A medical student at Memorial University has received a national award for a project which he hopes will eventually help improve medical service to rural areas.
Michael Bartellas, a third-year medical student at Memorial University, and a colleague have opened the province’s first biomedical 3-D printing lab. He says the technology can be used to improve the delivery of health care, particularly in rural areas.
The medical profession is in the genes of the Bartellas family. His parents are doctors. Before studying medicine, Bartellas became a Red Seal carpenter. He applied those skills to his medical knowledge to come up with idea of a biomedical 3-D printing lab.
For his work, Bartellas has been awarded the Charles Tabachnick Canadian Medical Hall of Fame Award for future leadership and innovation in Canadian health care.