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200 Lothrop Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15261



Timothy Bachman, PhD

Biomedical Engineer / Biomedical Database Consultant
Small Animal Hemodynamic Core


Tim received his BS in Bioengineering in 2004 from the University of Pittsburgh. He then continued on as a graduate student under the supervision of Dr. James F. Antaki and earned his MS in Bioengineering in 2008. While performing his graduate work he joined the Artificial Heart Program at UPMC in 2005 where he was responsible for technical and clinical care of patients who have received ventricular assist devices and other forms of mechanical circulatory support.  In 2006, Tim also joined the Echo Lab in the University of Pittsburgh’s Cardiovascular Institute, where he performed clinical research using non-invasive techniques to assess left ventricular recovery in patients with ventricular assist devices.
Tim joined the Vascular Medicine Institute in 2009, applying his engineering expertise to studies focusing on right ventricular function and pulmonary hypertension. Tim’s background gives him the ability to provide solutions to the vast array of technical challenges found in the realm of translational research.  These solutions include:

  • Development and implementation of protocols for engineering intensive clinical studies
  • Facilitation of real-time data acquisition at the bench-top or bedside for prospective hemodynamic studies
  • Digitization of archived graphical data for retrospective studies 
  • Streamlining post-processing of acquired data
  • Automation of data analysis and report generation