About Us

Founded in 2015, Explorer Surgical started as a research project at the University of Chicago Medical Center in the Department of Surgery by Jennifer Fried and Dr. Alex Langerman. Dr. Langerman is a speaker and author on surgical ethics, video and data recording in the operating room, operating room efficiency, and clinical care of head and neck cancer patients. Today, the company has a global reach and has several customers, including some of the world's top 10 largest medical device companies.

Our Mission

Explorer Surgical is dedicated to relentlessly innovating and developing scalable digital technologies to put best practices in the hands of all procedural teams. As a leader in creating state-of-the-art solutions, our cutting-edge, cloud-based, digital platform empowers medical device companies to disseminate procedural best practices and remotely connect with providers in real-time. Our goal is to demystify the black box of the operating room with an on-demand procedure playbook, real-time video collaboration and performance tracking tools to support medical device companies, accelerate product adoption, reinforce techniques, and support successful outcomes.

Our Leadership Team

Jennifer Fried, MBA

Chief Executive Officer, Co-Founder

Alex Langerman, MD, SM, FACS

Chief Medical Officer and Co-founder, Board Observer

Eugene Fine

Chief Technology Officer

Rob Stineman

Vice President of Operations

Jim Surek

Vice President of Sales

Patrick Burkhart

Director of Sales

Kelly Michael Alton

Director of Sales

Jaclyn Langosch

Director of Customer Success

Joe Binter

Director of IT

Sherrie Van Oss

Director of Content Marketing

Jayma Sanderson

Director of Finance and HR

Our Board of Directors

Immanuel Thangaraj

Managing Director, Park Lane Ventures / Essex Woodlands

Ned Sheetz

Founder / Managing Partner at Aphelion Capital

Kris Johnson

Former CAO and BU President, Medtronic

Denis Harrington

Former Start-Up CEO and VP Sales, Boston Scientific

Cody Kittle

Elliott Management, Board Observer

Alex Langerman, MD, SM, FACS

Chief Medical Officer and Co-founder, Board Observer

Our Advisors

Hemal Gada, M.D., MBA

President of Heart and Vascular Institute; Medical Director of Structural Heart Program at UPMC Pinnacle

Vasili Karas, M.D., M.S.

Assistant Professor, Dept Orthopaedic Surgery at Midwest Orthopaedics at Rush

Art Collins

Former CEO, Medtronic, Senior Advisor

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414 North Orleans St, Suite 306
Chicago, IL 60654
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