"If you can't fly then run, if you can't run then walk, if you can't walk then crawl, but whatever you do you have to keep moving forward."
- Martin Luther King
"I never lose. I either WIN or LEARN."
- Nelson Mandela
"The day before something is a breakthrough, it's a crazy idea."
- Peter Diamandis
I have always been interested in new technological and managerial challenges.
In the last 25 years I have been involved in diagnostic imaging and image guided therapeutic products and services as well as other related Medical Technology ventures, as founder / innovator / CEO and investor.
I previously was the Founder and CEO of Tomovation + Alliance Medical Northern and Central Europe (Alliance bought Tomovation in 2008 - both radiology services companies) and prior to that of NEUROMED AG (acquired by UMS AG in 2001).
Currently I am a Board Member of three startup R&D companies - intraoperative SPECT System / Volumetric Ultrasound / analgesic pain tracker - a shareholder of several startups, as well as investment partner of a medical technology startup-fund. I also was a board member of three publicly traded medical technology companies in the US and was a non-executive board member of Eckert&Ziegler BEBIG AG from Senefe, Belgium.
Since 1994 I have authored more than 75 patent applications, and written over 100 conference and journal papers. I am a member of IEEE, ISMRM, RSNA, and ECR and an affiliated Professor of Translational Research at the chair for Computer Aided Medical Procedures (CAMP) at the TU München. Since 2014 I am a Professor for Image Guided Therapies / Catheter Technologies at the Medical Engineering Institute of the Otto-von-Guericke University in Magdeburg, Germany and a honorary professor of Biomedical Engineering at the MISR University of Science and technology in Egypt.
DIASONICS Inc. / TOSHIBA Medical Systems Inc., South San Francisco, USA