MEDICAL SCIENTIFIC LEADS

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Stephen J. McColgan, M.D. M.B.A.

Chief Medical Officer
  • 68 invited presentations, 12 publications
  • 35 years of surgical experience, 30+ years of experience in medical & surgical device development
  • Developed enhanced laparoscopic devices for a medical technology company, driving acquisition by a major publicly-traded company
  • Clinical instructor, professional consultant
  • Currently developing ZICOH and endomechanical devices for cardiovascular medicine and surgery
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Gerald A Maguire, M.D., D.L.F.A.P.A.

Chief Advisor, Neurosciences Division
  • Person who stutters and subject matter expert
  • 76 publications on stuttering—the most published doctor in the space
  • PI for the first investigational drug for stuttering in adults
  • Hundreds of invited presentations on stuttering
  • Professor of psychiatry, clinical trialist (PI of 40+ clinical trials for 25+ years)
  • Chair of R&D for World Stuttering Network
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Bobby W. Sandage, Jr., Ph.D.

Advisory Board
  • 3 patents issued, 50+ scientific articles 
  • 35+ years of experience in drug development, regulatory affairs, & life sciences venture capital 
  • Guided development for 35 products/programs
  • Achieved regulatory approval for 12 drugs and 1 device
  • Adjunct professor of pharmaceutical sciences
  • Drug Development Institute advisor for the Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center
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Aaron Kheriaty, M.D.

Medical Ethics Advisor
  • 15 years of experience as a psychiatrist
  • Chairman of the medical ethics committee at the CA Department of State Hospitals
  • Professor of Psychiatry at the University of California, Irvine School of Medicine and Director of the Medical Ethics Program at UCI Health
  • Published in the Wall Street Journal and the Washington Post
  • Authored books and articles for professional and lay audiences on bioethics, social science, psychiatry, religion, and culture
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Fabio Macciardi, M.D., Ph.D.

Neurogenetics Scientific Advisor
  • Professor of Molecular Psychiatry at UCI, School of Medicine
  • Leads research focused on analyzing the function and evolution of neurocognitive genes and their associated traits
  • His lab identified more than 600,000 expressed discrete TEs in the human brain as major epigenetic regulators of gene expression in various neuropsychiatric disorders
  • Former VP and Director of Genetic Epidemiology and Bioinformatics at Genset SA (France)