University of Minnesota
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Richard Chapman


Mr. Chapman had 25 years of product and software development experience as developer and manager in the medical device and other industries before joining FDA in 2005. He was a reviewer in ODE, General Hospital Devices Branch, for over 2 years before transferring to the Division of Electrical and Software Engineering in the Office of Science and Engineering Laboratories. In 2010 he transferred back to ODE as Chief of General Hospital Devices Branch. He specializes in software-based medical devices, medical devices with embedded software, infusion pumps, and new methods for regulatory review of premarket submissions. His medical device industry experience includes software development for infusion pumps, implantable defibrillators, heart rate monitors, respiratory test equipment, portable blood gas analyzers, dietary assessment software, and wild animal telemetry devices. He has a Masters Degree in Software Engineering from the University of Minnesota and is currently working toward a PhD. Degree in Computer Science.