Chris is a Biomedical Engineer with a MSc degree from the University of Virginia. His undergraduate degree is in Materials Engineering with a Minor in Biology. Chris has always had an interest in biomaterials and applies his knowledge routinely in his role at GMED. He also has expertise in the area of Clinical Evaluation for medical device CE Marking, and is a frequent author, speaker, and trainer on the subject. With over 15 years of experience in the area of European medical device regulation, he brings a valuable knowledge base to GMED.
“GMED provides a culture that values expertise and I’m proud to be part of a team of committed scientists, engineers, and physicians all working to ensure patient safety while helping to bring to market innovative, life-saving medical devices. Additionally, the people here at GMED are what make this place special. There is an undeniable spirit of positivity and supportiveness that makes working here a fulfilling experience. We all work together to share knowledge and help each other.”
“The role of Product Reviewer/Evaluator at GMED North America requires a very interdisciplinary approach. One has to be knowledgeable of all the applicable standards and regulations, and of course stay on top of the latest medical device technology and engineering while closely monitoring clinical trends. But more than that, it requires a holistic awareness of the big picture, and the ability to connect pieces of information scattered among an enormous volume of important details. This is all in the pursuit of answering the question “is this device safe and effective?” The role is very challenging and rewarding, and I’m happy to know that as a result of my work, patients are getting access to medical devices that they can be sure have been through rigorous screening.”