Art Sedrakyan is the Vice-Chair of the IDEAL initiative with focus on devices. He is a tenured professor at Weill Cornell Medicine and directs the Institute for Health Technologies and Interventions.
The institute is the academic home of the Medical Device Epidemiology Network’s (MDEpiNet) Coordinating and Science center. Dr. Sedrakyan is the initiator of over 15 major national and international coordinated registry networks (CRN) in collaboration with FDA.
He is a trained Cardio-Thoracic surgeon and a graduate of Johns Hopkins University with Ph.D in Health Policy and Management. He was a senior adviser at FDA and the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality.
He is current ranking member and was previously the Vice-Chair of Medicare Evidence Development & Coverage Advisory Committee (MEDCAC).
He is serving as a specialist advisor for Australian Therapeutic Good Administration (TGA), Expert for European Commission Horizon 2020 funding and Japanese Agency for Medical Research and Development (AMED). He helped establish Australian, European and Japanese MDEpiNet chapters.
Since May 2019 he is serving as a founding Co-Editor-In-Chief of ‘BMJ Surgery, Interventions &Health Technologies’ (BMJ-SIT). He has published over 250 manuscripts and received over $30M in funding in the past 10 years as a principal investigator