Cardiovascular disease (CVD) is the leading cause of death in the developed countries. Blood contacting medical devices have been commonly used to treat various forms of cardiovascular/cardiopulmonary diseases or to replace diseased human organs, enhancing survival for many patients with otherwise hopeless medical conditions. Although current devices are more biocompatible than their forerunners, they still cause blood damage, such as hemolysis, platelet activation, thrombosis and bleeding, which may result in serious clinical events. In this talk, development of these devices from concept to clinical practice will be presented. The fundamental technical problems associated with blood contacting medical devices will be discussed. Challenges and opportunities in development of these devices will also be discussed.
吴博士是Peter G Angelos著名的外科教授和马里兰大学医学院人工器官实验室主任。他于1996从迈阿密大学获得生物医学工程博士学位，1989年在中国科学院获得硕士学位，1986在清华大学获得学士学位。他也是马里兰大学生物工程学院的教授。
Dr. Wu is the Peter G Angelos Distinguished Professor in Entrepreneurial Surgical Sciences and Director of the Artificial Organs Laboratory at the University of Maryland School of Medicine. He received his Ph.D. in Biomedical Engineering from the University of Miami in 1996, his MSE from the Chinese Academy of Sciences, China in 1989 and his BSE from Tsinghua University, China in 1986. He is also Research Professor of Bioengineering at the University of Maryland College Park.
Dr. Wu is engaged in the basic and applied research of cardiovascular/pulmonary diseases and fundamental technical problems associated with artificial organ development. Dr. Wu has published over 100 peer-reviewed journal articles, 2 book chapters, 24 peer-reviewed conference proceeding papers, and 150 conference abstracts. He holds three issued US patents and have six filed patent applications. He has served as a member of various professional and scientific committees, including the U.S. FDA Technical Review Committee, NIH Study Sections and US DoD special emphasis panels. Dr. Wu is a member of ASAIO, BMES, and ASME. Dr. Wu serves on the Editorial Board of ASAIO Journal and Cardiovascular Engineering and Technology. He is a Fellow of the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering (AIMBE).