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Madonna Lee PDF Print E-mail

Dr. Madonna Lee is currently a post-doctoral fellow in the Gorman Cardiovascular Research Group.  Dr. Lee graduated from Johns Hopkins University with a degree in Biomedical Engineering.  She subsequently went on to complete her M.D. degree from Michigan State University and is currently a General Surgery Resident at the Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School in New Jersey.

 
Jeremy R. McGarvey PDF Print E-mail
Jeremy McGarvey 

Jeremy R. McGarvey, M.D graduated highest honors from Lehigh University in 2004 with a B.S. in Behavioral Neuroscience.  Dr. McGarvey subsequently worked at Merck & Co. in the Department of Biotechnology, where he researched high-throughput/high-content screening techniques using automated cell handling/imaging.  Jeremy earned an M.D. from the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine in 2008 and was actively involved in cardiac surgery device design and surgical robotics research (PI: Marco Zenati, M.D. & Howie Choset, Ph.D.).  Dr. McGarvey is currently a general surgery resident at the University of Pennsylvania with plans to pursue academic cardiovascular surgery.  He is currently completing a 2-year research fellowship in the Gorman Cardiovascular Research Group.  Jeremy's research interests include novel surgical and endovascular device design and MRI-based evaluation of flow and function in heart failure.

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Walter RT Witschey PDF Print E-mail

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Dr. Witschey is a NIH/NHLBI K99 fellow trainee in cardiovascular disease.

His research interests include the development of engineering, noncontrast and molecular imaging methods for heart failure, heart failure mechanics and hemodynamics.

He earned a PhD in Biochemistry and Molecular Biophysics from the University of Pennsylvania and a Physics degree from the University of Virginia.

He recently completed a postdoctoral fellowship in Medical Physics from the University Medical Center in Freiburg, Germany, where he developed methods for advanced magnetic resonance imaging with Professor Juergen Hennig and Dr. Maxim Zaitsev.


 
Chikashi Aoki PDF Print E-mail

Dr. Chikashi Aoki is currently a post-doctoral surgical fellow within the Gorman Cardiovascular Research Group.   He has completed training in Cardiovascular Surgery at Hirosaki University Medical School.

 
Satoshi Takebayashi PDF Print E-mail

Dr. Satoshi Takebayashi earned his M.D. from Oita University School of Medicine in 1997 and PhD. from Oita University Graduate School of Medicine in 2006. He is a fully trained, board-certified cardiovascular surgeon from Japan. He has 10 years in cardiothoracic surgical experience and 5 years of rodent surgical research experience. Dr. Takebayashi worked as a staff physician in Department of Cardiovascular Surgery in Oita University Hospital prior to joining the Gorman Research Lab in 2011. His research interests include novel surgical/endovascular device design and valve modeling with 3D echocardiography. 

 
Eric Shang PDF Print E-mail
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Eric Shang, M.D. graduated from Swarthmore College in 2004 and received degrees in Mathematics and Economics.  He attended the University of Maryland School of Medicine is currently in his fourth year of a general surgery residency at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. 

His current research interests include active-contour image segmentation, and finite element stress analysis of the abdominal and thoracic aortas. 

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