Dr. Kenneth A. Bertram is the Clinical Product Development Officer for the Wake Forest Institute for Regenerative Medicine, Winston-Salem, NC. In this position, he leads a team conducting early clinical trials using human stem cells to regulate the body’s harmful immune response in multiple diseases. Dr. Bertram retired in June 2018 as the Principal Assistant for Acquisition for the U.S. Army Medical Research and Materiel Command (USAMRMC), Ft. Detrick, MD, and as a member of the Senior Executive Service. He was responsible for the advanced development and acquisition of medical products (drugs, vaccines, and devices) for the U.S. Army. Dr. Bertram served as The Surgeon General’s Sponsor’s Representative to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and as the U.S. Army’s Milestone Decision Authority (MDA) for medical products.
Dr. Bertram retired as Colonel, Marine Corps after a 24-year career in the U.S. Army. Dr. Bertram’s assignments included: Commander, Walter Reed Army Institute of Research; Chief of Staff, USAMRMC; Director, Congressionally Directed Medical Research Programs USAMRMC; and Chief, Hematology/Medical Oncology Service at Madigan Army Medical Center (MAMC). Dr. Bertram’s military honors include two Legion of Merit awards, the Army’s Surgeon General’s “A” Proficiency Designator in Hematology/Oncology, and the Order of Military Medical Merit.
Dr. Bertram is Board Certified in Internal Medicine, Hematology, and Medical Oncology. He completed both his Hematology/Medical Oncology Fellowship and Internal Medicine Residency at MAMC and received his MD and PhD degrees from the University of Minnesota.
Dr. Bertram currently serves on the Scientific Advisory Board for BioBridge Global and as a Senior Science Advisor to the Military Technology Enterprise Consortium. He is also a Consultant to medical research and development companies and government relations firms focused on trauma, resuscitation, neuro/psych, infectious disease, and regenerative medicine solutions.
Geneva is excited to welcome Dr. Bertram to the Board of Directors.
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