Igor Efimov Installed in Collins Professorship

Igor Efimov, a leader in cardiovascular disease research who joined the George Washington University in January as the first chair of its Department of Biomedical Engineering, was installed as the Alisann and Terry Collins Professor of Biomedical Engineering in a ceremony Tuesday at Science and Engineering Hall.

Dr. Efimov has advanced new therapies in cardiovascular health that are at the forefront of medicine and technology. His current research focuses on an implantable, custom-fit device that wraps around a patient’s heart and detects impending cardiac arrest. The device, George Washington President Steven Knapp said, has the potential to revolutionize the pacemaker industry in the coming years.