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Sep 2006May 2015

Vice President of Research and Development

Arstasis Inc, Fremont CA

Vice President of Research and Development(1 year)

20042006

Principal Engineer, Research and Development

Apneon
Cupertino, CA Principal Engineer, Research and Development ● Oversaw development of novel treatment for sleep apnea using silicone molded magnetic implants ● Prototyped molds for implants using 3D printed ceramics ● Led team to bring first design of apnea treatment to clinical trials within one year of Series A funding ● Met and interacted with investors for successful Series B funding ● Created basic document and design control systems which passed both internal and state licensing audits
20002004

Principal Engineer, Research and Development

Perclose/Abbott Vascular Devices
Redwood City, CA Principal Engineer, Research and Development ●
20002004

Perclose/Abbott Vascular Devices

Perclose/Abbott Vascular Devices
Redwood City, CA(continued) ● Applied principles of Design for Manufacture and Assembly to minimize parts count on Perclose AT ● Designed and developed suppliers and manufacturing processes of five challenging components of Perclose AT ● Eliminated ultrasonic welding in manufacture of Perclose AT through use of snap fits and press fits ● Abbott Laboratories 2002 Hospital Products Division President's Award“ for outstanding dedication and ingenuity” ● Designed, prototyped, tested and patented implantable and absorbable versions of novel suture knot replacement device ● Experience designing and prototyping parts from Nitinol wire, tube, and sheet
19972000

Project Leader, Research and Development

KeraVision, Inc
Now Addition Technology Inc.), Fremont, CA Project Leader, Research and Development ● Developed a mobile microscope and procedure cart to allow surgeons to move the Intacs refractive surgery from the surgical suite into a minor procedure room ● Developed a new implant and surgical procedure for reducing induced astigmatism in Intacs patients, trained surgeons, and initiated clinical trials to prove effectivity ● Designed and developed steam sterilizable electronic corneal depth measurement gage for inter-operative measurement of implant placement ● Worked with external vendors and internal chemists to develop in-house epoxy casting capability ● Worked with DAC(contact lens) lathe programmers to develop a flexible new interface, allowing KeraVision to machine new advanced implant designs.
19911997

Senior Engineer, Research and Development

Ethicon Endo-Surgery
Cincinnati, OH Senior Engineer, Research and Development ● Led the concept and feasibility phases of next generation safety trocar product ● Oversaw new knife supplier through all phases of product development ● Led 5mm Trisector Forceps project(first internally developed bipolar electrosurgical instrument at EES) ● Responsible for ISO9000 documentation, including Concept Selection Criteria for Advanced Articulating Linear Cutter ● Worked closely with model shop to make prototypes with in-house SLA and SLS 3D printers ● Designed delivery device for flexible absorbable staple system in conjunction with Ethicon Suture division, conducted testing of system in vitro and in vivo models ● Johnson & Johnson Achievement Award“ In special recognition of your outstanding efforts and excellent contributions to the design changes for the Trisector Forceps product”

Education

M.S.M.E

Worcester Polytechnic Institute