David Fischell Elected to the National Academy of Inventors
Congratulations to David Fischell, Ph.D., Cornell Engineering alumnus and a Meinig School Advisory Council member and Professor Adjunct, who was elected a 2016 fellow of the National Academy of Inventors (NAI). Election to NAI Fellow status is the highest professional distinction accorded solely to academic inventors who have demonstrated a prolific spirit of innovation in creating or facilitating outstanding inventions that have made a tangible impact on quality of life, economic development, and the welfare of society.
Dr. Fischell is a serial entrepreneur who has founded 14 biomedical device companies in the last 20 years, including Angel Medical Systems. Other companies include eNeura, Inc (2002) Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation systems for Migraine Headaches; NeuroPace, Inc. (1997) implantable brain pacemakers to treat epilepsy and Ablative Solutions (2011) to develop chemical based renal denervation catheters to treat hypertension. He currently has 140 issued U.S. patents, and has published numerous papers in the fields of telecommunications, cardiology, radiobiology, and radiation dosimetry. From 1998 until 2005, he was the primary designer of coronary stents, including the BX Velocity™ and Cypher™ Stents for Cordis, a Johnson & Johnson Company now implanted in more than 7 million patients. He is a member of IEEE, the American Epilepsy Society and is a Fellow of the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering. He earned his Ph.D. in Applied and Engineering Physics from Cornell in 1979.
Dr. Fischell will be inducted at the NAI Annual Conference, April 6, 2017, at the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library & Museum in Boston, MA.
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