Marvin Slepian, MD, was inducted as a Regents’ Professor Jan. 13, 2020. Dr. Slepian is founder and director of the Arizona Center for Accelerated Biomedical Innovation.
He is a professor in the College of Medicine - Tucson, and teaches medical imaging, biomedical engineering, and materials science and engineering.
“Dr. Slepian’s groundbreaking work in medicine, engineering and business has been stunning,” said University of Arizona President Robert C. Robbins, MD.
That work includes the first FDA-approved total artificial heart and the first biodegradable coronary stent.
“As an innovative teacher, mentor, clinician-scientist-engineer, inventor and real-world ‘solution developer,’ Dr. Slepian has brought national and international distinction to UArizona many times over,” Dr. Robbins said.
Regents’ Professorships are reserved for full professors whose exceptional achievements merit national and international distinction. Regents’ Professor appointments are limited to no more than 3% of the total number of the university’s tenured and tenure track faculty members.