Advisors


The University of Pittsburgh Coulter TPII Program's Advisors include clinicians experienced in translation, business leaders accomplished in medical device commercialization including regulatory affairs and reimbursement, large medical device company representatives and local and national angel investors and venture capitalists.

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Gianna Arnold Partner

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Saul Ewing LLP

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Jason Baim Vice President Corporate Development

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Net Health

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Sudeep Basu, PhD. Practice Leader, Innovation Services

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Frost and Sullivan

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H.P. Beers Principal

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Strategic Business Development

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Nehal Bhojak Director, Healthcare & Life Sciences Initiatives

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Idea Foundry

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Spencer Brown, PhD. Executive Director for Center for Innovation in Restorative Medicine

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University of Pittsburgh
Center for Innovation in Restorative Medicine

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Lynn Brusco Executive Director at Disruptive Health Technology Institute

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Carnegie Mellon University

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Babs Carryer NewVenturist Blog
Consultant, NCIIA
Adjunct Prof, Entrepreneurship, CMU

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NewVenturist Blog
NCIIA
Carnegie Mellon University

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Steve Cherin Principal

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Cherin Law Offices, PC

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Chad A. Coberly, JD. Vice President, Clinical, Regulatory & Legal Affairs

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Cohera Medical, Inc.

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Susan Cohen, PhD Associate Professor of Business Administration

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University of Pittsburgh

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Sue Cohen, PhD, MBA Associate Professor of Business Administration

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University of Pittsburgh

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Eli Diacopoulos VP and General Manager, Respiratory Care

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Philips Respironics

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Robert J. Dickson Chief Financial Officer
Senior Vice President

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TandemHeart - Cardiac Assist, Inc

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Evan Facher, PhD, MBA. Associate Director

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Office of Enterprise Development, University of Pittsburgh

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Maria Fagan President

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R&Q

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Phil Farabaugh, MBA. Strategic Consultant and Financial Executive

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Max Fedor President & CEO

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BIOSAFE, Inc.

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Steven Girouard, PhD. Managing Director

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Ten15 Ventures

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Carolyn Green President and CEO

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Atreaon, Inc.

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David Griffiths Deputy Director, Business Development & Licensing

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Bayer

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C.J. Handron Co-Founder and CEO

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Diamond Kinetics

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Arjun Hattiangadi, MBA EIR and Portfolio Manager

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UMPC International and Commercial Services Division

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Alan Hirschman, PhD Professor, Bioengineering
Executive Director, Center for Medical Innovation

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University of Pittsburgh

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Juliet Jegasothy, MD. Senior Medical Advisor for Quality and Research

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UMPC

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Matthias Kleinz Engagement Manager

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L.E.K. Consulting's Healthcare and Life Sciences

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Kathleen Kuznicki, PhD. Intellectual Property Attorney

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Lynch Weis, LLC

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Michael Lang CEO

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NanoVision Diagnostics

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Keith LeJeune, PhD. VP Innovation Deployment

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Allegheny Health Network

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Michael Madison Professor of Law
Faculty Director

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University of Pittsburgh
Innovation Practice Institute

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Craig S. Markovitz, MBA. Co-Founder and Former CEO

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Blue Belt Technologies, Inc

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John Marous President and CEO

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TandemHeart - Cardiac Assist, Inc.

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Bob Marshall Director of Growth
Senior Principal Engineer

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Regulatory & Quality Solutions LLC

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Eileen McCullough Founder and Managing Director

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ConsultEMed, LLC

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Scott Morley, MBA. Vice President, Marketing

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ALung Technologies

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Debra Parrish Founder and CEO, Attorney

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Parrish Law Offices

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S. Ramalingam, MD, MBA Executive Medical Director

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UPMC Insurance Services Division

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Mark Redfern, PhD. Vice Provost for Research,
William Kepler Whiteford Professor of Bioengineering
Professor, Departments of Otolaryngology, Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation

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University of Pittsburgh

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Sam Reiman Senior Program Officer

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McCune Foundation

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John Reyher Sr. Vice President and General Manager

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StelKast Inc.

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R. Fisher Reynolds Game Director, Gaming Department

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U.S. Naval War College

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Heather Rosecrans Senior Regulatory Advisor
Vice President, Regulatory Affairs

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Greenleaf Health LLC
Medical Device Manufacturers Association (MDMA)

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Bipin Salunkhe, PhD, MBA. Senior Director of New Product Development

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Bayer Medical Care

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Daniel Schultz, MD, F.A.C.S. Senior Vice President, Medical Devices & Combination Products

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Greenleaf Health LLC

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Jash Sharma, MD. Founder and President

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CIMA Technology, Inc.

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Lorenzo Soletti, PhD. Co-Founder and Director of Research and Development

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Neograft Technologies, Inc

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Jay Srini, MBA. Chief Strategist
Adjunct Assistant Professor, University of Pittsburgh

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SCS Ventures
University of Pittsburgh

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Ted Stanley, MD. Managing Director

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Upstart Ventures

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Dietrich Stephan, PhD Chairman, Department of Human Genetics

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University of Pittsburgh

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Dennis Swanson Prior Director, Office for Investigator-Sponsored IND and IDE Support
Professor, School of Pharmacy

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University of Pittsburgh

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D. Lansing Taylor, PhD Allegheny Foundation Professor of Computational and Systems Biology
Director, Drug Discovery Institute

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University of Pittsburgh

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Donald Taylor, PhD, MBA Executive-in-Residence
Postdoctoral Associate, Dr. Alan Wells Lab, Department of Bioengineering and Pathology
Principal

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Pittsburgh Life Sciences Greenhouse
University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
BioStratica, LLC

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Justine Kasznica Thornton Chairman, Innovation Practice Group

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Schnader Harrison Segal and Lewis LLP

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Patsy Trisler, JD, RAC. Owner & Principal Consultant - Regulatory Consulting, Medical Devices

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Trisler Consulting

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Ned Uber, PhD. Medrad Fellow, Radiology and Interventional

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Bayer

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Raymond F. Vennare Founder and Principal

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Venture Entrepreneur

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Jordan Warshafsky Partner

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Ashton Tweed, Ltd

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Stephen Winowich President Procirca
Senior Advisor, Artificial Heart Program

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UPMC

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Hal Wrigley, DMD. President and CEO

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Biogreen Filtration, LLC

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Larry Zana MS CEO & Co-Founder

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Qrono Inc.

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