San Diego State University Engineering Alumni Lenny Barbod has offered a unique perspective
to Dr. Karen May-Newman’s students. Mr. Barbod has been working at Guidant Corporation/Abbott
Vascular for 23 years as an engineer specializing in catheter and stent design, which
is used in angioplasty techniques. Angioplasty is the procedure used to surgically
repair or unblock a blood vessel, especially in a coronary artery.
Lenny Barbod’s expertise has greatly helped Dr. May-Newman’s course on design of medical
devices, which was recently featured in a publication in Expert reviews of medical
devices. In addition to offering valuable knowledge, Mr. Barbod has also helped advise
students for their senior project on a Stimulated Arterial Model.
The College of Engineering is very thankful for the mentoring and help that Lenny
Barbod has offered. He has given much back to his alumni institution and is a great
example of a graduate from our engineering program here at San Diego State University.