Principal Project Engineer I
Plymouth Meeting, Pennsylvania
Amanda Sivek, PhD is a Senior Project Engineer in the Health Device group at ECRI Institute. Since joining ECRI in August 2015, she has worked mainly on topics relevant to the field of infection prevention and control, including the completion of laboratory evaluations of disinfection caps for needlefree intravenous connectors, countertop ultraviolet disinfection systems for mobile devices, hand hygiene compliance monitoring systems, and hand hygiene observation apps.
Dr. Sivek completed her PhD in Bioengineering in April 2015 and is an expert in in vitro and in vivo use of ventricular-assist devices (VADs) – LVADs, RVADs and BiVADs; hemodynamics; and flow-induced blood damage including thrombosis, hemolysis and sub-lethal red blood cell damage. During her graduate studies, Dr. Sivek also worked as an Artificial Heart Biomedical Engineer at UPMC Presbyterian and Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh assisting in the care of adult and pediatric patients implanted with VADs.
Wednesday, June 12
4:30 PM – 5:00 PM