Sanovas is led by an experienced team of medical device executives. This team has launched hundreds of medical devices and has deep roots in visualization and interventional technologies.
Dr. Jerry Katzman is the Company’s Chief Executive Officer, President, and Chairman of the Board of Directors. Dr. Katzman has always been an entrepreneur, scientist, and pioneer in medical science. His focus has targeted various biotechnology companies, biopharma, and Wall Street. Upon completion of his medical training, Dr. Katzman joined a multi-specialty group practice in Brandon, FL where he founded and established the group’s department of ophthalmology.
He then entered into a private practice where he designed and built one of the first state-licensed in office freestanding ambulatory surgical centers. The center also provided a multitude of services, including pharmacy, audiology, retinal dx, and treatment, as well as, general eye care, eye surgery and optical. In 1993, Dr. Katzman founded EyeCare International, the nation’s first and largest non-insurance based discount vision network consisting of over 13,000 provider locations.
After 17 years with Amacore Group, Inc. (successor to EyeCare International) retired as its Chief Medical Officer and continued his work on healthcare initiatives to promote affordable healthcare and an emergency electronic medical records program.
Thereafter, in 2008, co-founded Core Corporate Consulting Group, Inc. a private company designed to purchase and rejuvenate ailing public companies which were headed into bankruptcy.
In 2013, founded Disruptor Technologies Inc., a marketing and consulting company, and served as the CEO. Disruptor was developed to research, identify, evaluate, obtain, develop, promote, manufacture, and/or market groundbreaking technologies in health and science.
Dr. Katzman is also the host of the podcast Healthy, Strong, and Active: Your Strategy for Life.
Dr. Katzman graduated from Boston University with a B.S. in Biomedical Engineering in 1974 and thereafter earned his M.D. from the Universidad de Guadalajara in Jalisco, Mexico.
Dr. Gould graduated from Bowdoin College and received an MD from Columbia’s College of Physicians and Surgeons. He served his internship at the 1stMedical Division, Bellevue Hospital and was a resident at the Manhattan Eye, Ear & Throat Hospital, where, as senior resident, he initiated the Contact Lens Clinic. He continued his medical studies at the Institute of Ophthalmology (London), Harvard Medical School, and the Downstate Medical Center, NY, where he received a corneal fellowship which included Moorfields Eye Hospital, London.
He was a co-founder of the Contact Lens Society of Ophthalmologists and the New York Intraocular Lens Implant Society. He was a founding member of the American Intraocular Lens Implant Society, now ASCRS, was elected to the International Intraocular Lens Implant Club (IIIC), and later was a founding member of the International Society of Refractive Surgery. Dr.
Gould was the founder and first president of the New York Keratorefractive Society. He has been a Teaching Fellow at State University of New York, was Assistant Clinical Professor in Ophthalmology at State University of New York (Downstate), Associate Clinical Professor at New York Medical College, and served as an Instructor at the American Academy of Ophthalmology.
Numerous presentations were made to professional associations in the US and throughout the world, including ophthalmological meetings in Athens, Prague, Stockholm, London, Vienna, Milan, Alexandria (Egypt), Shanghai, Korea, Algarve (Portugal) and Cannes, where he was also awarded a Bronze Medal from the Cannes Film Festival (Best Surgical Film: Corneal Transplant & Intra-Ocular Lens Implantation). He has published over 80 articles and chapters in professional books and journals.
He has numerous professional memberships.
He implanted the first intraocular lens in China with the IIIC. He trained in Russia and introduced radial keratotomy to the US and later helped develop the lasik technique. He had one of the first lasers in NYC after FDA approval, and later helped set up the laser center at the New York Eye and Ear Infirmary. He served as a Major in the U.S. Air Force, where he served as a Flight Surgeon, for five years.
Richard D. Wyatt lives in Greenville, SC with his wife Pam (Fenning) Wyatt and trusty Irish Terrier, Chloe. He is ten years retired from the DC Federal Government and enjoys golfing, fishing, reading, and gardening. Since leaving the big city, he has found joy in tilting at homeowner association (HOA) windmills and writing about himself in the third person. He served on the Board of Directors of Swift Island (Mount Gilead, NC) HOA and Carshalton By The Bay (Lyman, SC) HOA in capacities as member-at-large and President. Both HOA positions required significant levels of effort, including questioning long term contracts/relationships and saving significant homeowner funds as a result. During his time as HOA Board member(s) he also competed multiple contracts, wrote HOA bylaws, rewrote homeowner covenants, initiated two reserve fund studies, and developed two HOA websites. Mr. Wyatt has also volunteered his time as a tax return preparer for lowincome seniors thru AARP/United Way and mentored middle school students thru Communities in Schools.
Mr. Wyatt studied at Florida State University and graduated magna cum laude majoring in Math/Computer Science and minoring in business management. Mr. Wyatt worked thirty three years for the Federal Government while living in northern Virginia. During seven years with the Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA) he held positions as computer programmer and branch manager. During 26 years with the Central Intelligence Agency he programmed computers, engineered computer networks, managed projects, managed contracts and completed his career as the Division Manager for Telephone engineering. He attained Level 3 (of 4) certification for contract management, Level 3 (of 4) for project management and certified as a Cisco Network Professional (CCNP). As a CIA manager of people, contracts, and budget, his main responsibility was to be a good steward of the taxpayer's money as well as do his part to produce finished intelligence for executive decision makers. Performing these duties honed Mr. Wyatt's skills in tactical planning, strategic planning, budget management, work content management, interpersonal skills, and open communication. As a contract manager, Mr. Wyatt followed fair competition processes and open communications as defined in Federal Acquisition Regulations (FAR).