William P. Wiesmann MD COL, MC (Ret.)

Dr. Wiesmann is the president and founder of a consulting company and several small biotech companies collectively called the BioSTAR Group. These companies focus on the development and commercialization of non-invasive sensors, automated diagnostic devices, and advanced tissue engineering hardware and applications. Prior to retiring from the Army in 1997, Dr. Wiesmann served as the Director for Combat Casualty Care at the U.S. Army Medical Research and Material Command Post at Ft. Detrick.

Dr. Wiesmann earned his undergraduate degree in chemistry from the University of Cincinnati and his medical degree from Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri. He completed advanced research training as a fellow at the National Heart, Blood and Lung Institute at the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, MD. Dr. Wiesmann served as a senior scientist at the Walter Reed Institute of Research and as an attending nephrologist at Walter Reed Hospital in Washington DC.

His research interests include both clinical and laboratory biomedical research in cell biology and tissue engineering, immunology, trauma medicine, biomedical signal processing and biosensors. Dr. Wiesmann has been published in over 70 scientific publications, authored several book chapters and has a total of 20 patents awarded and pending. He serves on the Board of Trustees at Harvey Mudd College in Claremont, California, is the Chairman of the Scientific Advisory Board of the National Tissue Engineering Center (NTEC), is a member of the University of Southern California (USC) Engineering School Board of Councilors, and is a member of the University of Cincinnati Department of Biomedical Engineering External Advisory Board.

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