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·         Dr. Antaki has over 20 years of experience in the research and development of artificial heart and ventricular assist devices. . From 1991 to 2000, Dr. Antaki was the Director of Artificial Heart Research within the University of Pittsburgh’s McGowan Center for Artificial Organ Development, wherein he participated in clinical studies involving the Jarvik-7 TAH and Novacor LVAS, and was involved in the early development of the Thoratec HeartMate-II which has now been implanted in more than 2000 patients). He led the design team responsible for development of the StreamLiner ventricular assist device, the first magnetically levitated heart-assist pump to reach pre-clinical testing, for which he was awarded (with co-inventor BE Paden) the IEEE 2001 Control Systems Technology Award.

·         He subsequently played an instrumental role in the development of the Levacor® VAD, which has just begun US clinical trials (as of Feburary 2010.) His continues to work on development of pediatric heart-assist pumps, and as Project Director for the PediaFlow® VAD is developing the worlds smallest magnetically levitated blood pump – intended for infants and small children.

·         Throughout his career, Dr. Antaki has emphasized the importance of rigorous, model-based design for medical devices, and has authored several publications, chaired scientific sessions, and presented numerous lectures on the topic of design-methodologies for medical devices.

·         Since 1999, he has been teaching the capstone design course for the Department of Bioengineering, formerly at U Pittsburgh, now at Carnegie Mellon.

·         Dr. Antaki has developed over the past 20 years a proclivity for engaging the cooperation of clinical investigators: at UPMC and elsewhere. Founded upon principles of mutual respect, he has nurtured healthy, productive relationships with both engineers and clinicians.

Chief Creative Officer, LaunchPoint Technologies, Inc. Owner of AntakaMatics, Inc. manufacturer of advanced harmonicas since 1996. Developed undergraduate Capstone Design course, “Integrated Bioengineering Design (with UoP Innovation in Education award)Mentor and advisor to post-doctoral fellows (6) and graduate students (22) Member of NIH and extramural funding review panels. Chaired numerous scientific sessions related to design and innovation, including "New Ideas in Artificial Organs," and "Future of the Mechanical Heart"



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