Membership of the TEHI TC will be dynamic and evolve with the evolution of the TC with a trans-disciplinary representation bridging communities of technology researchers and healthcare providers. The TC continues to evolve toward a cross-section of members that will also include medical technology industry experts, members of private equity firms and funding agencies, and healthcare payers and insurers. Membership is open to representatives from stakeholders groups including but not limited to
- Academic researchers and innovators
- Clinicians and healthcare providers
- Medical technology industry experts
- Federal funding agencies
- Private foundations and funding agencies
- FDA and regulatory agencies
- Healthcare payors, insurance and business sectors
- Healthcare administrators and policymakers
Atam Dhawan, PhD, NJIT (Chair)
Dr. Dhawan is Distinguished Professor of Electrical & Computer Engineering, Executive Director of Undergraduate Research and Innovation, and Vice Provost for Research and Development at NJIT. He has published over 215 research papers and book chapters. He has also authored and co-authored several books in medical imaging, and image analysis. He is a recipient of numerous awards including Martin Epstein Award (1984), NIH FIRST Award (1988), Sigma-Xi Young Investigator Award (1992), IEEE EMBS Early Career Achievement Award (1995), Doermann Distinguished Lecture Award (1999) and EMBS Distinguished Lecturer award (2012-2013). He is an IEEE Fellow and Co-Editor-In-Chief of the IEEE Journal of Translational Engineering in Health and Medicine. He was the Conference Chair of the IEEE 28th International Conference of Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, New York in 2006, He served as the Conference Chair of IEEE International Conference on Point-of-Care Healthcare Technologies in 2013. Dr. Dhawan has chaired numerous NIH special emphasis and review panels including the NIH Chartered Study Section on Biomedical Computing and Health Informatics (2008-11). His research interests lie in medical imaging, medical image analysis, point-of-care technologies, pattern recognition and computer-aided-diagnosis.
Tiffani Lash, PhD, NIBIB, NIH (Co-Chair)
Dr. Tiffani Bailey Lash serves as a Program Director/Health Scientist Administrator at the National Institutes of Health. She manages the research portfolios for the Biosensors, Platform Technologies, and mHealth programs at the National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering (NIBIB). Dr. Lash is also the Program Director for the NIBIB Point of Care Technologies Research Network, consisting of three centers charged with developing point-of-care diagnostic technologies through collaborative efforts that merge scientific and technological capabilities with clinical need.
Edward Livingston, MD, JAMA (Co-Chair)
Edward H. Livingston, MD, is a Contributing Editor for JAMAevidence and Deputy Editor, Clinical Review and Education, for JAMA and The JAMA Network. He is also an Adjunct Professor of Surgery at the University of Texas Southwestern (UTSW) School of Medicine and at Northwestern University. He has previously served as Professor and Chairman of GI and Endocrine Surgery at UTSW School of Medicine and Professor of Biomedical Engineering at the University of Texas Arlington.
Metin Akay, PhD, University of Houston
Metin Akay received his B.S. and M.S. in Electrical Engineering from the Bogazici University, Istanbul, Turkey in 1981 and 1984, respectively and a Ph.D. degree from Rutgers University in 1990. He is currently the founding chair of the new Biomedical Engineering Department and the John S. Dunn professor of biomedical engineering at the University of Houston. He has played a key role in promoting biomedical education in the world by writing and editing several books, editing several special issues of prestigious journals, including the Proc of IEEE, and giving several keynote and plenary talks at international conferences, symposiums and workshops regarding emerging technologies in biomedical engineering.
William Auffermann MD/PhD, Emory University School of Medicine
William Auffermann MD/PhD, is an Assistant Professor of Radiology and Imaging Sciences at Emory University School of Medicine. Dr Auffermann is a cardiothoracic radiologist and his clinical practice includes interpretation of thoracic and cardiovascular CT and MRI. His research interests include signal processing, medical image perception, medical education, and the application of perception research to new educational methods.
Pamela Bhatti, PhD, Georgia Institute of Technology
Pamela Bhatti is an Associate Professor in the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, GA, USA. Before completing her Ph.D. degree, she researched the detection of breast cancer with ultrasound imaging in the Department of Radiology, University of Michigan (1997–1999). Her industry experience includes embedded systems software development at Microware Corporation, Des Moines, IA, USA (1996–1997), local operating network applications development and customer support at Motorola Semiconductor, Austin, TX, USA (1994–1995), and research and fabrication of controlled-release drug delivery systems at Alza Corporation, Palo Alto, CA, USA (1986–1990). Committed to translating technology to the clinical setting, from 2011–2013 she was the KL2 Scholar with the Atlanta Clinical and Translations Sciences Institute (ACTSI) and currently serves as the ACTSI’s Research, Education, Training and Career Development Director at Georgia Tech. Pamela received the B.S. degree in bioengineering from the University of California, Berkeley, CA, USA, the M.S. degree in electrical engineering from the University of Washington, Seattle, WA, USA, and the Ph.D. degree in electrical engineering, with an emphasis on micro-electro mechanical systems (MEMS), from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, USA, in 1989, 1993, and 2006, respectively. In 2011 Pamela received the NSF Career Award to focus on vestibular rehabilitation.
Paolo Bonato, PhD, Harvard Medical School
Paolo Bonato, PhD, is Assistant Professor of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at Harvard Medical School and Director of the Motion Analysis Laboratory at Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital. He is a member of the Affiliated Faculty of the Harvard-MIT Division of Health Sciences and Technology and of the Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering at Harvard, and an Adjunct Professor of Biomedical Engineering at the MGH Institute of Health Professions. His research interests include rehabilitation technology, wearable biomedical sensors and systems, and robotics.
Colin Brenan, PhD, HiFiBiO BV
Dr. Colin J.H. Brenan is a serial life sciences entrepreneur with over 30 years experience in scientific research, project management, product development, strategic marketing and financing of early-stage life science companies. He is presently Chief Technology Officer and Head of Business Development for his most recent venture HiFiBiO BV. Colin received his B.Sc. (Honours Physics), M.Eng. (Electrical) and Ph.D. (Biomedical Engineering) from McGill University (Montreal, Canada) and completed post-doctoral training at MIT (Cambridge, USA).
Carole Carey, MS, C3-Carey Consultants, LLC
Carole C. Carey is the founder of C3-Carey Consultants, LLC. She has more than 23 years of experience in medical devices regulatory consultancy with more at the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), and Center for Devices and Radiological Health (CDRH). Currently, she provides consultation, research, advice and guidance concerning the scientific and regulatory requirements for marketing medical devices and compliance.
Jie Chen, PhD, University of Alberta, Canada
Dr. Jie Chen is currently a Professor in the Faculty of Engineering at the University of Alberta. He is also a research officer at National Research Council / National Institute for Nanotechnology. Dr. Chen is an IEEE Fellow and a Fellow of the Engineering Institute of Canada. He received the Killam Professorship Award for his outstanding contributions to research, teaching and community service. He has nearly 15 years of project, administrative and management experience and has successfully helped found two spin-off companies. One was acquired by QUALCOMM in 2005, and the other produces digital HD-radios installed in most brands of automobiles and sold in Walmart and Best Buy.
Ki Chon, PhD, University of Connecticut
Ki H. Chon received the B.S. degree in electrical engineering from the University of Connecticut, Storrs; the M.S. degree in biomedical engineering from the University of Iowa, Iowa City; and the M.S. degree in electrical engineering and the Ph.D. degree in biomedical engineering from the University of Southern California, Los Angeles. He spent three years as an NIH Post-Doctoral fellow at the Harvard-MIT Division of Health Science and Technology. He is currently the John and Donna Krenicki Endowed Chair Professor and Head of Biomedical Engineering at University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT.
Christian Cipriani, PhD, Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna, Pisa, Italy
Christian Cipriani, PhD, is currently an Associate Professor and Head of the Artificial Hands Area at The BioRobotics Institute, Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna, Pisa, Italy. His research interests cover all aspects related to the development, clinical implementation and assessment of thought-controlled upper limb prostheses and its components. He is also the Founder of Prensilia S.r.l., a spin off company of the Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna that produces and markets robotic hands.
Clifford Dacso, MD, Baylor College of Medicine
Founding co-editor-in-chief of JTEHM. Philip J. Carroll, Jr. Professor in Translational Molecular & Cell Biology and Professor of Medicine, Baylor College of Medicine; Distinguished Research Professor, College of Technology, University of Houston; Hugh Roy and Lillie Cranz Cullen University Professor, University of Houston; Adjunct Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Rice University.
Qi Duan, PhD, NINDS, NIH
Qi Duan received his Ph.D. with distinction in 2008 in Biomedical Engineering at Columbia University, on developing comprehensive 4D imaging techniques, from image reconstruction to final diagnosis, and general image analysis framework, under the supervision of Dr. Andrew F. Laine. In 2008, he joined NYU School of Medicine to work on developing the next generation MR scanners as well as state-of-arts MR coils for three years. He is currently a Staff Scientist in the Laboratory of Functional and Molecular Imaging, NINDS, NIH, Bethesda, Maryland, USA, where he is working on ultra-high field Magnetic Resonance Imaging techniques and the first ever 11.7T human scanner. He is the author and co-author of more than 70 peer-reviewed scientific publications and 3 book chapters in these domains.
Arturo Forner-Cordero, PhD, University of São Paulo, Brazil
Prof. Arturo Forner Cordero is Associate Professor at the Department of Mechatronics Engineering and Mechanical Systems of the Polytechnic School of the University of São Paulo. He is the Head of the Biomechatronics Laboratory of the same Department. The lines of activity in research and technological development range from the Biomechanics and Motor Control of human movement to the development of upper and lower limb exoskeletons and biped robots. Currently, coordinates several projects for the study of motor control of the upper and lower limbs with national (CNPq) and international funding.
Erica Forzani, PhD, Arizona State University
Dr. Erica Forzani is Assistant Professor of in the School for Engineering of Matter, Transport, and Energy at Arizona State University (SEMTE), Deputy Director of ASU’s Center for Bioelectronics & Biosensors (CBB) at The Biodesign Institute, and Research Associate at Mayo Clinic, Arizona. Her research interests are the development of novel hybrid chemical and biosensors and the integration of sensors into wireless, non-invasive and inexpensive sensor devices. She is focused on health applications, and environmental health and safety. Currently, she has over 50 peer-reviewed publications, 11 patents and patent applications and 3 transferred intellectual properties. With a background in Clinical Chemistry, Chemistry, Engineering, and a passion in Lifestyle Behavioral Sciences, Erica directs her research, professional, and personal goals to bring new inspired-use technologies to real-world applications.
Yongji Fu, PhD, Hill-Rom
Yongji Fu is the Director of Innovation at Hill-Rom, a global medical device company. He is responsible for the technical development of corporate Innovation group and provide long term vision and strategy for Hill-Rom’s future product portfolio. Prior to joining Hill-Rom, he held several leadership and scientific positions with Becton Dickinson, Sharp Laboratories of America and Siemens. His research interests include physiological sensing, machine learning algorithm and information driven therapeutic solutions. Yongji received his B.S degree in 1999 and M.S degree in 2002 from Tsinghua University, China and PhD degree in 2008 from Oregon Health and Science University, US; all three degrees are in biomedical engineering.
Julian Goldman, M.D., Biomedical Engineering for Partners HealthCare and Massachusetts General Hospital
Dr. Goldman is the Medical Director of Biomedical Engineering for Partners HealthCare, an anesthesiologist at the Massachusetts General Hospital, and Director/PI of the Program on Medical Device Interoperability (MD PnP) – a multi-institutional research program founded in 2004 to advance medical device interoperability to improve patient safety and HIT innovation. Dr. Goldman performed his clinical anesthesia and research training at the University of Colorado, and is Board Certified in Anesthesiology and Clinical Informatics. He served as a Visiting Scholar in the FDA Medical Device Fellowship Program as well as an executive of a medical device company. At MGH, Dr. Goldman served as a principal anesthesiologist in the “OR of the Future” – a multi-specialty OR that studies diverse technologies and clinical practices to enable broad adoption. Dr. Goldman chairs the international standardization committee for the safety and performance of anesthesia and respiratory equipment (ISO TC 121), and serves in leadership positions of AAMI, UL, and IEC standardization committees. He Co-Chaired the HHS HIT Policy Committee FDASIA Regulations Subcommittee and the FCC mHealth Task Force, and co-chairs the healthcare task group of the Industrial Internet Consortium. He was recently appointed as a Distinguished Lecturer for the IEEE EMBS. Dr. Goldman’s awards include the AAMI Technology in Health Care Clinical Application Award, the International Council on Systems Engineering Pioneer Award, the American College of Clinical Engineering award for Professional Achievement in Technology, and American Society of Anesthesiologists awards for advanced technology applications to improve patient safety.
Omer Inan, PhD, Georgia Institute of Technology
Dr. Inan received the B.S., M.S. and Ph.D degrees in Electrical Engineering from Stanford University in 2004, 2005, and 2009, respectively. From 2009-2013, he was Chief Engineer at Countryman Associates, a professional audio manufacturer in Menlo Park, CA, as well as a Visiting Scholar at Stanford University in Electrical Engineering. In 2013, he joined Georgia Tech where he is currently an Assistant Professor in the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering, and an Adjunct Assistant Professor in the Wallace H. Coulter Department of Biomedical Engineering. His research focuses on non-invasive physiological sensing and modulation for human health and performance, with an emphasis on unobtrusive cardiovascular monitoring, wearable biomechanics, and pediatric bioengineering applications. Dr. Inan is a Senior Member of IEEE, and an Associate Editor of the IEEE Journal of Biomedical and Health Informatics.
Unyoung (Ashley) Kim, PhD, Santa Clara University
Unyoung (Ashley) Kim is Assistant Professor of Bioengineering at Santa Clara University where she serves as the Director of the Biological Micro/Nanosystems Laboratory. Her research interests involve the investigation of integrated microfluidic systems to address challenging needs in biomedical applications. She is also a member of the SCU Frugal Innovation Laboratory where she leads the Global Health Lab working on several projects to develop diagnostic platforms for environment/health monitoring for under-served communities and emerging markets.
Shuo Li, PhD, University of Western Ontario, Canada
Dr. Shuo Li is an associate professor in the department of medical imaging and medical biophysics at the University of Western Ontario and a scientist in the Lawson Health Research Institute. Before this position he was research scientist and project manager at general electric (GE) healthcare, Canada for 9 years. He founded and has directed the Digital Imaging Group of London, Ontario since 2006, which is a very dynamic and highly multidisciplinary collaboration group. He received his Ph.D. degree in computer science from Concordia University 2006, where his PhD thesis won the doctoral prize given to the most deserving graduating student in the faculty of engineering and computer science. He has published over 100 peer-reviewed articles; he is the recipient of several GE internal awards; he serves as guest editor and associate editor on several prestigious journals in the field; he serves on program committees in highly influential conferences; and he is the editor of five Springer books. His current research interest is the development of intelligent analytic tools to help physicians and hospital administrators handle big medical datasets, centered on medical images.
Manjunatha Mahadevappa, PhD, Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur, India
Manjunatha Mahadevappa is an Associate Professor at the Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur, India. Dr. Mahadevappa is a senior member of the IEEE-EMBS, a life member of the Biomedical Engineering Society of India, and a member of The Institution of Engineers (India). He has published over 50 research papers, books, and chapters on medical imaging and advances in therapeutic engineering. He is also a recipient of a travel award “for best paper” from the International Society of Biorheology, at the 10th ICB & the 3rd ICCH-1999, held in Pecs, Hungary. He served as the Conference Co-Chair of the IEEE International Conference on Point-of-Care Healthcare Technologies in 2013. His research interests include bio-signal processing, biomedical image processing, biomedical instrumentation and biosensors, point-of-care technologies, retinal and neural prosthesis, electrical retinal stimulation, and rehabilitation engineering.
Silvestro Micera, PhD, Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne (EPFL), Switzerland
Silvestro Micera, PhD, is Associate Professor and Head of the Translational Neural Engineering Laboratory at the Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL) and Head of Neural Engineering at the Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna. Dr. Micera’s primary research interest is in robotic systems for neurorehabilitation, including neural control of movement, neural interfaces with the central nervous system (CNS) and the peripheral nervous system (PNS), and development of hybrid neuro-prosthetic systems.
Dorin Panescu, PhD, Intuitive Surgicals
Dorin Panescu, Ph.D., is Senior Director for New Product Development with Intuitive Surgical, Inc., Sunnyvale, California, USA. Intuitive Surgical is the maker of the da Vinci surgical robots. Dr. Panescu’s research interests focus on devices for cardiac diagnosis and therapy delivery. He earned his Ph.D. and M.S. degrees in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the University of Wisconsin at Madison. He held various offices with the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society (EMBS), such as Chair of the Industry Relations Committee and past Chair of the Therapeutic Systems and Technologies Technical Committee. Dr. Panescu is the recipient of the 2002 IEEE EMBS Early Career Achievement Award and of the 2009 IEEE EMBS Professional Career Achievement Award. He is a Fellow of the IEEE and 2012-2013 EMBS Distinguished Lecturer.
Paul Pearlman, PhD, National Cancer Institute’s Center for Global Health
Dr. Pearlman received his BSEE from the Georgia Institute of Technology. His graduate work took place at Yale University where he earned an MS, MPhil, and PhD, all in Electrical Engineering. He has conducted research in the Georgia Tech Biomedical Engineering Department, Georgia Tech Research Institute, Yale Medical School, and University Medical Center Utrecht. His focus was biomedical image analysis, with emphasis on development, evaluation, and application of pathology-driven/clinically-applicable computer aided diagnosis and treatment planning techniques with additional focus on low-cost modalities. After years in basic and translational research, Dr. Pearlman transitioned to the fields of science policy and diplomacy, obtaining a prestigious AAAS Science and Technology Policy Fellowship. He is currently a Program Director and the Lead for Global Health Technology at the United States National Cancer Institute’s Center for Global Health, where he coordinates global cancer research funding opportunities and engages in cancer control planning activities in low- and middle-income countries around the world.
Thomas Penzel, PhD, Charite Universitätsmedizin Berlin, Germany
Thomas Penzel, PhD, is a physicist, human biologist, and physiologist. He is the scientific director of the sleep medicine center at Charite Universitätsmedizin Berlin, Germany since 2006. He is interested in cardiac, circulation, respiration and sleep regulation and related biosignals and diagnostic and therapeutic systems. For these physiological systems and for clinical applications translational research is regarded as future directing. He is member of several editorial boards of other journals and involved in the boards of several societies related to biomedical engineering and sleep medicine.
Esteban Pino, ScD, University of Concepcion, Chile
Esteban J. Pino is Associate Professor at the Electrical Engineering Department in the Universidad de Concepcion, Chile. He has been the director of the undergraduate program in Biomedical Engineering since 2010. Dr. Pino was a research fellow at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston, MA, working on remote patient monitoring. His research interests include physiological monitoring using unobtrusive sensors and mobile medical alarm systems for impaired people.
Emilio Sacristan Rock, PhD, UAM-Iztapalapa, Mexico
Dr. Sacristan is a respected Mexican Researcher, Inventor and Entrepreneur in the field of medical technology. He holds a Ph.D. in Biomedical Engineering and is Professor and Director of the National Center for Medical Instrumentation and Imaging Research, CI3M, at the UAM-Iztapalapa, Mexico, and founder of 7 medical technology startups.
Steve Schachter, MD, CIMILT and Harvard Medical School
Dr. Steven Schachter is Chief Academic Officer and Program Leader of NeuroTechnology at Boston’s Consortia for Improving Medicine with Innovation and Technology (CIMIT) and a Professor of Neurology at Harvard Medical School (HMS). He is Past President of the American Epilepsy Society. He serves on the Epilepsy Foundation Board of Directors and has directed over 70 research projects involving antiepileptic therapies, published over 200 articles and chapters, compiled the Brainstorms series, which has been distributed to over 150,000 patients and families worldwide in several languages, and edited or written 30 other books on epilepsy and behavioral neurology. Dr. Schachter is the founding editor and editor-in-chief of the medical journals Epilepsy & Behavior and Epilepsy & Behavior Case Reports.
Portia Singh, PhD, Phillips Research North America
Portia Singh is a Research Engineer at Philips Research North America. Her research focuses in the area of personal health and mobile health technologies. She develops solutions to help the elderly and people with chronic illness manage their health at home. The research bridges traditional hospital-based, physician-focused care to self-managed, preventative, and continuing personal care thus targeting the entirety of the care continuum. Prior to beginning a career in industry research, she served as a Hardy-Apfel IT Fellow at the Social Security Administration where she worked on disability policy and technology research. Portia received her PhD from Carnegie Mellon University in Biomedical Engineering and a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science from Grambling State University. In her free time, Portia enjoys exercise, spending time with family and mentoring students interested in pursuing STEM degrees.
Srini Tridanadpani, MD, PhD, Emory University
Srini Tridandapani, MD, PhD, is Assistant Professor of Radiology and Imaging Sciences at Emory University and Adjunct Professor of Electrical & Computer Engineering at the Georgia Institute of Technology. Dr. Tridandapani’s current research involves the development of novel gating strategies for optimizing cardiac computed tomography and innovative tools to increase patient safety in medical imaging.
Bruce Wheeler, PhD, University of California at San Diego
Bruce Wheeler recently joined the University of California at San Diego as an Adjunct Professor of Bioengineering with duties principally aimed at supporting the new Systems Bioengineering major at UCSD. He had served for 7 years at the University of Florida, including service as Acting Chair of the Biomedical Engineering Department and co-author of the successful proposal for the BMS BME program. Previously he served for 28 years at the University of Illinois, including as Associate Head of the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department, Chair of the Neuroscience Program and Founding Head of the Department of Bioengineering. He has also served President of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, the world’s largest, oldest, and most global bioengineering society, and Editor in Chief of the IEEE Transactions on Biomedical Engineering, one of the most influential general biomedical engineering journals.
Chang-Hee Won, PhD, Temple University
Chang-Hee (Andy) Won is an associate professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering and the director of Control, Sensor, Network, and Perception (CSNAP) Laboratory at Temple University. Previous to coming to academia, he worked at Electronics and Telecommunications Research Institute as a senior research engineer. Currently, he is actively guiding various research projects funded by National Science Foundation, Pennsylvania Department of Health, and Department of Defense. He published over 120 peer-reviewed articles and received multi-million dollars of research funding as a principal investigator from industry, state, and federal funding sources. He is a frequent reviewer for the National Science Foundation review panels, and sits on National Institute of Health Biomedical Imaging Study Section. His research interests include tactile sensors, optimal control theory, spectral imaging, and tactile imaging system.