Dr. David has been inducted into the Clinical Engineering Hall of Fame in recognition of his leadership and vision in bringing clinical engineering to its status as a recognized and important profession. His signature achievements in the formation of the American College of Clinical Engineering and the Healthcare Technology Foundation helped to provide pivotal opportunities for clinical engineering to stand as an independent profession and to have an appropriate home for the certification process. His continuing vision of clinical engineering as a global profession paved the way for the enduring international cooperation in the profession.
- “Technion”, Electrical Engineering (1972), Israel Institute of Technology Associate in Science
- B.Sc. Electrical Engineering (1974), West Virginia University, Morgantown, W. Virginia
- M.Sc. Electrical Engineering Focus in Biomedical Sciences (1975), West Virginia University
- Doctor of Education Psychology (1983), School of Graduate Studies at West Virginia University (Interdisciplinary Doctorate Program)
Certification, Registration & Peer Recognition:
- 1981 - 2008 - International Health Care Safety Professional (C.H.S.P.), Board Executive Level
- Registered Professional Engineer in Biomedical Engineering, (P.E.), State of Texas Registration
- Certified Clinical Engineer (CCE), International Certification Commission
- Certified in Clinical Engineering (CCE), Healthcare Technology Certification Commission
- Fellow of the American College of Forensic Examiners Institute
- Fellow of the American College of Clinical Engineering
- Fellow of the American Institute for Medical and Biomedical Engineering
- Certified Diplomate, the National Academy of Forensic Engineers
Summary of Career:
From 1976 through 1982, Dr. David served as the Director of Biomedical Engineering Section at West Virginia University School of Medicine. In 1982 he became the Director of Biomedical Instrumentation Department at St. Luke’s Episcopal Hospital/Texas Children’s Hospital/Texas Heart Institute. From 1987 through 2008, Dr. David served as the Director for the Biomedical Engineering and Television Services Department and as the Director for the Center for Telehealth at Texas Children’s Hospital, the pediatric institution at the Texas Medical Center, the largest medical complex in the world.
In 2008, Dr. David launched Biomedical Engineering Consultants LLC, a consulting firm advising clients in industry, health care delivery, hospitals, government agencies, and academic institutions on clinical engineering issues and other topics related to safe and effective management of technology and its support services.
Dr. David was a driving force in the founding of the American College of Clinical Engineering (ACCE) as well as of the nonprofit Healthcare Technology Foundation, serving as both organizations’ first president. He also founded the Center for Telemedicine & e-Health Law in Washington DC. He has developed and trained audiences in biomedical engineering and IT programs including global locations such as Brazil, Columbia, Mexico, Russia, Israel, Saudi Arabia, India, Italy and China.
Dr. David served on the Accreditation Board for Engineering Technology (ABET), on the Committee on Health Care Safety of the Joint Commission (JCAHO), on the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) advisory panels and Chairman, International Federation of Biological and Medical Engineering (IFMBE) Clinical Engineering Division. Dr. David has received over 20 U.S. and global awards and delivered over 400 publications and presentations on leading CE issues around the world.
Below are some extracts from the material provided for his nomination:
“Simply put, Yadin’s visionary leadership has galvanized our profession locally and globally, arguably impacting over half of the world’s population in the past 40 years, and directly or indirectly, most of the world’s healthcare leaders, and he’s not done yet.”
“Led the start-up of ACCE in 1990s and HTF in 2000s (serving as first president of both), revived IFMBE CED in the past 10 years (serving as Chair, 2009-2012, continuing as board member to present) – through which CE has much greater global recognition externally with health leaders and gaining consensus among global peers on the path forward internally within the profession. He also founded the Center for Telemedicine & e-Health Law in Washington, DC, and served as its first president.”
“His recent innovation of having a world Clinical Engineering Day was a tremendous success with the support of Clinical Engineering groups all over the world.”
“worked with him in the 1990’s with the first Advanced Clinical Engineering Workshops in the US, Russia and other countries. Through these he helped to advance the field to other countries in the world.”
“What separates Yadin from other clinical engineering professionals is his leadership and innovation to move the field forward. He has done this by working at the highest level of healthcare, government, industry and academia while maintaining communication with grassroots organizations. He has led the profession by addressing challenges, promoting clinical engineering, and mentoring many professionals in our field at all levels…and he continues to provide significant leadership”
“I found Yadin to be a dynamic leader, patient mentor, cooperative colleague, and respected friend.”
“There is no listing of all the assistance he has provided to engineers, around the world, over the years. Especially in the early years when communication was expensive, no email, no texting just phone and fax. But time after time Yadin would answer questions, offer guidance to fellow engineers and even hospital administrators on what the best technology was their needs. All this at no charge.”
“…supported the early efforts of the College and then went on to do many other things that are the back bone of our profession.”