John Anastasiadis, IDSA
Chair | Medical Design Section
John Anastasiadis is the Director, Human Factors and Design for Smith+Nephew, where he is leading and building Human Factors, Industrial Design and UI/UX Design capabilities across global franchises: Sports Medicine, Orthopedics, Wound Management and Robotics.
John’s innovation in healthcare comes through the establishment of human factors processes and by employing user-centered design principles and practices. This approach, in collaboration with stakeholders, contributes to the creation of value adding products and services that mitigate product misuse, reduce user variability and enable better patient outcomes.
Prior to Smith+Nephew, John was a part of J&J’s Industrial Design and Human Factors team and designed for several brands and consulting firms. He has been able to contribute to the success of multiple categories of products ranging from pharmaceutical delivery systems to consumer softgoods.
Many of John’s designs have gone on to earn design and utility patents. Additionally, he served as Visiting Adjunct Professor of Industrial Design at Montclair State University in Montclair, New Jersey.
John earned a Bachelor’s of Industrial Design at Pratt Institute followed by an MBA from Drexel University’s LeBow College of Business.