Flagship Surgical Advisory Board
Rich is a 23 year veteran of the financial services industry. Rich has been with Wells Fargo Advisors for most of his career. He is currently a Regional President in the firm's Private Client Group. A graduate of Trinity College in Hartford, Rich was born and raised in Philadelphia. He currently resides in Warren, NJ with his wife and three children.
Robin M. Gehrmann, MD
Dr. Gehrmann was raised in Brooklyn, NY and attended New York University for his Undergraduate education. He then attended Drexel University School of Medicine where he graduated with his degree in Medicine. After completing his Orthopaedic Residency at Rutgers New Jersey Medical School, he completed a Sports Medicine Fellowship at the prestigious Hospital for University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Gehrmann then served as the Director of Sports Medicine at West Virginia University for several years until moving back to New Jersey. He then served as the Chief of Orthopaedic Sports Medicine for Rutgers New Jersey Medical School for 10 years. Several years ago he went into Private Practice. He still enjoys education and serves as the Residency Site Coordinator at Overlook Hospital in Summit, NJ for the Rutgers Orthopaedic Surgery Residents. He has worked with AANA (Arthroscopy Association of North America) for several years and continues to do so as a Master Instructor, focusing upon Resident education.
Dr. Gehrmann is the Head Team Physician for the Rutgers University-Newark Athletic Teams and devotes a great deal of his practice to the care of athletes and their injuries.
Practice interests include Complex Shoulder Reconstruction, Multi-Ligamentous Knee Injuries and Cartilage Restoration and Transplantation. Dr. Gehrmann has published and lectured extensively on these topics.
Dr. Gehrmann currently practices Orthopaedics at the North Jersey Orthopaedic Group in Millburn, NJ.
Michael P. McCarthy
Michael shares his extensive strategic sales and marketing experience with Flagship Surgical, which he has gained from his tenure at J&J Orthopedics serving in various executive corporate management capacities, and from developing a successful medical device distributorship. Through his direct interaction with sales representatives, physicians and hospital administrators, he has successfully introduced numerous medical device technologies and innovative products to the global healthcare marketplace.
Currently Michael serves as a Managing Partner at Acuitive Technologies, Inc. a medical device incubator/accelerator. Mr. McCarthy received his BS in Business Administration from Villanova University.
Alexander Richard Vaccaro, M.D., PhD, MBA
Dr. Vaccaro graduated Summa Cum Laude from Boston College in 1983 with a B.S. in Biology. He received his M.D. degree from Georgetown University School of Medicine where he was promoted with “Distinction” He earned membership in the Alpha Omega Alpha (AOA) Honor Society and graduated with honors in 1987. He completed a year of Surgical Internship at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, CA and his Orthopaedic Surgery Residency was at Thomas Jefferson University where he graduated in 1992. Dr. Vaccaro completed a Spine Fellowship at the University of San Diego, CA. He earned a PhD in 2007 in the field of Spinal Trauma and an MBA at the Fox school of business at Temple University in Philadelphia in 2015 where he received the Dean’s certificate of excellence.
Dr. Vaccaro is the Richard H. Rothman Professor and Chairman of Orthopaedic Surgery and Professor of Neurosurgery at the Sidney Kimmel Medical College at Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He was the recipient of the Leon Wiltse award given for excellence in leadership and clinical research for spine care by the North American Spine Society (NASS) and is the past President of the American Spinal Injury Association and current President of the Association for Collaborative Spine Research
He has over 610 peer reviewed and 200 non-peer reviewed publications. He has published over 330 book chapters and is the editor of over 46 textbooks and co-editor of OKU-Spine I and editor of OKU-8. Dr. Vaccaro is the Co-Director of the Regional Spinal Cord Injury Center of the Delaware Valley andCo-Chief of Spine Surgery and the Spine Fellowship program at the Sidney Kimmel Medical College at Thomas Jefferson University where he instructs current fellows and residents in the diagnosis and treatment of various spinal problems and disorders.