Pediatric Technology Center

The Pediatric Technology Center (PTC) brings clinical experts together with Georgia Tech scientists and engineers to develop technological solutions to problems in the health and care of children. The PTC provides extraordinary opportunities for interdisciplinary collaboration in pediatrics, creating breakthrough discoveries that often can only be found at the intersection of multiple disciplines. These collaborations also allow us to bring discoveries to the clinic and the bedside, thereby enhancing the lives of children and young adults.

From the clinical bedside to the home environment, implantable device to surgical robot, the way we practice and provide healthcare is changing. In general, the medicines or medical devices invented for adults cannot be effectively applied to children – kids have different bodies, biochemistries, and medical needs. Doctors are forced to adapt many devices, tools, and medicines originally created for the adult population to work, sometimes imperfectly, for kids. The PTC is changing that – putting the pediatric patient first.

Below is more information about our areas of expertise, our leadership team, and an upcoming events calendar. To learn more about some of the previously- or currently-funded research, click on your area of interest. If you would like to learn more about ways to engage Georgia Tech in one of these or other research categories, click here.

  • Dr. M.G. Finn

    Chief Scientific Officer, Pediatric Technology Center

  • Dr. Kevin Maher

    Medical Director, Pediatric Technology Center

  • Sherry Farrugia

    Chief Operating and Strategy Officer, Pediatric Technology Center

  • Leanne West

    Chief Innovation Officer, Pediatric Technology Center

  • Sheri Russell

    Program and Operations Manager, Pediatric Technology Center

  • Erin Kirshtein

    Research Projects and Grants Manager, Pediatric Technology Center

  • Christopher Jackson

    Executive Assistant, Pediatric Technology Center


  • Imlay Innovation Fund

    The Imlay Innovation Fund is intended solely to support collaborative activities and pediatric innovation and discovery efforts between Georgia Tech and Children’s, focusing on practical steps that will lead to clinical impact as well as potential commercial opportunities.

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  • Health Analytics Council (HAC)

    The Pediatric Technology Center, in conjunction with the Health Analytics Council (HAC), announces the inaugural call for proposals from the HAC.

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Upcoming Events

3D Printing & Materials Workshop

Join us for a half-day session to bring awareness to 3D printing and materials at GT for use in healthcare applications. Faculty and students interested in these fields are encouraged to attend.

Refreshments will be served!

HIMSS18 Conference & Exhibition

The 2018 HIMSS Annual Conference & Exhibition, March 5–9, 2018 in Las Vegas, brings together 45,000+ professionals from around the world for five days of education, innovation and collaboration to help uncover the promise of health information and technology.

SXSW: Impact Pediatric Health Pitch Competition

2018 SXSW Accelerator Pitch Event will feature 50 Interactive technology companies from 10 different categories. These companies will dazzle a live audience with their company pitch and Q&A with our panel of judges.