Gerald A. Maccioli, Chief Executive Officer, MD, MBA, FCCM, FASA practiced Critical Care Medicine and Anesthesiology in Raleigh, NC for 27 years. During that time he served variously as American Society of Anesthesiologists Director for North Carolina, President of the Society of Critical Care Anesthesiologists, and Chair of the ASA Section on Education and Research. He has also held various leadership roles in other organizations such as Chair of the American Medical Association Committee of Innovators.
He completed fellowship training in Cardiothoracic Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine at Duke University following a residency in Anesthesiology at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and an Internal Medicine internship at the University of Oklahoma. Dr. Maccioli has contributed and written over 50 clinical papers, abstracts, editorials and book chapters. He has been an invited speaker at a variety of state and national meetings on diverse topics such as resuscitation, the practice of critical care medicine, public policy, payment reform and quality improvement. Dr. Maccioli continued his education at Auburn University's Raymond J. Harbert College of business, earning a Masters in Business Administration in 2016. Dr. Maccioli served as Chief Quality Officer for Envision Healthcare from 2015-2020 overseeing approximately 35 million patient visits in a variety of specialties.
Prior to co-founding Vitruvia, Christian Seale brings a diverse and successful track record as a healthcare investor and entrepreneur. His investment portfolio includes over 30 innovative healthtech companies seven of which have been acquired.
Christian is a Founding Member of NextGen Venture Partners and previously worked with consumer-only VC firm Maveron, Goldman Sachs and Teach for America. Before his healthcare work, Christian was a founding member of Equitable Origin, the world’s first certification for responsible energy production which was featured in the award-winning PBS documentary Oil & Water. Christian is a World Economic Forum Global Shaper and a Fulbright Scholar. He is an active contributor to Univision and TechCrunch.
Dr. Abhinav Gautam is an inventor, entrepreneur and musician. Trained as an anesthesiologist, he co-founded Nexus Clinical, an electronic medical records software company focused on alleviating the administrative burden of clinicians, allowing them to focus on helping patients and Carevoyance (acquired by H1) to leverage the power of data science, analytics and geo-spatial visualization tools to improve healthcare administration.
Dr. Gautam pioneered RELIEF® used by the world’s top performers, musicians and professional athletes. As a former competitive soccer player, active tennis athlete and musician he combines his understanding of the human anatomy with his artistic eye to create harmonious and unparalleled results for each patient. This rare union of talents has earned him a high level of respect, love and admiration from his patients and peers. Dr. Gautam graduated from the Louisiana State University (Doctor of Medicine and Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry) and performed his residency in anesthesiology at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine.
Dr. Slipman is one of the world’s foremost authorities on medical, interventional and rehabilitation approaches to treating back and neck pain and has been recognized internationally as a leading researcher and educator on the subject. He authored the definitive textbook on interventional spine techniques; written more than 130 articles and book chapters on a wide range of subjects ranging from the diagnosis and treatment of spine pain to treating pain caused by sports injuries; and has been repeatedly recognized as one of the “Best Doctors in America” a distinction awarded by one’s peers to less than 1% of all physicians in a particular specialty.
Dr. Slipman graduated from Baylor College of Medicine in Houston Texas and did his post graduate training at Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center in New York. Following 6 years of private practice in Mississippi and academic appointments at the University of Mississippi Medical Center he was jointly recruited, by the Departments of Rehabilitation Medicine and Orthopedic Surgery at the University of Pennsylvania to initiate and develop the first academic spine center to be led by a physiatrist. One year later he established the first academic interventional physiatry fellowship.
Dr. Slipman went on to serve as Director of the University of Pennsylvania Spine Center for nearly 20 years; as assistant Professor in Penn’s Department of Orthopedics and Associate Professor in the Department of Rehabilitation Medicine; and Director of Penn
Medical Center’s Interventional Physiatry Fellowship Program. Dr. Slipman has also served as a Team consultant for the University of Pennsylvania’s sports teams for more than 15 years. Dr. Slipman has been the invited speaker at more than 200 conferences and physician meetings including lecturing internationally including China, Italy, Germany, Korea, Spain, Portugal, The Czech Republic, Canada, France, Turkey, and Japan.
Dr. Slipman has been an editor/reviewer of more than 10 medical journals and served as editor in chief of Pain Physician 2002-2004. Among his accomplishments is receipt of the 1999 Rosenthal award for for notable innovations in clinical achievement in the treatment of lower back disorders from The American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, the Justus Lehman Lectureship from the University of Washington, the William Baer Lectureship from Ohio State University Dr. Slipman’s diverse body of work includes producing videos on back pain for the Department of Labor; Time Life; and WebMD as well as consulting for NASA and several medical companies.
Narendra Kini, MD, MHA, is former CEO of Miami Children’s Health System and Nicklaus Children’s Hospital, a nationally recognized pediatric specialty hospital in Miami-Dade county with nine pediatric outpatient centers located throughout Miami-Dade, Broward and Palm Beach counties.
Dr. Kini, is a board-certified pediatrician, a nationally recognized expert in healthcare innovation. He has been named to Governor Ron DeSantis’ Transition Advisory Committee on Health and Wellness and named by Becker’s Hospital Review as a Physician Leader to Know. Before joining Miami Children’s Health System, Dr. Kini served as Executive Vice President for Clinical and Physician Services at Trinity Health, the fourth largest Catholic health system in the United States. He was responsible for physician relations/outreach, clinical informatics, patient safety, comprehensive tertiary care and pharmacy operations for the $5.7 billion health system.
Prior to Trinity Health, Dr. Kini held various positions related to information technology at GE Medical Systems, the latest as Director of the GE Healthcare Leadership Institute.
Thomas Best, MD, PHD, joined the University of Miami in Oct 2016 as Professor of Sports Medicine in the Department of Orthopedics and Research Director of the UHealth Sports Medicine Institute. Prior to this position, he spent 10 years at the U of Wisconsin-Madison and 11 years at The Ohio State University as both a team physician and researcher. He is also a Professor of Family Medicine, Biomedical Engineering and Kinesiology as well as Team Physician for the U of Miami Department of Intercollegiate athletics and the Miami Marlins. Dr. Best is the Associate Director of the Primary Care Sports Medicine Fellowship. He is a Past President of the American College of Sports Medicine and continues to serve the College in an advisory role for the ‘Exercise is Medicine’ global initiative intended to increase awareness and advocacy for the importance of exercise and physical activity in human health.
Dr. Best has a long history of funding (NIH, NSF) to support his research on skeletal muscle injury and repair. In addition to his MD earned at the U of Western Ontario in Canada, Dr. Best holds a PhD in Biomedical Engineering from Duke University and is the author of over 200 peer-reviewed articles. In addition, he is co-editor of the BMJ book ‘Evidence-Based Sports Medicine’ now in its second edition and serving many universities as a textbook. Dr. Best’s other research interests include; the use of physical therapies for osteoarthritis of the knee, injury screening in high school and college athletes, and regenerative medicine and its application to sports medicine.
Dr. Best has delivered over 300 talks and presented in 13 countries. He serves on a number of advisory boards including the NBA Research Advisory Board and the National Youth Sports Health and Safety Institute. Dr. Best also serves on several editorial boards and is Associate Editor-in-Chief of Medicine And Science In Sports And Exercise, one of the highest ranked journals in the field of Sports Medicine.
Dr. Scheffer C. G. Tseng co-founded TissueTech and Bio-Tissue and is currently Chief Technology Officer for TissueTech. Dr. Tseng is a world-renowned surgeon in ocular surface reconstruction and a widely published physician scientist with more than 380 peer-reviewed clinical and scientific papers. He pioneered limbal stem cell transplantation and developed and commercialized the CRYOTEK process to preserve the natural therapeutic properties of amniotic membrane. His research focus for the past 35 years has been to identify the active biological components of human placental tissues, to develop alternative products to deliver their therapeutic properties, and to expand their clinical applications. Dr. Tseng holds a medical degree from National Taiwan University and a Doctorate in Experimental Pathology from the University of California. He completed his residency in ophthalmology at the Wilmer Eye Institute at Johns Hopkins, and his fellowship in cornea and external diseases at Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary. Prior to co-founding TissueTech, Dr. Tseng was a Chair Professor at Bascom Palmer Eye Institute, University of Miami Miller School of Medicine.