BME fact sheet

About the Department

The Johns Hopkins Department of Biomedical Engineering was founded in 1962.

Dr. Elliot McVeigh was appointed Massey Professor and Director of the department in 2007. In June 2015, he stepped down as director and was replaced by Dr. Leslie Tung, who is serving as the interim director until a permanant director has been appointed.

The ongoing vision for the department is to produce new knowledge from outstanding laboratories and facilitate the transfer of that knowledge into patient care at the fastest pace possible.

Academic Divisions: Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, Johns Hopkins Whiting School of Engineering

Research Areas

BME-Affiliated Research Centers and Institutes

Undergraduate Degrees Offered

  • BA in Biomedical Engineering
  • BS in Biomedical Engineering

Graduate Degrees Offered

  • MSE in Biomedical Engineering 
  • PhD in Biomedical Engineering (offered by the School of Medicine)

The Department by the Numbers

  • Department Interim Director: Leslie Tung, PhD, June 2015 – present
  • Primary Faculty: 43 (Professors: 22, Associate Professors: 9, Assistant Professors: 9, Lecturers: 3)
  • Research Faculty: 20 (Professors: 3, Associate Professors: 1, Assistant Professors: 4, Research Associates: 12)
  • Secondary Faculty: 53 (Adjunct, Affiliate and Part-time)
  • Post Docs: 30
  • Graduate Students: 182 PhD, 56 MSE, 26 CBID
  • Undergraduate Students: 480

The Biomedical Design Studio

The departments' new Biomedical Design Studio provides a premiere work space and resources for students to brainstorm, design, and develop prototypes for solutions to real-world clinical and global health challenges.

Department Highlights

  • Largest pre-clinical department at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine
  • Number one ranked biomedical engineering program in U.S according to U.S. News & World Report
  • 22 startup companies have been formed to commercialize technology that originated from faculty research and student projects within the Johns Hopkins Department of Biomedical Engineering.

The Department of Biomedical Engineering is the largest pre-clinical department at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine.

It is ranked as the #1 biomedical engineering program in U.S according to U.S. News & World Report.

Faculty and student research projects has spawned 22 startup companies.