Amy Alexander

Amy Alexander

Senior Biomedical Engineer, Radiology, Anatomic Modeling Laboratory at Mayo Clinic

Amy Alexander is the Senior Biomedical Engineer in the Mayo Clinic Department of Radiology's Anatomic Modeling Lab in Rochester, Minn. In her role, she uses advanced medical software to convert 2D radiological imaging data into 3D printed models. Her main focus is working directly with surgical teams to digitally plan a patient's boney reconstructive surgery, and then design and print surgical cutting guides precisely aligned to that individual's case. These life-size, patient-specific models and guides help surgeons from all specialties within the hospital prepare for and perform complex procedures. Additionally, the 3D models form a communication bridge for patients regarding their personal surgical plan. As an active member of the Radiological Society of North America's 3D Printing in Medicine Special Interest Group (RSNA 3D SIG), Amy chairs the Engineering Education subcommittee. Within the Society of Manufacturing Engineers (SME) Medical 3D Printing Workgroup, she is chair for the Education of Engineers and Technologists/Technicians committee. Amy is also a member of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) Medical 3D/AM workgroup.

Since 2015, Amy has trained under distinguished Mayo Clinic Radiologists and emeritus Chairs of the RSNA 3D SIG, Dr. Jane Matsumoto and Dr. Jonathan Morris. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Biomedical Engineering and a Master of Science in Engineering Management from the Milwaukee School of Engineering (MSOE). She holds a certificate in Additive Manufacturing for Innovative Design and Production through the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and a certificate in Additive Manufacturing Technologies through SME. In 2019, she was recognized as one of 14 international recipients of the SME Outstanding Young Manufacturing Engineer (OYME) award. Amy also enjoys all opportunities to teach anatomic modeling to students at the graduate, undergraduate, and high school levels, and speaking with anyone interested in the intersection of STEM, medicine, and the arts.