JONATHAN A. WILDER, Ph.D., MBA
Technical Consultant, OSPECS Consulting, LLC
Jonathan Wilder has over 30 years of experience in healthcare sterile processing technologies, product and process development and monitoring, and verification and validation in SPD environments. Dr. Wilder actively participates in monitoring, evaluation, and providing solutions for cleaning, disinfection, and sterilization processes in the SPD and works with Facilities Engineering and Biomedical Engineering departments as well as external contractors to assist in the cost-effective implementation of solutions to problems that may be identified. An active participant and co-chair of AAMI and ISO committees regarding sterile processing, and member of FDA advisory panels, he continues to play a major role in promoting best process practices for central service departments to increase patient safety.
Dr. Wilder brings to the table extensive knowledge and experience in verification and validation of cleaning, disinfection and sterilization processes. Further, he has specialized in optimization of steam and water supplies for SPD in the past 12 years, and is an active participant in the working group for AAMI TIR34, “Water for the reprocessing of medical devices,” and is co-chair of AAMI working group ST WG43, the group responsible for ANSI/AAMI ST8, “Hospital Steam Sterilizers” and ANSI/AAMI ST55, “Table-top Steam Sterilizers.” He specializes in analysis and remediation for steam and water quality and purity, workplace environmental monitoring for worker safety, as well as microbiological investigations of water systems.
Dr. Wilder has published numerous articles related to the “nuts and bolts” of sterile processing and monitoring its various process parts as well as their validation. In addition, he has developed and manufactured sterilizers for validation of biological and chemical sterilization indicators (normal and Bowie-Dick) which are used by major manufacturers and testing laboratories. He also holds four patents in vaporized hydrogen peroxide and peracetic acid sterilization technologies.
Dr. Wilder has assisted numerous SPD’s in the solution of issues related to wet loads and staining, and has been involved up-front in the planning and build stage for SPD construction and renovation with a number of clients to build the SPD right the first time, mitigating steam and water issues in advance, before they become problems.
Dr. Wilder obtained his Bachelor of Science degree from Hofstra University, his Master of Science and Doctor of Philosophy degrees in Physical Chemistry from New York University, his MBA from the Rochester Institute of Technology, and was a Max Planck Research Fellow in Surface Physics at the Fritz-Haber-Institute of the Max Planck Society in Berlin, Germany.