Walter Kolbinger, PhD
Assistant Dean of Basic Sciences
Chair, Department of Physiology, Neuroscience, and Behavioral Sciences
Professor of Neuroscience
Walter Kolbinger, PhD, is an assistant dean of basic sciences at St. George’s University School of Medicine (SOM). As part of his duties as an assistant dean, Dr. Kolbinger serves as executive chief proctor for SOM and the National Board of Medical Examiners (NBME), and oversees all online NBME examinations offered at SOM. He is chair of the Department of Physiology, Neuroscience, and Behavioral Sciences, where he leads the development of the department’s academic programs, including MSc and PhD programs developed under his guidance.
Prior to becoming assistant dean, he was chair of SOM’s Committee on Technology-based Teaching and Learning (CTTL), where he was instrumental in the introduction of lecture recordings at SGU, now forming the backbone of student review, and the introduction of an audience response system, which has since become a key element of SGU’s interactive teaching and learning environment.
Dr. Kolbinger joined the faculty of the School of Medicine in 1999 as an associate professor in neuroscience and was promoted to a full professorship in 2003. He continues to teach, delivering neuroscience content in basic sciences and graduate studies programs.
Dr. Kolbinger received his PhD in Neuroscience from the University of Oldenburg. He has held faculty positions at the University of Ulm and Eberhard-Karls-University Tuebingen, prior to joining SGU. He is a member of the Society for Neuroscience (SFN), the Anatomische Gesellschaft (AG), the Neurowissenschaftliche Gesellschaft (NG), and the American Association of Clinical Anatomists (AACA).