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Jeffrey Garanich

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Jeffrey S. Garanich

Director, Master’s in Translational Medicine (MTM) Program
Assistant Professor, Biomedical Engineering

ST- 503
Steinman Hall
Phone Number: 
(212) 650-5330
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Jeffrey S. Garanich, Ph.D.

Ph.D., Bioengineering, 2006, Pennsylvania State University

B.S., Mechanical Engineering, 1999, Pennsylvania State University


2016-Present: Director, Master's in Translational Medicine Program and Assistant Professor, Biomedical Engineering, City College of New York

2014-2015: Director Business Development, Actuated Medical, Inc.

2012-2014: Director, The Sapphire Group LLC

2011-2012: Preclinical Research Manager, Boston Scientific Corporation

2009-2011: Senior Scientist, Boston Scientific Corporation

2006-2009: Research Scientist, Boston Scientific Corporation

Professional Biography

I am the Director of the Master’s in Translational Medicine (MTM) Program and an Assistant Professor in Biomedical Engineering at the City College of New York (CCNY).  In this role, I administer the MTM Program’s Design curriculum and manage administration of the remainder of a curriculum that trains students from diverse educational backgrounds in the core competencies required to successfully carry a medical technology from the lab bench through to the patient bedside.  I also lead efforts to recruit both students and medical technology industry partners to the program.  Prior to joining CCNY, I served as Director Business Development with Actuated Medical, Inc. (Bellefonte, PA) where I led investor and strategic partner engagements to accelerate device time to market and enhance sales of commercialized products.  I also previously worked as a Director at The Sapphire Group LLC (New York, NY), a holding company with assets in healthcare, new media, energy, education and unique innovations to support counterterrorism.  Here, I led growth initiatives for multiple Sapphire portfolio companies, some of which began with company formation (founder level).  Previous to Sapphire, I spent six years with Boston Scientific Corporation (Marlborough, MA).  During this time, I progressed from a doctoral entry-level position to manage the day-to-day activities of five direct reports along with the operation of a corporate cell biology research laboratory staffed with ten scientists.  I also worked with senior management to propose and develop a cross-Divisional collaboration network to improve communication and eliminate redundancies within the Company’s billion-dollar research and development (R&D) organization and drive the completion of cross-disciplinary medical device R&D projects critical to products’ commercialization.  


BME 45000 - Biomedical Engineering Senior Design I

BME 46000 - Biomedical Engineering Senior Design II

BME I6200 - Cost Analysis and the Business of Translation

BME I6400 - Translational Challenges in Diagnostics, Devices, and Therapeutics

BME I6500 - Capstone Design I: Identifying the Problem

BME I6600 - Capstone Design II: Conceptual Innovation

BME I6700 - Capstone Design III: Translational Solutions

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