External Advisory Board

The BME External Advisory Board is composed of nationally distinguished leaders and alumni from industry, academia and government who provide advice on the department’s academic, research, outreach and other programs.

The External Advisory Board typically meets once a year with students, faculty, and administrators, to provide input and feedback for the department to achieve its vision of becoming a national leader in training biomedical engineers who will develop the newest innovative health care technologies. The faculty will use the Board’s feedback to improve the department’s programs, services and facilities.

Jerry Chang

Jerry Chang
Vice President of Business Development
Memphis, TN

Sharon Clayton

Sharon K. Clayton 
Medical Physicist/President
Clayton & Associates

Orlando, FL

Kenneth Ford

Kenneth Ford, Ph.D.
Founder and CEO
Florida Institute for Human & Machine Cognition

Pensacola, FL

Andrés J. García

Andrés J. García, Ph.D., F.B.S.E
Neely Chair & Regents' Professor, Mechanical Eng., Director, Interdisciplinary Bioengineering Graduate Program, Georgia Institute of Technology

Anthony Guiseppi

Anthony Guiseppi-Elie, Sc.D.
TEES Professor & Department Head
Department of Biomedical Engineering
Texas A&M University

Martine Laberge

Martine LaBerge, Ph.D.
Professor & Chair
Department of Bioengineering
Clemson University

Gary Miller

Gary Miller, Ph.D. 
Executive Vice President, Research & Development
Exactech Inc

Gainesville, FL

Richard Morin

Richard Morin, Ph.D. 
Brooks-Hollern Professor
Mayo Clinic Florida

Jacksonville, FL

Sameer Paranjpe
Director Program Management Office
RTI Surgical
Gainesville, FL

J. Crayton Pruitt Jr.

J. Crayton Pruitt, Jr., M.D. 
Cardiac Surgical Associates, Inc. (retired)
Largo, FL

Stephen Sugrue

Stephen Sugrue, Ph.D. 
Senior Associate Dean for Research Affairs
College of Medicine
University of Florida

Brian Thomas

Brian Thomas, Ph.D., MBA 
Senior Science & Technology Manager
Stryker Sustainability Solutions

Lakeland, FL

Marjolein van der Meulen

Marjolein van der Meulen, Ph.D.
James M. and Marsha McCormick Director & Swanson Professor,
Department of Biomedical Engineering
Cornell University

John A. White

John A. White, Ph.D.
Professor & Chair
Department of Biomedical Engineering
Boston University


Karen Zaderej

Karen Zaderej 
Chief Executive Officer
AxoGen Inc.

Gainesville, FL