Stephens, Douglas

stephensDouglas N. Stephens received a B.S. in Physiology from the University of California, Davis in 1976, and the B.S. and M.S. degrees in Electrical and Electronic Engineering, and Biomedical Engineering in 1981 and 1983, respectively, from California State University, Sacramento. He has more than twenty five years of bioengineering industry experience in both design and management, and has led the engineering effort in the creation of the world’s only solid state intravascular ultrasound array catheter, still in use as an important commercial product today. Mr. Stephens is currently in the Department of Biomedical Engineering at the University of California, Davis developing methods for ultrasound mediated drug delivery, ultrasonic and optical methods of arterial plaque characterization, and novel intracardiac imaging catheters for use in electrophysiology procedures. He is an IEEE member of the Ultrasonics, Ferroelectrics, and Frequency Control, and the Engineering in Medicine and Biology societies.

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