About Us

Revolutionizing orthopedics

Intelligent Implants has assembled an experienced team of engineers, clinicians, and entrepreneurs who are dedicated to improving patient outcomes in orthopedic procedures.

We are on a mission to apply the latest advances in smart, cloud-connected implants across a pipeline of products that can accelerate, control and monitor bone growth.

Meet Our Team

Our multidisciplinary team has a background spanning from neurosurgery

to advanced implant and business development.

 

Management

Martin brings a decade of sales, marketing and business development experience for both commodity products and cutting-edge capital equipment in the life science sector and has extensive management experience.

John has over 12 years of experience in leading R&D organizations and deep-tech start-ups. John is a proven controller, having managed and grown engineering consulting companies in Sweden and China.

Dr. Zellmer coinvented the SmartFuse system and is an expert in design and implementation of inductively powered implantable devices and the transmitter circuits used to power and communicate with them.

Dr. Benjamin Hertzog

Dr. Benjamin Hertzog

Executive Chairman

Ben has over 20 years of experience in healthcare and life sciences as an engineer, entrepreneur, investor and management consultant. Previously Ben was founding President and CEO of Procyrion.

Dr. Magnus Nilsson

Dr. Magnus Nilsson

Director of the Board

Magnus is an exceptionally experienced deep tech medical device founder and executive. Magnus founded Xvivo and served as long time CEO at Xvivo and Vitrolife, both large, publicly traded medtech companies.

Bill Liao

Bill Liao

Director of the Board

Bill is a Chinese-Australian-Irish entrepreneur, investor, former diplomat, business mentor, author, passionate leader and speaker. Bill is general partner at SOSV and is a co-founder of the CoderDojo movement and of Weforest.

Advisors

Dr. Gunnar Németh

Dr. Gunnar Németh

Senior Advisor

Professor Németh is an orthopaedic surgeon and former head of Dpt of Orthopaedic Surgery at Karolinska University Hospital. He is also former head of the Capio Group, a pan-European healthcare provider. Professor Németh co-founded the Stockholm Center for Spine Surgery.

Dr. Hassan Serhan

Dr. Hassan Serhan

Chairman Clinical advisory board

Dr. Serhan have been a leading authority in the spine space for more than 25+ year and has more than 100+ patents and applications to his name. His past positions includes Distinguished Engineering Fellow, Senior Director, Research & Technology, at DePuy Synthes Spine a J&J company.

Dr. Richard Guyer

Dr. Richard Guyer

Clinical advisory board

Dr. Guyer, MD is Co-founder of the Texas Back Institute, and director of their Spine Fellowship Program. He received the Best Doctor Award from D Magazine for multiple years and is past president of the North American Spine Society and winner of the Volvo Award for Low Back Pain Research.

Dr. William Welch

Dr. William Welch

Clinical advisory board

Dr. Welch, MD is the Vice Chair, Department of Neurosurgery at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania, Chair of the Department Neurosurgery and medical director of the Spine center at Pennsylvania Hospital, Frederick A. Simeone Professor in Neurosurgery

Dr. Sigurd H. Berven

Dr. Sigurd H. Berven

Clinical advisory board

Dr. Berven, MD is an orthopaedic surgeon and Professor, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at the University of California at San Francisco. His research interests include assessment of clinical outcomes in minimally invasive spinal surgery, and biological regeneration of spinal elements.

Dr. Lisa Ferrara

Dr. Lisa Ferrara

Clinical advisory board

Dr. Ferrara has 25+ years of experience in medical device testing and evaluation for the musculoskeletal. Published over 40 peer reviewed manuscripts, 30+ book chapters, numerous speaking engagements, and currently sits on health investment and scientific advisory boards.

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