Jonathan Nielsen brings over 17 years of experience in orthopedics to his role as Vice President of R&D at Insight Medical Systems. In previous positions with Smith & Nephew, LifeModeler and OrthAlign, he focused on introducing new technology to address the needs of both surgeons and patients. Mr. Nielsen has been awarded several patents for various orthopedic technologies spanning implant design, surgical navigation, and surgical simulation. His previous work includes research and development activities based on optical, inertial and electromagnetic navigation modalities, and his work in navigation and surgical simulation has been published in industry journals. Mr. Nielsen received a Master’s degree in Biomedical Engineering from the University of Iowa.