Mark Gehring, 2016 BME Entrepreneurial Award Winner

Mark Gehring is a serial entrepreneur with a thirst for innovation that has taken him through multiple business ventures since graduating with a bachelor of science degree in biomedical engineering in 1986. He was recently honored with the entrepreneurial award from the alumni association.

In 1992, Gehring co-founded and served as CEO of Geometrics, which developed Pinnacle, the first commercial 3D radiation treatment planning system. Now a Philips Medical Systems product, the Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation estimates that Pinnacle has been used to plan 25 percent of the radiation treatments in the world since the mid-1990s.

In 2000, Mark co-founded UltraVisual and, as CEO, led the development of its diagnostic imaging platform, which captured significant market share as hospitals transitioned from film to digital imaging. UltraVisual/Emageon went public in 2005.

In 2010, he co-founded Propeller Health, which uses sensors and mobile apps to automatically monitor the health and adherence of asthma and COPD patients. Propeller today supports most inhalers in the industry and is used by thousands of patients and parents.

And in 2013, Mark rejoined his co-founders and close friends from Geometrics and UltraVisual to start HealthMyne. The company produces quantitative imaging tools that give radiologists and oncologists improved clinical decision support information and collects valuable data for analytics.

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