Robert Galloway to receive distinguished alumnus award from Pratt School of Engineering at Duke

Robert Galloway, professor of biomedical engineering, is the 2010 Distinquished Alumnus of the Pratt School of Engineering at Duke University. He is being honored for his pioneering work in image-guided surgery and other therapies.

Galloway also is a professor of surgery and a professor of neurosurgery. He is the director of the Center for Technology-Guided Therapy at Vanderbilt University.

Bob  Galloway“I have had the great good fortune to be associated with two extraordinary universities, Duke and Vanderbilt.  While I am a proud alumnus of Duke, I’m being honored for work I have done while on the faculty of Vanderbilt,” Galloway said.

Galloway teaches courses in medical instrumentation, medical imaging and therapeutic engineering. Image-guidance allows more exact delivery of therapies to diseased tissues in specific patients with less damage to healthy surrounding tissues.  It has become the standard of care in neurosurgery and Galloway is leading development in soft-tissue applications. Galloway holds 10 U.S. and international patents on devices arising from his research.

Beyond his research work, Galloway is a highly honored classroom teacher and has been elected a Fellow of both the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE) and of the American Institute of Medical and Biological Engineering (AIMBE).  He is a founder of Pathways Therapeutics, Inc.

Galloway received a B.S. degree in engineering and a Ph.D. from Duke, and a Masters in engineering from University of Virginia, all in biomedical engineering.