William Hyman

Adjunct Professor of Biomedical Engineering

Dr. Hyman (ME'65) went from Cooper to Columbia for his ME and ScD, and then to MIT for a post doc. He was on the biomedical engineering faculty at Texas A&M University for 39 years before retiring as Professor Emeritus in 2011 and returning to New York. Since then he has organized a biomedical engineering seminar series at Cooper, and taught EID 122 - Biomaterials. His professional activities also include medical device design and system safety, human factors, FDA regulation of medical devices, and clinical engineering. He is a member of AAMI, ASTM, and the American College of Clinical Engineering; and he is past president of the Healthcare Technology Foundation, He is a fellow of BMES.

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