Expanding Technology for Minimally Invasive Spine

Wenzel Spine is committed to improving the overall quality of spine care by simplifying procedures and reducing recovery time.

Management Team

Chad Neely, Chief Executive Officer

Chad is the founder and CEO of Wenzel Spine. Chad has spent over 13 years in the Life Science industry, both in leading Wenzel Spine and working in mid-market business finance, specializing in Life Science transactions. Under his direction, Wenzel Spine has grown from an idea to redefine minimally invasive spine surgery into a high growth medical device company with unique and proven products. Chad’s commitment and passion for building top-performing teams, creating a collaborative and innovative work environment, and focusing continuously on the needs of surgeons and their patients has enabled Wenzel Spine’s rapid growth and prepared the business for future expansion and scale.

Chad has extensive experience working with companies managing sales/marketing, strategic planning and product development. Previous to Wenzel Spine, Chad was a Vice President with the Merrill Lynch small and middle market business finance group and Vice President with the Comerica Technology & Life Science team.

William Wilson, Chief Operating Officer

Bill is the Chief Operating Officer for Wenzel Spine. Bill has built his career as an operations and organization management leader and is responsible for the development of the operations, finance, client relations, marketing, and medical education teams at Wenzel Spine. Bill’s experience and expertise have enabled him to expertly manage the continually expanding team and product portfolio. He is focused on ensuring that the company’s growth is always focused on our surgeon partners and bringing value to their patients, as well as continually growing the exceptional Wenzel Spine team.

Prior to joining Wenzel Spine, Bill lead a Product Group Strategy team at Dell. As a Six Sigma black belt, Bill lead key strategic efforts to leverage new efficiency methods to improve operations and drastically reduce product warranty costs.

 

George Malcolmson, M.D., Chief Scientific Officer

Dr. George Malcolmson brings over 15 years of experience in the health care industry, primarily focused on spine research and development.

Dr. George Malcolmson is Chief Scientific Officer for Wenzel Spine.  George has over 15 years of experience in the health care industry, primarily focused on spine research and development.  After completing his BS in Mechanical Engineering at Yale University, George joined Dr. Manohar Panjabi in his biomechanics lab to study the effects of motion preserving devices on the lumbar spine. In addition to the academic studies, George also worked closely with Dr. Panjabi to develop his posterior dynamic stabilization implant, the Stabilimax NZ. Later he went on to work for Applied Spine Technologies, where he was an integral part of the R&D team which launched the Stabilimax NZ system.

George earned his M.D. from the University of Massachusetts Medical School where he focused on spine surgery and research. Following medical school he joined the Hospital for Special Surgery in New York City for a Spine Research Fellowship with Dr. Daniel Green, and Boston, MA where he worked in the Anticipatory Medical Devices Group at the Hansjorg Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering at Harvard University.  Following his time at the Hansjorg Institute, George joined Alphatec Spine leading a spinal implant R&D team focused on new implant technology development.  Prior to joining Wenzel Spine, George led the development of a new enterprise platform for spine diagnostics at Statera Spine (f/k/a Ortho Kinematics) as VP of Research and Development.

Scientific Advisory Board

Wenzel Spine collaborates with respected medical professionals who provide invaluable technical and clinical expertise.

Jeffrey Arle, MD, PhD

Jeff Arle, MD, PhD, FAANS is currently the Associate Chief of Neurosurgery at the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston, the Chief of Neurosurgery at Mt. Auburn Hospital in Cambridge and an Associate Professor of Neurosurgery at Harvard Medical School. He is a full-time neurosurgeon and specialist in both complex spine and functional neurosurgery and a member of BIDMC Spine Center, one of the busiest in the Boston region. He is on the editorial board of two prominent journals, Neurosurgery and Neuromodulation, and frequently reviews articles for several other journals. He is currently the Co-chair of the Research and Scientific Policy Committee of the International Neuromodulation Society as well as on the Executive Board for the International Society of Intraoperative Neurophysiology. He has been involved in research on cervical interbody fusions and pedicle screw stimulation, as well as publishing over 60 peer-reviewed articles, 23 textbook chapters, edited 2 textbooks, and given over 75 national and international talks. His research interests and efforts are focused primarily on computational modeling of neural stimulation therapies and mechanisms.

Andrew D. Fine, MD

Dr. Andrew Fine specializes in the treatment of brain and spine problems using minimally invasive techniques. He received his Doctor of Medicine from the University of Florida College of Medicine in Gainesville, where he also completed his Post-Doctoral training and residency. Dr. Fine is board certified by the American Board of Neurological Surgery and licensed in the State of Florida. His hospital appointments include Sarasota Memorial Hospital, Doctors Hospital of Sarasota, Doctors Same Day Surgery and Cape Surgery Centers. Dr. Fine is widely published and regarded for his scholarly presentations; Dr. Fine is a member of the Congress of Neurological Surgeons and the American Association of Neurological Surgeons. In 2009 Dr. Fine received the Patients Choice On Time Physician Award from the American Registry of Business Excellence.

Charles Gordon, MD

Charles R. Gordon, M.D. is board certified by the American Board of Neurological Surgery. Dr. Gordon specializes in spine surgery and the treatment of spine injury, deformity, and degeneration. Dr. Gordon is known as a leading advocate in research for the spine. He is an expert in the implementation of the latest in laser technique and stem cell (from the patient’s own body), as well as other biological advances. He’s also on the front line of utilizing early genetic detection of potential spine and neurological problems. Dr. Gordon is the co-founder of the Baylor Scott & White Texas Spine & Joint Hospital, a highly respected hospital with a growing national reputation.

Dr. Gordon received his medical degree (M.D.) in 1987 from Baylor College of Medicine. He graduated Summa Cum Laude and obtained his undergraduate degree in 1983 from Texas Tech University. Dr. Gordon had three months of orthopedic spine training with Hallet Matthews, M.D., Advanced Orthopedics, Richmond Virginia in 1993. He completed his residency and had a fellowship in Neurosurgery at the Medical College of Virginia from 1988 – 1993. Gordon interned in General Surgery at the Medical College of Virginia from 1988 – 1993.

Dr. Gordon has a joint section on tumors for the American Associate of Neurological Surgeons. He received the Preuss Award for Resident Research in 1990. In 1983 he was awarded the Achievement Reward for College Scientists. Dr. Gordon was given the Dean’s Scholarship for Academic Achievement in 1981, 1982 and 1983. He was in the Phi Beta Sigma honor fraternity at Texas Tech in 1983. His licensure is from the states of Texas and Virginia.

Adam Lewis, MD

Dr. Adam Lewis began his distinguished medical career at Harvard University where he received his B.A. in 1986. He went on from there to receive his M.D. from Georgetown University and continued his internship and residency at the University of Cincinnati Medical Center from 1990-1995. He later trained in multiple spinal treatment techniques and developed instrumentation for spinal procedures. He has received multiple research grants from national institutes and the University of Mississippi Medical Center. An avid researcher, Dr. Lewis has written and co-written over 50 works in the field of neuroscience to showcase his knowledge as a spine and brain specialist. Dr. Adam Lewis is one of the top neurosurgeons out there.

Dr. Lewis is also a prized teacher and speaker having delivered lectures at the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, the American Association of Neurological Surgeons, and in recent years at the St. Dominic’s Neuroscience Conferences. He has also served as an Assistant Professor in Neurosurgery at UMMC, and he is the owner and president of the Jackson Neurosurgery Clinic, one of the most successful clinics of its kind in the Southeast.

Wenzel Spine Values

Wenzel Spine’s values are the cornerstone to our corporate culture.

Innovation

Developing Solutions to Simplify Spine Surgery.

We passionately strive to help our surgeons improve the lives of the patient’s in their care.

Integrity

Delivering on the Commitments We Make.

We empower our employees to take ownership and constantly innovate. Bringing first in class service and technologies to surgeons and partners.

Impact

Measuring Results Across the System.

Our team is dedicated to delivering solutions that have a positive impact across the entire healthcare system.

People

Valuing Every Person at Wenzel Spine.

We believe that the single greatest asset at Wenzel Spine is our people.

Transparency & Ethics

We implemented our Corporate Compliance Program in April of 2010 and hold all employees and partners to the principles and regulations contained in our Compliance Program.

At Wenzel Spine, transparency is integral to delivering on our commitment to uncompromised integrity. Our team is committed to managing all of our relationships with healthcare professionals in an ethical and transparent manner. We understand the potential problems caused by conflicts of interest and the seriousness of healthcare fraud and abuse. Our corporate compliance program was developed and implemented to ensure ethical business practices from our top management, independent sales force, and consulting healthcare professionals.

Commitment To Quality

At Wenzel Spine, our goal is to manufacture products of the highest quality to support our surgeon customers in the care and treatment of their patients. Wenzel Spine works to maintain a reputation for customer-focused quality by consistently fulfilling surgeons’ expectations. The Wenzel Spine Quality Management System enhances customer confidence and safety, improves conformity to quality requirements, and ensures adherence to regulatory requirements.

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