Provides Opinion & Testimony In:
Engineer Medical Device, Engineer Biomedical Surgical, Ear Nose Throat, Artificial Organs, Implants, Therapeutic Devices, Extracorporeal Devices, Neurostimulation Devices, Non invasive Monitoring, Device Evaluation, Testing, Stem Cell Based Technologies, Biomedical Engineering Technology, Solutions, Medical Clinical, Medical Membrane Technology, Imaging Ultrasound Devices, Blood Manipulation Technology, Device Biocompatibility, Blood Devices, Medical Clinical Info Systems,
Expert Witness No. 2265
Expert 2265 has over 20 years of experience in designing and developing medical device to clinical problems. He has extensive experience as a surgeon having performed procedures/surgeries such as laryngectomies, tracheostomies, bronchoscopies, laryngoscopies, head & neck surgeries and many other types of general surgeries. While practicing surgery he got inspired with technological solutions to clinical problems and completed his Masterâ€™s & Ph.D. in Biomedical Engineering at the IIT. His post-doctoral research at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor was in Nephrology, Artificial Organs and Blood when he developed, evaluated and tested a stem cell-based Artificial Kidney Device and worked on a de-heparinization and blood device that can be used in Cardiac surgeries.
Expert 2265 teaches courses titled Medical Device Design & Development, Human Physiology in Health & Disease, Overview of the Medical Device Industry and Medical Devices- the Basics & the Business, Cardio-Pulmonary Pathophysiology and Devices for University of California extensions at Berkeley, Santa Cruz & Irvine. He is also a medical device adviser and consultant.
Biomechanics & Implants
Blood devices and Cardiac devices
Cardiac Devices & Artificial Organs
Disease & Device Interventions
ENT devices - ex: CPAP devices
Medical Device Design
Medical Membrane Technology
Medical Software & Informatics
Nephrology & Renal Devices
Stem Cell Technology
Surgery - ENT, Obstetrics, Plastic
Wireless Medical Devices
University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI
Post-Doctoral Research in Biomedical Engineering
Indian Institute of Technology, Mumbai
M. Tech & Ph.D. Doctorate in Biomed Engineering
Karnatak University, Dharwad
MB BS, DLO – in Ear, Nose & Throat Surgery
University of California, Santa Cruz, CA
Certificate in Clinical Trials Design and Management
PRIVATE CORPORATION, SANTA CLARA, CA
VICE PRESIDENT | HEAD – MEDICAL DEVICE VERTICAL
Created â€œproof of conceptâ€ medical device solutions to Medical Device clients.
Obtained the ISO number Certification for the company.
Involved in projects involving: Sleep Apnea devices, Pulmonary devices, Cardiac monitoring devices, Mobile health monitoring devices.
PRIVATE CORPORATION - MILPITAS, CA
ASSOCIATE VICE PRESIDENT – MEDICAL DEVICES AND HEALTHCARE VERTICAL
Worked on design and development projects relating to the following devices:
- Biochemistry Analyzers and Bioanalytical Instruments
- Cardiology Devices – ICDs, Pacemakers
- Cardiac & Diagnostic Imaging
- EMR-device interface & Hospital Information Systems
- Hemapheresis & Therapeutic Apheresis
- Laparoscopic surgery Instrumentation
- Neuromodulation & Hearing Devices
- Patient Monitoring & Hospital Info Systems.
- Radiation Therapy Devices
- Surgical Planning Software
- Therapeutic Devices
PRIVATE TECHNOLOGY COMPANY - MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA
MEDICAL DIRECTOR – PRODUCT STRATEGY AND ARCHITECTURE
Worked on market research and market strategies, medical device solutions, and medical device consulting. Solutions worked on were around Telepathology and Cardiology.
PRIVATE COMPANY - SANTA CLARA, CA
FOUNDER AND MEDICAL DIRECTOR
Rendered effectual support to start-up companies in developing technology plans, establishing positioning in the medical devices market, and devising clinical and regulatory strategies.
Specialized in Biomedical, Clinical, consulting. Consulting services includes Medical Education, Key Opinion/Thought Leader Advocacy, Medical Affairs, Clinical Consulting, and Medical Information & Medical Content Management. Convey/acquire safety information on bioproducts. Teach workshops on Good Clinical Practices (GCPs), Cardiac Pathophysiology: Drugs/ Devices
INSTRUCTOR IN MEDICAL DEVICES & HUMAN PHYSIOLOGY
Summary: As an industry expert in Medical Devices, teach courses in Medical Devices and Human Physiology at several extension campuses.
Courses taught were:
Medical Device Design and Development
This course provides insight into the entrepreneurial nature of the medical device industry, as well as a detailed look at the design and development process for new medical devices. Beginning with an overview of device terminology, applied patho-physiological concepts, and biocompatibility, the instructor and guest speakers move on to explore how technologies are translated into medical devices. Using case studies on numerous families of devices, they address hardware and software design, biomaterials, as well as the process of securing IP protection for the innovation by the Patent application process. Brief coverage is also given to device manufacturing and testing, marketing pathways and strategies to navigate the regulatory bodies. This course benefits professionals from all backgrounds who are working in or interested in exploring opportunities within the medical device arena.
Human Physiology in Health and Disease
This course introduces the fundamental principles of human physiology in health and disease, and provides insights into the cutting-edge and established therapies being developed and used to treat a range of disease processes. Designed for individuals who lack formal medical training, the course begins with an overview of the hierarchical organization of the body, from cells to coordinated organ systems, and continues with a discussion of the key integrative/homeostatic control mechanisms. With these topics as a foundation, the instructor progresses through the functions of major systems, including renal, cardiovascular, respiratory, neuromuscular, digestive, endocrine and reproductive. This course benefits clinical research, biopharmaceutical, and engineering professionals who need a basic understanding of the physiological processes and therapeutic approaches that underlie the biomedical projects or clinical trials on which they work.
Cardiovascular-Pulmonary Physiology & Engineering: Drugs and Devices
Gain an in-depth understanding of the structure and function of the cardiovascular and pulmonary systems. Expand your knowledge of the biomedical engineering principles involved in the design and development of cardiovascular and pulmonary devices, drugs, and diagnostics. In addition, participants are introduced to patho-physiology, diagnostic techniques, and therapeutic interventions for cardiovascular and pulmonary systems. Topics to be covered include:
- Cardiovascular rheology and hemodynamics, and pulmonary biomechanics
- Thrombosis, hypertension, ischemic heart disease, chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD), and lung pathologies
- Pulmonary devices, Sleep Apnoea devices, Spirometry, PFTs
- Therapeutic interventions in the form of drugs, cardiac pacemakers, defibrillators and ventricular assists.
SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY OF MEDICAL DEVICES FOR QUALITY PROFESSIONALS
The Biomedical industry is one of the fastest growing sectors in North America which hosts a large concentration of this industry. The explosion of scientific advances in biomedicine and the demographics of an aging population have fuelled the growth of this industry. Biomedical engineers play a pivotal role in the concept, design, development, manufacture and support of biomedical devices and diagnostics.
Engineers who are considering this industry require breadth of knowledge in the underlying medical/ clinical science and familiarity with the highly regulated environment. Because of its comprehensive nature, this course will be most valuable to Quality professionals, Engineers, Technologists, managers whose current domain is not biomedical but are very much interested in this sector. Topics included are:
- Medical Devices – Types and Classification
- Cardiovascular Devices & Stents
- Biomedical Sensors, BioPhotonics & BioChips
- Medical Imaging Techniques
- Stem Cells, Human Genomics & Gene Therapy
MEDICAL & DEVICE TERMINOLOGY FOR QUALITY PROFESSIONALS
This workshop is perfect for Medical Device and Quality professionals who have no background in Biomedical sciences but who want to upgrade their skills and learn Medical terminology. This course will provide you with a basic understanding of the human body, its functions and disease states. Introduction to the basic word structure in medical terminology. Special focus on definition of medical terms by their roots, prefixes and suffixes. Emphasis on the roots, prefixes and suffixes to systems-based terminology. Medical Device terminology with emphasis on Cardiovascular Devices, Neuro-devices, Nephro-devices, Imaging devices, Pulmonary & ENT devices and Patient Care devices will be discussed. Also, Medical Device Regulatory terms such as 510K, PMA, IDE, Substantial Equivalence, Predicate Device, Adverse Events, Warning Letter and other related terminology will be discussed to give understanding of the terms used in the Medical Device Industry.
EXECUTIVE-IN-RESIDENCE & ADVISER
Summary: As a pro bono Executive-in-Residence in the Girvan Institute of Technology, a Technology Incubator and as Adviser to The Enterprise Network (TEN) in the Silicon Valley, helped startup companies get off the ground. Developed their technology plans, product positioning, clinical regulatory strategy.
PRIVATE COMPANY, SAN JOSE, CA
MEDICAL PROJECTS MANAGER
Summary: Quick technology assessment, presenting company capabilities to prospective clients, writing compelling proposals and closing project sales.
PRIVATE CORPORATION - EAST BAY, CA
HEAD OF MEDICAL DIVISION
Boosted revenue within 9 months; managed 15 direct reports; developed medical education programs; identified and recruited teaching faculty; as well as handled budgeting and P & L.
PRIVATE COMPANY, – SAN FRANCISCO, CA
MEDICAL EXPERT | CLINICAL ANALYST AND ENGINEER
HEDIS Reporting, which contained the computerized patient records of Oceania, a company that creates electronic medical records (EMRs), such as WAVE and OC Notes for HMOs and Kaiser.
UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN, ANN ARBOR, MI, USA
POSTDOCTORAL RESEARCHER IN BIOMEDICAL ENGINEERING
HOSPITALS IN KARNATAKA, MAHARASHTRA AND GUJARAT, INDIA
EAR, NOSE AND THROAT SURGEON | CLINICIAN- SURGEON
EAR, NOSE & THROAT SURGEON, B.J. WADIA HOSPITAL FOR CHILDREN, KARNATAK MEDICAL HOSPITAL besides others
- Years of general ENT experience, including the surgical and therapeutic management of: Head and Neck Cancers, Supraglottal Laryngeal malignancies, Nasal and sinus cancers, middle ear typmanoplasties.
- Experience treating ENT and general surgery patients in ICU, NICU and ER.
- While practicing surgery I got inspired with technological solutions to clinical problems, went back to school and got myself formally trained in engineering with a Ph.D. in Biomedical engineering at IIT, B.
- Concurrently, worked in the IIT, Hospital as a consulting Ear, Nose & Throat Specialist/Surgeon
- Former Chairman of Life Science Committee, Silicon Valley Association of Startup Entrepreneurs (SVASE)
- Ex-Board of Directors at BioDevice Group, Silicon Valley, CA
- Selected for the inaugural class of Emerging Entrepreneurs in Biomedical Technology 2005 at Stanford Universityâ€™s Bio Design Program
- Received the National Research Service Award in Nephrology from the National Institutes of Health in 1997
- Awarded with the International Travel Grants and Research Associateship by the CSIR in New Delhi in 1995
Selected Publications & Presentations
Available upon Request.