“Just before Dan’s untimely passing, I had started working with Dan at UCSF to help the pediatric and adult surgery groups turn their product ideas into approved medical devices. His engineering and business skills brought needed critical mass to their invention process. Similarly, the Rosenman Institute and its fellows can be key in helping physician and other inventors with the creation of many valuable medical products that might otherwise languish—ones that can truly help the lives of pediatric and adult patients as well as foster additional inventions by first-time inventors.”
Brian Hakim is a Founder and Partner at ECM Medical, a company that helps U.S. medical device companies obtain investment from and bring their products to China. Brian has more than 20 years of experience in medical device development, marketing, and pipeline strategy, primarily in the cardiovascular, orthopedic, and drug delivery areas. Previously, he has served in marketing roles at Medtronic and Velomedix, and in engineering roles at BioCardia, IsoStent, and Baxter Healthcare. Brian has three issued patents and received an M.S. in mechanical engineering from the University of Minnesota and an M.B.A. from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University.