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Leanne West

Chief Engineer of Pediatric Technology | President, International Children’s Advisory Network (iCAN)

Georgia Institute of Technology

Leanne West is a Principal Research Scientist and the Chief Engineer of Pediatric Technologies at the Georgia Institute of Technology, where she acts as innovation catalyst and ecosystem builder for medical devices. She serves as the technical liaison between Georgia Tech and pediatric hospitals around the world. Ms. West works closely with clinicians to understand and identify problems that need a solution to allow them to take better care of their patients. Ms. West is also the first President of the International Children’s Advisory Network (iCAN). Brought to the US in 2014, iCAN fosters greater global understanding about the importance of the pediatric patient and caregiver voice in healthcare, clinical trials, and research. She is a member of the International Society for Pediatric Innovation Executive Team, the PFMD Board, External Technical Advisory Committee for the Pediatric Trials Network, the Multi-Regional Clinical Trials (MRCT) Center of Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Harvard Steering Committee, and the Technology Association of Georgia Digital Health Board. In 2017, she was appointed to the board of the Georgia Technology Authority for the State of Georgia. In 2014, she was named Women in Technology’s Woman of the year in Georgia. She is also a patient herself and is on the Foundation for Sarcoidosis Research Patient Advisory Council and Speaker’s Bureau.