Markus A. Wimmer, PhD

Rush Arthritis and Orthopedics Institute

Grainger Director

Professor Wimmer is the Grainger Director of the Rush Arthritis and Orthopedics Institute in Chicago, USA, and serves as the Associate Chairman for Research in the Department of Orthopedic Surgery at Rush University Medical Center.  He holds conjoint appointments in the Departments of Rheumatology, Anatomy and Cell Biology, as well as Biomedical Engineering at the University of Illinois at Chicago.

Dr. Wimmer received his diploma in Mechanical Engineering from the Technical University of Munich, Germany. After a post-graduate year in Chicago, Dr. Wimmer continued his education in Germany and earned a doctorate in Biomechanics at the Hamburg University of Technology. Before joining Rush in 2001, he spent four years at the AO Research Institute in Davos, Switzerland. 

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