Leanne West is the Chief Engineer of Pediatric Technology at Georgia Tech, where she serves as the technical liaison between Georgia Tech and children’s hospitals to identify unmet clinical needs and provide solutions. She is also President of the International Children’s Advisory Network (iCAN), a non-profit that promotes the importance of the pediatric patient experience and input in medical research and development. iCAN is a partner in the FDA CDRH Patient and Caregiver Connection and the Total Product Life Cycle Advisory Program.

She is a member of the International Society for Pediatric Innovation Executive Team, Patient Focused Medicines Development Board, the steering committees for the Pediatric Trial Network (PTN) and Multi-Regional Clinical Trials (MRCT) Center of Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Harvard (MRCT), a member of the Medical Device Innovation Consortium (MDIC) Patient Preference Information committee, the MDIC National Evaluation System for health Technology Coordinating Center (NESTcc) governing committee, the Technology Association of Georgia Digital Health Board, and the Georgia Technology Authority Board. In 2014, she was named Women in Technology’s Woman of the Year.