About Prescient Medicine
About Prescient Medicine
The power to predict can strengthen the ability to heal and prevent disease. That’s why Prescient Medicine is dedicated to uncovering critical insights that enable more informed, more effective care. We see this as the next frontier in healthcare, and we’re passionate about bringing it to life today. The need is critical, the technology is ready, and the time is now.
Through our expertise in pharmacology, chemistry, pathology, pharmacogenomics, and toxicology, we’ve created powerful tests and analytics that deliver the right information necessary to make the correct choice at the appropriate time. Our genetic-based tests target patient outcomes and management in two key areas: medication interaction and medication efficacy. With actionable results in hand, physicians can better prescribe compatible therapies and also predict how a patient might react to potential treatment options.
And Prescient is just getting started. We’ve discovered that equipping doctors with deeper predictive intelligence opens the door to entirely new possibilities in personalized medicine. So we’re continuing to expand our industry-leading portfolio by building new procedures, kits, and online apps. We’re also partnering with device manufacturers and institutions to uncover new ways to harness the power of our advanced analytics.
It’s all in service of our belief that the next frontier in healthcare delivery has already arrived—and we’re honored to be among its pioneers.
Dr. Keri J. Donaldson
Chief Executive Officer & Medical Director
Dr. Keri Donaldson’s work as Medical Director and CEO of Prescient Medicine is fueled by an extensive background in the fields of pathology, genomics, and diagnostics. An active ad hoc reviewer and consultant, Dr. Donaldson has earned a reputation as an innovative member of the medical community and garnered key positions within respected institutions and national committees. Throughout his time with Penn State College of Medicine, he’s served as Assistant Professor of Pathology (also at Hershey Medical Center), Assistant Professor of Public Health Sciences (a joint appointment also at Hershey Medical Center), Assistant Professor of Medicine, and Assistant Professor of Biochemistry. He was certified as a diplomate of both the American Board of Pathology and the National Board of Medical Examiners, and is a frequent guest speaker at regional and national symposia. Dr. Donaldson holds a BS from Pennsylvania State University, an MD from Temple University School of Medicine, and a master of science in clinical epidemiology (MSCE) from the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine.
Dr. Kirk Taylor
Chief Medical Officer
Currently serving as Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Kirk Taylor brings more than 20 years of experience in the pharmaceutical industry and 12 years in clinical practice to Prescient. He has lead cross-functional teams covering many parts of the world including the US, Europe, Latin America, Canada, Africa, and Asia. He has held executive leadership positions at Pfizer, Actelion, Biogen, Alzheon, and Sanofi Genzyme focusing on late stage clinical development and medical affairs. Past duties have included strategic life cycle management, payer engagement, launch planning, clinical operations, medical field team design and deployment, product label negotiations, NDA preparation and filing, medical communication plans, scientific training, and thought leader engagement. Past therapeutic areas include neurology, psychiatry, ophthalmology, hemophilia, rare diseases, and pulmonary arterial hypertension. Dr. Taylor received his BA from Harvard University and his MD from SUNY Downstate. He completed his internship at Roosevelt Hospital Columbia University, his neurology residency at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine, and a postdoc in neuropathic pain and headache from UCSF. He was on faculty at UCSF in the Neurology Department before joining Pfizer, and saw patients for 12 years at the Urban Health Plan in the Bronx, New York. He also completed Executive MBA programs at Harvard Business School and INSEAD.
Director of Information Services
With more than 20 years of experience in systems development, implementation and integration, Brian Eichenberger delivers a wide range of expertise in his work with Prescient Medicine. He serves as head of the Technology Team in the development of laboratory information systems, analytics, and smart app platforms. His responsibilities include the vision, strategy, and implementation of all aspects of information technology, telecommunications, and client operations. Before joining Prescient Medicine, Brian held multiple leadership positions at CVS Health, including a Senior Director role in which he managed day-to-day client operations and technology development for an $18 billion client portfolio with a $300 million technology budget. His time spent supporting automating and initiatives within new health plan features, regulatory and compliance controls, disease management applications, prescription fulfillment, and adjudication solutions earned him multiple “CVS Breakthrough” awards in recognition of technology achievements and innovation. Brian has senior IT leadership expertise in various industries, both domestic and international. However, he gravitated towards healthcare early on, leading the Product Development Team on the initial start-up of the Global Healthcare Exchange (GHX) to develop innovative solutions to unique and complex challenges in the healthcare supply chain space. Brian has a BS in economics/accounting from the University of Illinois.
Director of Operations
Karen has spent over four decades working in administrative, regulatory, technical, and financial roles within the healthcare industry. She began her career with the Polyclinic Medical Center Blood Bank, serving in a variety of supervising capacities, before moving on to the University Hospital Blood Bank at Penn State Hershey Medical Center. As their Chief Technologist, she directed a staff of 25 nurses, clerks, and medical technologists and managed the facility’s blood and blood component inventory. Before joining Prescient as Director of Operations, Karen spent more than 10 years with the Penn State Hershey Medical Center—first as the Assistant Manager for Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, and ultimately serving as the department’s Operations Director. Her responsibilities in that role included preparation and oversight of the budget, management of various regulatory activities, and the direction of 17 laboratories with approximately 310 employees. Karen is certified by the American Society of Clinical Pathologists, and was a member of the American Association of Blood Banks. She received her BA and graduate degree in biology from Messiah College and Wake Forest University, respectively. She also has a graduate certificate in computer information systems.
Dr. Dave Cardamone
A frequent lecturer at prominent medical associations and educational institutions, Dave has more than 18 years of experience with the Hospital of University of Pennsylvania. His roles have ranged from Lead Medical Technologist to Manager of Clinical Chemistry, and he was instrumental in bringing a range of new assays to the University laboratory—including STAT testing for adrenal vein sampling and improved testing for dialysis patients. Over the course of his professional career, Dave has been featured in over 20 industry publications. He is committed to meeting clients’ needs by providing customized toxicology panels, and holds a special passion for bringing rapid phenylketonuria testing to the market. He holds a BS in clinical laboratory science from Neumann University, an MS in clinical chemistry from West Chester University, and a PhD from the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey.
Director of Business Development
John brings to Prescient over 20 years of successful selling and marketing of experiences within the healthcare industry. John has worked for top IVD companies including Sysmex, Siemens, Bio-Rad, Quest, and Abbott. His work began in sales and he soon found himself in ever increasing roles of responsibility—Area Account Manager, Regional Instrument Specialist, Corporate Account Manager, and field based marketing. John has spent the last eight years in marketing roles covering the America’s, and has successfully launched medical devices and assays throughout this region. During this time, he managed distribution relationships with partners in North and South America, and played a major part in global development teams working on next generation medical devices. John offers true passion and a wealth of experience in facilitating clinical trials for IVD companies. He holds a BS in business administration/marketing from Frostburg State University.
John A. Luzzi
Managing Director - Midwest
John offers over 25 years of experience as a VP of sales operations and product development in the payment processing and medical billing sectors. He has provided consulting for multiple lab development companies including Gene Align, Auto Genomics, New Wave Biosciences, and custom physician-owned labs. He specializes in DNA and toxicology equipment, panel advice, and sales training. His acute understanding of lab equipment, DNA test panels, lab test reimbursement, and the related sales and marketing strategies make John an invaluable part of the Prescient Medicine Midwest Team.
Matthew Judge Sullivan
Managing Director - Northeast
Matthew’s impressive career includes over 25 years of commercial experience with high-growth laboratory service and medical device diagnostic businesses. He has led teams for Abbott Laboratories, i-STAT Corporation, Baxter Healthcare, Ameritox, Quest Diagnostics, and Laboratory Corporation of America. His proven leadership in marketing, strategic planning and acquisition, managed care and reimbursement, and a variety of sales arenas allowed him to find success in scaling startups to exit, as well as running Fortune 500 business units. A founding member with the i-STAT corporation, Matthew helped establish their leadership in the critical point-of-care testing market and led their $460M integration with Abbott Laboratories. He was instrumental in scaling Ameritox in the Northeast region, working to institutionalize the sales process and expand the customer-facing team. Under his leadership, sales and profit tripled—resulting in almost a billion dollar capitalization by 2011. While at Quest Diagnostics, Matthew reviewed and implemented changes to the strategic marketing plan for the new pain drug monitoring expansion, and led the tactical implementation of the new business unit. He also engineered the growth of the sales team, which resulted in a 100% increase in top line sales in one year. Prior to joining Prescient Medicine, he was an Area Director of Business Development with P/L responsibility of $320M and a team of forty sales managers, sales representatives, and account managers with Laboratory Corporation of America. Matthew is a graduate of Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania.
With over 15 years of direct sales experience in the healthcare industry, Jason has a proven track record as a dynamic sales professional. His impact at startups such as Vision BioSystems (later bought by Leica BioSystems) and GenMark Diagnostics included dramatically increased market share and surpassed sales goals—and he successfully built each of his regions from the ground up, creating multimillion-dollar revenue generators. Jason’s expertise in Six Sigma and Miller Heiman methodologies allowed him to move into management and training positions within larger organizations, from Dako North American to Leica BioSystems. His commitment to providing the absolute best customer service experience to his clients has helped Prescient rapidly expand its customer base and become a national leader in customer service support. Jason earned his bachelors of science from Penn State University.
Human Resources Manager
Committed to cultivating a richly diverse environment, Keely serves as Human Resources Manager for Prescient Medicine. Her previous experience spans across multiple industries including manufacturing, private practice, and law. She has had the opportunity to work with several start-ups, establishing best practices in the areas of recruitment, talent management, compliance, and employee relations. With a masters in industrial organizational psychology from the Chicago School and a BA in psychology from St. Bonaventure, Keely thrives on bringing out the best in our employees and our culture. She has worked to establish protocols for hiring and onboarding top talent, and has streamlined Human Resource functions to establish a remote workforce that operates as a tight-knit team.
Dr. Laurence M. Demers
Senior Scientific Advisor
A clinical biochemist at Prescient Medicine, Dr. Laurence M. Demers (DABCC, FACB) is an accomplished researcher, author of medical texts, and clinical trial investigator—within both the pharmaceutical and in vitro diagnostic industries. His research is concentrated in molecular diagnostics, laboratory automation, thyroid disease, metabolic bone disease and breast cancer, leading to authorship on over 720 publications. Dr. Demers’s past and present board memberships include standouts such as President of the American Association for Clinical Chemistry, President of the National Academy of Clinical Biochemistry, the founding Director of Clinical Chemistry at the M.S. Hershey Medical Center, founding Director of the Core Endocrine Laboratory in the Pennsylvania State University Hospital, Chairman of the Board of Trustees of Merrimack College, and Director of the Pennsylvania State Clinical Research Center Core Laboratory. A diplomate of the American Board of Clinical Chemistry and a fellow of the National Academy of Clinical Biochemistry, Dr. Demers holds a PhD in biochemistry from the State University of New York and an AB in biology from Merrimack College—where in 2011 he was awarded an honorary doctor of science. Dr. Demers is a distinguished professor emeritus of medicine and pathology at the Pennsylvania State University College of Medicine.