Biomedical Engineering Expert Specializing in Bone Implants and Dental Biomaterials

Technical Consultant #1885


Expertise

  • Setting up research labs for residency programs.
  • Bone implant design and testing.
  • Dental biomaterials development and testing.
  • Stem cell separations and testing.
  • Bone cement based drug delivery.

Experience

Undisclosed Medical Center, Director, Orthopedic Bioengineering, Lab., 2007 - Present

  • Work with surgeons and residents (different specialties) to develop research projects.
  • IRB and IACUC application process.
  • Develop bioskills cadaver laboratory sessions.
  • Polymer based local drug delivery.
  • Adult stem cell differentiation and 3D cell culture.
  • Implant and instrumentation design.
  • Dental research.

Undisclosed University, Design of Engineering, Faculty, 2010 - Present

  • Teach graduate level biomaterials course.

Drexel University, Philadelphia, PA, Visiting Assistant Professor, 2004 - 2006

  • Research Postdoctoral Associate - Department of Chemistry
  • Polymer composite preparation and testing for dental and industrial applications.

Lerner Research Institute, Cleveland Clinic foundation, Cleveland, OH, 2000 - 2004

  • Graduate Research Assistant, for the Department of Biomedical Engineering.
  • Bone biomechanics, biomechanical testing and biomimetic glucose sensor coating.

Research Experience

  • Modified and tested subchondral support pegs used in humerus fixation.
  • Designed and tested different chemotherapeutic bone cement formulations in a rabbit model.
  • Designed and tested electrospun drug delivery mats used to augment bone fracture healing.
  • Mesenchymal stem cell separation protocol.

Educator

  • The Bionic Human, ME-GenEd Department of Mechanical Engineering, Temple University, Philadelphia, PA.
  • Biomaterials, School of Design and Engineering, Philadelphia University, Philadelphia, PA.

Honors & Publications

Credentials

  • Reviewer: Biomedical Engineering online, Polymer International, Polymer journal, Materials Chemistry and Physics (MCP)

Academic and Professional Affiliations

  • Member, Engineering Journal Editorial Board
  • Member, Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC)
  • American Biomechanics Society (ASB)
  • Intellectual Property Committee, Einstein Health Network, Philadelphia, PA
  • Judge, Annual resident research competition, Albert Einstein Medical Center, Philadelphia, PA
  • Member, BioMedical Engineering OnLine Editorial Board

Publications and Patents

  • Over 60 publications
  • One U.S. patent.

Education

  • D.Eng. Applied Biomedical Engineering, Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Cleveland State University, Cleveland, OH
  • M.S. Biochemical Engineering/Biotechnology, Indian Institute of Technology, New Delh, India
  • B.Tech. Chemical Engineering, University of Madras, Chennai, India
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