External Advisory Board

The BME External Advisory Board (EAB) is composed of nationally distinguished leaders from industry, academia and government who provide advice on the department’s academic, research, outreach and other programs.

The EAB meets once a year with students, faculty, and administrators, to provide input and feedback for the department to achieve its vision of becoming a national leader in training biomedical engineers who will develop the newest innovative health care technologies. The faculty uses the board’s feedback to improve the department’s programs, services and facilities.

External Advisory Board

Jose Aguirre

Vice President of Operations
Transcatheter Mitral & Tricuspid Therapies
Edwards Lifesciences, Irvine, CA

Jenny Amos, Ph.D.

Teaching Associate Professor,
Department of Bioengineering,
University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

Jerry Chang

Advisory Board Chair
Managing Partner
Samaritan Biologics
Cordova, TN

Lola Eniola-Adefeso, Ph.D.

University Diversity and Social Transformation Professor of Chemical Engineering,
Professor of Biomedical Engineering,
University of Michigan

Jose Fernandez

Principal Advisor,
Banyan Biomedical, LLC
Boston, MA

Kenneth Ford, Ph.D.

Founder and CEO, Florida Institute for Human & Machine Cognition, Pensacola, FL

Andrés García, Ph.D.

Executive Director, Petit Institute for Bioengineering and Bioscience
Regents’ Professor, Woodruff School of Mechanical Engineering
Georgia Institute of Technology

Anthony Guiseppi-Elie, Sc.D.

Vice President for Industry Relations,
University Distinguished Professor and Dean
Anderson University

William Hogan, M.D.

Professor, Health Outcomes & Biomedical Informatics
College of Medicine, University of Florida

Ivan Howard, M.B.A.

Head of Alternative Investment Risk Management
Banco Santander,  Miami, FL


Elizabeth Loboa, Ph.D.

Professor and Provost
Department of Mechanical Engineering
Southern Methodist University

Sarah Mayes, Ph.D.

Chief of Clinical Affairs, Co-founder
Alafair Biosciences Austin, TX

Gary Miller

Executive Vice President, Research & Development
Exactech Inc., Gainesville, FL

Shelly Sakiyama-Elbert, Ph.D.

Professor and Chair
The University of Texas at Austin
Department of Biomedical Engineering

Angelo Scopelianos, Ph.D.

Vice President, Research and Development
AxoGen Inc., Gainesville, FL

Marjolein van der Meulen, Ph.D.

James M. and Marsha McCormick Director & Swanson Professor
Department of Biomedical Engineering, Cornell University

John White, Ph.D.

Professor & Chair
Department of Biomedical Engineering, Boston University

Jeffrey Willis

Chief Commercial Officer
KitoTech Medical
Seattle, WA