Andrea Ippolito

Visiting Lecturer at eCornell



Andrea Ippolito is a Lecturer and Executive Director of the Engineering Management Program at Cornell University. She recently completed her role as the Director of the Innovators Network at the Department of Veterans Affairs and she previously served as a Presidential Innovation Fellow at the VA Center for Innovation based out of the White House Office of Science Technology Policy and General Services Administration. She previously was a Ph.D. student in the Engineering Systems Division at MIT, co-founder of Smart Scheduling, Innovation Specialist at the Brigham & Women’s Hospital Innovation Hub, and Co-Director of MIT’s Hacking Medicine. She also served as a Product Innovation Manager at athenaHealth and completed her M.S. in Engineering and Management at MIT. Prior to MIT, Ippolito worked as a Research Scientist within the Corporate Technology Development group at Boston Scientific. She obtained both her B.S. in Biological Engineering in 2006 and Master of Engineering in Biomedical Engineering in 2007 from Cornell University.

Teaching Interests

  • Product Management, Developing and Managing a Culture of Innovation, Entrepreneurship

Selected Awards and Honors

  • 2017 Federal Health IT Innovation Award2017 AFCEA Workforce Development Trendsetter Award
  • 2016 “Unsung Hero” Award,
  • 2015 Medtech Boston, ‘40 under 40’ Health Innovators Award
  • 2015 Mic 50 honoree celebrating the next generation of impactful leaders, cultural influencers, and breakthrough innovators
  • 2014 HL20 Healthcare Leaders Award presented by Health Leaders Media given to the top individuals who are changing healthcare for the better
  • 2014 ‘Onein3’ Positive Impact Award in the City of Boston, presented by Mayor Martin Walsh


M.S. in Engineering and Management, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

B.S. in Biological Engineering, minor in Biomedical Engineering, Cornell University


Courses Taught

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