Principal Development Engineer,
University of California San Francisco Medical Center
Richard Fechter, B.S. is a Principal Developmental Engineer at UCSF Medical Center and UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital. Mr. Fechter began working at UCSF in 1982 in what later evolved into the Clinical Technologies Department, where he helps manage nearly 40,000 pieces of medical equipment. He is the primary investigator for medical device incidents and is a member of the FDA Medsun Medical Product Safety Network and the American College of Clinical Engineering (ACCE). His reports have resulted in numerous recalls and medical device corrections including critical life-support equipment.