Kenneth D. Taylor is currently Vice President, Research and Development for ConMed Electrosurgery where he is responsible for the strategic direction and general management of product development and applied research for energy-based tissue cutting, coagulation and vessel sealing systems.
Previously Dr. Taylor was President, Colorado Operations division of Colorado MEDtech Inc. (CMED) which was a Boulder-based provider of advanced medical technology outsourcing services and medical imaging system components and accessories. Prior to joining CMED, was Vice President, Research and Development at Valleylab Inc where he was responsible for the strategic direction and general management of applied research and product development engineering for energy-source based tissue cutting and coagulation systems. He has held other positions at Pfizer Hospital Products Group, United Technologies Research Center, National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute, and Saint Francis Hospital and Medical Center. He is also an independent consultant providing strategic technology planning and product development consulting services to medical device companies.
Dr. Taylor has a Ph.D. in Biomedical Engineering from the University of Connecticut and a M.B.A. from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. Dr. Taylor is a Registered Professional Engineer and is a Certified Clinical Engineer. He is a member of a number of professional societies including the Association for the Advancement of Medical Instrumentation, American College of Clinical Engineering, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Sigma Xi, and Tau Beta Pi.
Ken is also an active member of the Delta Eta Boulé, Sigma Pi Phi Fraternity as well as the Delta Psi Lambda Chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Inc. He is/has served on a number of non-profit boards including the George E. Hailey Scholarship Endowment Fund, Historic Denver, Rose Biomedical Foundation, James P. Beckwourth Mountain Club, and Slippers-N-Sliders Ski Club.
Originally from Connecticut, he currently resides in Broomfield, Colorado with his family.