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Cardiovascular Device Design Program

The Cardiovascular Device Design program is part of the MS program in Medical Technology Innovation. The program's focus has broadened into other medical specialties, such as:

  • Cardiovascular Surgery
  • General Surgery
  • Orthopaedics

More information can be found on the Medical Technology Innovation Masters Program website.

The mission of the Medical Technology Innovation Masters Program is to create innovative device solutions to focused clinical problems through a cross-disciplinary collaboration. The program intends to directly effect improvement in patient care and outcomes while promoting a unique education in both clinical care and bioengineering design.

2013 2012 2011

  • April 14, 2011

    Dr. Chandra to Give CVDD Presentation at Vascular Annual Meeting

    Ankur Chandra, M.D., assistant professor of surgery and biomedical engineering, and Director of the University of Rochester Cardiovascular Device Design Program (URCVDD) will be speaking at the Vascular Annual Meeting on June 16 in Chicago. The presentation focuses on the University of Rochester's model for establishing a device design program. The program was designed to create innovative device solutions to focused clinical problems through a cross-disciplinary collaboration. The Vascular Annual Meeting, considered the premier meeting on vascular health is presented by the Society for Vascular Surgery.

  • March 8, 2011

    Departments of Biomedical Engineering and Surgery Announce New Master's Program

    The Departments of Biomedical Engineering and Surgery are pleased to announce the commencement of a new, collaborative Masters program in Cardiovascular Device Design. This program intends to generate a new paradigm of device development in an era of increasing health care cost constraints and limited commercial resources. The graduates and associated intellectual property of this program will directly improve patient care through increased efficiency of clinician-engineer communications, more targeted and effective devices, and shifting device R&D to need-based development.

    The Department of Biomedical Engineering will be accepting masters degree applications during the winter of 2011 for prospective students to begin the program July 1, 2012. All interested students must have or be completing a B.S. degree in Biomedical Engineering. More information is available at the program's website. The program is also interested in developing partnerships with device companies for collaborative work; please contact Dr. Ankur Chandra for more information.