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​Thanks to the energy and dedication of the following individuals, ACCE is able to meet and exceed the expectations of our members.

Committee Chairmen

Bhaskar-2020Bhaskar Iduri, MS, CCE, CHTM
Body of Knowledge/CE certification promo Committee Chair
Email: BOKchair@accenet.org
Bhaskar is the Vice President of healthcare technology management & Quality Assurance at RENOVO SOLUTIONS LLC in Irvine, CA and has been in the HTM field for the past 9 years. He is a member of AAMI’s Technology Management Council. Bhaskar received his B.S. degree from Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University and M.S. degree from the Wright State University. Bhaskar is Certified Clinical Engineer and a Certified Healthcare Technology Manager.
Eric Aring BS, MBA, CBET, CLESEric Aring BS, MBA, CBET, CLES
Education Committee co-Chair
Email: educationchair@accenet.org
Eric Aring is a Clinical Systems Engineer in the Clinical Technology and Biomedical Engineering department at Stanford Children's Health. In this position he is responsible for planning, deployment and support of medical systems. Eric has previously worked at Beckman Coulter and UCSF Medical Center San Francisco as a Biomedical Equipment Technician and is a graduate of the Milwaukee School of Engineering Biomedical Engineering program, and Kennesaw State University Masters in Business Administration program.
Danielle Cowgill, MSc
Education Committee co-Chair
Email: educationchair@accenet.org
Danielle Cowgill is a Manager of Clinical Technology and Biomedical Engineering at Stanford Children's Health. In this position she is responsible for operations at ambulatory clinics, technology assessment and planning, and help with growth strategies. Danielle previously worked at Kaiser Permanente as a Clinical Engineer for National Clinical Technology and has been a member of the ACCE Education Committee prior to this role.
Juuso LeinonenJuuso Leinonen
Membership Committee Chair
Email: membershipchair@accenet.org
Juuso Leinonen is a senior project engineer at the Health Devices group at ECRI Institute, where he performs comparative medical device evaluations and investigates medical device related problems. He also conducts accident investigations and advices hospitals with large scale equipment purchasing and selection projects. His current subject matter expertize includes medical device cybersecurity, infusion technology, pharmacy technologies, and telehealth. He came to ECRI Institute with a background in clinical engineering from St George's Hospital London, United Kingdom and holds a bachelor’s degree in biomedical engineering from City University London, United Kingdom.
Kevin Kreitzman, MS, CCE
Advocacy Committee Chair
Email: advocacychair@accenet.org
Kevin Kreitzman is Assistant Director of Biomedical Engineering at Brigham and Women’s Hospital. Prior to his current role, Kevin held positions as the Director of Clinical Engineering at Mount Sinai Hospital in New York, and as a Senior Clinical Engineer at Brigham and Women’s Hospital.
Kevin has both his Master’s and Bachelor’s Degree in Biomedical Engineering and is a Certified Clinical Engineer.
Binseng WangBinseng Wang, ScD, CCE, FACCE, FAIMBE
International Committee Chair
Email: international.chair@accenet.org
Binseng Wang is Vice President, Program Management, with Sodexo Clinical Technology Management (CTM). Previously, Dr. Wang was Vice President, Quality & Regulatory Affairs, for WRP32/Greenwood/Sundance Enterprises, Aramark Healthcare Technologies, and MEDIQ/PRN. He also worked at NIH and Milwaukee School of Engineering, State University of Campinas, Brazil. He is a fellow of ACCE and AIMBE. He received the 2010 AAMI CE Achievement and the 2015 ACCE Lifetime Achievement and 2019 AAMI-TRIMEDX Iconoclast awards, and was inducted into the Clinical Engineering Hall of Fame by ACCE in 2017. He earned a Doctor of Science degree from MIT and is a Certified Clinical Engineer (CCE).
David A. Smith, BSEE, MSBME, MBA
Advertising Chair
Email: advertising@accenet.org
Dave Smith is a Medical Equipment Planner with Mitchell Associates.
Arif Subhan, MS, CCE, FACCE
Nominations Committee Chair
Email: nominationschair@accenet.org
Arif Subhan is the Chief Biomedical Engineer at VA Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System. He is an Adjunct Professor of Biomedical Engineering at University of Connecticut. He worked as Chief Biomedical Engineer at VA Nebraska-Western Iowa Health Care System and South Texas Veterans Health Care System. He was the Senior Clinical Engineer at Masterplan (now Aramark), an independent service organization which managed medical equipment across the United States. He is a columnist for the Journal of Clinical Engineering (JCE) and a member of the editorial boards of JCE, BI&T and 24x7 magazine. He was Chair, USCC; Chair, ACCE Education Committee; Chair, ACCE BOK Committee; and Co-Chair, AAMI Annual Conference Program Committee. He is the recipient of the 2013 ACCE Professional Development/Managerial Excellence Award and the 2012 AAMI Clinical/Biomedical Engineering Achievement Award.
James P. Keller, Jr., MS, FACCE
CE-HOF Nominations Review Committee Chair
Email: ce-hof@accenet.org
James Keller is a business development director with Emergo by UL where he focuses on the growth and expansion of Emergo’s compliance- and regulatory-related consulting services for medical device and IVD manufacturers. Prior to working for Emergo he served in executive leadership roles for ECRI Institute as vice president for international market development and vice president for health technology evaluation and safety.
He is a past president of ACCE and is a member of the University of Connecticut’s Academy of Distinguished Engineers.
Stephen Grimes, FACCE FAIMBE FHIMSS
Healthcare Technology Certification Commission Chair
Email: certificationchair@accenet.org
Mr. Grimes has more than 40 years’ experience with hospitals, shared service organizations, and healthcare consulting firms. He is a recognized authority on topics ranging from future challenges facing clinical engineering and healthcare technology integration to medical device security and risk management. He is a Fellow of the HIMSS, AIMBE and ACCE. In 2011 he received the ACCE/HIMSS Excellence in Clinical Engineering & Information Technology Synergies Award. In 2015 he received ACCE Lifetime Achievement Award and in 2016 he received AAMI’s Healthcare Technology Management (HTM) Leadership Award. Mr. Grimes is a graduate of Purdue University’s Biomedical Engineering Program.

Task Force Chairs

Task Force Chairs coming soon!

Liaisons

Ilir KullolliIlir Kullolli, MS
AAMI Liaison
Email: aamiliaison@accenet.org
Ilir Kullolli is Director of Clinical Technology and Biomedical Engineering at Stanford Children's Health. Before Stanford, Ilir worked for Kaiser Permanente Clinical Technology, where he was the Regional Director of Clinical Systems Engineering in Northern California. Ilir has also held leadership positions in Biomedical Engineering for Brigham and Women's Hospital (Partners Healthcare) in Boston, MA and  Middlesex Hospital in Middletown, CT. Before making the switch to Biomedical Engineering, Ilir worked in Information Technology as Technical Consultant and Project Manager for South End Consulting in Boston. Ilir holds a Master's Degree in Biomedical Engineering from University of Connecticut and a Bachelor's Degree in Computer Engineering from Wentworth Institute of Technology in Boston.
Steven W. Juett, PE
FMDIC-Texas Liaison
Email: fmdic-liaison@accenet.org
Steve Juett is a Senior Associate Vice President of Clinical Systems Planning at OneEQ, in Dallas/Fort Worth area, Texas. Steve leads the team of technology experts for RTKL’s Healthcare Technologies studio. He has over 30 years of experience in clinical engineering, Biomedical and Rehabilitation engineering design and manufacturing, integrated surgical suite design, and IT interoperability. Steve is a licensed Biomedical Engineer with an extensive background in the healthcare industry. He enjoys Connected Medical Equipment and focuses on peri-operative environment planning. He is the recipient of the 2000 ACCE/HTF Patient Safety award and an honorary citation from the FDA for his work on the US Wireless Medical Telemetry Service resulting in Federal Communications Commission laws that secured a Radio Frequency spectrum for public health.
Ilir KullolliIlir Kullolli, MS
IFMBE Liaison
Email: ifmbeliaison@accenet.org
Ilir Kullolli is Director of Clinical Technology and Biomedical Engineering at Stanford Children's Health. Before Stanford, Ilir worked for Kaiser Permanente Clinical Technology, where he was the Regional Director of Clinical Systems Engineering in Northern California. Ilir has also held leadership positions in Biomedical Engineering for Brigham and Women's Hospital (Partners Healthcare) in Boston, MA and  Middlesex Hospital in Middletown, CT. Before making the switch to Biomedical Engineering, Ilir worked in Information Technology as Technical Consultant and Project Manager for South End Consulting in Boston. Ilir holds a Master's Degree in Biomedical Engineering from University of Connecticut and a Bachelor's Degree in Computer Engineering from Wentworth Institute of Technology in Boston.
Binseng WangBinseng Wang, ScD, CCE, FACCE, FAIMBE
IFMBE Liaison
Email: ifmbeliaison@accenet.org
Binseng Wang is Vice President, Program Management, with Sodexo Clinical Technology Management (CTM). Previously, Dr. Wang was Vice President, Quality & Regulatory Affairs, for WRP32/Greenwood/Sundance Enterprises, Aramark Healthcare Technologies, and MEDIQ/PRN. He also worked at NIH and Milwaukee School of Engineering, State University of Campinas, Brazil. He is a fellow of ACCE and AIMBE. He received the 2010 AAMI CE Achievement and the 2015 ACCE Lifetime Achievement and 2019 AAMI-TRIMEDX Iconoclast awards, and was inducted into the Clinical Engineering Hall of Fame by ACCE in 2017. He earned a Doctor of Science degree from MIT and is a Certified Clinical Engineer (CCE).
Ted Cohen, MS, CCE, FACCE
IHE Liaison
Email: iheliaison@accenet.org
Ted Cohen is a Clinical Engineer at UC Davis Health System, Sacramento, California where he has spent his entire clinical engineering career (37 plus years). Ted is also an instructor, Electronics Technology, American River College, a Fellow of ACCE and the co-editor of the ACCE News.
Priyanka Upendra, MS, CHTM
HTA Liaison
Email: hta-liaison@accenet.org
Priyanka Upendra is the Compliance Program Director of Technology Management at Banner Health in Phoenix, Arizona. She works closely with Information Technology and Environmental Health & Safety on medical device cybersecurity, clinical engineering quality & compliance, and ISO certification efforts. She is a member of AAMI's Technology Management Council, EQ Standards Committee, BI&T Editorial Board, Awards Committee, Nominating Committee and H-ISAC's MDSISC and PSIC. Prior to Banner Health, Priya served at Intermountain Healthcare, Stanford Health Care, and Stanford Children's Health and is a research adviser for BME undergrad and grad students at San Jose State University and B.M.S College of Engineering. Priya holds a Master's Degree in Engineering (Biomedical Devices) from San Jose State University and a Bachelor's in Medical Electronics Engineering from B.M.S College of Engineering, Visvesvaraya Technological University, and is pursuing a PhD in Information Technology.
Stephen Grimes, FACCE FAIMBE FHIMSS
HTA Liaison
Email: hta-liaison@accenet.org
Steve Grimes has more than 40 years’ experience with hospitals, shared service organizations, and healthcare consulting firms. He is a recognized authority on topics ranging from future challenges facing clinical engineering and healthcare technology integration to medical device security and risk management. He is a Fellow of the HIMSS, AIMBE and ACCE. In 2011 he received the ACCE/HIMSS Excellence in Clinical Engineering & Information Technology Synergies Award. In 2015 he received ACCE Lifetime Achievement Award and in 2016 he received AAMI’s Healthcare Technology Management (HTM) Leadership Award. Mr. Grimes is a graduate of Purdue University’s Biomedical Engineering Program.
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