Tempus is a health tech startup whose aim it is to develop tools to collect and analyze health data from cancer patients with the purpose of improving their care and outcomes. It was started by billionaire Eric Lefkofsky who was exposed to the inefficiency of the medical records system for cancer patients after his wife was diagnosed with breast cancer.
Tempus developed software that can analyze a patient’s clinical and molecular data, including an innovative program that can interpret and record data within the text fields of physician’s notes. It can also store information regarding a patient’s genome sequencing, noticing patterns and comparing outcomes as oncologists move to understand cancer on a cellular level.
The goal for Tempus and other companies like it is to learn more about the treatment of cancer as well as to find the best course of treatment for each patient that is entered into the system. Doctors are expected to receive free access to the system in return for the collection of anonymous patient data.
Eric Lefkofsky was the CEO of Groupon until he left in late 2015 and began working on Tempus as part of his venture firm, Lightbank, which focuses on disruptive technology. He and his wife Elizabeth are part of the Giving Pledge, a campaign that encourages philanthropic donations amongst the wealthy. They also began the Lefkofsky Foundation with the goal of “supporting charitable, scientific, and educational organizations and causes around the world”, and pledged to donate at least half of their wealth over their lifetime to philanthropic causes.
Lefkofsky is a native of Michigan, attending Michigan State University, but now centers much of his business in the Chicago area. He is on the board of directors at Children’s Memorial Hospital in Chicago and has held several teaching positions. He is currently an adjunct professor at the University of Chicago.
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One of the single most seemingly misunderstood areas of the medical field is the realm of plastic or cosmetic surgery. Most of us tend to generalize this field of medicine as vanity procedures for wealthy people but this is not always the case. It is not false that a part of cosmetic surgery involves the alteration of the face or body to meet a patient’s desire but another larger portion of cosmetic surgery is the side that seems to commonly be overlooked.
Many of us forget that a huge amount of the procedures done in cosmetic surgery are not only the face lifts or the liposuction but the restoration of broken or missing parts such as cleft palates as well as complete reconstruction of face or hand bones after an accident.
One of the most well known and exceptionally skilled among all of the physicians and surgeons within the realm of cosmetic surgery is Dr. Rod J. Rohrich. He spent his youth growing up on a ranch in North Dakota and would complete both his undergraduate as well as his post graduate education at North Dakota State University, receiving the highest honors throughout his academic career.
Dr. Rohrich went on to acquire a medical degree from Baylor University College of Medicine, advancing his education into the realm of cosmetic surgery, he would do his plastic as well as general surgery residencies at the University of Michigan Medical Center.
Dr. Rohrich received further experience in pediatric cosmetic surgery at Oxford University in England before completing both a hand and microvascular fellowship at Massachusetts General Hospital/Harvard Medical School.
In the year 2018 Dr. Rohrich will be both attending and chairing several medical conferences. On February the 8th he will be at the 52nd annual Baker Gordon Educational Symposium which reflects the evolution of interest in the field of cosmetic surgery.
As well as attending the 52nd annual Baker Gordon Educational Symposium, Dr. Rohrich will also be in present at the 35th annual Dallas Rhinoplasty Meeting and the 21st annual Global Dallas Cosmetic Surgery and Medicine Meeting.
The 21st annual Global Dallas Cosmetic Surgery and Medicine Meeting will have Dr. Rohrich and some of the best surgeons in the world to discuss and highlight some of the most recent advancements in areas such as patient safety, ethical social marketing, noninvasive fat removal, dermal fillers as well as lasers and advances in skin care.
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Dr. Mark McKenna is both an entrepreneur and a medical professional licensed to practice medicine and perform surgery in Georgia and Florida. The New Orleans, Louisiana native has both and MBA and an MD. After completing his medical training at Tulane University Medical School, he joined his father’s medical practice. But Mark McKenna’s interest in business remained very strong, so he started a real estate development firm. Dr. McKenna was able to be successful at being a passionate patient advocate that provided quality medical care and building his real estate company.
When Hurricane Katrina devastated New Orleans in 2005, Dr. McKenna lost most of his clients and business assets. Still, he remained and helped to rebuild the city by creating a significant number of affordable housing units. Mark McKenna then moved to Atlanta, Georgia where he founded ShapeMed, a medical aesthetics practice. The practice grew to be very successful and Dr. McKenna eventually sold it. A driven entrepreneur, Dr. Mark McKenna is currently building a new company called OVME. It’s a technology based medical aesthetics company that’s taking elective healthcare to a new level.
A husband and father, Dr. McKenna loves spending time with his wife, Gianine, and their daughter Milana Elle. Even though he has a hectic schedule, he always makes time to have breakfast with his daughter and dinner with the family. Dr. Mark McKenna credits his continued success to being an avid reader always interested in implementing new ideas and an inner drive to be as productive as possible. He points out that spending time meditating, setting goals and practicing martial arts helps to keep him physically fit and mentally focused. A member of Entrepreneurs Organization, Dr. Mark McKenna also draws inspiration from his activities there.
Spending over a decade involved in medical aesthetics helped Dr. Mark McKenna to see the growing need for a company like OVME to help people interested in elective healthcare. His passion for fitness and deep concern for his fellow man have led him to this new business opportunity where he can help countless people to look and feel their best.
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