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Houston, Texas

A full range of modern neurosurgical specialties and techniques are provided by top BCM neurosurgery specialists.
Department of Neurosurgery
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Michael A. K. Liebschner, Ph.D.


Associate Professor


  • University of Vermont, Burlington, VT


  • M.S., Mechanical Engineering, Ruhr University, Bochum, Germany

Primary Neurosurgical Interests

  • Spine/bone biomechanics; bio-medical engineering;Computer-assisted orthopedic surgery; bio-robotics; vertebroplasty; tissue engineering; tissue fracture mechanics; minimally invasive fracture treatment; computer aided tissue engineering.

Professional Associations

  • Biomedical Engineering Society
  • Biomechanics European Laboratory
  • Orthopaedic Research Society
  • Houston Society of Engineering in Medicine
  • International Society of Biomechanics
  • American Society of Mechanical Engineering
  • Association of German Engineers

Contact Information

  • Veterans Affairs Medical Center
  • 2002 Holcombe Blvd.
  • Research Bldg. 110, Room 140
  • Houston, TX 77030
  • Phone: 713-791-1414 Ext. 3609
  • Fax: 509-752-6119

Selected Publications

  • Zhong L., El-Daye D., Kaufman B., Tobaoda N., Liebschner M.: “OsteoConduct: Wireless Body-Area Communication based on Bone Conduction.” BODYNETS. June 2007.

    Xia J., Gateno J., Teichgraeber J., Christensen A., Lasky R., Lemoine J., Liebschner M.: "Accuracy of a Computer-Aided Surgical Simulation (CASS) System in the Treatment of Complex Cranio-Maxillofacial Deformities: A Pilot Study." J Oral Maxillofac Surg, 65(2), 248-54,2007.

    Tawackoli W., Mendel E., Rhines L., Burton A., Liebschner M.: "Towards Acoustic Vibration as a Diagnostic Tool for Spinal Fractures." IMECE 2005, BED-Vol., 2005 Advances in Bioengineering, ASME 2005. IMECE2005-81976.

    Bucklen B., Wettergreen M., Heinkenschloss M., Liebschner M.: "Surface-Based Scaffold Design: A Mechanobiological Approach." IMECE 2005, Advances in Bio-Manufacturing. IMECE2005-81985.

    Wettergreen M., Bucklen B., Sun W., Liebschner M.: "Computer-Aided Tissue Engineering in Whole Bone Replacement Treatment". IMECE 2005, Advances in Bio-Manufacturing. IMECE2005-82000.

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