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Carson Schneck, MD, PhD


Carson Schneck, MD, PhD


Professor Emeritus, Anatomy and Cell Biology
Telephone:  215-707-3143

Fax:  215-707-2966

Email: schneck@temple.edu


Department of Anatomy and Cell Biology


Educational Background:


Muhlenberg College, Allentown, PA

BS, Natural Science, 1955


Temple University, School of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA

M.D., 1959


Temple University, Graduate School, Philadelphia, PA

Ph.D., 1965, Anatomy


Frankford Hospital, Philadelphia, PA     

Internship, 1959-1960


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Research Interests:


Dr. Schneck codirects the Medical Gross Anatomy course and teaches in the Medical Neuroanatomy Course. He presents elective courses to first, second and fourth year medical students and delivers intramural and extramural courses and invited presentations at the postgraduate and continuing medical education level to practicing physicians in many medical specialties. Dr. Schneck also publishes clinical anatomy and imaging papers and chapters in the journals and textbooks of these medical specialties.

  1. Dr. Schneck is currently involved in a variety of anatomic and imaging studies of clinical significance:
  2. Characterization and incidence of a previously undescribed first rib fibrous band as a potential cause of thoracic outlet syndrome.
  3. Doppler, ultrasound and phase contrast MRI analysis of the relative venous return from the brain within the internal jugular and internal vertebral venous plexus under varying postural conditions.
  4. Spiral CT three dimensional reconstruction of the segmental subdivision of the liver to confirm the inadequacy of the current segmental terminology.
  5. Spiral CT three dimensional reconstruction of the varying orientation of the renal hilus at different axial levels of section.

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Recent Medically Related Publications, Obtained from PubMed (Click on PubMed ID to view abstract)

22094745. Spears J, Kim DC, Saba SC, Mitra A, Schneck C, Mitra A, Anatomical relationship of Roos' type 3 band and the T1 nerve root. Plast Reconstr Surg 128:6(1257-62)2011 Dec

20489677. Matullo KS, Duncan IC, Richmond J, Criner K, Schneck C, Wetzel FT, Characterization of a first thoracic rib ligament: anatomy and possible clinical relevance. Spine (Phila Pa 1976) 35:23(2030-4)2010 Nov 1

15054379. Agarwal A, Schneck CD, Kelley DJ, Venous drainage of the platysma myocutaneous flap. Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg 130:3(357-9)2004 Mar

11101111. Meister BR, Michael SP, Moyer RA, Kelly JD, Schneck CD, Anatomy and kinematics of the lateral collateral ligament of the knee. Am J Sports Med 28:6(869-78)2000 Nov-Dec

7553021. Mesgarzadeh M, Triolo J, Schneck CD, Carpal tunnel syndrome. MR imaging diagnosis. Magn Reson Imaging Clin N Am 3:2(249-64)1995 May

8077262. Hennigan SP, Schneck CD, Mesgarzadeh M, Clancy M, The semimembranosus-tibial collateral ligament bursa. Anatomical study and magnetic resonance imaging. J Bone Joint Surg Am 76:9(1322-7)1994 Sep

7584238. Mesgarzadeh M, Schneck CD, Tehranzadeh J, Chandnani VP, Bonakdarpour A, Magnetic resonance imaging of ankle ligaments. Emphasis on anatomy and injuries to lateral collateral ligaments. Magn Reson Imaging Clin N Am 2:1(39-58)1994 Feb

1620856. Schneck CD, Mesgarzadeh M, Bonakdarpour A, MR imaging of the most commonly injured ankle ligaments. Part II. Ligament injuries. Radiology 184:2(507-12)1992 Aug

1620855. Schneck CD, Mesgarzadeh M, Bonakdarpour A, Ross GJ, MR imaging of the most commonly injured ankle ligaments. Part I. Normal anatomy. Radiology 184:2(499-506)1992 Aug

24572727. Schneck CD, Anatomy and kinesiology of the ankle and foot. J Back Musculoskelet Rehabil 2:3(1-16)1992 Jan 1

2303512. Sapega AA, Moyer RA, Schneck C, Komalahiranya N, Testing for isometry during reconstruction of the anterior cruciate ligament. Anatomical and biomechanical considerations. J Bone Joint Surg Am 72:2(259-67)1990 Feb

2717746. Mesgarzadeh M, Schneck CD, Bonakdarpour A, Carpal tunnel: MR imaging. Part I. Normal anatomy. Radiology 171:3(743-8)1989 Jun

2541464. Mesgarzadeh M, Schneck CD, Bonakdarpour A, Mitra A, Conaway D, Carpal tunnel: MR imaging. Part II. Carpal tunnel syndrome. Radiology 171:3(749-54)1989 Jun

3175084. Mesgarzadeh M, Schneck CD, Bonakdarpour A, Magnetic resonance imaging of the knee and correlation with normal anatomy. Radiographics 8:4(707-33)1988 Jul

3681443. Charkes ND, Siddhivarn N, Schneck CD, Bone scanning in the adductor insertion avulsion syndrome ("thigh splints"). J Nucl Med 28:12(1835-8)1987 Dec

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Temple-Drexel Cooperative Program


Anatomy for Biomedical Engineering, 1965 - 1985

Temple University School of Medicine


  • Human Gross Anatomy Course, 1960 - present
  • Course Director, 1969 - present
  • Freshman Neuroanatomy Course, 1972 - present
  • Sophomore Anatomy Review, 1960 - 1974,1997
  • Freshman Histology Course, 1960 - 1968
  • Musculoskeletal Interdisciplinary Course, 1969 - 1994
  • Functional and Surgical Anatomy of the Back and Extremities, 1970 - 1985
  • Functional and Surgical Anatomy of the Head and Neck, 1970 - 1985
  • Neuroanatomic Basis of Neurological Diagnosis, 1970 - present
  • Cross-Sectional Anatomy for Interpretation of CT, MRI and Ultrasound Images, 1979 - present
  • Summer Educational Reinforcement Activity,1973 - present
  • Clinical Gross Anatomy,1979 - present
  • Instructor for Temple Basic Cardiac Life Support Course, 1985 - 1987
  • Oral Histology Course, 1993 - 1994
  • Medical Histology Course, 1994 - 1995
  • Podiatric Neuroanatomy, 1999 - 2002

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