Akhila Regunathan - BFA, MS

Akhila completed her Master of Science through the Biomedical Visualization Program at the University of Illinois at Chicago in 2003 specializing in anaplastology. In 1997, she completed her Bachelor of Fine Arts in Art Education at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign with a major in the teaching of english. Akhila went on to pursue coursework in the sciences at Benedictine University and became a research assistant at Argonne National Laboratory in Illinois before combining her interests in art and science and enrolling in the master’s program. As an anaplastologist, Akhila creates custom facial prostheses for patients who are missing parts of their facial anatomy due to disease, trauma, or congenital conditions.

Akhila began working at iRSM in 2004. Her focuses include patient-oriented research, implementing digital technology into the treatment of facial prosthetic patients, patient advocacy and recruitment, and patient quality of life.