Leadership

Leadership

James Lancaster - Chief Executive Officer

James Y. Lancaster, Chief Executive Officer, is a seasoned entrepreneur and business development executive with 30 years of experience across multiple industries. He was most recently the Founder and Managing Director of the Innovate Family of Companies with client technologies including a variety of software, innovative materials, internet-of-things, robotics, autonomous vehicles, drone technologies, medical device, biological control, and waste recycling technologies. Prior to becoming an entrepreneur, he worked for Deloitte Consulting in Dallas with Fortune 500 and held other executive positions in business software and services, medical technologies, and IT solutions. 

David Greenberg, MD - Chief Medical Officer

David Greenberg is a co-inventor of the Solenic AMF technology. Dr. Greenberg completed his medical degree and residency at the Baylor College of Medicine, followed by fellowship training in Infectious Diseases at the National Institutes of Health. His research interests include developing new therapeutic approaches for antibiotic resistant infections.  As a clinically active Infectious Diseases (ID) physician, he frequently treats patients with complex infections, including those with prosthetic joints.

Rajiv Chopra, PhD - Chief Technology Officer

Rajiv Chopra, PhD, Chief Technology Officer, is a co-inventor of the Solenic AMF technology. He completed his Bachelor’s degree in Physics at McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario, and then completed his Ph.D. in Medical Biophysics at the University of Toronto. Dr. Chopra joined the Department of Radiology at UT Southwestern Medical Center to establish a new research program in image-guided therapy with a focus on HIFU. His research group is currently evaluating novel applications of MR-HIFU, with activities covering technology development, preclinical evaluation, and clinical trials.

John Tepper - Vice President of Engineering

John Tepper has held Engineering, Quality Assurance, and Product Development roles in all phases of medical device design and development, from initial concept through regulatory clearance and production. Most recently, John served as VP of Engineering & Quality Assurance for United Orthopedic Group, directing Product Development Engineering, Product Management, Regulatory, and Quality Assurance activities.

Mary Biggers - Regulatory Affairs and Quality Consultant

Mary Biggers has over 25 years experience navigating FDA and European regulations for medical device firms. Mary has a broad base of industry experience including ophthalmic, orthopedic, spine, general surgical and cardiovascular imaging devices.  She has successfully developed and/or refined numerous quality management systems to meet the needs of both manufacturer and regulatory agencies.  Previously Mary was Director of Regulatory Affairs at Orthofix, Inc.

Kirt Gill, MD - Head of the Medical Advisory Board

Kirt Gill, MD is a Medical Device Fellow at the Texas Medical Center in Houston and is working with Solenic Medical to lead its Medical Advisory Board. He is active in the medical device innovation space and has a research background in radiology and neurology. At the University of Texas Southwestern, Dr. Gill worked under Dr. Chopra as a part of a NIH T32-funded Clinical Scientist residency. Dr. Gill has a Bachelor’s degree in Molecular/Cell Biology and Classical Civilizations from the University of California, Berkeley and completed his medical training at the Keck School of Medicine at the University of Southern California. He is also concurrently a Fellow at VIC Technology Venture Development working in technology assessment and innovation.

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