Mission Statment

My mission is to combine my unique abilities and considerable breadth of knowledge to:

  • Facilitate the development of enhanced surgical technologies designed to meet the needs and challenges of contemporary medicine.
  • Assist in the acquisition and implementation of simulated technologies capable of maximizing both student and administrator benefits.

I hold advanced degrees in both medicine and engineering.  Specifically, in addition to a Medical Bachelor, Bachelor of Surgery (M.B.,B.S.) from The University of Sydney, I have completed a Master’s degree in Applied Science in Biomedical Engineering (M.A.Sc.) from Carleton University in collaboration with the University of Ottawa`s Heart Institute, and a Bachelor’s degree in Aerospace Engineering from Carleton University.  My M.A.Sc. program focussed on minimally invasive, laparoscopic and thorascopic surgery, during which I developed a proof-of-concept, visually autonomous cauterization system.

In addition, I served as the Operational Manager of the Ottawa Skills and Simulation Centre (O.S.S.C.) at The Ottawa Hospital in Ottawa, Canada.  In this capacity, I assumed a multi-faceted role in which I was responsible for the operational  management, human resources management and finance divisions of the centre.  My wide range of experience within the O.S.S.C. has provided me with invaluable insights regarding the need to balance technological acquisitions with fiscal responsibilities.

As a result of my training in Aerospace Engineering, I have gained experience directing and motivating project teams. While working with a group of more than thirty individuals, as the Integration Lead, I learned to facilitate integrated productivity associated with the design and manufacture of a full-scale, multiple degree-of-freedom, motion simulator platform.  Moreover, I was responsible for coordinating and overseeing the design, development and manufacturing processes commensurate with this project.

I possess the educational knowledge and practical capabilities required to make unique contributions to the combined fields of surgery and biotechnology, or more simply, surgical engineering.