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Mr. Rappaport has more than 30 years experience in the initiation and development of successful businesses including capital acquisition and business operations. He is also formerly Founder, Chairman and CEO of Medeikon Corporation, a medical device company using optical technology for cardiovascular applications, where he has raised more than $10 million in startup capital. Mr. Rappaport has held several CEO and Chairman Positions in high tech start-up companies including Qusion Technologies, an optical component company for the telecommunications industry. Mr. Rappaport also has expertise in creating investor, academic and industrial partnerships for the purpose of corporate development. He has degrees in mechanical engineering and optoelectronics. He has been instrumental in creating several new high tech businesses and is a member of the New Jersey Technology Council and the New Jersey Entrepreneurs Network.
Dr. Popky is currently serving as the President of Delaware Valley Imaging, Ltd. and as Professor and Chairman of the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. He is a Fellow of the American College of Radiology and The College of Physicians of Philadelphia. Dr. Popky earned his Medical Degree at Temple University School of Medicine in Philadelphia which is also where he served his residency in Radiology. He also performed a fellowship in angiography at Temple University. Dr. Popky was Chairman of the Graduate Health System and has served on many local and national societies and committees. He has also written over 80 publications, given over 50 presentations and scientific exhibits.
Mr. Neuwirth is Financial Consultant to Lifestyle Healthcare Group, Inc. For fifteen years as Managing Partner he led the Philadelphia office of the CPA firm Grant Thornton, LLP. As Director of Internal Audit of the Board of Pensions of the Presbyterian Church (USA), he oversaw controls of it's $10 billion funds. Concurrently, Mr. Neuwirth taught auditing and international accounting to the graduate and undergraduate students at The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. Mr. Neuwirth has held directorships in public and private companies including the Medical College of Pennsylvania, where he chaired it's Finance Committee. He edited Cashin's Handbook for Auditors and contributed to Sellin's Attorney's Handbook of Accounting, Mr. Neuwirth chaired the Insurance Trust Committee of the American Institute of CPAs. He also has been a partner in MRI centers in Pennsylvania. He is accepted in the courts of several states as an expert on accounting and business issues.
Dr. Shukla's duties will include serving as the primary administrative liaison to oversee the formulation, implementation, and variance monitoring of clinical and research budgets; direct financial reviews and forecasts, managing costs, assessing environmental forces and competitors; identifying new clinical markets for profitable revenues and eliminating non-value costs. Dr. Shukla developed the University of South Forida's (USF) Breast Cancer Center and was extensively involved in the development of the Out-Patient Multi-Speciality Center, which includes a comprehensive women's health care center and an ambulatory surgical center. He held the position of Manager, Fiscal & Business Administration at USF. His healthcare consulting work includes modeling & development of multiple out-patient women's healthcare centers in the U.K. and China. He has a Masters in Health Administration from the University of South Florida and a Medical Degree from the Himalayan Institute of Medical Sciences, India.
Dr. Frances Batzer received her M.D. from the Women's Medical College, in Philadelphia, where she also completed her residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology. She performed her Post Doctorate work in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility at Pennsylvania Hospital and received a Masters in BioEthics at the University of Pennsylvania.
Dr. Batzer is Board Certified in Obstetrics and Gynecology as well as Reproductive Endocrinology. She currently serves as Chair of the Ethics Committee at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital. She has received numerous prestigious honors and awards for her work. To the general public, she is known as a "Top Doc" in the fields of osteoporosis, infertility, menopause and adolescent medicine. She is a reviewer for 11 refereed journals (Journal Ob/Gyn, NE Journal of Medicine and JAMA), an Editor of American Journal Gynecological Health, a member of 29 professional organizations, Investigator in many NIH and other Grants, Author/co-author of over 100 papers as well as multiple book chapters, presentations and invited lectures, as well as all of the other academic endeavors. She remains active in private practice.
Ms. Rappaport oversees the business development and marketing portion of the business. She has more than 20 years' experience in the establishment and management of medical and/or technology offices and has assisted in the planning, initiation and development of several high technology corporations. Additionally, she is also a Licensed Medical Aesthetician, Laser Safety Officer and permanent cosmetics artist. She holds a degree in business administration and a number of certificates in aesthetics, advanced laser training and permanent cosmetics.