Michael Thomas is director of the Inova Personalized Healthcare Accelerator. Prior to Inova, Thomas was CEO of Appian Partners, a Maryland-based life sciences consulting practice. His med-tech experience has spanned several early-stage, growth stage and turn-around ventures as CEO of Appian Partners, ReGear Life Sciences, NuSomnea, Tanzen Medical, Appian Medical, iSonea and Sleep Solutions. Thomas was founder and CEO of Appian Medical, a digital health firm that developed an algorithm to diagnose Obstructive Sleep Apnea. Thomas spent three years as CEO of iSonea, a publicly-traded global, asthma digital healthcare company. Earlier in his career, Thomas was CEO of Sleep Solutions, a VC-backed medical device manufacturer. Prior to Sleep Solutions, Thomas was EVP of Sales and Marketing for National Sleep Technologies (NST), where he led acquisitions of more than 80 sleep labs, making NST the largest sleep testing company in the U.S. Thomas graduated from Cornell University.
Dr. Michael D. Buschmann
Chair, Dept. of Bioengineering, Volgenau School of Engineering
George Mason University
Dr. Michael Buschmann is Chair of the Department of Bioengineering in the Volgenau School of Engineering at George Mason University . Dr. Buschmann received a Ph.D. in Medical Engineering and Medical Physics from MIT and Harvard University in 1992, and postdoctoral training from the University of Bern, Switzerland from 1992-1994. From 1994 to July 2017, Dr. Buschmann was Professor of Biomedical Engineering and Chemical Engineering at Polytechnique de Montréal. Dr. Buschmann became Chair of the Department of Bioengineering in the Volgenau School of Engineering at George Mason University in August 2017. Dr. Buschmann has founded or served as principal inventor at Biosyntech Inc (cartilage repair) sold to Smith and Nephew; Biomomentum Inc. (instrumentation); ANRis Pharma (RNA delivery); and Ortho Regenerative Technologies Inc (tendon/meniscus repair).
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