Anatomy & Neurobiology

Excellence in Education, Research & Service

The Department of Anatomy and Neurobiology at NEOMED seeks excellence in education, research, and service to our institution, our region and state, and the broader biomedical community.

Our research focuses on the areas of Hearing Research and Musculoskeletal Biology. In each focus area, our faculty emphasize a multidisciplinary, collaborative approach to research and training at the graduate and postdoctoral levels.

Our faculty teach throughout the medical curriculum, with major responsibilities during the first year. We strongly support graduate education through the Masters’ Program in Modern Anatomical Sciences and Ph.D. programs in Biomedical Sciences (with Kent State University) and Integrated Pharmaceutical Medicine. Our Body Donor Program and Yassine Gross Anatomy Laboratory provide regional resources for education in the anatomical sciences.

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Department News

  • Dr. Thewissen holds a whale fluke

    NEOMED Names Distinguished University Professor

    A NEOMED scientist who has explored the evolution of walking whales and much more in his nearly 30-year career at NEOMED has been named a Distinguished University Professor—just the second […]

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  • College of Medicine Celebrates Match Day 2022

    The story below recaps Match Day 2022. For 2023 placements, stats, photos and more, see Match Day 2023. Match Day: There’s nothing quite like it. Friday, March 18, College of […]

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  • Body Donation Program

    J.G.M. “Hans” Thewissen, Ph.D., Ingalls-Brown Professor of Anatomy, recently talked with Bob Gaetjens of the Record Courier about the Body Donation program at Northeast Ohio Medical University. Watch for the […]

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Phone: 330.325.6636

Department Chair

Hans Thewissen, Ph. D., Ingalls-Brown Professor of Anatomy

Department of Anatomy & Neurobiology

College of Medicine at NEOMED