Helping the Blind To See: Stories and Lessons Learned – Dr. Robert Greenberg
Dr. Robert Greenberg, current Chairman and CEO of Alfred Mann Foundation and former CEO of Second Sight Medical Products, shares his experience at the helm of one of the world’s most innovative medical device companies. Dr. Greenberg discusses lessons learned while working at the FDA and the Alfred Mann Foundation, as well as challenges faced while building the world’s most advanced retinal implant to treat patients with Retinitis Pigmentosa.
About the Guest:
Robert J. Greenberg, M.D., Ph.D., is the Chairman and CEO of the Alfred Mann Foundation. He was a co-founder and former CEO and Chairman of the Board of Second Sight Medical Products, Inc. (NASDAQ: EYES) in Los Angeles, California. Dr. Greenberg is a leader in the field of neural prosthetics – having developed and brought to market the world’s most advanced implantable neural stimulator, the Argus II visual prostheses, to treat retinitis pigmentosa, a form of blindness. Dr. Greenberg was also a medical reviewer at the FDA’s Office of Device Evaluation. Dr. Greenberg is the recipient of numerous honors and awards, has over 260 issued US patents and over 100 international patents, and has published over 60 articles. He received MD and PhD degrees from The Johns Hopkins School of Medicine in Baltimore, Maryland. Dr. Greenberg joined AMF in 2004 as Chairman of the Board of Directors.