Mark S. Andrew, MD
Dr Andrew is the Founder and Chief Scientific Officer of Medality Medical, LLC. He is the co-inventor of Tissue Liquefaction Technology® (TLT). Medality Medical’s’ HydraSolve® is the second clinical application of TLT, the first being the AquaLase® Liquefaction Device, a small-incision cataract removal technology on Alcon’s premier cataract machine, the INFINITI® Vision System, used routinely in more than 50 countries. Dr Andrew, a Fellow of the American Academy of Ophthalmology, is a board-certified ophthalmologist with more than 25 years’ experience. He received his medical degree from Jefferson Medical College (Sidney Kimmel Medical College) in Philadelphia, PA, and served his residency at Hahnemann University Hospital in Philadelphia. His scientific background includes basic science research in biochemistry, endocrinology, and immunology, as well as research in fluid dynamics at: the National Eye Institute of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), Drexel University School of Biomedical Engineering, Jefferson Medical College (Sidney Kimmel Medical College), Wills Eye Hospital and the Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center. Dr Andrew holds 10 issued US patents, 27 issued foreign patents, with more pending. Dr. Andrew’s inventions have led to 6 FDA clearances, 25 peer-reviewed journal articles and numerous surgical textbook citations.
Phillip Chan, MD/PhD
Dr. Chan is the CEO and President of CytoSorbents Corporation (CTSO-NASDAQ), a leader in critical care immunotherapy, specifically leading in the prevention and treatment of life-threatening inflammation using the patented CytoSorb Blood Purification device. Prior to CytoSorbents, he led healthcare and life science investments as a Partner for the NJTC Venture Fund. In that role, he was responsible for numerous investments in therapeutics, medical devices and diagnostics. Phil also co-founded Andrew Technologies as an early and lead investor. He received Board-certification in internal medicine, completing his residency at Harvard Medical School at the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. He received his MD/PhD from Yale University School of Medicine and his BS in Cell and Molecular Biology from Cornell University. Dr. Chan is also a member of Medality’s Medical and Scientific Committee.
Richard D’Amico, MD
Dr. D’Amico is the Assistant Clinical Professor of Plastic Surgery Mt Sinai School of Medicine in New York. Dr. D’Amico is an internationally published and recognized leader in Plastic Surgery and its cutting edge technologies and innovations. He received his medical degree from the New York University School of Medicine and completed his plastic surgery fellowship at Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center in New York City.
Dr. Richard D’Amico holds membership in many professional groups, which comprise an important part of his career. The American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS), the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS), the American Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Association, the Lipoplasty Society of North America, the New York Regional Society of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons, and the American Medical Association all count Dr. Richard D’Amico among their members. Another group, the American College of Surgeons, granted a fellowship to Dr. Richard D’Amico.
Many of these organizations have appointed Dr. Richard D’Amico to significant positions. In 2008, the ASPS elected Dr. Richard D’Amico as its President, and he still serves on its Executive Committee and Board of Directors. The New Jersey Society of Plastic Surgeons also picked Richard D’Amico to serve as President in the past. Dr. Richard D’Amico additionally sits on the Board of Directors for the American Association for Accreditation of Ambulatory Surgical Facilities, the Innovative Technology Committee for the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, and the Medical Expert Advisory Panel for the New Jersey State Board of Medical Examiners.
Additionally, Dr. Richard D’Amico co-chaired the ASPS’ Breast Implant Task Force, participated in its Committee to Set Standards of Care for procedures such as liposuction and blepharoplasty, and functioned as Vice Chairman of its Government Relations Committee.
He is currently a medical advisor to several medical device companies.
Peter Gerald Malone MA Llb
Peter Gerald Malone MA LLB (Gerald) is, by profession, a Scottish lawyer and was a UK politician from 1983 to 1997.
Mr. Malone was elected as Member of Parliament (MP) for Aberdeen South (1983-87) and served as a Whip in Margaret Thatcher’s government. In 1992 he was elected MP for Winchester, was appointed Deputy Chairman of the Conservative Party until 1994, then Minister of State for Health in John Major’s administration.
Since 1997, when he left politics, Mr. Malone has served on the boards of a number of UK funds and healthcare companies. In 2001 he joined the board of Aberdeen Asia-Pacific Income Fund (FAX), a US closed end mutual fund, becoming Chairman in 2005. He also chairs additional open and closed end US and Canadian funds managed by Aberdeen Standard, is a board member of the Mutual Fund Directors Forum in Washington DC and a director of Bionik Laboratories, a North American healthcare robotics company.
Additionally, Mr. Malone has extensive experience in journalism – having been Scottish Editor of The Sunday Times (1987 -1991) and Deputy Editor of The European (1997 – 1999) – of broadcasting, and consultancy in public affairs – www.brexRisk.com. He currently writes on American culture and politics for Reaction Life, a UK online publication.
Brian V. Murray
Mr. Murray established BV Murray & Co. Inc., a boutique investment bank in 1996 after 17 years at Bear Stearns in the corporate finance department where he was a Senior Managing Director. Prior to joining Bear Stearns in 1978, he was a partner at HC Wainwright & Co, an institutional Wall Street research firm. Over his career, Mr. Murray has obtained extensive worldwide experience in mergers and acquisitions, valuations and public and private debt and equity of offerings. Mr. Murray holds a B.S. degree in Economics from Villanova University, an MBA with honors (majoring in finance and international business) from the University of Chicago and is a Chartered Financial Analyst (“CFA”).
Sid Prakash, MD
Sid Prakash, MD, is a diagnostic radiologist and serial entrepreneur based in New York City.
Currently, he owns several successful medical practices which he founded and built over the past several years predominantly in the tri-state area. He has a laser-like focus on providing superior concierge-level service for his patients as well as in creating sustained collaborative relationships with medical providers.
Previously, he was Chairman of the Department of Radiology and the Chief Information Officer at North General Hospital, a Mount Sinai-affiliated hospital in Manhattan, NY. He graduated with highest honors and a B.A. degree in biology with concentration in biophysics from Washington University in 1997. Subsequently, he obtained his Doctorate of Medicine degree at the University of Missouri-Columbia. He became Board-Certified in Diagnostic Radiology after graduating from his medical residency at Long Island Jewish Medical Center in 2007.
Recently, he is focusing on private equity investments in healthcare companies to advance medical care in multiple disciplines, leveraging his understanding of medical practices and hospital environments to help increase financial growth and brand recognition.