Chris Hermann, MD, PhD

Chris Hermann, MD, PhD

Leading Senior Design and Global Health Design Courses

Chris Hermann, MD, PhD, has over 20 years of experience in medical technology design and healthcare. His background, as a physician and engineer, has given him a unique perspective to bridge the gap between engineering and medicine. His in-depth technical and clinical knowledge has allowed him to lead multi-disciplinary teams to address complex clinical problems. These teams have created several medical devices, biologic therapies, and electronic sensors that are used clinically or are in clinical trials. He was the Founder and CEO of Clean Hands Safe Hands (CHSH). He grew the company from a concept to the largest company in the hand hygiene space before selling the company to SC Johnson. He is currently a Professor of the Practice in the Biomedical Engineering Department at GA Tech where he leads the senior design and global health courses.

Dr. Hermann started and led the multi-institution research collaboration that developed the core technology utilized in the CHSH system. The research team included investigators from Children’s Healthcare, Georgia Tech, Emory School of Medicine, the GA Tech Research Institute, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Over the last 12 years the research team has secured and executed more than eight state and federal research grants totaling over $3.2M.

Outside of his clinical experience, Dr. Hermann has over fourteen years experience in a variety of leadership development training, experiential education, and team building roles. These include running and facilitating high ropes/challenge courses, climbing leadership development programs, and high adventure sailing programs. He has a PhD in Bioengineering, a MS in Mechanical Engineering, a BS in Biomedical Engineering with High Honors from the Georgia Institute of Technology, and an MD from Emory School of Medicine. He is married with three children.

Health Tech Horizons: AI & New Frontiers in Medicine

Flannery O'Connor Room

In the era of unprecedented technological advancement, the intersection of artificial intelligence (AI) and medicine is propelling healthcare into uncharted territories. The “Health Tech Horizons: AI & New Frontiers in Medicine” panel discussion brings together visionary leaders at the forefront of this transformation to explore the profound implications, challenges, and opportunities that AI presents in […]