The honors keep accumulating for Ajit Yoganathan, Regents’ Professor and associate chair for research and Distinguished Faculty Chair in the Wallace H. Coulter Department of Biomedical Engineering at the Georgia Institute of Technology and Emory University.
Yoganathan recently won a Standards Developer Award from the Association for the Advancement of Medical Instrumentation (AAMI).
According to AAMI, Yoganathan was honored for his ongoing work on revising standards for cardiac valve repair devices, as well as developing a risk assessment paradigm for medical devices. He’s been working on U.S. and ISO Heart Valve Standards for more than 30 years.
“I am truly honored by this award, since it recognizes my passion for impacting human lives,” Yoganathan told AAMI. “This is my research philosophy: from bench to bedside.”
Earlier this year, Yoganathan was elected to the prestigious National Academy of Engineering for his work and achievements in the biomechanics of prosthetic heart valves and the development of heart repair devices.
AAMI is a nonprofit organization founded in 1967. It is a diverse community of nearly 7,000 professionals united by one mission – the development, management, and use of safe and effective healthcare technology.
Wallace H. Coulter Department of Biomedical Engineering
Georgia Institute of Technology