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Marc Garbey, PhD

Professor of Surgery, Institute for Academic Medicine
Full Member, Research Institute
Scientific Director, Center for Computational Surgery
Houston Methodist
Weill Cornell Medical College

Marc Garbey, PhD, joined Houston Methodist in 2015 as Scientific Director of the newly formed Center for Computational Surgery. Prior to joining Houston Methodist, Dr. Garbey was a Professor of Computer Science in the Department of Computer Science and Professor of Computational Science in the Department of Biology and Biochemistry at the University of Houston. During his time at University of Houston, Dr. Garbey also served as the Director of Research Integration for the Houston Methodist Institute for Technology, Innovation & Education (MITIE). In his new role as the Scientific Director of the Center for Computational Surgery at Houston Methodist, Dr. Garbey will continue his work developing novel applications of computational science to advance the field of surgery. Projects currently include real-time operating room intelligence systems to improve efficiency and trainee competency. Dr. Garbey completed his doctorate in applied mathematics from École Centrale de Lyon and a habilitation in applied mathematics from L’Université de Lyon.

Description of Research

Dr. Garbey is Scientific Director of the Center for Computational Surgery at Houston Methodist.

His philosophy in science is to solve one problem at a time and start from the real application with interdisciplinary collaborations led by the final application. The mathematic, computer science and algorithmic development must follow and adapt to the needs of the application problem. The foundation of the Computational Surgery International NEtwork (Cosine – in partnership with Dr. Barbara Bass, chair of the department of Surgery at Houston Methodist Hospital, follows this strategy.

Because Dr. Garbey now spends most of his time working with surgeons, he has been rather productive on the technological front recently with 2 provisional and 3 worldwide permanent patents filed that benefit from his extensive experience in solving practical problems.

Areas Of Expertise

MITIE Computational surgery Computational modeling Mathematical modeling Breast conservative therapy Vein graft survival Medical image processing EVAR Analysis of large scale data base RETINA system (real time interactive navigation) CORNET (coordinated operating room network) NSF Center I/UCRC Liver resection Smart OR / Smart operation room IntelligentOR / Intelligent Operation Room Smart trocar Multiscale modeling

Multimodal imaging of the breast to retrieve the reference state in the absence of gravity using finite element modeling
Salmon, R, Nguyen, TC, Moore, LW, Bass, BL & Garbey, M 2018, . in Innovation in Medicine and Healthcare 2017 -: Proceedings of the 5th KES International Conference on Innovation in Medicine and Healthcare, KES-InMed 2017. vol. 71, Smart Innovation, Systems and Technologies, vol. 71, Springer Science and Business Media Deutschland GmbH, pp. 254-263, 5th KES International Conference on Innovation in Medicine and Healthcare, InMed-17 2017, Algarve, Portugal, 6/21/17. DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-59397-5_27

Linking gene dynamics to vascular hyperplasia - Toward a predictive model of vein graft adaptation
Casarin, S, Berceli, SA & Garbey, M 2017, PloS one, vol 12, no. 11, e0187606, pp. e0187606. DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0187606

Multiscale Understanding of Vascular Adaptation:: The Vein Graft Model
Garbey, M, Casarin, S & Berceli, SA 2017, Siam News, vol 50.

Global Laparoscopy Positioning System with a Smart Trocar (82)
Joerger, G, Huang, AY, Bass, BL, Dunkin, BJ & Garbey, M 2017, . in 2017, IEEE BIBE: IEEE International Conference on Bioinformatics and Bioengineering. IEEE.

Augmenting a wireless portable Ultrasound Imaging with a real-time hemodynamics solver
Lesage, AC & Garbey, M 2017, . in IEEE International Conference on Bioinformatics and Bioengineering., 30, IEEE, IEEE International Conference on Bioinformatics and Bioengineering, Washington, United States, 10/23/17.

A method for going from 2D laparoscope to 3D acquisition of surface landmarks by a novel computer vision approach
Garbey, M, Nguyen, TB, Huang, AY, Fikfak, V & Dunkin, BJ 2017, International Journal of Computer Assisted Radiology and Surgery, pp. 1-14. DOI: 10.1007/s11548-017-1655-9

Vascular Adaptation: Pattern Formation and Cross Validation between an Agent Based Model and a Dynamical System
Garbey, M, Casarin, S & Berceli, SA 2017, Journal of Theoretical Biology, vol 429, pp. 149-163. DOI: 10.1016/j.jtbi.2017.06.013

Measuring mental workload with EEG+fNIRS
Aghajani, H, Garbey, M & Omurtag, A 2017, Frontiers in Human Neuroscience, vol 11, 359. DOI: 10.3389/fnhum.2017.00359

A robust construction algorithm of the centerline skeleton for complex aortic vascular structure using computational fluid dynamics
Touati, J, Bologna, M, Schwein, A, Migliavacca, F & Garbey, M 2017, Computers in Biology and Medicine, vol 86, pp. 6-17. DOI: 10.1016/j.compbiomed.2017.04.017

The SmartOR: a distributed sensor network to improve operating room efficiency
Huang, AY, Joerger, G, Fikfak, V, Salmon, R, Dunkin, BJ, Bass, BL & Garbey, M 2017, Surgical Endoscopy and Other Interventional Techniques, pp. 1-6. DOI: 10.1007/s00464-016-5390-z

Re-engineer operating room data acquisition and transmission for improving surgical suite awareness and management
Joerger, G, Rambourg, J, Garbey, M, Conversy, S & Gaspard-Boulinc, H 2017, . in 2017 IEEE EMBS International Conference on Biomedical and Health Informatics, BHI 2017., 7897241, IEEE, pp. 205-208, 4th IEEE EMBS International Conference on Biomedical and Health Informatics, BHI 2017, Orlando, United States, 2/16/17. DOI: 10.1109/BHI.2017.7897241

Optimal Flow Conditions of TracheoBronchial Model to Reengineer Lung Structures
Garbey, M, Casarin, S, Aletti, F & Baselli, G 2017, Acta Mechanica Sinica/Lixue Xuebao, pp. 1-11. DOI: 10.1007/s10409-017-0644-0

The SmartOR: A Distributed Sensor Network to Improve Operating Room (OR) Efficiency
Garbey, M, Dunkin, B, Bass, BL, Joerger, G, Salmon, R, Fikfak, V & Huang, AY 2016, . in Surgical Endoscopy: And Other Interventional Techniques Official Journal of the Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons (SAGES) and European Association for Endoscopic Surgery (EAES). Supplement 1 edn, vol. 30, Springer US, pp. S257, Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons (SAGES), Boston, Massachusetts, USA, 16–19 March 2016 , Boston, MA, United States, 3/16/16. DOI: 10.1007/s00464-016-4770-8

Linking Gene Dynamics to Intimal Hyperplasia - A Predictive Model of Vein Graft Adaptation
Casarin, S, Berceli, SA & Garbey, M 2017, Procedia Computer Science, vol 108, pp. 1842-1851. DOI: 10.1016/j.procs.2017.05.053

Multiscale Modeling of Surgical Flow in a Large Operating Room Suite: Understanding the Mechanism of Accumulation of Delays in Clinical Practice
Garbey, M, Joerger, G, Rambourg, J, Dunkin, B & Bass, B 2017, Procedia Computer Science, vol 108, pp. 1863-1872. DOI: 10.1016/j.procs.2017.05.228

Esophageal stent migration: Testing few hypothesis with a simplified mathematical model
Garbey, M, Salmon, R, Fikfak, V & Clerc, CO 2016, Computers in Biology and Medicine, vol 79, pp. 259-265. DOI: 10.1016/j.compbiomed.2016.10.024

Collaboration within the surgical suite: BoardProbe design for and with the surgical team
Rambourg, J, Conversy, S, Marc, G & Gaspard-Boulinc, H 2016, . in IHM 2016 - Actes de la 28ieme Conference Francophone sur lInteraction Homme-Machine. Association for Computing Machinery, Inc, pp. 271-277, 28ieme Conference Francophone sur lInteraction Homme-Machine, IHM 2016 - 28th French Speaking Conference on Human-Computer Interaction, IHM 2016, Fribourg, Switzerland, 10/25/16. DOI: 10.1145/3004107.3004138

Multi-scale Modeling of the Cardiovascular System: Disease Development, Progression, and Clinical Intervention
Zhang, Y, Barocas, VH, Berceli, SA, Clancy, CE, Eckmann, DM, Garbey, M, Kassab, GS, Lochner, DR, McCulloch, AD, Tran-Son-Tay, R & Trayanova, NA 2016, Annals of Biomedical Engineering, vol 44, no. 9, pp. 2642-60. DOI: 10.1007/s10439-016-1628-0

Image-guided simulation of tissue deformation using a mechanical model on a surgical application
Nguyen, TB, Huang, AY, Fikfak, V, Dunkin, BJ & Garbey, M 2016, Computer Methods in Biomechanics and Biomedical Engineering, pp. 1-9. DOI: 10.1080/10255842.2016.1214269

A robust and non-obtrusive automatic event tracking system for operating room management to improve patient care
Huang, AY, Joerger, G, Salmon, R, Dunkin, B, Sherman, V, Bass, BL & Garbey, M 2015, Surgical Endoscopy. DOI: 10.1007/s00464-015-4610-2