Judge, 2011-2013 Global Finals

Dr. Sumner is VP, Worldwide Scientific Affairs at Ethicon Endo-Surgery. He has held this position since joining EES in October 2004, and is also a member of the U.S. Board of the Company. Prior to joining EES, Ken was Vice President, Regulatory Affairs and Quality Assurance for Eunoe, Inc., a medical device start-up company in California. He has led various regulatory and clinical organizations in the medical device industry including those at Zimmer, C.R. Bard, and Nellcor Puritan Bennett, as well as at several start-up companies including Cytyc, Inc. Early in his career he was an associate professor of chemistry at Bridgewater State College in Massachusetts. Ken holds a B.S. in Chemistry from Union College, Schenectady, NY and a Ph.D. in Biochemistry from the State University of New York, Upstate Medical Center in Syracuse. Ken also completed post-graduate work at the University of Chicago.