B.Sc. 1971 Biology, University of Prince Edward Island
M.Sc. 1974 Biology, Memorial University of Newfoundland.
Ph.D. 1978 Gastrointestinal Pathophysiology, Memorial University of Newfoundland.
1977-91 Associate Professor Department of Anatomy and Cell Biology, University of Alberta
1991- Professor Department of Neuroscience, University of Kentucky
Development of Innovative Teaching Technology
Dr. MacPherson holds a Special Titles position within the department, specializing in teaching and the development of innovative teaching techniques. He is the James and Barbara Holsinger Endowed Professor of Anatomy and Vice-Chair of the Department for Educational Programs. He has developed computer-assisted instructional self-study programs for laboratories/altases in basic and oral histology used at numerous universities world-wide.
He is co-author on the Atlas of Anatomy (Thieme) now in its 3rd edition and in 14 translated versions world-wide as well as the Thieme Teaching Assistant: Anatomy. He is the editor for the Thieme Atlas of Anatomy. Volume 3: Head Neck, and Neuroanatomy, 2nd edition. Dr. MacPherson was also concept developer for the ground-breaking Thieme Electronic Dissector, now used by over 8,000 medical, dental PA and PT students in North America, and undergoing its 2nd edition. He is currently editing the 4th edition of Avery’s Oral Development and Histology textbook and Programmed Learning Modules for dental head and neck gross anatomy laboratories.
MacPherson, Brian R. 2007. Entering the continuum: Undergraduate preparation for medical school – an overview of cell and tissue biology (histology). The Advisor 27(3): 15-16.
MacPherson, Brian R. and Jerry G. Tieman. 2012. Using a blended learning environment to enhance courses in a professional curriculum. Clinical Anatomy 25(7):942.
MacPherson, Brian R., Nicole Herring, Kendall Gault, and Jennifer Brueckner-Collins. 2012. Teaching with Twitter: a meaningful way to incorporate microblogging into anatomy instruction? Clinical Anatomy 26(7):1002.
Gilroy, A.M., and B.R. MacPherson: 2016. Atlas of Anatomy. Third edition. Thieme Medical Publishers, Stuttgart, New York. 704pp. ISBN (Americas): 9781604067453
Gilroy, A.M., B.R. MacPherson, M. Schuenke, E. Schulte, and U. Schumacher: 2016. Thieme Teaching Assistant: Anatomy. Thieme Medical Publishers, Stuttgart, New York. 656pp. ISBN (Americas): 9781604061642
Douglas J. Gould, Samuel R. Franklin and Brian R. MacPherson. 2013. Thieme Dissector. An electronic modular dissector for custom courses in full body dissection. Thieme Medical Publishers, New York, NY.
MacPherson, Brian R. and Cristian Stefan. 2016. Thieme Atlas of Anatomy. Head Neck, and Neuroanatomy. Second edition. Thieme Medical Publishers, Stuttgart, New York. 555p. ISBN (Americas): 9781626231207