Bernard Choi, PhD

Bernard Choi, Ph.D., is a Professor of Biomedical Engineering and Surgery at the University of California, Irvine (UCI). He is an Associate Director of the Beckman Laser Institute and Medical Clinic; an affiliated faculty member of the Edwards Lifesciences Foundation Cardiovascular Innovation Research Center and the Mathematical, Computational, and Systems Biology graduate program; and visiting scientist at CHOC Children’s Hospital. He received his B.S. in Biomedical Engineering (BME) from Northwestern University and his M.S.E. and Ph.D. in BME from The University of Texas at Austin. After completing an Arnold and Mabel Beckman Fellowship at UCI, he joined the faculty there as an Assistant Professor. He currently serves as the Associate Chair of Academic Affairs in the Department of Biomedical Engineering, and he has won several teaching awards at UCI. He has held several leadership roles in international optics societies, including the American Society for Laser Medicine and Surgery, Optica, and SPIE, and he is a Fellow of SPIE. He has published more than 120 peer-reviewed papers and four book chapters. He currently is the Principal Investigator of the Microvascular Therapeutics and Imaging laboratory in the Beckman Laser Institute and Medical Clinic and is funded by research awards from the United States Department of Defense, National Institutes of Health, and industry contracts.