Wayne Markowitz
Business Head & Worldwide Executive Vice President

Wayne brings more than 18 years of experience in the medical device industry to his role as Head of Corindus, including 16 years in cardiovascular and expertise in neurovascular, plastic surgery, surgical vision and sterilization. He joins Corindus after 6 years at Johnson & Johnson where he most recently served as Vice President of Surgical Vision and was responsible for the U.S. Commercial organization, building a high-performance culture, and enhancing employee and customer engagement post acquisition. Preceding this, he was J&J’s Vice President of Cardiovascular and Specialty Solutions (CSS) group of four businesses in Germany and Vice President and General Manager of Biosense Webster in Japan, accelerating growth through cultural transformation, organizational optimization, and developing and unleashing talent. Prior to J&J, Wayne spent a number of years in sales, marketing, and strategy leadership roles for Boston Scientific/Guidant Corporation in the U.S. and Japan. Wayne holds a Bachelor’s degree and a Master’s in Business Administration from Duke University.

Raymond Turner IV, MD, FAANS
Chief Medical Officer, Neuroendovascular

Dr. Raymond D. Turner, IV is our Chief Medical Officer for Neurovascular. He was appointed to this role in early 2021 to lead clinical science and global trial strategy for our neurovascular robotics program. In addition to his role at Corindus, Dr. Turner serves as Neurosurgeon and Neuro-endovascular Surgeon at PRISMA Health in South Carolina. Prior to joining PRISMA in 2018, he practiced at the Medical University of South Carolina for more than ten years. He is also Professor of Neurosurgery at the USC College of Medicine in Greenville.

Dr. Turner completed his undergraduate degree in Biology at Sacred Heart University and earned his medical degree in Poznan, Poland. His specialty and fellowship training were completed at the Cleveland Clinic in Neurological Surgery and Endovascular Neurosurgery respectively. While at MUSC, he served as Neurosurgery Residency Program Director and Chief of Neurosciences.

For the past two years, Dr. Turner has served as consultant Medical Director with Cerenovus and as Chief Medical Advisor for the neuro and spine businesses of Siemens Healthineers Advanced Therapies.

Rob Lally

Rob Lally has over 20 years of experience as a Global Regulatory Affairs leader and is an experienced negotiator with medical device regulatory agencies. Rob was most recently with Terumo Aortic where he was responsible for the US and Glasgow Regulatory Affairs teams. Previously, Rob worked for Stryker’s Joint Replacement Division where he managed a team of over 40 regulatory professionals operating in multiple US and EMEA sites. They delivered pre-approval device strategies and maintained post-approval regulatory compliance. Prior to that, Rob held various Regulatory Affairs and Quality leadership positions with BTG International, Celonova Biosciences, Smith’s medical, Staar Surgical and Johnson & Johnson. He has a BS in Mechanical Engineering and a MBA from the University of Manchester (UK).

Vivek Mehrotra

Vivek Mehrotra joins Corindus with 25 years of experience in Finance in the Healthcare and IT sectors. Prior to assuming the role of CFO for Corindus, Vivek was the CFO for Siemens Healthineers Point of Care Diagnostics business where he helped close and integrate 3 acquisitions to enable the business to expand its portfolio and led a manufacturing footprint optimization initiative to drive efficiencies. Before joining Siemens Healthineers (formerly Siemens Healthcare), Vivek held multiple roles at Unisys Corporation over his 9 year tenure. Vivek holds a Bachelors degree in Computer Science & Mathematics from Montclair State University and a Masters of Science and Masters of Business Administration from Drexel University.

Julie Pritchard-Hedtke
Vice President of Global Education and Medical Affairs

Julie Pritchard-Hedtke brings 30 years of legal industry management experience including roles as Chief Practice Management Officer and COO. She has in-depth experience in the healthcare arena including partnering with Medtronic while the Chief Practice Management Officer for Robins Kaplan LLP. She also has experience in large healthcare systems while working as COO with Minnesota’s leading employment law firm. Julie brings extensive experience in managing cross-functional teams to attain the highest effectiveness and efficiencies. In addition, Julie has significant experience in elevating client service while driving performance. She holds a Bachelors in Paralegal Studies with a minor in Mass Communications.

Anuj Dhingra

Anuj Dhingra is our Vice President and Head of Marketing & Sales. In this role, he is responsible for global marketing, sales operations, and product management for endovascular robotics. He, along with M&S team members, is responsible for portfolio strategy, country alignment, product roadmaps, and new product development. Anuj brings several years of experience with Siemens Healthineers to this role having previously served as Vice President and Head of Global Marketing for the Point of Care Diagnostics business. He has also held numerous senior roles with major, large healthcare organizations where he helped them achieve significant growth through effective business development programs. Anuj holds a degree in Computer Science & Engineering from MDU India and earned his MBA from the Carnegie Mellon University Tepper School of Business.

Per Bergman

Per has more than 20 years of experience in the medical device industry. He joined Corindus in 2011 as a part of the development for the commercial release of the CorPath 200 system and later led the development of the CorPath GRX® system. He built the R&D organization to accelerate future development using a focus on strategic priorities and outcome drive innovation, using iterative system engineering approach and model-based design.

Prior to this, Per was the Technical Manager at Neurometrix for neurodiagnostic point of care devices. He holds a Masters in Mechatronics from Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm.

Banu Rand

Banu Rand is our Senior Director of Human Resources. Banu brings more than 19 years with Siemens Healthineers and over 25 years in Human Resources with various focus areas including benefits, compensation, and business partnerships. She started her career working for Benefit Consulting firms after graduating with a bachelor’s degree in Economics. In this role, she is responsible for both human resources for Corindus as well as continues supporting the Lab Diagnostics team at Siemens Healthineers.

Josef Hammerer

Josef Hammerer joins Corindus as the Head of Supply Chain Management after over 14 years at Siemens Healthineers. Critical to his role, Josef will be focused on scaling our operational capabilities to meet our growing commercial demand. Josef originally joined Siemens in 2007 and has held various roles of increasing responsibility in the Supply Chain Management organization and previously served as the SCM Source Manager for the Advanced Technologies (AT) Business Area. Josef holds an Industrial Engineering degree at the University of Applied Sciences Amberg-Weiden.

Steve Astorino

As Director of Program Management at Corindus, A Siemens Healthineers Company, Steve is responsible for overseeing development activities, creation of processes that improve efficiency, and resource management to ensure key programs and initiatives are being supported. Over the last 14 years, working in the sports medicine industry, Steve has led teams which have commercialized over 50 products. His experience includes initiating a project management office, leading research and development teams, managing development portfolios, generating intellectual property, and performing operations management.

Rob Pierce

Rob has over 20 years of experience developing and commercializing complex medical devices and joins Corindus as the Head of Business Development & Strategy where he is responsible for business development activities across the Corindus business lines, as well as corporate strategy. Previously, he spent 8 years with Medtronic in the Surgical Robotics business where he established a Strategic Technology capability and was responsible for developing cornerstone partnerships and securing access to critical enabling technologies. Prior to that, Rob held multiple positions at BD Ophthalmic Systems and BD Diagnostics, eventually holding the position of Vice President Innovation and R&D. He led a global innovation organization comprised of scientists, engineers, strategic marketers, and an Experience Design team. He has a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering from WPI and an MBA in Marketing from Babson College.

Gesa Wieckhorst

Gesa Wieckhorst joins Corindus as Head of Service after over 10 years at Siemens Healthineers. She started within the Siemens Healthineers organization as a Start-up Manager in 2011 and later as Management Consultant in Siemens Healthcare in Germany. Gesa holds a Bachelor’s degree in Economics with a focus in Healthcare and a Masters degree in Health and Medical Management from the University of Erlangen.

Jodi Tucker

Jodi joins Corindus, A Siemens Healthineers Company as Head of Legal. She comes to us with over 20 years of experience in both small and large organizations. Jodi was most recently with Novanta Corporation where she managed the global legal team with a focus on the Quality, HR and M&A functions. Prior to that she spent 5 years with GE Healthcare Life Sciences as their Associate General Counsel for the Americas where she worked on a myriad of complex legal issues including software licensing, medical device regulation and maximizing the company’s intellectual property. Prior to GE Healthcare, she performed Corporate Counsel Roles at RainDance Technologies and Knome, Inc. She has a BS in in Business Administration and History from Georgetown and her Juris Doctor from Georgetown University Law Center.

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