WASHINGTON, D.C.—The American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering (AIMBE) has announced the induction of Atul Butte, MD, Ph.D., Priscilla Chan and Mark Zuckerberg Distinguished Professor of Pediatrics, Bioengineering and Therapeutic Sciences, and Epidemiology and Biostatistics, and Chief Data Scientist, University of California, Pediatrics, School of Medicine, University of California, San Francisco, to its College of Fellows.
Election to the AIMBE College of Fellows is among the highest professional distinctions accorded to a medical and biological engineer. The College of Fellows is comprised of the top two percent of medical and biological engineers. College membership honors those who have made outstanding contributions to “engineering and medicine research, practice, or education” and to “the pioneering of new and developing fields of technology, making major advancements in traditional fields of medical and biological engineering, or developing/implementing innovative approaches to bioengineering education.”
Dr. Butte was nominated, reviewed, and elected by peers and members of the College of Fellows for “outstanding contributions creating a precision medicine roadmap with open access data, enabling the discovery of novel therapeutics and diagnostics.”