Hi - My name is Lloyd Marks and I recognize that I'm a very fortunate man.  I've had a fulfilling life, most importantly by having a wonderful family and friends. But I've also had the opportunity to be a doctor, engineer, businessman, consultant and educator. I've inventedmedical devices and sporting goods, founded a medical device company, started a medical technology consulting business,  and have startups that are  commercializing safety devices for skiing and scuba diving. I also  have fun hobbies including sailing, guitar, scuba, skiing, and photography.

My wife, Janice, and I recently relocated to Tampa to live near my son and grandchildren. To my pleasant surprise, I discovered that Tampa is a hotbed of medical technology entrepreneurship, an area that is near and dear to my heart. In relatively short order, I've become an  Entrepreneur in Residence at the Lowth Entrepreneurship Center at the University of Tampa (where I'm putting together a course teaching the basics of intellectual property protection to their students and mentoring startup companies), a medical advisor to NeuroEM,  a startup that is developing a device that may provide a non-invasive treatment for Alzheimer's disease, and a mentor at the University of Florida's University of Florida's Nault Center for Entrepreneurship, where I'm also on a committee that is helping their technology transfer office license their rather substantial patent portfolio). I'm also resurrecting the Tampa chapter of SoPE (the Society of Physician Entrepreneurs).

Professional Career:

I have a B.S. in electrical engineering from M.I.T.  and went to medical school at the University of Michigan. After internship at  UC San Diego and residency at Children's Hospital National Medical Center, I trained as a pediatric cardiologist at Johns Hopkins, where I was exposed to interventional pediatric cardiology at its inception. I was in academic medicine for 15 years, first as as a pediatric cardiologist at the State University of New York at Stony Brook,  then Director of the Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory at St. Christopher's Hospital for Children and, finally, as the Chief of the Division of Pediatric Cardiology at the Children's Hospital of NJ. I then went into private practice for 18 years.

Throughout my career I've always been active in both medicine and engineering. I have 20 medical device patents, most of which have been assigned and/or licensed, and a startup company, MGI Medical, LLC, which is commercializing one of my inventions, the "Pulse Flowmeter'" which can detect occult hemorrhage, well before the blood pressure drops,  in patients with post-operative blood loss or GI bleeding. I also have patents on sporting good devices for camping, skiing, hockey, and scuba diving. After closing my clinical practice in 2015,  I  received an MBA from the Haslam School of Business, at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, where I developed lifelong friendships with other business oriented physicians.

Personal Life:

My wife, Janice Siegel, and I have been together for more than 50 years. Janice has had a stellar career as a litigator for the EEOC, the Division of Land and Natural Resources at the Justice Department, an Assistant US Attorney for the Eastern District and New York, and a specialist in environmental class action litigation in private practice. Among her proudest achievements is playing an important role in having 5 pristine rivers in Northern California declared "Wild and Scenic," thereby preventing commercial development; they remain so designated to this day - and the rivers are truly spectacular. I call them the "STEAK Rivers" - the Smith, Trinity, Eel, American and Klamath. She is also a political junkie and community activist. She is on the board and a legal advisor to "The Friends of Brightwood Park" which is devoted to keeping a local nature sanctuary in our prior town of Westfield, NJ, in good condition and preventing it from being used for inappropriate activities.

My older son, Matthew, is a barber and an advanced ski instructor at Stowe, VT. Matt is an expert Telemark skier, which he has taken to a new level by creating what can only be described as "ski dancing." Have a look at his Instagram channel where he has over 18,000 followers. Matt and I recently came up with and patented a new skier safely and convenience device that we call "Monkey Straps" and we've started a company to try and commercialize it.

For a current, detailed view of my background, check out my LinkedIn profile, which I try to keep up to date.

Lloyd Marks