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National Bioskills Laboratories (NBL) is the nation’s only physician-founded, physician-focused bioskills laboratory offering full-service, wraparound training events that feature CrowdOptics IoT livestream technology. Founded on the passionate belief that the medical education experience directly impacts learning, adoption, and outcomes, NBL provides medical product companies and their physician guests with full-service planning and execution for training events, assuring relaxed and engaged physicians through a luxurious, professional, safe, and comfortable training environment with cutting-edge technology.

NBL’s founders are practicing, board-certified physicians and experienced peer-to-peer educators with more than 20 years’ experience in medical device and technique education and hands-on knowledge of devices. They’ve developed hundreds of Continuing Medical Education (CME) courses at medical schools, established a large pain management practice and helped to lead an international medical products company.

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What Makes Us Different

  • We offer CrowdOptic livestream technology, leapfrogging old training models to create a new, more comprehensive way of learning for the new millennium.
  • As physician-founded company, we passionately believe that there should be a better way for physicians to engage in hands-on training — close to home, comfortable, and convenient, and that leads to better outcomes for all involved.
  • We have a vision to improve medical education throughout the physician lifecycle and to speed adoption of the newest and best medical technology and technique to ensure better outcomes for product companies, doctors, and patients, by providing new and established physicians with critical hands-on training reinforced by exclusive IoT (Internet of Things) technology

National Bioskills Laboratories

  • Believes and invests in the power of technology to transform medical education and device training.
  • Is passionate about improved outcomes for clients.
  • Offers wrapround, customized event planning and execution services.
  • Is committed to top-tier standards of safety and credentials.
  • Is founded by physicians, for physicians, providing an optimal training environment and experience.

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President & CEO


Douglas A. Hampers, MD, MBA

Dr. Hampers is a board certified orthopedic surgeon. He successfully created his own private practice, Reflex Orthopedics & Sports Medicine, in Greensburg, PA in 2009 and was named by the Pittsburgh Tribune Review’s readers as one the top three orthopedic surgeons by 2012. He completed his residency in orthopedic surgery at the University of Pittsburgh, as well as, his sports medicine fellowship under the tutelage of world-renowned surgeon Dr. Freddie Fu in 2004. He was the first person to be accepted into a combined MD/MBA program at Dartmouth College and completed it in 1998. Dr. Hampers was elected in 2012 to serve as a board member for Cardiac Assist (dba TandemLife), an international medical products company based in Pittsburgh, PA, which was acquired by LivaNova (LIVN) in March 2018 for $250 million.

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Medical Director


Yeshvant Navalgund, MD

Dr. Navalgund has extensive experience in advancing medical device education and technique. He is a Board-Certified physician in Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine and Assistant Professor, West Virginia University, Department of Anesthesiology, and Adjunct Professor, University of Pittsburgh, School of Anesthesia. He is the author of many publications and serves on the Editorial Board of the Journal of Neuromodulation and is a Founding Member of the Pennsylvania Pain Society. He is also President & CEO of DNA Pain, and a Lecturer and Instructor for numerous national and international companies and societies. His hands-on knowledge of devices and experience as a peer-to-peer educator have helped to develop and customize the wraparound services offered by National Bioskills Laboratories.

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Vice President of Operations


James P. Funkhouser

Funkhouser@nationalbioskills.com (844) 625-5227 Ext. 701

An experienced manager and leader with an early career background in nuclear medicine, Jim Funkhouser oversees the day to day operations and management of our three national facilities and our highly experienced staff. A former Executive Director of the Tomayko Group, his experience with clinical staffing and recruiting means National Bioskills Laboratories hires only the best candidates who excel at providing outstanding service and event planning to our clients. An active Councilman in his local community, Jim’s leadership and organizational skills lend depth to the NBL leadership team.

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Chief Financial Officer


Kerry Rice, CPA

Rice@nationalbioskills.com

With an academic background in Accounting and Economics, Kerry Rice brings more than 20 years of financial experience to National Bioskills. His early experience in accounting and auditing gave him a solid background in the fundamental ways a successful company should operate, after which Kerry went on to work as a research analyst in investment banking. There he strengthened his understanding of how businesses should operate to maximize their full potential, leveraging his knowledge of revenue and spending patterns to develop detailed forecasts. Kerry serves as National Bioskills’ Chief Financial Officer and heads up the company’s financial team.

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Facility Manager, Pittsburgh


Kaelin Wiser

wiser@nationalbioskills.com (844) 625-5227 Ext. 704

With a background in radiology, Kaelin ensures that clients and their physician guests are treated the way they want to be treated: From making sure that specimens and equipment are on-site and training labs are prepped, to ensuring the facilities are sparklingly clean, to assisting guests with event and travel arrangements, Kaelin is responsible for the total comfort, luxury, and safety of attendees, creating a happy, relaxed atmosphere so physician attendees are primed for education and more receptive to learning, leading to better retention, adoption, and patient outcomes.

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Facility Manager, Dallas


Kenneth Thomas

thomas@nationalbioskills.com (844) 625-5227 Ext. 706

High-energy and talented at providing excellent event planning services while overseeing the many details of our busy Dallas facility, Kenneth ensures efficient, orderly, and successful training events for all Dallas area bookings. In addition to providing NBL’s signature wraparound event planning and customer service, Kenneth applies his background in specimen handling to a passionate commitment to ensuring top-tier standards of safety and credentials for NBL and all its clients, employees, and stakeholders.

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Sales Representative


Cary Roussel

Roussel@nationalbioskills.com (844) 625-5227 Ext. 700

In her recent professional experience with healthcare networks and wellness program management, Cary energetically developed and implemented new nationwide programs, managing network-provider relationships and fostering win-win outcomes for care providers and patients. With an academic background in Kinesiology and Exercise Science, Cary is a lifelong athlete, learner, and health and wellness advocate, passionate about the life-changing potential of medical devices. With specialized training in sports medicine, Cary brings a comprehensive understanding of the products and procedures involved in shoulder repair, meniscal repair, ACL reconstruction and orthobiologic products. In her early career, Cary garnered experience as an exercise physiologist with a focus on strength and conditioning, wellness coaching, and cardiac rehabilitation.

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Operations Manager


Erin Hall

Erin brings extensive background as a surgical technology expert to her role as Operations Manager at National Bioskills. A native of Colorado, Erin holds a degree in Surgical Technology and worked for more than 10 years as a surgical technician, a bioskills laboratory manager, and a lab services coordinator before assuming her current position at National Bioskills. Working closely with the Facility Managers, Erin uses her technological expertise to anticipate client needs and to ensure that every lab runs smoothly. Providing respectful, detail-focused customer service to clients and physicians is Erin’s hallmark and passion.

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Sales Representative


Cary Roussel

Roussel@nationalbioskills.com (844) 625-5227 Ext. 700

In her recent professional experience with healthcare networks and wellness program management, Cary energetically developed and implemented new nationwide programs, managing network-provider relationships and fostering win-win outcomes for care providers and patients. With an academic background in Kinesiology and Exercise Science, Cary is a lifelong athlete, learner, and health and wellness advocate, passionate about the life-changing potential of medical devices. With specialized training in sports medicine, Cary brings a comprehensive understanding of the products and procedures involved in shoulder repair, meniscal repair, ACL reconstruction and orthobiologic products. In her early career, Cary garnered experience as an exercise physiologist with a focus on strength and conditioning, wellness coaching, and cardiac rehabilitation.

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