Anand Devaiah, MD, FACS

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Director, Biomedical & Health Technology Development & Transfer Domain

University of Iowa, MD
University of Iowa, BS
830 Harrison Ave, Suite 1400

Anand K. Devaiah, MD, FACS is Director of the Biomedical & Health Technology Development & Transfer Domain at the Institute for Health System Innovation & Policy and an Associate Professor in the Department of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery with Joint Appointments in Neurological Surgery and Ophthalmology at the Boston University School of Medicine and Boston Medical Center.

As Director of the Biomedical & Health Technology Development & Transfer Domain, Dr. Devaiah leads the Institute’s activities integrating the tools for health improvement that are being rapidly developed by science and technology. In his role, Dr. Devaiah bridges the worlds of development and implementation, leading collaborations focused on improving value in the health system through technological innovations.

Dr. Devaiah’s experience in health care technology and innovation spans technology development, evaluation, implementation, research, administrational, and regulatory pathways.  Working closely with companies from startups to established enterprises, he has worked with teams to develop new technologies and implementation strategies for emerging health technologies.  This includes product development, assisting in marketing, involvement in corporate governance, and helping companies think of innovative new directions for their technology and strategy.

From 2015-2017, he served as a Medical Officer and Fellow with the Food and Drug Administration in the Center for Devices and Radiologic Health as a part of the Ear, Nose, and Throat Branch.  Integral to his role was the evaluation of new technology and protocols for enhancing human health.  This included interfacing with companies as well as national and international organizations.  Other roles include serving as a long-time member and past Chair of the American Academy of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery’s Medical Devices and Drugs Committee and long-time committee member, where he and the Committee launched several initiatives relevant to biomedical devices and public health policy, current Co-Chair of the Research Committee of the North American Skull Base Society to promote international innovation in this multidisciplinary clinical space, Boston University Medical Campus’ Institutional Review Board , and member of the BU-BMC Cancer Center.

In addition to lecturing and presenting at meetings in the US and abroad, he is active in a number of organizations including Committee member of the Skull Base Surgery Committee, member of the AAO-HNS Skull Base Surgery Committee, and President-Elect of the Society for University Otolaryngologists.

He currently oversees several programs and research lines that are focused on device innovations for diagnostics and therapeutic applications, digital health platforms, educational innovations for the next generation of health care innovators, and public health policy.

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