Terumo Fellows

"Terumo Fellows" drive innovation through outstanding expertise

In April 2016, Terumo created the "Terumo Fellow" Program to recognize and appoint as "Terumo Fellows" associates with expertise and experience in their fields, and who have made outstanding contributions leading to innovation in medical settings around the world, and in technology, research, and clinical development.

Terumo Fellows will continue to drive research and development in their fields, both by personally innovating and by advising the young engineers who will sustain Terumo Group growth into the future.

To date, six Terumo Fellows have been appointed, with four still actively working as of April 2020.

Terumo Fellow achievements

  • Hiroyuki Yagami
    Cardiac and Vascular Company TIS Business

    Developed the first intravascular coronary ultrasound diagnosis device produced in Japan Developed sensors, catheters, and materials for use with intravascular coronary ultrasound diagnosis

  • Dennis Hlavinka
    Terumo BCT, Inc.

    Developed a centrifugal method for the removal of contaminant leukocytes from platelets as they are being harvested for transfusion

  • Gregory M. Cruise Ph.D.
    MicroVention, Inc.

    Specializing in polymer technology, developed coils used for aneurysm treatment and embolization beads for liver cancer treatment.

  • Fien Aerts
    Terumo Europe N.V.

    Contributed to building the foundation of quality control and regulatory affairs. Used deep understanding of global medical device regulations to lead the drug-eluting stent project to regulatory certification.