Speakers
Gautam
Gupta
Vice President and General Manager, Medical Devices, 3D Systems

Panel: 3D printing in implants and orthopedics

Dr. Gautam Gupta is responsible for global business development, operations and quality for the Medical Devices team within 3D Systems’ Healthcare Solutions group. He is passionate about innovating technology and processes that enable introduction of powerful new medical devices at an accelerated pace. Dr. Gupta’s passion infuses his current role, focused on helping medical device companies bring orthopedic, spine, and cardiovascular products to market more efficiently and effectively through the power of 3D Systems’ healthcare additive manufacturing solutions. He joined 3D Systems in 2015 as Vice President, Business Development, Healthcare, and was promoted to Vice President, Global Go To Market, Healthcare in 2019. He was subsequently promoted to General Manager of the Medical Device business in 2020.

Dr. Gupta received his Bachelors in Technology from the Indian Institute of Technology (Kanpur, India) and a Masters in Metallurgical Engineering from the University of Missouri – Rolla. He then received his Ph.D. in Biomedical Engineering from the University of Kentucky and has an MBA from Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University. After completing his Ph.D., Dr. Gupta joined the orthopedic industry with Biomet working in the biomaterials research group. His research focused on developing surface coating technologies to improve implant performance. He also invented and commercialized a porous metal technology for bone ingrowth using additive manufacturing and was instrumental in bringing several of the first additively manufactured orthopedic devices to market in the US.

Dr. Gupta frequently speaks and writes on his expertise in the medical device industry.

Les
Kalman
Assistant Professor, Restorative Dentistry, Schulich School of Medicine, Western University

Panel: AM dental

Kalman’s research focuses on medical devices & technologies relevant to clinical dentistry, with an emphasis on metal 3D Printing. He has authored over 40 articles, holds two patents, and has translated two technologies. Kalman maintains his position as the founder and President of Research Driven. He is an active member of the Academy of Osseointegration, the International Congress of Oral Implantologists, the Standards Council of Canada and serves on the Board of Directors for the University of Western Ontario Faculty Association and the Canadian Association of Public Health Dentistry. He has been recognized as an Academic Associate Fellow (AAID), Fellow, Master, and Diplomate (ICOI), Fellow (AO), and has been awarded the Schulich Alumni of Distinction Award and most recently the Merck Patients First award.