The Department of Biomedical Engineering has around 115 employees and students, including 19 primary faculty, 13 research faculty, 22 graduate students, 17 postdoctoral fellows, and numerous researchers.

BME faculty are active in the scientific community and within OHSU, serving on NIH study sections, as editors for prestigious journals, and as members on university committees and councils. The department maintains close collaboration with the Center for Spatial Systems Biomedicine, the OHSU Heart Research Center, the Program in Molecular and Cellular Biosciences, ORCATECH, and Portland State University, with many principal investigators at both locations holding joint faculty or adjunct faculty status within the department.