Art Sedrakyan   Professor of Healthcare Policy and Research

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Art Sedrakyan is Professor at Weill Cornell Medical College and is also leading FDA Medical Device Epidemiology Network's (MDEpiNet) Science and Infrastructure Center. At Cornell he directs patient centered comparative outcomes research program.Before coming to Cornell he was a senior adviser at FDA and Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ). Prior to appointments at DHHS he worked in the United Kingdom and has research and teaching experience from Royal College of Surgeons (RCS) of England and London School of Hygiene (LSHTM), where he served as a faculty and was Senior Adviser for UK National Institute of Clinical Excellence (NICE). He is currently serving as the Vice-Chair of Medicare Evidence Development & Coverage Advisory Committee (MEDCAC) and is serving on MEDCAC from June 1, 2010. Dr. Sedrakyan is also the Vice-Chair of the IDEAL initiative since 2013. Dr. Sedrakyan is the principal investigator of the FDA’s International Consortium of Orthopedic Registries (ICOR) and International Consortium of Cardiovascular Registries (ICCR). These national and international initiatives aim to advance the infrastructure for comparative effectiveness, regulatory science and surveillance for medical devices and surgical procedures. His research interests include advancing the methodology of comparative studies and conducting studies that will serve as models for comparative effectiveness framework development and international post-market surveillance of therapeutics.


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