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Team

OncoGenesis has been able to attract highly talented and proven executives to the management team.  These individuals are all very committed to the success of OncoGenesis, as evidenced by their investment into the organization.

Peter Gombrich — Chairman & Founder

Peter Gombrich is a serial entrepreneur having successfully founded three medical device companies. Peter founded OncoGenesis (previously CerMed) in 2008, and has been working in the field of molecular diagnostics for women’s health for over 10 years. Previously, Peter founded and led Accumed/Molecular Diagnostics, a cytopathic laboratory products company, which he took public. He founded and served as CEO of CliniCom, a provider of bedside clinical information, which was later acquired by McKesson. Prior to these experiences, Peter co-founded St. Jude Medical, the largest heart valve company in the world. Peter holds a BSc degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Denver, Colorado, and an MBA from the University of Denver, Colorado.

Paul Vichi — SVP, Technology & Product Development

Paul Vichi, Ph.D. Over 25 years experience in academia and industry related to pharmacology, oncology, biomedical technologies and materials sciences, including VP and Chief Scientific Officer for MATRX Pharmaceuticals, Inc., Chief Development and Technical Officer, and founding member at Cermed Corporation, the predecessor to OncoGenesis; and Senior Scientist for R&D at Diffraction, LTD., and Creative MicroSystems Corp, which specialize in microfabrication and nanostructuring for prototype microfluidic devices, and diffractive optical elements. A former faculty member at the University of Vermont (UVM). Dr. Vichi earned a Ph.D. in Cellular & Molecular Biology from the UVM and completed postdoctoral fellowships in Molecular Physiology and Biophysics at UVM, and Cancer Biology at the Institut Genetique, et de Biologie, Moleculaire et Cellulaire (IGBMC), Strasbourg, France.

Nam Kim — VP, Biochemistry & Assay Development

Dr. Kim is an experienced research and development scientist and manager with a track record of successfully implementing and executing development projects. He has over 20 years of experience in the pharma/biotech industry with expertise in the development of novel biomarkers and diagnostic tests. Dr. Kim holds both a Ph.D. and MSc in Microbiology from the University of Toronto, Canada, and a B.Sc. in Microbiology from UCLA.  He has been awarded numerous grants to conduct research in the field of cancer.

Sholeh Jahanfard — VP, Business & Market Development

Sholeh brings over 25 years of experience in Clinical Diagnostics, with focus in women’s health in the field of Cervical Cancer for the last 8 years. Having experience in Clinical Laboratory, Field Application and Business Development, she can identify and address any obstacle for launching our products.