Kirby Vosburgh, PH.D.
|Title||Assistant Professor of Radiology|
|Institution||Brigham and Women's Hospital|
|Address||Brigham and Womens Hospital|
75 Francis St
Boston MA 02115
1965||John McMullen Scholar|
||Whitney Technical Acheivement Award|
||Edward M. Kennedy Award for Healthcare Innovation|
||Richard Satava Award|
Kirby Vosburgh is a physicist interested in seeing newly developed technologies become effective in clinical practice. Since coming to CIMIT and HMS in 2000, he has applied his mentoring and leadership skills to create high tech solutions to clinical problems by supporting teams of physicians and engineers.
o BS, MS Engineering Physics, (Cornell), PhD (Rutgers) in Applied Physics and Physics; Post-doc at Princeton in Physics. Many years ago.
o GE R&D 1972-2000. Senior Executive; managed large scale laboratories which developed many products, including medical imaging systems.
o CIMIT (Center for Integration of Medicine and Innovative Technology) 2000-2010, Associate Director. Last 5 years as Director of science peer review, project selection and management.
o In 2011, he received the Satava Award for his contributions to Virtual Reality in Medicine
Current Positions (Brigham and Women’s Hospital):
o Lead research teams to increase the clinical impact of image guided approaches. Support and mentor early career investigators.
o Assistant Professor of Radiology, Harvard; full time 10/2010
o Dr. Vosburgh also serves as Associate Director, Advanced Multimodality Image Guidance Operating Room (AMIGO)
o Research Scientist, Massachusetts General Hospital
Dr. Vosburgh’s laboratory brings virtual reality approaches to benefit interventional clinicians: surgeons, gastroenterologists, and urologists. His team provides “GPS for the abdomen” while not requiring complex radiologic equipment in their procedure or operating rooms. To this end, he has participated in over 20 porcine model surgeries and 25 tests in humans as well as being the Principal Investigator responsible for the scientific direction and administrative processes for these studies. A key contribution of his laboratory has been the development of kinematics-based metrics for operator performance. These have been applied to laparoscopic, endoscopic, and urologic surgery, and most recently to performance characterization in diagnostic examinations such as colonoscopy. My laboratory is focused on demonstrating that high tech approaches to interventions provide more effective and efficacious solutions to acute clinical challenges. See www.ciglab.org.
In 2000, he completed a 28 year career as an industrial R+D manager, reaching the Senior Executive Band of GE. As the manager of several GE laboratories, he lead the development of advanced IC process technology, electronic materials and components, lighting systems, software technology, and large scale electronic systems, including MR imaging, ultrasound, and related technologies.
Building on this background, Dr. Vosburgh expects that his work creating new clinical capabilities and mentoring multidisciplinary teams at HMS will be the most significant of his career.
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