Art Sedrakyan is a tenured professor at Weill Cornell Medicine and directs the Institute for Health Technologies and Interventions. The institute is the academic home of the Medical Device Epidemiology Network’s (MDEpiNet) Coordinating center. Dr. Sedrakyan is the initiator of over 15 major national and international coordinated registry networks (CRN) in collaboration with FDA. He is a trained CT surgeon and a graduate of Johns Hopkins University with Ph.D in Health Policy and Management. He was a senior adviser at FDA and the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality. He is currently serving as a ranking member and was previously the Vice-Chair of Medicare Evidence Development & Coverage Advisory Committee (MEDCAC). He is the Vice-Chair of the leading International surgical innovation initiative with focus on devices ( He is serving as a specialist advisor for Australian Therapeutic Good Administration (TGA), Expert for European Commission Horizon 2020 funding and Japanese Agency for Medical Research and Development (AMED). He helped establish Australian, European and Japanese MDEpiNet chapters. Since May 2019 he is serving as a founding Co-Editor-In-Chief of ‘BMJ Surgery, Interventions & Health Technologies’ (BMJ-SIT).