Innovation Changing Lives

Leadership Team

Jerome Canady, M.D.

Founder, CEO and Chief Science Officer

Jerome Canady, M.D. is the Co-Founder, CEO, and inventor of the pipeline of revolutionary plasma products that serve as the lifeblood of US Medical Innovations, LLC. While a surgical resident at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Dr. Canady was the first to invent and patent a flexible endoscopic application for Argon Plasma Coagulation, which provides the basis of the entire sub-field of flexible plasma electrosurgery today.

Dr. Canady has 24 years of experience in the experimental and clinical application of plasma in surgery. Dr. Canady completed his General Surgery residency at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (McKeesport, PA), and both a post-doctoral Fellowship in Immunology and a Clinical Fellowship in Organ Transplantation at the Yale University School of Medicine/Yale New Haven Hospital.

Dr. Canady also completed an Advanced Fellowship for Multivisceral & Intestinal Transplantation in Adults and Children at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Thomas E. Starzl Transplantation Institute and Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh. Dr. Canady is a diplomate of the American Board of Surgery and certified by the American Society of Transplant Surgeons.

Kimberly Wiley, M.D.

Director of Clinical Research and Associate of Plasma Experimental Surgery

Kimberly Wiley, M.D. is the Co-Founder of US Medical Innovations and serves as both Director of Clinical Research and Associate of Plasma Experimental Surgery. Dr. Wiley has ten years of experience in clinical and experimental research in plasma technology.  Kimberly did her General Surgery residency at the University of Pittsburgh at Mercy Hospital in Pittsburgh, PA.

Katherine Korinko

Vice President of Operations

Katherine E. Korinko is a veteran of the medical device industry and has served as a general manager for medical products companies for nearly a decade, offering unique insights into the daily management of the office operations, sales, accounts management, distribution and inventory.

Kenniah Canady-Chestnut

Vice President of Legal Affairs

Mrs. Chestnut serves as the company’s internal legal counsel for litigation matters, as well as Secretary of the Board of US Patent Innovations.  In addition, she manages the Office of Human Resources for the US Medical Innovations family of companies, including personnel matters, planning, onboarding, and benefits administration.  Mrs. Chestnut received her undergraduate degree from Villanova University.  In addition, she obtained a Master in Social Science and a Master in Law, and Social Policy from Bryn Mawr College, Bryn Mawr, Pa.  She attended the University of the District of Columbia – David A. Clarke School of Law where she graduated cum laude.  Mrs. Chestnut and her husband Vernon Z. Chestnut, Jr. have practiced law together for over 10 years at The Chestnut Law Firm where they specialize in Litigation, and Estate matters.

Cheffren Canady

Vice President of Manufacturing & Logistics

Mr. Canady currently manages all manufacturing and logistical operations for Canady Biotechnology, a sister company of US Medical Innovations. He is a decorated 10 year veteran of the United States Army. Mr. Canady served concurrently as an AH-64D Apache helicopter pilot and Junior Executive Manager, Maintenance Deputy Director, Agency Aviation Operations Supervisor, Executive Manager, Chief of Operations, Operations Supervisor, and Human Resources Supervisor, respectively.

He maintained the accountability and serviceability of over $200 million worth of equipment, while managing personnel records, logistical, maintenance, combat, and training operations within the United States, Germany, Iraq, and Afghanistan. He received his Bachelor of Science from the United States Military Academy at West Point in Geospatial Information Science and Environmental Engineering in 2006.

Bennett Goldstein

Chief Financial Officer

Mr. Goldstein is a successful executive who has over 30 years of experience in corporate management, private equity, capital markets, M&A and derivatives. Before joining USMI, he was the CFO of a worldwide specialty manufacturer of highly engineered products used primarily in the automotive, agricultural and wind power industries with offices and manufacturing facilities in the US, Germany, England, Czech Republic, France, Poland, Mexico, and China.

Previously, he held senior positions at Credit Suisse, First Boston Corp, Prudential Securities, Citibank, Chase Manhattan, as well as in two investment bank boutiques. Mr. Goldstein holds an MBA from Columbia University Graduate School of Business and a BA from Harvard University. He grew up in Brazil and is fluent in Portuguese and Spanish.

Luis Reyes

Chief Strategy Officer

Mr. Reyes joined the USMI team in September 2016. He was born and raised in San Juan, Puerto Rico. After completing his undergraduate studies at Johns Hopkins University, he joined the US Army where he served as an Armor and Military Intelligence Officer and was deployed to both Iraq and Afghanistan during his military career. Mr. Reyes is highly decorated and is the recipient of NATO medal, Ranger Tab, Combat and Parachutist Badges, three Bronze Star medals, one for valor, and the Purple Heart medal. After the military, Mr. Reyes completed his MBA at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business.

David Hinds

Director Advanced Energy

Mr. Hinds holds a Master of Science Degree in Electrical Engineering specializing in Digital Signal Processing and Communications from Princeton University, and a Bachelor of Science Degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Delaware. David spent many years with GE Medical Systems (now known as GE Healthcare) working in high tech imaging modalities. His work at GE included graphical user interface design on PET and Nuclear imaging products, as well as working as the Real Time Transceiver Software Team Leader for the MRI imaging modality. David then joined Lucent Technologies – Bell Laboratories, which is now AVAYA Inc, where he managed several software development projects and teams in R&D and IT most recently as the IT Director of Digital Applications.

Charlesa Humphrey

Senior Marketing Associate

Ms. Humphrey serves as the Senior Marketing Associate. She is responsible for all marketing and public relations initiatives and the creative development for USMI product literature, advertisements and trade show exhibits. She attended Rowan University in Glassboro, N.J., where she received a Bachelor’s degree in Public Relations.

Charles W. Humphrey

Director of Security, Inspection and Logistics

Charles W. Humphrey leverages his accomplished background in law enforcement as the Director of Security, Inspection and Logistics, providing physical and cyber-security, as well as inventory management for USMI.

Prior to joining USMI, Charles Humphrey served as a federal law enforcement professional for 30 years. As a special agent with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, Mr. Humphrey conducted elite criminal investigations. Prior to this post, Mr. Humphrey was assigned to the U.S. Secret Service where he provided protection for President Ronald Reagan, Vice President George Bush, and foreign diplomatic embassies in the Washington, DC area.

Charles Humphrey received his bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice from Long Island University, C.W. Post College. He is a graduate of the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center, the U.S. Secret Service Academy, and ATF National Academy. He is a distinguished firearms expert and holds certifications in explosives, executive protection, and threat assessments.

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The USPI Family of Companies

US Patent Innovations
US Medical Innovations
Canady Biotechnology
Canady Robotics
Jerome Canady Research Institute
Plasma Medicine Life Science