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Nicholas Pachuda, DPM

Nicholas Pachuda is the Executive Partner, Medical Devices at SCALE Healthcare.

Nick is a former Foot and Ankle Surgeon with extensive clinical experience and brings over 17 years of diverse senior healthcare business management experience to SCALE.  Most recently, he served as the leader and Worldwide Vice President of Orthopedic Innovation for the Johnson & Johnson Medical Device Group where he led strategic portfolio planning and external innovation across the global orthopedic franchise.  He prioritized key technology segments with an emphasis on cross-franchise and cross-sector transformational platform solutions.

Previously, Nick was the Global Director of Marketing, Business Development and New Ventures at Synthes, the world’s most comprehensive portfolio of orthopaedic trauma products and services.  He also led the Veterinary Device, and Geriatric Fracture Programs as well as creating and implementing a new Ambulatory Surgery Center Commercial business. He was the Global VP of Marketing for Scient’x Spine prior to their successful sale to Alphatec. He also held the position of VP Medical Education and Clinical Studies at Small Bone Innovations, Inc. where he led the medical education and training team and was responsible for the acquisition of Link NA and the STAR Total Ankle Replacement System enabling their exit to Stryker.

Nick is a graduate of the University of Pittsburgh and received his Doctor of Podiatric Medicine degree from the Pennsylvania School of Podiatric Medicine.  His surgical residency was at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey.  He completed an Orthopedic Trauma Fellowship in Germany and went on to clinical practice for ten years, prior to joining industry in 2003.

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