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Expert in Medical Devices - ENT Devices, Surgical Devices, Cardiac Devices, Renal Devices & Artificial Organ

Expert ID: 731137 California, USA

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Expert has over twenty years experience in designing and developing medical device to clinical problems. Also, he has extensive experience as a surgeon having performed ENT head and neck surgeries and assisted in neuro surgeries and other general surgeries. He practiced surgery and medicine for nearly 10 years, before getting inspired to complete his Masters & Ph.D in Biomedical Engineering at the IIT. His post-doctoral research at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor is in Nephrology, Artificial Organs and Blood when he developed, evaluated and tested a stem cell-based Artificial Kidney Device and worked on a de-heparinization and blood device that can be used in Cardiac surgeries.

Expert teaches courses titled ‘Medical Device Design & Development’, ‘Human Physiology in Health & Disease’ ‘Overview of the Medical Device Industry’ and ‘Medical Devices- the Basics & the Business’, ‘Cardio-Pulmonary Pathophysiology and Devices.’

• ENT DEVICES – EX: CPAP DEVICES
• BIOMEDICAL ENGINEERING
• WIRELESS MEDICAL DEVICES
• NEPHROLOGY & RENAL DEVICES
• MEDICAL DEVICE DESIGN
• SURGERY – ENT, OBSTETRICS, PLASTIC
• BLOOD DEVICES AND CARDIAC DEVICES
• PATENT ANALYSIS
• CARDIAC DEVICES & ARTIFICIAL ORGANS
• MEDICAL SOFTWARE & INFORMATICS
• MEDICAL MEMBRANE TECHNOLOGY
• DISEASE & DEVICE INTERVENTIONS
• BIOMECHANICS & IMPLANTS
• STEM CELL TECHNOLOGY

Consulting Engagement relating to Patent Analysis:
Type of Matter: Retained as a Medical Device Consultant to do Patent Analysis and Characterization by a large public company.
Client Firm: 9 patents were analyzed, characterized, ‘freedom to operate,’ patent infringement potential explored. Client name to be kept confidential.
Services Provided: Consulting services on Medical Devices

Expert may consult nationally and internationally, and is also local to the following cities: San Jose, California - San Francisco, California - Sacramento, California - Oakland, California - Stockton, California - Fremont, California - Modesto, California - Salinas, California - Santa Rosa, California - Hayward, California

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Education

Year Degree Subject Institution
Year: 1998 Degree: Post Doctorate in Biomedical Engineering Subject: Biomedical Engineering Institution: University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI
Year: 1995 Degree: Ph.D. - Biomedical Engineering Subject: Biomedical Engineering Institution: Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay
Year: 1990 Degree: M. Technology Subject: Biomedical Engineering Institution: Indian Institute of Technology
Year: 1986 Degree: Diploma in OtoRhinoLaryngology Subject: Ear, Nose & Throat Surgery Institution: Karnatak University, India
Year: 1983 Degree: MBBS (MD Equivalent) Subject: Bachelor of Medicine & Bachelor of Surgery Institution: Karnatak University, India

Work History

Years Employer Title Department Responsibilities
Years: 2011 to Present Employer: Undisclosed Title: Vice President & Head of Medical Device Vertical Department: Responsibilities: Created ‘proof of concept’ medical device solutions to Medical Device clients. Obtained the ISO 13485 Certification for the company. Designed and Developed Proof of Concepts such as: CPAP devices, Sleep Apnea devices, Mobile Cardiac health monitoring devices, Renal Monitoring Devices, Bio Analytical Instrumentation.
Years: 2009 to 2011 Employer: Patni Americas Inc Title: Associate Vice President - Medical Devices & Healthcare Department: Responsibilities: Solution origination, new services conceptualization and subject matter expertise: Drive the clinical and therapeutic maturity of vertical by providing subject matter expertise. Mentor the next level of domain leadership. Oversee solution propositions, RFI/RFP responses with clinical and industry insights. Deep technical and clinical knowledge transfer – motivate and train the pursuit teams. Conceptualizing and developing new Proof of Concepts, prototypes demonstrable to clients. Conceptualizing and creating new service offerings – GoToMarket strategy, defining success. Designed, Developed and evaluated new product and application ideas around; Cardiology Devices - ICDs, Pacemakers; Cardiac & Diagnostic Imaging; EMR-device interface & Hospital Information Systems; Hemapheresis & Therapeutic Apheresis; Laparoscopic surgery Instrumentation; Neuromodulation & Hearing Devices; Patient Monitoring & Hospital Info Systems; Surgical Planning Software; Therapeutic Devices.
Years: 2008 to 2009 Employer: Wipro Technologies Inc Title: Medical Domain Expert - Product Strategy & Architecture Department: Responsibilities: Worked on New Medical Device Product Strategies, market research and market strategies, medical device solutions, and medical device consulting. Solutions worked on were around: Telepathology, Telemetry in Cardiology.
Years: 2004 to 2008 Employer: MedTech Bridge Title: Medical Domain Expert & CEO Department: Responsibilities: Medtech Bridge provided Medical Domain expertise in Technology evaluation, Medical Affairs, Clinical Consulting, Biomedical Communications, Medical Market Research, Medical Information & Medical Content Management. It provides high quality cross-disciplinary and customized Biomedical Technology training.
Years: 2005 to Present Employer: Undisclosed Title: Instructor in Medical Devices, Human Physiology & Cardiovascular Therapeutics Department: Professional Extensions Responsibilities: As an industry expert in Medical Devices, teaches courses titled ‘Overview of the Medical Device Industry’ and ‘Medical Devices- the Basics & the Business,’ ‘Cardio-Pulmonary Pathophysiology and Devices,’ ‘Medical Device Design & Development,’ ‘Human Physiology in Health & Disease’ for University of California extensions.
Years: 2003 to 2004 Employer: Sanmina-SCI Title: Medical Projects Manager Department: Medical Division Responsibilities: Principal interface with the customer. Key leadership position. Managed client relationships. Quick technology assessment, presenting company capabilities to prospective clients, writing compelling proposals and closing project sales. Self-starter, independent with strong analytical and excellent interpersonal skills. Motivated creative and out-of-the-box thinker.
Years: 2002 to 2003 Employer: U S Education Inc Title: Medical Director Department: Healthcare & Medical Responsibilities: Supervised 15 direct reports. Responsibilities included development of medical education programs, identifying and recruit teaching faculty, budgeting, P & L. Developed partnerships with hospitals, biotech and medical device companies. Strong management abilities including analytical evaluation, organization, delegation, team and resource management. Managed conflict, motivated, inspired and managed staff. Strong leadership skills. Developed educational programs to educate personnel on biology and medical topics. Expert on medical technology.
Years: 1998 to 2001 Employer: Oceania & Xuma Technologies Title: Clinical Reporting Analyst Department: Responsibilities: Reporting of computerized patient records on Crystal Reports and design of databases. Oceania developed healthcare administrative and patient management systems for HMOs such as Kaiser. Oceania's products enabled clinicians to rapidly analyze patient health information.

International Experience

Years Country / Region Summary
Years: 1985 to 1990 Country / Region: India, Asia Summary: Clinician- Surgeon: As a medical doctor and head resident doctor in Ear, Nose, and Throat surgery in Hospital for Children, Bombay, managed the whole department. Effected the smooth functioning of the operating,emergency rooms and outpatient facility. Planned and carried out community health awareness programs.

Career Accomplishments

Professional Appointments
Multiple
Medical / Professional
Multiple
Publications and Patents Summary
Multiple

Additional Experience

Expert Witness Experience
Expert Engagement:
Type of Matter: Cause of death of patient on a medical device (tracheostomy tube).

Consulting Engagement relating to Patent Analysis:
Type of Matter: Retained as a Medical Device Consultant to do Patent Analysis
Training / Seminars
Multiple
Vendor Selection
Has a lot of experience sourcing and locating vendors and suppliers in the area of Medical Devices - this was part of Expert's work in most of the earlier jobs.
Marketing Experience
Multiple

Language Skills

Language Proficiency
Kannada
Hindi
Marathi

Fields of Expertise

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