As Chairman of the Department of Neuroscience at Winthrop-University Hospital, Dr. Stecker’s research in peripheral nerve disorders is focused on the negative role of high glucose concentrations on the ability of the peripheral nerves to tolerate anoxia. He is the author of numerous articles on this and related issues, several of which can be accessed by clicking on the links below. After earning a PhD in physics at the University of Pennsylvania, Dr. Stecker obtained his MD at Harvard. Following a neurology residency and fellowship at Penn, he was an attending physician for 10 years at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, where he founded the neurophysiologic monitoring program in the Department of Neurology and was a member of the complex aortic surgery program. Dr. Stecker went on to run Geisinger Medical Center’s EEG and intra-operative monitoring programs. He then served on the faculty at Marshall University, where he developed their epilepsy and stroke programs and served as Associate Chair for Neurology, before joining Winthrop in 2012.

Selected Publications

Anoxia-induced changes in optimal substrate for peripheral nerve. Mark M. Stecker and Matthew R. Stevenson. Neuroscience, Jan. 22, 2015; 284C: 653-667. doi: 10.1016/j.neuroscience.2014.10.048. Epub 2014 Nov 4.

Effect of glucose concentration on peripheral nerve and its response to anoxia. Mark M. Stecker and Matthew Stevenson. Muscle & Nerve, March 2014; 49(3): 370-7. doi: 10.1002/mus.23917. Epub 2013 Dec 16.

Acute nerve stretch and the compound motor action potential. Mark M Stecker, Kelly Baylor, Jacob Wolfe and Matthew Stevenson. Journal of Brachial Plexus and Peripheral Nerve Injury, Aug. 24, 2011; 6(1):4. doi: 10.1186/1749-7221-6-4.

Acute nerve compression and the compound muscle action potential. Mark M Stecker, Kelly Baylor and Yiumo Michael Chan. Journal of Brachial Plexus and Peripheral Nerve Injury, Jan. 22, 2008; 3:1. doi: 10.1186/1749-7221-3-1.

Mark M. Stecker, MD, PhD

Chair, Department of Neuroscience, Winthrop-University Hospital

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