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Clinical Session with Physicians

Friday, October 7, 2016
12:00 PM – 1:30 PM Room 201

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.

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moderated by

Jon Gunn

Jonathan Gunn, PhD

moderated by


Omid Veiseh, PhD

Danny Sachs, MD

Entrepreneur/University of Minnesota

Danny works with engineers to start medical device companies.  He founded or co-founded Mainstay Medical (IPO in 2014), CoTherix (acquired), Respicardia, Amphora, and several other venture-backed companies.  He serves part-time as Associate Director of the Innovation Fellows Program at the U of Minnesota.


Kendall Lee, MD, PhD

Mayo Clinic

The research interests of Kendall are to develop deep brain stimulation (DBS) for the treatment of Parkinson’s disease, tremor, depression, obsessive-compulsive disorder and epilepsy.  Dr. Lee is fascinated with the possibility of combining sophisticated electrophysiological recordings with miniaturized analytical elements (microprocessors) to augment or repair disrupted function of the brain.


Farzad Azimpour, MD


Farzad is a Biodesigner and Cardiologist in the Design for Health group at IDEO Palo Alto.  He serves as an advisor and liaison to the Stanford Biodesign Fellowship Program and practices medicine through the United States Veterans Health Administration.


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Insight Product Development