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

Jerry Chang

Advisory Board Chair
Managing Partner
Samaritan Biologics
Cordova, TN

Jose Fernandez

Vice-President, Research and Development
Newton, MA

Kenneth Ford, Ph.D.

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

Andrés García, Ph.D.

Neely Chair & Regents’ Professor, Mechanical Eng., Director
Interdisciplinary Bioengineering Graduate Program, Georgia Institute of Technology

Anthony Guiseppi-Elie, Sc.D.

TEES Professor & Department Head
Department of Biomedical Engineering, Texas A&M 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.

Vice Chancellor for Strategic Partnerships
Dean and Ketcham Professor
College of Engineering
University of Missouri

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

Thomas S. Johnston, M.B.A.

KLS Martin Manufacturing
Jacksonville, 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

BME Alum, B.S., 1996
Vice President and Business Unit Director
Global Surgical Business
Advanced Medical Solutions