Ronald Chamberlain, MD, MPA, FASCS
Chief of Surgery
St. Barnabas Medical Center
Regenerative medicine: engineering solutions to complex surgical problems"
Biomedical engineering and surgery are interfaced on so many levels. Advances in one profession is often not possible without advances in the other. Surgeons encounter problems and conceive solutions which biomedical engineers deconstruct and build answers! How these two fields work together is eloquently illustrated in the problems of hernia. The patient has a hole in the abdominal wall and I need to close it says the surgeon! Tell me what you need for a solution says the engineer. Surgeons and patients face this problem more than 12.3 million times a year! The world's medical problems are awaiting creative collaborators. Let's talk!