Who We Are

Scientific Advisory Board

Dr. Andrew Sloan, M.D.

Peter D. Cristal Associate Professor of Neurological Surgery, Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine Director of the Brain Tumor & Neuro-Oncology Center, University Hospitals Neurological Institute, and Ireland Cancer Center of the Case Comprehensive Cancer Center (CCCC).

Dr. Ran Harel, M.D.

Neurosurgeon and Spine Surgeon, Sheba Medical Center, Tel Ha – Shomer, Israel. Cleveland Clinic Spine Surgery Fellowship Trained- Clinical and Research. Awarded TALPIOT Grant (The Advanced Leadership Program for Innovative & Original Thinking in Medicine).

Dr. M. Cenk Cavusoglu, PhD
Medical Simulation Specialist

Associate Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, Case Western Reserve University. 15 years of Scientific and R&D Experience in Medical Simulation Industry. Research Interests: Medical Robotics, Haptic Feedback, Surgical Simulation, Simulation of Complex Biologic Systems.

Business Advisory Board

ORI_BRAUN_webOri J. Braun

In his most recent position, Ori was a Senior Vice President Business Development & New Technologies for Given Imaging Ltd. Atlanta, GA (acquired by Covidian for $1 billion).

Given Imaging (NASDAQ: GIVN) is a world leader in developing and marketing patient-friendly solutions for visualizing and detecting disorders in the GI tract. Given pioneered capsule endoscopy, which is used to evaluate the gastrointestinal tract. It has over 2 million ingestions, and is now the gold standard for small bowel visualization.

Prior to joining Given Imaging, Mr. Braun served as President of Valor Computerized Systems Inc., a leader in productivity increasing engineering software solutions to the PCB design, fabrication and assembly industry. From 2004 to 2005, he served as President of LifeWatch Inc., a leading cardiac monitoring services company. From 1985 to 2004, he founded and held various executive positions, including as chief executive officer, at 3DV Systems Inc., a company developing and selling 3D camera technology that was acquired by Microsoft, at Helios Software Engineering Ltd., a company in the business of simulation technology that was acquired by Cadence Design Systems Inc., and at Lansoft Computing Ltd. Between 1994 and 1996, Mr. Braun held the position of Vice President Business Development at RDC Rafael Development Corporation Ltd., or RDC, a large shareholder of Given Imaging. Mr. Braun holds a B.Sc. in Mechanical Engineering from the Ben Gurion University in Beer Sheva, Israel.

JAMES_FULTON_webJames Fulton

Jim was the Senior Vice President and General Manager of Philips Healthcare, worldwide Computer Tomography business unit where he was responsible for worldwide profit and loss for the CT business. Formerly, James was the President and CEO of Imalux Corporation, developer of the Niris(R) Imaging System based on Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT).

In his capacity, Jim managed product development, finance, supply chain, Customer support, human resources, and quality functions, and oversaw operations in the United States, Israel, The Netherlands, and India.

RUSS_DONDA_webRuss Donda

Currently Russ is serving as the Entrepreneur-in-Residence (EIR) for medical device and biosensor technologies at GLIDE, BioEnterprise and JumpStart. Russell Donda has more than 25 years of management experience at both executive and entrepreneurial levels.

Among other, Russ was the founding CEO and chairman of the board for ViewRay Incorporated, (www.viewray.com), a company developing a novel form of radiation therapy. It was subsequently venture funded by Aisling Capital, Fidelity Biosciences, Kearny Venture Partners, OrbiMed Advisors and Siemens Venture Capital (SVC) GmbH. Russ was a founding member of and co-chair of investment review for the Emergent Growth Fund, LLC (www.emergentgrowth.com), an angel investment fund focused on technology businesses. Additionally, he was a founding manager of and spearheaded business development for the allograft implant company, Regeneration Technologies, a privately held, for-profit spinout of The University of Florida Orthopedic Tissue Bank which went public in 2000 (www.rtix.com).

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