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Wednesday, May 15 • 8:00am - 9:30am
Pittsburgh CREATES: Breakfast and Panel FILLING

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The Importance of University – Industry Collaboration to drive Product Innovation
Listen to clinical innovators and industry partners discuss the process and importance of collaborating early and often while building new technologies in the medical and surgical industry. Industry partners discuss the need to gain insight from stakeholders in designing, validating and implementing their medical technologies to garner quicker market adoption, while clinical innovators discuss the importance of gaining industry perspective to help drive their research and eventually have the maximum impact to their patient population.

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Max A. Fedor

Executive Director, Pittsburgh CREATES
Max Fedor is the Executive Director of Pittsburgh CREATES at the University of Pittsburgh, a transdisciplinary collaborative that supports training, education, and sponsored research foradvanced surgical technologies.Before joining CREATES, Max was the Director of the Coulter Translational... Read More →

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Carl Snyderman, MD, MBA

Professor of Otolaryngology and Neurological Surgery, Executive Committee CREATES
Carl H. Snyderman, MD, MBA, is Professor of Otolaryngology and Neurological Surgery at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and Otolaryngology Director of the Center for Cranial Base Surgery at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC). He is recognized internationally... Read More →
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Michael J. Bonidie, MD, FACOG

Associate Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology, UPMC & Executive Committee CREATES
Michael J. Bonidie, MD, FACOG, Associate Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, specializes in Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery and is the Director of Robotic Gynecology. Dr. Bonidie completed his undergraduate education... Read More →
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Inderpal S. Sarkaria, MD, FACS

Director of Thoracic Robotic Surgery & Co-Director of the Esophageal Surgery Institute, Executive Committee CREATES & UPMC
Inderpal S. Sarkaria, MD., FACS., is an internationally recognized thoracic surgeon who extensive expertise and experience in minimally invasive and Video Assisted Thoracic Surgical (VATS) approaches including esophagectomy for esophageal cancer, VATS lobectomy for lung cancer, VATS... Read More →
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Mohan Nathan

Vice President, Global Clinical Marketing, TransEnterix
As Vice President, Global Clinical Marketing, Mr. Nathan is responsible for clinical marketing, clinical sales, training and strategic programs for the Senhance Surgical System. Prior to TransEnterix, Mr. Nathan was Senior Marketing Manager in Urology and Clinical Sales Representative... Read More →
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Michael Ruehlman

Activ Surgical, General Manager
Michael is the General Manager of Activ Surgical, responsible for finance, operations, legal and human resources. As Activ’s first employee, Michael has focused on building the team and scaling operations around a core vision of democratizing surgery. Before joining Activ, Michael... Read More →
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Aaron Morrow

Group Manager New Product Development, Stryker Neurosurgical
Aaron Morrow is the Group Manager, New Product Development, for Stryker Neurosurgical, a $450M business unit within Stryker’s Neurosurgical Instruments Division. For those of you who are not familiar with Stryker, they are one of the world’s leading medical technology companies... Read More →

Wednesday May 15, 2019 8:00am - 9:30am EDT
The Oaklander Hotel 5130 Bigelow Blvd, Pittsburgh, PA 15213