The staff of the EWH-Duke Summer Institute has accumulated a depth of knowledge about health care technology through years of experience in working with hospitals in developing nations. We are committed to meeting the the technology needs of our partner hospitals in Nicaragua, Honduras, and Tanzania, and to providing an unparalleled experience for the students in our program.
Robert A. Malkin, Director, Ph.D., P.E.
A co-founder of EWH, Bob is now Professor of the Practice of Biomedical Engineering at Duke University, North Carolina. Bob also directs the EWH-Duke Summer Institute Program. Previously, Dr. Malkin was the Herbert Herff Professor of Biomedical Engineering at The Joint Biomedical Program
at the University of Memphis, Tennessee and The University of Tennessee. Before moving to Tennessee, Dr. Malkin was a professor of Electrical Engineering at The City College of New York and a member of the graduate faculty at The City University of New York and a research associate at Columbia University. Dr. Malkin received his MS and PhD in Electrical Engineering from Duke University in 1991 and 1993, respectively. Prior to attending graduate school, Dr. Malkin taught English in Thailand, worked at EM Microelectronics in Switzerland designing integrated circuits, worked for Cordis Corporation designing pacemakers and worked for Sarns Incorporated designing heart lung machines. Dr Malkin received the BS degree in Electrical Engineering from The University of Michigan in 1984. Dr. Malkin is a Fellow of the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering. Dr. Malkin serves as an expert advisor to the World Health Organization's Advisory Group on Healthcare Technology, Advisory Group on Innovative Technologies and serves on the World Health Organization's subcommittee on medical equipment donations.