Brad M. Isaacson, Ph.D.

Brad M. Isaacson, Ph.D.

Name: Brad M. Isaacson, Ph.D.

Department of Primary Appointment: Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
Position: USU Faculty
Title: Assistant Professor


Dr. Brad M. Isaacson is the Program Manager for the Center for Rehabilitation Sciences Research (CRSR) and a Lead Scientist with the Henry M. Jackson Foundation for the Advancement of Military Medicine. Dr. Isaacson earned a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from Widener University (Chester, PA) and a Doctor of Philosophy in Bioengineering from the University of Utah (Salt Lake City, UT). Shortly after finishing his graduate work, Dr. Isaacson served as a Post-Doctoral Fellow for Dr. Paul F. Pasquina in the Integrated Department of Orthopedics & Rehabilitation at Walter Reed Army Medical Center (Washington DC). Dr. Isaacson played an instrumental role in establishing CRSR with Dr. Pasquina. In 2015, Dr. Isaacson graduated from Boston College's Carroll School of Management (Chestnut Hill, MA) with a Master of Business Administration and Master of Science in Finance.

Dr. Isaacson holds Adjunct Assistant Professor positions in the Department of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation at the Uniformed Services University and in the Department of Orthopedics at the University of Utah. Dr. Isaacson has 19 accepted/published peer-reviewed publications on topics that include: heterotopic ossification, bone biology, bioelectricity, rehabilitation, orthopedics, biomaterials and osseointegration. Dr. Isaacson's heterotopic ossification research (in which he serves as Principal Investigator) has been funded by the Department of Defense and private donations and featured in various military press releases include the Congressional Directed Medical Research Programs' homepage.

Dr. Isaacson has received numerous professional awards including a Pre-Doctoral Fellowship from the Department of Veterans Affairs, the National Dean's List Association Award, the Who's Who in America Award, the Richard K. and Maria A. Obyn Memorial Endowed Orthopedics Scholarship and the George L. and Barbara Denton Endowed Orthopedics Scholarship. Dr. Isaacson has been inducted into the Kappa Theta Epsilon Co-op Honors Society, Omicron Delta Kappa – National Leadership Honor Society and Tau Beta Pi - National Engineering Honor Society. Dr. Isaacson serves as a reviewer for 4 medical and science journals and holds 8 United States patents.


Aside from his academic responsibilities, Dr. Isaacson has worked in industry for Boston Scientific and functioned as a lead engineer developing novel tools to remove cancerous masses in the upper gastrointestinal tract. Dr. Isaacson has also completed three internships for the following companies: PJM LLC (Administrator of Change Management, Boeing (Quality Assurance Engineer) and Coravin (Product Marketing). He currently serves a dual role and is employed by Intermountain Healthcare as a Research Initiatives Manager within their Office of Research.