Lisa Ferrara, Ph.D., is the Technical Director for the Medical Device Consulting and Regulatory Division of Element Materials Technology.
Academically, she held a joint appointment for the Departments of Neurosurgery and Orthopedic Surgery at The Cleveland Clinic Foundation, where she founded the Spine Research Laboratory and served as the director. During her 25 years of academic research, she authored more than 60 journal publications, 26 book chapters, was granted multiple patents and gave over 70 invited lectures on innovative technologies, biomaterials, nanotechnology and nanomedicine, musculoskeletal and spinal biomechanics, biomechanics of brain injury, additive manufacturing and regulatory strategies.
Dr. Ferrara serves on multiple healthcare advisory boards and was an original member of the Southeastern Regional Biotechnology Advisory Board for North Carolina. She currently serves on the editorial staff of multiple orthopedic and spine medical journals and was highlighted in the National Association of Distinguished Professionals as one of the top 100 industry experts in medical devices.