June 3, 2016 – San Rafael, California – NewGen Surgical, Inc., announced today that Dr. Mohammad Diab has joined its Medical Advisory. As a pioneer in the field of spinal growth modulation, Dr. Diab will be an integral part of new product development and innovation in his role as Medical Advisor for NewGen Surgical.
“Dr. Diab brings to NewGen Surgical a deep commitment to new and innovative methods of orthopedic surgery,” said Rob Chase, Founder and President of NewGen Surgical. “As a pioneer of fusionless surgery, Dr. Diab’s presence on the Medical Advisory will help us innovate new medical devices and surgical products that offer unparalleled clinical performance with sustainable materials.”
“NewGen Surgical is committed to a model of Smart Sustainable Design™ – a process that looks at product development through sustainability, value, and performance to reimagine medical devices that are used once and discarded in the thousands.” Medical Director Dr. Regal added, “We’re building a first rate medical advisory team comprised of some of the best minds in the country. It’s a fantastic time to focus on this as many doctors are concerned about the effects of climate change and its impact on human health. The connection to healthy planet and healthy patients is a driving force for all of us in the healthcare setting.”
“I am honored to be asked by NewGen Surgical to join its Medical Advisory,” said Dr. Diab. “I am especially interested in NewGen Surgical’s mission to develop sustainably designed medical devices and surgical products. As a specialist in musculoskeletal conditions, I hope to contribute my experience and knowledge to create new sustainable innovations.”
Dr. Diab is Chief of Pediatric Orthopedics at UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital San Francisco. Dr. Diab earned his medical degree from Stanford University and completed his pediatric orthopedic surgical training at Harvard University. He is a Professor of Orthopedic Surgery and Pediatrics, and holds a Haile T. Debas Chair in Medical Education at UCSF.
Dr. Diab will join other prominent members of the NewGen Surgical Medical Advisory, which currently comprises of Dr. Anne-Marie Regal, Medical Director, and founding member Dr. Barry Gardiner, a pioneer of laparoscopy in general surgery. The NewGen Surgical Sustainability Advisory includes Dr. Ann Blake, a thought leader in chemicals policy reform, and Daniella Russo, the Founder and CEO of Think Beyond Plastic and Co-founder of the Plastic Pollution Coalition.
About NewGen Surgical
NewGen Surgical, Inc. designs and manufactures medical devices and surgical products; with a mission to minimize plastic waste in the O.R. by redesigning disposable products used in the millions that end up in the landfill or get incinerated, creating unhealthy impacts in communities around the globe. Through a process of Smart Sustainable Design™, NewGen Surgical’s products offer sustainability, value, and performance. 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.