Dennis Trumble uses multiscale computational models of the beating heart to develop implantable devices for cardiac assist purposes. His work to produce a unique muscle-powered heart assist device for long-term use stands to be a major advancement in the treatment of congestive heart failure.
Professor Trumble holds appointments in Biomedical Engineering and the Center for the Neural Basis of Cognition. His book, The Way of Science, was named AAAS/SB&F Best Book of 2014 in the category of Ethics. He is a recipient of the Idea Foundry Transformation Fellowship and DMDC Top Presentation Award. Dr. Trumble’s research has been supported by the NIH, Pittsburgh Foundation, Innovation Works, Whitaker Foundation, and Allegheny-Singer Research Institute. His work on muscle-powered implants has been featured in Science Magazine, Scientific American, Popular Science, Men’s Health, Herald-Citizen, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette and the Business Times.