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Biomedical Engineer Kugel Mesh Hernia Patch Medical Expert Witness

Expert Witness No. 986




1969 -1972 

  • "Technician"   
  • Israel Institute of Technology Associate in Science 
  • Major: Electrical Engineering 


1972 -1974

  • West Virginia University, Morgantown, W. Virginia,
  • B.Sc. Electrical Engineering 



  • West Virginia University   M.Sc. Electrical Engineering   
  • Focus in Biomedical Sciences 


  • School of Graduate Studies at West Virginia University 
  • Inter-Disciplinary Doctorate Program 
  • Doctorate Education Psychology 


2004 -Certified in Clinical Engineering – Healthcare Technology Commission (HTC) 

1999 -Fellow of the American Board of Forensic Engineering and Technology, The American College of Forensic Examiners Institute 

1989-Certified Clinical Engineer (C.C.E.) – The International Certification Commission (ICC) 

1985-Registered Professional Engineer in Biomedical Engineering, (P.E.), State of Texas Registration 

1981-2008-International Health Care Safety Professional (C.H.S.P.), Board Executive Level. 


2008- Present

Principal, Expert's Engineering Consultants, L.L.C., Houston, Texas.

2017- Present  

Capital Medical University School of Biomedical Engineering , Honorary Director

2016- Present  

Chinese Society of Clinical Engineering, Overseas Advisor

2016- Present  

Inner Mongolia People’s Hospital, Visiting Professor

2016- Present

Medical Bridges Advisory Council, member (

2015- Present

Associate editor, IFMBE/International Journal of Clinical Engineering & Health Technology Assessment (CEHTA).

2014- Present  

Chairman, Device Good Manufacturing Practice Advisory Committee, Food and Drug Administration (FDA), Department of Health & Human Services, Silver Spring, Maryland.

2014- Present

Judge, Medical Device Design Excellence Award, UBM Canon,


Chairman (and past Vice chairman), Health Technology Training Group (HTTG), International Union for Physical and Engineering Sciences in Medicine (IUPESM).

2011- Present

Editorial Board Member, Journal on Health and Technology, Springer, New York, NY, USA.

2009 - 2016

Interim CEO, Canopy Edge, Inc., Houston, Texas.


Asst. Professor (adj.), University of Texas, School of Public Health, Houston, Texas.

2008- Present

Editorial Board advisor, Biomedical Safety & Standards, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.


Board member and past Chairman, Clinical Engineering Division, International Federation of Medical and Biological Engineering (IFMBE).


Senior Biomedical Research Service Credentials Reviewer, Food and Drug Administration, Rockville, Maryland.

2003- 2012

Adj. Professor, Biomedical Engineering Program, Health Sciences Division, Technologico De Monterrey School of Biotechnology and Health, Mexico.

1993- 2008

Advisor, World Health Organization (WHO/PAHO) – Healthcare Infrastructure and Technology, Washington, DC.


Consultant, General Hospital and Personal Use Devices Panel, Center for Devices and Radiological Health, Food and Drug Administration (FDA), Department of Health & Human Services, Rockville, Maryland.


Assistant Professor (Adj.), Department of Pediatrics, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas.


Director, Biomedical Engineering Department, Texas Children's Hospital, Houston, Texas.


Advisor, Biomedical Engineering Consultant, Houston, Texas.


Member, Advisory Board Mobile Aspects Corporation, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.


Judge, Medical Design Excellence Awards, Canon Communications,


Advisor, ORBIS’ International Program Advisory Council (IPAC).


President, Center for Telemedicine Law (CTL), Washington, D.C.


Director, Biomedical Engineering Department, Texas Children's Hospital, St. Luke’s Episcopal Hospital and Texas Heart Institute, Houston, Texas.


Director, Center for TeleHealth, Texas Children’s International, Houston, Texas.


Consultant, Department of Health & Human Services, Food and Drug Administration (FDA), Neurological Devices, Washington, D.C.


Advisor, NASA Technology Applications Team, Biomedical Advisory Group, Houston, Texas.


Associate Professor (Adj.), University of Texas Health Sciences Center at Houston, Department of Anesthesiology, Houston, Texas.


Advisor, Orthopedics and Rehabilitation Devices Advisory Panel, Food and Drug Administration (FDA), Rockville, Maryland.


Lecturer, Baylor College of Medicine, Department of Community Medicine, Houston, Texas.


Director, Biomedical Instrumentation Department, St. Luke's Episcopal Hospital/Texas Children's Hospital/Texas Heart Institute, Houston, Texas.


Research Assistant Professor, Department of Anesthesiology, West Virginia University School of Medicine, Morgantown, West. Virginia.


Director, Biomedical Engineering Section, West Virginia University Hospital, Morgantown, West Virginia.


Research Instructor, Department of Anesthesia, West Virginia University Hospital, Morgantown, West Virginia.


Design Engineer, Rockwell International, Collins Radio Division, 

Cedar Rapids, Iowa.


Research Assistant (Part Time), W.V.U. Department of Physiology and Biophysics (American Heart Association Grant).


Fulfilled the M.Sc. Degree requirements – Animal Research Investigation of New Pacemaker Electrode Design with Dr. T. J. Tarnay, M.D.  Division of Thoracic Surgery - W.V.U. School of Medicine.

1974- 1975

Instructor, Electrical Engineering Department, W. Virginia University College of Engineering.

1973- 1974

Orderly, Operating Room, West Virginia University (W.V.U.), Medical Center, Morgantown, West Virginia.

1969- 1972

Senior Electrical Technician, Advanced Systems, Design, Testing and Simulation, "Armament Authority Development," Israel.


2017-Inducted into the Academy of Chemical and Biomedical Engineering, WVU, Morgantown, W.Va.

2016-Honorary Member of the Italian Clinical Engineers Association, For contribution to the development of the profession worldwide and example for professional experience, 

2014 -Distinguished Professional Achievement and Service, The Academy of Distinguished Alumni, Lane Dept. of Computer Science and Electrical Engineering, WVU, Morgantown, W.Va.

2013 -present Academic Biomedical Engineering program evaluator, ABET, Washington, D.C.

2013 -Distinguish Leadership Award for exceptional contribution to the clinical engineering profession in China.

1993 -present IEEE/EMBS Distinguished Lecturers.

2011 -American College of Clinical Engineering (ACCE) – Life Time Achievement Award

2011 -University of Pavia hospital – Clinical Engineering graduate program – program advisor

2011 -2016-Designated Ambassador – IEEE Public visibility program

2009 -2011-Designated Technical expert – IEEE Public visibility program

2008 -American College of Clinical Engineering (ACCE)/Association for the Advancement of Medical Instrumentation (AAMI) - Robert L. Morris International Humanitarian Award – Recipient.

2008 -Health Data Management, the Nursing Information Technology Innovation Award, Honorable Mention

2007 -ECRI Institute Health Technology Management Award

2007 -Medical systems integration Award, HIMSS Industry affiliated

2006 -Texas Children’s Hospital, Patient Safety Award from CEO/Mark Wallace

2006 -ECRI Institute Achievement Award – Customer Service program. 

2004 -The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), Senior Member.

2003 -Tec De Monterrey, School of Medicine, Mexico – Visiting Professor.

2002 -Chinese PLA Postgraduate Medical School - Visiting Professor.

2001 -Food and Drug Administration (FDA), Commissioner’s Special Citation – Recognition Recipient.

2000 -American Board of Forensic Engineering and Technology - Diplomat.

1999 -American College of Forensic Examiners Institute – Awarded Fellow status.

1999 -American College of Clinical Engineering - Awarded Fellow status.

1992 -The American Institute of Medical and Biological Engineering (AIMBE) - Inducted Founding Fellow.

1975 -Kirkland Scholarship - Recipient. 

1974 -Eta Kappa Nu Association - National Honorary Association of Electrical Engineering.

1973 -West Virginia University, Engineering Dean's Honor List.


  • Healthcare Technology Foundation 
  • President Emeritus – (2008-Present)
  • Founder, President – (2002-2006)
  • Biomedical Advisory Committee (BAC) – Chairman, (2003-2014)
  • National Fire Protection Association - (N.F.P.A.)   Technical Committee on:
  • Health Care Facilities (NFPA-99) sections on:
  • Medical Gas Delivery Systems - Chairman (2002- 2008)
  • The Safe Use of Electrical Equipment (2) Medical Gases (1977 - 2010).
  • Laser Safety Committee (NFPA-115) - Chairman - (1998-2008), member (2015-2017).
  • Association for the Advancement of Medical Instrumentation - (A.A.M.I.)
  • Application of Quality Systems to Medical Device Data Systems Working Group              
  • (MDDS/QS) - Co- Chairman (2011-Present)
  • Uniformed Terminology and Taxonomy Initiative - Chairman (2008-2012)
  • Electro Magnetic Compatibility (EMC) Committee (1998-Present).
  • Electrical Safety Committee (1995-Present).
  • Education Committee (1985).
  • National Forensic Center Distinguished Expert (1987-2017).
  • American College of Clinical Engineering (ACCE)
  • Healthcare Technology Foundation – Founder & 1st President (2002-present)
  • Bylaws Review Committee - Chairman (2001)
  • Elected Fellow (1999)
  • Vision 2000 Task Force (1996) 
  • Nominations Committee Chairman (1993)
  • Charter member (1990)
  • Founder & 1st President (1990)
  • Biomedical Engineering Advisory Council - Texas A&M University, 
  • Charter Member, (1998-2008).
  • Journal of Medical Engineering and Physics - Elsevier Science - 
  • Editorial Review Board (1995-2008).
  • National Recall Alert Center – Charter Member (1991-2008).
  • National Society of Professional Engineers (N.S.P.E.) - Member (1985-2006). 
  • Center for Telemedicine Law (CTL) - Charter member, 1st President (1996-2004).
  • Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society - (E.M.B.S.):
  • Annual International Conference - Technical Program Committee (2002-2009).
  • Technical Committee on Clinical Engineering - Chairman (1982-86, 1990-94, 2002-06). 
  • Co - Chairman of the Pittsburgh Section (1982 - 1983). 
  • American Institute of Biological Sciences (AIBS) and the United States Army Research and Material Command (USAMRMC), Peer Review Panel on the “Defense Women’s Health (DWH) Research Programs,” Baltimore, Maryland, - Scientific Grant Reviewer (1999).
  • American Society for Healthcare Engineering (ASHE)
  • TeleHealth Committee (1996-2000).
  • Clinical Engineering and Technology Management Committee (1993-1997).
  • International Federation of Medical and Biological Engineering (IFMBE)
  • Clinical Engineering division chairman (2008-2011)
  • Clinical Engineering Division Board member (2008-present)
  • International Union for Physical and Engineering Sciences in Medicine (IUPESM)
  • Health Technology Task Group (2013- present), Chairman (2016-2019)
  • United States - Israel Science and Technology Commission, BiNational Committee 
  • (1996-2000).
  • Association of Field Service Managers International   
  • (A.F.S.M.) (1995-2001).
  • Texas State Technical Institute - Biomedical Technology Program Adviser (1994).
  • American Heart Association-Texas Affiliate-Research Allocations and Advisory Committee-Grant Application Reviewer (1993-1996).
  • The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE):
  • Technology policy Committee, I.E.E.E./TAB, Washington, DC (1993-1995).
  • Delegate to Technical Committee - NFPA 99 - Health Care Facilities.
  • Standards Coordinating Committee Panel #18. 
  • Accreditation Board for Engineering Technology, Evaluator (ABET) (1988-1995).
  • Electrical/electronics, Biomedical and Instrumentation Engineering Technology
  • Delegate - Health Care Engineering Policy Committee (HCEPC) (1986-1995).
  • Chairman (1993-1995).
  • National Fire Protection Association - Delegate (1977-1995).
  • American Institute of Medical and Biological Engineering (AIMBE) – 
  • Inducted Founding Fellow (1992)
  • Member (1992-present).
  • University of Houston, College of Architecture - The Health Environment Institute Advisory Board (1988-1995).
  • Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organization (JCAHO) 
  • The Committee on Health Care Safety (1987 1993).
  • Society of Critical Care Medicine (S.C.C.M.) (1986-1997).
  • International Certification Commission for Clinical Engineering and Biomedical Technology (1986-1990). 
  • Alliance for Engineering in Medicine and Biology, (A.E.M.B.)
  • Education Committee Chairman (1986). 
  • Project Advisory Committee - Chairman (1984-1985). 
  • American Society for Testing and Materials - (A.S.T.M.)
  • Anesthetic & Respiratory Equipment F-29 - Committee Member (1983-1995). 
  • Houston Community College (H.C.C.) - Program Advisor Electronics Technology (1982-1993). 
  • West Virginia University (College of Engineering and School of Medicine)
  • The Bioengineering Graduate Program Committee - Member (1981-1982)
  • Advisor Biomedical Engineering Department. 



  • Facility and Equipment Safety Subcommittee (2000-2008, 1992-98).
  • Medical Technology Evaluation Committee (1989-2008). 
  • Equipment and Facilities Committee (1998).
  • Television and Audiovisual Committee (1987-1995). 
  • Advisory Committee for the Administrative and Management Forum (1986-1987).

Co Chairman 

  • Cardiac Care Unit Monitoring Equipment Committee (1987-1988).


  • Equipment and Facilities Committee (1999-2008).
  • Hospital Information Systems Advisory Committee (1997- 2008, 1988-1990).
  • Capital Budget Committee (1991-2008). 
  • Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation Committee (1991-2004). 
  • Product Standardization and Utilization Committee (1990-2008).
  • Safety Committee (1982-2008).
  • Quality Assurance Committee (1989-1995).
  • Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory Construction Committee (1985-1989).
  • Laser Committee (1981-2004).
  • Risk Management Committee (1986-1989).


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