Advisory Board

Photo of Rony Abovitz Rony Abovitz

Rony Abovitz founded Magic Leap in 2011 but was dreaming about such things for most of his life. Prior to Magic Leap, he was the co-founder and head of development and technology for MAKO Surgical, the world leader in human-interactive robotics for orthopedic surgery. Abovitz was named a Technology Pioneer by the World Economic Forum for his work on computer-assisted technologies for minimally invasive surgery.…

Photo of Carlos Aparicio Carlos Aparicio
Photo of Raymond Diaz Raymond Diaz

Raymond Diaz is currently the Director of Manufacturing at Medtronic – Mechanical Circulatory Support, manufacturer of the HVAD Ventricular Assist Device. Ray received his B.S.M.E from Boston University in 1984. Ray began his career with the General Electric Aircraft Engines Business Group located in Lynn MA, where he works in various engineering roles on the F404 & T700 engines.…

Rick Finale
Photo of Roberta D Goode MSBE, CQE Roberta Goode

Roberta D. Goode has been an ASQ-certified Quality Engineer for over 25 years, and a successful entrepreneur. After contributing to patient safety as an engineer with Cordis Corporation, Baxter Healthcare and Beckman Coulter, Ms. Goode founded Goode Consulting International, LLC to provide engineering consulting services exclusively to the life sciences industry. Under her leadership, GCI has hired over 135 graduates of the University of Miami’s College of Engineering, has generated over $50 million in compliance services, and serves 17 of the 20 largest medical device manufacturers globally to remediate enforcement actions and improve the reliability of medical devices.…

Photo of Marianne Grunwaldt Marianne Grunwaldt
Yasushi Kato Chair of BME Industrial Advisory Board
Jeff LaRose
Photo of Gregory L Mayback Gregory Mayback

Gregory L. Mayback has been a Registered Patent Attorney for almost twenty years, during which time he procured over 1,510 patents in a variety of technology areas with a particular focus on medical devices. Mr. Mayback’s qualifications extend past his Electrical Engineering training to diverse technical areas including medicine, semiconductors, computer hardware and software, automotive power and security systems, power generation (nuclear and fossil fuel), and telecommunications.…

Edward Miskiel

Over the past 34 years, Dr. Miskiel has been involved in the research and development of medical devices for use in auditory, visual, vestibular and somatosensory evoked potentials, and the automation of auditory assessment using behavioral methods. Dr. Miskiel has been the Principal Investigator on 14 NIH SBIR Phase I and Phase II research grants which included formal collaboration between his company and multiple universities.…

Photo of Alon Mozes Alon Mozes
Photo of Leonard Pinchuk PhD, DSc, (hc), NAE Leonard Pinchuk

Dr. Pinchuk is a serial inventor and entrepreneur with 118 issued U.S. patents, 80 publications and 10 companies that he co-founded. His major accomplishments include the invention or co-invention of the world’s most used angioplasty balloon catheters, the helical wire stent, the modular stent-graft, a drug-eluting stent (TAXUS®), several biomaterials (polycarbonate urethanes and poly(styrene-block-isobutylene-block-styrene)), a novel glaucoma shunt (InnFocus MicroShunt®) and the next generation intraocular lens material.…

Photo of Steve Rowland Steve Rowland
Photo of Xiaodong Wu PhD Xiaodong Wu

Dr. Xiaodong Wu received his B.S. in Theoretical Physics from China’s Xiamen University, obtained his M.S. in Radiological Sciences and Ph.D. in Biomedical Engineering from University of Miami. Dr. Wu joined the University of Miami in 1989 as a faculty member in the Department of Radiation Oncology and became the Director of Medical Physics in 1997.…

Photo of Claudia Zylberberg Claudia Zylberberg

Dr. Zylberberg is a biotech leader with more than 30 years in the field. She is the founder and CEO of Akron Biotechnology, a manufacturer of novel cGMP-grade products for the gene and cell therapy industries. She also co-founded AssureImmune, an adult stem cell bank, for personalized medicine. She holds numerous patents and peer-reviewed publication records.…

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