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

Nancy Allbritton

Kenan Professor and Chair
Joint Department of Biomedical Engineering
University of North Carolina
North Carolina State University

Gilda Barabino

Dean and Daniel and Frances Berg Professor
The Grove School of Engineering
The City College of New York

Jerry Chang

Advisory Board Chair
Vice President of Business Development
Integra LifeSciences, Memphis, TN

Jose Fernandez

Vice President of Development
Orchestra BioMed, New Hope, PA

Kenneth Ford

Founder and CEO

Florida Institute for Human & Machine Cognition, Pensacola, FL

Andrés García

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

Anthony Guiseppi-Elie

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

William Hogan

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

Ivan Howard

Investment Officer
Hirtle, Callaghan & Co. Atlanta, GA

Elizabeth Loboa

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

Sarah Mayes

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

Gary Miller

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

Shelly Sakiyama-Elbert

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

Marjolein van der Meulen

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

John White

Professor & Chair
Department of Biomedical Engineering, Boston University

Jeffrey Willis

Vice President and Business Unit Director
Global Surgical Business
Advanced Medical Solutions

Karen Zaderej

Chief Executive Officer
AxoGen Inc., Gainesville, FL