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Biomedical Engineering

Affiliated Faculty

The NYCBE has an internationally recognized faculty of more than 30 researchers in the areas of arterial fluid mechanics and transport, cartilage and ligament mechanics, tissue-biomaterial interaction, bioheat transfer, microvascular exchange, bone adaptation, renal modeling, neural engineering, drug delivery, laser applications in biomedicine, quantitative image analysis for diagnostic pathology, biomedical signal processing and instrumentation, and pattern recognition and vision.

The outstanding quality and diversity of the faculty are reflected in their society affiliations, membership on select panels of the National Institutes of Health, National Research Council, NASA, and editorships and associate editorships of major journals. The faculty have won many of the most prestigious awards and honors in fields related to biomedical engineering, including election to the National Academy of Science, National Academy of Engineering, and Institute of Medicine.

Affiliated Faculty

  • Name: Prasad S. Adusumilli, MD
    Title: Assistant Professor, Surgery

    Name of Institution/Company: Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center

    Research Interests:
    Thoracic surgeon with expertise and research in the diagnosis and treatment of cancers in the chest, including medical devices.
    Contact Information: 
    adusumip@mskcc.org
  • Name: Adele Boskey, Ph.D.
    Title: Professor, Biochemistry

    Name of Institution/Company: Weill Medical College of Cornell University

    Research Interests: Mineralization processes in bone and cartilage.

    Contact Information:
    boskeya@hss.edu
    212-606-1453
  • Name: Nancy Pleshko Camacho, Ph.D.
    Title: Associate Scientist

    Name of Institution/Company: The Hospital for Special Surgery

    Research Interests: Characterization of mineral and matrix in calcified tissues.

    Contact Information:
    camachon@hss.edu
    212-606-1435
  • Name: Kevin Costa, PhD
    Title: Senior Faculty, Cardiology

    Institution:
    Mount Sinai School of Medicine
    Contact Information:
    kevin.costa@mssm.edu
    Tel:
    212-241-7122
    Fax:
    212-241-4080
  • Name: Stephen B. Doty, Ph.D.
    Title: Senior Scientist

    Name of Institution/Company: The Hospital for Special Surgery

    Research Interests: Morphology and histology of bone.

    Contact Information:
    dotys@hss.edu
  • 212-606-1417
  • Name: Zahi Fayad, PhD
    Title: Professor, Radiology

    Institution/Company: Mount Sinai School of Medicine

    Contact Information:
    zahi.fayad@mssm.edu
    Tel:
    212-241-6858
    Fax:
    240-368-809
  • Name: Marilyn Gunner
    Title: Associate Professor, Physics

    Name of Institution/Company: CCNY

    Research Interests: Protein electrostatic calculations; electron transfer studies.

    Contact Information:
    gunner@scisun.sci.ccny.cuny.edu
  • Name: James Iatridis, PhD
    Title: Associate Professor, Orthopaedics

    Institution: Mount Sinai School of Medicine

    Contact Information:
    james.iatridis@mssm.edu
    Tel:
    212-241-1517
  • Name: Kung-Ming Jan
    Title: Associate Professor, Clinical Medicine

    Name of Institution/Company: Columbia College of Physicians and Surgeons

    Research Interests: Lipoprotein transport across arterial endothelium.

    Contact Information:
    kj3@columbia.edu
  • Name: Adrian Rodriguez-Contreras, Ph.D.
    Title: Assistant Professor, Biology

    Name of Institution/Company: CCNY

    Research Interest: Neuroscience

    Contact Information:
    arodrig@sci.ccny.cuny.edu
    Phone: (212) 650-5899
  • Name: David S. Rumschitzki, Ph.D.
    Title: Professor, Chemical Engineering

    Name of Institution/Company: CCNY

    Research Interests: Transport and reaction aspects of arterial diseases.

    Contact Information:
    david@chs2s0.engr.ccny.cuny.edu
  • Name: Ali Sadegh, Ph.D.
    Title: Professor, Mechanical Engineering

    Name of Institution/Company: CCNY

    Research Interests: Computational biomechanics, bone remodeling.

    Contact Information:
    sadegh@med2s0.engr.ccny.cuny.edu
  • Name: Lisa Satlin, Ph.D.
    Title: Chief, Division of Pediatric Nephrology, Mount Sinai Medical Center
    Professor, Pediatric Nephrology, Mount Sinai School of Medicine
    Research Interests: Ontogeny and mechanoregulation of epithelial cell function in kidney.

    Contact Information:
    Lisa.Satlin@mssm.edu
    (212) 241-7148
  • Name: David Spray
    Title: Professor, Neuroscience

    Name of Institution/Company: Albert Einstein College of Medicine

    Research Interests: Biophysics of gap junctions.

    Contact Information:
    spray@aecom.yu.edu
    Tel: 718-430-2537

    Fax: 718-430-8594
  • Name: Herb B. Sun Ph.D
    Title: Associate Professor, Department of Radiation Oncology

    Associate Professor
    Department of Orthopaedic Surgery
    Name of Institution/Company: Albert Einstein College of Medicine

    Research Interests: Arthritis, Tendinopathy, Musculoskeletal injuries, Cancer

    Contact Information: herb.sun@einstein.yu.edu
  • Name: Cheuk Tang, PhD
    Title: Associate Professor, Radiology

    Institution: Mount Sinai School of Medicine

    Contact Information:
    cheuk.tang@mssm.edu
    Tel:
    212-241-7255
  • Name: Peter A. Torzilli, Ph.D.
    Title: Senior Scientist

    Name of Institution/Company: The Hospital for Special Surgery

    Research Interests: Soft tissue biomechanics, cellular/molecular bioengineering.

    Contact Information:
    TorzilliP@hss.edu
    Tel: 212-606-1087
  • Name: Peter Walker, Ph.D.
    Title:  Professor

    Name of Institution/Company: NYU-Hospital for Joint Disease, Orthopedic Program, NYU School of Medicine

    Research Interest: Design of Knee Replacements

    Contact Information:
    ptrswlkr@aol.com
  • Name: Alan Weinstein, Ph.D.
    Title: Professor, Physiology & Medicine

    Name of Institution/Company: Weill Medical College of Cornell University

    Research Interests: Fluid transport and renal physiology.

    Contact Information:
    alan@nephron.med.cornell.edu
    Fax: 212-746-4027
  • Name: Timothy M. Wright, Ph.D.
    Title: Director, Department of Biomechanics & Biomaterials, The Hospital for Special Surgery

    Professor, Applied Biomechanics, Weill Medical College of Cornell University

    Research Interests: Design and performance of bone-implant systems, mechanics and mechanobiology of bone tissue.

    Contact Information:
    WrightT@HSS.EDU
  • Name: Filippo Giancotti, M.D., Ph.D.
    Title: Professor

    Name of Institution/Company: MSKCC

    Research Interest: Cell and molecular biology in cancer

    Contact Information:
    f-giancotti@ski.mskcc.org
    Phone: 212-639-7003
  • Name: Yi Sun, Ph.D.
    Title: Assistant Professor, Electrical Engineering

    Name of Institution/Company: CCNY

    Research Interest: Nanomicroscopy and Imaging Processing

    Contact Information:
    ysun@ccny.cuny.edu
    Phone: 212-650-6621