Ian Purdy, Ph.D., is Intuitive’s senior vice president, regulatory affairs and quality assurance. Dr. Purdy has more than 25 years of international quality, regulatory, and clinical research experience within large, global medical device and diagnostic companies. He has extensive experience in all classes of medical devices, diagnostics, equipment, and software and knowledge of AI/ML and integrated digital solutions.
Before joining Intuitive in 2022, Purdy was head of international and clinical affairs and compliance at Apple. Prior to that, he was senior vice president of quality assurance and regulatory affairs at Haemonetics. He also spent several years at Thermo Fisher Scientific as vice president of clinical, regulatory, and quality compliance. Purdy started his career at Smith Medical as a clinical research associate and scientific affairs officer, followed by 15 years at Boston Scientific in Europe and the U.S., where he worked across clinical research, regulatory affairs, and quality and rose to vice president, global quality systems.
Purdy has a Ph.D. in human physiology from Southampton University, UK, and a BSc. in applied and human biology from Aston University UK. He holds an advanced certificate for executives in management innovation and technology from MIT Sloan school of business.