Chad A. Glazer, MD currently serves as president of MD Angels in Chicago, IL. During his first year, he led investments in 3 companies totaling over $750,000. Dr. Glazer is a Johns Hopkins trained, dual board-certified Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon and Otolaryngologist- Head and Neck Surgeon.

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Arun Divakaruni, PhD has over a decade of experience providing high-level counsel to diverse clients, including biopharmaceutical, medical device companies, academic and professional associations, research consortia, teaching hospitals, analytical instrument manufactures, and clean technology companies.

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Experienced organizational leader with a passion for product development, working with early stage companies and building cross-functional teams. Demonstrated ability to successfully grow and develop businesses while setting clear objectives and operating mechanisms.

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Dr. Michael Orrico is a lifelong entrepreneur. He started his first business at 16 years old and quickly had success. While his educational path lead to science, earning a Doctor of Dental Surgery degree in 1995 from Northwestern University Dental School, his entrepreneurial spirit never diminished.

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Dr. Amish Patel is a double board certified interventional pain management physician whose clinical focus is on minimally invasive techniques for the treatment of chronic pain. Dr. Patel has a particular interest in building and growing businesses in the healthcare space.

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Dr. Rupesh Patel has a unique background in business, life sciences, and medicine. He earned his MBA and Masters in Medical Sciences from Boston University, an MD with honors in scholarly research from the University of Illinois, and completed his Interventional Radiology training at the University of Chicago.

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Matthew Provenzano grew up in Saginaw, Michigan and attended Valparaiso University where he graduated with honors. He completed medical school at Johns Hopkins University and then travelled to Iowa City for residency at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics.

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Dr. Kate Schmelka has been practicing Emergency Medicine in the Midwest since graduating from the University of North Carolina School of Medicine with multiple academic awards and acknowledgments. As an investor she has a broad investment portfolio that includes syndication through several angels groups.

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Shobhan joined NRCCUA in July 2017 as General Counsel and Chief Compliance Officer.  He also works on corporate development matters for NRCCUA.  With a broad background that includes working at a big 4 accounting firm, in the New York City office of a global law firm and as an attorney at Epic.

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Prabhu M. Velan, MD brings significant experience in life sciences investing to the MD Angels Board of Directors. Dr. Velan’s current portfolio, which continues to show strong overall returns, includes over 15 early stage companies as well as premier life sciences hedge funds.

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