Director, MedStar Inventor Services
Stephen directs the technology commercialization operations of MedStar Inventor Services. Overseeing MedStar Health’s inventions from conception to market, Stephen evaluates, develops, protects, and negotiates licensing agreements. Bringing the culture of innovation to all MedStar associates through invention development and the MInnovations program is a unique fringe benefit. Stephen particularly enjoys speaking about the benefits and challenges of innovation commercialization to MedStar associates and at national conferences.
Prior to his current role, Stephen spent four years as technology licensing officer with the University of Maryland, Baltimore Office of Technology Transfer, where he negotiated over 30 license agreements and assisted in obtaining more than $300,000 in proof-of-concept awards. With a background in molecular biology, Stephen researched the mechanisms of salt regulation and hypertension, skeletal muscle gene expression and regulation, and the effects of various narcotics on their endogenous receptors at the University of Maryland, Baltimore and the National Institutes of Health (Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development and National Institute on Drug Abuse), respectively.
Stephen holds a bachelor’s degree in biology and a master’s degree in applied molecular biology, both from the University of Maryland, Baltimore County and an MBA in executive management from the Joseph Sellinger School of Business, Loyola University. Stephen enjoys spending time with his wife and two children, kayaking Baltimore’s Inner Harbor, and playing guitar in an indie rock band.