Activ was founded after
a breakthrough feat in surgical robotics

In 2016, inspired by a vision to democratize surgery, Activ Surgical performed the first fully-autonomous suturing of soft tissue, outperforming open, laparoscopic, and robot-assisted techniques (STAR)*. This breakthrough achievement demonstrates a new realm of possibility for medical technology. Now we’re on a mission to empower surgeons to achieve the best possible outcomes and saves lives.

With over 100 years of med tech experience, our team has a deep commitment to medical innovation, and we’re just getting started.

* Azad Shademan, Ryan S. Decker, Justin D. Opfermann, Simon Leonard, Axel Krieger, Peter C. W. Kim.
 Supervised autonomous robotic soft tissue surgery. Science Translational Medicine Vol. 8, Issue 337

Executive
Leadership

Todd Usen

Todd Usen

CEO
Dr. Peter Kim

Dr. Peter Kim

MD, PhD, Founder and CSMO
Sub Datta

Sub Datta

COO
Tom Calef

Tom Calef

CTO
Michael Ruehlman

Michael Ruehlman

GM
Jill Binney

Jill Binney

VP, Sales & Marketing
Arthur Leach

Arthur Leach

VP , Operations
Kelly Pettis

Kelly Pettis

Director of Employee Engagement and HCP Compliance

Board of Directors

Paul Meister

Paul Meister

CEO, Liberty Lane Partners, LLC
Emily Casey

Emily Casey

Vice President, DNS Capital
Ashok Krishnamurthi

Ashok Krishnamurthi

Managing Partner, Great Point Ventures
Ameena El-Bibany

Ameena El-Bibany

Principal, Artis Ventures
Dr. Peter Kim

Dr. Peter Kim

Activ Surgical
Todd Usen

Todd Usen

Activ Surgical
Will Cowen

Will Cowen

Investment Partner, LRV Health

Advisory Board

Steven Schwaitzberg, MD

Steven Schwaitzberg, MD

Professor and Chairman

Department of Surgery, University at Buffalo

Adrian Park, MD

Adrian Park, MD

Chair Department of Surgery

Anne Arundel Medical Group

Uma Duvvuri, MD, PhD

Uma Duvvuri, MD, PhD

Assistant Professor, Department of Otolaryngology

Head of Robotics, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center

John Galeotti, PhD

John Galeotti, PhD

Director of Biomedical Image Guidance Laboratory

Carnegie Mellon University

Vipul Patel, MD

Vipul Patel, MD

Medical Director, Global Robotics Institute, Advent Health

Founding member of Society of Robotics Surgery

Erik Wilson, MD

Erik Wilson, MD

Medical Director of Bariatric Surgery

Memorial Hermann-Texas Medical Center

Lukas Biewald

Lukas Biewald

Co-Founder and CEO, Weights & Biases

Founder, Figure Eight

backed by leading-edge partners

DNS CAPITAL
Greatpoint Ventures
Rising Tide
Sony Innovation Fund
Tao
8VC
Artis Ventures
LRV Health

Innovation in the surgical vision category is long overdue; the most commonly employed surgical imaging process, ICG, uses fluorescent dye invented more than 70 years ago and does not offer real-time, objective physiologic information to surgeons when they critically need it during procedures,” said Dr. Peter Kim, co-founder and chief science officer, Activ Surgical. “Activ Surgical is designed to empower surgeons to make better informed decisions by offering real-time intelligence and visualization to dramatically reduce medical complications and surgical errors.”

Dr. Peter Kim

Dr. Peter Kim

Inventor, Founder, CSO

Careers

We’d Love to Hear From You
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Activ Surgical, a pioneering digital surgery company is looking for individuals who are interested in shaping the future of healthcare by improving patient outcomes, reducing healthcare costs, and addressing unintended surgical complications.

Interested?

Check out our open roles and intern/co-op positions or just give us a call.
We’d be happy to chat with you about our company, our unique technology and the possibilities of joining our growing and dedicated team in Boston.

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