Doug Leach serves as the Managing Director of Biomechanical Innovation for the Global Innovation Institute at the Hospital for Special Surgery. His role is focused on driving the discovery, assessment, development, and commercialization functions related to musculoskeletal devices at HSS. Doug is a key connection between the HSS surgeon community and medical staff, the Department of Biomechanical Engineering, and our growing list of commercial partners, with the goal of leveraging the HSS core competency of device innovations to drive improvement in musculoskeletal care and commercial success.
A biomechanical engineer by training, Doug comes to HSS with more than 25 years of experience in the orthopedic device industry across R&D, product marketing, and business management functions. He has experience in both large corporate settings and early-stage technology companies, having served as a former VP with Stryker Corp managing various functions of their $1.4B knee franchise, as well as SVP at OrthoSensor, Inc. responsible for product development and marketing of sensor based instrument and implant platforms.