The intersection of medicine, business, and courageous creativity is where I've spent most of my career.
An alum of Smith College and the University of Massachusetts Medical School, I trained in surgery and psychiatry at Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center. After practicing for a decade, l worked for the US Army, where I managed regenerative medicine research funding and guided strategy for a $70M investment in the emerging field of hand and face transplants. In that position, and as a senior executive at a large nonprofit in Washington, D.C., I worked closely with both the civilian and military medical communities, and many government agencies--BARDA, NIH, WHOSTP, NASA, DARPA--to develop novel strategies to restore form, function and appearance to ill and injured service members. I remain part of those communities as a board member and prize judge.
My focus now is on finding innovative ways to make medicine better for both patients and physicians through my own nonprofit and by helping new talent and new ventures realize their big ideas. Farming, fencing, photography, and riding big, opinionated horses keeps me focused outside of work.