Message from the Graduate Advisor

robert frisina

Welcome to the University of South Florida Biomedical Engineering – BME - Graduate Program. I am Dr. Robert Frisina, Chair of the Medical Engineering Department and Graduate Program Director.  I look forward to meeting with you to plan your courses each semester, and can assist you in choosing a research advisor and committee for Ph.D. students and those pursuing a master's degree with thesis. Communicating with me each semester is important to optimize your academic and course plans, and for meeting college and graduate program requirements. There are important links in the side navigation bar which you should familiarize yourself with for your program. Use the student advising web scheduler for making appointments.

You are entering a great new phase of your career here in Tampa. Do not hesitate to contact me with any questions or concerns that you have. Our Academic Services Administrator, Dr. Clara Ohannes, is also a great resource for navigating through the milestones of your program in the administrative structure here at the University of South Florida College of Engineering and Graduate School.

Mission Statement

The mission of the USF Department of Medical Engineering is to advance excellence in biomedical engineering education through a joint venture between the Morsani College of Medicine and the College of Engineering by conducting innovative translational research, developing impactful cutting-edge technologies, and preparing highly talented students for success as multidisciplinary global leaders across the fields of engineering, healthcare, and biomedical sciences.

Dr. Robert Frisina
Professor and Chair