George Pantalos, Ph.D

George Pantalos, Ph.DProfessor, FAIMBE (Fellow of the American Institute of Medical and Biological Engineering)


  • Ph.D. in Physiology, Ohio State University
  • M.S. in Biomedical Engineering, Ohio State University
  • B.S. in Aeronautical and Astronautical Engineering, Ohio State University


Special Interests

Pediatric and adult mechanical circulatory support

Ex vivo lung perfusion

Medical device development

Aerospace physiology and healthcare


Selected Publications

Pantalos, G.M., Abel, D.E., Ravisankar, A., Horrell, T.J., Lind, C., Funk, A., Austin, E.A. III, Mascio, C.E. (2012): “In Vitro Pumping Performance Evaluation of the Ension Pediatric Cardiopulmonary Assist System for Venoarterial and Venovenous ECMO.” Cardiovasc Engr Tech 3(3):250-262

Bartoli CR, Koenig SC, Ionan CE, Gillars KJ, Mitchell ME, Austin EH III, Gray LA Jr, Pantalos GM. (2013) “Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation vs Counterpulsatile, Pulsatile, and Continuous Blood Flow for Pediatric Mechanical Circulatory Support.” Ped Crit Care Med 14(9):e424-e437. 

Sharp MK, Gregg M, Brock G, Nair M, Sahetya S, Austin EH, III,  Mascio CE, Slaughter M, Pantalos GM. (2017): “Comparison of Pediatric and Adult Blood Viscoelasticy,” Cardiovas Engr Tech, 8(2): 182-192. 

Barrow. E.B., Pantalos, G.M., Roussel, T.J. (2020): “Design and Evaluation of a 3D Printed Multifunctional Surgical Device for Ground and Space Based Applications: ACTA Astronautica 75: 118-127. (DOI:10.1016/j.actaastro.2020.05.037) 

Arnold FA,, Grant G, Bressoud PF, Furmanek SP, Chung D, Sbaih N, Karmali D, Cahill M, Pantalos G (2020): "A Comparison Efficacy Study of Commercial Nasopharyngeal Swabs versus a Novel 3D Printed Swab for the Detection of SARS-CoV-2" University of Louisville Journal of Respiratory Infections, 4(1); DOI: 10.18297/jri/vol4/iss1/41