Sang-Eun "Sam" Song
Sam Song is an associate professor with the UCF Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering. Prior to joining UCF, he served as a research associate for the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences at Harvard's Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering, and as an instructor for the Harvard Medical School. Song was also a research scientist for the Johns Hopkins Laboratory for Computational Sensing and Robotics, and for Western Pennsylvania Hospital's Institute for Computer Assisted Orthopedic Surgery.
- Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of British Columbia, 2006
- Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering, Imperial College London, 2005
- M.Sc. in Mechanical Systems Engineering, University of Liverpool, 2000
- B.Sc. in Mechanical Engineering, University of Ulsan, 1995
- Image-guided intervention
- Robotic orthopedic surgery
- Nonrigid assistive robots
- Surgical and healthcare devices
- Medical expertise pooling
The current clinical applications of his research include MRI-guided targeted cancer biopsy and focal therapy, minimally invasive joint replacement and transplantation surgery, soft robotic medical devices, and telemedical support for prolonged field care and telehealth.
Roche ET, Horvath MA, Wamala I, Alazmani A, Song SE, Whyte W, Machaidze Z, Payne CJ, Weaver JC, Fishbein G, Kuebler J, Vasilyev NV, Mooney DJ, Pigula FA, & Walsh CJ. Soft robotic sleeve supports heart function. Sci Transl Med. 2017;9(373). PMID: 28100834.
Hata N, Song S-E, Olubiyi O, Arimitsu Y, Fujimoto K, Kato T, Tuncali K, Tani S, & Tokuda J. Body-mounted robotic instrument guide for image-guided cryotherapy of renal cancer. Medical Physics. 2016;43(2):843-853.
Kato T, Okumura I, Song SE, Golby AJ, & Hata N. Tendon-Driven Continuum Robot for Endoscopic Surgery: Preclinical Development and Validation of a Tension Propagation Model. IEEE ASME Trans Mechatron. 2015;20(5):2252-2263. PMID: 26380544. PMCID: PMC4569018.
Yoshimitsu K, Kato T, Song SE, & Hata N. A novel four-wire-driven robotic catheter for radio-frequency ablation treatment. Int J Comput Assist Radiol Surg. 2014;9(5):867-874. PMID: 24510205. PMCID: PMC4209906.
Tilak G, Tuncali K, Song SE, Tokuda J, Olubiyi O, Fennessy F, Fedorov A, Penzkofer T, Tempany C, & Hata N. 3T MR-guided in-bore transperineal prostate biopsy: A comparison of robotic and manual needle-guidance templates. J Magn Reson Imaging. 2015;42(1):63-71. PMID: 25263213. PMCID: PMC4376663.
Penzkofer T, Tuncali K, Fedorov A, Song SE, Tokuda J, Fennessy FM, Vangel MG, Kibel AS, Mulkern RV, Wells WM, Hata N, & Tempany CM. Transperineal in-bore 3-T MR imaging-guided prostate biopsy: a prospective clinical observational study. Radiology. 2015;274(1):170-180. PMID: 25222067. PMCID: PMC4334270.
Song SE, Hata N, Iordachita I, Fichtinger G, Tempany C, & Tokuda J. A workspace-orientated needle-guiding robot for 3T MRI-guided transperineal prostate intervention: evaluation of in-bore workspace and MRI compatibility. Int J Med Robot. 2013;9(1):67-74. PMID: 22492680. PMCID: PMC3674858.
Song SE, Tokuda J, Tuncali K, Tempany CM, Zhang E, & Hata N. Development and preliminary evaluation of a motorized needle guide template for MRI-guided targeted prostate biopsy. IEEE Trans Biomed Eng. 2013;60(11):3019-3027. PMID: 23335658. PMCID: PMC3778164.
- Biomedical Engineering Society member
- American Society of Mechanical Engineers member
- Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers member