Our Team

Tiffany Wilson Karp

Executive Director

Tiffany Wilson Karp has spent over 12 years bringing innovative medical technology from benchtop to bedside. She joined the Global Center for Medical Innovation (GCMI) to help establish the organization during its startup phase, directing business development activities, building strategic relationships and bringing together core members of the medical device ecosystem. She works with universities, clinicians, industry, investors and startups focused on innovation, patient care and economic growth. She currently leads all strategic direction and day-to-day operations of the Center.

Patrick Strane

Project Engineer

Patrick Strane is a biomedical engineer at who manages engineering & build work at GCMI. He is a 2013 graduate of the Wallace H. Coulter Department of Biomedical Engineering program at Georgia Tech and Emory University. He was heavily involved with the BME Guild, which involved training new students to use the machines in the shop, setting up new machines and learning new machine tools to instruct others on their use. Strane brings a unique combination of mechanical and biomedical engineering experience, preclinical research and machine shop knowledge to the GCMI team.

Dershika Patel

QUality Engineer

Dersi Patel is a biomedical engineering graduate from Georgia Tech. She manages the day-to-day activities of the GCMI Apprentice Program and focuses on QMS organization, design sessions, business development and client communications.

Mark McJunkin

Director, Design

McJunkin brings over 20 years of concept development, design, CNC manufacturing and rapid prototyping capabilities to GCMI. Prior to joining the GCMI team, McJunkin was an instructor in the School of Biomedical Engineering (BME) at Georgia Institute of Technology to build patterns of applied knowledge in learning design communication conventions and computer aided design to undergraduate engineering students. In addition, he managed the BME machine shop to demonstrate a "clean shop" mentality and founded the BME Guild mentor program that encourages self reliance, safety and curiosity in the minds of young innovators.

Mike beasley

biomedical engineer

Mike Beasley is a biomedical engineer, new to Atlanta after seven years of working for medical device companies in Boston, Massachusetts.  He brings a data-driven and process-oriented approach to engineering, specializing in systems integration of hardware and software designs, optimized for FDA regulated manufacturing.  Mike earned a BS in Biomedical Engineering, with a Concentration in Instrumentation and Medical Imaging, from Worcester Polytechnic Institute.