MeDical Device R&D Scientist | Patent Agent | Biomedical engineer


Tamara C. Baynham, Ph.D.
Follow your passions and you will never "work" another day. I am passionate about developing new technologies focused on improving health and healthcare delivery.
Tamara C. Baynham, Ph.D. is a Medical Device Research Scientist/Engineer focused on front-end innovation (from idea generation to product development). Extensive medical device industry experience in intellectual property development with 40 US patents granted, preclinical and clinical study development and field clinical support of significant risk IDE and post-market clinical trials.Contact me at :

Career Timeline

  1. -
    Director, Clinical Research, EBT Medical, Inc
  2. -
    Founder and Principal Consultant, Ingenuity Medical Device Research

    Provides scientific and technical services in the following specialties: electrical stimulation, neuromodulation, mobile health and rehabilitation therapies.
    - Medical writing service: development of abstracts, posters, oral presentations, manuscripts, etc
    - Clinical study development: clinical feasibility study strategy (go/no-go decisions, study design, etc)
    - Pre-clinical study development: pre-clinical feasibility strategy (go/no-go decisions, design, analysis)
    - Intellectual property development: ideation session facilitation, IP development
    - Technical assessments: evaluation of clinical and pre-clinical evidence, IP evaluation

  3. -
    Sr. Field Clinical Engineer, , Nevro Corp
  4. -
    Fellow, Research Scientist, Boston Scientific

    Provided scientific leadership for pain management pre-market and post-market clinical programs

    - Developed abstracts, poster and oral presentations for scientific meetings

    - Developed and reviewed clinical protocols, clinical study reports and FDA submission documents

    - Developed and delivered protocol training for Investigators, clinical staff, and internal clinical

    - Developed patents for protection of innovative neuromodulation therapies (2 US patent applications filed)

  5. -
    Staff Scientist, Ethicon Endo-Surgery

    Provided scientific and technical leadership for non-invasive neuromodulation platform including overactive bladder, pain, obesity, and metabolic disease applications

    - Initiated and develops patents for protection of innovative neuromodulation therapies
    (3 published US applications, 2 filed applications)

    - Developed and implemented device training program in support of clinical evaluation of the Verv
    Patient-Managed Neuromodulation System

    - Evaluated feasibility of new therapies by leading the design and conduct of preclinical and clinical
    research studies

  6. -
    Sr. Scientist, Johnson & Johnson Internal Ventures, Selective Nerve Stimulation

    Preclinical and clinical research and development of innovative neuromodulation therapies.

  7. -
    PhD, Biomedical Engineering, University of Alabama at Birmingham

    Study of the effect of cardiac tissue structure on electrical shock-induced arrhythmias.

  8. -
    MS, Biomedical Engineering, University of Alabama at Birmingham

    Study of the effect of cardiac tissue structure on impedance using epicardial mapping and finite element analysis.

  9. -
    BE, Biomedical and Electrical Engineering, Vanderbilt University

Questions & Answers

Why did you choose your profession?
I originally planned to go to medical school. After enrolling at Vanderbilt in the Biomedical Engineering program, I fell in love with BME! The enthusiasm that the faculty exhibited fueled my desire to pursue Biomedical Engineering as a career. I knew I wanted a career that focused on improving people's health and quality of life. As biomedical engineers our goal is to do just that!
How do you stay current?
I am an avid reader and believer in lifelong learning. I follow medical device industry news, I am active on LinkedIn and I attend Meetup groups regularly. Additionally, I have completed courses on Coursera. I just completed a class on Gamification that I hope to integrate in future projects. I participate in professional societies such as BMES (Biomedical Engineering Society) and NANS (North American Neuromodulation Society).
Who are your main influences?
My parents were very integral in providing me with a foundation of service to others. My father was a minister and he and my mother were excellent role models. That foundation is what fueled my interest in helping others through my professional pursuits and community service.

Education Highlights

  • PhD, Biomedical Engineering
    University of Alabama at Birmingham
  • MS, Biomedical Engineering
    University of Alabama at Birmingham
  • BE, Biomedical and Electrical Engineering
    Vanderbilt University
  • Registered Patent Agent, #70245


  • President, Association of Vanderbilt Black Alumni, 2016-2018
  • Board Member, 2015 - 2018
    Vanderbilt university Alumni Association Board
  • Volunteer Program Evaluator, BMES
  • Board of Visitors Member, 2017-2020
    Vanderbilt University School of engineering
  • Reviewer, 2017
    NIH-SBIR Commercialization Readiness Pilot Program
  • Reviewer, 2018-2020
    NIH-SBIR, Neurological Devices Panel


  • STEM Mentor
    Volunteer speaker to high school and college students; Participant in STEM programming