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, PhD

Senior Engineer, Qualcomm Technologies

Photo - Mary Canty.

Mary Canty, PhD

Lead Scientist, Garwood Medical Devices, LLC.


Jeremy Gilbert, PhD

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

George Grobe.

George L. Grobe, III, PhD

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

Ryan Hubbell.

Ryan Hubbell

Team Leader - Quality Control, Thermo Fisher Scientific

Adam Lurie.

Adam Lurie

Vice President of Integrated Supply Chain, BD Interventional/Surgery

Jeff Markin.

Jeff Markin

Chief Operating Officer, eHealth Technologies

Sam Privitera.

Sam Privitera, JD

Chief Technical Officer, AtriCure

Stan Rittgers.

Stan Rittgers, PhD

Professor Emeritus of Biomedical Engineering, the University of Akron

Ashish Shah.

Ashish Shah, PhD

Advisory Board Chair

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

Mike Hess - Vice President of Research & Development, Medtronic

Russ Joseph - Edwards Lifesciences

Ragu Raman - Ortho Clinical Diagnostics