Andy Christensen has spent his career focused on developing and expanding the medical applications of 3D Printing/Additive Manufacturing. As an undergraduate, Andy studied business at the University of Colorado at Denver. His introduction to 3D printing was through the stereolithography process in 1993, shortly thereafter beginning to work with surgeons in facilitating better surgical planning through use of these technologies. From 2000 to 2014 he was the Founder and President of Medical Modeling Inc., a medical device-focused 3D Printing service bureau based in Golden, Colorado. Medical Modeling worked closely with surgeons and medical device manufacturers to create entirely new toolsets in the areas of patient-specific anatomic modeling, virtual surgical planning, personalized surgical guides/implants and applying metal 3D printing to orthopedic implant applications. Andy and his team contributed to the care of tens of thousands of patients, several medical and regulatory “firsts” and numerous high-profile cases including more than two dozen sets of conjoined twins. In April 2014 Medical Modeling was acquired by 3D Systems and contributed to the creation of a new business vertical for 3D Systems in the Healthcare sector. Andy left 3D Systems in 2015 to pursue other interests. Today Andy holds the position of Adjunct Professor in the Department of Radiology at the University of Ottawa in Ontario, Canada. In November 2018 he was elected to the Executive Committee of the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) 3D Printing Special Interest Group (SIG). Andy is also an Associate Editor for the journal “3D Printing in Medicine”, published by BMC. Andy’s other interests span investing, advising, writing/speaking and spending focused time with his family. He serves as advisor and/or board member to several enterprises, not surprisingly most of these are in the healthcare sector. Andy resides in Littleton, Colorado with his wife and son.
Adjunct Professor, Dept of Radiology
University of Ottawa