Describe what you do.
I am the CEO of EpiBone, a revolutionary bone reconstruction company that allows patients to “grow their own bone.” Our technology utilizes a scan of the patient’s bone defect and the patient’s own stem cells to construct and cultivate a defect-specific autologous-like bone graft.
How did you become interested in Healthcare? What drew you in?
I have always been interested in the workings of the human body, especially more so after taking anatomy and physiology classes at the local community college while working in telecom - found so many parallels.
What do you enjoy most about your career or positon?
Translating science into helping people.
How has your CBS experience influenced your career?
In so many different ways - as mentors, friends, and now vendors and even investors! I sometimes say when I guest speak at CBS - look to your left - look to your right - these people will very likely change your life and you theirs. It's a magical community of generosity.
What is your favorite CBS memory, such as a favorite professor, spot on campus, or social event?
Re-enacting Julius Cesar as a lesson in leadership with Prof Ingram.
As a leader in healthcare, what qualities do you look for when hiring new MBA graduates?
Look for a passion for helping our patients, willingness to swim in uncertainty, and skill set (in that order). Skills can be taught, but character is honed over a lifetime. And startups are a perfect example of where models can be used (and abused).
What would you say to a prospective student considering CBS and the HPM Program?
Be prepared to roll up your sleeves - you will have no shortage of fascinating work ahead of you!