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Transform Procedural Medicine with a

Master of Engineering in

Surgery and Intervention

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surgical room with robotic technology
Over the past several decades, laboratory research has accomplished dramatic breakthroughs in biomedical science, but the ability to translate those findings and make new discoveries remains a challenge and is often characterized as the bottleneck of clinical translation.


In response to this need, Vanderbilt University School of Engineering, in partnership with the Vanderbilt Institute for Surgery and Engineering (VISE), launched a master of engineering in surgery and intervention — a specialized, rigorous engineering graduate program that will prepare the next generation of engineers to address challenges and envision solutions at the interface of engineering and medicine.

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healthcare technology being used by surgeon in operating room

The Future of Healthcare Technology:

Robotic Interventions, Technology-Guided Therapy,
and Surgical Data Science

Healthcare professionals today, and specifically surgeons, are experiencing the benefits of technological advancements that are developed by surgical engineering professionals who have harnessed the power of automation and data to augment healthcare procedures and services. Learn more about these technological advances and what it could mean for your future career in our informative digital resource.

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A Guide to Engineering Design Courses:

How to Apply for Your M.Eng. in
Surgery and Intervention

In recent years, it has become increasingly necessary for the healthcare field to employ engineering experts who can bring technological advancement to medical practice. The conception, development and evaluation of novel technologies require a close interaction between multiple engineering disciplines and clinicians. Keep reading to learn more about this unique field of study (and how you can best apply to the master of engineering). 

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At Vanderbilt School of Engineering, we believe in increasing innovation in procedural medicine. 

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What is Innovation in Procedural Medicine? Getting an Engineering Degree in Surgery and Intervention

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Watch Our Short Video
Watch our short video above to find out why Vanderbilt University’s master of engineering in surgery and intervention is one of the most cutting-edge engineering degrees today.

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Watch the recorded webinar to gain valuable insights from the program director, grasp the program's core essence, and chart your path towards innovative excellence.

Panel Discussion Series

Careers in Engineering for Surgery and Intervention:
Panel I

Explore careers at the enterprise level with Stephen Aylward, PhD, Senior Director of Strategic Initiatives at Kitware, Inc. and Jing Zhao, PhD, Senior Principle Analytics Tech Lead – Surgical Robotics at Medtronic. 

Vanderbilt’s Entrepreneurial Ecosystem:
Panel III 

Understand Vanderbilt’s entrepreneurial ecosystem with Charleson Bell, PhD, Director of Entrepreneurship, Biomedical Innovation, and I-Corps at Vanderbilt’s Wond’ry and Mr. George Wilson who is the New Ventures Officer at Vanderbilt University’s Center for Technology Transfer and Commercialization.

Digital Twins, Sensing, and Next Generation Devices:
Panel V

Whereas in the past, fundamental discoveries were made at the bench in preclinical systems, today’s discoveries arise out of human data and within the context of imaging, electronic health records, and interventions in human systems.  In this panel, we will consider the digital twin as a model of discovery, some aspects of sensing devices that are providing new dimensions to data, and finally, a look at the next generational devices.

Careers in Engineering for Surgery and Intervention:
Panel II 

Discover the fast-paced and kinetic world of the entrepreneur with Piotr Slawinksi, PhD, Technical Lead, Robotics and Controls at the startup Noah Medical, and Jim Stefansic, PhD, Director of Corporate Development at Cumberland Emerging Technologies.

Vanderbilt Entrepreneurs:
Panel IV

 Hear from two Vanderbilt entrepreneurs well on their way to realizing a vision for 21st century robotic surgery in their cutting-edge company Virtuoso Surgical, Inc. Dr. Duke Herrell III, MD and Dr. Robert Webster III, PhD are the esteemed presenters during this panel discussion.

Cutting-Edge Interventional Technologies for Challenges in Global Health: Panel VI
Mike Miga will speak with panelists Audrey Bowden and Nabil Simaan.