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John Dorman, M.D.

Founder, Chairman
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Patrick West


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John Dorman, M.D.

Founder, Chairman

With over 26 years of experience in the field of medicine, Dr. John K. Dorman, M.D. specializes in neurosurgery, spine surgery, brain disorders, and brain tumors. A member of The American Association of Neurological Surgeons – among others, he advances his field through research, innovation, published articles, and several patented devices.

Dr. Dorman graduated from the University Of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston with a medical degree in 1994 and went on to complete his general surgery internship in Norfolk, Virginia. In addition, he completed a two-year fellowship in pediatric intensive care in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, and went on to finish his neurosurgical residency at The University of New Mexico, in Albuquerque.

Dr. Dorman was certified by the American Board of Neurological Surgery in 2006 and inducted into the American College of Surgeons in 2009. A recipient of multiple prestigious awards, he has been repeatedly recognized for his groundbreaking contributions to the field of medicine.

The University of New Mexico School of Medicine

Neurosurgery Residency

The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston

Doctor of Medicine (M.D.), Medicine

Baylor University

Bachelor’s degree, Biology, General

Patrick West


Patrick West is committed to bringing Dr. Dorman’s visionary surgical navigation technologies to market. He believes these solutions empower and enhance a surgeon’s capabilities with cutting-edge technology that meaningfully reduces radiation exposure, fits seamlessly into the surgical workflow, is cost-effective, and implant agnostic.

Prior to joining Circinus, Patrick was a Partner at Mirus Capital Advisors, a middle-market investment bank in the Boston area, where he advised numberer med-tech clients in transactions from $20M to $200M.

Previously he was an accomplished business founder, executive, and entrepreneur with extensive executive management and M&A experience in the healthcare technology and oil and gas/manufacturing sectors.

DePauw University

Bachelor’s degree

Harvard Business School Executive Education

Executive Education, Marketing / Sales

Commercial Advisors

Jeff Thramann, M.D. Former Founder & Chairman Lanx (spine implants), Founder & Chairman Influence Healthcare (vertically integrated healthcare network), Founder & Executive Chairman Auddia (NSDQ: AUUD) (consumer facing apps)
Jeff Gerstner Founder & President, Gerstner Medical (innovative medical & surgical solutions)
Michael Sinsheimer Former Chairman & Founder Mobius Imaging, LLC, CEO & Former Co-Founder Cardan Robotics, LLC (innovative musculoskeletal imaging and robotics solutions)
Ed Boyajian President & CEO, EDB (subscription software)

Surgeon Advisors

John Chi, M.D., MPH Director Neurosurgical Spinal Cancer, Department of Neurosurgery, Brigham & Women’s Hospital, Boston, MA
Joshua Ammermann, M.D. Medical Director, Chairman of the Department of Surgery and Chief of Neurosurgery, Sibley Memorial Hospital, Washington, DC

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