Advances in Surgery

Advances in Surgery

MDG Boston Forum Recording

Physicians & surgical entrepreneurs play an increasingly important role in medical device development.

They have direct familiarity with clinical realities, unmet needs, the health delivery culture of their physician & surgical colleagues–and the patients. Some fulfill this role in parallel with their clinical career, while others have embraced a career in industry and venture career with great success.

This session is moderated by a seasoned executive active in Boston’s MedTech innovation scene. You will hear from exceptional clinical entrepreneurs creating innovative products for unmet needs.

It brings together speakers from both career paths, with one serial physician entrepreneur providing a retrospective overview of lessons learned, and three surgeon founders of promising startups developing device-based solutions to support patients with respiratory failure, varicose veins, as well as spinal surgery.

Informative, insightful founder stories

  • Lessons learned from a serial physician entrepreneur – doing it more than once
  • Surgical navigation innovation that combines imagery, software, and, yes, iPhones
  • Novel treatments for patients in respiratory failure–a challenging area of medicine highlighted by COVID this past year
  • Developing improved treatment for varicose veins–advancing versatility, convenience, standardization, & safety all at once


Gabriele Brambilla headshot

Gabriele Brambilla, MBA

CEO, Alira Health


Steven Keller headshot

Steven Keller, MD, PhD

Asst. Professor of Medicine,
Division of Pulmonary & Critical Care,
Johns Hopkins Hospital
Co-Founder, X-Cor Therapeutics, Inc

John Dorman headshot

John Dorman, MD

Neurosurgeon, Programmer,
Boulder Neurosurgical & Spine Associates
Founder, Bolt Surgical Navigation System

Enric Roche headshot

Enric Roche, MD, PhD

Head,  Dept. Vascular Surgery,
Univ. Sagrat Cor & H. General de Cataluña

The Medical Development Group (MDG Boston) focuses on MedTech Innovation and Clinical Applications through three Wednesday Forums per month. At each Forum, attendees meet virtually through face-to-face networking and community building and gain insights from experts in the field.

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