Dr. Stecker obtained his PhD in physics in 1980 at the University of Pennsylvania. He subsequently earned his MD at Harvard Medical School in 1984. After this he went on to a neurology residency and fellowship at the University of Pennsylvania. At Penn he founded the intra-operative monitoring program in the department of neurology and was chief of peri-operative neurology. On moving to Geisinger Medical Center he directed the epilepsy program and the intra-operative monitoring program. Subsequently he was Associate Chair for Neurology at Marshall University and chair of the medical school curriculum committee as well as director of the stroke program. In 2011 he became chairman of neuroscience at Winthrop University Hospital. He is currently director of neurology at the UCSF/Fresno program. In 2007 he was president of the American Society of Neurophysiologic Monitoring.
Dr. Stecker's current research interests include studies of the mechanisms of peripheral nerve in jury in in-vitro systems, particularly diabetic neuropathy and toxic neuropathies. He is also interested in EEG and EEG signal processing as well as the use of the EEG in treating patients with epilepsy. He also is interested in general clinical neurology.