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Microwave Pioneers: Arye Rosen, "Microwaves in Medicine Was Just my Hobby"

Siegel, Peter H. (2021) Microwave Pioneers: Arye Rosen, "Microwaves in Medicine Was Just my Hobby". IEEE Journal of Microwaves, 1 (3). pp. 698-703. ISSN 2692-8388. doi:10.1109/jmw.2021.3076686.

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This is the fourth article in our continuing series of biographical pieces with a technical lean. The subject of this paper is Professor Arye Rosen, who – while employed full time at RCA Sarnoff Research Laboratory as an engineer and working on the side more-or-less as a “hobby” - pioneered the use of microwave angioplasty and ablation techniques in cardiology, and later influenced the use of microwaves in the treatment of benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH). Dr. Rosen's life story is as varied and interesting as his career path, and his contributions both to traditional microwave devices as well as microwaves in medicine will definitely inspire those of you who feel like they are pulled in more than one direction professionally. In Dr. Rosen's case, he did “have it all,” but he worked very hard to make it happen and he took lots of chances…as you will hear!

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Additional Information:© 2021 IEEE. This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License. For more information, see The author would like to thank Dr. Rosen for several very memorable personal meetings and fruitful discussions over the years. Even though we have only met individually a few times, I have treasured these brief and very positive interactions and always left more uplifted and more knowledgeable than when I arrived.
Subject Keywords:Microwave pioneers, Arye Rosen, microwaves in medicine, balloon catheter hyperthermia
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Official Citation:P. H. Siegel, "Microwave Pioneers: Arye Rosen, “Microwaves in Medicine Was Just my Hobby”," in IEEE Journal of Microwaves, vol. 1, no. 3, pp. 698-703, Summer 2021, doi: 10.1109/JMW.2021.3076686
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Deposited On:28 Jun 2021 17:57
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