Virginia Giddings, Ph.D.
Chair 2021 – 2023
Senior Director, Advanced Technology Exploration
For outstanding contributions to medical device research and product development and innovative technology commercialization for global health care.
Nadine Ding, Ph.D.
Chair 2019 – 2021
For technological and leadership contributions to bringing next generation drug eluting stents to millions of patients.
M. Allen Northrup, Ph.D.
Chair 2017 – 2018
For outstanding contributions to bio-analytical and actuator-based micro-technologies, and for entrepreneurship in clinical diagnostics and homeland security.
Susan Drapeau, Ph.D.
Chair 2015 – 2016
Senior Director, Business Development & Strategy
For outstanding contributions to the innovation and development of clinical therapies to treat spinal, musculoskeletal and oral-maxillofacial diseases.
Walt Baxter, Ph.D.
Chair 2013 – 2014
Senior Principal Scientist
Medtronic Neuromodulation Therapy Delivery
For development of novel algorithms elucidating mechanics of implanted medical devices and major contributions to academia-industry collaboration and professional development.
David R. Jones
Chair 2011 – 2012
Former Director Quality, Regulatory and Compliance
Philips Home Healthcare Solutions
For having several invited peer reviewed papers for the IEEE and Quality and Realiability International.
Robert J. Miller, Ph.D.
Senior Vice President
For leadership in developing valuable medical products from natural sources in the fields of implantable devices, diagnostic tests and purification systems.
Joseph C. Salamone, Ph.D.
Chair 2006 – 2008
Chief Scientific Officer
For substantial scientific, technological, and commercial contributions to contact lenses and ophthalmic devices.