After graduation, I went to Pennsylvania State University and received my B.S. in Mechanical Engineering with a minor in Biomedical Engineering in May of 1998. After graduation, I worked for two different medical products companies as a research and design engineer, Respironics, Incorporated in Murrysville, PA, and CHF Solutions in New York City, NY.
Since January 2001, I have been working as a research biomedical engineer at the University of Pittsburgh assisting in development of a respiratory support catheter, a chronic artificial lung, and most currently a bio-artificial liver. During this time, I have also been providing clinical biomedical engineering support to the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center's Artificial Heart Program for patients on cardiac support devices.
I was accepted to the University of Buffalo School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences for the Fall 2004 incoming class, but deferred acceptance to continue my research and clinical biomedical engineering work at the University of Pittsburgh and UPMC.
I met my fiancée, Rachelle, while working at Pitt, and we will be in Pittsburgh for the foreseeable future while she finishes her Ph.D. in Biomedical Engineering. My plans for starting medical school are currently on hold.
My email address is firstname.lastname@example.org.
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