COMMERCIAL AND INDUSTRIAL ROLES
I was on the board of Intuitive Surgical as an advisor for many years. This is the world’s leading, multi-billion $ robotics company that has changed the way surgery is practised especially in patients with cancer. As a result robotic assisted radical prostatectomy has grown from a single institution in UK where I pioneered this procedure to >90% of procedures nationally over a 20 year period. I have advised and critically analysed the costs of robotic surgery and especially the societal benefits that it brings worldwide by reducing out of pocket costs.
I have been on the advisory boards of newer robotic companies – Cambridge Medical Robotics, Medtronics, Auris, Surgenius and Google-Johnson & Johnson. This growing market is likely to increase the access to minimally invasive surgery for patient benefit. I am Chief Scientific Officer for Proximie an augmented reality company with the mission of democratising surgery globally, QrATIv, a medical AI company and serve on the advisory board of Jiva.Ai a UK based start-up, improving radiological diagnoses through machine learning.
I served on the advisory boards of Allergan, manufacturers of Botox, the only FDA approved product and led key trials to assist with its licensing process.