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ACCE Educational Webinar, session#10: Climbing the Clinical Engineering Career Ladder - Value of certifications and keys to gain management experience
Tim Zakutney and Izabella Gieras will speak about their career progression to more senior positions in their organizations. They will provide guidance and suggestions on how you too can move up the career ladder; whether you’re a Clinical Engineer or a Biomed Tech. Join us to get some insights into key turning points and opportunities from these individuals that enabled them to reach their career goals.


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Timothy Zakutney, MHSc, PEng, CCE, FCMBES
Chief Information and Technology Officer @University of Ottawa Heart Institute
Timothy Zakutney is a Professional Engineer with a specialty in Systems Design from the University of Waterloo along with a Masters in Heath Science in Clinical Engineering from the University of Toronto. With over 20 years’ experience in providing leadership and guidance surrounding medical and biomedical technology issues for healthcare, his portfolio of responsibilities include Information Technology, Cardiac Imaging, Biomedical Engineering, Radiation Safety, and Radiochemistry. Timothy oversees the synergies between Digital Health and Advanced Cardiac Technologies Management for both the University of Ottawa Heart Institute and Ottawa Heart Institute Research Corporation to achieve outstanding patient care, cardiovascular research, and education. Timothy is an internationally Certified Clinical Engineer (CCE). He serves on several boards and committees. He is a member of and former chair of the Canadian Board of Examiners for Clinical Engineering Certification, member of the Canad
Izabella A. Gieras, MS, MBA, CCE, CSSBB, FACCE, AAMIF
Director, Clinical Engineering @Huntington Hospital and Cedars Sinai Medical Center
Since October 2021, Izabella has served as the director of the Clinical Engineering Departments at Huntington Hospital in Pasadena and Cedars Sinai Medical Center in Beverly Hills, CA as part of the recent affiliation between the two hospitals. Before coming to Huntington in 2010, Izabella worked as the ARAMARK Healthcare director of the clinical engineering department at The Mount Sinai Medical Center in New York City. Prior to that, she was with William Beaumont Hospital as the Director of Technology Management. Izabella leads a team of clinical engineering technicians, project coordinators, clinical and systems engineers as well as administrative staff. The departments support equipment maintenance, technology management, risk assessment, safety and new equipment evaluations and acquisitions as well as medical device integration for over 40,000 devices. Izabella received the 2015 HTM Leadership award from AAMI and the 2016 Professional Achievement in Management award from ACCE.
Moderator: Martin Poulin