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About Auris

This Was a Cause Before It Was a Company


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Our Mission We Are Here to Serve the Patient

We believe in a world where patient care is no longer pre-determined by the limitations of current tools. We create platforms that enhance physician capabilities, evolve minimally invasive techniques, and create new categories of care that redefine optimal patient outcomes.

This is our mission.

Our Story This Is the One that Matters

Over the past 50 years, the introduction of new technologies has ushered in the era of minimally invasive techniques and procedures. Despite accessing the body in less invasive ways, all too often physicians are required to sacrifice healthy tissue, perform multiple interventions, and endure numerous tradeoffs while diagnosing and treating disease.

With the Monarch Platform, Auris will empower physicians with precision and consistency of care across medical intervention. The Monarch Platform improves upon existing minimally invasive techniques by integrating robotics, micro-instrumentation, endoscope design, sensing, and data science into one platform to enable new categories of care. Every element of our technology is driven by patient-centric design aimed at maintaining the integrity of the human body.

Auris Health is led by Dr. Frederic Moll, a physician and visionary entrepreneur with an unrelenting passion and drive for improving patient outcomes. Dr. Moll pioneered the field of surgical robotics starting his first robotics company in 1995. Under Dr. Moll’s leadership, Auris is committed to tackling some of the biggest problems in healthcare. We are developing solutions for a multitude of disease states where the standard treatments may be inconsistent and sub-optimal.

Lung cancer is the first disease in our sight. More patients die every year from lung cancer than from prostate, breast and colon cancer combined. Lung cancer is so deadly because it is usually diagnosed late and treatment can be ineffective. Auris designed the Monarch Platform to allow physicians to accurately access small and hard-to-reach lung nodules early, for diagnosing and targeting treatment.

At Auris, the future of medical intervention has arrived.

Executive Leadership Team

Fred Moll, M.D.

Chief Development Officer, Johnson & Johnson Medical Devices Companies

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Frederic H. Moll, M.D. is the Chief Development Officer for Johnson & Johnson Medical Devices Companies. Fred Moll co-founded Auris and before it was acquired by Johnson & Johnson, he was the CEO of Auris. Prior to Auris, Dr. Moll was a founder of three public companies; Hansen Medical (HNSN) Restoration Robotics (HAIR) and Intuitive Surgical (ISRG). Prior to Intuitive, he served as a founder and medical director of Origin Medsystems, acquired by Eli Lily, and Endotherapeutics, acquired by United States Surgical.


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Josh Defonzo

Chief Operating Officer

Josh has been working with Auris since 2015. He has more than 15 years of experience in the medical device and diagnostic industry. Josh has played instrumental roles commercializing new technologies for companies such as NuVasive, Saint Francis Medical Technologies, Confluent Surgical, NeuroLogica, and Leica Microsystems. Most recently, he was Chief Commercial Officer for CareDx where he led sales and marketing efforts. He received a BA in Economics from University of California, Berkeley.

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Dan Bradford

Vice President of Operations

Dan Bradford joined Auris in 2015 as Vice President of Operations, bringing more than 25 years of experience leading worldwide operations within the medical device industry. He has extensive expertise in the development and commercialization of complex, high-quality medical systems and bringing those products to the healthcare marketplace.
Dan earned a Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration from San Diego State University.

Darrin Chang, Vice President of Finance

Darrin Chang

Vice President of Finance

Darrin joined Auris Health in 2015. He started his career at PwC, then worked for 12 years at Cisco Systems in a variety of roles before joining Auris. Darin came to Auris wanting to be part of a company that was directly impacting the future of healthcare. He graduated from the University of Hawaii. He enjoys spending time with his wife and son. He enjoys going to restaurants, weekend trips to Marin and is an avid concert goer.

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Eric Davidson

Vice President of Sales & Marketing

Eric holds the position of Vice President of Sales and Marketing. He joined the company in Spring of 2016 and is leading the company’s commercialization efforts. Prior to Auris, Eric spent nine years at Intuitive Surgical in marketing with his last position as Vice President of Product Marketing. Eric began his medical device career at Stryker. When not working, Eric enjoys spending time with his wife and three children. Eric holds an MBA from the Stanford Graduate School of Business and a BA from Pomona College.

Bill Green VP of Sales at Auris Health

Bill Green

VICE PRESIDENT OF Sales

Bill has been working with Auris since 2017. He has more than 20 years of experience in the medical device industry with 15 years spent in the thoracic oncology sector. Bill successfully built and led sales teams at both superDimension (acquired by Covidien) and NeuWave Medical (acquired by Johnson & Johnson) prior to joining Auris Health. He received a BA in Business Finance from Duquesne University in Pittsburgh, PA.

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Jeffie Kopczynski

GENERAL COUNSEL

Jeffie is General Counsel at Auris and joined the company in 2018. She has been an attorney in the medical device industry for over 15 years, previously serving as in-house counsel for Medtronic and working with medical device clients at Morrison & Foerster and Fish & Richardson. Jeffie holds an AB in Chemistry from Princeton University and a JD from Harvard Law School. When not working, she likes to spend time with her husband and two children and enjoys skiing, reading and travel.

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Richard Leparmentier

Vice President of Engineering

Richard Leparmentier joined Auris in early 2016 as the Vice President of Engineering where he leads the R&D team. Mr. Leparmentier brings over 20 years of experience in medical device and high-tech sectors in strategic planning and operations across global environments.
Richard holds an engineering degree in Biology and Micromechanics from Ecole Polytechnique in France, A Master from Telecom Paris and a MBA from NYU L. Stern School of Business. Richard cycles daily.

JT Martinez

JT Martinez

VICE PRESIDENT of SUPPORT SERVICES

JT joined Auris in 2017. He is responsible for the service delivery strategy and operations for Field Service, Technical Support, Customer Care, Service Repair and Service Success. JT has nearly 25 years of experience working in various customer support related roles. He has spent most of his career in the medical device industry, working at leading companies like Intuitive Surgical, Abbott Vascular, and Guidant Corporation. JT was born and raised in the Bay Area. When not working, JT enjoys spending time outdoors with his wife and his three boys. He received a BS in Business Management from the University of Phoenix.

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David Mintz

Vice President of Research & Development

David joined Auris in 2012 to build and lead the engineering organization. He brings 20 years of R&D leadership experience, developing complex medical device technologies for companies including Intuitive Surgical, Neoguide, Optimedica and Topcon Medical Laser Systems. David holds an MS in EE from Rensselaer Polytechnic and Bachelor’s degrees in EE and CS from SUNY-Buffalo. When not at work, David enjoys furniture building, Crossfit, and hanging out with his wife and four children.

Joy Sacmar

JOY SACMAR

VICE PRESIDENT OF REGULATORY AFFAIRS and Quality Assurance

Joy M. Sacmar has been with Auris Health since 2016. Previously, Joy Sacmar served as Vice President of Regulatory Affairs & Quality Assurance for Accuray, a publicly traded radiation company. In that role, she was responsible for the regulatory clearance and approval strategies to ensure that new products are accessible to a global market in a timely manner. In addition, Sacmar oversaw quality assurance - heading a global team, spread across several sites, and leading the global management of all Quality Systems activities. Joy M. Sacmar earned a B.S. in Chemistry at Loyola Marymount University.

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