CMTI Alumni

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2018 Alumni

Emily Newman, M.S.

    Greg Dadourian, M.S.

      Vladimir Tokarchuk, M.S.

        Connor McBride, M.S.

          Evan Sosnow, M.S.

            Amanda Smith, M.S.

              James Melton, M.S.

                Alyssa Lopez, M.S.

                  Meghann Meyer, M.S.

                    Joshua Schum-Houck, M.S.

                      Raiem Smith, M.S.

                        Justin Schumacher, M.S.

                          Eric Ravinal, M.S.

                            Rebecca Amorese, M.S.

                              2017 Alumni

                              Spencer DeCinque, M.S.

                              Margaret Ferrari, M.S.

                              PhD Graduate Student

                              Margaret is interested in the pediatric cardiovascular space and is at the University of Colorado Denver Continue reading

                              • Location: University of Colorado

                              Lauren Seitz, M.S.

                              Bethany Lennox, M.S.

                              Saadedine (Dean) El-Homsi, M.S.

                              Kerry Donnelly, M.S.

                              Kyle Meyers, M.S.

                              Manufacturing Engineer I at Welch Allyn

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                              • Location: Syracuse, NY

                              Brittany Garrison, M.S.

                              Courage Tsiagbe, M.S.

                              Caeli Quiter, M.S.

                              Continuous Improvement / Quality Assurance Engineer


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                              • Location: CooperVision

                              Ian Baranowski, M.S.

                              2016 Alumni

                              Kayleigh Miller, M.S.

                              Neurophysiologist

                              Neurophysiologist with Nuvasive Clinical Services providing intra-operative monitoring during various surgeries.

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                              • Location: NuVasive Inc.
                              • Website: Link

                              Tristan Richardson, M.S.

                              Validation Engineer

                              Since August 2017 I have led all validation activities at the AMRI Burlington site. Continue reading

                              • Location: Albany Molecular Research Inc.
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                              Shwe Pyie, M.S.

                              Validation Engineer

                              • Worked on full lifecycle validation for computerized systems, lab and manufacturing equipment Continue reading

                              • Location: PSC BioTech
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                              Danielle Wilson, M.S.

                              Development Engineer

                              Contract Development Engineer with Adecco at Zimmer Biomet. Responsibiliries include reviewing documentation in Trauma Orthopaedic design controls, Continue reading

                              • Location: Zimmer Biomet
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                              Scott Harrienger, M.S.

                              Associate Clinical Account Specialist

                              Scott is an Associate Clinical Account Specialist.  Biosense Webster trains employees to become a full Clinical Account Continue reading

                              • Location: Biosense Webster
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                              Andrew Zeccola, M.S.

                              Systems Engineer

                              As part of the Mechanical Circulatory Support group at Medtronic I work with system, subsystem,
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                              • Location: Medtronic (formerly Heartware)
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                              Erica Marron, M.S.

                              Associate Product Manager I

                              • Location: K2M
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                              Martin Gitomer, M.S.

                              Associate Verification and Validation Engineer

                              • Plans, realizes, and delivers in Systems & Component (HW & SW) level Verification implementation,
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                              • Location: Medtronic (formerly Heartware)
                              • Website: Link

                              Angela Ryck, M.S.

                                2015 Alumni

                                Laura Hobbs, M.S.

                                Medical Student

                                Laura started off as a Process Engineer that supported contact lens design and development Continue reading

                                • Location: Albany Medical College in Albany, NY
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                                Jonathan Stone, M.D., M.S.

                                Neurosurgeon

                                Jonathan Stone Neurosurgeon at the University of Rochester and is a graduate of the CMTI MS program. Continue reading

                                • Location: University of Rochester
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                                Jayne Elizabeth Gavrity, M.S.

                                Research Engineer II

                                Jayne works as part of the research department within the Advanced Surgical Devices unit of Smith & Nephew. Continue reading

                                • Location: Smith & Nephew
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                                Courtney Kodweis, M.S.

                                Medical Student

                                Courtney is currently a medical student  at the Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine.  Continue reading

                                • Location: Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine

                                Qinglong Liu, M.S.

                                Associate R&D Engineer

                                Qinglong completed his M.S. in Materials Science at University of Rochester.  His main responsibility is as a design engineer for arthroscopic  Continue reading

                                • Location: DePuy Synthes Mitek Sports Medicine, Jiangsu, China

                                Nathan Couper, M.S.

                                Product Development Engineer

                                Nathan started as a project engineer responsible for leading contract product development services at FTT. Continue reading

                                • Location: LSI Solutions, Victor, NY

                                Kierstan Ryan, M.S.

                                Associate CMC Regulatory Sciences Specialist

                                Assists the Commercial Products team with maintaining regulatory filings in US and ex-US countries. Continue reading

                                • Location: Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
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                                Lisa Benison, M.S.

                                System Engineer

                                Lisa is currently within the R&D Functional Performance group at Ortho Clinical Diagnostics as a Systems Engineer in Rochester. Continue reading

                                • Location: Ortho Clinical Diagnostics
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                                Megan Stockdill, M.S.

                                Associate Product Development Engineer

                                As a R&D Product Development Engineer, Trauma, Megan assists with the design and Continue reading

                                • Location: DePuy Synthes, a member of J&J
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                                Benjamin Vespone, M.S.

                                Biomedical Engineer

                                Ben currently works as an Associate Biomedical Engineer at Ximedica in Providence, RI. Continue reading

                                • Location: Ximedica in Providence, RI
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                                Chad Pickering, M.S.

                                R&D Engineer

                                Chad works started as a Product Development Engineer II at Smith & Nephew Advanced Surgical Devices (ASD) in Andover, MA.    Continue reading

                                • Location: Medtronic

                                Deborah Cooper, M.S.

                                Product Applications Development Engineer

                                As Product Applications Development Engineer, she interfaces between R&D and early adopters of the technology Continue reading

                                • Location: Transonic Systems
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                                2014 Alumni

                                Jessica Indyk, M.S.

                                Product Development Engineer

                                Formerly a Research Sr Engineer I at Zimmer Biomet

                                • Location: DePuy Synthes
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                                Ryan DeAngelis, M.S.

                                Field Clinical Studies Engineer

                                As a Field Clinical Studies Engineer with Biotronik, I work with our study sites in the greater New York area. Continue reading

                                • Location: BIOTRONIK
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                                Mohammad Musleh, M.S.

                                Engineer II, Lens Design

                                Mohammad is working at Bausch & Lomb as a Development Engineer in the lens design group. Continue reading

                                • Location: Bausch + Lomb
                                • Website: Link

                                W. Spencer Klubben, M.S.

                                Business Development Manager

                                Spencer is currently a Business Development Manager for Versalume and Corning Incorporated.  Continue reading

                                • Location: Versalume and Corning Incorporated
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                                Matthew Crilley, M.S.

                                Quality Engineering

                                Martech specializes primarily in manufacturing extruded tubing and injection-molded components Continue reading

                                • Location: Martech Medical Products
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                                Erin Keegan, M.S.

                                Biomedical Engineer and Scientific Reviewer

                                Lead Reviewer for the Neurostimulaton Devices Branch of the Division of Neurological and Physical Medicine Devices Continue reading

                                • Location: FDA

                                2013 Alumni

                                Alvin Lomibao, M.S.

                                Assistant Director for Undergraduate Programs

                                As Assistant Director for Undergraduate Programs, Alvin collects and analyzes data for the purpose of identifying process Continue reading

                                • Location: Hajim School of Engineering & Applied Science
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                                2012 Alumni

                                Rachel Rakvica, M.S.

                                Integration/Lead Engineer

                                • Lead team of 9 engineers to align priorities, and create plans to meet business objectives. 
                                • Provide technical and risk management guidance for decision making to support ongoing manufacturing activities. 
                                • Assist with planning of future projects, budgeting, and forecasting of resources.
                                • Partner with HR to encourage and facilitate the development of the engineering team.

                                Her prior role at Gore as an Engineer involved: 

                                • Drove the investigation and corrective action of a failure mode based on complaints from the field. Tested and implemented new solution by facilitating discussions and decisions among multi-disciplinary teams. Documented activities in accordance with the Design Control Process for Class III medical device. 
                                • Wrote and executed IQ, OQ, POQ, and PQs for new and existing equipment and processes.
                                • Assess Fitness for Use and clinical impact of anomalies observed in Manufacturing and Quality Control and document in appropriate Quality System object (NCRs, CAPAs, Field Investigations, etc).
                                • Determine root cause of returned devices from the field and impact of observed failure modes.
                                • Assist new product development efforts by drafting verification protocols and testing new designs.

                                • Location: W. L. Gore & Associates, Phoenix, Arizona
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                                Nicole Varble, M.S.

                                PhD Candidate

                                Her background includes in vitro models of the arm vasculature and arteriovenous fistulas for hemodiaysis access Continue reading

                                • Location: Mechanical Engineering, University at Buffalo
                                • Website: Link

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