Visiting Professor, DGIST & Solbridge International School of Business
Prof Ogan Gurel holds academic appointments as a Visiting Professor at the Daegu Gyeongbuk Institute of Science & Technology (DGIST) and Solbridge International School of Business, with previous DGIST positions as Vice-Chair & Distinguished Invited Professor in the Management of Innovation program. In the innovation world, Dr. Gurel is also Chief Strategy Officer at CTCells, Chief Marketing Officer for Eidware / SoundMind (Seoul), Advisor for the CREST-Malaysia Digital Health Cluster and a Venture Partner at The Yozma Group, with previous executive roles as Chief Scientific Officer for FRT – Field Robot Technology, CEO at NovumWaves (Seoul), Acting Chief Medical Officer at Nessa Hearing (Singapore), and Advisor at Frasen (Seoul).
Ogan served over four years as a Director in the CTO office (MOT & Open Innovation groups) at the Samsung Advanced Institute of Technology (SAIT) and prior to that was VP & Medical Director at Sg2, a leading U.S.-based healthcare consultancy. Dr. Gurel's over 35 years of experience spans multiple sectors: biomedical science, clinical medicine, strategy consulting, marketing, business development, executive management, marketing, and R&D management, with domain expertise in medical devices, digital healthcare, healthcare IT, molecular biophysics, and medical imaging.
Prior to surgical training at the Massachusetts General Hospital, he obtained an MD degree Alpha Omega Alpha from Columbia University, also doing graduate work in structural biology (M.Phil degree) and earned a Bachelor’s in Biochemical Sciences cum laude from Harvard College. Authoring 14 peer-reviewed scholarly papers, presenting nearly 200 conference proceedings and co-inventor on ten patent applications (four granted), Dr. Gurel has also given keynote addresses and other speeches at business and scientific conferences and seminars worldwide.
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