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Making Complex Data Easy to See: Q&A with Dr. Mohamed Elgendi

By February 5, 2018No Comments

Growing up in Alexandria, Egypt, Dr. Mohamed Elgendi knew he wanted to make a difference and help others. Despite facing steep odds after being orphaned at a young age, Dr. Elgendi earned a PhD in biomedical engineering and now pursues innovative research projects as a UBC postdoctoral fellow supervised by Dr. Kenneth Lim and Dr. Rabab K. Ward. His research is supported by a BC Children’s Hospital Research Institute Mining for Miracles Postdoctoral Fellowship.

Dr. Elgendi also teaches workshops across North American and Europe on the visual presentation of scientific data and, in October 2017, published a piece in Nature Biotechnology about the importance of data visualization for scientists. Dr. Elgendi was recently named an editor of the journal Diseases, and will edit an upcoming special issue: “Non-invasive Diagnostics for Cardiovascular Diseases.”

Dr. Elgendi talks about how his unique experiences as an engineer working in health care have inspired him to explore creative ways to share complex science and use innovative technology to ensure that pregnant women receive optimal care, giving their children the best possible start in life.