Professor Savannah Partridge inducted into the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering

Dr. Savannah Partridge (center) holds a certificate while flanked by two other people. Dr. Partridge wears a black suit and lanyard and smiles broadly. The acronym AIMBE is printed on a sign behind her.

The American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering (AIMBE) has announced the induction of Savannah C. Partridge, Ph.D., professor in the University of Washington Department of Radiology, to its College of Fellows.

Election to the AIMBE College of Fellows is among the highest professional distinctions accorded to medical and biological engineers, comprised of the top two percent of engineers in these fields. College membership honors those who have made outstanding contributions to, “engineering and medicine research, practice, or education” and to, “the pioneering of new and developing fields of technology, making major advancements in traditional fields of medical and biological engineering or developing/implementing innovative approaches to bioengineering education.”

Professor Partridge was nominated, reviewed, and elected by peers and members of the College of Fellows, “for outstanding and high-impact contributions advancing the development and application of novel approaches in magnetic resonance imaging of breast cancer.”

A formal induction ceremony was held during the AIMBE Annual Event at the Renaissance Arlington Capital View Hotel in Arlington, Virginia, on March 25, 2024. Professor Partridge was inducted along with 162 colleagues who make up the AIMBE College of Fellows Class of 2024. 

While most AIMBE Fellows hail from the United States, the College of Fellows has inducted Fellows representing more than 30 countries. AIMBE Fellows are employed in academia, industry, clinical practice, and government.

AIMBE Fellows are among the most distinguished medical and biological engineers including three Nobel Prize laureates and 22 Presidential Medal of Science and/or Technology and Innovation awardees. Additionally, 214 Fellows have been inducted to the National Academy of Engineering, 117 inducted to the National Academy of Medicine, and 48 inducted to the National Academy of Sciences.


AIMBE is the authoritative voice and advocate for the value of medical and biological engineering to society. AIMBE’s mission is to recognize excellence, advance public understanding, and accelerate medical and biological innovation. No other organization brings together academic, industry, government, and scientific societies to form a highly influential community advancing medical and biological engineering. AIMBE’s mission drives advocacy initiatives into action on Capitol Hill and beyond.

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