Dirk Stevens, Ph.D. joined MIMEDX in 2021 as Senior Vice President, Quality Assurance and Regulatory Affairs. Prior to joining MIMEDX, Dr. Stevens, Ph.D. served as Vice President, Global Regulatory Affairs at Smith & Nephew, plc, since April 2019.
During his time at Smith & Nephew, Dr. Stevens developed the company’s organizational regulatory strategy, and worked closely with Wound Management Regulatory on Human Cells, Tissues, and Cellular and Tissue-Based Products (HCT/Ps). Prior to that, Dr. Stevens led Quality Systems and Regulatory Affairs for Fresenius Medical Care, beginning in May 2014. In both roles, he was responsible for developing strategic processes for deliverables management and measurement within regulatory affairs systems. Dr. Stevens has served as a quality and regulatory leader in the medical device and pharmaceutical industries, holding jobs of increasing responsibility at companies such as Johnson & Johnson, Baxter Healthcare, and Covidien. In addition, he was an officer in the U.S. Army, spending 5 years in active military service and another 10 years as a Reservist. Dr. Stevens earned his associate of arts, engineering at New Mexico Military Institute before going on to receive his bachelor of science in civil engineering at the United States Military Academy, West Point, NY. He continued his education at Keller Graduate School of Management, where he received his master’s in business administration before earning his Ph.D. at Walden University.