January 25, 2015 – San Rafael, California – NewGen Surgical, Inc., announced today that Dr. Anne-Marie Regal has been named its new Medical Director. As Medical Director, Dr. Regal will focus on new product development and innovation, surgical clinical trials, and strategic partnerships. In addition, Dr. Regal will lead the company’s Medical and Environmental Advisory Boards, which will provide direction and feedback on the development of clinically effective products designed to minimize plastic waste in the operating room.
Dr. Regal, a graduate of Boston University School of Medicine, has been in practice for more than 20 years. Her residencies include Stanford University, SUNY Upstate Medical University, and Albert Einstein College of Medicine at the Jacobi Medical Center. Dr. Regal was also a fellow of cardio-thoracic surgery at the SUNY Upstate Medical University and Allegheny General Hospital, Pittsburgh.
“Dr. Regal brings to NewGen Surgical a depth of knowledge of medical devices used in surgery that are commonly disposed of in landfills or incinerated, which contribute tons of waste and pollution every day to our environment,” said Rob Chase, Founder and President of NewGen Surgical, Inc. “With Dr. Regal’s leadership and guidance, we will continue to develop innovative medical devices and surgical products that offer clinical performance, sustainability and economic value for the operating room.”
“I am very pleased and honored to be asked by NewGen Surgical to be the new Medical Director,” said Dr. Regal. “As a Cardiac and Thoracic surgeon I have seen firsthand the amount of waste generated by hospitals, and I am excited to bring products to market that will help physicians and hospitals treat patients and protect the environment.”
Dr. Regal will lead the NewGen Surgical Medical and Environmental Advisory Boards and work with other current board members which include Dr. Barry Gardiner, a pioneer in General and Minimally Invasive and Robotic surgery and instrumental in the development of our first product, the NGS35W Skin Stapler. Other current board members include Dr. Anne Blake, PH.D., a thought leader in chemical policy reform, and Daniella Russo, the founder and CEO of Think Beyond Plastic and co-founder of the Plastic Pollution Coalition.
NewGen Surgical, Inc. develops and manufactures sustainably designed, single-use medical devices and surgical products. NewGen Surgical’s mission is to minimize plastic waste in the O.R. by redesigning disposable products. NewGen Surgical offers hospitals and surgery centers a solution to their sustainability programs and meet Environmentally Preferable Purchasing (EPP) objectives. Founded in 2012 in the San Francisco Bay Area, NewGen Surgical is a member of Practice Greenhealth’s Greening the OR® Initiative and was commended in the 2015 Circular Economy Awards. For more information, visit www.newgensurgical.com.