Guest Faculty

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 Guest Faculty:

  • Walt Baxter M.D.

    Dr. Baxter is a Senior Principal Scientist with Medtronic’s Neuromodulation Group. Dr. Baxter’s interests include partnering with clinicians to make impactful measurements of implanted device mechanics, developing new algorithms for medical image analysis, and connecting academic and governmental experts with engineers at Medtronic. Dr. Baxter got out with a BSME from Georgia Tech prior to obtaining his Ph.D. in Bioengineering from the University of California, San Diego.

  • Hans Beinke

    Vice President/US Country Head of Quality and Technology for Siemens Healthcare. Siemens is a global medical device company based in Erlangen, Germany which provides imaging and in vitro diagnostic devices. Mr. Beinke has over 30 years of experience in the pharmaceutical and medical device industries. His current responsibilities include regulatory affairs (pre & post market), clinical affairs, technical & regulatory standards development, quality and EHS.

  • Peter Carlile M.B.I.D.

    Peter is an Alumnus of the BioID program. He obtained his undergraduate degree from the University of Rochester where he majored in Biomedical Engineering with a concentration in Cell and Tissue Engineering and a minor in Chemical Engineering. He currently works as a Quality Assurance Engineer for Facet Technologies.

  • Henry F. Edelhauser Ph.D.

    Dr. Edelhauser is an Emeritus Professor of Ophthalmology, Emory University School of Medicine. His research interest includes corneal endothelial physiology, surgical pharmacology, ocular drug delivery and toxicology. In 2005, he received the prestigious Proctor Medal Award, ARVO’s highest honor in Ophthalmic Research. He received the 2007 R. Townley Paton M.D. award from the Eye Bank Association of America for his research contributions. He presently serves as Vice President of Scientific Affairs at Clearside Biomedical. 

  • Valluvan Jeevanandam M.D.

    Dr. Jeevanandam specializes in the surgical management of heart failure, and is an expert in high-risk cardiac surgery. He has performed more than 1,000 heart transplants -- including the total artificial heart -- and countless cardiac surgery procedures. A pioneer in the field of mechanical circulatory assist devices. In October 2000, he was the first surgeon in the world to successfully implant the CardioVad, a revolutionary, permanent circulatory assist device that boosts heart function in patients with severe heart failure who are not candidates for transplant. He continues to be a recognized leader in the field of advanced heart failure and currently serves on the FDA Device Panel.

  • Rob Michiels M.B.A.

    Mr. Michiels is a highly successful serial entrepreneur and 30 plus year veteran of the medical device industry. He most recently served as CEO of CardiAQ™, a start-up developing Transcatheter Mitral Valve Implantation, acquired by Edwards Lifecsiences mid-2015. Previously, as President & COO of CoreValve and IVT, he developed both from cardiovascular start-ups to market leaders. He is a founding partner of CONSILIUM, a medical device market research company active in identifying and greenhousing technologies. He holds a BA in economics from Antwerp University (Belgium) and a MBA from Indiana University.

  • Sven Moon M.B.I.D.

    Mr. Moon holds degrees in biology, electrical engineering and is a member of the inaugural graduating class of the BioID program. Sven has worked in multiple countries including Turkey and Germany, but currently works as a Quality Engineer in Atlanta, Georgia for Facet Technologies.  

  • Semih Oktay Ph.D.

    Dr. Oktay is Founder President of CardioMed Device Consultants, LLC. Prior to this, he worked for six years as an expert mechanical engineer and scientific reviewer for the FDA (Office of Device Evaluation, CDRH), Division of Cardiovascular and Respiratory Devices, and Interventional Cardiac Devices Branch. He has extensive expertise in coronary stents, balloon angioplasty and its effects on coronary arteries. Dr. Oktay received his Ph.D. degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Maryland in 1993.

  • Brett Rogers M.B.I.D.

    Mr. Rogers is an alumnus of the BioID program. Since graduating in 2014, he has been employed as a Quality Engineer for Facet Technologies Inc., an Atlanta based medical device company. Mr. Rogers has experience in medical device process development, validation of equipment, and process quality.

  • Susan Rowinski M.S.

    Susan Rowinski has 24 years of industry operating & consulting experience. She is the founder and the president of Rowinski Group LLC, a reimbursement and monetization consultancy for the medical technology industry. Prior to starting the firm, Susan’s industry work included raising venture capital, responsibility for securing payer approvals and overseeing three worldwide product launches. Susan holds a Master of Science in Engineering from the University of Washington and a B.S. in Health Physics from Purdue University. 

  • Jagdish Sheth Ph.D.

    Jagdish Sheth, the Charles H. Kellstadt Professor of Marketing at the Goizueta Business School, is nationally and internationally known for his scholarly contributions in consumer behavior, relationship marketing, competitive strategy and geopolitical analysis. He has published more than 200 books and research papers in different areas of marketing and business strategy throughout his career, including his most recent work, "Chindia Rising: How China and India will Benefit Your Business" (2006, Tata McGraw-Hill).

  • Jason White M.S.

    Jason White leads the product development group for the CardioMEMS Wireless PA Pressure Sensor and Delivery Catheter at St. Jude Medical, Inc. Prior to becoming part of St. Jude Medical, Jason led development of this product from concept to commercialization. His previous experience was in product development for cardiovascular angioplasty balloon catheters and balloon expandable stents with Cordis, a Johnson and Johnson Company. Jason has a BSE in Biomedical and Electrical Engineering from Duke University and a MS in Engineering Management from Florida International University.

  • Teresa Wilson

    Teresa Wilson has worked for the Centers for Medicare & Medicare Services for 30 years. From 2004-2010, she was a founding employee of a biomedical device company for which she managed the intellectual property, FDA submissions, and marketing. The company marketed two devices within five years: microspheres for tumor embolization and a coronary stent. Teresa rejoined CMS in 2011 to work with Next Generation Accountable Care Organizations, healthcare providers that improve clinical outcomes, reduce healthcare costs, and share in savings. 

  • Clark Wilson J.D., M. Eng.

    Clark Wilson is an attorney in the intellectual property law firm Merchant & Gould PC, where he focuses his practice on patent and trademark matters, particularly for clients in medical devices. He is a leader in the Biomedical Engineering Society and a Board Member of the Atlanta chapter of the Society of Physician Entrepreneurs. Mr. Wilson maintains a blog entitled In addition to his law degree, Mr. Wilson holds an M.Eng. in Bioengineering from the University of Maryland.  


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.