John S. Kim, MS

John Kim is director of quality technology for Medtronic Inc. (Minneapolis), a global leader in medical technology. Mr. Kim graduated from the University of Minnesota with a BS in mathematics and an MS in biostatistics. He has more than 30 years of experience as a statistical consultant in medical research and in the medical industry. He joined Medtronic in 1975 as a statistician. His responsibilities include development and implementation of statistical training programs, product performance evaluations, and statistical consulting. For his contributions at Medtronic, Mr. Kim has received the company's Star of Excellence management quality award, and he has been inducted as a fellow of the Bakken Society. He is a member of the American Society of Quality Control (ASQC), American Statistical Society, and the U.S. Technical Advisory Group for ISO TC 69. He has been a member of MD&DI's Editorial Advisory Board since 1996.