Mark Draelos, M.D., Ph.D.

Assistant Professor, Robotics


2246 Ford Robotics Bldg
2505 Hayward St
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-2106


(734) 764-7642

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Additional Title(s)

  • Assistant Professor, Ophthalmology

I am an Assistant Professor of Robotics and Ophthalmology at the University of Michigan, where I direct the Image-Guided Medical Robotics lab. My work focuses on image-guided medical robots with an emphasis on clinical translation. My interests include medical robotics, biomedical imaging, data visualization, medical device development, and real-time algorithms.

Research Interests

The Image-Guided Medical Robotics (IGMR) Lab advances state-of-the-art techniques in medical robotics and imaging. We combine a deep understanding of robotics, biomedical imaging, and clinical medicine to field medical robot systems with integrated image feedback that solves real-world healthcare problems. Our work closely aligns with ophthalmology and optical coherence tomography, but we seek general-purpose designs that apply broadly to medical interventions guided by real-time volumetric imaging

Research Areas:

Biomedical Computation and Modeling, Biomedical Imaging, Biomedical Imaging and Optics, Biomedical Optics, Biomedical Ultrasonics and Image-Guided Therapy


  • Ph.D., Biomedical Engineering, Duke, 2020
  • M.D., Duke University, 2020


Publications-Conference (Peer Reviewed)

These conference publications are peer-reviewed and indexed. In most cases, the associated manuscripts are archived on IEEE Xplore. Acceptance rates are listed if known.