Scott Kramer

Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgeon & Experienced Medical Device Consultant

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For over 30 years I have been a passionate leader in the evolution of minimally invasive gynecologic surgery, foremost by introducing new procedures to patients in Northern California, as well as teaching doctors throughout the western United States. Building on this extensive clinical experience, I have served as a consultant to over eighteen medical device companies and venture capitalists; guiding the development of technology to empower the next generation of surgeons. I provide pragmatic advice based on real-world experience to business executives on the development of medical devices from pre-clinical through launch. Most importantly, I then orchestrate successful physician adoption, addressing clinical, economic and marketing concerns. Open to opportunities to serve as Chief Medical Officer, Director of Physician Education, and board positions. Specialties: -Minimally Invasive Surgery: Laparoscopy & Hysteroscopy -Gynecology, Female Urology, Office-based procedures -Physician & Patient education, communication, & marketing -Medical practice economics & business development

Work experience

Sep 2012 - Present

California Cardiology Consultants & Medical Associates

Gynecologist

Gynecologic surgeon emphasis on minimally invasive surgery, office-based procedures; incontinence and vaginal reconstructive procedures.

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Jan 1998 - Present

Hill Physicians Medical Group

Chief OB/Gyn Specialty Management Team

Liaison between physicians and administration. Provide guidance & leadership with initiatives to improve consistency and cost effectiveness of care, elevating practice standards such as minimally invasive surgery among the physician network spanning Northern California. Hill Physicians Medical Group provides healthcare services to approximately 300,000 patient members in northern California with a network of almost 3,800 physicians and other healthcare providers. Formed in 1984, it is one of the nation’s largest independent practice associations (IPA). Hill Physicians is recognized consistently for providing high-quality care.

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Jan 2013 - Dec 2013

Pelvalon

Medical Consultant

Provide clinical insight for their innovative vaginal appliance to help women suffering with fecal incontinence and bowel control problems.

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Sep 2010 - Dec 2013

Aegea Medical

Medical Consultant

Guide clinical development of a novel, minimally invasive device for abnormal uterine bleeding in women beginning with preclinical design assistance to extend utilization of this highly effective treatment. This reduces need for more invasive, morbid, & costly hysterectomy. Further addressing economic concerns is design that allows the procedure to be quickly performed in a gynecologist's office, which also makes it acceptable to more women suffering with heavy periods. Clinical trials are progressing.

Jan 2002 - Sep 2013

Renu LaserSpa

Founder & Medical Director

-Launched one of 1st medical spas in Northern California delivering non-invasive Cosmetic Medicine. Create treatment protocols. Marketing & advertising campaign management. Business operations including HR, sales training, customer service & communications. -Clinical trials, device R&D, & business development for medical device companies -Consultant to medical device companies, venture capitalists Finally in September 2013, after over a decade in business, we sold Renu LaserSpa to the California Skin Institute.

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Jan 2007 - Dec 2012

Hologic

Consultant, Scientific Advisory Board, & Physician Instructor

-Physician education (lectures & hands-on training) for NovaSure® RF Endometrial Ablation device treatment for heavy menstrual periods. -Advisor on medical practice & business development opportunities for in-office procedure, thereby increasing patient acceptance and utilization. Credited with significantly enhancing revenue and efficiency for physicians. -Member of Scientific Advisory Board for Adiana® Hysteroscopic Sterilization

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Aug 2012 - Aug 2012

Terumo

Surgical Consultant

Development of improved medical device for minimally invasive surgery for women suffering from Stress Urinary Incontinence.

Jul 2011 - Aug 2012

Washington Township Medical Group

Gynecologic Surgeon

Gynecologic surgeon emphasis on minimally invasive surgery, office-based procedures, anti-incontinence and vaginal reconstructive procedures

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Jan 2010 - Dec 2011

Halt Medical

Consultant

Pragmatic feedback on pre-clinical development of the Halt Fibroid System™, a Laparoscopic RF Device for treatment of uterine fibroids that cause heavy bleeding

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Jan 2007 - Dec 2011

Conceptus

Consultant, Clinical Investigator, & Clinical Instructor

-Principal investigator Essure® hysteroscopic sterilization device modification study -Consultant & Clinical Instructor: Emphasis on training and adoption by gynecologists to offer permanent birth control treatment in their offices. This expanded market beyond operating room increasing acceptance and, consequently, utilization by patients. Significantly enhanced revenue and efficiency for physicians.

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Jan 2006 - Sep 2011

Aragon Surgical

Consultant, Clinical Investigator, & Scientific Advisory Board

Preclinical & clinical development consultant for Lektrafuse® Vessel Sealing Devices for open and minimally invasive surgery. Principal investigator Lap Cap® study

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Jan 2003 - Jul 2011

Novasys Medical

Consultant & Physician Advisory Board

-Preclinical & clinical development consultant for Renessa® in-office treatment for Stress Urinary Incontinence Physician Advisory Board -Extensive consultation with R&D engineers on design of first generation device and controller unit

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Jan 2006 - Jun 2011

Solta Medical, Inc.

Consultant & Clinical Investigator

-Principal investigator in Cellulite study with monopolar RF device -Principal investigator clinical trial of light based treatment for photo-aged skin -Consultant and physician lecturer for clinical practice development by expanding market beyond core physician group (Dermatology & Plastic Surgery) into gynecology & family practice

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Jan 1989 - Jun 2011

Women's Health Specialists

Vice-President, Founder

-Gynecologic surgeon emphasis on minimally invasive surgery -Medical Device R&D -Clinical Trials & Business Development for medical device companies -Physician & Patient Education -Consultant to medical device companies, venture capitalists

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Jan 2009 - Dec 2010

Cutera

Clinical Investigator

Principal investigatorm of Truform® body contouring device

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Jan 2009 - Dec 2009

Viveve

Clinical Advisory Board

Novel Monopolar RF device employed as office procedure for Vaginal Laxity, improves sexual satisfaction for couples

Jan 2007 - Dec 2008

Diamics

Clinical Investigator

Principal investigator molecular based cervical cancer screening study

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Jan 2006 - Dec 2008

Zeltiq Aesthetics

Consultant & Clinical Investigator

Principal investigator clinical studies cryogenic device for trans-cutaneous fat & cellulite reduction

Jan 2006 - Dec 2007

Allergan Pharmaceuticals

Clinical Investigator

Clinical Investigator for post approval study for Juviderm® hyaluronic acid injectable filler treatment for Facial Wrinkles

Jan 2005 - Dec 2007

Microsulis Medical Limited

Consultant & Physician Instructor

-Created and presented a half-day symposium for gynecologists to educate them on Endometrial Ablation. The presentation included information beyond typical technical aspects of microwave device procedural protocol and clinical effectiveness; encompassing benefits of in office procedure including economics, marketing, and safety. At the conclusion of this program, attending physicians were fully empowered to successfully introduce this procedure into their daily medical practices. -Extensive consultation with R&D engineers on design of next generation device and controller unit

Jan 2005 - Dec 2005

Syneron

Clinical Investigator

Clinical Investigator for post approval clinical study Velasmooth® Cellulite treatment

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Jan 2004 - Dec 2005

Gynesonics

Consultant

Early stage consultancy regarding clinical application for end user (gynecologist) for medical device development of VizAblate, an alternative to hysterectomy. It treats individual fibroids with radiofrequency (RF) energy while conserving the uterus.

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Jan 1996 - Dec 1999

Guidant

Consultant & Physician Instructor

Clinical Instructor Laparoscopic Burch Surgery for Stress Urinary Incontinence

Jan 1994 - Dec 1996

Johnson & Johnson Endoscopy

Consultant & Physician Instructor

Clinical Instructor Laparoscopic Burch Surgery for Stress Urinary Incontinence

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