Mechanical Engineering, Southern Methodist University
Ashmi Patel is a first-year medical student in the EnMed program from Dallas, TX. Ashmi has earned a Master’s of Science in Engineering Management with a Specialization in Quality Engineering and Innovation Management and a Bachelor’s of Science in Mechanical Engineering with a Biomedical Specialization from Southern Methodist University, as well as her Engineer-In-Training certification. Prior to joining the EnMed program, Ashmi worked on trend analysis for contributing factors and effects of diabetes and atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease as a Research Clinician in the Gloria L. Vega Lab at UT-Southwestern Medical Center. She has also worked on Neuromechatronics research regarding the development of lower limb exoskeletons using real-time data collection and predictive analysis of the human gait at Southern Methodist University, as well as research and development for a device that tests the integrity of endotracheal tube taping methods in collaboration with the Anesthesiology Department at UT-Southwestern Medical Center. Lastly, she has participated in research on intracellular structural proteins involved in cardiac arrhythmias in the Hund Lab at The Ohio State University.
Ashmi is a professional wedding photographer and a second-degree black belt in Chun Kuk Do karate. She also enjoys exercising, discovering new cuisines, and exploring Houston. She has a passion for TEDx conferences and has organized eight TEDxSMU and TEDxKids@SMU conferences in Dallas since 2014.