Section Head, Biomedical Systems
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
Biomedical Engineering in a Healthcare Institution
Biomedical Engineering as a discipline has gone through significant changes in the last several years. With these changes, the nature, responsibilities, and roles of engineering within the environment have also changed and the practitioner must adopt new skill sets to respond effectively. Technical proficiency, while still important and required, is no longer enough to guarantee success in this evolving environment. While these changes may be disruptive to longstanding operations, there are opportunities present in this environment for skilled and diverse engineers open to new challenges. Some of these opportunities are in areas like Project Management, Device Development, and Data Analytics. I will be talking about both specifics of the devices where applicable as well as the process and environment for developing devices.