University of Minnesota


Earl E. Bakken
Medical Devices Center

Innovation Fellow

Sanjay Dhwan

Essa Mohamed
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ESSA MOHAMED, PhD (2020-2021)

Essa traveled a lot growing up, however, he was partly raised in San Diego, California and calls Rochester, Minnesota his home. He completed his Bachelor’s degree at St Olaf College and continued his interests in the natural sciences at Mayo Clinic where he recently completed a PhD in Biomedical Sciences. Currently, Essa is at Mayo Clinic on a NIH funded research fellowship in Lung Physiology and Biomedical Engineering studying the relationship between sleep disordered breathing, cardiovascular diseases, and hypertension among Somali and Greek descended patient populations. His interests in medical device development started with his observations of not minimal recruitment of women and racial minorities in clinical trials and medical innovations. His goals and plans is to bring a different lens on equity to the medical device industry which culminated to him receiving the 2020 Bush Fellow Award.


(Last Updated July 2020)

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