Kevin Cleary, PhD, Associate Director for Engineering, Sheikh Zayed Institute for Pediatric Device Innovation, Children’s National Hospital, Washington, DC, USA. Kevin Cleary PhD is the Scientific Lead of the Sheikh Zayed Institute for Pediatric Surgical Innovation in Washington DC.

He leads a team of engineers and scientists working with their clinical colleagues to develop biomedical devices for pediatric care. He is internationally recognized for his research in medical robotics and image-guided navigation. Previously he was at Georgetown University Medical Center in the Imaging Science and Information Systems Center, where he developed systems for minimally invasive procedures. He received his BS and MS degrees from Duke University and a PhD from the University of Texas at Austin, all in mechanical engineering. He was also an NSF-sponsored postdoctoral scientist in Japan.