Industry Advisory Board

Jeremy Rawlinson

CDMI IAB Chair

Distinguished Scientist 

Technical Fellow

Member since 2016

Research interests: disease and degeneration, bioactive materials, bone remodeling

Bioniks

Louis Cheng

Chief Operations Officer

Member since 2019

Liisa Burchal

Ergonomist

Member since 2018

Director of Operations and Engineering

Member since 2018

Research interests: metrics for safe push/pull activities

Steven Saad

Hassan Serhan

Distingushed Fellow

Member since 2014

Research interests: Smart Implants, Degenerative Disc Disease, Back pain management, tissue regeneration, diagnosis 

Principal Engineer

Member since 2018

VP of Global Innovation

Member since 2014

Research interests: diagnosis, PJK outcomes, growing spine

R&D Department Supervisor

Member since 2019

Research interests: material (especially metal) for medical devices, biomaterials

Abe Al‐Tarawneh

Superintendent, Division of Safety & Hygiene

Member since 2018

Research interests: human factors and ergonomics, occupational safety and health, industrial and management systems engineering

James Ryaby

Chief Scientific Officer

Member since 2014

Research interests: back pain, disc degeneration

Brett Gopal

Vice President

Member since 2014

Research Interests: Broaden understanding of the biology and biomechanics of connective tissue healing.

Steven Nemes

Director of Finance

Member since 2016

Research interests: developing innovative technologies which improve patient safety while preventing injury to healthcare professionals.

Spider Spine, LLC

Spinal Balance, Inc.

Director, R&D

Member since 2016

Research interests: clinical outcomes, technology development, minimally invasive surgery and pain management 

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Joseph Zavatsky 

Spine Surgeon

Member since 2016

SPIDER SPINE

Richard Pellegrino

Derek Shaw

Fumie Yusa

Aakash Agarwal

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