Marwan Sati
IBM Master Inventor, Development Executive, Watson Health Imaging, IBM

Specializing in medical imaging since 1992, Marwan Sati Ph.D., P.Eng., STSM has created, designed and developed dozens of ground breaking medical imaging products across all major medical imaging specialties that have had international impact throughout his 26 year career. At Merge Healthcare (now IBM) he developed hospital enterprise imaging systems for radiology, orthopedics, oncology, cardiology and eye care used today in thousands of hospitals on hundreds of thousands of patients worldwide. His clinical specialty products were awarded 10 Best in KLAS awards.

Marwan is currently leading commercial developments of medical imaging AI solutions for IBM Watson’s Health Imaging division. These AI developments include women’s breast imaging screening and liver cancer detection and staging. Throughout his career Marwan has continuously innovated and patented inventions for which he was awarded the prestigious “IBM Senior Technical Staff Member” (STSM) title in 2017 and “IBM Master Inventor” title in 2018. 

Prior to IBM and Merge Healthcare Marwan achieved world renown and multiple international research awards as a founder of image guided orthopedic surgery. He created the first computer assisted knee ligament replacement surgery systems resulting in 2 spin- offs sold to large orthopedic manufacturers. Marwan has extensive international experience heading a research lab in Switzerland for 5 years where he expanded his work to imaging guided total hip and knee prosthetic replacement. He then joined Cedara Software developing many business-to-business products and technologies sold through dozens of international medical imaging and equipment OEM companies such as GE, Toshiba, Medtronic, Stryker etc. for image- guided surgery and enterprise imaging solutions.