Martha L. Gray, PhD
J.W. Kieckhefer Professor of Medical and Electrical Engineering at Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Location: Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States
Martha Gray, PhD, has spent the last two decades building programs that foster training of the next generation to become leaders in “patient-centric” biomedical innovation. As director of the M+Vision Consortium, she leads a diverse team of experienced academic, medical and business mentors who work closely with trainees through an innovation methodology that focuses first on defining and validating the medical need, and then on developing a research plan that aims for rapid translation to the clinic. Prior to M+Vision, as director of the Harvard-Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Division of Health Sciences and Technology, Prof. Gray shepherded growth of a multi-disciplinary and multi-professional environment in classrooms, hospitals and laboratories and seek to advance human health.
Among her numerous accomplishments, Prof. Gray was the first woman to lead a science or engineering department at MIT and is an elected fellow of the AAAS, the Biomedical Engineering Society and the American Institute of Medical and Biological Engineers.