Gary Foster, M.D.
Co-Chairman
Gary Foster, MD obtained his B.S. in Zoology at Brigham Young University and his M.D. degree at the University of Utah. He completed his ophthalmology residency at the Moran Eye Center and currently serves as the medical director for the Laser Eye Center of Northern Colorado. He is on the Cataract Committee, chairs the Challenging and Complex Cataract Committee, and co-chairs the Clinical Classroom Committee for the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery. He has served as a Chair for the Investment Committee and currently is the chair of the Ophthalmology section for Strathspey Crown Holdings. He chairs the board of managers for MyCore, LLC and co-chairs the scientific advisory board for Aviana.
Todd Mirzai, M.D.
Co-Chairman
Todd Mirzai, MD is a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon who has had a successful, multi-island clinical practice in Hawaii since 2002. In 2014, he became a Partner at Strathspey Crown, LLC, responsible for evaluation and management of mobile health technologies, aesthetic products and wellness initiatives. He was directly involved in the physician diligence for Strathspey’s global licensing agreements with Teoxane Labs dermal filler and Daewoong Pharmaceuticals next generation neurotoxin. In this role, he continues to focus on the leading edge of health care trends, technologies and strategies to address critical global health care demands. He is actively involved in product diligence and physician strategy for ALPHAEON, a lifestyle healthcare focused subsidiary of Strathspey Crown. His interests include preventive medicine, health optimization research, mobile diagnostics, surveillance technologies for early disease detection, and lifestyle trend analysis. Dr. Mirzai has a B.A. in Biochemistry and Cell Biology from the University of California at San Diego and received his M.D. degree at Cornell University Medical College in New York City.
John Marshall, Ph.D.
Professor John Marshall is the Frost Professor of Ophthalmology at the Institute of Ophthalmology in association with Moorfield’s Eye Hospital, University College London. He is Emeritus Professor of Ophthalmology at Kings College London, Honorary Distinguished Professor University of Cardiff, Honorary Professor the City University and Honorary Professor Glasgow Calendonian University. His research over the past forty years has ranged over a number of ocular problems but has concentrated on the inter-relationships between light and aging, the environmental mechanisms underlying age-related, diabetic and inherited retinal disease, and the development of lasers for use in ophthalmic diagnosis and surgery. Dr. Marshall has won numerous awards and has been responsible for the successful creation of several major technologies, including more than 30 patents. He is also an Honorary Fellow of the Royal College of Ophthalmologists, an Honorary Fellow of The College of Optometrists, a Fellow and Director of the Laser Institute of America, a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts and an Honorary Fellow of Cardiff University.
Paul Sansone
CFO
Paul Sansone is a Partner for TechCXO, an on demand executive services firm based in Atlanta. Previously, Sansone was the Chief Financial Officer for The Boys & Girls Clubs of America, a $1.8B youth serving federation. Sansone was also CFO of Atlanta-based B Corporation Better World Books, a book and media e-commerce company with $70M in revenues, which has donated more than $20 million to literacy programs around the world. Sansone was also Vice-President of Finance for Cisco Systems and Scientific Atlanta, as well as a Finance Manager at IBM and a Senior Auditor at Price Waterhouse Coopers. Sansone has a BS in Accounting and a BS in Economics from St. Francis University of Pennsylvania and an MBA from Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business. Paul is also a Certified Public Accountant.
Michael Blaivas
MD, MBA, FACEP, FAIUM
Dr. Blaivis is a talented physician, who, in addition to being an Emergency Room trained physician, is a pioneer in point-of-care ultrasound, where he has published nearly 200 peer reviewed articles on point-of-care ultrasound and multiple book chapters. He has held faculty positions in multiple universities and is currently a professor of medicine at the University of South Carolina School of Medicine. Clinically, Dr. Blaivas works at Piedmont Hospital in Newnan Georgia as well as St Francis Hospital Emergency Department in Columbus, Georgia. He is the editor of 5 medical textbooks. His research interests over the years have spanned from resuscitation, out of hospital and space applications of ultrasound through ocular ultrasound, ultrasound guided procedures such as vascular access and regional nerve blocks as well as bench research. Along with his research interests Dr. Blaivas has been active in multiple medical societies and is a founding member of the World Interactive Network for Critical Ultrasound (WINFOCUS) and Society of Ultrasound in Medical Education (SUSME), having served as president of both. Dr. Blaivas is active in building educational and policy-making relationships between societies in a variety of medical specialties throughout the world. Dr. Blaivas is currently on the board of the World Federation of Ultrasound in Medicine and Biology (WFUMB) and continues to work point of care ultrasound education and research around the world. He has also been active in medical device and software development, working with multiple companies over a twenty year period. Dr. Blaivas completed an emergency medicine residency at the University of Michigan Medical Center, followed by an emergency ultrasound fellowship at Christ Hospital and Medical Center in Chicago (University of Illinois).