Matthew Gounis, PhD, is a biomedical engineer and 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 where he and his team work to bring new imaging and medical device technology from the bench to the clinic. For 20 years, Dr. Gounis has performed research on the minimally invasive treatment of cerebrovascular disease with a focus on device technology, pre-clinical disease modeling, and image-guided surgery. Dr. Gounis is the 2010 recipient of the prestigious Y.C. Fung Award from the ASME, the Founding President of the SB3C Foundation, the past Chair of the Bioengineering Division of the ASME and the AHA Clinical Bioengineering Committee, and currently serves as the Basic Science Associate Editor for the Journal of Neurointerventional Surgery and on the Editorial Board of the journals Stroke and Neurosurgery.