Kate H. Rosenbluth , PhD


Stanford Biodesign Program
Stanford, CA

2012-13 CTSA Fellow
Kate brings a background in medical devices and imaging. She was most recently an engineer in the Department of Neurosurgery at UCSF, were she developed medical devices, software and intra-operative MRI techniques for drug delivery. She collaborated with MRI Interventions (previously Surgivision) and Brainlab to bring these technologies forward into clinical trials in gene therapy for Parkinson's disease and brain tumors. Kate also worked with the Pediatric Device Consortium, where she developed a minimally invasive surgical device for treating obstructive sleep apnea, and worked with the Grove Foundation to launch the Masters of Translational Medicine Program. She has authored 20+ papers in leading clinical and technical journals and filed two patents. She earned her PhD in Bioengineering from UCSF and UC Berkeley for developing novel high-field MRI techniques to better diagnose Multiple Sclerosis and Alzheimer's disease. As a graduate student, Kate also worked in the Biomedical Imaging Group at Genentech and received a United Nations fellowship to improve infant male circumcision for HIV protection in Swaziland through a collaboration with the Haas School of Business. Kate holds a BS from Stanford in Mechanical Engineering, where she she conducted research on musculoskeletal modeling with Professor Scott Delp. At Stanford, she was a Mayfield Fellow and received the Terman Award.

Contact Information


318 Campus Drive

Stanford, CA 94305


Neurosurgery, Neurology, Medical Imaging, Medical Devices, Drug Delivery

Research Interests