SurgeonCheck was a cause long before it was a company. We are on a bold mission to bring healthcare into
a new era; one where complete transparency of surgeon quality is the standard and integrity becomes
the common thread that drives data, surgeons and decision making at the highest levels.
Join us in making a difference that echoes long after the procedure ends
by challenging the status quo and championing transparency.

Our Mavericks

SurgeonCheck | Marc Granson

Marc Granson, MD

Founder & CEO

Marc is the founder and CEO of SurgeonCheck. Previously, he was a practicing vascular surgeon for 33 years and the founding member of a 45-person, multi-specialty group practice, which included vascular surgeons, radiologists, and cardiologists. Marc’s practice was the first in the nation to combine interventional radiology and vascular surgery to focus on best serving patients rather than competing financially. He served as Chair of Surgery for St. Luke’s University Health Network from 2003 to 2016. While Marc was Chair of Surgery, he realized employers, health plans, and hospitals did not have a comprehensive tool to analyze the quality and cost of their surgeons, and patients had no way to objectively choose their surgeon. With this in mind, he developed the SurgeonCheck platform. In late 2016, Marc stepped down as Chair of Surgery to dedicate all his energy to SurgeonCheck. He earned a B.S. from Indiana University, where he played on the freshman basketball team, and earned an M.D. from Temple University School of Medicine. Marc completed his general surgery residency at the University of Southern California and his fellowship in vascular surgery at the University of Pennsylvania. He currently serves on the board of the United Way Greater Lehigh Valley, the advisory council for Truth for Women, and the President’s advisory board for Moravian College. When Marc isn't pursuing his mission to bring transparency to surgical outcomes, you can find him golfing, water skiing, biking, taking megaformer classes, watching college basketball and lacrosse, or spending time with his seven grandchildren.
SurgeonCheck | Ralph Shields

Ralph Shields

Director of Product Development

Ralph coordinates SurgeonCheck’s product development. He has extensive experience in enterprise performance management, including dozens of quality measurement systems implementations and business planning for large corporations. Prior to joining the SurgeonCheck team, Ralph held a variety of roles in product development, strategic marketing, sales, and implementation services.  He earned a B.S. in Industrial Engineering from Lehigh University and an M.B.A from Moravian College.  If he ever has free time, Ralph’s first choice of activities would be skiing, golfing, or mountain biking. A bonus would be to travel to a destination where more than one of his favorite activities can be done in the same day.
SurgeonCheck | Jess Granson

Jessica Granson

COO & General Counsel

Jessica oversees operations and legal affairs at SurgeonCheck. Prior to joining SurgeonCheck, she was an attorney in the New York and Charleston offices of K&L Gates LLP, where she represented mortgage portfolio lenders and servicers on secured and unsecured financial transactions. Jessica began her legal career in the D.C. office of Nixon Peabody LLP, where she represented major financial institutions and community development entities leveraging New Markets Tax Credit financing to support community revitalization efforts nationwide. She holds a J.D. from the University of Miami School of Law and a B.A. in Public Policy Studies from Duke University. When she is not working to grow SurgeonCheck’s impact, Jessica enjoys playing tennis and paddle, skiing (water and snow), hiking, biking, traveling, and taking her dog Charlie (who never misses a day in the office) on adventures.
SurgeonCheck | Tom Woolman

Tom Woolman

Director of Data Science

Tom leads SurgeonCheck’s data science. He is a senior data science practitioner with over 20 years of experience in statistical and econometric modeling, artificial intelligence applications, and generalized machine learning for both supervised and unsupervised predictions and classifications. Tom holds a B.S. in Information Systems from Drexel University, an M.S. in Data Science and Analytics from St. Joseph's University, an M.S. in Physical Science from Emporia State University, a graduate certificate in Geospatial Analysis from Emporia State University, and an M.B.A. with a concentration in Data Mining from St. Joseph's University. He is the sole author or lead author of nearly a dozen peer-reviewed data science research publications. He is a part-time adjunct professor for graduate-level data science courses including Optimization and Risk Assessment, Decision Methods and Modeling, Foundations of Data, Predictive Analytics and Advanced Analytics. Some of Tom’s free time is spent volunteering as an EMT for his local rural volunteer fire and rescue company, ATV riding, and working on his tree and pumpkin farm with his family including twin 9-year-olds.
SurgeonCheck | Frank Melvin

Frank Melvin IV

CIO

Frank oversees SurgeonCheck’s data and system architecture, architecture vision, and product development. His professional career began in public accounting after graduating with a B.S. from the University of Connecticut School of Business, and he transitioned to the IT profession shortly thereafter. Prior to joining the SurgeonCheck team, Frank held executive IT leadership roles with several Fortune 500 companies in the Healthcare, Insurance and Financial Services industries, focusing on enterprise and solutions architecture and IT solutions. His personal interests include family, church, fishing, and fitness.
SurgeonCheck | Ralph Trabachino

Ralph Trabachino

Systems Architect

Ralph focuses on software development and administration of servers and databases for SurgeonCheck. Over the last 25 years he has specialized in data integration, leveraging different database platforms. He has a vast skillset in database development, tuning of very large data volumes, web services, Unix Systems development, and network programming. Ralph earned a B.S. in Computer Science from Shippensburg University. In his free time, Ralph enjoys bicycling, the outdoors and spending time with his family.
SurgeonCheck | Dawn Seier

Dawn Seier

Data Analyst

Dawn focuses on data analysis and product development for SurgeonCheck. Throughout her more than 20 year career, she has developed software and database solutions in industries ranging from digital signal processor board manufacturing to consumer travel booking to business management tools. Dawn earned a B.S. in Mathematics and Computer Science from The Pennsylvania State University. In addition to exploring databases and business systems, Dawn enjoys activities with her family and church, healthy cooking, equestrian sports, and home improvement projects.
SurgeonCheck | Amanda Granson

Amanda Granson

Director of Business
Development & Marketing

Amanda oversees business development and marketing for SurgeonCheck. Previously, she served as a marketing and business development consultant for a cold-pressed juice start-up in Istanbul, Turkey. Earlier in her career, Amanda was an Associate in the CEO Practice of Spencer Stuart, a leadership consulting firm. In this role, she focused primarily on CEO succession planning for companies across all industries, as well as supported the Firm’s Leadership Advisory Services and Private Equity Practices. Amanda graduated from Duke University with a B.A. in History and a certificate in Markets & Management. While attending Duke, she was a member of the Division I women’s tennis team, won the team National Championship in 2009, and was an All-American. Amanda remains active in the tennis world and currently serves on the Nominating & Governance Committee for the International Tennis Hall of Fame. When she’s not in the office, Amanda enjoys playing tennis and golf, traveling (the more adventurous and far afield the better), biking, cooking, and learning about all things health and wellness.
SurgeonCheck | John Savchak

John Savchak

CFO

John serves as the CFO of SurgeonCheck. After graduating from Lehigh University with a B.S. in Accounting and Drexel University with an M.S. in Taxation, he spent 14 years as a Certified Public Accountant with Deloitte. Following his time with Deloitte, he founded a public accounting firm and served as CFO of Viamedia, LLC, a 240-million-dollar sales company. John is also a Certified Valuation Analyst. In his free time, John enjoys golfing, biking, and spending time at the beach.

Our Advisors

SurgeonCheck | Paul Schmitt

Paul Schmitt

Advisor

Paul is a seasoned board member, CEO, and venture capitalist with a 35-year track record of successfully building companies and commercializing complex, regulated life science technologies, primarily in collaboration with top tier universities and academic medical centers. As a venture capitalist and CEO, Paul has raised over $500 million in growth capital financings and has led numerous transactions including IPO's, mergers, acquisitions, divestitures, licenses and joint ventures. In 2016, Paul formed New Street Ventures LLC and has invested in Mureva, Cernostics Inc., SurgeonCheck LLC, and Bellrock Intelligence. New Street Ventures also provides advisory services to entrepreneurs and Health Care Systems seeking acquisitions and strategic partners. Paul currently serves on the Board of Directors at Mureva Phototherapy and as an Advisor for Bellrock Intelligence. In 2017, Paul was named a Trustee Emeritus of the Wistar Institute of Anatomy and Biology, where he served on the Board of Trustees since 2002. He earned a B.S. in Finance from Lehigh University – where he was on the lacrosse and football teams – and an M.B.A. from Rutgers University.

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