OUR SYGENX, INC. TEAM:
As Chairman of Sygenx, Bill Cramer is responsible for leveraging partnerships to discover and develop innovative healthcare solutions in the U.S. and internationally. Bill has 30+ years of healthcare experience in medical device sales and is the visionary founder of the Device Benefit Management platform in 1997 with his company Access MediQuip. Under Bill’s leadership, the company had exceeded $100 million in gross revenue and contracted with large health insurers such as WellPoint, Aetna, Cigna, and Humana. He has also worked with some of the leading orthopedic and spine specialists in the U.S. to develop regenerative medicine therapy strategies for their practices.
SYGENX EDUCATIONAL SPEAKERS BUREAU:
Dr. Shoemaker received his DVM from Colorado State University in 1984 and completed a surgical residency program at Louisiana State University in 1989. He became a diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Surgeons in 1993.
As Director, Medical Affairs for the Transplantation/Tissue Engineering/Immunology Business Unit of Novartis Pharmaceuticals, Dr. O’Connell was responsible for pre-clinical and clinical development, publications and professional relations. Dr. O’Connell was SVP, Medical Direction, for Integrated Communications Corp. (ICC/IPG) and was COO and Co-Founder of Heartland Bio Technologies, LLC, a drug discovery start-up. Dr. O’Connell received his PhD in immunology and molecular biology from Rutgers University and the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey at New Brunswick. Dr. O’Connell has authored over 60 peer-reviewed publications and abstracts and currently holds the position of Assistant Professor in the Department of Vascular Surgery, Englewood Hospital and Medical Center, Mount Sinai School of Medicine, New York.
Dr. Berk specializes in conservative, minimally invasive management of spine and musculoskeletal disorders. He believes strongly in treating people as individuals, developing customized treatment plans to address specific needs. In addition to his patient care at Aligned Medical Group, Dr. Berk is a professor at Thomas Jefferson University where he takes part in the training of future generations of Physicians.
Outside of practicing medicine and teaching, Dr. Berk enjoys working out, playing sports, watching his hometown sports teams, and spending time with his family and friends. These days, he is also kept busy by his miniature golden retriever, Sidney.
He treats various disorders of the spine, including cervical disk herniation, cervical radiculopathy, cervical myelopathy, neck pain, cervical stenosis, cervical disk degeneration, lumbar disk herniation, lumbar radiculopathy, lumbar stenosis, lumbar degenerative disk disease and low back pain.
Dr. Shafizadeh’s training in and affiliation with such major academic medical centers as Mount Sinai Medical Center, Beth Israel Medical Center and Montefiore Medical Center, allow him to remain on the cutting edge of the field of Urology and to quickly adopt the most advanced surgical and minimally invasive treatments into his practice.
As a physician, Dr. Shafizadeh believes that continued training and learning are an essential part of providing the best Urological care in the tri-state area and will continue to allow him to remain in the forefront of cutting edge urological medicine and technology. But most importantly, Dr. Shafizadeh sees his patients as distinct individuals with unique needs and desires. One of his most important attributes is his ability to listen to his patients and to help them understand their conditions and treatment options. Each and every patient is treated with the utmost care and respected.