Steven C. Koenig

Cardiac Implant Science

School of Medicine and Speed School of Engineering

Steven C. Koenig, Ph.D., professor in the departments of bioengineering and cardiothoracic surgery, joined the UofL faculty in 1996. Dr. Koenig was named a University Scholar in 2009 and received the Distinguished Faculty Award in Research for Basic and Applied Sciences in 2014.

Dr. Koenig’s research interests include biomedical engineering with broad focus on understanding the physiologic benefits of mechanical circulatory support (MCS) devices on the heart and vasculature for the treatment of heart failure. Along with Mark Slaugher, M.D., he developed the Advanced Heart Failure Research Program at the Cardiovascular Innovation Institute that conducts clinical, engineering and scientific research and development of new diagnostics and therapeutics for advanced heart failure.

After earning both his undergraduate degree and masters of science in electrical engineering from the University of New Hampshire in Durham, Dr. Koenig completed his doctoral work in biomedical engineering at the University of Texas in Austin.

Since joining the Uof L faculty, Dr. Koenig has published more than 100 articles and received more than $25 million in research funding from the NIH-SBIR, KSTC, and numerous foundations and industry sponsors. His efforts in both pre-clinical testing and clinical trials have led to successful CE Mark and FDA approval of many MCS devices in clinical use today. He holds 11 patents and disclosures.

Dr. Koenig serves on the Board of Trustees for the American Society of Artificial Internal Organs and the College of Fellows of the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering.