Founded in 1968, the Case Western Reserve University Department of Biomedical Engineering was one of the first programs in the world. As one of the pioneer programs, we have established a highly comprehensive graduate program that consistently remains a top-ranked program for graduate studies according to U.S. News & World Report. Furthermore, our department is one of the very few programs in the nation that hosts three NIH training grants for doctoral students, an important recognition of the excellence of our graduate program. Our cutting-edge research spans a wide range of new interdisciplinary engineering discoveries and biomedical applications. The department is associated with over 20 research centers and over $60 million in new research grants (fiscal year 2023).
Our mission is to promote human health through education and research that bridges the gap between medicine and engineering. Being a truly joint program in the Schools of Engineering and Medicine, the cornerstone of our success has been our prime location adjacent to the outstanding research and clinical resources. Our research programs are at the heart of a vibrant medical community including top-ranked hospitals, such as the Cleveland Clinic, University Hospitals, The Louis Stokes Cleveland VA Medical Center, and MetroHealth Medical Center, and more than 150 medical and bioscience companies.