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Teaching statement: I have been involved in re-shaping the graduate program in the biomedical engineering department at Tel Aviv University and at Biomedical Engineering program at the George Washington University. I have participated in the creation of the bio-medical engineering undergraduate program in Tel-Aviv University. I have written and taught the following courses: Laser applications in medicine (undergraduate). Wave Propagation in Biological Tissues (undergraduate). Graduate courses: Lasers and optics in medicine. Laser-tissue interactions. Optical diagnostic methods in medicine. Introduction to medical informatics. Lab course in the field of lasers and optics in medicine. I taught in George Washington University: Biomedical Computing Clinical Medicine for Engineers I can teach these courses in at University of Central Florida as well the following courses: Sensors for medical and biological applications, Introduction to Biomedical Engineering. Biomedical Imaging. Ethics and regulation issues in biomedical engineering (problem-based learning). My teaching philosophy combines theory and real-life examples to make things accessible to the students (e.g. Laser Skin re-surfacing and hair removal, to illustrate mechanisms of laser-tissue interactions). In the graduate courses I also request literature surveys and subject presentations. My courses are always updated for the latest developments in the field. I always get high scores for teaching and the students comment that I give exceptionally interesting lectures. My lab is the most requested by graduate students though my requirements from the students are very high and involve experimental and theoretical work.
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