Frank Pokrop is the newest member of MD&DI's Editorial Advisory Board.
The staff of MD&DI is pleased to announce that Frank Pokrop has been added to its Editorial Advisory Board. Pokrop's more than 15 years of experience in the medical device industry make him a valuable resource in the areas of quality assurance and regulatory affairs.
Currently, Pokrop serves as manager of global regulatory affairs at Siemens Molecular Imaging (Chicago). “I oversee global device submissions, including 510(k) and country-specific submissions, for computed tomography (CT) devices and nuclear gamma cameras,” Pokrop explains. He is also responsible for recalls, review and approval of promotional materials, complaint and vigilance reporting, and standards and regulatory compliance.
Previously, Pokrop was director of quality assurance at Abbott Laboratories (Chicago) and manager of quality safety and training at Aerosol Systems (Macedonia, OH). His work history includes responsibilities in quality assurance and regulatory affairs areas involving devices and drugs. His duties have covered manufacturing-, staff-, and director-level responsibilities for both large and small companies.
But Pokrop's involvement in the industry extends beyond his job duties. He is a member of NEMA, AAMI, and AdvaMed. He is a certified quality engineer and auditor for ASQ and has published more than 20 book reviews for the organization, and he has RAC certification from RAPS. Pokrop also authored ANSI/AAMI ID 54, the U.S. standard on enteral connectors. In addition, he has written several articles on sterilization for MD&DI.