Consulting biomedical engineer and scientist with over two decades of industry experience.  His expertise spans the central and peripheral nervous system, clinical and non-clinical research, computational modeling, and experimental technologies and includes electronics and software design.

Formal Education

  • Ph.D. in Biomedical Engineering, Case Western Reserve University
  • M.S. in Biomedical Engineering, Case Western Reserve University
  • B.S. in Robotic Engineering, Rice University 

Career Highlights

  • Key global expert in neural stimulation for a cross-functional team charged with bringing a novel occipital nerve stimulation headache therapy to market, including proposing the experimentally-verified hypothesis for its mechanism of action
  • Provided scientific content for communicating with regulatory agencies to obtain approval for clinical research or therapy commercialization
  • Sole engineer for large interdisciplinary team investigating normal and abnormal neural control of the larynx, using functional and anatomical MRI, MEG (magnetoencephalography), EEG (electroencelphalography) FES (functional electrical stimulation), EMG (electrictromyography), neural stimulation, video motion analysis, 3-D articulography, and videoradiography
  • Design engineer for functional electrical stimulation solutions for stroke, spinal cord injury, and demylination disease patients
  • Creator of in-house rapid prototypes involving standard machining, PCB design and fabrication including high density surface mount, laser cutting and engraving, and 3-D printing in a variety of materials
  • Served on multiple boards for intellectual property and innovation strategy, therapy development, systems engineering, pre-clinical research oversight, quality systems planning, commercialization planning, and regulatory interaction
  • Named inventor on nine issued U.S. patents including for electrical stimulation techniques for therapeutic and diagnostic purposes, including methods of determining nerve locations, modulating reflex strength, and adjusting therapies based on head position/acceleration, as well as an innovation in shared memory data management

Expert Qualifications

  • Deposed as a testifying expert in U.S. District Court litigation alleging patent infringement and trade secret theft in regard to high-frequency spinal cord stimulation therapies