• Professor of Practice
Alan Brewer

Educational Background

  • M.B.A., General Management, Marketing & Operations, Harvard Business School (with honors)
  • B.S., Bioengineering, Texas A&M University (Summa Cum Laude)

Research Interests

  • Alan Brewer is a professor of practice in Biomedical Engineering at Texas A&M University since January 2014. Mr. Brewer focuses on teaching about Medical Device regulations and how these are employed to optimize the path to market for new technologies. He has recently become more involved with the Department’s ‘Capstone Design’ courses.   

    Before joining Texas A&M, Brewer served as assistant director of the Center for Technology and Innovation at the Texas Heart Institute (Houston, TX) where he managed two teams of physician-led-researchers pursuing novel concepts across an array of device technologies in cardiovascular medicine. In this role, he supported these teams by acting as a bioengineering resource contributing to their engineering efforts, directing the patenting of inventions coming from these project teams; proposing new studies for sponsorship; managing  the negotiation of sponsored research agreements; creating research budgets and protocols;  monitoring each team’s progress against its research goals, and reporting to various grant agencies and sponsors.  Alan managed and assisted the publication activities resulting from this research and maintained compliance of each team’s various studies with institutional and governmental regulations. He has contributed to more than 45 abstracts and publications in his field. 

    Brewer holds four patents on medical devices and cardiac pacing products. Brewer also has held leadership and management positions for more than 25 years with several large medical device firms, specializing in cardiac rhythm management devices, ambulatory heart monitors, bedside monitors, and in-vitro diagnostics analyzers. When Brewer was responsible for strategic marketing at Intermedics, the company successfully increased both sales and profits for seven consecutive years, achieving successive new records for both financial measures. Marketing initiatives designed and managed by Brewer have captured annual ‘IR top 100’ awards and annual corporate marketing creativity awards.