Our Advisory Board

An Industry Advisory Council for Biomedical Engineering was created to ensure that our program directors have a thorough understanding of the needs of industry, and also to develop strong relationships with the private sector to help address internship, placement, marketing and support needs.

The team of industry experts helps us maximally leverage current faculty and programs, identify gaps in the current versus ideal program, recommend means to close those gaps, and help develop a strong reputation among BME undergraduate and graduate school programs.

Photo - Kari Anastasia.

Kari Anastasia, MS

R&D Engineer, The Jacobs Institute

Photo - Emily Brooks.

Emily Brooks, Ph.D

Senior Engineer, Qualcomm Technologies

Photo - Mary Canty.

Mary Canty, Ph.D

Lead Scientist, Garwood Medical Devices, LLC.


Jeremy Gilbert, Ph.D

Professor and Hansjörg Wyss Endowed Chair for Regenerative Medicine, Biomedical Engineering - Clemson University

George Grobe.

George L. Grobe, III, Ph.D.

Vice President R&D, Vision Care & Surgical Products, Valeant Pharmaceuticals

Mike Hess.

Mike Hess

Vice President of Research & Development, Medtronic

Ryan Hubbell.

Ryan Hubbell

Team Leader - Quality Control, Thermo Fisher Scientific

Jeff Markin.

Jeff Markin

Advisory Board Chair

Chief Operating Officer, eHealth Technologies

Ashish Shah.

Ashish Shah, Ph.D.

Vice President, Research Development & Engineering, Viant Medical.


Atif Zafar, MD

Co-Founder and VP Clinical Applications, Meridian Cardiovascular Systems, Inc.

Past Board Members

Martin Beradi - Moog, Inc.

Ted Farrell - Clinical Diagnostics

Joseph Fritz - Dent Neurologic Institute

Russ Joseph - Edwards Lifesciences

Ragu Raman - Ortho Clinical Diagnostics