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Engineer , Medical products executive

Michael Dawson Hooven, American medical products executive, engineer. Fellow American Society of Mechanical Engineers; member Edison Bio Technology Center.


Hooven, Michael Dawson was born on October 6, 1955 in Ann Arbor, Michigan, United States. Son of John Galloway Hooven and Betty Ann Corcoran.


Bachelor of Science in Physics, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, 1978;Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, 1981.


Research associate, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, 1978-1981;manager neurosurgical engineering, Cordis Corporation, Miami, 1981-1986;manager pacemaker division, Siemens/Pacesetter, Sylmar, California, 1986-1988;director product development, Ethicon Endosurgery, Cincinnati, 1988-1994;president, Chief Executive Officer, Enable Medical Corporation, West Chester, Ohio., since 1994. Chairman, Board Of Directors Enable Medical Corporation, West Chester, since 1994.


  • Other Work

    • Inventor. Numerous patents in field including endoscopic surgical system with sensing means, 1995, endoscopic instrument having torsioaclly stiff shaft, 1995, implantable blood oxygen sensor and method of use, 1989, three stage implantable flow control valve with improved valve closure member, 1988, three stage valve, 1988, intercranial pressure regulator valve, 1988, infusion pump, 1988, three stage intracranial pressure control valve, 1987, three stage valve with flexible valve seat, 1987, implantable servo valve having integral pressure sensor, 1987, plural valve three stage pressure relief system, 1987, adjustable implantable valve having non-invasive position indicator, 1987, three stage pressure regulator valve, 1987, three stage intracranial pressure relief valve having single piece valve stem, 1986, manufacture of tubing assembly for drainage catheter, 1986, portable instrument to test pressure-flow of ventricular shunt valves, 1986, self-calibrating defferential condition sensor, 1986, servo valve, 1985, non-invasively adjustable valve, 1985. Contributor numerous articles to professional journals.


Fellow American Society of Mechanical Engineers. Member Edison Bio Technology Center.


  • Other Interests

    Avocations: tennis, chess, skiing, travel, cars.


Married Susan Spies, October 31, 1988.

John Galloway Hooven

Betty Ann Corcoran

Susan Spies