Ushering in a New Era of Pediatric Healthcare at Georgia Tech

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A Georgia Tech biomedicine pioneer is poised to transform pediatric healthcare.

Following an internal search, Stanislav Emelianov, Joseph M. Pettit Endowed Chair, Georgia Research Alliance Eminent Scholar, and professor of electrical and computer engineering and biomedical engineering at Georgia Tech, has been named co-director of the Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta Pediatric Technology Center (PTC).

The PTC is a unique partnership that supports interdisciplinary research among clinicians, engineers, and scientists from Georgia Tech, Children’s, and Emory University. Together, they harness the power of artificial intelligence, data science, and cutting-edge medical devices to address the most pressing challenges in pediatric healthcare.

Emelianov is driven by a profound dedication to improving children's well-being. He said, “I am committed to accelerating pediatric research and innovation at Georgia Tech and Children’s, with a sincere aspiration for the patient-centric PTC to transform pediatric healthcare not only in Atlanta and Georgia but also beyond. Together, we aim to set a new standard, positively impacting the lives of children far and wide.”

Emelianov brings a wealth of experience to the PTC. He has served as the director of Georgia Tech’s Ultrasound Imaging and Therapeutics Research Laboratory since 2015. Among his many accolades and distinctions, he is a nationally renowned trailblazer in advanced imaging methods to diagnose, monitor, and treat cancer and other diseases.

“Professor Emelianov’s history of scholarship and innovation in medical imaging and his vision to engage and support Georgia Tech faculty and students embarking on pediatric research will be a great asset to the Pediatric Technology Center,” said Julia Kubanek, Georgia Tech vice president for Interdisciplinary Research. “We are also enormously grateful to Professor M.G. Finn who has served as the leader of the PTC at Georgia Tech for seven years, building collaborations and enabling our research community to tackle research problems of importance to kids’ health.”

Emelianov will now hold the James A. Carlos Family Chair for Pediatric Technology, which had been held by M.G. Finn since 2017. The proceeds of the chair will be used for research in the PTC. Georgia Tech extends its gratitude to the Carlos family for their generous contributions to pediatrics.

Stanislav Emelianov’s PTC co-director will be appointed by Children’s.


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