People: ArthroCare Corp (ARTC.O)
7 Mar 2014
Dr. Barbara D. Boyan, Ph.D., is Independent Director of ArthroCare Corp., since March 2004. Beginning January 1, 2013, Dr. Boyan became Dean of the School of Engineering at the Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond Virginia, where she also holds the William H. and Alice T. Goodwin Chair in Biomedical Engineering. From 2002 until 2012, Dr. Boyan was a Professor in the Wallace H. Coulter Department of Biomedical Engineering at Georgia Tech and Emory University, Georgia Institute of Technology in Atlanta, Georgia. During the same time frame, Dr. Boyan has also held the Price Gilbert, Jr. Chair in Tissue Engineering at the Georgia Institute of Technology. In 2012, Dr. Boyan was elected to the National Academy of Engineering. Dr. Boyan was Deputy Director for Research, Georgia Tech/Emory Center for Engineering of Living Tissues, Georgia Institute of Technology, until 2008 when she assumed the position of Associate Dean for Research and Innovation in Georgia Tech's College of Engineering. From 1981 to 2002, Dr. Boyan was Professor and Vice Chair for Research, Department of Orthopedics at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, where she also served as Director, Industry University Cooperative Research Center and Director, Center for the Enhancement of the Biology/Biomaterials Interface. Dr. Boyan is a founder of Osteobiologics, Inc., an orthopedic device company that was acquired by Smith & Nephew. She also served on the board of directors of IsoTis, Inc. and presently serves on the boards of Carticept Medical, Inc and Cativa, Inc. Most recently, she founded SpherIngenics, Inc., a stem cell delivery company, and serves as its Chief Scientific Officer. Dr. Boyan is a consultant to several companies, including: Exactech, Inc.; Musculoskeletal Transplant Foundation; NuVasive, Inc.; Spineology, Inc.; Henry Schein, Inc.; Ace Medical, Inc; and Institut Straumann AG. Dr. Boyan holds a B.A., M.A. and Ph.D. in biology from Rice University.
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