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Joseph Samosky

Associate Professor
Bioengineering Department


(2012) First Place Award, Technology Innovation, 12th International Meeting on Simulation in Healthcare (IMSH 2012).

(2011) Top Research Poster Presentation, Medicine Meets Virtual Reality (MMVR).

(2004) Partners in Excellence Award for Leadership and Innovation, Partners HealthCare System/Massachusetts General Hospital.

(1994) Merck Research Scholarship, Harvard-MIT Division of Health Sciences and Technology.

(1990) Poitras Fellowship, MIT Whitaker College of the Health Sciences.

(1989) McLean Hospital Summer Research Fellowship, McLean Hospital and Harvard Medical School.

(1987) NIH Medical Scientist Training Program Fellowship.

(1985) Outstanding Senior Award in Electrical Engineering, University of Pittsburgh.

(1981) Chancellor's Scholarship, University of Pittsburgh.

PhD Medical Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2002

MS Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1993

Preclinical and Clinical Training, Harvard University, 1987 - 1989

BS Behavioral Neuroscience, University of Pittsburgh, 1986

BSE Electrical Engineering, University of Pittsburgh, 1985

Foronda, C.L., Alfes, C.M., Dev, P., Kleinheksel, A.J., Jr, N.D.A., O'Donnell, J.M., & Samosky, J.T. (2017). Virtually Nursing Emerging Technologies in Nursing Education. NURSE EDUCATOR, 42(1), 14-17.Ovid Technologies (Wolters Kluwer Health). doi: 10.1097/NNE.0000000000000295.

Samosky, J.T., Thornburg, A., Karkhanis, T., Petraglia, F., Strickler, E., Nelson, D.A., Weaver, R.A., & Robinson, E. (2013). Enhancing medical device training with hybrid physical-virtual simulators: smart peripherals for virtual devices. Stud Health Technol Inform, 184, 377-379. doi: 10.3233/978-1-61499-209-7-377.

Leeson, C.E., Weaver, R.A., Bissell, T., Hoyer, R., McClain, C., Nelson, D.A., & Samosky, J.T. (2012). PleurAlert: an augmented chest drainage system with electronic sensing, automated alerts and internet connectivity. Stud Health Technol Inform, 173, 257-259. doi: 10.3233/978-1-61499-022-2-257.

Samosky, J.T. (2012). Simulation director envisions greater use for training tool. Biomed Instrum Technol, 46(4), 283-288.Association for the Advancement of Medical Instrumentation (AAMI). doi: 10.2345/0899-8205-46.4.283.

Samosky, J.T., Mikulis, B., Bregman, R., & Nelson, D.A. (2012). A novel automated drug simulant recognition system for naturalistic real-time medical simulation. Stud Health Technol Inform, 173, 430-432. doi: 10.3233/978-1-61499-022-2-430.

Nelson, D.A., & Samosky, J.T. (2011). The tool positioning tutor: a target-pose tracking and display system for learning correct placement of a medical device. Stud Health Technol Inform, 163, 400-402. doi: 10.3233/978-1-60750-706-2-400.

Samosky, J.T., Allen, P., Boronyak, S., Branstetter, B., Hein, S., Juhas, M., Nelson, D.A., Orebaugh, S., Pinto, R., Smelko, A., Thompson, M., & Weaver, R.A. (2011). Toward a comprehensive hybrid physical-virtual reality simulator of peripheral anesthesia with ultrasound and neurostimulator guidance. Stud Health Technol Inform, 163, 552-554. doi: 10.3233/978-1-60750-706-2-552.

Fero, L.J., O'Donnell, J.M., Zullo, T.G., Dabbs, A.D., Kitutu, J., Samosky, J.T., & Hoffman, L.A. (2010). Critical thinking skills in nursing students: comparison of simulation-based performance with metrics. JOURNAL OF ADVANCED NURSING, 66(10), 2182-2193.Wiley. doi: 10.1111/j.1365-2648.2010.05385.x.

Ford, D.G., Seybert, A.L., Smithburger, P.L., Kobulinsky, L.R., Samosky, J.T., & Kane-Gill, S.L. (2010). Impact of simulation-based learning on medication error rates in critically ill patients. INTENSIVE CARE MEDICINE, 36(9), 1526-1531.Springer Science and Business Media LLC. doi: 10.1007/s00134-010-1860-2.

Samosky, J.T., Burstein, D., Grimson, W.E., Howe, R., Martin, S., & Gray, M.L. (2005). Spatially-localized correlation of dGEMRIC-measured GAG distribution and mechanical stiffness in the human tibial plateau. JOURNAL OF ORTHOPAEDIC RESEARCH, 23(1), 93-101.Wiley. doi: 10.1016/j.orthres.2004.05.008.

Gibson, S., Fyock, C., Grimson, E., Kanade, T., Kikinis, R., Lauer, H., McKenzie, N., Mor, A., Nakajima, S., Ohkami, H., Osborne, R., Samosky, J., & Sawada, A. (1998). Volumetric object modeling for surgical simulation. Med Image Anal, 2(2), 121-132.Elsevier BV. doi: 10.1016/s1361-8415(98)80007-8.

Samosky, J.T., Nelson, D.A., Wang, B., Bregman, R., Hosmer, A., Mikulis, B., & Weaver, R. (2012). BodyExplorerAR. In Proceedings of the Sixth International Conference on Tangible, Embedded and Embodied Interaction, (pp. 263-270).ACM. doi: 10.1145/2148131.2148187.

Samosky, J.T., Wang, B., Nelson, D.A., Bregman, R., Hosmer, A., & Weaver, R.A. (2012). BodyWindows: enhancing a mannequin with projective augmented reality for exploring anatomy, physiology and medical procedures. In Stud Health Technol Inform, 173, (pp. 433-439).Netherlands. doi: 10.3233/978-1-61499-022-2-433.

Samosky, J.T., Baillargeon, E., Bregman, R., Brown, A., Chaya, A., Enders, L., Nelson, D.A., Robinson, E., Sukits, A.L., & Weaver, R.A. (2011). Real-time "x-ray vision" for healthcare simulation: an interactive projective overlay system to enhance intubation training and other procedural training. In Stud Health Technol Inform, 163, (pp. 549-551).Netherlands. doi: 10.3233/978-1-60750-706-2-549.

Gibson, S., Samosky, J., Mor, A., Fyock, C., Grimson, E., Kanade, T., Kikinis, R., Lauer, H., McKenzie, N., Nakajima, S., Ohkami, H., Osborne, R., & Sawada, A. (1997). Simulating arthroscopic knee surgery using volumetric object representations, real-time volume rendering and haptic feedback. In CVRMED-MRCAS'97, 1205, (pp. 369-378).Springer Berlin Heidelberg. doi: 10.1007/bfb0029258.

Sclabassi, R.J., Samosky, J., Krieger, D.N., Solomon, J., Levitan, S., & Berger, T.W. (1989). Modeling of neuronal networks through decomposition. (pp. 773-780).

Research interests

Design and development of medical...