Guillermo Ameer

Northwestern University



Dr. Ameer is the Daniel Hale Williams professor of Biomedical Engineering and Surgery in the Biomedical Engineering Department at the McCormick School of Engineering and the Department of Surgery at the Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University. He is the founding director of the Center for Advanced Regenerative Engineering (CARE). His research interests include regenerative engineering, biomaterials, additive manufacturing for biomedical devices, controlled drug delivery and bio/nanotechnology for therapeutics and diagnostics. Dr. Ameer’s laboratory pioneered the development and tissue regeneration applications of citrate-based biomaterials (CBB), the core technology behind the innovative bioresorbable orthopaedic tissue fixation devices CITREFIXTM, CITRESPLINETM, and CITRELOCKTM, which were recently cleared by the F.D.A for clinical use and marketed worldwide by Stryker Corporation. CBBs are the first thermoset synthetic polymers used for implantable biodegradable medical devices. Co-founder of several companies, Dr. Ameer has over 300 publications and conference abstracts and 60 patents in 9 countries. His awards include the Key to the City of Panama, the Society for Biomaterials Clemson Award for Contributions to the Literature and the Technology Innovation and Development Award. Dr. Ameer is a Fellow of the National Academy of Inventors and a member of the National Academy of Medicine. He is a Deputy Editor for the AAAS journal Science Advances and Associate Editor for the Regenerative Engineering and Translational Medicine journal. Dr. Ameer is a member of the board of directors of the Regenerative Engineering Society and Chair of the College of Fellows of the American Institute of Medical and Biological Engineering.