Dr. Roderic I. Pettigrew, M.S. '72
Roderic Ivan Pettigrew, PhD, MD, serves as CEO of Engineering Health (EnHealth) and executive dean for Engineering Medicine (EnMed) at Texas A&M and Houston Methodist Hospital. He was the founding Director of the US National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering (NIBIB) of the NIH (2002-2017), oversaw $5 billion in research investments, and is credited with building it into the signature NIH institute for emerging medical technologies. Under Dr. Pettigrew’s leadership, NIBIB produced more patents per appropriated dollar than any other institute or federal agency. returning $30 per each $1 invested in research, or 3,000% (five times the already remarkable NIH average of 600%).