ROCK HILL, SC, Aug. 18, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — 3D Systems (NYSE: DDD) today announced the appointments of Dr. Toby Cosgrove, former President and CEO of The Cleveland Clinic, and Dr. Bon Ku , director of the Health Design Lab at Thomas Jefferson University, as the fourth and fifth members of the company’s newly created Medical Advisory Board (MAB). Dr. Cosgrove and Dr. Ku will join former Secretary of Health and Human Services Alex Azar, Dr. Stephen K. Klasko and former US Secretary of Veterans Affairs David J. Shulkin as members of the advisory board. The primary mission of the Board of Directors is to provide strategic insight, advice and recommendations for the company’s growing efforts in the field of regenerative medicine.
Dr. Cosgrove has distinguished himself as a leader of one of the world’s most recognized healthcare institutions, as a renowned physician, and as a forward-looking innovator in healthcare . Affiliated with the Cleveland Clinic Health System for nearly 50 years, Dr. Cosgrove served as President and CEO from 2004 to 2017 and is currently the Clinic’s Executive Advisor. As President and CEO, Dr. Cosgrove oversaw a $6 billion annual revenue institution comprised of the Cleveland Clinic, more than 20 Ohio-based hospitals, family health centers and surgical facilities, as well as Cleveland Clinic affiliates in other U.S. states and internationally. During Dr. Cosgrove’s tenure as head of the Cleveland Clinic, it was ranked among the top three hospitals in America by US News and World Report, and he championed a wide range of initiatives to improve outcomes clinics, increase patient satisfaction and focus the clinic’s delivery of health care services around specific organ systems and diseases.
Prior to serving as the Cleveland Clinic’s senior executive, Dr. Cosgrove was a cardiac surgeon at the clinic and served as chairman of its department of thoracic and cardiovascular surgery from 1989 to 2004. He performed more than 22,000 surgeries at the course of his career. and is widely considered a pioneer in the field of advanced surgical techniques. Deeply committed to medical innovation and the application of new technologies to benefit patients, Dr. Cosgrove has filed over 30 patents for new medical and clinical products used in surgical environments.
Dr. Bon Ku has had a distinguished career both as a practicing medical clinician and as a visionary advocate for using technological innovations to solve pressing health issues. Dr. Ku is the Marta and Robert Adelson Professor of Medicine and Design at Thomas Jefferson University as well as an emergency physician at the University’s Sidney Kimmel Medical College.
Dr. Ku is widely considered an authority on accelerating healthcare innovation through the use of modern technology tools such as virtualization, digital modeling, prototyping and additive manufacturing . He is co-founder and director of the Health Design Lab at Thomas Jefferson University, a unique institution that works with medical students, researchers, and physicians to develop new medical devices and innovative design concepts for the healthcare industry. health. The Health Design Lab led by Dr. Ku includes a clinical 3D printing and bioprinting lab and is home to the JeffSolves MedTech initiative, which serves as a center for incubating and commercializing new medical technologies. Dr. Ku has also authored numerous peer-reviewed publications on the application of 3D printed medical devices and digital models to improve surgical outcomes, optimize treatments, and advance personalized medicine.
Commenting on the appointments of Drs. Cosgrove and Ku, President and CEO of 3D Systems, Dr. Jeffrey Graves, said, “We are extremely pleased to welcome Dr. Cosgrove and Dr. Ku to our Medical Advisory Board. Both of these professionals have impeccable track records in combining hands-on experience in medical practice with a clear passion for using innovative approaches and modern technology to transform healthcare outcomes. Both Dr. Cosgrove and Dr. Ku will be in a unique position to advise 3D Systems as we build a world-class regenerative medicine business and pursue 3D printing-based advancements in areas such as accelerated pharmaceutical development, printing of human tissues and organs, medical device innovation. , and personalized medicine.
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Over 35 years ago, 3D Systems brought the innovation of 3D printing to the manufacturing industry. Today, as the leading additive manufacturing solutions partner, we bring innovation, performance and reliability to every interaction – enabling our customers to create products and business models never before possible. Through our unique offering of hardware, software, materials and services, each application-specific solution is powered by the expertise of our application engineers who work with customers to transform the way they deliver their products and services. 3D Systems’ solutions serve a variety of advanced applications in healthcare and industrial markets such as medical and dental, aerospace and defense, automotive, and durable goods. More information about the company is available at www.3dsystems.com.
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