Marvin Slepian, M.D

AIMBE College of Fellows Class of 2013
For seminal contributions to implantable device design and development and for entrepreneurial leadership in founding and advancing innovative medical firms.

Marvin J. Slepian appointed to federal patent advisory committee

Via University of Arizona | December 14, 2023

Dr. Marvin J. Slepian, Regents Professor of medicine, medical imaging and surgery at the University of Arizona College of Medicine – Tucson and biomedical engineering at the University of Arizona College of Engineering, has been appointed to the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office’s Patent Public Advisory Committee. His three-year term started Dec. 1 and lasts until Dec. 1, 2026.

The committee is composed of private-sector intellectual property executives who participate in regular meetings to discuss the office’s patent and trademark operations. The committee is an advisory panel created under the America Inventors Protection Act of 1999. The committee advises the patent office on matters related to the policies, goals, performance, budget and user fees of the patent operation. The committee aims to ensure that the office’s policies and programs effectively meet the needs of the diverse users of the U.S. patent system… Continue reading.

Dr. Marvin Slepian Named Biomedical Engineering Society Fellow

Via University of Arizona | November 6, 2023

Marvin J. Slepian, MD, JD, Regents’ Professor of Medicine, Medical Imaging and Surgery at the University of Arizona College of Medicine – Tucson and Biomedical Engineering at the UArizona College of Engineering, has been named a 2023 Biomedical Engineering Society(link is external) Fellow.

“Being selected as Fellow in BMES is a major honor for which I am grateful and humbled,” said Dr. Slepian, who is also a member of the Sarver Heart Center and BIO5 Institute(link is external).

It’s an honor that comes with a lot of responsibility, he added… Continue reading.

UArizona professor submits designs for 3 low-cost ventilator prototypes to DOD

Via KGUN9 | April 6, 2020

The University of Arizona continues to contribute to the fight against COVID-19 with low-cost ventilator prototypes.

The team submitted three designs to the Department of Defense one using something nearly everyone has lying around, a basketball.

Director Uarizona center accelerated biomedical innovation Marvin Slepian, MD said “For the more seriously ill patient we needed to… Continue reading.

Slepian Named Fellows of Academy of Inventors

Via U. Arizona | December 15, 2015

University of Arizona inventors Dr. Marvin J. Slepian of the Colleges of Medicine and Engineering and James Wyant of the College of Optical Sciences have been elected as Fellows of the National Academy of Inventors. Election to NAI Fellow status is a professional distinction granted to academic inventors who have demonstrated a prolific spirit of innovation in creating or facilitating outstanding inventions that have made a tangible impact on quality of life, economic development and the welfare of society.

Along with being an experienced entrepreneur-inventor, Slepian is a professor of medicine (cardiology) and professor and associate department head of biomedical engineering in the UA College of Engineering, as well as a McGuire Scholar in the Eller College of Management, where he teaches an annual course on innovation.

Most recently, in collaboration with Tech Launch Arizona — the office of the UA that commercializes inventions stemming from University research — Slepian started the Arizona Center for Accelerated Biomedical Innovation to serve as a "creativity engine" where investigators can work with experienced innovators to flesh out ideas and invent, strategize next steps in technology development, and access scientific and business resources to move their ideas forward.