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 Expert  108074

Expert in Biomedical Engineering, Manufacturing Engineering, R&D

Available for your Consulting and Expert Witness Needs

California (CA)
Education Work History Career AccomplishmentsPublicationsConsulting Services Expert Witness Market Research

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Expert has over 20 years of experience in the research and development of medical devices for: electrodes for transcutaneous sensing and stimulation (EKG, EEG, EMG, TENS, defibrillation, pacing); respiratory therapy, specifically spirometric measurements, exercizers, and nebulizers; thermometry for clinical applications; urology devices, including disposables and electrical stimulation; and orthopedic biomechanics, specifically devices related to scoliosis and analysis of biomechanics.

biomedical device


biomedical engineering




medical device


medical equipment


medical electrode


biomedical instrument


biomedical diagnostic instrumentation


biomechanical engineering


medical equipment maintenance

Expert has extensive experience in analyzing and resolving device manufacturing problems related to cost, quality, early failure, output, and improved device performance. Having direct responsibility for both automated and non-automated products, he worked in this area for three device companies.

medical device manufacturing troubleshooting

Expert spent over five years as a director and consultant for hospital clinical engineering programs. His work involved clinical equipment purchase evaluation, repair and maintenance of all hospital instrumentation, including all critical care monitoring systems, electrotherapy, electrosurgery, anesthesia, radiology, ultrasonography, and operating room (OR) systems. He was also responsible for the planning of hospital specialty areas (ICUs, ORs), and the development and startup of hospital shared clinical engineering programs.

clinical engineering

For over 10 years, Expert was involved in the management, design, and development of automated manufacturing equipment. His primary work has been in the medical device field for high-volume disposables, including packaging and assembly automation.

medical device manufacturing automation


biomedical device manufacturing


medical device manufacturing

With extensive experience in product R&D design and management, Expert is active in consulting in areas of product design and research, manufacturing improvement, and automation providing turnkey solutions and products.

biomedical product development


biomedical research and development

Expert published "Monitoring and Diagnostics," a newsletter that covers all new technologies and market events related to instrumentation and devices used to measure physiological parameters, including electrocardiography, blood pressure measurement, and noninvasive blood chemistries. His prior experience was as Director of R&D/Engineering where he managed the development of medical products, manufacturing processes, and automation. He utilizes access to hundreds of on-line computer databases to research technical, regulatory, and market issues.

market research

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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;  and Hayward, California.

Often requested
with this expert:

Medical Technology
Product Development, Product Safety, Regulatory Compliance,...
Medical Device Design and Manufacturing: Laboratory...
Medical Products Packaging: FDA Package Validation,...

Year   Degree   Subject   Institution  
1990   M.B.A.   Marketing   Northeastern University  
1975   M.E.   Biomedical Engineering   Stevens Institute of Technology  
1970   B.E.   Biomedical and Mechanical Engineering   Stevens Institute ofTechnology  

Work History:
Years   Employer   Department   Title   Responsibilities

2006 to 2008


University of Califonia @ San Francisco


Biomedical Engineering




Directs comprehensive biomedical engineering operations at San Francisco General Hospital.

1989 to





Independent Consultant and Owner


Provides consulting for medical device development & research, and manufacturing operations improvement. LEAN, Six-Sigma, Design for Manufacture

1987 to 1989




AMI Division


Director of R&D and Engineering


Directs product R&D and Engineering Automation for high & low volume medical devices.

1984 to 1987


Graphic Controls Corp.


Meditrace Division


Development Manager


Manages product R&D and Advanced Manufacturing Engineering for high volume medical devices

1980 to 1983


Chesebrough-Ponds R&D


Medical Products Division


Project Leader


1976 to 1980


Maine Hospital Association


Clinical Engineering Shared Service




Directs 30+ hospital shared Clinical Engineering service, provides equipment maintenance, facilities planning & environmental safety services

Career Accomplishments:

Expert was Chairman of the San Francisco Capter of the Society of Manufacturing Engineers.


He is a licensed Professional Engineer in Maine.

Professional Appointments

Expert was a Stanley Fellow of the Stevens Institute of Technology.

Publications and Patents Summary

He has one patent and has published four technical papers, and published a newsletter, "Monitoring and Diagnostics," which covered the medical instrumentation markets and technologies.

Consulting Services:
Selected Consulting Examples:
  • Expert analyzed a new medical device product problem, redesigned and developed solutions, established new vendors, and started up production.
  • He worked with start-up medical device companies, assisting in product development, production start-up, staffing, and management.
  • For clients - analyzed manufacturing operations, identified production/operations improvement, and provided assistance in implementation.
  • Provided Technical/Market assessment reports to corporate clients on medical device design requirements and applications
Recent Client Requests:
  • Expert in Medical Devices Forum
  • Expert in Data Processing and Analysis.
  • Biomedical engineering expert for consulting on product construction.
  • FDA sterile medical device regulatory expert for consulting on sterile package integrity validation.
  • Expert in packaging equipment design for consulting on feeding system for VFF's.
Click the green button above to contact Expert for a free initial screening call regarding your expert consulting needs.  Expert is available for consulting to corporate, legal and government clients.  Remember, your initial screening call to speak with Expert is free.

Expert Witness:
Recent Litigation Client Requests:
  • Expert in surgical instrument manufacturing for consulting on TLIF surgery device defects.
  • Cardiac electrophysiology expert witness for consulting on proper defibrillator (AED) maintenance.
  • Expert for consulting on patent infringement litigation related to an auto injector medical device.
  • Expert in Ambulance dispatch and billing specialist.
  • Medical device expert for consulting on expert witness.
  • Biomedical expert for consulting on transvaginal mesh and useof polypropylene.
  • AMI apnea monitor expert for consulting on defectiveness of product.
Click the green button above to contact Expert for a free initial screening call regarding expert testimony, litigation consulting and support, forensic services, or any related expert witness services.  A few litigation needs include product liability, personal injury, economic loss, intellectual property (patent, trademark, trade secret, copyright), and insurance matters.  Remember, your initial screening call to speak with Expert is free.

International Experience:
Years   Country / Region   Summary
2000 to 2000   Brazil   Expert evalauted and planned equipment requirements and layout for a new medical center and the rehabilitation of an existing center.
1976 to 1976   Brazil   He facilitated the installation and maintenance of medical instrumentation/equipment.
1972 to 1974   Brazil   Expert taught medical instrumentation/equipment maintenance, and maintained all hospital systems.

Language Skills:
Foreign Language   Description
Portuguese   He has basic abilities to speak, better reading skills. Was better many years ago, as his skills have declined slightly through minimal use.

Market Research:
With a combination of Clinical experience, working with medical devices/equipment in hospitals, and in the device industry as R&D/Mfg Eng manager, able to address both the user requirements and design/production requirements for products.

Click the green button above to contact Expert for a free initial screening call regarding your marketing research, industry research, and company research needs.  For research needs involving multiple experts or secondary research, a Research Director can be assigned to coordinate the work into a custom report for you as a potentially quicker and more cost effective alternative to doing this work yourself or hiring a boutique consultancy.  Remember, your initial screening call to speak with Expert is free.

Additional Skills and Services:
Supplier and Vendor Location and Selection

Expert has experience locating vendors of medical instrumentation, and manufacturing automation equipment. He has access to the following resources: medical device directories, and a library of manufacturing automation equipment.


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