Leanne West is the Pediatric Innovation Catalyst at the Global Center for Medical Innovation and Chief Engineer of Pediatric Technology at Georgia Tech, where she serves as the technical liaison between Georgia Tech and children’s hospitals to identify unmet clinical needs and provide solutions. West brought one of her patented inventions to market and licensed the another to industry. She is President of the International Children’s Advisory Network, a non-profit that promotes the importance of the pediatric patient experience in medical research and development. iCAN is a partner in both the FDA CDRH Patient and Caregiver Connection and Total Product Life Cycle Advisory Program. She is a member of the International Society for Pediatric Innovation executive team, Patient Focused Medicines Development Board, the steering committees for the Pediatric Trial Network and the Multi-Regional Clinical Trials Center of Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Harvard, a member of the Medical Device Innovation Consortium Patient Preference Information committee, the Technology Association of Georgia Digital Health Board, and the Georgia Technology Authority Board. She was Women in Technology’s 2014 Woman of the Year. She is also a patient herself with two rare diseases and is on the Foundation for Sarcoidosis Research Patient Advisory Council.   

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