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I split my time between the medical device industry, aerospace government contracting, and academic research. For my day job, I run Global Science & Technology (gst.com), focusing on medical device consulting and satellite remote sensing for NASA and NOAA. At Stanford, my research is focused on the interaction between vascular implants and the dynamic anatomy. I advise companies on device design, biomechanics, mechanical testing, preclinical and cadaver testing, regulatory strategy, and entrepreneurship.
Our research laboratory focuses on understanding the mechanics of the cardiovascular system, especially with respect to interactions between medical devices and the dynamic cardiovascular environment. We use medical imaging, 3D geometric modeling, and custom deformation quantification techniques to investigate disease processes and medical device performance. We are interested in the dynamics of the heart, aorta, and peripheral vasculature, and are always seeking ways to apply our research to current and emerging therapies. While our research pursuits seek to add to the fundamental understanding of cardiovascular biomechanics, all of our projects are directly related to improving medical device design, evaluation, regulation, and their use in clinical practice.