Sarah L. Russell, M.D. sarah.ru
Harvard College, Cambridge, MA A.B., Magna Cum Laude, Afro-American Studies, 1999
Cambridge University, Cambridge, UK M.Phil., Development Studies, 2000 Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA M.D., 2005
To use my background in clinical medicine and venture creation to influence public health outcomes, particularly through health care technology and private enterprise.
Rx-Text, LLC, Philadelphia, PA Founder and CEO, 2009-Present Launched web-based software platform that manages text message- based communication between health care centers and patients. Funded by large pharmaceutical company through program to improve multi- dose vaccination rates. Executed a randomized, controlled trial of 600 patients in New York City, assessing text message efficacy. Selected to speak at mHealth Summit, an NIH-sponsored conference. Finalist in TechCrunch’s 2010 Start-Up Battle in San Francisco. One of three Wharton start-ups awarded Wharton Venture Award.
Philadelphia VA Medical Center, Philadelphia, PA
Staff Physician, Department of Medicine, 2009-Present
Board Certified in Internal Medicine. Licensed to practice in Pennsylvania, New York, and Massachusetts. Primary care physician for a panel of 250 veterans.
Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA
Resident and Staff Physician, Department of Medicine, 2006-2009 Completed training in Internal Medicine and joined staff as Urgent Care Physician in community health care center.
Sigal Saar, Ph.D.
Technion – Israel Institute of Technology, Haifa, Israel
B.Sc., Electrical Engineering, 1997 M.Sc., Biomedical Engineering, 2002 City College of New York, New York, NY Ph.D., Neuroscience, 2009
Dayalbagh Educational Institute, Agra, India B.Sc., Mechanical Engineering, 2002 Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA
M.Sc., Industrial and Systems Engineering, 2005
Leverage my scientific and technical expertise in a strategic leadership role.
Medtronic, Minneapolis, MN Business Development Summer Associate, Summer 2010
Appraised business opportunities for drug-device therapies facing co-development inflection points. Built financial models to value companies, managed relationship with companies and participated in onsite due diligence.
Research Foundation and Cold Spring Harbor Laboratories, New York, NY Research Associate, 2005-2009 Led a seven person multidisciplinary team to develop a program for visual- izing acoustics and neuronal data to aid speech development research. The program was adopted by 10 labs globally. Managed $750,000 purchasing budget. Initiated new contracts with vendors to reduce operational costs by 25%.
GaitAid, Medical Device Start-Up, Haifa, Israel Project Manager, Brain-Computer Interface Project, 2002-2004
Led a five-person team of clinical researchers and engineers to design prototype model and run clinical trials.
Israeli Defense Force, Tel Aviv, Israel Lieutenant, Project Manager, 1999-2001 Managed a six-person team of technicians to develop communication systems currently used in Air Force operations. Initiated negotiation program for inventory purchases with civilian parties. Reduced operational costs by 35%.
A marketing strategy position in the pharmaceutical/ medical devices industry.
Becton Dickinson, Pont de Claix, France Summer Intern, Summer 2010
Identified pipeline of new therapeutic opportunities for proprietary technol- ogy, expected to yield over $25M in revenue by 2017. Developed long term operational milestones to capture space, as well as client presentation material for immediate business development.
IMS Health Consulting, Union Meeting, PA Engagement Manager, 2009 Senior Consultant, 2008-2009 Consultant, 2007-2008
Led teams of 3-4 consultants in developing commercialization and lifecycle management strategies for pharmaceuticals in the oncology, cardiovascular, asthma and diabetes markets. Received 2009 IMS Americas Excellence Award for outstanding project management and delivery. Overhauled execution of complex, low-margin engagements by creating series of standardized and automated processes resulting in 20% improve- ment in project profit margins.
MarketRx, Bridgewater, NJ Senior Analyst, 2006-2007 Analyst, 2005-2006
Executed customer segmentation and sales force sizing and structuring engagements for the pharmaceutical industry. Developed custom analysis tools in SAS and Excel for client and internal use, including distance and relation-based sales representative placement algorithm for sales force restructuring, reducing project execution time by 95%.
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