Cory Kimball, IDSA

Cory Kimball, IDSA
Senior Industrial Designer

Cory Kimball, IDSA, thoughtfully develops innovative and award-winning medical products. Extensive experience in communicating with surgeons and other key stakeholders inspires Kimball to deliver a superior customer experience. He has provided design influence and intellectual property to numerous surgical devices.

Kimball's role in managing external resources to advance the design and development of products results in fulfilling the unique, unmet needs of the customer. Kimball has earned a Johnson & Johnson’s 3Rs Award; a 2015 Silver MDEA award for the Harmonic Focus+ Ultrasonic Shears; and a 2007 Gold MDEA award for the Mammotome® MR Breast Biopsy System. He currently holds 30 issued patents.

Advances in Surgical Simulation: Unique Approaches to Developing Anatomy Models for Device Evaluation

This will be an interactive lab where participants will have the ability to experience various types of anatomical simulators in a replicated surgical use environment.  Cory Kimball, IDSA, and Omar Vakharia, IDSA, of Ethicon’s Industrial Design/Human Factors Center of Excellence—a subsidiary of Johnson & Johnson—will discuss the techniques utilized to test medical product concepts. 

Learn how patient imaging data is utilized to create virtual simulators, inanimate models and animate adaptations to replicate human anatomy—methods proven to reduce device use error, shorten product development time and minimize the need for in vivo testing.

Panel Discussion | Formative Design Techniques-Generative Insights from Clinicians


Sean Hägen will be moderating a panel discussion on generative techniques for eliciting design inputs in the healthcare space. How do enable the type-A commando personality, so common among clinicians, to share their aspirations and unmet needs. What are the most creative means by which you’ve elicited feedback or idea generation from a user?