President & Founder, BowTie Medical
Firouz Daneshgari is an executive surgeon-scientist with clinical and investigative expertise in Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery (FPM&RS) who currently is Professor of Surgery at Case Western Reserve, and President and Founder of BowTie Medical, an innovative Health Care Company (www.bowtiemedical.com ) in Ohio. Dr. Daneshgari completed his medical and surgical training at Loyola University of Chicago (1987), University of Chicago (1991), University of Colorado (1997) and UT Southwestern (1998), and his executive MBA at Case Western Reserve University (2013). His employments have been with University of Colorado in Denver (Assistant Professor 1998-2001), Cleveland Clinic (Associate Professor 2001-2008), Upstate Medical University (Professor and Chairman of Department of Urology & Female Pelvic Surgery) and University Hospitals (Professor and Chairman of Urology Institute 2009-2014) and Case Western Reserve University. He is double board certified in Urology and FPM&RS and lives in Bath, Ohio with his wife (Kristin) and two children (Zal and Riya).
Accomplishments & Contributions – In addition to an active clinical practice, and leading a well-funded research team at each academic institution where he worked, Dr. Daneshgari accomplished and led implementation of several large scale and long term clinical and academic innovations that have changed the practice of Urology and FPM&RS. These innovative concepts and their execution have included:
- Formation of integrated and interdisciplinary care of women with Female Pelvic Floor Disorders among urologists and gynecologists. These efforts led to 2011 ACGME approval of FPM&RS as an board qualified independent subspeciality for urology and gynecology.
- Establishment of concept, infrastructure and design of training of a new generation of surgeon-scientists through several national initiatives with transition to fully supported program by the NIH through T-32 and K-12 grants. These have led to training of over 100 clinical fellows; post-doctoral fellows, residents and other post-graduate trainees from 8 countries and 5 continents.
- Formation of one of the most successful interdisciplinary research teams in FPM&RS, continuously funded by NIH and State and Federal agencies. In recognition of his contribution to the field, Dr. Daneshgari received the 2007 Paul Zmikind award for ‘Continuous contribution and excellence”. He has published over 100 peer reviewed articles and 25 book chapters, and serves on numerous leadership roles in academia.
Leadership & Innovation: As the 3rd Chairman of University Hospitals Urology program and Department of Urology at Case Western Reserve University and beginning in 2009, Dr. Daneshgari founded the “Urology Institute’ and led the largest expansion of the urology program at that Institution with: i) 250% growth in size of faculty, clinical enterprise and production, by transformation of the Department to an Institute with establishments of 12 Centers of Excellences; a leadership council; an administrative Core; and a marketing and outreach core. This has resulted to improve ranking in the annual US News & World Report from no ranking in 2009, to #49 (2010); #40 (2011), and #17 (2012) in the U.S; ii) 400% growth in research productivity including funded grants and publications, and inter/national presence, leading to improved ranking in Blue Ridge Institute for Medical Research ranking to #19 (2010), #16 (2011), #12 (2013) in the U.S, and iii) 350% increase in total contribution margin to University Hospitals Case Medical Center.
Since 2014, Dr. Daneshgari has focused his innovative work on growth of BowTie Medical (BTM) that functions as an integrator of innovative Care, Advice and Payment in Health care that would improve care engagement, health outcomes and lowers the cost of health care to 50% of current per capita spend. Under his leadership as its President, BTM has grown to near 30 employees. Dr. Daneshgari ‘s academic work continues to focus on his clinical, mentoring, and investigative work at Case Western Reserve University.