December 27, 2015

Leadership Team

Development Team

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
Professor of Orthopedic Surgery




Mark Erikson, MD
Children’s Hospital Colorado
Chairman, Pediatric Orthopedics




Peter Newton, MD
Rady Children’s Hospital
Chief of Orthopedics and Scoliosis




Green Sun Leadership Team

Jamie Haggard, CEO, Co-Founder
CorelinkBacterinBiomet, Lanx, Globus, Synthes, Zimmer

Mr. Haggard has over 20 years of award winning experience in the spine and orthopedic industry. In his career, he has helped launch disruptive technologies, including the artificial disc and lateral spine fusion implants. He has helped train hundreds of surgeons on these new procedures in cadaver labs. Mr. Haggard has held various sales management and training roles with multiple orthopedic companies. He founded Green Sun Medical to improve the quality of life for the children effected by scoliosis.

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

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 2017. 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.

Business Advisors

Cynthia Ansari, Board Member, Commercialization Advisor
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.



Steve Deitsch, Board Member
Former – Vice President, Finance, Global Reconstructive & Global Operations Zimmer, Chief Financial Officer Lanx, CFO-Spine, Microfixation, and Bone Healing Zimmer Biomet, CFO Coalfire Systems.



Luke Stikeleather, Board Advisor
President, National Scoliosis Center, Associate Fellow Scoliosis Research Society, Founding Member of SOSORT, international Society of Spinal Orthopedic and Rehabilitation Treatment