Patient-specific Modeling of Hemodynamics: A Vision Talk
Monday, April 12, 2021
4PM – 5PM
C. Alberto Figueroa
In this vision talk, Dr. Figueroa will provide an overview of his research portfolio, which combines medical imaging, computational methods, and machine learning in the cardiovascular field. Applications range from cardiovascular disease research to surgical planning, medical device optimization, and non-invasive diagnostics.
Dr. Figueroa has a long track record of working closely with a broad range of experts in vascular surgery, cardiac surgery and cardiology (adult and pediatric), radiology, and neurology, to develop and apply computational tools for cardiovascular research. In addition to an overview of his research portfolio, Dr. Figueroa will also discuss his vision for engaging medical trainees with the field of computational medicine across Dell Medical School, the Oden Institute, and the Biomedical Engineering Department. This includes his vision for development of training grants.
Lastly, ideas for collaborating on the strategic growth of Dell Medical through teaching, community engagement, and philanthropy will also be discussed.
Alberto Figueroa received his PhD in Mechanical Engineering at Stanford University, where he developed computational methods fluid structure interaction simulation of hemodynamics. His first academic appointment was a King’s College London in the UK, where he was Senior Lecturer in the Division of Biomedical Engineering and Imaging Sciences. Dr. Figueroa is currently the Edward B. Diethrich M.D. Professor in Biomedical Engineering and Vascular Surgery at the University of Michigan. His laboratory is focused on three main areas: 1) developing tools for advanced modeling of blood flow. His group develops the modeling software CRIMSON (www.crimson.software); 2) studying the link between abnormal biomechanical stimuli and cardiovascular diseases such as hypertension and thrombosis; 3) simulation-based surgical planning to aid with the optimal planning of cardiovascular surgeries.