Soumyadipta Acharya, MD, MSE, PhD


Graduate Program Director, CBID

Office: Clark 208A


PhD, Biomedical Engineering, Johns Hopkins University
MSE, Biomedical Engineering, University of Akron
Resident House Staff, Cardiology, SSKM Hospital, Kolkata, India
MBBS, Medicine, Surgery, University of Calcutta, India

Research Interests

Soumyadipta Acharya is the Graduate Program Director of the Johns Hopkins Center for Bioengineering Innovation and Design (CBID) and an Assistant Research Professor in of Biomedical Engineering at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, Maryland.  He was the chief architect of a new graduate program in bioengineering innovation and design. He also runs a program in global medical technology innovation, which focuses on developing appropriate healthcare technologies for public health interventions worldwide. He has been involved in the invention and early stage development of several diagnostic and therapeutic technologies aimed at reduction of maternal and neonatal mortality in developing countries. Several of these innovations have received funding from USAID and other agencies and are in preliminary field studies in South Asia and East Africa.

In recognition of his contributions to medical technology innovation, entrepreneurship and education Dr. Acharya received the Olympus Emerging Educational Leader Award (2011), from the National Collegiate Inventors and Innovators Alliance (NCIIA), USA. He is also the recipient of the NASA Tech Briefs Award (2006) and the NASA Space Act Board Award (2008) in recognition of his work on human physiological signal analysis.

Selected Publications

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Publications Search

Acharya, S., Fifer, M., Benz, H., Crone, N., Thakor, N.V. “Electrocorticographic Amplitude Predicts Finger Positions During Slow Grasping Motions of the Hand.” J Neural Engineering. 2010, 7 046002.

J. Kim, N Buchbinder, S Ammanuel, R. Kim, E Moore, N O’Donnell, S Beshah, J Lee, E Kulikowicz, S Acharya, R Lee, M Johnston, “Cost-effective Therapeutic Hypothermia Treatment Device for Hypoxic Ischemic Encephalopathy.” Journal of Medical Devices: Evidence and Research. 2013; 6: 1–10.

Yazdi, Y., & Acharya, S. (2013). “A New Model for Graduate Education and Innovation in Medical Technology.” Annals of biomedical engineering, 41(9), 1822–1833.

Allen, R. H., Acharya, S., Jancuk, C., & Shoukas, A. A. (2013). “Sharing Best Practices in Teaching Biomedical Engineering Design.” Annals of biomedical engineering, 41 (9) 1869–1879.