We are a young department — founded in 2003 — but we build on decades of research and education in medicine and engineering at one of our nation's oldest and most distinguished universities.

Biomedical Engineering at Yale has two related goals: first, the use of the tools and methods of engineering to better understand human physiology and disease; second, the development of new technologies for diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of human disease.

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Jay Humphrey

Department Chair

John C. Malone Professor of Biomedical Engineering


James Duncan

Director of Undergraduate Studies

Ebenezer K. Hunt Professor of Biomedical Engineering, Electrical Engineering & Diagnostic Radiology


Richard E. Carson

Director of Graduate Studies

Professor of Biomedical Engineering & Diagnostic Radiology