Inder Raj S. Makin, MD, PhD
Inder Raj S. Makin, MD, PhD, obtained his doctorate in biomedical engineering from University of Texas at Austin; "Diplom Ingenieur" Bioengineering from Fachhochschule Hamburg, Germany; and bachelor of medicine and bachelor of surgery (MBBS – MD equivalent), from Jiwaji University, India. He is also an accredited medical sonographer .
Dr. Makin's scientific expertise is in bioinstrumentation, the basic and applied research of energy-based medical devices, ultrasound-tissue interaction, and ultrasound wave propagation. He has been involved in numerous projects in academia and private industry to develop research programs and capabilities spanning the spectrum for "benchtop-to-clinic.” He currently is the director of a number of active research projects related to monitoring changes in cardiovascular flow following Osteopathic Manipulative Treatment (OMT) and clinical ultrasound imaging. His projects are collaborative in nature with ATSU faculty as well as researchers from other institutions. Dr. Makin is also an active member of several medical and engineering professional societies, and has presented several invited talks and workshops. He has co-authored over 25 peer-reviewed papers and proceedings, and has 22 issued patents.
Dr. Makin is an associate professor at ATSU-SOMA, where he lectures on clinical imaging, as well as has developed integrated OPP student lessons, combining osteopathic training with real time physiologic monitoring capabilities. He is leading the initiative to incorporate point-of-care diagnostic ultrasound within DO student education, through didactic, active learning and hands-on ultrasound experience. He additionally maintains appointments at ATSU-ASDOH as well as with the research and grants office.