Ear, Nose and Throat Medical Device Expert and Surgeon

Technical Consultant #1969


  • Ear, Nose and Throat (ENT) surgical devices.
  • Neurological devices, electrical stimulation and neurophysiological monitoring.
  • Cardiac devices and cardiac monitoring.
  • Extracorporeal, renal and blood processing devices.
  • Tissue Engineering and artificial organs.

Expert Witness Experience

  • Cause of death of patient on a medical device (tracheostomy tube). Provided analyses, reports and deposition for this case.


Independent Consultant, 2012 - Present

  • Analysis and characterization of patents.
  • Educator: Taught related courses titled "Medical Device Design & Development", "Human Physiology in Health & Disease" and "Cardio-Pulmonary Pathophysiology and Devices" for the University of California extensions at Berkeley, Santa Cruz and Irvine.
  • Industry Adviser, strategist and consultant for medical devices.
  • Ability to offer unique expertise as a clinician-engineer.

Mphasis Corporation, Santa Clara, Vice President and Head - Medical Device Vertical, 2011 - 2012

  • Created "proof of concept" medical device solutions to Medical Device clients.
  • Obtained the ISO 13485 Certification for the company.
  • Involved in projects involving: Sleep apnea devices, pulmonary devices, cardiac monitoring devices, mobile health monitoring devices.

Patni Americas Inc. , Milpitas, CA, 2009 - 2011

Associate Vice President, Medical Devices and Healthcare Vertical

  • Worked on design and development projects relating to the following devices:
  • Cardiology devices - ICDs, pacemakers,
  • Cardiac and diagnostic imaging,
  • EMR-device interface and hospital information systems,
  • Hemapheresis and therapeutic apheresis,
  • Laparoscopic surgery Instrumentation,
  • Neuromodulation and hearing devices,
  • Patient monitoring and hospital info systems,
  • Surgical planning software.

Wipro Technologies, Mountain View CA, 2008 - 2009

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.

Medtech Bridgre, Santa Clara, CA, Founder and Medical Director, 2004 - 2008

  • 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 and consulting.
  • Consulting services includes medical education, key opinion and /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 and Devices.

Girvan & Ten Technology Incubators, El Sugundo, CA, 2004 - 2009

Executive - In Residence and Adviser

  • Through the Institute of Technology, a technology Incubator, and acting Adviser to The Enterprise Network (TEN) in the Silicon Valley, helped start-up companies get off the ground.
  • Developed their technology plans, product positioning, clinical regulatory strategy.

Sanmina-Sci, San Jose, CA, Medical Projects Manager, 2003 - 2004

  • Quick technology assessment, presenting company capabilities to prospective clients, writing compelling proposals and closing project sales.

U.S. Education Inc., East Bay, Head of Medical Division, 2002 - 2003

  • Boosted revenue within 9 months; managed 15 direct reports; developed medical education programs; identified and recruited teaching faculty; as well as handled budgeting and profit and loss.

Xuma Inc and Oceania, San Francisco, CA, 1998 - 2002

Medical Expert - Clinical Analyst and Engineer

  • Healthcare Effectiveness Data and Information Set, (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, Postdoctorate, 1996 - 1998

  • Postdoctoral research in biomedical engineering.

Medical Centers - India,1983 - 1996

  • Ear nose and throat Clinician and Surgeon.
  • At the B.J. Wadia Hospital for Children and Karnatak Medical Hospital, attending ear nose and throat Surgeon.
  • Provided years of service for the general ENT practice including, the surgical and therapeutic management of: Head and neck cancers, supraglottal laryngeal malignancies, nasal and sinus cancers, and middle ear tympanoplasties.
  • Provide treatment for ENT and general surgery patients in ICU, NICU and ER.
  • Inspired with technological solutions in clinical problems while performing surgery. Returned to school to for formal training in engineering and graduated with a Ph.D. in Biomedical engineering at Indian Institutes of Technology.

Honors & Publications


  • University of California, Santa Cruz, CA: Certificate in Clinical Trials Design and Management.
  • Post-Doctoral Research in Biomedical Engineering, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI.
  • Selected for the inaugural class of Emerging Entrepreneurs in Biomedical



  • English
  • Hindi
  • Kannada

Academic and Professional Affiliations

  • University of California, Berkeley Professional Extension
  • Chairman of Life Science Committee, Silicon Valley Association of Start-up Entrepreneurs (SVASE)


  • Selected for the inaugural class of Emerging Entrepreneurs in Biomedical
  • Selected for the National Research Service Award in Nephrology from the National Institutes of Health.
  • Awarded with the International Travel Grants and Research Associate ship by the CSIR in New Delhi.


Author of literature for following subject matters

  • Renal Replacement Therapy" in "Handbook of Cell Encapsulation Technology and Therapeutics.
  • Cross flow microfiltration of blood by an extracorporeal Device
  • Hemorheological - Hemocompatibility Testing and Screening of Biomaterials


Providing national and international perspective on the following areas

  • 'Sensors in Medicine - the emerging opportunity'
  • 'Is Technology the Answer for Today's Incurable Diseases?'
  • 'Remote Health Monitoring Platform for Elderly in India' and 'Usability Engineering'
  • 'Medical Device Design and Development'
  • 'Human Physiology in Health and Illness'
  • 'State of the Biomedical Industry'
  • 'Cardiovascular Devices, Biomechanics and Design Challenges'
  • 'QSRs or Good Business Practices; Medical Device Industry Trends'
  • 'Cardiovascular Physiology and Engineering: Drugs, Bugs and Devices'
  • 'Bionic Bodies-Semiconductor Opportunities in Biomedical Industry'
  • 'What is happening in the Biomedical Industry?'
  • 'Medical Education: Is it necessary for Life Science Projects?'
  • 'BioDevice Therapies: A look back to the future'
  • 'Overview of Medical Device Industry' - University of California, Berkeley
  • 'Medical Devices - The Basics and the Business'


  • Ph.D. Biomedical Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology, Mumbai, India
  • M.Tech Technical Biomedical Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology, Mumbai, India
  • MBBS Medicine and Surgery, Ear, Nose and Throat Surgery, Karnatak University, Dharwad, India
  • DLO Laryngology and Otology (Otolaryngology), Karnatak University, Dharwad, India
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