invasive procedures

Clinical Interests

Sports Medicine
Soft tissue rehabilitation & proprioception
Concussion
Surgical Procedures
    Anatomical safety
Ultrasound
    Musculoskeletal pathology-diagnostic
    Invasive procedures
    Injury monitoring   

Awards

Western University of Health Sciences, COMP-Northwest

2012/13 – Innovative Educator of the Year Award

2012/13 – Basic Science Faculty of the Year Award

2011/12 – Research Award

2011/12 – Educator of the Year Award

2011/12 – Basic Science Faculty of the Year Award

2012 – Mentored Student (Nik Matsler) who received National Sandy Marks Education Science Research Poster Award runner-up at the American Association of Clinical Anatomists
2012 – Mentored Student (Aaron Stecker) who received National Sandy Marks Clinical Science Research Poster Award runner-up at the American Association of Clinical Anatomists

2012 – Mentored Student (Nik Matsler) who received National Ralph Ger Education Science Research Award at the American Association of Clinical Anatomists

2012 – Mentored Student (Julien Diegel) who received National Ralph Ger Clinical Science Research Award Platform presentation at the American Association of Clinical Anatomists

2012 – Mentored Student (Kevin Post) who received runner-up National Ralph Ger Basic Science Research Award Platform presentation at the American Association of Clinical Anatomists

2012 – Mentored Student (Taylor Delamarter) who received Second Place Clinical Research Award at the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons

2012 – Received First Place Research Award at the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons

2012 – Received Commendation Award in Innovative Clinical Anatomy Teaching from the Commission of Osteopathic Accreditation


Oregon Health Sciences University

2009 – Honored for Community Service and Education by integrating human and marine anatomy to help understand human anatomy, clinical conditions and the benefits of inter-professional research to the public with public dissection of sharks.  

2008-10 – Honored by consecutive Dental Classes “White Coat Faculty Award”

2009-11 – Recognized by Faculty for Teaching, Leadership, and Research

2008 – First basic scientist/clinician to be honored by the Dental Class to award coats at the “White Coat Ceremony”

2002 – 2009 Teaching Excellence Awards – OHSU      
    - Medical School
    - Physician Assistant School


United Kingdom

1992 – 2000 Teaching Awards – Nottingham University
                                                        -  Guys Hospital
               

 

Committees

Curriculum Committee
Admissions Committee
 

Publication

Authorship and/or Editor of Textbooks

Author / Co-Author / Editor

1. Netter Atlas of Human Anatomy 5th Edition – Elsevier Publisher (printed 2010) - Editor

2. Gray’s Anatomy Dissector – Elsevier Publisher (expected printing 2012)
Authors Brion Benninger, Marios Loukas, Shane Tubbs

3. Gray’s Head and Neck Anatomy – Elsevier Publisher (expected printing 2012/13) – Co-Author Jaden Shah, Brion Benninger

4. VH Dissector Pro– published, Involved with design and clinical content of software program being used by 35 healthcare institutions. (2007, 2008, 2009, 2010) – Co-Author

5. Anatomical Power of 3 – local printing of anatomical review using a theme 2009 to date. – Author

6. Brain Injury Medicine, second edition – Demos Medical Publishing (printing 2012) chapter contribution – video cranial nerves

Authorship of Textbooks under review (preliminary chapters submitted)


1. Anatomy of musculoskeletal injections and aspirations - – Elsevier Publisher 2011 decision
Author
2. Anatomy review text– Walters Kluwer LWW Publisher 2011 decision
CoAuthor

3. Apple application – electronic clinical anatomy text (Elsevier/Apple) decision 2011/12


International and Chapter editor

1. Chapter editor for Gray’s Anatomy 40th (150 years) Edition (printed 2009)

2. Invited as Contributor (chapter writer) to Gray’s Anatomy 41st Edition (printing 2014)