Dr. Youseph Yazdi is an assistant professor of biomedical engineering at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. He holds an additional appointment in the Whiting School of Engineering at Johns Hopkins, through which he serves as Executive Director of the Center for Bioengineering Innovation and Design and Program Director of the Wallace H. Coulter Translational Research Partnership Program.
Dr. Yazdi holds a B.S. in electrical and computer engineering from Rice University, as well as an M.S. in electrical engineering and a Ph.D. in biomedical engineering from the University of Texas at Austin. He also earned an M.B.A. in entrepreneurial management from the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School of Business.
Prior to his arrival at Johns Hopkins, Dr. Yazdi was a corporate director in Johnson & Johnson''s Corporate Office of Science and Technology, where he was responsible for the creation and management of external and internal partnerships that funded and guided early-stage health care innovation.
Dr. Yazdi is a Fellow of the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering and serves on advisory boards of several academic organizations. He has published numerous peer-reviewed articles and holds several patents for inventions contributing to commercialized ultrasound and biophotonics devices.