The People of the JI

Physicians, engineers, and clinical experts dedicated to furthering the vascular and medical device industry.

The Physicians Leading the Charge

Chief Executive Officer & Chief Medical Officer

ADNAN H. SIDDIQUI

Dr. Adnan H. Siddiqui, is Chief Executive Officer & Chief Medical Officer of the Jacobs Institute (JI). His goal is to improve the JI’s current offerings and translate technologies being developed in the Institute’s i2R, or idea to Reality Center, into therapeutic and commercial successes.

Dr. Siddiqui is also vice-chairman...

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Founder & Chief Scientific Consultant

L. NELSON “NICK” HOPKINS

Dr. L. Nelson Hopkins is founder and chief scientific consultant of the Jacobs Institute. He was professor and chairman of the University at Buffalo (UB) Department of Neurosurgery and professor of radiology at the UB School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences from 1989 to 2013. Dr. Hopkins was appointed SUNY...

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Clinical Experts
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Clinical Experts

The Jacobs Institute has close partnerships with Kaleida Health, a private hospital system, and with the University at Buffalo. These partnerships allow for greater access to and collaboration with researchers and physicians specializing in vascular disease. They include neurosurgeons, cardiac surgeons, peripheral vascular surgeons, and cardiac electrophysiology surgeons.
Founder & Chief Scientific Consultant

L. NELSON “NICK” HOPKINS

Chief Executive Officer & Chief Medical Officer

ADNAN H. SIDDIQUI

VIJAY S. IYER

ELAD I. LEVY

CHEE H. KIM

Research Director

JASON DAVIES

JONATHAN RILEY

Research Director

JEFFREY P. MULLIN

SONYA NOOR

KISHOR PHADKE

JOHN POLLINA

RENÉE REYNOLDS

KENNETH SNYDER

DAVID M. ZLOTNICK

Engineering Team
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Engineering Team

Our dynamic team continues to grow, helping the Jacobs Institute remain vibrant and innovative while providing stellar customer service to our clients. We look forward to working with you to help your ideas become reality, to train and educate your employees, and to develop future leaders in biomedical engineering and healthcare in Western New York.
Director, Engineering-Innovation & Product Development

KARI ANASTASIA

Director, Engineering-Pre-Clinical Testing & Product Development

ADAM SPARKS

Staff Engineer

DAN RATHBONE

Senior Program Manager

ALEX GRENNING

Senior Program Manager

DAN LAWRENCE

Senior Program Manager

JESSICA MARTENSEN

Engineering Manager

JOSHUA DAVISON

Senior R&D Engineer

JILLIAN BOGARD

Senior R&D Engineer

MIKE MILLER

Senior R&D Engineer

MICHAEL SZYMCZAK

R&D Engineer

YOUSEF AKKAD

R&D Engineer

ARIANA ALLMAN

R&D Engineer

CLAIRE HILDRETH

R&D Engineer

TYLER RONEKER

R&D Engineer

MICHAEL SPENGLER

Production Supervisor

MICHAEL AVERY

Senior R&D Technician

STEPHEN KRYTUS

Senior R&D Technician

ERIC WOZNIAK

Senior Engineering Technician

TIM RODEMEYER

Regulatory Team
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Regulatory Team

Chief Regulatory Officer / Chief Quality Officer

CARLOS PEÑA

Regulatory Project Manager

CHARLOTTE WEBER

Sr Quality and Regulatory Manager

KEVIN MACDONALD

Quality Officer

KEVIN LAWSON

Sr. Clinical Quality Manager

ELAINE TAINE

Quality Intern

MAXINE DUPIUS

Administration Staff
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Administration Staff

Vice President, Programs

PAM MARCUCCI

Vice President, Finance

TIMOTHY M. KORN, CPA

Director, People & Operations

COURTNEY FLICK

Director, Training

TOM NEMETH

Finance Manager

KATIE MAE KUPIEC

Senior Accountant

ANDREA ADDISON

Benefits & Payroll Specialist

CHRISTINE HARE

Staff Accountant

KAYLEE STOELTING

Training Manager

KELLY CARRETTO

Development Manager

KATIE SIMON

Production Services Manager

JIM HERR

Sr. Data Analyst

Mike Edinger

Board of Directors
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Board of Directors

The Jacobs Institute Board of Directors comprises influential and prestigious leaders from across Western New York. Dedicated to our mission and vision, the Board brings a wealth of experience and generosity that aid our strategic and fundraising efforts.
Chairman

JEREMY M. JACOBS, SR.

Moog Inc., Executive Chairman

ROBERT T. BRADY

Rich Products Corporation, President & CEO

WILLIAM G. GISEL, JR.

Senior Partner & Founder Lippes Mathias Wexler Friedman LLP

GERALD LIPPES

Primary care physician, Concierge medical provider

BRUCE W. MOSKOWITZ

President, State University of New York (SUNY) Buffalo

SATISH K. TRIPATHI

CEO, Kaleida Health

DONALD BOYD

CEO, DELAWARE NORTH AND ALTERNATE GOVERNOR, BOSTON BRUINS

JERRY JACOBS, JR.

The JI's Partnerships

Together We're Advancing New Medical Device Technology & Improving Patient Outcomes

The JI is proud of its strong ties with its medical industry partners. Through these collaborations, we are able to provide excellence in medical device innovation, training, and educational programs.

Digital Donor Wall

Thank You To Our Donors

The JI is a med-tech innovation and education hub for the world and has advanced to new heights due to the support of impactful donors and foundations, which have placed several of them on our Donor Wall of Appreciation. Your monumental support since we first opened our doors in 2012 has been crucial to our progression as a community innovation and education center and the development of next-generation technologies in vascular medicine. Thank you!

Foundation Support

Marilyn Rochwarger

2019

Thank you!

Endowing Benefactor

Scott & Lisa Friedman

Thank you!

Endowing Benefactor

Empire State Development

Thank you!

Endowing Benefactor

Bill & Maryann Kolb

Thank you!

Endowing Benefactor

Dr. Louis Lazar & Dr. Jonathan Miller

Thank you!

Foundation Support

Scott Bieler Foundation

2022

Thank you!

Endowing Benefactor

Lippes Mathias Wexler Friedman LLP

Thank you!

Foundation Support

Dennis J. Siuda

Thank you!

Foundation Support

James H. Cummings Foundation, Inc.

Thank you!

Foundation Support

The M&T Charitable Foundation

Thank you!

Endowing Benefactor

Reginald & Carol Newman

Thank you!

Endowing Benefactor

Brian J. & Candace O’Mara

Thank you!