Scientific Advisory Board (SAB)
Sigurd Berven, MD
University of California San Francisco
Professor of Orthopedic Surgery
James Sanders, MD
University of Rochester Medical Center
Professor, Department of Orthopedics
David L Skaggs, MD, MMM
Childrens Hospital Los Angeles
Chief of Orthopedic Surgery | Director of Spine Surgery
Isador Lieberman, MD
Texas Back Institute
Director of the Scoliosis and Spine Tumor Center
Michael Ain, MD
Johns Hopkins Hospital
Associate Professor of Orthopedic Surgery
Mark Erikson, MD
Children’s Hospital Colorado
Chairman, Pediatric Orthopedics
Green Sun Leadership Team
Jamie Haggard, Co-Founder
Corelink, Bacterin, Biomet, Lanx, Globus, Synthes, Zimmer
Jamie Haggard co-founded Green Sun Medical in 2013 and is currently Board Chair and Chief Executive Officer. Green Sun Medical is a medical device company that is transforming the treatment of scoliosis. He comes to Green Sun Medical with over 20 years of award-winning executive experience in the spine and orthopedic industry. Prior to founding Green Sun Medical, he had VP of sales positions at Corelink and Biomet. During his career, he has helped launch disruptive technologies such as the artificial disc replacement and lateral spine fusion implants. In addition, he was named to AdvaMed’s Orthopedic Sector, Digital Health Executive Leadership Team, and Pediatric Working Group.
Mr. Haggard received a degree in Molecular Biology from Western Colorado State University where he was also awarded the Thorton Research Scholarship. While attending Western, he was also captain of the Ice Hockey Team and Team Leader of the Mountain Rescue Team. He has also completed a certificate course in Disruptive Innovation from Harvard Business School.
Mr. Haggard has a passion for helping pediatric medical device companies which focus on improving healthcare outcomes. His other pursuits have included founding and directing Camp Wapiyapi for children with cancer as well as coaching youth hockey. He presently lives in Fort Collins, Colorado, with his wife and two young boys.
Matthew Thompson, CTO
Chief Technical Officer- Reduction Technologies, Aesculap
Matthew has twenty years of experience in biomechanical engineering and entrepreneurial endeavors. Through his career, he has served as CEO of a venture-backed medical device startup and consulted for medical device companies large and small. Matthew has directed research and development efforts for several medical devices, excelling at capital efficiency and effective engineering processes. He currently lives in the San Francisco Bay Area and leverages his extensive network to build agile teams.
Paul Thompson, Chief Strategic Officer
Ice Energy, Cytologic, Teledyne
Paul Thompson co-founded Green Sun Medical with Jamie Haggard and Matthew Thompson in 2015, as their Chief Strategic Officer. In that time he was indispensable in securing intellectual property and crafting the direction of the company. Sadly, Paul passed away as a result of heart failure in August of this year. He leaves behind a wife, two daughters, and a great many friends and business associates whose lives were enriched by his love, humor, and dedicated contributions. Green Sun Medical is indebted to Paul for his passion, vision, and his tireless pursuit of improving the lives of others through innovation and action. Paul’s commitment to the cause of scoliosis treatment will be a foundation to Green Sun’s mission for many years to come.
Former – Global VP of Marketing for Stryker Spine, President and CEO of Vision Sciences (NASDAQ -VSCI), VP U.S. Marketing and Global Safety Software Pfizer.
Former – Vice President, Finance, Global Reconstructive & Global Operations Zimmer, Chief Financial Officer Lanx, CFO-Spine, Microfixation, and Bone Healing Zimmer Biomet, CFO Coalfire Systems.
President, National Scoliosis Center, Associate Fellow Scoliosis Research Society, Founding Member of SOSORT, international Society of Spinal Orthopedic and Rehabilitation Treatment