Joseph E. Hale, PhD

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Joseph E. Hale, PhD

TLI Faculty, Capstone Advisor, Technological Leadership Institute


Ph.D. Biomedical Engineering
University of Iowa

Master of Science in Bioengineering
Clemson University

Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering
Boston University


Dr. Hale is an independent medical device consultant with expertise in new product and business development. His experience includes various roles with several start-up and early stage medical device companies, including Raymedica, Spineology and Conventus Orthopaedics. He has authored 12 peer-reviewed publications, as well as several book chapters, and is a member of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers, American Society of Biomechanics, and the Orthopaedic Research Society. Joseph was also a member of the Inaugural Class of the University of Minnesota Medical Devices Center Innovation Fellows Program of 2008-2009.

Alternate Job Roles
Medical Devices Professional/Consultant

Research Interests

Orthopaedic biomechanics

M.S. in Medical Device Innovation


  • Medical device product/business development
  • Biomedical engineering
  • Orthopaedic biomechanics

Conventus Orthopaedics, Spineology, Raymedica, Minneapolis Sports Medicine Center, Eastman-Kodak

Currently Teaching Courses
Medical Device Innovation Practicum I (MDI 5013)
Medical Device Innovation Practicum II (MDI 5014)
Medical Device Innovation Practicum III (MDI 5015)

Selected Publications

Van Kampen RJ, Thoreson AR, Knutson NJ, Hale JE, Moran S: Comparison of a New Intramedullary Scaffold to Volar Plating for Treatment of Distal Radius Fractures. Journal of Orthopaedic Trauma 27(9):535-541, 2013.

Chhabra AB, Hale JE, Milbrandt TA, Carmines DV, Degnan GG: The Biomechanical Efficacy of an Internal Fixator for the Treatment of Distal Radius Fractures. Clinical Orthopaedics 393:318-325, 2001.

Gooch HL, Hale JE, Fujioka H, Balian G, Hurwitz SR: Alterations of Cartilage and Collagen Expression During Fracture Healing in Experimental Diabetes. Connective Tissue Research 41(2):81-91, 2000.

Funk JR, Hale JE, Carmines DV, Gooch HL, Hurwitz SR: Biomechanical Evaluation of Early Fracture Healing in Normal and Diabetic Rats. Journal of Orthopaedic Research 18(1):126-132, 2000.