Richard DeRisio founded The DeRisio Group LLC to provide expert consulting support to FDA-regulated companies.
prior industry roles, DeRisio
had executive-level responsibility for global quality, regulatory, government affairs and compliance for major U.S. corporations including Abbott
, Johnson & Johnson
, among others.
In both operating divisions and corporate units, he
has worked with a broad range of Class II and Class III medical devices including mechanical heart valves, ophthalmic implants and laser devices, implantable defibrillators, electrophysiology and neurovascular catheters, wound healing systems, robotic surgery devices, diagnostic products and sterilization equipment.
During an earlier ten-year career in FDA's Washington offices, Mr. DeRisio worked in the Agency's field operations headquarters and later in the Office of Compliance in the Center for Devices and Radiological Health.
Mr. DeRisio is a graduate of Cornell University, where he received a Bachelor of Science degree in chemical engineering and a Master of Science degree in food science and technology with a minor in microbiology.
He is a member of the University of Southern California Regulatory Science Graduate Program Advisory Board.
He serves on the Editorial Advisory Board for Medical Device & Diagnostic Industry magazine and on the Medical Design and Manufacturing Conference Advisory Board.
He has been a member of AdvaMed and MDMA board-level committees, and is a member of AIChE and the Regulatory Affairs Professional Society.
holds the RAPS Regulatory Affairs Certification (RAC).