Our Team

Our Team2018-09-13T22:08:26+00:00

CyBHOR Director

Marc Garbey, PhD
Scientific Director
Center for Computational Surgery
Houston Methodist
mgarbey2@houstonmethodist.org


Barbara Lee Bass, MD
John F. and Carolyn Bookout Distinguished Endowed Chair
Department of Surgery
Executive Director, Houston Methodist Institute for Technology, Innovation & Education (MITIESM)
Houston Methodist
Weill Cornell Medical College

Areas of expertise: Breast cancer tissue modeling, surgical education, comparative effectiveness

Scott Berceli, MD, PhD
Professor of Surgery
Department of Surgery
University of Florida

Areas of expertise: Hemodynamics, vein graft, intimal hyperplasia, systems biology, shear stress, genomic analysis, bayesian network, agent-based modeling

Jean Bismuth, MD
Assistant Professor of Cardiovascular Surgery
Houston Methodist DeBakey Heart & Vascular Center
Houston Methodist
Weill Cornell Medical College

Areas of expertise: Atherosclerosis, plaque, dissection, dynamic MRI, computational fluid dynamics, carotid, robotics, imaging, aneurysm, endovascular, stent

Christophe Collet, PhD
Professor
University of Strasbourg

Areas of expertise: Multimodal MRI, brain segmentation, tumor detection, breath analysis, wheezing sounds detection, acoustical respiratory signal analysis, statistical modeling, biomedical image and signal processing

Brian J. Dunkin, MD
John F., Jr. and Carolyn Bookout Chair in Surgical Innovation and Technology
Houston Methodist Institute for Technology, Innovation & Education (MITIESM)
Houston Methodist
Weill Cornell Medical College

Areas of expertise: Minimally invasive surgery, simulation, endoscopy, robotics.

Marc Garbey, PhD
Scientific Director
Center for Computational Surgery
Houston Methodist

Areas of expertise: Endovascular disease, breast conservative therapy, thermal imaging, bioheat model.

Victoria Hilford, PhD
Instructional Assistant Professor
Department of Computer Science
University of Houston

Areas of expertise: Computerized clinical decision support, surgeon-computer interface, medical databases, data structures, software engineering, web design.

Stephen L. Jones, MD
Assistant Professor of Clinical Surgery
Houston Methodist
Weill Cornell Medical College

Areas of expertise: Clinical informatics, human computer interface, human factors, situation awareness, clinical decision support systems.

Christof Karmonik, PhD
Associate Research Professor of Translational Imaging
Houston Methodist
Weill Cornell Medical College

Areas of expertise: Magnetic resonance imaging, computational fluid dynamics, digital subtraction angiography, virtual surgery.

Nam-Ho Kim, PhD
Associate Professor of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
University of Florida

Areas of expertise: Fluid-solid interaction modeling, tissue modeling, stochastic analysis, contact modeling.

Milos Kojic, PhD
Professor of Nanomedicine
Houston Methodist Research Institute
Houston Methodist

Areas of expertise: Finite element method, discrete particle methods, multiscale modeling, biomechanics.

Ioannis Pavlidis, PhD
Professor
Computational Physiology Lab/Department of Computer Science
University of Houston

Areas of expertise: Stress physiology, sleep studies, medical imaging, health games.

Saif Pathan
Director Research & Development
BioSurfaces, Inc

Areas of expertise: Biomedical implants, cardiovascular research, drug delivery.

Vadim Sherman, MD
Assistant Professor of Surgery
Medical Director, Bariatric and Metabolic Surgery
Houston Methodist

Areas of expertise: Bariatrics, laparascopy, minimally invasive, surgical education.

Roger Tran-Son-Tay, PhD
Professor
Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
University of Florida

Areas of expertise: Characterization of biological viscous and/or elastic fluids (blood, synovial fluids), measurement of blood cells properties (mechanical properties, deformation, adhesion), cell damage assessment, application to vein graft and cancer.

Nikolaos V. Tsekos, PhD
Associate Professor
Department of Computer Science
University of Houston

Areas of expertise: Magnetic resonance imaging, magnetic resonance spectroscopy, interventional MRI, cardiovascular MRI, MRI compatible mechatronics, MRI compatible interventional robotics.

Principal Investigators

Scott A. Berceli, MD, PhD

Marc Garbey, PhD

Roger Tran-Son-Tay, PhD