Dr. Lampotang earns high distinction in medical and biological engineering

Dr. Lampotang demonstrating a simulatorSamsun Lampotang, PhD, FSSH, the Joachim S. Gravenstein Professor of Anesthesiology and Director of the Center for Safety, Simulation & Advanced Learning Technologies, has been inducted into the 2020 College of Fellows of the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering (AIMBE) for his contributions to the field of simulation in healthcare.

The College of Fellows comprises the top 2% of medical and biological engineers, making the selection among the highest professional distinctions that a medical and biological engineer can receive.

The 2020 class of fellows has 156 members employed in academia, industry, clinical practice, and government.

The fellows have achieved some of the highest honors in the field. Three have been Nobel Prize laureates, 18 have received the Presidential Medal of Science and/or Technology and Innovation, 173 have been inducted into the National Academy of Engineering, 84 have been inducted into the National Academy of Medicine, and 37 have been inducted into the National Academy of Sciences.

The membership honors engineers who have made outstanding contributions to “engineering and medicine research, practice, or education” and to “the pioneering of new and developing fields of technology, making major advancements in traditional fields of medical and biological engineering, or developing/implementing innovative approaches to bioengineering education.”

Dr. Lampotang was nominated, reviewed, and elected by peers and members of the College of Fellows for “technology innovations in simulation in healthcare and patient care that address health disparities, patient safety and return on investment.”

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Dr. Lampotang was inducted remotely.