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Medical Engineer

Washington, DC
April 30, 2020

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Preethi Sangeetha Kathiresan

Washington, DC 734-***-**** LinkedIn


An enthusiastic Biomedical Engineer with strong research and analytical skills. Self-motivated, hard worker who is interested in Clinical/Regulatory affairs of Medical devices. Passionate about utilizing my technical and soft skills in the medical industry to contribute to an improved healthcare system.


M.S in Biomedical Engineering George Washington University GPA: 3.67/4.0 May 2020

● Relevant courses: Regulatory Law for Medical Devices, Clinical Medicine for Engineers, Biostatistics

● Awards: School of Engineering and Applied Science (SEAS) Tuition Award ($30,000) Fall 2018 – Present

● Certifications: Design and Interpretation of Clinical trials, Johns Hopkins University Spring 2020 B. Tech in Biomedical Engineering SRM Institute of Science and Technology GPA: 3.24/4.0 June 2018 WORK EXPERIENCE

Li Lab, George Washington University Washington, DC Research Assistant May 2019 - Aug 2019

● Researched and studied antibiotic resistance caused by biofilms in urinary catheters

● Designed a microfluidic system to quantitatively measure antibiotic resistance

● Analyzed pharmacodynamics results using MATLAB and Python Shafiee Lab, Harvard Medical School Cambridge, MA

Research Trainee Dec 2017 - Jun 2018

● Created an in-house ovulation detecting and monitoring medical device for woman

● Achieved 98% accuracy by using an Artificial Intelligence based medical imaging system in a smartphone

● Co-authored-“An inexpensive smartphone-based device for point-of-care ovulation testing”, Lab on a Chip, Jan. 2019 Apollo Hospitals Enterprise Limited Chennai, India Student Intern Jun 2016

● Examined and resolved technical problems in medical devices

● Handled medical devices’ emergency during surgeries Maquet Medical India Private Limited-Getinge Group Chennai, India Student Intern Jun 2016

● Received professional product training to train medical professionals at the time of product delivery

● Implemented Sales Management strategies to improve company personnel performance

● Evaluated the application of products from a clinical and patient perspective ACADEMIC PROJECTS

George Washington University Washington, DC

● An insole device to predict the occurrence of foot ulcer in diabetic patients Spring 2019 Accomplished robust prediction of diabetic foot ulcers by using a microcontroller based 3D printed foot insole device

● An alternative approach to pedicle screw implantation in spinal surgeries Spring 2019 Proposed an ultrasound based image-guided navigation system for accurate measurement and placement of pedicle screws in the spinal surgeries

● Surgical Tool Delivery Robot Fall 2019

Designed a robot using WeBots and Gazebo (3D Robot simulators) to deliver surgical instruments to the operating rooms in the hospitals


Graduate Student Ambassador – George Washington University, Washington, DC Aug 2019 - Present

● Coordinated with Graduate Admissions office and facilitated in recruiting new students to the Graduate School Hackathons

● Hacking Medicine–Grand Hack DC 2019, Samsung Solutions Center, Washington, DC Aug 2019 Proposed an Automated multivariable system for early detection and prevention of diabetes by integrating existing telehealth systems

● George Hacks–Medical Solutions 2019, The George Washington University, Washington, DC Jan 2019 Volunteered as a graduate student mentor and helped students with technical issues in their projects

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