Divisional Vice President, Regulatory Affairs, Abbott Medical Optics
Richard DeRisio is Divisional Vice President, Regulatory Affairs for Abbott Medical Optics, in Santa Ana, CA.
department's responsibilities include global regulatory and government affairs, reimbursement and policy.
From 2003 to 2007, he held positions of Vice President, Quality & Regulatory Affairs and Vice President, Regulatory Affairs at Kinetic Concepts, Inc.
Previously, Dick worked in corporate and operating company positions at Johnson & Johnson, Pfizer and other medical device companies.
He has held leadership clinical, regulatory and quality roles for manufacturers of mechanical heart valves, defibrillators, electrophysiology catheters, wound healing systems, robotic surgery devices and sterilization equipment.
During an earlier ten-year career at FDA's Washington offices, Dick worked in the Agency's field operations headquarters and later in the Office of Compliance in the Center for Devices and Radiological Health.
Dick is a graduate of Cornell University, where he received a Bachelor of Science degree in chemical engineering and Master of Science degree in food science and technology with a minor in microbiology.
He participates on AdvaMed and ANSI committees and is a member of AIChE and the Regulatory Affairs Professional Society.
He serves on the editorial advisory boards of Medical Device & Diagnostic Industry magazine and the Devices and Diagnostic Letter.