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 Expert  726036

Expert in Medical Device Research and Development

Available for your Consulting and Expert Witness Needs

Minnesota (MN)
Education Work History Career AccomplishmentsPublicationsConsulting Services Expert Witness

Summary of Expertise: Listed with other top experts in: 
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.

artificial cardiac pacemaker


biomedical engineering




electronic medical device


electronic medical device design


implantable device


medical device


medical device design


medical device manufacturing troubleshooting


medical device product development


medical device product improvement


medical device safety


medical device testing

Show Secondary and Basic Areas of Expertise
Expert may consult nationally and internationally, and is also local to the following cities: Minneapolis, Minnesota;  Saint Paul, Minnesota;  Rochester, Minnesota;  Burnsville, Minnesota;  Saint Cloud, Minnesota;  Eden Prairie, Minnesota;  Minnetonka, Minnesota;  and Eau Claire, Wisconsin.

Often requested
with this expert:

Medical Device Design and Manufacture
Medical Technology
Medical Products Packaging: FDA Package Validation,...
Biomedical Engineering, Manufacturing Engineering, R&D

Year   Degree   Subject   Institution  
1979   BS   Electrical Engineering   University of Minnesota  

Work History:
Years   Employer   Title   Responsibilities

1998 to






He is engaged with clients in all phases of medical device design and development -- from concept stage, planning, development, validation, verification, manufacturing.

1996 to 1998


St. Croix Medical, Inc.


Director of Research and Development


He was responsible for assembling and leading a team to develop an implantable hearing assist device and the external patient controller.

1980 to 1996


Guidant Corp


Technical Fellow


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:

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.

Consulting Services:
Recent Client Requests:
  • Expert in pacemaker signaling
  • Expert in Medical Devices Forum
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:
Expert Witness Experience Summary:
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.
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.

Additional Skills and Services:
Other Skills and Services

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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