Paul Cassidy

Paul Cassidy Blasts one out at WrigleyMedtronic CardioVascular
South 8200 Coral Sea Street NE
Mounds View, MN 55112

Dr. Cassidy specializes in human factors engineering of medical devices as well as the design and use of surgical simulators. He is currently employed by Medtronic, Inc. where he leads all human factors engineering efforts surrounding Medtronic's design and development of their new transcatheter heart valve implantation surgical tools. He also works with Medtronic's training and education team to structure the use of simulators as part of physician training programs.

Prior to working at Medtronic, Dr. Cassidy was employed by Exponent, Inc. as a Managing Scientist in their Human Factors group. There he consulted as a human factors expert witness for civil and criminal law suits and as a human factors engineer assisting companies design and test consumer and medical products. Prior to Exponent, he was employed at the 3M Company as a Human Factors Scientist in their Software, Electronics, and Mechanical Systems Technology Center. He worked with multi-disciplinary technical teams and helped design consumer, commercial, and medical products. He also conducted both applied and theoretical research and founded 3M's Human Performance Research Lab.

His broad areas of interest and expertise are human factors engineering, perceptual-motor learning and coordination, simulators, baseball and beer.

Dr. Cassidy received his Ph.D. in Kinesiology from the University of Minnesota in 2000 and his B.A. in Psychology from the University of Connecticut in 1993.