Team

Chair

Leandro PECCHIA, UK

Leandro PECCHIA, UK

Chairman of the HTA Division

Leandro Pecchia received the degree in Biomedical Engineering in 2005 and the PhD in Economy and Management of Healthcare Services and Organizations in 2009 from the University “Federico II” of Naples…

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Members

Patricia TRBOVICH, Canada

Patricia TRBOVICH, Canada

Secretary

Patricia is the Badeau Family Research Chair in Patient Safety and Quality Improvement at North York General Hospital, is Associate Professor of Quality Improvement and Patient Safety in the Institute of Health Policy…

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Marjan HUMMEL, The Netherlands

Marjan HUMMEL, The Netherlands

Treasurer

Marjan Hummel is an Assistant Professor in DEcision support for Design Engineering (DEciDE) in Healthcare. She is affiliated with the Department of Health Technology and Services Research at the University of…

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Nicolas PALLIKARAKIS, Greece

Nicolas PALLIKARAKIS, Greece

Past Chairman

Nicolas Pallikarakis is Professor of Medical Physics and Head of the Biomedical Technology Unit (BITU). He also holds various key posts such as Director of the Postgraduate Program on Biomedical Technology at…

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Mladen POLUTA, South Africa

Mladen POLUTA, South Africa

Member

After graduating in electrical engineering and working first in the medical device industry and then in an academic hospital setting, I joined the Department of Biomedical Engineering at the University of Cape Town…

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Mario MEDVEDEC, Croatia

Mario MEDVEDEC, Croatia

Member

Mario Medvedec earned his bachelor’s (BSc) and master’s (MSc) degree from the University of Zagreb Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computing, and a doctoral (PhD) degree from the University of Zagreb…

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Kalliroi STAVRIANOU, Greece

Kalliroi STAVRIANOU, Greece

Member

Stavrianou Kallirroi is a post-doc researcher at the Biomedical Technology Unit (BITU), Laboratory of Medical Physics, University of Patras, Greece. She received her Diploma in…

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HTAD Collaborators

Giuseppe FICO, Spain

Giuseppe FICO, Spain

HTAD Collaborators

Giuseppe Fico is heading the Health strategic area of the Life Supporting Technology research group at Universidad Politécnica de Madrid (UPM). He holds a PhD in biomedical…

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Oriana CIANI, Italy

Oriana CIANI, Italy

HTAD Collaborators

Oriana is postdoctoral Research Fellow at the University of Exeter Medical School and contracted Research Fellow at CeRGAS Bocconi. She holds an MSc in Biomedical Engineering from Politecnico di Milano and a…

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Julie POLISENA, Canada

Julie POLISENA, Canada

HTAD Collaborators

Julie Polisena is a Clinical Research Manager at the Canadian Agency for Drugs and Technologies in Health (CADTH) in Ottawa, Canada. She has a Master of Science in Health Services Research from…

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Dan CLARK, UK

Dan CLARK, UK

HTAD Collaborators

Dan leads the Clinical Engineering service in Nottingham, one of the largest in Europe and provides the full scope of equipment services including: device evaluation, commissioning, service and maintenance…

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Rossana Castaldo, UK

Rossana Castaldo, UK

HTAD Collaborators

Rossana Castaldo is Research Assistant at the School of Engineering, University of Warwick. She holds a MSc in Biomedical Engineering from University of Warwick. She is working toward the end of her PhD from the University of Warwick with a thesis focusing on the monitoring of cardiovascular and  autonomic nervous system response in real settings. She is also working on the developments of new guidelines for Medical Devices (MD) for Low Middle Income Countries.

Adriana Velazquez, CH.

Adriana Velazquez, CH.

HTAD Collaborators

With 30 years of experience in Biomedical Engineering, Adriana Velazquez is the senior adviser and focal point on medical devices at the World Health Organization (WHO), where she has been working since 2008, and leading the work to improve access to safe, affordable, quality and appropriate medical devices.

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Murilo Conto', BR

Murilo Conto', BR

HTAD Collaborators

Specialist in Health Technology Assessment (HTA) and Health Technology Management (HTM) with more
than 20 years working with medical devices, including activities in the industry, hospitals, federal government
and international organization.

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Co-opted member

Rosanna TARRICONE, Italy

Rosanna TARRICONE, Italy

Co-opted member

Rosanna Tarricone is an associate professor in Healthcare Management at Bocconi University. She is the Director of CERGAS (Centre for Research on Healthcare Management) Bocconi University. Her main areas of…

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Past Board Members 2012 – 2015

Chair
Nicolas PALLIKARAKIS, Greece
Members
Patricia TRBOVICH, Secretary, Canada
Leandro PECCHIA, Treasurer, UK
Mladen POLUTA, South Africa
Ken ISHIHARA, Japan (2012 – 2015)
Roberto Macoto ICHINOSE, Brazil (2012 – 2015)
Christopher JAMES, UK (2012 – 2015)

Past Board Members 2006 – 2009

Chair
Hermann GILLY
Members
Ewald KONECNY
Sung-Jae LEE
Zlatko MATJACIC
Kalju Meigas, Estonia
Nicolas PALLIKARAKIS
Cheng-Yi WANG
Co-opted by the IFMBE AC
Clifford GOODMAN (in 1994)
John HUTTON (in 1994)
Jan PERSSON
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