Our Team

Spring2016IABMeeting

CyBHOR Director

Marc Garbey, PhD

Scientific Director

Center for Computational Surgery

Houston Methodist

mgarbey2@houstonmethodist.org

 

Managing Director

Verena Kallhoff, PhD, MBA

Vkallhoff@houstonmethodist.org

 

Barbara Lee Bass, MD

John F. and Carolyn Bookout Distinguished Endowed Chair

Department of Surgery

Executive Director MITIE

Houston Methodist

Weill Cornell Medical College

 

Areas of expertise: Breast cancer tissue modeling, surgical education, comparative effectiveness.

 

Scott Berceli, MD, PhD

Professor of Surgery

Department of Surgery -

University of Florida

 

Areas of expertise: Hemodynamics, vein graft, intimal hyperplasia, systems biology, shear stress, genomic analysis, bayesian network, agent-based modeling.

 

Jean Bismuth, MD

Assistant Professor of Cardiovascular Surgery

Houston Methodist DeBakey Heart & Vascular Center

Houston Methodist

Weill Cornell Medical College

 

Areas of expertise: Atherosclerosis, plaque, dissection, dynamic MRI, computational fluid dynamics, carotid, robotics, imaging, aneurysm, endovascular, stent.

 

Christophe Collet, PhD

Professor

University of Strasbourg

 

Areas of expertise: Multimodal MRI, brain segmentation, tumor detection, breath analysis, wheezing sounds detection, acoustical respiratory signal analysis, statistical modeling, biomedical image and signal processing.

 

 

Brian J. Dunkin, MD

John F., Jr. and Carolyn Bookout Chair in Surgical Innovation and Technology

Houston Methodist Institute for Technology, Innovation & Education

Houston Methodist

Weill Cornell Medical College

 

Areas of expertise: Minimally invasive surgery, simulation, endoscopy, robotics.

 

Marc Garbey, PhD

Scientific Director

Center for Computational Surgery

Houston Methodist

 

Areas of expertise: Endovascular disease, breast conservative therapy, thermal imaging, bioheat model.

 

Victoria Hilford, PhD

Instructional Assistant Professor

Department of Computer Science

University of Houston

 

Areas of expertise: Computerized clinical decision support, surgeon-computer interface, medical databases, data structures, software engineering, web design.

 

Stephen L. Jones, MD

Assistant Professor of Clinical Surgery

Houston Methodist

Weill Cornell Medical College

 

Areas of expertise: Clinical informatics, human computer interface, human factors, situation awareness, clinical decision support systems.

 

Christof Karmonik, PhD

Associate Research Professor of Translational Imaging

Houston Methodist

Weill Cornell Medical College

 

Areas of expertise: Magnetic resonance imaging, computational fluid dynamics, digital subtraction angiography, virtual surgery.

 

Nam-Ho Kim, PhD

Associate Professor of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering -

University of Florida

 

Areas of expertise: Fluid-solid interaction modeling, tissue modeling, stochastic analysis, contact modeling.

 

Milos Kojic, PhD

Professor of Nanomedicine

Houston Methodist Research Institute

Houston Methodist

 

Areas of expertise: Finite element method, discrete particle methods, multiscale modeling, biomechanics.

 

Ioannis Pavlidis, PhD

Professor

Computational Physiology Lab/Department of Computer Science

University of Houston

 

Areas of expertise: Stress physiology, sleep studies, medical imaging, health games.

 

Saif Pathan

Director Research & Development

BioSurfaces, Inc

 

Areas of expertise: Biomedical implants, cardiovascular research, drug delivery.

 

Vadim Sherman, MD

Assistant Professor of Surgery

Medical Director, Bariatric and Metabolic Surgery

Houston Methodist

 

Website: www.methodisthealth.com/wmc.cfm?id=35061

Areas of expertise: Bariatrics, laparascopy, minimally invasive, surgical education.

 

Roger Tran-Son-Tay, PhD

Professor

Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

University of Florida

 

Areas of expertise: Characterization of biological viscous and/or elastic fluids (blood, synovial fluids), measurement of blood cells properties (mechanical properties, deformation, adhesion), cell damage assessment, application to vein graft and cancer.

 

Nikolaos V. Tsekos, PhD

Associate Professor

Department of Computer Science

University of Houston

 

Areas of expertise: Magnetic resonance imaging, magnetic resonance spectroscopy, interventional MRI, cardiovascular MRI, MRI compatible mechatronics, MRI compatible interventional robotics.

Principal Investigators

Scott A. Berceli, M.D, Ph.D.

bercesa@sugery.ufl.edu

Marc Garbey, Ph.D.

mgarbey2@houstonmethodist.org

Roger Tran-Son-Tay, Ph.D.

rtst@ufl.edu