The Medifacturing™ Company
The Leadership Team

Shri Shetty, MBA

CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER

Shri Shetty led an advanced technology group at Applied Materials, reporting directly to the Office of the CTO, before starting PrinterPrezz. Prior to his time at Applied Materials, he was Vice President at Ultratech. He brings extensive expertise from the semiconductor industry and advanced additive manufacturing.

Alan BC Dang, MD

CHIEF MEDICAL OFFICER

Dr. Alan Dang is a board-certified, licensed orthopaedic spine surgeon. He is a HS Clinical Associate Professor in Residence at UCSF. Along with his brother, Dr. Alexis Dang, he started the Orthopaedic Rapid Intelligent Fabrication (ORIF) program at UCSF/San Francisco VA and is a founding member of the UCSF Center for Applied 3D+ Technologies.

Kishore Karkera

CHIEF OPERATING OFFICER

Kishore Karkera spent over a decade with Apple, Inc. spearheading the Production Support group in iTunes Operations, building its processes from the ground up. He also headed Operations groups within Apple Maps and App Store. He drove multiple Compliance, Digital transformation and Infrastructure implementation projects for various clients while at KPMG. He brings a unique blend of Technical, Operational and Leadership skills to PrinterPrezz.

Alexis BC Dang, MD

CHIEF MEDICAL OFFICER

Dr. Alexis Dang is a board-certified, licensed orthopaedic sports surgeon. He is a HS Clinical Associate Professor at UCSF. Along with his brother, Dr. Alan Dang, he started the Orthopaedic Rapid Intelligent Fabrication (ORIF) program at UCSF/San Francisco VA and is a founding member of the UCSF Center for Applied 3D+ Technologies.

Teresa Thuruthiyil

CHIEF STRATEGY OFFICER

For nearly 10 years, Teresa Thuruthiyil ran global investor relations strategy and communications for Logitech. Previously, she managed IR and PR for a Silicon Valley-based company leveraging combinatorial chemistry to speed experimentation, and helped many companies through IPO processes as a strategy and communications consultant.

Shafkat Anwar, MD

SVP, MEDICAL INNOVATIONS

Dr. Shafkat Anwar is a board-certified pediatric cardiologist, multimodality cardiac imager, and co-founder of the 3D Printing Center at Washington University in St. Louis and Center for Advanced 3D+ Technologies at UCSF.

Adam Schlifke, MD, MBA

SVP, PARTNERSHIPS

Dr. Adam Schlifke is a board-certified anesthesiologist and entrepreneur.  He completed both his MD and MBA at UCLA and is a co-founder of Potrero Medical, a predictive health company focused on developing the next generation of smart sensors and artificial intelligence.

Michelle Thai, MD

SVP, BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT, ASIA

Dr. Thai is a board-certified physical and rehabilitation medicine physician and has over 26 years of experience in the medical field in both the US and in Asia. She is a Health and Science Clinical Professor at the University of California, Irvine, School of Medicine. Outside of her involvement with universities in both the US and Asia, Dr. Thai is also an accomplished businesswoman, business owner, and medical director. She is responsible for overseeing PrinterPrezz’s business activities in Asia.

Tuan A Nguyen

VP, MARKETING & DESIGN

Tuan has over 22 years of experience in tech and media and has run publications such as PC Gamer, Maximum PC, and others. He also has over 10 years of experience in marketing and branding, focusing primarily on the consumer electronics space. Tuan brings a comprehensive blend of media and marketing insights to PrinterPrezz.

The Advisory Team

Steven Garfin, MD

University of California, San Diego

Dr. Garfin is a world-renown spine surgeon and interim Dean of UC San Diego School of Medicine. Dr. Garfin is well established as a forward-thinking leader, having been involved in designing and assessing surgical techniques and instrumentation to treat spinal disorders. He is a past president of the North American Spine Society (NASS), the International Society for the Advancement of Spine Surgery, and the Cervical Spine Research Society (CSRS).

Art Zafiropoulo

Semiconductor Industry Hall of Fame

Noted for both his leadership skills and technical expertise in the semiconductor industry, Art Zafiropoulo founded and managed numerous companies prior to becoming president of Ultratech Inc. in 1990. He then led a management buy-out in 1993 and subsequently drove one of the industry’s most successful IPOs. Zafiropoulo was honored with SEMI’s first Bob Graham Award for Marketing Excellence and was awarded director emeritus for SEMI, a global trade association representing the semiconductor, flat-panel display equipment and materials industry. In addition, VLSI Research Inc. inducted him into the Semiconductor Industry Hall of Fame. He holds several United States and foreign patents and currently serves as a member of the Board of Trustees at Northeastern University.

Greg Morris

Additive Manufacturing, TCT Hall of Fame

A pioneer in the additive manufacturing/3D printing industry, Greg Morris and his partners from Morris Technologies introduced the first additive metal sintering 3D printer to North America. Recognized for his work in industrializing metal additive manufacturing, Greg has been involved in the 3D printing industry for over 25 years and was inducted into the TCT Hall of Fame. He served as an ambassador for 3D printing and was part of the broader team that helped revolutionize gas turbine engine parts design and production using additive metal at GE Additive, before retiring in 2018. With his vast experience in additive manufacturing, including medical applications, he now serves as a key strategic advisor at PrinterPrezz which is focused on applying additive technologies to the next generation of advanced medical devices.

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