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It all started when...

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An orthopedic surgeon decided to listen to his patients. 

Dr. Palo, Founder and Managing Director, found that patients would not do the physical therapy as described on the paper hand-outs he provided at the clinic.  Frustratingly, there was not a good tool to teach the  exercises to patients or to clearly educate his patients on conditions that they did not need to come to the clinic for. Dr. Palo decided to build something that everyone can use.  This initial thought expanded into merging patient education, the automation of physical exams, telemedicine, and post surgical care into an easy to navigate platform.

Dr. Palo is a physicist and Board Certified Orthopaedic Surgeon. He has performed more than 5,000 operations including hip, knee, and shoulder replacement procedures, as well as knee and shoulder arthroscopies and hand surgeries. Dr. Palo operates a large orthopaedic practice in the New Orleans greater metropolitan area. He has achieved 99 percentile scores in patient satisfaction and surgical outcomes, and has been selected as a Top Doctor in Covington, Louisiana, as well as spotlighted in The Leading Physicians in the World, a publication that recognizes medicine’s brightest minds.


The OrthoBistro Team


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Benjamin Legum, Managing Director, has a proven track record with operations, project management, R&D, prototype development, manufacturing process streamlining, quality and commercialization.

Benjamin also founder of Keystone Scientific, a technology development and management firm. Keystone Scientific has a track record of working with FDA regulated medical device manufacturers to implement LEAN manufacturing practices and mentoring start-up tech companies. When he was an Assistant Professor at Clarion University of Pennsylvania he oversaw the Center for Applied Research and the Innovation Laboratories; the university’s technology incubator and prototyping facilities. Benjamin acted as a liaison between industry partners and Clarion University by conducting and coordinating applied research projects, internships, and providing industrial consultation services.


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Dr. Timothy Devraj is a Board Certified orthopaedic surgeon with a special focus on partial knee and total knee replacement, shoulder arthroscopy with complex reconstruction and revision surgery, knee arthroscopy, sports medicine, trauma, and hand surgery. As part of the OrthoBistro team, Dr. Devraj will be responsible for content generation for OrthoProConDialog, as well as business plan development.

He brings a depth of experience in multi-specialty group practice and has served in leadership positions throughout his 18-year experience as an orthopaedic surgeon. During his residency, he served as president of the fellows association where he was the representative and liaison between hospital physician and administrative leadership and the 250 resident physicians.

Well respected by his peers, Dr. Devraj is cited as a favorite physician by his patients and his thorough, compassionate and good natured approach to patient care has earned him Top Doc status.


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Dr. Jody Strausser is the lead software engineer for the development of of 360OrthoCare.com and the OMSAD technology. Dr. Strausser is also the senior software engineer for Keystone Scientific, Inc. and an associate professor in the computer information science department at Clarion University of Pennsylvania where he instructs a variety of courses ranging from introductory/survey classes to advanced event driven and object oriented programming. He also teaches courses on information systems and computer applications as well as mobile application development.

Dr. Strausser has extensive experience as the department head for the modeling and simulation program. Jody also has far-reaching industry experience having worked at Alion Science and Technology as the senior software engineer from 2000 until August 2015.

Dr. Strausser prides himself on his interpersonal communication skills, empathy and ability to talk at the level of his listener’s experience.


ADVISORY BOARD


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Jennifer’s extensive business consultant and engineering background are key assets in her role with OrthoBistro as technology, marketing, and commercialization strategist.  She has over a decade of experience in management and technology consulting and has worked with clients (from start-ups to global) to generate value and to develop tools and techniques to solve problems and ensure successful outcomes. Jennifer is a highly experienced team leader, project manager, change manager, and risk manager. Jennifer is passionate about empowering teams and individuals to reach their full potential.

Jennifer is a certified Project Management Professional (PMP) accredited by the Project management Institute (PMI). She also holds the ITIL Foundation Certificate in IT Service Management. She holds a Bachelor's degree in biomedical engineering and a Master’s degree in materials science engineering from Drexel University.


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Amber serves as a business consultant, idea generator, and writer for OrthoBistro. She brings her energetic creativity, attention to detail, and purposeful and thought-provoking insights to OrthoBistro’s team. Amber is a medical device patent examiner at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office and is also a registered patent attorney. She has worked for large and small law firms, as in-house counsel at GlaxoSmithKline, and for a federal judge. She is a prolific writer, having authored two books on intellectual property for technology startups and thousands of legal blogs.