Dr. Peter Liacouras is the Director of Services for the 3D Medical Applications Center (3D MAC) at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Bethesda, Maryland. 3D MAC is an additive manufacturing (3D Printing) facility within the Department of Radiology, which focuses on digital support and fabrication of 3D medical models for our Armed Forces and Veterans.
Since 2006, Dr. Liacouras has applied additive manufacturing techniques, such as vat photopolymerization, material jetting, binder jetting, and powder bed fusion, to medical applications and implant designs. He routinely designs and supervises the creation of custom implants, surgical guides, and personalized prosthetic attachments for the Department of Defense. At 3D MAC, he supports 3D image capturing and scanning, as well as actively participating in numerous research projects. As the Director of Services, Dr. Liacouras has successfully expanded the center’s capabilities, increased efficiency, improved quality control, lowered hospital costs, improved training and education of 3D digital applications, and increased accessibility of the center’s resources to all DOD and VA medical facilities.
Dr. Liacouras holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology and Mathematics from James Madison University and a Master of Science, as well as a Doctor of Philosophy, in Biomedical Engineering from Virginia Commonwealth University. He holds two appointments as an Assistant Professor at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences. He is a member and active participant in many professional organizations, to include: Society of Manufacturing Engineers (SME), Radiology Society of North America (RSNA) and their 3D Printing Special Interest Group, and the Additive Manufacturing Users Group (AMUG) where he has been recognized with the Distinguished Innovator Operators Award (DINO) in additive manufacturing. He lives in North Potomac, MD with his beautiful wife and three sons.