External Advisory Board

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

The External Advisory Board typically 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 will use the Board’s feedback to improve the department’s programs, services and facilities.

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

Jerry Chang

Jerry Chang
Vice President of Business Development
Integra LifeSciences
Memphis, TN

Justin Deuerling, Ph.D.
Staff Engineer, Product Development
RTI Surgical
Gainesville, FL

Jose Fernandez
Senior Vice President of R&D, Quality, and Regulatory
Symmetry Surgical

Nashville, TN

Kenneth Ford

Kenneth Ford, Ph.D.
Founder and CEO
Florida Institute for Human & Machine Cognition

Pensacola, FL

Andrés J. García

Andrés J. García, Ph.D., F.B.S.E
Neely Chair & Regents' Professor, Mechanical Eng., Director, Interdisciplinary Bioengineering Graduate Program, Georgia Institute of Technology

Anthony Guiseppi

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., M.S.
Investment Officer
Hirtle, Callaghan & Co.

Atlanta, GA

Sarah Mayes, Ph.D.
Chief of Clinical Affairs, Co-founder
Alafair Biosciences

Austin, TX

Gary Miller

Gary Miller, Ph.D. 
Executive Vice President, R&D
Exactech Inc

Gainesville, FL

Marjolein van der Meulen

Marjolein van der Meulen, Ph.D.
James M. and Marsha McCormick Director & Swanson Professor
Department of Biomedical Engineering
Cornell University

John A. White

John A. White, Ph.D.
Professor & Chair
Department of Biomedical Engineering
Boston University

Karen Zaderej

Karen Zaderej 
Chief Executive Officer
AxoGen Inc.

Gainesville, FL