Michael McGarry has over 25 years of experience in US and global healthcare developing innovative programs and medical devices from prototype through FDA approval within small start-up organizations and Fortune 500 medical companies.
Prior to joining OxfordVR, Michael was the President of Forvida, a consulting firm focused on driving efficiency in the development and adoption of early-stage digital health solutions in partnership with mid to large sized health systems.
Before this, Michael worked as the Director, Innovations Accelerator Team, at Ascension, the largest non-profit health care provider in the United States with facilities in 26 states, 150,000+ associates, and approximately 18 million patient visits annually. In this role, Michael was responsible for the evaluation of technologies and development of new business models focusing on how to meet health-related needs in the future in a way that extends beyond hospitals and clinics.
Previously, Michael managed the design, development and launch of a custom remote patient monitoring system for Alere Medical to improve care for patients with chronic conditions such as congestive heart failure, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and diabetes.
Michael has been responsible for the design, development and clinical evaluation of numerous therapeutic cardiovascular products and directed physician training for and market evaluation of products in both the U.S. and Europe.
Michael has a Bachelor of Science degree in Biomedical Engineering from Northwestern University, an MBA from Indiana University Kelley School of Business and has several published patents and publications.