Learning From Industry Experts

+ Leaders

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Meet the Mentors

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Dr. Arlen Meyers

President

Society of Physician Entrepreneurs (SoPE)

I'm a professor emeritus of otolaryngology, dentistry, and engineering at the University of Colorado School of Medicine and the Colorado School of Public Health and President and CEO of the Society of Physician Entrepreneurs at www.sopenet.org . I have created several medical device and digital health companies.Most of them failed. Some are on life support. My primary research centers around biomedical and health innovation and entrepreneurship and life science technology commercialization.

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Michael Sinsheimer

Founder and CEO

MedTech Catalyst, LLC

Founding and Co-Founding medical technology companies and serving as a business advisor. Raising capital, marketing and strategy are strengths.

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Royce R. Syracuse, M.D., M.B.A.

Shareholder and Physician

Horizon Eye Care

Ophthalmology

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Ruth Pierce

Performance improvement coordinator - Transplant Specialist

Atrium Health

Transplant, cardiac, legal nursing

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Raj Kasuganti

Director, Technology Solutions

IQVIA

Product Development, Sales

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Dr. Jaspal Singh

Medical Director of Innovation and Quality Improvement for Pulmonary Oncology

Atrium Health

Patient safety, qualities, and efficiencies

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Steve Ermish

Chief Innovation Officer

Cardinal Innovation Healthcare

Forward-thinking Technology Management Professional with over 20 years of progressive responsibility in Business and Technology, who exemplifies the new breed of technology leaders. Key contributor to enterprise-wide strategic business and technology planning and decision-making.

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Eric Kirsch

Founder

Integrated Health Solutions

Healthcare policy, marketing, biz development, customer discovery, product placement, strategic partnerships. Fields include primary care, sleep medicine, rheumatology, nutrition, pharmacology, preventive medicine, genetics. Experience with software, telemedicine, medical devices, and pharmaceuticals.

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Tina Galloway

Senior Director, Client Management

Optum

Tina is a Senior Director of Client Management for Optum, a leading health services innovation company and a part of UnitedHealth Group. Tina’s specialty is clinical and financial analytics software and consulting to help national and regional healthcare payers, ACO’s and integrated health systems manage costs, mitigate risks and measure quality. She has over 15 years of experience working on the Payer side of healthcare at Optum, United Healthcare, and Aetna. She is passionate about not just finding incremental opportunities for improvement but solving the complex problems that threaten our healthcare system. Tina has a B.S. in Technology Management from the University of Massachusetts Amherst.

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Justin Favaro MD, PhD

President, Physician

Oncology Specialists of Charlotte

Medical Oncology, Hematology, Clinical Trials, Health Care Policy, Free Market Medicine, Board member: Indpendent Physcians of the Carolinas, former Board member for Community Oncolgoy Alliance

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Jennifer Sarafin

Strategic Solutions

Medtronic

Healthcare operations; clinical care; IDN

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Dr. David (Dave) Pearson

Professor & Chief - Quality, Patient Safety, Innovation Emergency Medicine

Atrium Health

Board certified general surgeon practicing in Phoenix, Arizona. Specialized in complex abdominal wall reconstruction, and utilizes all advanced laparoscopic and robotic techniques. Home institution provides the highest quality of comprehensive hernia care services available, and uses a multidisciplinary team to support the care of the hernia practice patients.

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Kenneth Paulus

President & CEO

Prime Therapeutics

Over 20 years experience within technology commercialization and private equity sectors with a focus on early-stage high-growth companies. Experience in multiple roles within entrepreneurial development, including as startup founder, investor, educator and state policy advisor. Advised leading research institutions as well as economic development agencies on the methods and programs that increase opportunities for technology commercialization and startup incubation.

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Flaviu Simihaian

CEO

Troy Medicare

Healthcare, pharmacy, investment, sales, software development, SaaS

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Devin Collins

Interim Executive Director

Ventureprise - University of North Carolina at Charlotte (UNCC)

I’m an entrepreneur with a passion for commercializing early stage innovation driven technologies and advocating for entrepreneurs around the world. I have taken technologies from idea stage through company formation, funding and revenue generation. In this capacity, I have personally worked with 100+ scientific researchers and 500+ entrepreneurs in a variety of stages of company development.

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Tracy Emmanuel

VP of Clinical and Business Development

Videre Diagnostics

An experienced clinical and sales director who’s most recent success is with Videre where she drives sales, clinical communication and education and retention. Gifted for her relationship building throughout the medical field. Experience in business development, sales, medical devices, clinical management and billing. Proven strength as a leader who manages a team over 20.

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Robert Manning

Nurse Practitioner

Team Health

Emergency Medicine

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Marcia Messer

President

Messer and Associates

Emergency Services, Administration and Operations

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Dr. Uli K. Chettipally

Founder & President

InnovatorMD

I am an emergency physician, innovator, author, and speaker. I am passionate about technology-enabled care that can improve outcomes. I have designed, developed and implemented a clinical decision support platform to deliver real-time guidance at the point of care, to decrease the cognitive burden on physicians and improve patient outcomes in 21 hospitals at Kaiser Permanente. I received the "Pioneer Award" from Kaiser Permanente Innovations and my team won "Morris F. Collen Research Award" from The Permanente Medical Group for this groundbreaking work. My other roles include Chairman, Society of Physician Entrepreneurs, San Francisco Bay Area chapter; and President-Elect, San Mateo County Medical Association.

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Dr. Shante Williams

Managing Partner

RW Capital Partners

Experienced In: Biotech/Pharmaceutical research, development, and consulting investment experience; Environmental sustainability research and innovation (electric drive vehicles, energy storage solutions, mitigating climate change) ; Real Estate and private capital direct investment experience; Start-up investor and advisor; Intellectual Property Portfolio Management including docket management and patent monetization and draftin; Acquiring technology, sourcing vendors, and manufacturers; Policy advocation (economic mobility and health); Presentation experience for a variety of audiences including C-Level Executives, Corporate Boards, Physicians, Scientists and Lay Audiences; Scientific and Intellectual Property due diligence to determine market potential and sales forecasts experience