“I’ve been an eye surgeon for 25 years and have performed thousands of eye and eyelid surgeries, as well as trained and supervised surgeons in the US and overseas. One of my specialties is blepharoplasty, a surgery that removes unwanted and excess upper eyelid skin, resulting in improved peripheral vision and appearance. Patients routinely have a 25% improvement in their side vision and look younger and more revitalized. As a result of my experience and innovative insight, I have developed a novel medical device that markedly simplifies and improves this procedure. In 2021 we founded a company Osheru to develop and commercialize the iLIDlyft device. In addition to this work, I am a co-owner and managing partner of InFocus Eyecare, a six-provider 35-employee specialty medical practice with revenues of $5M. I am a founding partner and part owner of the Bend Surgery Center, a 450-employee facility.”
“As a practicing orthopedic surgeon with over 25 years of surgical and research expertise, I have performed about 400 joint replacement surgeries a year. Due to the limitations and inaccuracies of state-of-the-art instrumentation, I experimented with traditional knee replacement technologies, I became one of the primary inventors of computer-assisted knee replacement, and I trained thousands of surgeons domestically and internationally in these new techniques.
I am currently the Chief Operating Officer of Osheru LLC and Emeritus Partner at the Center for Orthopedic and Neurosurgery Care & Research. During my tenure as Managing Partner of the Center for Orthopedic and Neurosurgery Care & Research I provided strategic vision and leadership to grow the practice from 8 providers to 32, the practice continues to thrive today, with over $80M in annual revenue and 44 providers. In addition to my research and surgical experience, I have also been elected for two terms in the Oregon legislature where I was on the House Healthcare committee, authoring legislation on multiple policy issues.”
“I am passionate about caring for patients. Advancements in clinical innovation and new technology have improved the ability for patients to have access to care, reduced post-operative downtime and minimize complications. As a Nurse Practitioner, and past Director of Research, I’ve had the opportunity to led numerous clinical trials. These trials have ranged from orthopedic and neurosurgical devices to medications to minimize post-operative blood clots. Watching these products come to market and improve our patients’ lives has been extremely rewarding.
For the past 24 years, I was at The Center for Orthopedic and Neurosurgical Care & Research, as a clinician, Director of Research, Provider Champion for Epic and Allscripts Electronic Health Records as well as the Director of Operational Improvement. This vast array of opportunities has provided hands-on experience within a thriving private practice as well as relationship building with the Central Oregon hospital system, Cascade SurgiCenter and associated business partner. My passion for process improvement and project management has helped me stay focused on the end result.”