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Our Team

Dr. Jeffrey Milsom

Dr. Jeffrey Milsom is Co-Director of the MINT Program, the Chief of Colon and Rectal Surgery, Professor of Surgery, and Executive Director of the Center for Advanced Digestive Care at New York-Presbyterian and Weill Cornell.  Dr. Milsom was formerly Colorectal Surgery Division Chief and Co-Founder of the Minimally Invasive Surgery Center at Mount Sinai and the Director of Research for the Cleveland Clinic’s Department of Colorectal Surgery.  Dr. Milsom received his MD from the University of Pittsburgh. 

Dr. J Frederick Cornhill

Dr. J Frederick Cornhill is the Co-Director of the MINT program and was the founding Chairman of the Department of Biomedical Engineering at the Cleveland Clinic and the founding Director of the Institute for Biomedical Engineering at the University of Oxford. Dr. Cornhill founded a number of medical technology companies and served on the board of several medical technology startups.  Dr. Cornhill received his D.Phil.  in Biomedical Engineering from the University of Oxford. 

Dr. Darren Schneider

Dr. Darren Schneider is the Chief of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery, Director of the Center for Vascular and Endovascular Surgery, and Associate Professor of Surgery at NewYork-Presbyterian and Weill Cornell.  Dr. Schneider was Associate Professor of Surgery and Radiology at UCSF and received his MD from UCSD. 

Dr. Howard Riina

Dr. Howard Riina was the Co-Director of Interventional Neuroradiology and Professor of Neurological Surgery at NewYork-Presbyterian and Weill Cornell.  Currently Professor and Vice Chairman of Neurosurgery at NYU, Dr Riina received his MD from Temple University.

Laurence Lefebvre

Laurence Lefebvre is the Director of Business Development for MINT. Lefebvre received her MBA from Harvard Business School, and an MS in Bioengineering from Imperial College London. Lefebvre worked in R&D in medical imaging at Mass General Hospital in Boston. Prior to joining MINT, Lefebvre was a consultant at Bain & Company with a strong focus on Healthcare.

Matthew Baird

Matthew Baird is the Director of Operations and Strategy with over ten years experience in a range of healthcare policy, strategy and finance roles in the United Kingdom and United States. Baird obtained his undergraduate degree in Politics and Law from The University of Strathclyde, Scotland, and his MA in Political Science and MPA from Villanova University.

Jia Xing

Jia Xing is the Development Manager for MINT. Xing has supported a number of successful early stage medical technology startups and has previous experience in business consulting, with special interest in the life sciences and in the process of innovation and product development. Xing has a research background in process development and drug delivery. Xing received her MBA from Columbia Business School in Decision, Risk, and Analysis, MS in Chemical Engineering from UC Berkeley, and BS in Chemical Engineering from MIT.

Russell Corwin

Russell Corwin is a Biomedical Engineer for MINT, assisting in the research, design, prototyping, and characterization of MINT projects. Corwin has previous research in minimally invasive spinal stents and bio-mimetic in vitro testing methods. He received his undergraduate degree in Mechanical Engineering from Clemson University and his graduate degree in Biomedical Engineering from the University of Cincinnati.

Andrew Harvey

Andrew Harvey is one of MINT’s Biomedical Engineers, adding several years of experience in the design of medical devices, previously focused on spinal procedures.  Harvey helps research, design, test, and oversee the creation of all of MINT's products.  Harvey received his BS in Mechanical Engineering from the University of California, at Santa Barbara.

Tracy Adams

Tracy Adams is an Operations and Finance Specialist with experience in a variety of administrative and finance roles in the legal and healthcare industries. Adams received her bachelor’s degree in Economics with a Specialization in Corporate Finance from Lehman College in New York.

Dr. Miroslav Peev

Dr. Miroslav Peev is a surgery Research Fellow at MINT.  Prior to joining MINT, Dr. Peev was a Surgery resident at Tufts Medical Center in Boston, MA. In 2013 Dr. Peev completed a postdoctoral surgery research fellowship at the Massachusetts General Hospital & Harvard Medical School where he was involved in multiple clinical and basic science projects including product development supported by the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) and the U.S. Army Institute of Surgical Research. Dr. Peev received his MD degree from the University of Cologne in Germany. 

Dr. Hisashi Hara

Dr. Hisashi Hara is a Research Fellow at MINT. Prior to joining MINT, Dr. Hara was a Resident of Surgery at Osaka National Hospital and is currently in pursuit of a Ph.D. degree at Osaka University Graduate School of Medicine. Dr. Hara has vast research knowledge in the development of medical devices for gastric cancer and engages in the research and testing aspects of MINT's gastrointestinal projects. Dr. Hara received his MD from Tottori University in Japan.

Christopher Dillon

Christopher Dillon is the former Director of Business Development and Operations for the MINT program and was a founding member of the MINT team.  Dillon now serves as a consultant to the program. Before joining MINT, Dillon was a Director in the Strategy Office of NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital where he led a number of technology and business process innovation programs with particular focus in the fields of GI, General Surgery, Oncology, Neuro and Vascular. Dillon received his BS from the University of Virginia and his MBA from Harvard Business School. 

Anh Nguyen

Anh Nguyen is the former Senior Biomedical Engineer at MINT with more than 20 years of engineering design, fabrication and medical device development experience.  Nguyen now serves as an advisor to the MINT program across a range of MINT projects.  Nguyen received his BS in Mechanical Engineering from Northeastern University. 

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