Johns Hopkins Medicine
Baltimore, Maryland, United States
Dr. Manbachi is an Assistant Professor of Neurosurgery, Biomedical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Electrical and Computer Engineering at Johns Hopkins University, and an awardee of the Baltimore Business Journal's 40 under 40. He is the engineering lead on a $13.48M award from DARPA, and responsible for the assembly of a world-class team of pioneers, including 60 individuals from clinic, academia and industry. He is the co-founder and director of the HEPIUS Innovation Labs, focusing on the next generation of wearables and implantable medical ultrasound devices for spinal cord injury patients. HEPIUS lab was recently recognized by the "MarylandInno award", as one of the top 8 most innovative programs in the state of Maryland.
His research interests include applications of sound and ultrasound to various neurosurgical procedures. These applications include detection of foreign body objects, remote ablation of brain tumors, monitoring of blood flow and tissue perfusion, as well as other upcoming interesting applications such as neuromodulation. His pedagogical activities has included teaching engineering design, innovation, translation and entrepreneurship as well as close collaboration with clinical experts in Surgery and Radiology at Johns Hopkins.
His doctoral work embodied the development of ultrasound-guided spine surgery. He obtained his PhD from the University of Toronto. Prior to joining Johns Hopkins, he was a postdoctoral fellow at Harvard-MIT Division of Health Sciences and Technology (2015-16) and the founder and CEO of Spinesonics Medical (2012–2015), a spinoff from his doctoral studies.
Amir is an author on > 40 journal articles, > 55 conference proceedings, ~ 20 inventions, 3 books, and one Audiobook. He has mentored 170+ students, and his interdisciplinary research has been recognized by a number of awards, including UToronto’s 2015 Inventor of Year award, Ontario Brain Institute 2013 fellowship, Maryland Innovation Initiative and Johns Hopkins Institute for Clinical and Translational Research's Career Development Award.
Wednesday, March 29, 2023
10:15 AM – 10:40 AM