Since earning his Bachelor’s degree from Northern Illinois University and his MBA from DePaul University, Jeff Aronin has been running at full steam ever since. What follows is a recap of an article about Jeff on Live Newspaper’s website.
Early on in his working life, Jeff was shadowing a doctor as the physician visited patients. One patient was a boy with frequent, ongoing seizures. Instead of defaulting to surgery, the physician decided to try drug therapy first. That was the beginning of Jeff Aronin’s fascination and respect for the power of pharmaceutical medicine. Jeff decided then and there to apply his considerable business knowledge to the creation of more effective drugs.
In 2000 Jeff Aronin founded the pharmaceutical startup Ovation Pharmaceuticals. Jeff’s approach was straightforward: Identify a patient need, next find science holding the promise of treatment, and then assemble, direct, and motivate a team to bring it to market efficiently. Just nine years later, Ovation sold to Lundbeck for $900-million. Lundbeck opted to keep Jeff on as CEO, thus avoiding any stumbles during the transition.
Jeff’s leadership qualities appear to be readily recognizable, as he has served as CEO of several health-sciences companies, among them: Harmony BioSciences, Castle Creek Pharmaceuticals, and Paragon Pharmaceuticals. Along the way, Jeff and his teams have gotten 13 new drugs approved — a remarkable feat in the drug industry.
Jeff Aronin is committed to growing the biotech industry in Chicago. Jeff founded the Chicago biotech incubator Matter, which currently has over 200 startups in development. Jeff enjoys sharing his experience, insights, and vision with budding entrepreneurs.
Jeff has spent the last decade at Paragon in the capacities of Chairman and CEO. Jeff’s rare combination of scientific vision, business acumen, and a focus on finding treatments for patients suffering from rare diseases has made Jeff a recognized leader in the industry.
Dr. Dov Rand is a practicing physician, medical director, and Bioidentical Hormone Specialist who founded the Healthy Aging Medical Center, which is located in New Jersey. He received his training from the Albert Einstein Medical Center in N.Y., and he is a practitioner of Peer-Review medicine, which means if his work can’t be supported by an article or medical journal he will abandon it. His compassionate bedside manner is known to many, and he is known to be a genuine human being who truly cares about the health of his patients. Many people look to Dr. Dov Rand as a role model, of sorts, and he works to not disappoint them.
Dr. Dov Rand is an author, along with everything else he does, and he is currently writing a book with the title of “It’s Not Too Late To Live Past 100.” He doesn’t believe that pills are the ultimate answer to help people reach their optimal health, and he works with his patients to help them better understand nutrition as well as ways to lose weight in a healthy manner. Some of the tools Dr. Dov Rand uses to help his patients include supplements, nutrition, fitness, and hormones, and what he employs in each individual case depends upon the physical examination of the patient as well as a consultation.
By employing only the most modern forms of treatment, Dr. Dov Rand has helped many patients who have come to him looking for a solution for their health. Through monitoring his patients very closely to identify what is working and what is not, he has been able to learn a lot about the entire process. His belief is that true health is discovered through integrative approaches, and along with all of the services he already offers, he doubles up as a certified practitioner of acupuncture who helps to relieve pain through the ages old practice. On top of this, Dr. Dov Rand employs a range of other treatments including steroid injections, cortisol injections, nerve blocks, and the HCG diet. Not only does the good doctor know how to treat his patients in order to relieve their pain and suffering, but he also understands that every patient sometimes just needs a caring person to offer them a hand.