Advisory Board: 2019

Senior Biomedical Engineer

Amy Alexander

Mayo Clinic (MN, USA)

Amy Alexander is a Senior Biomedical Engineer in the Mayo Clinic Department of Radiology’s Anatomic Modeling Lab in Rochester (MN, USA). In her role, Alexander converts 2D radiological images into 3D models and patient-specific surgical cutting guides. These life-size, patient-specific models and guides help surgeons from different specialties prepare for complex procedures. Additionally, these 3D prints form a communication bridge for patients regarding their personal surgical plan. Alexander holds a Bachelor of Science in Biomedical Engineering from the Milwaukee School of Engineering (WI, USA) and a Master of Science in Engineering Management from the Milwaukee School of Engineering Rader School of Business. Alexander has served on the SME Medical 3D Printing Workgroup (MI, USA) for over 3 years, is a member of the Radiological Society of North America’s 3D Printing in Medicine Special Interest Group (IL, USA) and is certified in Additive Manufacturing through SME. Alexander is an active member of Radiological Society of North America, Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society, and SME.

Consultant Congenital Cardiac Surgeon, Clinical Director of Cardiac Services and Director of Innovation

Rafael Guerrero

Alder Hey Children's Hospital NHS Foundation Trust (Liverpool, UK)

Rafael Guerrero is an international leader in pediatric and adult congenital cardiac surgery, trainer, innovator and an advocate and promoter of the use of 3D printing and immersive technology in healthcare. Serving as the North West Region’s Chief of Congenital Cardiac Surgery and Director of Cardiac Services at Alder Hey Children’s Hospital (Liverpool, UK); Guerrero leads one of the largest and most successful congenital heart centre in the UK with a culture of continuous quality improvement.


Guerrero is currently the Chair of the Congenital Committee of the Society of Cardiothoracic Surgeons of Great Britain and Ireland as well as a member of both the NHSE Clinical Advisory Panel and Liverpool Health Partners CHD Board.


As Co-Founder of the award-winning Alder Hey Innovation Hub and Director of Innovation, Guerrero has been instrumental in establishing the vision and long-term strategy, maintaining his passion for working with companies and academic centers developing cutting edge technologies.


Guerrero has pioneered and disseminated the use of patient-specific 3D printed hearts for pre-operative planning, simulation, communication and education, delivering keynotes in many countries. Guerrero is also an Advisor to various institutions and maintains a position on the Advisory Board for Immerse UK, supported by Innovate UK.

Consultant Cardio-Thoracic Surgeon, Lead Clinician for Mechanical Support

Richard Trimlett

The Royal Brompton Hospital (London, UK)

Richard Trimlett is a cardio-thoracic surgeon and Lead Clinician for Mechanical Support at The Royal Brompton Hospital (London, UK), having spent more than 18 years working in cardio-thoracic centers specializing in heart and lung transplants, ventricular assist devices, both veno-arterial (VA) and veno-venous (VV) extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) and various other methods of support including Impella and destination devices, both in the UK and USA.


Trimlett was responsible for the setting up and running of an ECMO service which grew out of the existing ventricular assist device (VAD) programme. Trimlett has chaired sessions at international meetings on VA-ECMO and VAD support, published in peer-reviewed journals and written book chapters on this subject.


Trimlett also has an ongoing research project in the field of additive manufacturing as applied to mechanical support pump and technology design with a particular interest in destination therapy.

Professor of Manufacturing Engineering

Kenneth Dalgarno

Newcastle University (Newcastle, UK)

For the past decade, Kenny Dalgarno has been conducting research in the area of additive manufacturing, with applications in rapid prototyping and manufacturing as well as polymer engineering.


Dalgarno’s research has had an increasing emphasis on applications in biomedical engineering, tissue engineering and regenerative medicine with work supported by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC), the European Commission, Arthritis Research UK, the Carbon Trust and industrial partners.


Dalgarno currently maintains the position of Sir James Woodeson Professor of Manufacturing Engineering at Newcastle University (Newcastle, UK), whilst simultaneously acting as Deputy Director of the Arthritis Research UK Tissue Engineering Centre, Deputy Director of the EPSRC’s Centre for Innovative Manufacturing in Medical Devices and as a Coordinator of the FP7 RESTORATION project.


Dalgarno is also the Newcastle University Lead Investigator for the EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Additive Manufacture and 3D Printing.

Chair in Regenerative Medicine

Dietmar Hutmacher

Queensland University of Technology (Queensland, Australia)

Distinguished Prof Hutmacher is a biomedical engineer, an educator, an inventor and a creator of new intellectual property opportunities. He directs the Centre for Regenerative Medicine and the ARC Training Centre in Additive Biomanufacturing at Queensland University of Technology, an interdisciplinary team of researchers including engineers, cell biologists, polymer chemists, clinicians and veterinary surgeons. He is an internationally recognized leader in the fields of biomaterials, tissue engineering and regenerative medicine with expertise in commercialization. He has translated a bone tissue engineering concept from the laboratory through to clinical application involving in vitro experiments, preclinical studies and ultimately clinical trials. His recent research efforts have resulted in traditional scientific/academic outputs as well as pivotal commercialisation outcomes. His pre-eminent international standing and impact on the field are illustrated by his publication record (more than 300 journal articles, edited 14 books, 70 book chapters and some 500 conference papers) and citation record (more than 34,000 citations, h-index of 84).


Hutmacher currently maintains the position of Editor-in-Chief of Future Science Group publication, the Journal of 3D Printing in Medicine.

Clinical Director

Duncan McPherson

MHRA (London, UK)

Duncan McPherson is the Clinical Director of Medical Devices at the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA), having previously worked as a practicing Medical Clinical Anaesthetist in the NHS.


McPherson maintains an extensive history of working in hospitals and the health care industry, skilled in clinical research, quality improvement and public policy, especially in patient safety improvement.

Consultant Musculoskeletal Radiologist

Amanda Isaac

Guy's and St Thomas'​ NHS Foundation Trust (London, UK)

Amanda Isaac is an experienced Musculoskeletal Diagnostic and Interventional Consultant with a demonstrated history of working in the hospital and healthcare industry, having graduated from both the Royal College of Radiologists and Surgeons, UK


Skilled in spine, sports medicine, skeletal oncology and emergency medicine, Isaac has particular interest in clinical governance, setting up national guidelines and strategy, multidisciplinary patient care pathways and healthcare quality improvement projects.


Isaac also maintains a position on the Editorial Board of Future Science Group publication, the Journal of 3D Printing in Medicine.


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