Medical; Health; MedTech; Opthamology
Richard Awdeh, MD, Chief Executive Officer and Founder of CheckedUp, is a dedicated medical technology entrepreneur & highly regarded practicing ophthalmologist who founded CheckedUp in 2012 to create a pathway of revolutionizing the way doctors care for their patients and empowering patients’ decisions through the point of care education.
In addition to his work at CheckedUp, Dr. Awdeh continues his surgical practice at the Bascom Palmer Eye Institute, as a Cornea-Refractive Surgeon and Professor. He also serves as Chairman of the FDA Dermatologic and Ophthalmic Drugs Advisory Committee. In 2010, he founded a medical technology incubator, Cirle, that develops state-of-the-art medical devices for use in ophthalmic surgeries. The company maintains a robust research and development pipeline and developed a 3-dimensional surgical navigation system for eye surgery, which has recently been registered with the U.S. FDA.
Dr. Awdeh serves on the Yale University CBIT Board of Directors and lectures at the Yale University School of Management on Healthcare Innovation and New Venture Creation. He is widely published and lectures around the world on ophthalmic disease and interventions.
In his personal time, Dr. Awdeh enjoys traveling, visiting his twin nephews, and supporting non-profit benefits such as St Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital, Seed Global Health, and Amigos For Kids.
Location: New York, NY