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The Role of a Clinical Engineer in a Hospital

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Dr. Marie-Ange Janvier

Clinical Engineer, Children's Hospital of Eastern Ontario (CHEO)

April 3, 2017 14:30 - 16:00

Mackenzie Building Room 3356, Carleton University




Clinical Engineering is a young profession that often does not get the credit merited. People often wonder what is the function of an engineer inside a hospital. Often the profession is taken as a repair department for medical equipment. This presentation is to enlighten the key roles a clinical engineer take part in a hospital and outlines some specific projects that a professional face. It aims to promote the field and its certification and look at the future of this profession.


Marie-Ange Janvier is a clinical engineer that works at CHEO in Ottawa Canada. She is a licensed professional engineer in the province of Ontario and Quebec. She is a member of CMBES, ACCE, and AAMI. She is also a very active member in the community. She has a PhD in biomedical engineering from the University of Montreal where her thesis was to optimize and validate a new 3D-US imaging robotic system to detect and quantify lower limbs arterial stenoses. She also holds a degree from electrical engineering from the University of Ottawa where she graduated with honors as summa cum laude. She likes to do mission trips in her spare time and look for ways to help developing countries in equipment donation.

Last updated March 3, 2017

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