About Us | Our History

The Marquette University and Medical College of Wisconsin Department of Biomedical Engineering brings together the renowned engineering education and research of Marquette University and the innovative medical research and clinical practice of the Medical College of Wisconsin. Led by MU-MCW Biomedical Engineering Chair Dr. Frank Pintar, this partnership provides an extraordinary foundation for those aspiring to join the next generation of biomedical engineers, scientists and physicians. Learn more below. 



Our History

Marquette University and the Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW) have a long history of collaboration, dating back to when MCW was known as the Marquette University School of Medicine. In the 1960s, while they were still a single institution, the biomedical engineering program at Marquette was launched as one of the first in the country and was known as a pioneer in developing solutions for clinical applications.

More recently, Marquette and MCW faculty members have worked together on numerous transformational research discoveries in rehabilitation medicine, orthopaedics, trauma, and cardiovascular and pulmonary physiology. The organizations have partnered in offering joint master’s degrees in bioinformatics and healthcare technologies management, as well as a joint Ph.D. program in functional imaging. This long, successful history of collaboration is a primary reason why the Department of Biomedical Engineering is destined for success.