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Expert in Medical Device Research and Development

Expert ID: 726036 Minnesota, USA

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Expert has over 30 years experience in medical device design dealing with all phases of design -- brainstorming, concept design, proof of concept testing, prototyping, cost / task estimating, project planning, project management, detailed design, bench testing, troubleshooting, design verification and validation, production integration, continuation engineering and ongoing maintenance. Over half of his career was focused on pacing systems and defibrillators and associated externals. However, Expert's experience also includes implantable hearing devices as well as "standard" hearing aids, intracrainial pressure measurement systems, implantable Holter monitor systems, sleep apnea systems, prostate ablation systems.


Year Degree Subject Institution
Year: 1979 Degree: BS Subject: Electrical Engineering Institution: University of Minnesota

Work History

Years Employer Title Department
Years: 1998 to Present Employer: Undisclosed Title: President Department:
He is engaged with clients in all phases of medical device design and development -- from concept stage, planning, development, validation, verification, manufacturing.
Years Employer Title Department
Years: 1996 to 1998 Employer: St. Croix Medical, Inc. Title: Director of Research and Development Department:
He was responsible for assembling and leading a team to develop an implantable hearing assist device and the external patient controller.
Years Employer Title Department
Years: 1980 to 1996 Employer: Guidant Corp Title: Technical Fellow Department:
He was involved with every pacemaker design for ten years from 1980 to 1990, starting out as entry level engineer and working up to manager in 1990. The remaining years were spent in the research areas.

Career Accomplishments

Associations / Societies
Member, IEEE
Member, ASA (Acoustical Society of America)
Member, ARO (Association for Research in Otolaryngology)
Publications and Patents Summary
He has 11 patents covering implantable pacing, hearing assistance devices, non-invasive pressure monitoring.

Additional Experience

Expert Witness Experience
Expert consulted as an expert witness on two different patent infringment cases -- one of which continued through trial -- and also consulted as a fact witness on another case.
Other Relevant Experience
Expert currently sits on a patient safety advisory board for a medical device firm advising that board and firm on engineering matters related to patient safety.

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