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Olaf von Ramm, Ph.D.

ORG Duke University Title BIO Olaf T. von Ramm was born in Posen, Poland, on August 16, 1943. He received the B.A.Sc. and M.A.Sc. degrees in Electrical Engineering from the University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, in 1968 and 1970, respectively, and the Ph.D. degree in Biomedical Engineering from Duke University, Durham, NC, in 1973.

Dr. von Ramm joined the faculty of Duke University in 1974 and is the Thomas Lord Professor of Engineering, Professor of Biomedical Engineering, and Professor of Medicine. He is also the Director of the Center for Emerging Cardiovascular Technologies. He has served a variety of administrative roles at Duke University including Director of Undergraduate Studies, and Director of Graduate Studies, and Department Representative to the University's Academic Council. His research interests include diagnostic imaging, particularly diagnostic ultrasound; optical interventional techniques; and medical instrumentation. Dr. von Ramm has served in consulting roles for government agencies, industry, and academia.

He is a Fellow of the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine, the American Society of Echocardiography, and the American Institute for Medical and Biomedical Engineering. He has received a variety of honors and is a 1998 Computerworld Smithsonian Research Collection Awardee.