Dr. Kasra is a Mechanical Engineer with specialized expertise in biomedical and biomechanical engineering. He applies his expertise to forensic casework involving injury causation disputes and a variety of investigations involving medical devices, equipment, and implants; sports; workplace; and motor vehicle crashes.
For nearly thirty years, Dr. Kasra has been engaged in research and teaching at universities and laboratories across the United States and Canada. His areas of research include orthopaedic biomechanics (bone and joint mechanics) and tissue engineering. He also has extensive experience in the development of medical devices and equipment. Earlier in his career, Dr. Kasra directed a biomechanics laboratory at Mount Sinai Hospital, focusing on analyses related to connective tissues (bone and soft tissues) and implants. Dr. Kasra has worked on a variety of grant funded research projects and supervised many graduate and undergraduate engineering students in their research and capstone design projects.
Dr. Kasra earned his Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering from the Ecole Polytechnique de Montreal. He has been published internationally in peer reviewed high impact journals including the Journal of Biomechanics, Spine, Bone, Materials Science and Engineering, Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Implants, and the Journal of Orthopedic Research. He has presented his research at a number of conferences including the Orthopaedic Research Society. Dr. Kasra holds multiple US patents for medical devices, and as a US patent agent he has experience writing and prosecuting biotech patent applications. He is a member of the Orthopaedic Research Society and the Professional Engineers of Ontario.