Victor Krauthamer

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Victor Krauthamer is a Visiting Professor in the Biomedical Engineering Department at George Washington University. He directs the Master of Engineering in regulatory biomedical engineering and teaches graduate courses in Medical Device Engineering Evaluation and Rehabilitation Medicine Engineering. He has 30 years of experience at FDA as a scientist and Director of the Division of Biomedical Physics at the Center for Devices and Radiological Health. His PhD and postdoctoral work were in neurophysiology, and he had been a full-time faculty member in the physiology at Nova-Southeastern University. At FDA his division evaluated the scientific basis of medical devices for neurological/psychiatric disorders, cardiac electrophysiology, wireless technology, the use of magnetic resonance for imaging and functional measures, innovative optical diagnostic techniques, and the use of computational methods to help evaluate device effects in humans. In addition, his team initiated a lab program on functional performance as related to the evaluation of devices for people with disabilities. His current research is focused on the improvement of medical device regulatory practices and policies. His research publications range from basic neuroscience, the safety of electrical stimulation in nervous and cardiac tissue, to analysis of the policy basis of regulatory decision making and their consequences.