Dr Rajshree Hillstrom has 20+ years of experience in Biomedical Engineering research and innovation. She is co-inventor of two medical devices, filed for patent, co-authored 30+ peer-reviewed scientific papers, 8 book /encyclopedia chapters, 110+ conference abstracts in Biomedical Engineering, neurology and musculoskeletal studies. She has given 60+ presentations in Biomedical Engineering worldwide, including keynotes and a TEDx talk. Rajshree Received 12 international awards and honors, including innovations, best scientific papers, best presentations and top contribution in Bioinformatics and Systems Biology.
Following her Bachelor's and a Master's degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Mauritius, Rajshree worked for 4 years as a Mechanical Engineer, Consultant and Sales Engineer and won multiple engineering contracts, including one with the highest annual revenue.
Rajshree received a PhD scholarship from the Chelmsford Medical Education and Research Trust, UK, in collaboration with Anglia Ruskin University (ARU), Mid-Essex Hospitals Trust and Queen Mary University of London to investigate how surgical fixation techniques can improve long-term fixation of total hip replacements. She progressed from Research Fellow to Assistant and Associate Professor at ARU, forging strategic research partnerships with scientists and clinicians internationally to advance science.
After obtaining her MBA from Lord Ashcroft Business School, ARU, Rajshree directed the Medical Engineering Research Group, and led the development of three market-led state-of-the-art laboratories to advance scientific progress. This includes an in vivo movement analysis laboratory, an in vitro biomechanical / biomaterials testing and joint simulation laboratory, and an in silico computational simulation and predictive modeling laboratory. She also developed and led an MS Engineering Management program, a BS Medical Engineering program, and 24 courses in Engineering Management and Biomedical Engineering.
Rajshree led 40+ research and consulting projects, from conception to to completion, in collaboration with hospitals, healthcare companies and universities, including Mid-Essex Hospitals Trust, Hospital for Special Surgery, Springfield Hospital, Southend University Hospital, Rinjland Hospital, Tel Aviv Hospital, DePuy International, Moximed, Inc., Heraeus Medical, Kirton Healthcare, Columbia, New York, Brno, Mascara, Boston and Harvard Universities. Projects range from developing and improving medical devices and healthcare products to movement analysis and developing and validating computational simulation models (finite element analyses) to predict improved surgical fixation techniques and implant designs.
Rajshree joined New York University (NYU) as an Industry Professor of Biomedical Engineering, where she developed and delivered graduate courses in Applied Math ad Biostatistics, Biomechanics, Biomaterials, Rehabilitation and finite element modeling. She obtained several nominations for 'Student Leader' and 'Made a Difference' awards at both NYU and ARU.
To respond to the emerging demand in digital healthcare, Rajshree enrolled on a Postgraduate Diploma program in Applied Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence with Columbia University, achieving high distinctions in the courses. She is integrating Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence in her projects to increase the efficiency and effectiveness of predictive modeling and help with decision making. Projects range from improving marketing strategy to treatment strategy.