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CIMIT Staff

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John A. Parrish, MD, proudly served in the United States Marine Corps and was a battlefield doctor in Vietnam. He is the Chief Executive Officer and co-founder of the Center for the Integration of Medicine and Innovative Technology (CIMIT), a consortium of academic and engineering research laboratories, universities and more than 40 private-sector companies. Through CIMIT, clinical investigators work to advance the standards of care for all patients through the development and the adoption of targeted medical devices and technologies.  Trained in internal medicine, dermatology and clinical research, Dr. Parrish has been recognized as a visionary and innovator who lists among his accomplishments the development of therapies to treat skin disease, including the now-common use of ultraviolet light. For two decades, Dr. Parrish served as chief of the Department of Dermatology at Massachusetts General Hospital, founding the Wellman Center for Photomedicine, the first – and now the world’s largest – multidisciplinary research group to study the effects of lasers on tissue.

A graduate of Duke University and Yale University School of Medicine, Dr. Parrish is a member of the Institute of Medicine, National Academy of Science, the National Space Biomedical Research Institute and the Defense Science Board. He is the author or co-author or more than 300 publications, including six books.

Dr. Parrish has earned the Discovery Award from the National Dermatology Foundation; the Bowditch Prize from Massachusetts General Hospital for enhancing the quality of patient care while reducing the cost of that care; the U.S. Army’s Thurman Award, honoring the late Gen. Maxwell Reid Thurman, who championed the advancement of lifesaving medical technologies within the U.S. Army; and the American Skin Association's 2011 David Martin Carter Mentorship Award, for being extraordinarily caring and effective in guiding his trainees, and 2011 Humanitarian Award, for his his wide-ranging lifetime professional contributions to the field of dermatology. He is the first individual to have received both the David Martin Carter Mentor and Humanitarian Awards in the 25 year history of the ASA.

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Accelerator Executives

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Wolfgang Krull is a Senior Operations Management Professional in the Medical Device Industry with a proven track record of leading complex business, site, operations, supply chain, and product development organizations including two successful startups. His specialties include leading Operations, Strategic Planning, Organizational Development, and Program Management to meet worldwide business, quality, and regulatory requirements.

Wolfgang spent 24 years with Hewlett Packard Medical (now Philips) in multiple functions including executive positions as Director of R&D and Director of Worldwide Manufacturing/Order Fulfillment for the Patient Monitoring Business. In these roles he was responsible for strategic development for the Bedside Patient Monitoring, Digital Telemetry, Central Monitoring, and Cath Lab product lines for critical, intermediate, and coronary care hospital markets.

In 2001, he joined start-up Visualization Technologies (VTI) as Vice President of Manufacturing and Supply Chain responsible for strategic business, process, operational, and organization improvements including initiatives in lean, cost reduction, quality improvements, and new product launch processes for Manufacturing. In 2002, VTI was successfully acquired by General Electric where Wolfgang continued as Vice President of Operations and Supply Chain.

In 2003, Wolfgang joined start-up Breakaway Imaging as Vice President of Operations and Supply Chain responsible for establishing and leading operations, supply chain, quality system, and service organizations and processes for the O-arm Imaging system. In 2007, Breakaway Imaging was successfully acquired by Medtronic and Wolfgang became the Regional Business and Site Manager for the Medtronic’s Navigation and Imaging business responsible for leading product development, operations, quality/regulatory, and factory services organizations for the O-arm business.

In addition to his CIMIT Accelerator Executive role, Wolfgang is the founder and president of Krull Enterprise Services for Operations and Supply Chain (KESSCO) providing “hands-on” management and consulting services to assist emerging, early, and mid-stage medical technology companies develop, implement, and optimize their manufacturing and supply chain operations to meet business goals. Wolfgang has been a Hewlett Packard Fellow, Chairman of the University of Massachusetts (Amherst) College of Engineering Deans Advisory Committee, and Member of the Boston University Software Engineering Advisory Committee.

Site Miners

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Keith B. Isaacson was born and raised in Atlanta, Georgia. He graduated cum laude from Tulane University with honors in biology in 1979 and attended medical school at the Medical College of Georgia. Dr. Isaacson finished his residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology at the Ochsner Clinic in New Orleans, LA. He then finished a fellowship in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility at the University of Pennsylvania. He is currently board certified in Reproductive Endocrinology and general Obstetrics and Gynecology.

Dr. Isaacson was the Division Director of Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility at the Massachusetts General Hospital from 1991 until 2001. In the fall of 2001, he left to open a center for minimally invasive gynecologic surgery and infertility at Newton Wellesley Hospital. He is currently director of the residency and fellowship for minimally invasive gynecologic surgery and infertility. Dr Isaacson is the Co-Director of the Center for Gynepathology Research at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Dr. Isaacson is the immediate past president of the Society of Reproductive Surgeons (SRS) and the past president of the American Association of Gynecologic Surgeons (AAGL) and AAGL/SRS Fellowship Board of Directors and on the Board of Directors of the Society of Laparoscopic Surgeons. His recent awards include the Distinguished Surgeon Award from the American Society of Reproductive Medicine. Dr. Isaacson has focused his clinical career in advance hysteroscopic and laparoscopic procedures in women wishing to maintain their reproductive potential. He has over 75 peer reviewed publications, numerous textbook chapters and had edited two textbooks on laparoscopic and hysteroscopic surgery.