Jerry Katzman, MD - Chairman, President & CEO
Jerry Katzman, MD, is the Company’s Chief Executive Officer, President, and Chairman of the Board of Directors. Dr. Katzman has always been an entrepreneur, scientist, and pioneer in medical science. His focus has targeted various biotechnology companies, biopharma, and Wall Street. Upon completion of his medical training, Dr. Katzman joined a multi-specialty group practice in Brandon, FL where he founded and established the group’s department of ophthalmology.
He then entered into a private practice where he designed and built one of the first state-licensed in office freestanding ambulatory surgical centers. The center also provided a multitude of services, including pharmacy, audiology, retinal dx, and treatment, as well as, general eye care, eye surgery, and optical. In 1993, Dr. Katzman founded EyeCare International, the nation’s first and largest non-insurance based discount vision network consisting of over 13,000 provider locations.
After 17 years with Amacore Group, Inc. (successor to EyeCare International) he retired as its Chief Medical Officer and continued his work on healthcare initiatives to promote affordable healthcare and an emergency electronic medical records program.
Thereafter, in 2008, co-founded Core Corporate Consulting Group, Inc. a private company designed to purchase and rejuvenate ailing public companies that were headed into bankruptcy.
In 2013, founded Disruptor Technologies Inc., a marketing and consulting company, and served as the CEO. Disruptor was developed to research, identify, evaluate, obtain, develop, promote, manufacture, and/or market groundbreaking technologies in health and science.
Dr. Katzman is also the host of the podcast Healthy, Strong, and Active: Your Strategy for Life.
Dr. Katzman graduated from Boston University with a B.S. in Biomedical Engineering in 1974 and thereafter earned his M.D. from the Universidad de Guadalajara in Jalisco, Mexico.
Erhan Gunday, Co-Founder and Chief Technology Officer
Founded Sony Medical Electronic Division - internal venture company
Grew company to over $100 million in 6 years. Patent coordinator
Developed imaging technologies, still the Gold Standard today
Circon ACMI (Olympus)
Developed First Miniaturized Digital 3-Chip Endoscopic Camera System
Built 7 new Minimally Invasive Surgical technology platforms
Managed 30 man team on a $2M Budget
Built Medical Industries first 3-D eyewear for surgeons
Developed first disposable CMOS imaging sensors
Developed High-Resolution Mega Pixel Surgical Camera System
Managed start-up operations of a 12-man scientific team
Helped Raise $22M in Startup Capital
Developed the First Financial Data system for Home Delivery
Developed The Traders ‘Ticker Tape’ for Television
Former Co-Founder & VP of Engineering for Sony Medical Electronics Division. Erhan possesses over 27 years of medical device development expertise as a VP of RD&E for ACMI Circon (Olympus) and Optimize (Stryker). He is an experienced Start-up Executive and technical manager with a strong background in patent investigation, execution, and consultation. Erhan has domestic and international experience in management, strategic planning, new product and market development, regulatory compliance, and Intellectual Property development. Mr. Gunday started his career as a Senior Engineer for AutoNumerics, designing and developing Hardware and Software for the companies CNC products. He then moved on to IDR, Inc., a division of Reuters, designing the data discriminator portion of the electronic data terminal for capturing and displaying real-time financial news over TV Cable Channels – The Ticker Tape!
Mr. Gunday was recruited to Sony Electronics as the Director of Product Planning and Development, where he led two large projects managing electronic data delivery for their US Broadcast, Cable, and Subscription Television division; generating revenues between $20 Million and $50 Million, respectively.
Mr. Gunday was then promoted to Vice President of Engineering for Sony Medical; a new, start-up division of the company. As a founding member, he successfully established the new divisions, provided product planning support for the Sony Manufacturing Groups and achieved sales of over $100 million in 6 years; while managing a team of 16 hardware, software and field service engineers along with managing the contributions of outside engineering consultants and contract manufacturing firms.
Herbert L. Gould, MD, FACS - Chief Science Officer
Dr. Gould graduated from Bowdoin College and received an MD from Columbia’s College of Physicians and Surgeons. He served his internship at the 1stMedical Division, Bellevue Hospital, and was a resident at the Manhattan Eye, Ear & Throat Hospital, where, as a senior resident, he initiated the Contact Lens Clinic. He continued his medical studies at the Institute of Ophthalmology (London), Harvard Medical School, and the Downstate Medical Center, NY, where he received a corneal fellowship which included Moorfields Eye Hospital, London.
He was a co-founder of the Contact Lens Society of Ophthalmologists and the New York Intraocular Lens Implant Society. He was a founding member of the American Intraocular Lens Implant Society, now ASCRS, was elected to the International Intraocular Lens Implant Club (IIIC), and later was a founding member of the International Society of Refractive Surgery. Dr. Gould was the founder and first president of the New York Keratorefractive Society. He has been a Teaching Fellow at the State University of New York, was Assistant Clinical Professor in Ophthalmology at State University of New York (Downstate), Associate Clinical Professor at New York Medical College, and served as an Instructor at the American Academy of Ophthalmology.
Numerous presentations were made to professional associations in the US and throughout the world, including ophthalmological meetings in Athens, Prague, Stockholm, London, Vienna, Milan, Alexandria (Egypt), Shanghai, Korea, Algarve (Portugal) and Cannes, where he was also awarded a Bronze Medal from the Cannes Film Festival (Best Surgical Film: Corneal Transplant & Intra-Ocular Lens Implantation). He has published over 80 articles and chapters in professional books and journals. He has numerous professional memberships.
He implanted the first intraocular lens in China with the IIIC. He trained in Russia and introduced radial keratotomy to the US and later helped develop the Lasik technique. He had one of the first lasers in NYC after FDA approval, and later helped set up the laser center at the New York Eye and Ear Infirmary. He served as a Major in the U.S. Air Force, where he served as a Flight Surgeon, for five years.
Vinay Mehindru, MD, MBA - Medical Advisor
Dr. Mehindru is an accomplished physician executive with over 25 years of healthcare experience that includes population health, physician performance management, and building physician alliances with clinical and financial integration. He is well known for taking a vision and transforming it into reality through sound strategy development and execution.
Despite his humble origins in North India, his accelerated track in education included starting college at the age of 14 and graduating from medical school at age 21 as one of the youngest graduates in the country. Moving to the United States he completed a Residency in Internal Medicine at the Cleveland Clinic and a second Residency in Emergency Medicine at the University of Florida. At the University of Texas, he received an MBA with honors.
Dr. Mehindru joined a private group of physicians and worked in a Level Two trauma center for 10 years. He has been an instructor for both Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support (ACLS) and Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) for 16 years. As Chief Medical Officer at AdventHealth Waterman, he spearheaded the establishment of a new hospitalist program and received recognition for excellence in seven metrics under Partnerships for Patients. With a focus on population health management, he managed 40,000 covered lives made up of: a self-funded employee health plan, a commercial health plan, and Medicare beneficiaries.
In his continued passion to improve outcomes for patients, Dr. Mehindru led the initiatives between the two major health systems in the Tampa Bay, Florida area, consisting of an exclusive health and wellness innovation partner for the first planned “Smart Gigabit Community,” a Home Health Care company, and a Joint Venture with the largest local radiology physicians group including 16 outpatient imaging centers.
Steve Goldsmith - Marketing Consultant
30+ years of experience in Marketing, Sales, and Advertising
Pioneer of internet commerce and direct response advertising for internet, radio, tv, out-of-home, print, and live events
Client companies have included Hewlett-Packard, Intel, Yahoo, National Semiconductor, McKesson, Siemens Medical Solutions, Northrup Grumman, StorageTek, Cadence Design, MGM, Sony Electronics, Columbia Pictures, United Artists, Donald Trump Network, Applied Materials, Jeep/Chrysler, Paramount
Advocate for children, animal welfare, civil rights and social action, education, and poverty alleviation, among other important causes
Duke University B.A.; University of Miami
Board of Directors
Jerry Katzman, MD - Chairman, President & CEO
Herbert L. Gould, MD, FACS - Board of Directors
Vinay Mehindru, MD, MBA - Board of Directors
Dessy Boneva, MD - Board of Directors
Dr. Boneva is an experienced trauma surgeon skilled in trauma, surgical critical care, emergency surgery, and acute care surgery. She is in practice with Kendall Regional Medical Center in Miami, Florida.
Kendall Regional Medical Center is an over 400-bed, full-service, Level I Trauma hospital. It provides 24-hour comprehensive medical, trauma, burn, surgical, women and children's services, behavioral health and diagnostic services, along with a wide range of patient and community services. The mission of the hospital is to remain committed to the care and improvement of human life.
In her academic role, Dr. Boneva serves as Surgery Clerkship Director/Clinical Assistant Professor of Surgery at Nova Southeastern University's Dr. Kiran C. Patel College of Allopathic Medicine.
A Fellow of the American College of Surgeons (FACS), she is a member of the Society of Critical Care Medicine, the Panamerican Trauma Society, the Eastern Association for the Surgery of Trauma, and the American Association for the Surgery of Trauma.
In addition, she holds certifications in Advanced Trauma Life Support (Instructor), Advanced Surgical Skills for Exposure in Trauma, Advanced Trauma Operative Management, Basic Life Support, and Pediatric Advanced Life Support.
At the start of her academic career, Dr. Boneva studied Mathematics and Engineering. After going on a Health Mission trip, she was inspired to help patients and work in the medical field. Following medical school, she later went on to perform her residencies in general surgery at the University of Maryland and Dartmouth College. This was followed by fellowship training at the Johns Hopkins University in Surgical Critical Care and the R Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center in Trauma and Acute Care Surgery in 2010 and 2011, respectively. Her passion is to help patients and save lives.
With two decades of experience, she is board-certified in surgery and surgical critical care by the American Board of Surgery (ABS). The ABS is an independent, non-profit organization located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, founded for the purpose of certifying surgeons who have met a defined standard of education, training, and knowledge.
Trauma surgery is a surgical specialty that utilizes both operative and non-operative management to treat traumatic injuries, typically in an acute setting. A trauma surgeon is a highly trained and specialized medical care professional who performs emergency surgeries on patients suffering from acute injuries and illnesses. They generally complete residency training in general surgery and often fellowship training in trauma or surgical critical care.
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