Matthew Gounis, PhD, is a biomedical engineer and Associate Professor with Tenure of the Department of Radiology, University of Massachusetts Medical School. He co-founded the New England Center for Stroke Research at UMASS in 2006. For nearly 20 years, Dr. Gounis has performed research on the minimally invasive treatment of cerebrovascular disease with a focus on device technology, disease modeling, and image guided surgery. Dr. Gounis and his team of researchers have been instrumental to bring new imaging and medical device technology from the bench to the clinic. Dr. Gounis is the 2010 recipient of the prestigious Y.C. Fung Award from the American Society of Mechanical Engineers. In addition to being the 2014-2015 Chair of the Bioengineering Division of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers, Dr. Gounis serves as the Basic Science Assistant Editor for the Journal of Neurointerventional Surgery, on the Editorial Board of Stroke, Associate Editor of the Endovascular Section of Neurosurgery and as the Chair of the AHA Bioengineering Clinical Study Group.