Larry Fennigkoh, PhD, CCE

Larry Fennigkoh joined the faculty at the Milwaukee School of Engineering in 1998. He is currently a Professor within the Biomedical Engineering program teaching courses in physiology and anatomy, biomedical engineering design, medical instrumentation, electrical circuits, biostatistics, and biomechanics. His primary research interests have been in the applications of human factors in the control of medical error. He has also done considerable forensic engineering and expert witness work on cases involving medical device-related patient injuries and deaths.

From 1982 to 1997, Dr. Fennigkoh was the Director of Clinical Engineering at St. Luke’s Medical Center in Milwaukee, WI. Here he managed a 54-person department responsible for the maintenance and management of virtually all clinical, non-clinical, medical imaging, and telecommunications systems throughout the medical center. In 1988, he and Brigid Smith developed a medical equipment classification system that continues to be widely used within many U.S. hospitals and abroad.

Dr. Fennigkoh received his B.S. and M.S. from the MSOE in 1974 and 1986, respectively, and his Ph.D. in 1995 from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. He is a registered professional engineer (electrical) in Wisconsin, certified in clinical Engineering, and fellow within the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering and the American College of Clinical Engineering. He was also inducted into ACCE Hall of Fame in 2017. He has over 50 publications including one book and three book chapters.