The EXCITE International Advisory Council

Drawing from the worldwide community of scientists, innovators, corporate leaders, and healthcare specialists, we are proud to have these members on the EXCITE International Advisory Council.


Mark Leahey #1

Mark Leahey

Mark is the President & CEO for the Medical Device Manufacturers Association (MDMA). » More

Anne Kolbe, MBBS #1

Anne Kolbe, MBBS

Anne Kolbe is a paediatric surgeon with thirty years of clinical practice experience in the health systems of New Zealand, Australia and the USA. » More

Naomi Aronson, PhD #1

Naomi Aronson, PhD

Dr. Naomi Aronson is the Executive Director of Clinical Evaluation, Innovation, and Policy, Blue Cross & Blue Shield Association. » More

Shahira Bhimani #1

Shahira Bhimani

Shahira Bhimani is Director of MaRS EXCITE.  » More

David Boudreau #1

David Boudreau

David Boudreau has a biochemistry degree and a chemical engineering degree with honour, both from the University of Ottawa.  » More

Andrew Davies #1

Andrew Davies

Andrew Davies is the Director of Market Access, where he ensures that processes are optimized to support new technologies and best practices. » More

Neil D. Fraser #1

Neil D. Fraser

Neil D. Faser is President of Medtronic Canada, which helps to improve the lives and health of millions of people each year. » More

Joseph Gatewood #1

Joseph Gatewood

Joseph is Vice President, Global Strategy & Analysis with Advanced Medical Technology Association. » More

Trent Haywood, MD #1

Trent Haywood, MD

Trent Haywood, M.D., J.D., is chief medical officer for the Blue Cross Blue Shield Association (BCBSA). » More

Chris Henshall, PhD #1

Chris Henshall, PhD

Dr. Henshall is an Honorary Professor at Brunel University and an independent consultant in health, research and innovation policy.  » More

Jo Carol Hiatt, MD #1

Jo Carol Hiatt, MD

Dr. Jo Carol Hiatt is Chair of the National Product Council for Kaiser Permanente (KP). » More

Rafi Hofstein, PhD #1

Rafi Hofstein, PhD

Dr. Raphael Hofstein is the President and CEO of MaRS Innovation, having joined the organization in 2009.  » More

Louis Jacques, MD #1

Louis Jacques, MD

Louis Jacques, M.D. is Chief Clinical Officer and a Senior Vice President at ADVI, where he is also a partner. » More

Pall Jonsson, PhD #1

Pall Jonsson, PhD

Páll Jónsson leads NICE's contribution to international research projects that support policy developments in health and social care delivery. » More

Bryan Luce, PhD #1

Bryan Luce, PhD

Dr. Bryan R. Luce is President & CEO of Luce Outcomes Research and Affiliate Professor, School of Pharmacy, University of Washington. » More

Brian O'Rourke, PhD #1

Brian O'Rourke, PhD

Dr. O'Rourke joined CADTH in 2009, following a distinguished career as a Pharmacist and Health Service Executive with the Canadian military. » More

Kathrine Myhre, CEO #1

Kathrine Myhre, CEO

Kathrine Myhre established the cluster Oslo Medtech and has since been the CEO, even when it was renamed to Norway Health Tech. » More

Shirlee Sharkey, ICD.D #1

Shirlee Sharkey, ICD.D

Shirlee is president and chief executive officer of Saint Elizabeth and Elizz, a leading national health care organization. » More

Murray Sheldon, MD #1

Murray Sheldon, MD

Dr. Sheldon joined the FDA in 2013 as the Associate Director for Technology and Innovation. » More

Yves Verboven #1

Yves Verboven

Yves Verboven is the Director of Access & Economic Policies at MedTechEurope, and a member of the EXCITE International Advisory Council. » More

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