Board of Directors
Bradley E. Patt, PhD (Chairman)
Dr. Patt has been chairman of Theracell since it’s inception in 2008 and has served as CEO of the Company since April 2012.
Brad has over 30 years experience as an entrepreneur and executive manager with a strong background in operations, finance, regulatory affairs and R&D of sophisticated leading-edge medical technology products. He has led several enterprises from start-up phase through rapid growth and has experience in executive team development, project management, human resource development, intellectual property as well as interfacing with investors, shareholders, advisors, customers, and commercial, industrial, academic, regulatory, and governmental partners.
Brad founded several high tech ventures since 1997. He previously was co-founder, CEO and Chairman of Gamma Medica, Inc. Brad built Gamma to market leadership position in preclinical CT, PET, SPECT imaging and is inventor and developer of Molecular Breast Imaging for detecting otherwise occult breast cancer in densebreasted women.
Brad is also cofounder and Director of EVO Worldwide, Inc. an advanced medical diagnostic imaging systems company; DxRay, Inc. an advanced digital xray detection company; Photon Imaging, Inc. a technology incubator; and Radiant Detector Technologies, Inc., sold to Seiko of Japan in 2005 now operating as Hitachi High Technology, USA, Inc. Brad also founded and is a Director of Thrive Outside the Box, a nonprofit organization that identifies and develops areas of talent in individuals on the autistic spectrum.
Brad is an internationally recognized authority in the field of medical imaging with over one hundred scientific papers and presentations, several book chapters, and 17 patents. He has been an invited speaker at several international conferences. He has held elected positions on the IEEE Nuclear Medicine Instrumentation Steering Committee (NMISC) and the IEEE Radiation Instrumentation Steering Committee (RISC), and was appointed to the Program Committee of the SPIE Medical applications of Penetrating Radiation, acting as Chairman of the Penetrating Radiation Work Group for 2003 and 2004. Dr. Patt is a consultant to the National Institutes of Health and the recipient of over $15 million dollars of grant awards as Principal Investigator from the National Institutes of Health, The United States Department of Energy and NASA.
Frank Philips, MD
Dr. Frank Phillips is a partner at Midwest Orthopaedics and is Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery, Spine Fellowship Co-Director and Head, Section of Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery at Rush University Medical Center. Dr. Phillips has pioneered numerous minimally invasive spine procedures and techniques that are now widely used and has published extensively in this field. He has over 15 patents in this space and has authored more than 150 peer reviewed publications and book chapters. He has participated as principal investigator in cervical disc replacement FDA trials. Dr. Phillips has held numerous leadership positions and is currently a Board Member and North American President of the Society for Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery (SMISS) and is also Program Chair for the SASS Annual Meeting. He regularly teaches and lectures to spine surgeons nationally and internationally on spinal surgery.
Dr. Phillips served on BODs of Kyphon (acquired by Medtronic in 2007 for $4 billion) and on the Boards of other privately and publicly held spinal companies. He has also participated as a founder in a number of successful spine start-ups.
Gunnar Andersson, MD, PhD
Dr. Gunnar Andersson is The Ronald L. DeWald, M.D. Professor and Chairman Emeritus of the Department of Orthopedic Surgery at Rush University Medical Center and a Spine, Back & Neck Surgeon at Midwest Orthopedics at Rush in Chicago, IL. He was chairman of the Department of Orthopedic Surgery from 1994 to 2008.
Dr. Andersson has been at the forefront of spine surgery research and education for more than 30 years. He is a member of 17 editorial boards, editor-in-chief of Spinal News International, a deputy editor for Spine, founding editor of Contemporary Spine Surgery and an associate editor of Clinical Biomechanics. He is the author of over 330 original publications, over 160 books and book chapters and over 530 abstracts.
Dr. Andersson is a past president of the Orthopaedic Research Society, the International Society for the Study of the Lumbar Spine and the American Academy of Disability Evaluating Physicians and is currently President of the International Society for the Advancement of Spine Surgery.
Dr. Andersson’s activities in connection with commercial companies includes previously being a member of scientific advisory boards at Zimmer, Smith and Nephew, Oratec, Pioneer, Angstrom, St Francis, and Bioset. He is currently on the scientific advisory boards at Allosource, Ouroboros, and Spinal Kinetics, and is a member of the safety monitoring boards at Spinal Kinetics and ISTO. Dr. Andersson is also on the Spine Advisory board to United Healthcare.
Joseph M Miller
Joseph Miller has been a Managing Director at Europlay Capital Advisors, LLC and its subsidiaries (“ECA”) since 2003.
ECA is a Los Angeles-based boutique merchant bank and financial advisory firm that invests in, and provides services to companies in the technology, media, telecom, life sciences and consumer sectors. ECA’s clients and investments include such notable companies as Skype, Rdio, FlashFunders, FanDuel, and Red Bull Global Rallycross.
Joseph currently serves on the boards of several companies including Covata (ASX: CVT), Manalto, FlashFunders and Red Bull Global Rallycross. In the past, he has also served on the boards of Talon International, Multigig, and Unicorn Media as well as on the Compensation and Audit Committees of Skype Global prior to its sale to Microsoft.
Previously, Joseph was a Senior Vice President at Houlihan Lokey Howard & Zukin (“HLHZ”), a leading middle-market investment bank, where he was focused on transactions in the Entertainment and Media group, and serviced such clients as Warner Bros., Chrysalis, EMI Group and DreamWorks amongst many others. Prior to that, Mr. Miller was the Vice President – Corporate Development for Alliance Communications Corporation (“Alliance”). Alliance was then Canada's leading independent broadcaster, producer and distributor of filmed entertainment. During his tenure at Alliance, he was involved in several high profile transactions, including its US-based listing on NASDAQ, as well as several acquisitions.
Joseph has a bachelor's degree in Economics/Business from UCLA and holds Series 24, Series 7 and Series 63 securities licenses.
Jan S Iwanczyk, PhD
Jan Iwanczyk is a board member and a co-founder of Theracell, Inc. He is also a co-founder and CEO of DxRay Inc., Chairman & President of Photon Imaging, Inc., co-founder of Radiant Detector Technologies, Gamma Medica, Inc. and EVO Worldwide, Inc. Dr. Iwanczyk was awarded the 2002 Merit Award from the IEEE Nuclear and Plasma Sciences Society and has published over 150 scientific papers.
Dr. Iwanczyk received his Doctorate in Physics from the Electronics Institute of Nuclear Research in Swierk, Poland and his B.S. and M.S. in Electronics from Warsaw Technical University in Warsaw, Poland.