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DR. JONATHAN J. STONE - FOUNDER, CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER

Dr. Stone is an Associate Professor of Neurosurgery and the Director of the Simulation Innovation Laboratory at the University of Rochester Strong Memorial Hospital. He has published over 30 articles, received 9 awards, received a Master's in Biomedical Engineering, and has been granted 4 patents. Dr. Stone's experience with simulation began during his residency. After winning 1st place for video abstracts of his lifelike simulations 3 years in a row (2015-2017) at the largest annual AUA national meeting, he founded a company to develop and manufacture these surgical phantoms. Dr. Stone earned his M.D. from the University of Buffalo, completed his residency program at the University of Rochester and then continued his education to complete a fellowship at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota in Peripheral Nerve Surgery.

DR. MICHAEL P. WILSON - CHIEF OPERATING OFFICER

As COO, Dr. Wilson has handled daily operations, long-term expansion planning and execution for the first 2 years of SIM's impressive early expansion. Dr. Wilson earned his B.S. from Penn State University and then went on to earn his PhD in Pathology from the University of Rochester in 2015 studying gene regulation in acute myeloid leukemia, with a focus on translational research. Beginning in late 2016, Dr. Wilson focused his career on the biotechnology startup and technology transfer space, specifically the successful transfer of biotechnology from the research lab to the marketplace to directly benefit patients.

MR STEVEN GRIFFITH - CHIEF TECHNOLOGY OFFICER

Steven Griffith has been designing safety critical electronic systems for the medical and rail industries since 1993. In the early 2000's, Mr. Griffith led software and hardware engineering teams which developed the world's first "ground up" wireless, smart, large volume infusion pump, and to date, hundreds of thousands of these devices have been deployed in the US and Canada. Prior to 1993, Mr. Griffith headed a group of 20 embedded software and hardware engineers at Hughes Training, Link Flight Simulation Division and worked on many notable military and commercial aircraft programs. Mr. Griffith was nominated as one of four candidates for the 2011 "Engineer of the Year" award by the Rochester Engineering Society and was honored in April 2012 at the Rochester Riverside Convention Center. Mr. Griffith was a member of the inaugural Industrial Advisory Board for the Biomedical Engineering Program at RIT, holds a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from the Rochester Institute of Technology, and an M.S. in Computer Engineering from Syracuse University. 

DR. NELSON N. STONE - CHIEF SCIENTIFIC OFFICER

An internationally renowned prostate cancer specialist, academician, innovator and entrepreneur, Dr. Stone co-founded 3DBiopsy. In 1995, he created the real-time 3D Brachytherapy (implantable radioactive seed) System. His company, PROSEED was sold to CR Bard in 1998 for $84 million and grew the business to 40 participating centers in the U.S. In the ensuing five years, Dr. Stone served as VP and Medical Director at Bard, and under his direction, opened over 200 centers that successfully performed the PROSEED procedure in the U.S. and Europe. In 2005, Dr. Stone and his partner started Prologics, a radiation therapy company that owns brachytherapy sites. This company was successfully sold to Integrated Oncology Network in 2011. Named as one of the "Leading Physicians of the World", Dr. Stone is a Professor of Urology and Radiation Oncology at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai NYC. Dr. Stone earned his B.S. from the University of Connecticut and his M.D. from the University of Maryland. 

LAURA S. KIM - DIRECTOR OF COMMERCIAL DEVELOPMENT

While Laura began her career working in the hotel industry, after earning her M.B.A. degree from Baruch College, she decided to pivot towards the medical start-up industry. Laura's latest role was VP of Operations at 3DBiopsy, a medical device start-up that is working to manufacture an innovative prostate biopsy tool. At 3DBiopsy, she created and managed their Hubspot database of over 3,000 contacts, ran marketing campaigns, and planned and ran trade shows and company sponsored events. Laura holds a B.S.B.A from the University of Denver. 

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