To become the standard of care for the delivery of cannulated instruments and implants, while always advancing MIS surgery for the good of the patients who receive them.
SafeWire is a spine and orthopedic instrument company committed to improving MIS procedures. With the evolution of less invasive procedures new techniques and technologies have risen. The minimally invasive sector is still evolving and with these new techniques some common instruments and techniques are still being utilized from earlier open procedures. It is our goal to bring new technology and materials into the arena of MIS surgery to complement this growing new sector.
Wyatt Geist is the founder, CEO and Chairman of SafeWire™. He is the inventor of SafeWire’s™. first two products; Y-Wire® and Tiger Needle®. Mr. Geist has a Bachelor’s degree in Microbiology from Auburn University. He brings more than 20 years of healthcare related experience to Safewire as well as an extensive background in sales and product development for medical devices. He has served as a Clinical Chemist, Medical Device Sales Representative and Distributor for Medical Devices where he has won numerous awards for Distributor of the Year with NuVasive and Trans1.
Mr. Geist has developed and patented many devices and currently holds management positions with MagRod™ as Co-Founder, Co-Director and Co-inventor of the patented magnetically-enabled rod delivery system for minimally invasive spinal procedures.
VICE PRESIDENT, SALES AND STRATEGIC DEVELOPMENT
Sean Kane is SafeWire’s Vice President of Sales. His responsibilities include executive oversight and leadership of SafeWire’s worldwide Minimally Invasive Spinal Solutions Sales Division. Additionally, he is manager of corporate marketing and strategic planning. Mr. Kane has over 17 years of sales, clinical and executive management experience in the medical device industry. Prior to joining SafeWire, he was the President of Kane Medical and Audubon Surgical and held various management and leadership positions with industry giants such as Johnson & Johnson, DJ Ortho (formerly SmithNephew DonJoy), DePuy OrthoTech and Depuy Synthes. As a medical device sales representative and distributor for medical devices, he has won numerous awards for Representative of the Year and President’s Council with DePuy Synthes. Mr. Kane received a B.S. degree in Biology with a minor in Chemistry from Loyola University in New Orleans and completed his Masters degree in Corporate Management from the A. B. Freeman School of Business, Tulane University.
Ray Johnson is currently the President of Cytonics, a developer of diagnostics and treatments for back and joint pain. His areas of expertise are in the fields of financial management and leadership. Previously he was President of Atlas Spine, a spine implant company located in South Florida. From 1993 to 2004, Mr. Johnson was President of Doyen Medipharm in Lakeland, Florida which he co-founded. He currently serves as Chairman for the City of Jupiter Economic Development Advisory Board. He is also the Founder / Chairman of the Early Stage Biotech Company Coalition.
Robert Isaacs, MD
Robert Isaacs, MD, is a neurosurgeon currently serving as Director of Spine Surgery at Duke University Medical Center in Durham, NC. He formerly served as Fellowship Director and Head of Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery at the Cleveland Clinic Florida Spine Institute.
Dr. Isaacs is an innovator and leading expert in minimally invasive spine surgery. Fellowship-trained in both complex and endoscopic spine surgery, Dr. Isaacs has performed thousands of minimally invasive spine surgeries. He trains physicians across the country in complex spinal surgery, minimally invasive spine surgery, minimally invasive spinal fusion and thoracoscopic spine surgery.
Dr. Isaacs received his medical degree from the Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, TX. He completed his residency in the Department of Neurosurgery at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, TN. During his residency, Dr. Isaacs received additional neurology training as a visiting resident at the Barrow Neurological Institute in Phoenix, AZ. He also completed a research fellowship in the Department of Chemical, Bio and Materials Engineering at Arizona State University in Tempe, AZ and a clinical spine fellowship at the Chicago Institute of Neurosurgery and Neuroresearch at Rush University in Chicago, IL under the direction of Richard Fessler, MD, PhD. He is currently Associate Professor of Neurosurgery at Duke University Medical Center and head of their spine program.