Katie – who developed 3D Systems’ Virtual Surgical Planning (VSP) capabilities – began her efforts at Medical Modeling in 2008 and has taken on roles of increasing responsibility since the move to 3D Systems in April 2014. Katie draws upon her considerable experience to lead DDD’s medical device development, sales, and manufacturing activities which include VSP, anatomical modeling, medical imaging and modeling, design services and direct metal printing services. Katie, who has been in the 3D printing industry for over a decade, aims to revolutionize healthcare by combining proprietary and powerful workflows in a “digital thread” with the ability to create templates, guides, instruments, and even implants using 3D printing technologies. Katie received her graduate degree in mechanical engineering from the University of Missouri – Kansas City. She has also published over ten manuscripts in scientific/clinical journals, co-authored a book chapter and speaks internationally on her area of expertise in personalized surgery.