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  • Additional States: New Jersey
  • Phone: (248) 971-5427
  • Cell: (201) 927-5091
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Specialties & Experience

General Specialties: Medical Devices and Products Liability

Specialty Focus: product development, bone graft, orthopedic, vascular grafts, collagen, biomaterials, FMEA,FDA, CE Mark, Design Control, ISO13485, CAPA, biocompatibility testing, spine product, spine fusion, chemical analysis, polymer characterization, sterilization, ethylene oxide, wear debris, FMEA, 510k

Education: PhD, Washington State University & Tulane University; BS, University of Wyoming

Years in Practice: 28

Number of Times Deposed/Testified in Last 4 Yrs: 2

Additional Information

PhD in Chemistry, with 28 years experience in medical device field. Invented and developed many successful medical products in cardiology, spine and orthopedics. Am a named inventor on many patents and have represented law firms both as an expert and fact witness in deposition and at trial leading to successful outcomes in major intellectual property patent cases. Am well-spoken and articulate and can provide convincing and credible testimony. I have authored/co-authored over 60 abstracts and published papers in fields spanning orthopedics, dentistry, cardiology, medical devices and spine. Creative problem solver that can contribute to strategic thinking and approach in legal cases. Key talent is analyzing scientific data and finding strengths or weaknesses in the methods, data and scientific approach. Strong testifier, not easily caught off guard. Have worked in all areas of product development from conception, design, design validation, design transfer, production and commercialization. Have been responsible for all aspects of preclinical safety testing including biocompatibility ISO 10993 and fatigue biomechanical testing. Invented and commercialized an FDA, 510k approved product. Invented and launched minimally invasive spine products sold in Europe under CE Mark. Familiar with histological findings and histology processing methodology. In PhD training, performed organic and organometallic synthesis, chemical characterization and kinetics. Have extensive prior experience with HPLC, GC, GC-MS, UV-IR, chromatography for purification of biomolecules, gel electrophoresis, western blotting, thin layer chromatography and chemical kinetics. Developed collagen based products for bone reconstruction, bone grafting and vascular graft coating. Developed sales training methods and gave presentations to investors, physicians and sales personnel. Developed protocols for clinical trials. Raised 25 million in venture capital.