Ajit Patwardhan, MD, MS, MBA
Dr. Ajit Patwardhan brings over sixteen years of experience as a clinician, researcher and a business executive. As an integral part of the team, Dr. Patwardhan supports all aspects of HealthPro's services, and is responsible for new client relations and outreach. He is leading the team of HealthPro BioVentures LLC in its growth in the medical devices/orthopedic device sector.
Dr. Patwardhan is an Orthopedic & Spine Surgeon. He has direct experience working for Paradigm Spine LLC., a private spinal implant start up company. As an Associate Medical Director/Fellow, Ajit played an integral role in the overall development of the business. He was a Medical Advisor / Expert to the Clinical, Product development, Regulatory, Q&A, R&D, Sales and Marketing teams. He led the team in the risk analysis of clinical (IDE) study data for the dynamic interspinous device (Coflex). Over a period of three years, Ajit was instrumental in new product development for the degenerative and adult/pediatric scoliosis product portfolio. During his presence, several products received regulatory approvals in Europe and the USA.
As a physician, Ajit acted as a liaison between the company and customer physicians/healthcare decision makers in fostering and building new alliances. He helped the company identify, refine and optimize value proposition by combining his medical expertise with proven business acumen.
Dr. Patwardhan has a strong background in research and has been involved in various capacities in leading and executing biomedical and basic science orthopedic research projects. Most notably, his CDC research on “Neurophysiology of Whiplash Pain” has been ground breaking and has been well received worldwide resulting in several publications and awards. He has co-authored several peer reviewed publications, abstracts and a book chapter. Ajit has made several company and research presentations at international and national orthopedic and spinal society conferences.
M.B.A. Finance, New York University – Leonard N. Stern School of Business
M.S. Medical Research, Wayne State University
M.D. Amravati University, India