In this virtual event focusing on 3D printing in Orthopedics, we feature a panel of international influencers, rising startups, and hot topics to both learn and discuss what innovators and entrepreneurs are experiencing from their personal perspectives, ranging from metal 3D printing, implants, to various other 3D technologies that are related to 3D printing surgical planning tools, such as AR/VR/MR. Through the conversation, we hope to learn more about current industry landscape and trends.
Dr. Alan Dang is a board-certified, licensed orthopaedic spine surgeon. He is an HS Clinical Associate Professor at UCSF. Along with his brother, Dr. Alexis Dang, he started the Orthopaedic Rapid Intelligent Fabrication (ORIF) program at UCSF/San Francisco VA and is a founding member of the UCSF Center for Applied 3D+ Technologies. Dr. Dang is also a capstone mentor and member of the selection committee for the UCSF/UC Berkeley Masters in Translational Medicine program.
Brian is the founder of Amplify Additive. He is passionate about orthopedics and is well-versed in all aspects of advanced manufacturing – from the industry’s leading innovators and product development to commercialization strategies and business trends. Creative and entrepreneurial by nature, Brian’s attention is on identifying opportunities for new business development in existing and emerging orthopedic markets, and in assisting companies looking to leverage AM technology.
Brian and his team at Amplify are focused on advancing Additive Manufacturing for Orthopedics, utilizing GE Additive’s Arcam Electron Beam Melting (EBM) technology for innovative implant solutions across all indications. Brian has experience across all industry lines in the orthopedic market including design & manufacturing for a leading CMO; as a clinical specialist working directly with surgeons; as the VP of Engineering and co-founder of a Foot & Ankle implant company leveraging AM for implants; and now as the leader at Amplify Additive. Brian has a BS in Biomedical Engineering from the University of Vermont.
Brian lives in Yarmouth, ME with his wife and two sons. In addition to his passion for the orthopedic market, he enjoys playing and coaching soccer, alpine skiing, cycling, running and occasionally golfing.
Dr. Gobbato is an orthopedic surgeon and specialist in the anatomy of shoulders and elbows. He has been a part of 3D printing in medicine and orthopedic models since 2013. Works with mixed reality and Artificial Intelligence.
Dr. Richard Hurley is an orthopaedic surgeon with over a decade of experience in medical 3D printing. He is an assistant professor at Dalhousie University in Halifax, Nova Scotia specialising in hip and knee replacement surgery. In 2012 he co-founded Conceptualiz to provide easy to use virtual surgical planning and medical 3D printing software to healthcare providers. He is the director of the in-hospital medical 3D printing lab at the Dartmouth General Hospital. He is also the curator of the 3D Orthopaedic Special Interest Group (3DOS) and was a former computer assisted surgery product manager for DePuy Canada.
Dr. Nathan J. Castro is an experienced biomedical researcher and entrepreneur. He has assisted in the design, testing, regulatory approval and clinical translation of 3D printed medical devices, as well as co-founded Nanochon, Inc. He is skilled in policy analysis, life sciences, data analysis, and quantitative research with particular interest in clinical translational (bench-to-bedside). With domestic and international research appointments at well-recognized laboratories, Dr. Castro is always in search of opportunities to leave a positive impact on whomever he has the pleasure of working with.