Bespoke Bodies Reception


September 12, 2019
9/12/19 5:30 pm - 9/12/19 8:00 pm


2019-09-1217:30:00 2019-09-1220:00:00 America/New_York Bespoke Bodies Reception Join Design Museum in celebration of Bespoke Bodies, an interactive exhibition centered around prosthetic innovation, collaborative design processes, and the ... Brigham and Women’s Hospital: 75 Francis St, Boston, MA 02115 Design Museum Boston

Join Design Museum in celebration of Bespoke Bodies, an interactive exhibition centered around prosthetic innovation, collaborative design processes, and the impact of human-centered design around the world. Members only. Thanks to our Presenting Sponsor, The Gillian Reny Stepping Strong Center for Trauma Innovation.

T = Green line (E): Brigham Circle 

5:30pm – Doors Open

6:00 – 7:00pm – Discussion

7:00 – 8:00pm – Reception

Directions to Discussion: From the 75 Francis Street entrance, take the escalator in the lobby to the second floor and turn left. Walk across two sky bridges until you reach the Hale Building for Transformative Medicine. Take the elevator to the third floor, and turn right as you exit the elevator. .

Parking: The closest parking will be in the 80 Francis Street parking structure. This is just across the street from the 75 Francis entrance. Note that we aren’t able to reimburse for parking.

This event is for members and special guests. If you are not yet a member and wish to attend, you can join for as little as $5 a month


Karine Ernest, trauma survivor, now Senior Product Manager in the

Telecommunications Industry. She has extensive product management and product development experience working formerly with Verizon Communications, and currently with Granite Telecommunications.

Karine is a seasoned Product Manager helping companies translate their business goals to reality. Karine is a MEF- Carrier Ethernet Certified Professional and a recipient of the Global Telecom award for product innovation.

Karine holds a Bachelor’s degree in Economics from Wellesley College and an M.B.A. from Babson College.


Ali Salim, MD, FACS, Professor of Surgery at Harvard Medical School and the Chief of the Division of Trauma, Burns, Surgical Critical Care and Emergency General Surgery at the Brigham and Woman’s Hospital in Boston, MA. He leads a team of trauma specialist in providing expert, multidisciplinary care for thousands of trauma and burn patients each year.

Dr. Salim is both a Traumatologist and a Surgical Intensivist at Brigham and Women’s Hospital.  He is a clinically active trauma, general, and critical care surgeon and devotes his time with equal intensity to research, surgical education and clinical service. His clinical interests focus on the care of the acutely ill trauma, emergency surgery and intensive care unit patient. Dr. Salim’s clinical research is focused on the care and outcomes of trauma patients, traumatic brain injury, improving the physiology of organ donors and improving the rate of organ donation and he has authored or co-authored over 300 peer-reviewed publications. Dr. Salim was most recently appointment the Co-Medical Director of the Gillian Reny Stepping Strong Center for Trauma Innovation at Brigham and Women’s Hospital.


Moderator: George White, Chief Innovation Officer, Cantina.

George White is Chief Innovation Officer at Cantina, responsible for guiding internal innovation efforts as well as working with clients on building game-changing products. He has spent most of the last 25 years working to make technology and design that matters. As a developer and a designer, he has lead teams through complex and sometimes challenging projects.




Bespoke Bodies: The Design & Craft of Prostheticsis a multi-media exhibition highlighting people at the intersection of healthcare, style, and technology in prosthetic design, on view at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital from September 2 –January 16. From sculpting ocular prosthetics to crowdsourcing affordable 3D printed hands, this exhibition surveys past, present, and future of prosthetic design on a global scale. Visitors will explore the evolution and design process behind a range of prostheses through visual stories, historical surveys, videos, and interactive models.