Joseph Straus, MD, MBA

Joseph Straus

Dr. Straus was on the founding team of Imagine Bio and brings both corporate and entrepreneurial experience to his work. His background spans assessment, development, and commercialization of emerging medical technologies. His advisory work includes years of experience consulting for emerging health tech companies as well as guiding global companies and investors to tap into targeted opportunities in Israel.

Joe began his career with Mallinckrodt, a global pharmaceutical and medical devices company, where he spearheaded the rapid introduction of a first-in-class radiopharmaceutical (OctreoScan®) into the US market. In addition, he served on the company’s new technology assessment and in-licensing team. He founded, organized, and served as the chairman of the Healthcare Across Borders Conferences focused on the medical needs of travelers and expats, and the growing medical tourism market. The meetings were sponsored by Allianz, United Healthcare and other multinationals and were well respected, key events in the International Healthcare sector. Earlier in his career, he worked as a physician with the Red Cross.

Joe hails from the Netherlands and holds an MD from Vrije Universiteit Medical School in Amsterdam, as well as an MBA from the Olin School of Business at Washington University where he was elected to the Beta Gamma Sigma honor society. He is fluent in English, Dutch, and Hebrew, and converses a little in German, just for fun.

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