Dr. Larry Fennigkoh, P.E. ’74, ’86, adjunct professor, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Department, was inducted into the 2020 class of AAMI Fellows. AAMI Fellows are health technology leaders who are recognized for extraordinary achievement in their careers, and commitment to the Association for the Advancement of Medical Instrumentation (AAMI). AAMI recognizes Fellows for the depth and breadth of their accomplishments in seven core areas: professional experience, education, technical contributions, presentations and publications, professional participation, certification, and awards and honors.  

This is the third professional society in which Fennigkoh has been elected to fellow status. He also is a fellow with the American College of Clinical Engineering and the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering.  

Fennigkoh has taught biomedical engineering classes at MSOE since 1998. He specializes in forensic engineering, control of medical error, medical device-related injuries and deaths, and human factors in medical instrumentation design.

Previously, Fennigkoh served as the director of clinical engineering at St. Luke’s Medical Center in Milwaukee. He also developed an algorithm to help hospitals determine how much and how often medical devices need to be inspected for maintenance. The algorithm was adopted by the federal regulatory agency and is still used today by hospitals around the world. In addition, Fennigkoh continues to do forensic engineering consulting work on medical device-related patient injuries and deaths—cases which he is often able to tie back to his classroom lectures.