This presentation will provide a historical perspective on the evolution of peripheral nerve repair using allograft tissue and a summary of clinical applications. This will set up the second presentation, which will dive into peripheral nerve tissue banking.
Speakers: Ivan Ducic, MD and Erick DeVinney
Date: February 6, 2019
Time: 2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. EST
Ivica (Ivan) Ducic joined AxoGen as Medical Director in January 2017. Dr. Ducic is a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon with additional training and expertise in peripheral nerve surgery. He received his medical degree in 1991 from the University of Zagreb School of Medicine (Croatia, Europe), and a Ph.D. degree in 1995 in Neuroscience. Upon completing plastic surgery training at Georgetown University Hospital in 2002, he entered a one-year peripheral nerve surgery fellowship. He then joined the full-time faculty practice at Georgetown University Hospital Department of Plastic Surgery in August 2003, where he served as the Professor of Plastic Surgery and Neurosurgery and he is the Founder/Director of their Peripheral Nerve Surgery Institute. Dr. Ducic established his own practice in 2014, the Washington Nerve Institute in McLean, VA, where he continues to practice today. Among his many accomplishments, Dr. Ducic is the past president of American Society for Peripheral Nerve. He has also served on many committees, served as journal editor for peripheral nerve focused research, published over 90 peer-reviewed papers, authored 15 book chapters, and has been a prolific educator both nationally and internationally on the diagnosis and treatment of peripheral nerve injury.
Mr. DeVinney joined AxoGen Corporation in April 2007. He has served as Vice President of Clinical and Translational Sciences for AxoGen, Inc. since January 2014. Prior to his current role, he served as Director of Clinical and Translational Sciences for AxoGen, Inc. from November 2011 to January 2014 and for AxoGen Corporation from April 2007 to January 2014. Erick has over fifteen years of experience in the successful planning and management of clinical trials. He has a diverse background including research at a large academic facility and management of clinical operations for a medical device and pharmaceutical company. Erick has been involved in clinical research at Medical College of Virginia Hospitals, National Clinical Research, PRA International, and Angiotech. He has been involved in the successful submission of eight IDE or NDA applications as well as numerous 510(k)s. He has a B.S. in Chemistry from Virginia Commonwealth University.