The BME External Advisory Board is composed of diverse national leaders from industry, academia and government who have professional expertise in biomedical engineering and related disciplines.

The External Advisory Board meets periodically with students, faculty, staff and administrators, and provides impartial expert guidance, strategic direction and management advice.  The Board appraises the mission, strategic plan, and the programs BME has developed to meet their educational objectives.  The Board acts as a sounding board for new ideas and supports the department and Departmental Chair.

The objectives of the advisory board are to:

  1. advise the Chair on policy matters;
  2. assist in facilitating high quality engineering education;
  3. promote and advance the best interests of the Department among alumni, other individuals and organizations;
  4. increase the internal and external visibility of the Department, faculty, students and research programs;
  5. actively assist the Chair in securing financial support, particularly from alumni, business and industry.

The Board will offer insight and feedback to the Department, through the Chair, on opportunities to enhance student, faculty and staff distinction as well as increase departmental funding, enhance visibility in the local and national communities, and increase national ranking.  The faculty will use the Board’s feedback to improve the Department’s programs, services, and facilities.


Ashley Boam, MS, MS BME, 1993
Chief, Interventional Cardiology Devices Branch
Division of Cardiovascular Devices

Barbara D. Boyan, Ph.D.
Professor and Dean
College of Engineering
Virginia Commonwealth University
School of Engineering

Virginia Campbell, MD, MS BME 1980, MD UAB 1984
Brain Science Podcast

Arthur DeCarlo, Jr. DDS, Ph.D., Ph.D. Biochemistry and Molecular Genetics, 1994
President and Chief Science Officer
Agenta Biotechnologies

Trudy D. Estridge, Ph.D., Ph.D. BME, 1991
Regulatory and Product Development Consultant
Estridge Biomedical Consulting

Charles D. Griffin, MS MSE, 1980
President and CEO
BioStable Science & Engineering, Inc.

Warren O. Haggard, Ph.D., MS BME 1981, Ph.D. BME, 1994
Herbert Herff Chair of Excellence and Professor
Department of Biomedical Engineering
University of Memphis

Kim Hughes
Principal Engineer
KSH Consulting

Steven A. Jones, Ph.D., PE ME, Ph.D. BME
Associate Professor and Program Chair
Department of Biomedical Engineering
Louisiana Tech University

Daniel R. Lee, MS
, MS BME 1988
Chief Executive Officer
Aperion Biologics, Inc.

Fred Molz, Ph.D.
, MSE BME, 1995, Ph.D. BME, 1999
Vice President, Research and Development
BioHorizons Implant Systems, Inc.

Jon Moseley, Ph.D.
Director, Implant Technology
Wright Medical Technology

William H. Needle, Esq.

Ballard Spahr LLP

LaTisha Salaam, Ph.D., MBA, MS BME, 2002, MBA, 2010, Ph.D. BME, 2005
Senior Scientist/Engineer
Family Care
Research and Development
The P&G Paper Products Co.

Christine Schmidt, Ph.D.
Professor and Chair
J. Crayton Pruitt Family Department of Biomedical Engineering

University of Florida

Arthur J. 'Art' Tipton, Ph.D.
Senior Vice President and General Manager
Evonik Degussa Corporation

Karen Troxel, Ph.D.
Director, Orthobiologics
Biomet, Inc.

Krishna Venugopalan, Ph.D., MS BME 1995, MBA, 2009, Ph.D. BME 1998
Director/Venture Leader, Artificial Pancreas
Animas Corporation (A Johnson & Johnson Company)