Board of Directors
Loren Brown is president of Vance Brown and Associates, a San Francisco Bay area firm established in 1932. Brown is a third generation relative of the founder, Vance Meacham Brown. The company has extensive experience in a variety of construction improvements for a multitude of owners, architects, and tenants in many different municipalities.show more
The firm has constructed many projects at Stanford University, as well as private school buildings, biotech laboratories, clean rooms, senior housing projects, restaurants, and warehouses. Notable projects include the Stanford tennis and football stadiums, Quantum Corporate Headquarters, The Hamilton, Evvia Restaurant, Tully’s Coffee, ALZA Corporate Headquarters, Westport Office Park, as well as Stanford University’s Arillaga Family Sports Center, Alumni Center, and Boathouse.show less
Dr. Robert Lin
Dr. Robert Lin, Founder and CEO of IQ Laser Vision, received his undergraduate education from UC Berkeley and medical training at UCLA. He completed his residency at the Jules Stein Eye Institute at UCLA, one of the world’s most preeminent programs, where he is currently an Assistant Clinical Professor.show more
Dr. Lin has successfully performed more than 70,000 refractive procedures over the past 25 years. As one of California’s most experienced eye surgeons, he believes in the importance of personalized care and takes pride in developing a genuine relationship by treating each patient like family.
Dr. Lin has been the medical director, chief surgeon, and CEO of IQ Laser Vision for 20 years, and with the addition of 7 other surgeons, Dr. Lin now performs only 15% of the surgeries, so he can focus on the expansion and profitability of the company.
He is also an international trainer and practice consultant for SMILE (Zeiss) and EVO ICL (Staar) and has facilitated many partnerships and joint ventures.show less
Ramgopal (Ram) P. Rao
Ram is a serial entrepreneur with 25 years of experience in the ophthalmic pharmaceutical and device industry. Ramgopal is inventor, founder and chief executive officer of LensGen, Inc., a clinical stage medical device company that is developing a novel intraocular lens for presbyopia. The Company has received support from one of the largest medical device companies in the world. LensGen closed a $28.0 million Series A Financing in May 2018.show more
Currently he is also Chairman of the Board of 2C Tech Corporation, Inc., an emerging medical device company that is developing a novel nanotechnology application for preservation of vision for patients with degenerative retinal diseases. 2C Tech Completed Series B Financing in 2016 and 2019.
Ram co-developed an innovative corneal implant device for presbyopia and licensed the technology to (venture funded) Acufocus, Inc. The company is now commercializing the product on a global scale. Prior to that, Ram founded Tomey Technology Inc., that pioneered the corneal topography imaging technology that is now a standard of care in eye care for LASIK and cataract surgery. This joint venture company was acquired by Tomey Corporation of Japan. He was Chief Operating Officer and Director of Vitreoretinal Technologies, Inc., a venture funded ophthalmic pharmaceutical company that developed a drug for diabetic retinopathy. Ram was President of Ophthalmic Group at Premier Laser Systems, Inc.; a publicly held company that developed the first laser assisted cataract surgery technology. He also held various executive positions at Biorad Laboratories, Inc.show less
Luca M. Sergio
Luca is the CEO of Ethis Communications, a marketing communications agency focused on ophthalmology and optometry and Managing Partner of Ethis HealthTech, a consultancy addressing strategy and business development. Chief catalyst behind Topcon’s EyeRoute Synergy platform in eyecare. Luca gravitates towards multicultural corporate environments, from German, to Japanese, to Italian and American.show more
Luca has used his expertise to reposition and transform med-tech companies, via re-imagining corporate vision, devising strategic and execution plan, identifying resource requirements for success, catalyzing new product development, and ensuring departmental alignment by injecting energy and fostering cohesion amongst the team.show less
Roger Sun, MD, MBA
Roger Sun has over 25 years of experience in business development, venture development and investment, corporate strategy and planning, alliance/partnership management, portfolio management, new product development, marketing strategy and clinical practice from various roles in biotechnology industry. Dr. Sun is the CEO and founder of Simedice Biotechnologies, Inc. which develops, manufactures, and markets high-end hydrophobic intraocular lens products including trifocal lens, trifocal toric lens and EDOF lens to treat global cataract patients.show more
Prior to Simedice, Dr. Sun was an investment director of Baxter Ventures in Baxter Healthcare Corporation to directly work with innovative biotechnology startups from concepts to marketed better medical products and eventual company IPOs. Prior to Baxter, Dr. Sun worked in the business development group of Bayer Healthcare Corporation to establish and manage business partnerships such as technology in-licensing and company acquisitions. Dr. Sun received his MD in ophthalmology from Peking University Medical Science Center and his MBA in finance and entrepreneurship from Kelly School of Business in Indiana University at Bloomington. Dr. Sun has published more than 20 scientific papers in peer-reviewed international scientific journals.show less
Andrew K. Levien
After joining ArcScan in 2010, Andy was appointed President and CEO of ArcScan in April 2012 where he is creating a practical structure to deliver transformational imaging applications. His career in industrial and mechanical device instrumentation, automation, and controls spans companies from startups to Fortune 100. With a focus on customer value creation, revenue growth, and operating profits, Andy brings technical and human management expertise to developing successful global organizations.show more
He earned his master’s degree in engineering from the University of California, Berkeley, and has filled executive roles including serving as President and Global VP Operations of Norgren, SVP and General Manager roles at Emerson Electric Co. He was also the Executive Entrepreneur in Residence at Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois, demonstrating his passion for bringing ideas to practical application through his keen technical, business and emotional intelligence.show less
Professor Dan Reinstein, MD
Dr. Dan Reinstein MD was appointed Chief Medical Officer in May 2015 but he has been acting as lead clinical consultant for many years. He is the founder and current Medical Director of the London Vision Clinic in the United Kingdom and also serves as Adjunct Professor of Ophthalmology at Columbia University Medical Center, New York, and Professeur Associé en Ophtalmologie at the Centre Hospitalier National d’Ophthalmologie des Quinzes Vingts, Paris.show more
Professor Reinstein, MD, received his undergraduate degree from Cambridge University and his postgraduate training in medicine at Cambridge University School of Medicine. He conducted his internship in medicine at the University College London School of Medicine, University of London. Dr. Reinstein MD. Then spent several years at the Weill Medical College of Cornell University in New York as a Bioengineering Fellow, developing very high-frequency (VHF) digital ultrasound technology (Artemis) for studying the micro-anatomical structure of the cornea in vivo.
Professor Reinstein’s research focuses on applications of the preliminary Insight® 100 technology to improve excimer corneal and phakic intraocular refractive surgery with a focus on measurement of the corneal epithelium for applications such as keratoconus screening and therapeutic corneal refractive surgery. His research has led to over 115 peer-reviewed publications, 30 book chapters and 500 international presentations and lectures. He was awarded the Waring Medal in 2006 and received the Kritzinger Award in 2013. Professor Reinstein holds over 10 patents in the field of laser eye surgery and ultrasound diagnostic imaging and signal processing.show less
Peter M. Ballachey, CPA-CA, CIA
Peter is meticulous, organized and strategic in his thinking and was formally appointed as ArcScan’s CFO in 2015. His expertise in finance and accounting is considerable with experience as Board Director, CFO and financial consultant. He is also an officer and co-founder of CRC Rail Management Services Ltd, as well as Director and Chief Financial Officer of Tractive Power Corporation.show more
Peter served as Chief Financial Officer of Underground Energy Inc. Peter is meticulous, organized, and strategic in his thinking. His expertise in finance/accounting is considerable and ideally applicable for organizations such as ArcScan.show less
Erik Giphart, PhD
Erik Giphart is an experienced CTO and R&D manager with 20+ years of progressive experience in scientific research, medical device design and development, as well as program and business management. He has a proven ability to provide vision, as well as strategic and technical leadership for innovation and research activities. Erik has a master’s degree in Electrical Engineering from Delft University of Technology, Delft, the Netherlands, specializing in Information Theory (1994), and a PhD in Biomedical Engineering from Boston University (2001).show more
He spent most of his academic career studying biomechanics, building advanced research environments such as a Virtual Reality Lab and a BioMotion Lab which included a 1000 fr/s stereo x-ray imaging system, publishing 30+ peer reviewed articles in both well-known engineering and clinical journals along the way. After a working at Boston University and at the Steadman Philippon Research Institute in Vail, Colorado, in research capacities, he switched to the medical device industry in 2012.
Erik joined Halifax Biomedical Inc (HBI) in Canada, a start-up company commercializing stereo x-ray technology, serving as Director of Engineering and CTO shortly. He directed two major programs involving the development of surgical instrumentation, static and dynamic stereo x-ray equipment, advanced 3D image analysis software, a tele-radiology framework for image analysis, and a mobile imaging trailer. Upon his return to Colorado, Erik joined Evergreen Research Inc, as Director of Engineering which introduced him to ArcScan. As VP of Engineering, he is responsible for developing the Engineering function within ArcScan and bringing all R&D activities in-house.show less
Karen has been intimately involved in successful B2B medical devices and pharma for more than two decades. From strategy to implementation, global product launches and effective branding, her portfolio demonstrates how impactful marketing springs from research and understanding of the healthcare landscape. In the age of digital marketing, she thrives by utilizing analytics to identify what channels and messaging work most efficiently.show more
She earned her MBC at St. Thomas University, complete with a capstone original research project, and has presented at multiple conferences. She is proud of her partnership-building throughout verticals, including volunteering to offer education and participating in advocacy that ensures access to care for amputees, including veterans and children.show less