Mission Statement

The Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society (EMBS) of the IEEE advances the application of engineering sciences and technology to medicine and biology, promotes the profession, and provides global leadership for the benefit of its members and humanity by disseminating knowledge, setting standards, fostering professional development, and recognizing excellence. As the flagship magazine for EMBS, IEEE PULSE connects and informs members as well as others across the globe on a broad variety of topics related to biomedical engineering, including advances in research, health care and wellness innovations, clinical applications, biomedical and health technologies, education, and ethical considerations. We publish both general and technical articles on current technologies and methods used in biomedical and clinical engineering in addition to articles on societal implications of biomedical technologies.

Magazine Information

Indexed In

IEEE XploreCurrent Contents (Clinical Practice), Engineering Index (Bioengineering Abstracts), Inspec, Excerpta Medica, Index Medicus, MEDLINE, RECAL Information Services, and listed in Citation Index.


All materials in this publication represent the views of the authors only and not those of the EMBS or IEEE.

IEEE Pulse Staff

Editor in Chief

Mike Hess

Mike Hess has been in the medical device industry for over 30 years, recently retiring from Medtronic Inc, where he oversaw R&D management, clinical research, upstream marketing, and general management for the company’s pacemaker and mechanical circulatory support divisions. He has 36 issued patents and numerous publications to his credit, he is an AIMBE fellow and an Adjunct Professor of Biomedical Engineering at the University of Minnesota.

Contributing Editors

Book Reviews:
Paul King, emeritus, Vanderbilt University
Senior Design:
Jay R. Goldberg, Marquette University
State of the Art:
Arthur T. Johnson, emeritus, University of Maryland

Contributing Writers

Summer Allen
Jim Banks
Leslie Mertz, Ph.D.
Janet Rae Dupree
Muhammad Zaman

Editorial Board

Colin Brenan, 1CELLBIO Inc.
Paolo Bonato, Harvard Medical School
Arthur Johnson, emeritus, University of Maryland
Paul King, emeritus, Vanderbilt University
Roberto Lavarello, Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú
Nitish Thakor, Johns Hopkins University
Paul Sajda, Columbia University
Matthew Johnson, University of Minnesota
Nigel Lovell, University of New South Wales
Nancey Trevanian Tsai, Medical University of South Carolina
Richard Reilly, Trinity College Dublin