As a veteran Physician-Scientist Executive, Dr. Bruder leads Bruder Consulting International, providing a variety of services to medical device, regenerative medicine and biotechnology companies, as well as venture capital and private equity firms. Dr. Bruder also serves as Chairman of the Board of Directors of Amendia and is a Professor of Biomedical Engineering (Adjunct) at Case Western Reserve University. Dr. Bruder has 20 issued and pending U.S. and international patents and has published nearly 150 original articles, book chapters and abstracts in peer-reviewed journals. He has received numerous awards including those from the American Institute of Medical and Biological Engineering, the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons and the Orthopaedic Research Society. Previously, Dr. Bruder served as the Chief Medical and Scientific Officer of Stryker Corporation and Chief Science and Technology Officer at Becton, Dickinson and Company. Dr. Bruder is a magna cum laude graduate from Brown University and Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, where he also earned a PhD in stem cell biology before his clinical training at Albert Einstein Medical Center and the University of Pennsylvania.
Dr. Jenis is a nationally renowned spine surgeon and an avid teacher. He is the Chief Medical and Innovation Officer and Chief, Spine Surgery at Newton Wellesley hospital.
Dr. Christopher J. Palestro is Professor of Radiology at Hofstra Northwell School of Medicine of Hofstra University and the Chief of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular imaging for Northwell Health. Dr. Palestro is recognized worldwide for his pioneering work in the use of radiolabeled leukocytes for localizing infections, in particular those of the musculoskeletal system. He has an excellent track record in high-impact publications, and has served on the editorial board of several of the most prestigious journals in the field, including the Journal of Nuclear Medicine and Radiology. He has served on numerous committees of national organizations and published more than 150 peer reviewed manuscripts. He has delivered more than 700 invited and scientific meeting presentations and received numerous honors and awards.
Dr. Ronald Tompkins is the Sumner Redstone Professor of Surgery at the Harvard Medical School and the Chief of the Division of Surgery, Science & Bioengineering at Massachusetts General Hospital. Dr. Tompkins is widely recognized for his work in translational science and engineering. He received a B.S. degree in Chemistry from Tulane University, an M.D. degree from Tulane Medical School, and a ScD degree in medical and chemical engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Ron has an outstanding track record in high-impact publications, outstanding trainee outcomes, and productive research translation and commercialization. As PI of the NIGMS program, “Inflammation and the Host Response to Injury” – the largest award ever received by Partners Healthcare and 10th largest funded extramural NIH grant – Ron has contributed new paradigms in the understanding of human systems biology and also leads advances in microarrays, high throughput databases for human proteomics, novel cell separation technologies, and advanced bioinformatics methods and algorithms. He has served on dozens of boards and committees and published more than 460 research contributions in medicine and engineering journals toward the advancement of science and engineering. He has delivered over 1,000 invited keynote and scientific meeting presentations and received numerous honors and awards. Dr. Tompkins provides clinical leadership for the Company’s product lines.
Dr. Toner is the Helen Andrus Benedict Professor of Bioengineering at the Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School, and Harvard-MIT Health Sciences & Technology. He is internationally recognized for his research at the interface of nanotechnology, microsystems engineering, microfluidics and applications in clinical medicine. Dr. Toner was born in Istanbul, Turkey. He obtained his undergraduate degree in mechanical engineering at the Istanbul Technical University, and his master’s degree and doctorate in Medical Engineering at Harvard-MIT. He is the author of more than 350 original scientific and technical publications, and an inventor on more than 50 patents. He is a fellow of the National Academy of Inventors.