Savio L-Y. Woo Medal Awarded to Dr. B. Barry Lieber
ASME is pleased to bestow the Savio L-Y. Woo Translational Biomechanics Medal on B. Barry Lieber. Awarded for the first time this year, the medal honors ASME members who have translated meritorious bioengineering science to clinical practice. Dr. Lieber is recognized for significantly advancing brain aneurysm treatment through the engineering and development of flow diversion technology, which has been used to treat more than 50,000 patients worldwide to date.
B. Barry Lieber is a professor in the department of neurosurgery at Stony Brook University and the Director of the CerebroVascular Center for Research (CVCR). He has a broad background in engineering, animal models, endovascular methods, and devices, with specific expertise in cerebrovascular disease and stroke. He is the co-inventor of the flow diverter, a device for endovascular bypass of brain aneurysms that is considered one of the most innovative technologies in the field of neuro-intervention in the last decade.