Guruprasad Anapathur Giridharan , Ph.D.

Associate Professor

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Guruprasad Giridharan, Ph.D., comes to the University of Louisville’s Bioengineering department and the Cardiovascular Innovation Institute from the University of Utah, where he received his Master’s and Doctorate in chemical engineering.

Completing his undergraduate degree at the University of Madras in Chennai, India on full scholarship in 1998, Dr. Giridharan went on to pursue his postdoctoral research fellowships at the University of Louisville and the University of Utah from 2003 to 2005. He received an American Heart Association (AHA) postdoctoral fellowship in 2003, and an AHA National Scientist Development Award in 2007.

Dr. Giridharan’s areas of general interest include biomedical device development, control systems and cardiovascular system modeling. He is currently developing physiologic control systems and incipient fault detection systems for ventricular assist devices. He is also involved in the development of two mechanical circulatory support systems, a stroke prevention device, two gastrointestinal devices and an implantable chronic blood pressure sensor.

He has published 22 articles in peer-reviewed journals, 37 abstracts, seven articles in conference proceedings and has 10 U.S. patent applications.