Learn about how world-class doctor innovators bring technology into the hospital


Clinical Innovators Spotlight

Friday, October 13, 2017
1:00 PM – 3:00 PM Room 125 AB

One of the challenges in biomedical engineering careers is developing an understanding of current and anticipated unmet clinical needs, and how to address those needs with existing and new technologies. The audience will be treated to a detailed view, from clinicians, on how real-world problems in orthopedics, neurology, and transplantation can be addressed with biomedical engineering solutions.

moderated by

Jon Gunn

Jonathan Gunn, PhD

moderated by


Omid Veiseh, PhD
Rice University

Jason A. Spector, MD

Jason A. Spector, MD

Weill Cornell Medicine

Dr. Spector’s primary clinical interests include reconstructive microsurgery of the head & neck, breast and lower extremities as well as cosmetic surgery. He is a nationally-renowned board-certified plastic surgeon, and an Associate Professor of Surgery at NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Medical Medical Center. He plays a major role in physician training, and he is widely published, with more than 100 papers and three book chapters.

José Oberholzer, MD

José Oberholzer, MD

University of Virginia

Dr. Oberholzer is a researcher and surgeon and the director of the Charles O. Strickler Transplant Center. A career innovator, Dr. Oberholzer pioneered the use of robotic-assisted surgery to provide overweight patients with safe access to kidney and pancreas transplants. He holds three patents, helped found two start-up companies, and is the founder and coordinator of the Chicago Diabetes Project, an international research collaboration for a functional cure for diabetes.


Albert Huang, MD

Albert Huang, MD

Allotrope Medical

Albert is a physician turned entrepreneur who transitioned from clinical medicine to founding a medical device company. He has a background in design and innovation both in and out of the medical field. He is the CEO of Allotrope Medical, where they focus on critical tissue structure identification during surgery.

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Insight Product Development