Dr. Geetha Rao’s personal focus is on establishing effective and cost effective quality management processes, as well as regulatory and legal problem-solving for medical technology approvals, FDA and notified body inspections and audits, adverse events, and liability. She has over 20 years of experience in medical and other high-risk technologies with a focus on emerging business challenges and operational excellence that meets best-in-class, international standards. She is an internationally recognized expert in risk management and liability and has served on several international policy making bodies, and as an invited expert to regulatory agencies, including the FDA, ISO Technical Committees, GHTF, and European Notified Bodies. She has addressed numerous industry forums and the press on issues of management of product and process quality and business risks. Dr. Rao currently chairs the ASQ Biomedical Division Northern California Discussion Group, has previously chaired the MIT/Stanford Venture Lab’s Emerging Business Forum for Life Sciences, and has been guest faculty on Stanford University’s Biodesign Innovation Program,
Dr. Rao holds a doctorate from MIT and a master’s degree from Stanford University’s Graduate School of Business. She is a Vice President at Triple Ring Technologies, an innovative contract research and medical product development company that supports clients from conceptual design through development and product launch.