PROFESSIONAL INTERESTS: Medical Device Design, Medical Device System Safety and Human Factors, Clinical Engineering
EDUCATION: Sc.D., Engineering Mechanics, Columbia University, 1970 M.S., Engineering Mechanics, Columbia University, 1966 B.S.M.E., Mechanical Engineering, TheCooper Union, 1965
EXPERIENCE: Educational Professor, Texas A&M University, 1983- Interim Head, Department of BiomedicalEngineering, TAMU, 2002-2004 Professor& Chair, Biomedical Engineering Program, TAMU, 1983-, 1996-2002 Associate Professor, Texas A&MUniversity, 1977‑1983 Assistant Professor, Texas A&M University, 1972‑1977 Research Associate, Massachusetts Institute ofTechnology, 1969‑1972
Selected Short Courses Taught “Introduction to ISO 14871”, portion of theFDA Medical Device Industry Coalition Risk Management Educational Forum, Dallas, 2010. “Medical Devices 101”, FDA Medical Device IndustryCoalition, Austin, Houston, 2009;Dallas, 2006 & 2007. “Introductionto Risk Management”, FDA Medical Device Industry Coalition, Dallas, TX, 2006
PROFESSIONAL LICENSES: Registered Professional Engineer, Texas #34711
HONORS AND AWARDS (2005-) Fellow, Biomedical Engineering Society,2005 Charles C. Crawford Service Award, Look Collegeof Engineering, 2005 ASTM Meritorious Service Award, 2005 ACCELifetime Achievement Award, 2009 Teaching Excellence Award, Texas A&MUniversity, 2009, 2010
SOCIETY MEMBERSHIPS American Society of Testing and Materials American College of ClinicalEngineering Association for the Advancement of MedicalInstrumentation Biomedical Engineering Society (Fellow)
SELECTED BOOKS “HumanFactors: Environment”, WA Hyman and V Wangler, chapter 83 in ClinicalEngineering Handbook, Ed. D Dyro, Elsevier Academic Press, 2004. “Medical Device Design and Modification”, WAHyman, In: Encyclopedia of Biomedical Engineering (Ed. M Akay, ed), John Wiley, 2006. “Use Errors: The Benefits and Challenges ofIn-service Education”, WA Hyman, In: A Practicum for Biomedical Engineering & TechnologyManagement Issues (Ed. LR Atles), Kendall/Hunt Publishers, 2008. “Wireless in the Healthcare IT Environment:Course Book”, R O’Donnell, J Rizzo, L Cordesco, J Komp, W Hyman & M Lively, General Electric,2009.
RECENT SELECTED PUBLICATIONS
1. Device Recalls and the Recalling Company’s Web Site, Biomedical Instrumentation & Technology, 45(5), 412-15, 2011. 2. Medical Device Data Systems, Food and Drug Administration, and Hospital-Built or Modified Systems, Journal of Clinical Engineering, 36, 136-9, 2011. 3. Applying Risk Strategies to Implantable Devices, B Narvaez and WA Hyman, Medical Device & Diagnostic Industry, 33, 34-39, March, 2011. 4. The Medicines and Healthcare Products Agency’s One Liners and Clinical Engineering, WA Hyman, Journal of Clinical Engineering, 36, 21-24, 2011. 5.Analysis, Evaluation and Control – ISO 14971 in Healthcare, B Narvaez and WA Hyman, Patient Safety and Quality Healthcare, 34-36, September/October, 2010. 6.Study Examines FDA Warning Letters about Medical Devices from 2009, H Yang & WA Hyman, BI&T, 44, 336- 338, 2010. 7. Risk Analysis: Beyond Probability and Severity, Medical Devices & Diagnostic Industry, N Youseff & WA Hyman, 32, 28-34, 2010. 8. An Analysis of Software Related Recalls of Medical Devices, H Yang and WA Hyman, Journal of Clinical Engineering, 35, 153- 156, 2010. 9. Device to Device Communications: Who Defines the Conversation?, WA Hyman, Journal of Clinical Engineering, 35, 127- 131, 2010. 10. Risk Compensation – Can Improved Safety Degrade Performances?, B Narvaez and WA Hyman, Journal of Clinical Engineering, 35, 157-161, 2010. 11. Human Factors: Should Your Medical Devices Require Intensive Care, WA Hyman, Critical Care Nursing Clinics of North America, 22, 233-241, 2010. 12. The Medical Information Technology Network, Clinical Engineering, and IEC 80001, H Yang and WA Hyman, Journal of Clinical Engineering, 25, 81-85, 2010 13. Dangerous Bed Rails Live On, WA Hyman, Patient Safety & Quality Health Care, April, 2010, http://www.psqh.com/online-articles/461-dangerous-bed-rails-live-on.html 14. When Medical Devices Talk to Each Other: The Promise and Challenges of Interoperability, W Hyman, AAMI/IT Horizons 2010, 28-31, November/December, 2009. 15. Analysis of Risk: Are Current Methods Theoretically Sound?, NF Youssef and WA Hyman, Medical Device & Diagnostic Industry, 31(10), 38-46, 2009. On line at http://www.devicelink.com/mddi/archive/09/10/006.html. 16.A Medical Device Complexity Model, N Youssef and W Hyman, Journal of Clinical Engineering, 34, 94-98, 2009.
RECENTSELECTED PRESENTATIONS “Impact ofProposed FDA Rule on Medical Device Data Systems”, Invited, Association for theAdvancement of MedicalInstrumentation, Tampa, June, 2010; and Invited Keynote, Medical DeviceConnectivity Conference & Exhibition,Boston, September, 2009. “The FDA,Medical Devices, and Medical Practice”, Texas Scottish Rite Hospital forChildren, Dallas, August, 2009.