Phillip C. Thomas is a co-founder
of DOBI Medical Systems and became a member of our Board and the Chief
Executive Officer in December 2003. Mr. Thomas had been the Chief Executive
Officer and a director of DOBI Medical Systems since December 1999, and
for more than one year prior thereto, he was the Chief Executive Officer
of Dynamics Imaging, Inc., a corporation from which DOBI Medical Systems
acquired its DOBI technology and other non-financial assets. Over the
past 25 years, Mr. Thomas has served in a number of public and private
high technology senior executive positions. From September 1992 to January
1997, Mr. Thomas was the Chief Executive Officer for Medication Delivery
Devices, Inc. ("MDD"), a medical device start-up. MDD was sold
to Baxter Healthcare in 1997, four years after its inception. Mr. Thomas
received his B.A. degree from Brigham Young University and has completed
executive development courses at Harvard Business School and Stanford
Frank M. Puthoff joined DOBI Medical Systems as General Counsel in February 2003 and became our General Counsel and Secretary in December 2003. Mr. Puthoff was Executive Vice President - Chief Legal Officer and Secretary of ProxyMed, Inc., a healthcare claims electronic transaction public company, from August 1996 to December 2001. From July 1994 to August 1996, he was Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary for Miami Subs Corporation. Prior thereto, he held executive positions with Ground Round Restaurants, Inc., an affiliate of Hanson PLC, PepsiCo, Inc. and Marriott Corporation. He holds a B.A. degree in Philosophy from Borromeo College, a J.D. degree from the University of Toledo, and an M.A. degree from Barry University. He is a licensed attorney in Ohio and the District of Columbia.
Angelo Secci, M.D. joined us in January 2004 as Vice President Clinical Research. Dr. Secci has worked in clinical research for the past 10 years in various university, biotechnology, and pharmaceutical industry settings. Prior to joining us, Dr. Secci served as Senior Associate Director of Clinical Research at Berlex Laboratories in the field of angiogenesis for the treatment of cardiovascular disease. Previously, he served as Senior Clinical Scientist at Pfizer, Inc. where he was also involved in the development of an angiogenic product for the treatment of cardiovascular disease. Before joining the pharmaceutical industry, Dr. Secci served as Research Associate and Technical Director at the South Bay Heart Watch, at the Torrance UCLA Medical Center, where he participated in basic and clinical research projects in the fields of coronary calcium imaging and cardiovascular disease. Dr. Secci received his M.D. degree in medicine and surgery from the University of Rome, Italy.
A. Robert Sohval, PhD. joined us as Vice President Research and Development in March 2004. Dr. Sohval has worked in the diagnostic imaging industry for more than 25 years and has held executive leadership positions in several private and public companies. Dr. Sohval has been involved in system design and product development of innovative digital radiography detectors, advanced breast imaging systems, and high performance CT scanners, and holds nine patents in medical imaging. He received a B.S. degree and Ph.D. in Physics from Massachusetts Institute of Technology and has completed the Advanced Management Program at the Harvard Business School.
Note: DOBI Medical Systems became DOBI Medical International, Inc. as a result of the Reverse Public Offering in December of 2003.