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Management

Barry F. Cohen (Chief Executive Officer)
Mr. Cohen founded the company and has served as its Chief Executive Officer since February 4, 2015. Between 2006 and 2008, Mr. Cohen was a private investor and founded AVRA Surgical, Inc., a medical technology company. From approximately 1979 to 1983 he served as director of Synalloy Corp., a manufacturer of pipe, piping systems, and specialty chemicals after which he was appointed to serve as President from 1984 to 1985. Mr. Cohen also served as Chairman of the Executive Board of Wolverine Technologies, Inc., an NYSE-listed company from 1979 to 1983, and President of Barry F. Cohen & Co., a NASD member from 1983 to 1999. Mr. Cohen has over 50 years' experience in managing private and public industrial companies and 47 years' experience as a securities executive.
Barry F. Cohen

A. Christian Schauer A. Christian Schauer (Chief Financial Officer)
Since 2003, Mr. Schauer has also served as Chairman, President, and CEO of PharmOptima LLC, a pre-clinical contract research company based in Portage, Michigan. From 1999 until it was acquired by Eimo of Finland in 2001, Mr. Schauer served as Chief Executive Officer of Triple S. Plastics. For 25 years prior, he served in various senior management positions with Clausing Corporation, including as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer from 1984 until 1999. Before joining Clausing Corporation, Mr. Schauer was with Ernst & Ernst (now Ernst & Young) for approximately a decade. A certified public accountant, he holds a B.B.A. in accounting from Western Michigan University. Mr. Schauer has served as an executive and non-executive director for several companies, including First of America Bank, Durametallic Corporation, Triple S Plastics, Harter Corporation, The 600 Group Plc. (London), and Z Seven Fund. Mr. Schauer currently serves as a non-executive director for Griffith Foods, Inc., and as a Trustee of the Boards at Kalamazoo Valley Community College and Hope Network.

Dr. Ray Powers (Chief Operating Officer)
Dr. Powers was an executive within the Bell System for 30 years prior to moving on to C-level positions in the technology sector in both private and public companies. He has served as Director of Standards for the Project Management Institute and on their Board of Directors. He has been a professor and an academic department chair in higher education at the Forbes School of Business, holds an MBA in Technology Management, and a Doctoral degree in Leadership from the University of Phoenix.
Dr. Ray Powers

Alexandre S. Clug Alexandre S. Clug (Vice President of Global Business Development)
Mr. Clug was formerly CFO and CEO of various businesses in the US, Latin America, and Europe. His experience covers all aspects of building a business. He has taken companies public in both the US and Europe, developed a sales force from zero to 6,000 while at Etelix, and built a sales pipeline of over $100 million while at Secure Fortress which, as CEO, he took public in Europe. Mr. Clug graduated with honors from West Point receiving a BS in Electrical Engineering, served with distinction as a Captain in the Army Corps of Engineers, has an MBA from UCLA, and is fluent in English, French, and Spanish.

Nicole Bergman-Fong (Corporate Counsel)
Ms. Bergman-Fong has been advising and supporting the development of a number of start-up businesses and small businesses in New York and across the globe for over a decade. She previously was a finance partner in the law firm of Mayer Brown for 10 years. From 1984 through 1991, Ms. Bergman-Fong was a finance associate at Cravath, Swaine & Moore in the M&A to Structured Finance Area. She attended Brown University, and she was a Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar at Columbia Law School, where she graduated with honors. She is a member of the New York Bar.
Nicole Bergman-Fong

Board of Directors

Barry F. Cohen Barry F. Cohen (Chairman of the Board)
Mr. Cohen founded the company and has served as its Chief Executive Officer since February 4, 2015. Between 2006 and 2008, Mr. Cohen was a private investor and founded AVRA Surgical, Inc., a medical technology company. From approximately 1979 to 1983 he served as director of Synalloy Corp., a manufacturer of pipe, piping systems, and specialty chemicals after which he was appointed to serve as President from 1984 to 1985. Mr. Cohen also served as Chairman of the Executive Board of Wolverine Technologies, Inc., an NYSE-listed company from 1979 to 1983, and President of Barry F. Cohen & Co., a NASD member from 1983 to 1999. Mr. Cohen has over 50 years' experience in managing private and public industrial companies and 47 years' experience as a securities executive.

Dr. Nikhil Lalit Shah. DO, MPH (Director)
Dr. Shah is one of the top global leaders in robotic cases and serves as the AVRA Chief Medical Robotic Advisor. He is currently the head of Minimal Access & Robotic Surgery at Piedmont Healthcare in Atlanta, GA. He has previously served as the Medical Director of The Jenkins Clinic in Atlanta and is also an Associate Professor (adjunct) at the Georgia Institute of Technology in the College of Computing - Robotics & Intelligent Machines. Prior positions also include the Section Chief of Urology, Department of Surgery, Saint Joseph's Hospital of Atlanta, and the Director of Robotic Surgery, Saint Joseph's Hospital of Atlanta. This significant experience qualifies Dr. Shah to serve as a director.
Dr. Nikhil Lalit Shah. DO, MPH

Peter Carnegie Peter Carnegie (Director)
Peter Carnegie is a leader in developing successful robotic surgery programs in storied institutions like the Cleveland Clinic, the University of Alabama, Birmingham, the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center and West Virginia University Hospitals. He also is an expert in developing robotic and medical device training programs, surgeon training programs, nurse training programs, and clinical and sales training programs, Mr. Carnegie has been the CEO of Minimally Invasive Solutions Consulting (MIS), a robotic surgery consulting firm since 2011. Prior to becoming the CEO of MIS, he was its Chief Operating Officer. 
Before, MIS, he worked at Intuitive Surgical, Inc. as U.S. Program Development Manager for Cardiothoracic, Head & Neck Surgery. Prior to working for Intuitive, he was at Ethicon Endo-Surgery of Johnson & Johnson. He has headed programs in robotic training, including the Symposium on Science, Technology, and Advanced Robotics in partnership with the Links Inc. Professional Opportunities Program for Students of the University of Central Florida, the University of South Florida, and Valencia College. He is a decorated war veteran and recipient of the Douglas McArthur Leadership Award and holds a BS degree in engineering from West Point.


Medical Advisory Board

Dr. Juan Jose Badimon, Ph.D.,
Dr. Juan Jose Badimon is a Professor of Medicine and Director of the Atherothrombosis Research Unit at the Cardiovascular Institute, Mount Sinai School of Medicine, New York. He graduated from the University of Barcelona in 1982. His academic appointments include Mayo Clinic, Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard University, and Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York. His major research interests are focused on pathogenesis and treatment of atherothrombosis and cardiovascular diseases. Dr. Badimon has published more than 370 peer-reviewed articles in atherothrombosis, imaging, and cardiovascular diseases. He serves as a reviewer for 10 of the top journals in cardiovascular diseases.
Dr. Juan Jose Badimon, Ph.D.,

Dr. Heywood Y. Epstein, M.D. Dr. Heywood Y. Epstein, M.D.
Dr. Heywood Y. Epstein was Chief Resident in Radiation Therapy at Montefiore Hospital in the Bronx NY as well as Assistant Professor of Radiology at Columbia P&S, NYU, Mt. Sinai in NY, and Stony Brook NY. While in the US Public Health Service, he was Director of Staten Island Radiology Residency Program, Director of their Radiology Technologist Training Program, and USPHS radiation safety officer for the Northeast United States. Dr. Epstein helped establish NYU's first ultrasound section in their Radiology Department and has coauthored 25 articles published in juried journals. Dr. Epstein has performed approximately 10,000 angiograms and interventional radiographic procedures, in addition to another 10,000 breast biopsies guided by ultrasound, and stereotactically.

Dr. Yuman Fong, M.D.
Dr. Yuman Fong is an internationally recognized expert in cancer and is a sought-after consultant on a wide range of medical robotic research. Dr. Fong is currently Chair of the Department of Surgery for City of Hope and was at the renowned Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in New York City for the prior two decades. Dr. Fong is also both author and innovator: he has developed many new surgical techniques and instruments and written and edited hundreds of scholarly articles as well as nearly a dozen textbooks.
Dr. Yuman Fong, M.D.

Dr. Hiep Nguyen, M.D. Dr. Hiep Nguyen, M.D.
Dr. Hiep Nguyen is a world-renowned Pediatric Urologist specializing in robotic and minimally invasive surgery, ureter pelvic junction (UPJ) obstruction, vesicoureteral reflux and reconstructive surgery. Dr. Nguyen was Director of the Robotic Surgery, Research, and Training Center at Children's Hospital Boston; the Rose Zimmerman Mandell Chair in Innovative Urological Technology; and Associate Professor (Surgery) at Harvard Medical School and Boston Children's Hospital. He is currently at the Carson Children's Medical Center in Mesa, Arizona.

Dr. Vipul Patel, M.D.
Dr. Vipul Patel is Medical Director of the Global Robotics Institute at Florida Hospital. Founder of the Society of Robotic Surgery, Dr. Patel has personally performed the most robotic surgeries in the world, 10,000+ robotic prostatectomies. He is also a Professor at the University of Central Florida College of Medicine.
Dr. Vipul Patel, M.D

Dr. Farhan Taghizadeh, M.D. Dr. Farhan Taghizadeh, M.D.
Dr. Farhan Taghizadeh has extensive experience as a board-certified ENT and facial plastic and reconstructive surgeon, Dr. Taghizadeh specializes in the use of the most advanced facial cosmetic procedures to help people who are dissatisfied with their appearance. Since 2005, Dr. Taghizadeh has performed more than 2,500 facelifts using the latest advanced surgical techniques that minimize recovery time and provide the most comfort for his clients. In addition, he also specializes in scar revision, revision facelifts, and revision rhinoplasty.

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