ECE Student Seminar
Speaker: Dr. Michael D. Byrne, Surgeon Urologist, Virginia Urology
Seminar Topic: The Evolving Role of Electrical Engineering in the Career of a Urologist
Abstract of Talk: Electrical engineers from Georgia Tech go on to lead diverse and unique careers following graduation. The role of an Electrical Engineering degree from Georgia Tech is illustrated through out the career of subspecialized surgeon in the field of Urology. The wide rage of skills provided by such a degree include, software programming, signal processing, robotics, lasers, fiber optics and problem solving.
Biographical Sketch of the Speaker: Dr. Byrne grew up in New Jersey and attended the Georgia Institute of Technology to study electrical engineering. He worked for several years as an engineer before entering medical school. He obtained his medical degree from Virginia Commonwealth University where he also completed his general surgery internship and urologic residency. Dr. Byrne completed a one-year fellowship in Endourology and stone disease at the Cleveland Clinic. His clinical interests include endoscopic and percutaneous surgery for stone disease along with the medical management of stone disease. He is currently a partner at a large urology practice in Richmond Virginia. He serves as the treasure of the Virginia Urological Society and is a community clinical faculty member of the Virginia Commonwealth Division of Urology.