Pioneers in Plasma Surgery & Medicine - Over 80,000 Procedures & Counting

Leadership Team

Jerome Canady, M.D. FACS

Chief Executive Officer

Dr. Canady received his BA (German and minor in Russian languages) from Villanova University in Philadelphia, Pa. and a Doctorate of Medicine from Temple University. He completed his general surgery residency at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC McKeesport Hospital) and his postdoctoral fellowship in Immunology and clinical fellowship in Organ Transplantation at Yale University School of Medicine/Yale New Haven Hospital. He continued his studies as a clinical fellow and visiting surgeon in the department of Visceral and Organ Transplantation, at the Virchow Klinikum Humboldt University in Berlin.

After his fellowship in Berlin, Dr. Canady returned to Pittsburgh as an Advanced Fellow of Multivisceral & Intestinal Transplantation (Adult & Pediatric) at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Thomas E. Starzl Transplantation Institute and UPMC Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh.

Dr. Canady is a Diplomate of the American Board of Surgery and certified by the American Society of Transplant Surgeons. He has 25 years of experience in clinical surgery and medicine as well as 29 years of experimental and clinical research in plasma electrosurgery. He is an innovator and was the first to invent argon plasma coagulation for flexible endoscopy (U.S. patent no. 5,207,675). Dr. Canady is currently a Research Professor at the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering (School of Engineering and Applied Sciences) at George Washington University (Washington, D.C.), where he also holds the position of Co-Director of the George Washington University/USMI Plasma Initiative Program.

Katherine E. Korinko

Vice President of Operations

Katherine E. Korinko is responsible for the day-to-day management of the central office and operations. Ms. Korinko is a veteran of the medical device industry and has served as a general manager for medical products companies for nearly 20 years, offering unique insights into the daily management of the office operations, sales, accounts management, distribution and inventory.

Kimberly Wiley, M.D.

Director of Clinical Research and Associate of Plasma Experimental Surgery

Kimberly Wiley, M.D. is the Co-Founder of US Medical Innovations and serves as both Director of Clinical Research and Associate of Plasma Experimental Surgery. Dr. Wiley has ten years of experience in clinical and experimental research in plasma technology. Dr. Wiley is responsible for the training of doctors, educational materials, research, collecting data, manuals, instructional information, etc. She is a graduate of the University of Kentucky School of Medicine and completed her general surgical internship at Mercy Hospital in Pittsburgh, PA.

Taisen Zhuang, PhD

Chief Technology Officer 

Dr. Zhuanghas has over 10 years of experience in Plasma Engineering, HFs and VHF systems, mechanical design, mastery in 3D mechanical part design, and is proficient in many high-level coding languages.  Dr. Zhuang received his doctorate from George Washington University in Aerospace and Plasma Engineering, and BS in Mechanical Engineering from the Beijing Institute of Technology, Beijing, China.

Paul Sandock

Vice President of Marketing & Business Development

Paul Sandock has spent the last 25 years in the medical device industry with roles in Manufacturing Operations, Product Development and the past 17 years in worldwide Marketing and Product Management. Most recently, he served as Director of Marketing for ConMed Corporation’s EndoSurgery Division with global responsibility for an $80M P&L. He has been responsible for the inception, development and introduction of product lines that have become leaders in their markets competing against companies such as Johnson & Johnson, Covidien and Stryker. Prior to that, Mr. Sandock was in engineering groups in both the computer hardware and the defense industries. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from Northeastern University (Boston, MA) and a Masters of Business Administration, Management and Technology from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (Troy, NY).

Kenniah Canady-Chestnut, ESQ.

Vice President of Legal Affairs

Kenniah Canady-Chestnut manages legal affairs for the US Medical Innovations family of companies. Ms. Canady-Chestnut also serves as Secretary of the Board of US Patent Innovations. She holds a Bachelor’s of Arts in Sociology and Women’s Studies from Villanova University (Villanova, PA.) and Masters Degrees in both Social Science and Law and Social Policy from Bryn Mawr College (Bryn Mawr, PA.). She attended the University of the District of Columbia Law School where she graduated cum laude, following which she was admitted to the Pennsylvania Bar. Prior to joining USMI, Ms. Chestnut was a partner in The Chestnut Law Firm, where she practiced Criminal and Civil Litigation.

David Hinds

Vice President Product Commercialization

David Hinds manages the commercialization of all USMI products. Mr. Hinds holds a Master of Science Degree in Electrical Engineering specializing in Digital Signal Processing and Communications from Princeton University, and a Bachelor of Science Degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Delaware. He spent 5 years with GE Medical Systems (now known as GE Healthcare) working in high tech imaging modalities. His work at GE included graphical user interface design on PET and Nuclear imaging products, as well as working as the Real Time Transceiver Software Team Leader for the MRI imaging modality. Prior to joining USMI, Mr. Hinds worked 20 years at Lucent Technologies – Bell Laboratories, and AVAYA Inc, where he managed several software development projects and teams in R&D and IT most recently as the IT Director of Digital Applications.

Doug Jones

Vice of President Sales

Doug Jones has 29 years of leading various sales initiatives within the medical device industry with leadership roles in sales, international business, corporate contracts, business development, and marketing.  Mr. Jones has held leadership roles with ConMed Corporation, Smiths Medical, Arrow International/Teleflex, Z-Medica, and WellAir.  He has extensive experience in accelerating growth for small to mid-size companies.  

Most recently, he served as Vice President of Sales for WellAir’s domestic business where he grew business 600% in his first two years leading the sales initiative. Prior to that, Mr. Jones was Vice President of Business Development and International Business for Z-Medica where he developed the healthcare and international business initiatives for a novel hemostatic gauze and successfully completed a strategic partnership with a private equity group in 3 years.  He holds a Bachelor of Science in Marketing from Quinnipiac University (Hamden, CT).

Drew Patrick

Director of Corporate Communications

Drew Patrick has over twenty-five years of experience marketing and promoting technology and healthcare-related products and services.

Drew received his bachelor’s degree from Edinboro University where he studied Marketing Communications. He attended a six-month internship at Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh’s Medical Media department, and afterwards attended Carnegie Mellon University’s Graduate School of Industrial Administration’s Executive Program.

Drew is responsible for the management of the company’s communications programs, including marketing, public relations, advertising, social media, web development and investor relations, while supporting the executive team in advancing the company’s image, raising brand awareness and achieving the organization’s goals for continued growth and expansion.

Charles W. Humphrey

Director of Security, Inspection and Logistics

Charles W. Humphrey leverages his accomplished background in law enforcement as the Director of Security, Inspection and Logistics, providing physical and cyber-security, as well as inventory management for USMI.

Prior to joining USMI, Charles Humphrey served as a federal law enforcement professional for 30 years. As a special agent with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, Mr. Humphrey conducted elite criminal investigations. Prior to this post, Mr. Humphrey was assigned to the U.S. Secret Service where he provided protection for President Ronald Reagan, Vice President George Bush, and foreign diplomatic embassies in the Washington, DC area.

Charles Humphrey received his Bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice from Long Island University, C.W. Post College. He is a graduate of the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center, the U.S. Secret Service Academy, and ATF National Academy. He is a distinguished firearms expert and holds certifications in explosives, executive protection, and threat assessments.