Dr. Ali Ataollahi, BSc, MSc, PhD
Research Associate at Children’s Hospital Boston, Harvard Medical School
Ali Ataollahi received the B.Sc. degree in electrical engineering and control systems from K.N. Toosi University of Technology, Tehran, Iran, and the MSc in mechanical engineering from the King’s College London, London, UK, where he is currently working toward the Ph.D. degree. He specializes in medical robotics and specially MR-compatible sensors and flexible manipulators. As a member of Centre for Robotics Research (CoRe) he collaborates with scientists and cardiologists at St Thomas’ Hospital and Guy’s Hospital, London, UK. During his PhD he has developed a novel 3-DOF MR-Compatible Catheter Steering Mechanism and a MR-Compatible Cauterization Robot which will be used for MR-guided Cardiac Electrophysiology. Currently he is working toward a unique Autonomous Catheterization Robot which is using imaging feedback to perform catheter navigation automatically. This will reduce the procedure time significantly and improves the ablation accuracy. In addition to that the operator does not need significant expertise to be able to perform the procedure.
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