Mark Schafer

Mark Schafer

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Drexel University
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Dr. Schafer is a Research Professor at Drexel University’s School of Biomedical Engineering, Science and Health Systems. He holds a Ph.D. in Biomedical Engineering (Drexel University), an M.S. in Acoustics (Pennsylvania State University) and an S.B in Electrical Engineering (Massachusetts Institute of Technology). He has over 35 years of medical industry experience, specifically in ultrasound technologies, and is named inventor on over 30 U.S. Patents. He is a serial entrepreneur, having founded his first company in 1984 while still in graduate school, and is an internationally recognized expert in ultrasound dosimetry, transducer and system development, intellectual property, and regulatory affairs. He has been involved in ultrasound system development for cardiac monitoring, lithotripsy (kidney stone crushing), phacoemulsification (cataract removal), ophthalmic imaging, stroke and peripheral blood clot treatment, antibacterial applications, and neuromodulation. He is currently President of the IEEE Ultrasonics, Ferroelectrics, and Frequency Control Society (UFFC-S); Board Member of the Ultrasonic Industry Association (UIA), and has served on the Board of Governors of the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine (AIUM); and is a Fellow of the AIUM, the Acoustical Society of America, and the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering.