Clinical Project Mentors

When you enroll in the MBID professional graduate program, you will learn from top-ranked professors, experienced industry practitioners, practicing physicians, nationally recognized researchers, and seasoned business professionals and entrepreneurs.  Full-time faculty members come from the engineering, medical, and business management disciplines, reinforced by practicing clinicians and business people in the field. Courses are taught in traditional classrooms, in the engineering design studio, and in clinical settings at Emory and other medical and industry sites in greater Atlanta area. 

The MBID graduate program includes the following Clinical Project Mentors:

  • Robert Kelley D.O., M.B.A., Assistant Professor

    Dr. Robert Kelley is an assistant professor at Emory and a board certified OBGYN with fellowship training in Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery (FPMRS). This is a field dedicated to the female pelvic floor and lower urinary tract disorders. His research focus is on bioelectronics as both a diagnostic and treatment tool in FPMRS. Since 2017, he has worked with Georgia Tech students as a clinical mentor, starting with the undergraduate capstone course and now with the MBID program. 

  • Gautam Kumar MBBS, MRCP(UK), FACC, FASE, FSCAI

    Dr Kumar is an interventional cardiologist and echocardiographer with Emory University. Originally from Singapore, he came to the US after completing membership in the Royal College of Physicians in the United Kingdom and did Internal Medicine residency and Cardiology fellowship at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN. Following this, he completed Interventional Cardiology fellowship at Emory University in Atlanta, GA. He has wide-ranging interests ranging from clinical hemodynamics (both invasive and non-invasive), coronary and peripheral intervention, valvular and structural heart disease interventions, biomedical innovation and research and medical ethics.

  • Lekshmi Kumar MD, MPH, FACEP

    Dr. Lekshmi Kumar is an Emergency Medicine physician practicing in Emory University. In addition to clinical practice, she sub specializes in pre-hospital medicine and focuses on medical direction for ambulance and fire services in the metro Atlanta area. She also organizes the medical responses for major events like the Publix Marathon and Peachtree Road race. Her interests include improving the quality of clinical care for patients in the 911 and disaster setting with improved systems, processes and equipment specifically designed to function in an austere environment.

  • Raymond Pak M.D.

    Dr. Pak is a urologic surgeon at Piedmont Hospital in Atlanta with an expertise in minimally invasive laparoscopic, robotic and endoscopic surgery. He has a special interest in using advanced technology to treat urological cancers, correct urologic malformations and treat kidney stone disease.
    As an adjunct professor and mentor to the BioID & BME students, he offers guidance to improve minimally invasive procedures with a focus on robotics, laparoscopy and endoscopic surgeries.

  • Pravin Reddy M.D.

    Dr. Reddy is a Board Certified Plastic & Reconstructive surgeon who serves as a Clinical Mentor for The BioID program at Georgia Tech. Dr. Reddy graduated from the Albany Medical College, NY with a Dean’s Commendation for Scholastic Excellence and then went on to complete General Surgery training at Georgetown University Hospitals, Washington, DC followed by Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery at McGill University, Montreal and Microsurgery training at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Hospital, NY.
    Currently, Dr. Reddy is the Director of Reconstructive services at Atlanta Medical Center – a regional Level I Trauma Center.

  • Jaime Wong M.D., M.B.A., F.R.C.S.C., F.A.C.S., Assistant Professor

    Dr. Wong is a healthcare executive serving as the Medical Safety Officer for Intuitive Surgical, Inc., the global technology leader in minimally invasive robotic-assisted surgery. He is also a urologic surgeon who is an expert in endourologic, laparoscopic, and robotic surgeries.
    As a Clinical Mentor for the BioID program at Georgia Tech, his research interests include improved solutions and innovation for minimally invasive, endoscopic and general urology medical devices and techniques.


Atlanta-area professionals – many of them Georgia Tech or Emory graduates themselves – support the MBID program in the classroom and the workplace as project hosts, adjunct professors, guest lecturers, and clinical advisors.