Robert Cohen, M.S

President, Digital, Robotics, and Enabling Technology

Stryker

Mr. Cohen currently holds the position of President of Stryker’s Digital, Robotics, and Enabling Technologies.  He has worked in the medical device industry for over thirty-five years.  Mr Cohen has focused on innovation that can improve patient outcomes and has managed R&D, manufacturing, regulatory, clinical research, quality and marketing functions.  Prior to his current position, Mr. Cohen served as the Vice President and Chief Technology Officer for the Joint Replacement division since rejoining Stryker in 2013 as part of the Mako acquisition.  Prior to this, he held the position of Senior Vice President, Clinical and Market Development, for MAKO Surgical Corp., an orthopedic robotics company, as well as having the role of General Manager of their New Jersey implant R&D and additive-manufacturing facility.  From 2007 until MAKO’s purchase of Pipeline Biomedical, a company founded by Mr. Cohen, he served as its Chief Technology Officer and Senior Vice President of R&D.  Prior to that, he served as Vice President of Product Development for Implex Corp, a developer of advanced joint replacement and spinal implants fabricated from a novel porous metal biomaterial trademarked as Trabecular Metal.  Following the acquisition of Implex Corp by Zimmer Inc, a large manufacturer and supplier of orthopedic implants in 2004, Mr. Cohen served as Zimmer’s General Manager of their New Jersey engineering and manufacturing operations through 2006.  From 1984 to 1992, he held various engineering positions at Stryker’s joint replacement division Osteonics, including Director of Product Development.  Mr. Cohen has over 25 patents and speaks globally at medical education conferences.  He also serves on numerous boards and is the Chair of the Board of Trustees of the New Jersey Institute of Technology, a leading US polytechnic university with over 12,000 students.  Mr. Cohen has been inducted as a Fellow to the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering.  Mr. Cohen has a Bachelor of Science and a Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering and a Master of Science in Engineering Management, all from New Jersey Institute of Technology.

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