Dr. Jerry Blaivas is co-founder of Symptelligence, Chief Scientific Officer and an executive board member. An internationally renowned urologist with over thirty years of clinical experience, he is Professor of Urology, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai and a preeminent surgeon, academician, educator, writer and editor with an impeccable reputation for honesty and compassion.
Widely acknowledged as a thought leader and someone who thinks outside the box, Dr. Blaivas was one of the originators of urodynamics and pioneered many of the current surgical procedures to correct stress incontinence, BPH, urinary fistulas, urethral diverticulum, overactive bladder and neurogenic bladder.He is and has been a consultant and medical advisory board member for innumerable big Pharma companies, medical device makers and medical startups as well as consultant/advisor to venture capitalist and not-for profit granting agencies.
He has chaired and/or been a member of numerous guideline and standardization committees on stress incontinence in women (American Urologic Association [AUA], Agency for Health Care & Policy review), BPH in men (AUA), nocturia and lower urinary tract terminology (International Continence Society).
He is former President of the Urodynamics Society and the recipient of numerous awards, including the Ferdinand C. Valentine Medal from the New York Academy of Medicine, the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Society for Urodynamics and Female Urology, the Victor A. Politano Award from the American Urological Association, the F. Brantley Scott M.D. Award from the American Foundation for Urologic Disease, the J. Marion Sims Award from the American Uro-Gynecologic Society and the Paul Zimskind Award from the Urodynamic Society.
In addition, Dr. Blaivas has consistently been listed in Castle Connolly’s America’s Top Doctors, New York Magazine’s Best Doctors and Top Doctors: New York from the publications’ inception in 1992 to the present.
Dr. Blaivas is the Founder of the major scientific journal Neurourology & Urodynamics and was Editor-in-Chief from 1982-2006. He has been on the editorial boards of numerous peer review journals and is the author of over 400 peer review scientific articles, book chapters and reviews and has edited seven books. He is a member of numerous professional societies, including the prestigous American Association of Genitourinary Surgeons, American Urological Association, Society for Urodynamics and Female Urology, , and the International Continence Society. He is a past member of the prestigious Society of Pelvic Surgeons and the American Urogynecologic Society.
Dr. Blaivas founded the not-for-profit organization, the Institute for Bladder and Prostate Research, which is dedicated to research relating to the lower urinary tract and female genital tract. In addition, he is the author of a book for the lay public on bladder and prostate conditions entitled, Conquering Bladder and Prostate Problems; an Authoritative Guide for Men and Women.
Dr. Blaivas has taken his 40 years of medical knowledge and expertise to connect patients and physicians with Symptelligence.
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Chief Technology Officer
Jeffrey Schwartz has more than 25 years of experience in information technology, software development, enterprise risk management, regulatory compliance and operations. Mr. Schwartz has developed and deployed complex IT production infrastructures in support of financial, health care, and life sciences companies, as well as regulatory risk management solutions for clinical trial management and pharma applications.
Jeff has experience with the development of software/firmware for remote medical sensor devices and has extensive experience in large-scale data operations, IT architecture, SaaS operations, systems and services integration.