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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, bio-heat transfer, micro-vascular 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.

  • 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: Priti Balchandani, Ph.D.
    Title: Assistant Professor, Radiology and Neuroscience
    Name of Institution/Company: Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai 
    Research Interests: Developing novel techniques to exploit the power of high-field MR magnets to visualize the brain in unprecedented detail.
    Contact Information: priti.balchandani@mssm.edu                                                                                                                                                                                                               
  • Name: Adele Boskey, Ph.D.
    Title: Professor, Biochemistry
    Name of Institution/Company: Weill Medical College of Cornell
    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: 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: Rita Z. Goldstein, Ph.D.
    Title: Professor, Psychiatry and Neuroscience
    Name of Institution/Company: Mount Sinai School of Medicine
    Research Interests: Cognitive-emotional-behavioral and neurobiological changes that accompany drug addition; Pharmacological fMRI and PET-MRI-ERP.
    Contact Information: rita.goldstein@mssm.edu  212-824-9312
  • 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: Kam W Leong
    Title: Samuel Y Sheng Professor
    Institution: Departments of Biomedical Engineering, Systems Biology,Columbia University
    Research Interests: Direct cell reprogramming for regenerative medicine applications. Design of carriers to efficiently deliver transcriptional factors and genome editing elements to the cells. Nanoparticle-mediated gene delivery and immunotherapy.
    Contact: kam.leong@columbia.edu http://orion.bme.columbia.edu/leonglab/
     
  • 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 CenterProfessor, 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: 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
  • 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 : Harini Veeraraghavan
    Title: Assistant Attending, Department of Medical Physics
    Name of Instutition/Company: Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
    Research Interest: Computer vision and machine learning applied to medical image analysis for various problems including tumor and mormal structures segmentation,
    radiomics, radiogenomics analysis for correlating image-based features to treatment outcomes, and image registration for multi-modality images.
    Contact Information: veerarah@mskcc.org
  • 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: Robert J. Young, M.D.
    Title: Director, 3T MRI Neuroadiology, Associate Attending, Neuroradiology Service, Department of Radiology
    Name of Instutition/Company: Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
    Research Interest: Development and translation of advanced MR imaging technologies to improve the diagnosis, prognosis, treatment planning and
    treatment monitoring of patients with brain cancers.
    Contact Information: youngr@mskcc.org