- Vice President of Operations, Research & Development -
Derek Lewis has served as Vice President of Operations and R&D for Checkpoint Surgical since 2018. He has held Product Development, Operations, and Quality leadership roles within the medical device industry for more than 20 years.
Prior to joining Checkpoint Surgical, Derek served in Operations and R&D leadership roles at Exsomed Surgical and Next Step Arthropedix. In each of these roles, his team successfully launched the organization’s initial products into the US market. Previously, Derek served as Chief Operating Officer of OrthoHelix Surgical Designs, a startup extremities company that was acquired by Tornier in 2012. Under his leadership, Derek’s R&D and Operations teams rapidly delivered innovative products to the market. After the sale of OrthoHelix to Tornier for $145M, Derek served at the Vice President, Lower Extremities Business Unit for Tornier.
He holds several issued patents and applications covering a wide range of products. A 1997 Biomedical Engineering graduate from Johns Hopkins University, Derek remains active in the Engineering school as a mentor to young entrepreneurs.