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The American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering has elected Dr. Jonathan Himmelfarb and Dr. Jay Rubinstein to its College of Fellows Class of 2019.

Dr. Himmelfarb (below left) was nominated for his “technological and clinical contributions positively impacting the lives and longevity of patients with end-stage kidney failure.” He is a UW School of Medicine professor and the Joseph W. Eschbach, M.D., Endowed Chair for Kidney Research. He is also director of the Kidney Research Institute and co-director of the UW Medicine Center for Dialysis Innovation.

Dr. Rubinstein (below right) was nominated for his “contributions to the development of practical electrical stimulation in the auditory and vestibular systems of human and animal subjects.” He is a UW School of Medicine professor of otolaryngology and bioengineering and the director of the UW Medicine Virginia Merrill Bloedel Hearing Research Center.

The Class of 2019 recognizes 156 new members, who are among the most distinguished medical and biological engineers.


Jonathan HimmelfarbJay Rubinstein