In August, Intelligent Implants welcomed Ben Hertzog as an independent Director and Chairman of the Board. Ben is an experienced medical device entrepreneur with a background in management consulting, venture capital, company formation, and medical device innovation. Ben is currently an Entrepreneur in Residence with Johnson & Johnson’s Center for Device Innovation at the Texas Medical Center (CDI@TMC). Prior to CDI, Ben was founding CEO of Procyrion, an interventional cardiology start-up focused on acutely decompensated heart failure and cardiorenal syndrome. Ben lives in Houston, TX, is married, and has two boys.
Ben has been working with the team to prepare the company for the next step including developing a hiring plan and a set of milestones aimed at increasing the attractiveness of the company to series A investors.
“Intelligent Implants provides an exceptionally novel and potentially disruptive solution to the orthopedics market, which has struggled with a lack of transformative innovation. The ability of the SmartFuse system to combine therapeutic electrical stimulation with remote monitoring will enable faster healing, better informed clinical decision making and ultimately better outcomes for patients. I believe this paradigm of “smart” implants is the future of the medical device field, and I am thrilled to be working with the Intelligent Implants team to execute their vision for SmartFuse. It is going to be an exciting few years watching this technology make its way to the clinic.”
Ben Hertzog on joining Intelligent Implants.