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Expert in Operating Room, Sterile Processing, and Surgical Practices

Expert ID: 736714 Tennessee, USA

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Experienced clinical leader with a successful record of leadership, experience and achievements advising medical device manufacturers, developing and implementing field-based sales/product training for sales reps, corporate clinical training, and continuing education workshops for medical/hospital staff and surgeons. Expert in Operating Room and Sterile Processing workflow, products, procedures and clinical guidelines.

Expert may consult nationally and internationally, and is also local to the following cities: Nashville, TN - Chattanooga, TN

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Education

Year Degree Subject Institution
Year: 1982 Degree: Bachelor of Science in Business Administration Subject: Marketing Institution: The University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Year: 1993 Degree: Associates of Applied Science Subject: Nursing Institution: Motlow State Community College
Year: 1997 Degree: Executive Management Program : Certificate Program Subject: Physician Practice Management Institution: The Wharton School
Year: 2007 Degree: Quality System Requirements and Industry Practice : 40 hour course Subject: Medical Device Quality Systems Institution: AAMI/FDA

Work History

Years Employer Title Department Responsibilities
Years: 2014 to Present Employer: Undisclosed Title: Owner Department: Responsibilities: Provider of Clinical Expertise to Industry, Operating Room, Sterile Processing Department, and Surgical Practices. Industry thought leader and clinical expert.

A solid clinical resource to medical device companies, healthcare facilities, and individuals who are striving to make a difference in healthcare. Subject Matter Expert and speaker at conferences, on-site, and via social media platforms.

CER: Clinical Evaluation Report Reviews for Medical Device Companies
Clinical Consultant for Litigation in Sterile Processing and Operating Room matters
Years: 2003 to 2020 Employer: Symmetry Surgical Title: Director of Clinical Affairs and Medical Education Department: Marketing/Clinical Responsibilities: Clinical Subject Matter Expert in Operating Room, Sterile Processing, Clinical Marketing, Quality/Regulatory, and training.
Contributed to the success of the company by providing comprehensive clinical education, training, and credentialing program development and administration. Hold a key role for improving sales force effectiveness in closing new deals, while also educating medical professionals on the appropriate application of surgical instruments.
Cultivated relationships with surgeon KOL's.
Years: 2001 to 2003 Employer: Tullahoma Surgery Center Title: Project Coordinator & Administrator Department: Administration Responsibilities: Directed the start-up of this new physician-owned surgery center by managing the entire project including land acquisition, construction, financing, capital equipment purchasing, staffing, Medicare certification, physician recruitment, marketing, public relations, and clinical/business operations.
Managed operations of the interim surgery center during the construction phase that included overseeing 20 employees, operating rooms, pain clinic, and business operations (billing, purchasing, collections & HR).

Years: 1997 to 2003 Employer: Eye Care Center Associates, PA Title: Practice Administrator Department: Administration Responsibilities: Responsible for supervising and directing the daily business, personnel, and clinical components of a six-doctor ophthalmology practice. Responsibilities included budget administration, human resources, writing and implementing policies and procedures, nursing care, staff development and training, marketing, and advertising, and contract negotiations for insurance, investments, and major purchases. Managed 50 employees at five locations.
• Increased physician/owner profits by 30% through budget control, billing and collection policies, marketing, business development, employee training, and negotiating insurance contracts.
• Served as project leader for successful implementation of new practice management software.
Years: 1991 to 2001 Employer: Harton Regional Medical Center Title: Registered Nurse, Certified Nurse Operating Room Department: Operating Room Responsibilities: Responsibilities included purchasing and inventory control in laparoscopy, orthopedics, and ophthalmic as well as circulating, scrubbing, and assisting in surgical procedures of all types.
• Special roles and assignments included Specialty Services Co-Coordinator, Team Leader, Clinical Ladder and Officer, and active member of Nashville AORN Chapter.
• Worked in Operating Room, Cardiac Cath Lab, Endoscopy Lab, and Post-Anesthesia Care Unit as a Registered Nurse.
• Sterile Processing Technician: processed surgical instruments and devices according to manufacturers' IFU and hospital policy.

International Experience

Years Country / Region Summary
Years: to Present Country / Region: Australia Summary: Conduct Med Device training and attend ACORN
Years: to Present Country / Region: Canada Summary: Multiple: Speaking, attending professional organization meetings, facilitate cadaveric lab, conduct med device training

Career Accomplishments

Associations / Societies
AORN (Association of Operating Room Nurses), Sterile Processing/Material Management Specialty Assembly
ORTHOPEDIC COUNCIL (Created to develop policies, procedures and products that enhance patient care and are safe and efficient for sterile processing and central service departments)
IAHCSMM (International Association of Healthcare Central Service Materiel Management)
AAMI (Association for the Advancement of Medical Instrumentation)
SGNA (Society of Gastroenterology Nurses and Associates, Inc.)
APIC (Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology)
ACORN (Australian College of Perioperative Nurses)
CAMDR (Canadian Association of Medical Device Reprocessing
Licenses / Certifications
Registered Nurse, State of Tennessee, License; 1993
Certified Nurse Operating Room/Certification Board Perioperative Nursing; 1996
Publications and Patents Summary
Published Articles:
• Outpatient Surgery Magazine
• Surgical Products
White Papers: Worked with KOLs from institutions such as Mayo Clinic, Phoenix; Cleveland Clinic, VA Kansas City, and
others to produce clinically relevant content to support products and best practices.
5 other articles- undisclosed, but available upon request.

Additional Experience

Expert Witness Experience
Yes

Fields of Expertise

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