October 2010 Contributors

Posted by mfontanazza on September 28, 2010

Meet the contributors to MD+DI's October issue.


  Arathi Asthi is an intern at Patni Medical Solutions. She has a master’s degree in biomedical devices. 

Don Berndt is owner of Mapletech Productions LLC (Maple Glen, PA). He an independent consultant who has more than 25 years of experience designing embedded systems software for the medical device industry. Contact him at
  Monika Bhatt is an attorney in Hodgson Russ LLP’s Intellectual Property & Technology and Health Law Practice Groups. She has experience in national and international business law, commercial litigation, and asset protection. Contact her at
  Marcia Coulson is president of Eldon James Corp. (Loveland, CO). She introduces customers to new and innovative materials that offer safe and effective medical solutions. Contact her at
  Sudhi Gautam, PhD, MD, is head of medical solutions at Patni Americas (Milpitas, CA), as well as a surgeon and biomedical engineer. He has more than 15 years of experience with cardiovascular, blood processing, medical imaging,and diabetes monitoring devices. He teaches cardiovascular engineering and physiology,  at the University of California (UC), Irvine and medical device design and& development at the UC, Santa Cruz. Reach him at
  Yahia Gawad, MD, is CEO and director of CardioGenics Inc. (Mississauga, ON, Canada). He has nearly 20 years of experience with cardiac diagnostic test products and has taken such products from concept and bench development to commercialization. Reach him at
  Bethany J. Hills is an attorney at Hodgson Russ LLP. She assists life science companies with regulatory and compliance matters and represents them in all aspects of business, from regulatory submissions to collaborative agreements for research, supply and distribution, or joint product development. She advises clinical trial sponsors, investigators, institutional review boards, and contract research organizations, and others on clinical research compliance and reimbursement. Reach her at
  Ed McCauley is vice president of business intelligence and sourcing at GHX (Louisville, CO). He holds sales, product management, technology, and operations responsibilities for GHX market intelligence and channel intelligence. He oversees these divisions’ efforts to provide visibility into the medical and surgical marketplaces to help manufacturers turn market opportunity into market share. Reach him at
  William Spees is a forensic software engineer at CDRH. He is a longtime educator and a career software developer in medical devices, control systems, and robotics. He holds a doctorate in computer science. Contact him at



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