Joseph Gulfo | CEO, Breakthrough Medical Innovations

Joseph V. Gulfo, MD, MBA, is the author of The Care Quotient: Transforming Business Through People and Innovation Breakdown: How the FDA and Wall Street Cripple Medical Advances. He is Executive Director and Professor of Health Sciences of the Lewis Center for Healthcare Innovation and Technology at Fairleigh Dickinson University. A Visiting Scholar at the Mercatus Center, he is the author of the white paper, The Proper Role of the FDA for the 21st Century. He teaches graduate cancer biology.


Dr. Gulfo has more than 25 years of experience in the biopharmaceutical and medical device industries. He served as President & CEO of MELA Sciences (2004-2013) and was Chairman of the Board (2011-2013). He recently testified in front of the Homeland Security and Government Affairs Committee on “Connecting Patients to New and Potential Life Saving Treatments” and his work has been published in WSJ, Forbes, CNBC, US News & World Report, and other national publications.