A native of Eastern Ohio, Dr. Thomas J. Graham attended Shady Side Academy in Pittsburgh before earning his college degree in Chemistry (B.A. with Honors) from Williams College in Massachusetts. He received his Doctor of Medicine (MD.) degree from The University of Cincinnati College of Medicine... Continue Reading
Gary M. Fingerhut is the general manager responsible for the commercialization of information technologies. With more than 25 years of technical and management leadership experience in the software industry, Gary was General Manager and vice president for Axentis, a Wolters Kluwer business, the professionals first... Continue Reading
CCI is Cleveland Clinic's exclusive arm for technology commercialization. CCI works with clinicians and researchers to help them transition their research into medical products. CCI's mission is the "rapid and broad deployment of Cleveland Clinic technology to benefit the sick." Cleveland Clinic employees system- wide, including those at Cleveland Clinic Florida, work with CCI.
The Global Cardiovascular Innovation Center was established by a State of Ohio Third Frontier Grant. The incubator facility was built in partnership with the Cleveland Clinic and Fairfax Renaissance Development Corporation.
The Industrial Advisory Board (IAB) provides strategic business advice and links to financial and management resources to support the commercialization of Cleveland Clinic technology. The IAB is made up of venture capitalists, corporate executives, and technologists. The IAB offers guidance on high-potential technology licenses, strategy, and all potential spin-offs. The IAB Investment Committee advises on investments and company creation.
The Commercialization Council consists of Cleveland Clinic medical, research, and business staff. It meets monthly to provide policy and operational guidance to Innovations.
The Innovations Alliance enables CCI to partner with other organizations to create a coalition that is dedicated to delivering medical innovation to patients. The Innovations Alliance strives to develop a national network that benefits the sick through joint innovation, research, clinical investigation, technology development and commercialization.
The Innovations HIT team guides our Cleveland Clinic and Alliance partners on how to architect, develop, and validate, their health informationtechnologies for successful commercialization.