Our Featured Alum
Henry A. “Hank” Frissora, MD, FACS, is a 1979 graduate with an Interdisciplinary Engineering degree in biomedical engineering. Frissora describes himself as one of the last General and Vascular surgeons, currently working at Beverly Hospital, a member of Lahey Health. Why Purdue? “Purdue stood out as having a great engineering reputation and a new program in interdisciplinary engineering that would allow me to create a major around my interest in biomedical engineering." Tapping further into his biomedical engineering background, Frissora is designing new medical products, including a surgical mesh adaptation for laparoscopic repairs of abdominal hernias. He also has developed and adapted several surgical techniques relying on engineering-based principals. After the eye-opening experience of leading a medical team in running a hospital in post-earthquake Haiti, Frissora plans to shift his career towards further global outreach missions.
Dr. Frissora is our 2015 Outstanding Alumni Award winner.