David Ku, M.D., Ph.D. serves as the Executive Director of APDC and is a surgeon and biomedical researcher expert in thrombosis. He holds over ten patents on medical devices, has had great success with the FDA, and has founded four companies. Dr. Ku is the L.P Huang Chair Professor for Engineering Entrepreneurship at the Georgia Tech Business School.
Kevin Maher, M.D. serves as the Director of Surgical Devices for APDC and is a pediatric cardiologist, with further training in cardiac catheterization and cardiac intensive care in which he is national recognized. Dr. Maher was instrumental in developing the Center for Pediatric Nanomedicine at Children’s, Georgia Tech and Emory and serves as executive director.
Wilbur Lam, M.D., Ph.D. serves as the Director Non-Surgical Devices for the Atlanta Pediatric Device Consortium and has a unique background as a physician-scientist-engineer trained in pediatric haematology/oncology and bioengineering. His overall research interests involve developing and applying novel technologies to study and diagnose pediatric diseases. His laboratory has numerous publications and grant support for those projects with a filed patent and spin-off company CellScope stemming from his work.
Barbara D. Boyan, Ph.D. is a director of the Atlanta Pediatric Device Consortium and Dean of the School of Engineering at Virginia Commonwealth University.She was previously a professor in the Wallace H. Coulter Department of Biomedical Engineering at Georgia Tech and Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia where she held the Price Gilbert, Jr. Chair in Tissue Engineering. She was a Georgia Research Alliance Eminent Scholar and Associate Dean for Research in the College of Engineering. In 1993, she co-founded OsteoBiologics, Inc. (San Antonio, Texas), which was acquired by Smith & Nephew in 2007. Dr. Boyan is also founder of Biomedical Development Corporation in San Antonio, as well as Orthonics, Inc. and SpherIngenics, Inc. in Atlanta. She sits on the Board of Directors of Arthrocare, Inc. (Austin, TX) and Carticept Medical, Inc. (Alpharetta, GA). The author of more than 370 peer-reviewed papers, reviews, and book chapters, Dr. Boyan holds 13 U.S. patents.
L. Franklin Bost, M.B.A. serves as the Director of Educational Programs for APDC and has 30 years of industry experience in strategic planning, new product development, and senior management positions with P&L responsibility in medical, consumer and industrial companies. He is Professor and Director of Design Instruction in the Wallace H. Coulter Department of Biomedical Engineering at Georgia Tech and Emory University. He has held management and development positions with Porex Corporation, Becton Dickinson & Co. and American Hospital Supply. He served on AdvaMed’s Technology and Regulatory committee from 1994 to 2006.