Elijah Cathey-Li M.Eng. 2011

Elijah Cathey-Li

Current position: Regional Technology Specialist, Biosense Webster, a J & J Company

While pursing his M.Eng., Elijah Mekalin Karr Cathey-Li worked on the development of an acoustic scanner for custom ultrasound devices and the utilization of ultrasound to reduce DVTs. 

Since graduating, he has worked at Biosense Webster, a Johnson & Johnson company focused on helping to cure atrial fibrillation. Biosense Webster utilizes 3D mapping technology to map and eliminate, through cauterization, a patient's abnormal heart rhythm.

For the first six years Elijah supported physicians by creating 3D anatomical maps of the heart to highlight areas of interest real-time during medical procedures.

Now he serves as a regional training specialist for over 60 individuals (physicians and regional team) ensuring that physicians fully understand the company's product line and implement best practices. 

At Biosense, Elijah has worked on many projects including; the African American Leadership Development team to drive diversity; the Biosense Field Innovation Team to develop innovation pipelines from R&D to our field team members, and for the past three years, the Cornell BME Educational series partnership in which he teaches an introductory class on clinical electrophysiology. Thanks to Elijah, Biosense Webster has hired ten Meinig School graduates in the past few years. 

Elijah serves as an LGBTQIA+ community advocate as the executive director of SOULE Foundation, a nonprofit geared to the educational advancement of Black & Brown LGBTQIA+ Youth through programming and scholarships. 

Elijah met the love of his life, Dominic Cathey, 4.5 years ago, and celebrated their one-year wedding anniversary in 2022.

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