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Inder Raj S. Makin, MD, PhD

Associate Professor

Phone Number: 480.265.8056


Dr. Makin is an Associate Professor at ATSU-SOMA since July 2012. He has additional appointments at ASDOH as well as with the Research and Grants Office. Dr. Makin 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 (RDMS).

At ATSU-SOMA, he offers lectures in clinical imaging to DO students, as well as has developed integrated OPP student lessons, combining osteopathic training with real time physiologic monitoring capabilities. He has 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'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."

Prior to his appointment at ATSU, Dr. Makin was VP of Clinical and Application Development, at Ulthera, Inc. and Guided Therapy Systems, LLC, two AZ-based medical device companies he co-founded; Principal Scientist, Johnson and Johnson; Research Scientist, University of Washington, Applied Physics Laboratory, and Post-doctoral Fellow at Swarthmore College.

Dr. Makin is 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.