Biomedical Engineering



In the Department of Biomedical Engineering, we make significant contributions in science and medicine that include new medical devices, biomaterials, clinical methods, and insight into how living organisms function. Our faculty are known for both their contributions to science and their shared passion for teaching and inspiring students to explore new ways to treat disease and keep people healthy.

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The department has been a leader in translational research and the creation and integration of new knowledge across a broad range of areas. 

The Department of Biomedical Engineering offers an undergraduate program (B.S) and graduate programs leading to Master of Science (MS) and Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Biomedical Engineering.

March 2023 - BME Blaze: Amy Wu

Get to know the alumni, students, and scientists of Columbia's Department of Biomedical Engineering in this monthly spotlight. Read what our BME folks are up to More
Mar 01 2023

Bioengineered Skin Grafts that Fit Like a Glove

If you’ve ever tried giftwrapping an odd-shaped present like a teddy bear, you can appreciate the challenge that surgeons face when grafting artificial skin More
Jan 31 2023 | Columbia University Irving Medical Center

Columbia BME Seminar Series 2022-2023

The Department of Biomedical Engineering is proud to host our annual weekly seminar series on the latest developments and research in Biomedical Engineering. More
Jan 24 2023
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Why Do We Remember Emotional Events Better?

Columbia Engineering neuroscientists identify a specific neural mechanism in the human brain that tags information with emotional associations for enhanced More
Jan 19 2023 | By Holly Evarts | Photo Credit: Salman Qasim/Columbia Engineering
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January 2023 - BME Blaze: Kalsoum Mbacke

We loved catching up with Columbia BME graduate Kalsoum Mbacke as she told us about her experience at Columbia BME and her exciting plans to change the world.⁣ More
Jan 01 2023
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New Bacterial Therapy Approach to Treat Lung Cancer

Columbia biomedical engineers invent first therapeutic strategy to combine bacterial therapeutics with pharmaceutical drugs. More
Dec 23 2022 | By Holly Evarts | Photo Credit: Dhruba Deb/Columbia Engineering